Rankings and league tables

We’re committed to the continued improvement of our excellent research, teaching, employability and student experience. Rankings provide independent recognition of areas we’re proud of as a university, and the progress we’re constantly striving to deliver.

*Measured by % positivity based on Q1-24 for all institutions listed in the Guardian University Guide league tables.

Employability rankings

*UK domiciled graduates of full-time, undergraduate qualifications, in full-time employment, from higher education institutions tracked by the Guardian Newspaper, when data published in the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey is analysed and used to create a ranking.

UK rankings at a glance

Key subject rankings by international league table

QS World University Subject Rankings 2023

International positionUK positionSubject
15th1stHospitality and leisure management
16th4thPetroleum engineering

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (Shanghai Ranking)

We are 2nd for hospitality and tourism management in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022. We also ranked in the top 100 for the following subjects:

  • Computer science
  • Electrical engineering
  • Management
  • Nursing
  • Sociology
  • Telecommunication engineering.

Times Higher Education World Subject Rankings 2023


We are ranked 64th in the world for law


We are ranked 67th in the world for business and economics