Sunday Times 2013 University League Table Top 20

Sunday Times League Table 2013

This is just the Top 20 rather than the full table (which is now available (paid access) on the Sunday Times website). There are some big changes with Heriot Watt and Birmingham Universities both enjoying big leaps.

(Note that this is the table published in 2012. The 2014 table, published in 2013, can be found here.)

The top 20 is below:

(last year’s position in brackets)

1 (1) University of Cambridge
2 (2) University of Oxford
3 (5) University of Bath
4 (3) Durham University
5 (6) University of St Andrews
6 (4) LSE
7 (9) University of Exeter
8 (14) Imperial
9 (31) Heriot Watt
10 (8) Warwick
11 (10) Bristol
12 (11) Loughborough
13= (7) UCL
13= (25) Birmingham
15 (15=) University of York
16 (18) Lancaster
17 (12) Newcastle
18 (13) Sheffield
19= (26) Cardiff
19=(20) University of Glasgow

(University of Nottingham slips down from 15= to 22nd place)
It’s not entirely clear why there are such dramatic leaps in and out of the Top 20 but it does raise some questions about the methodology here. The impact of one year changes to National Student Survey scores and employment rates, both of which can be exaggerated by the scaling used here, would seem to be at the heart of this.

On the plus side you can plat with the tables to create your own until you get the outcome you wish.

Exeter is the ‘University of the Year’.

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