Published: 28 April 2015

Mathematics continues to rise up league tables

The Complete University Guide 2016 reveals that Mathematics has moved up one place, consolidating its position within the UK top 20.

According to the latest league table, Mathematics at Surrey ranks at 19th place – up from 20th last year – confirming its continuous improvement. This builds on the subject’s success in the other major league tables, including The Guardian University Guide 2015, which saw Surrey leap up 16 places to 15th among UK universities.

Overall, the University has risen four places in the Complete University Guide 2016 to become eighth best university into the UK, reflecting the level of investment Surrey has put into learning and teaching across the board.

The Complete University Guide is based on performance in a number of key areas including student satisfaction, entry standards, graduate job prospects and quality of research. Surrey’s Mathematics programmes score particularly highly for student satisfaction: in the National Student Survey (NSS), Mathematics at Surrey has consistently achieved over 90 per cent student satisfaction in the past five years, with a near-perfect score of 97 per cent recorded in 2013 for ‘satisfaction with course’.

Professor Ian Roulstone, Head of Surrey’s Department of Mathematics, said, “We are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of learning and teaching in Mathematics, and it’s pleasing to see that we are steadily rising up the league tables.

“Our focus on industrial relevance across our programmes, and our renowned Professional Training placement programme, help us to attract the top students and turn out graduates who are in great demand in today’s workplace.”

The league table, full methodology and other information are available on the Complete University Guide website.


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