RANK 2020

INSTITUTION 

Guardian score/100

15 Coventry 70.6
17 Lincoln 69.2
24 Southampton 64.9
31 Swansea 62.9
38 Cardiff 61.4
42 Royal Holloway 59
45 Sheffield 58.5
47 Northumbria 57.6
59 Ulster 53.9
61 De Montfort 53.3
65 Kent 52.7
66 Essex 52.6
68 London South Bank 52.2
78 Bangor 49.4
89 Sunderland 46.5
90 Greenwich 46.1
93 Northampton 44.7
92 Hertfordshire 45.5
98 South Wales 42.5
99 Anglia Ruskin 41.9
106 West of Scotland 38.1
109 Middlesex 36.8
111 London Met 35.1
113 Cardiff Met 34.1
117 Canterbury Christ Church 32.5

Agriculture. Forestry and

food 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

4 Bangor 84.6
5 Cardiff Met 80.4
8 Newcastle 77
9 Reading 76.5
14 Cumbria 64.4

American Studies

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

2 Swansea 95.6
3 Sussex 92.2
8 Essex 73.7
14 Kent 37.3

Anatomy & Physiology 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

4 Cardiff 86.9
6 Glasgow 84.3
21 Ulster 61.2
23 Bangor 50.6

Anthropology

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

2 St Andrews 94.8
7 Queen’s, Belfast 83.8
14 Sussex 48.5
17 Kent 44.6

Architecture 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

3 Sheffield 90
510 Coventry 87.5
7 Cardiff 82.8
9 Northumbria 79.4
23 Greenwich 68.8
29 Cardiff Met 63.6
35 De Montfort 60.4
41 Kent 55.5
47 Ulster 50.1
51 Anglia Ruskin 33.6

Arts

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

7 London Met 75.8
11 University of the Arts London 74
17 Lincoln 71.2
32 Sunderland 62.4
33 Southampton 61.8
36 Coventry 59.8
43 Middlesex 56
45 Kent 55.2
61 Cardiff Met 43.6
65 Hertfordshire 30.8

Biosciences 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

7 Ulster 86.7
11 Lincoln 83.9
18 York 80.6
27 Southampton 76.6
46 Sheffield 70.1
51 Sussex 68.8
52 Swansea 68.2
55 Cardiff 67.7
61 Kent 66.4
65 Coventry 65.1

Building and town and country

planning 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

4 Coventry 86.8
6 Sheffield 79.9
9 Anglia Ruskin 77.4
15 Cardiff 70.2
18 London South Bank 66.4
19 South Wales 66.3
20 Northumbria 66.1
28 Ulster 56.5
39 Westminster 44.5
40 Greenwich 42.6

Business, Management &

Marketing 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

10 Southampton 80.1
15 Coventry 75.6
18 Buckingham 73.7
21 Cardiff 72.9
43 De Montfort 68.5
48 Sussex 67.4
58 Chester 65
74 Kent 61.9
81 Essex 58.6
89 Northampton 56.2

Chemistry

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

8 Sussex 90.5
23 Southampton 76
24 Sheffield 75.9
27 Greenwich 72.7
41 Northumbria 59.1
44 Bangor 57.7
45 West of Scotland 57.1
48 Kent 55.5
50 Cardiff 53.4
53 South Wales 46.6

Classics & Ancient  history

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

7 Royal Holloway 78.9
12 Swansea 58
23 Cardiff 34.6
24 Kent 31.4

Computer Science & Information

systems 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

17 Southampton 77.1
18 Swansea 77
19 Royal Holloway 76.7
21 York 76.3
22 Sheffield 75.9
27 Cardiff 73.6
33 Coventry 69.5
39 Lincoln 67.5
70 Northumbria 59
73 Kent 58

Dentistry 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

5 Cardiff 67
9 Sheffield 47.4

Design & Crafts 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

10 Northumbria 79.4
44 Southampton 62.7
40 Cardiff Met 64.7
49 Kent 57.5
20 Coventry 73.5
26 University of the Arts London 70.2
53 Northampton 56.8
46 Middlesex 59.8
63 Hertfordshire 51.7
12 Lincoln 78.5

Drama & Dance 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

16 Sussex 84.4
26 Kent 80.2
1 Essex 100
40 Royal Holloway 75.3
55 Middlesex 70.2
22 Lincoln 81.7
46 Coventry 73.7
48 University of the Arts London 72.8
84 Canterbury Christ Church 49.9

Earth & Marine Sciences

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

20 Royal Holloway 74.28
16 Southampton 78.1
28 Cardiff 68
30 Bangor 62

Economics

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

34 Coventry 74.1
45 Kent 70.4
63 Cardiff Met 56.7
40 York 72.5
59 Ulster 61.8
12 Essex 84
50 Sussex 67
47 Sheffield 68.4
13 Middlesex 83.9
46 Southampton 69.1

Education

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

8 Southampton 88.9
41 York 70.3
2 Sunderland 93.2
1 West of Scotland 100
9 Northumbria 88.8
26 Sheffield 77
60 Chester 65.2
27 Hertfordshire 76.9
52 Canterbury Christ Church 67.6
43 Bedfordshire 69.7

Engineering Chemical

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

14 Sheffield 45.5
23 Swansea 35.6
11 West of Scotland 51.4
19 London South Bank 43.4

Engineering Civil

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

5 Southampton 88
13 Sheffield 79.9
33 Ulster 65.1
35 Coventry 63.8
14 Greenwich 79.5
3 West of Scotland 91.7
21 Cardiff 73.7
36 Swansea 60.4
44 Anglia Ruskin 55.7
18 South Wales 77.2

Engineering, Electronic &

Electrical

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

6 Southampton 87.5
15 York 73.8
38 Sheffield 53
32 Cardiff 57.4
40 Kent 52.3
24 Bangor 64.5
10 Hertfordshire 78.8
9 Ulster 80.8
12 Manchester 77.6

Engineering general

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

17 Northampton 60.6
9 Swansea 76.7
10 Greenwich 75.9

Engineering, Material & Mineral

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

6 Swansea 63.4
4 Sheffield 67.4

Engineerig mechanical

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

11 Southampton 79.4
38 Sunderland 67.2
21 Cardiff 73.7
3 Coventry 92.8
59 Manchester Met 49.5
53 Anglia Ruskin 56.3
32 Sussex 69
34 Swansea 68.6
33 De Montfort 68.9
57 City 51.9

English & Creative writing 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

39 Southampton 74.9
16 Kent 82.6
14 Sussex 83.8
28 Sheffield 77.9
19 Royal Holloway 81.4
16 Coventry 82.6
12 Buckingham 86
8 York 91
94 Essex 54.3
86 Northampton 62

Fashion & Textiles

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

24 Westminster 67
36 Southampton 55
23 Coventry 68.1
29 Cardiff Met 63.4
7 De Montfort 84.4
16 University of the Arts London 73.4
38 Middlesex 53
34 Sunderland 58
25 Manchester Met 65.1
39 South Wales 51.7

Film Production & Photography 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

4 Coventry 95.9
5 Glasgow 95.3
13 York 86.4
2 Ulster 96.9
10 Royal Holloway 88.1
24 Middlesex 79.2
12 University of the Arts London 87.7
16 Hertfordshire 82.9
55 Essex 61.4
19 Westminster 81.9

Forensic science & archaeology

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

7 York 78.5
26 Cardiff 59.8
15 Southampton 71.7
9 Sheffield 76.3
24 Kent 62
20 Chester 66.8
17 De Montfort 69.6
28 Lincoln 57.9
18 Nottingham 69.2
19 Greenwich 68.1

Geography & environmental

studies

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

21 Sussex 77.7
34 Royal Holloway 71.1
28 Cardiff 75
16 Southampton 79.2
10 Coventry 85.2
56 Bangor 58.6
51 Sheffield 60.6
36 York 70.8
59 Hertfordshire 53.5
26 Swansea 75.6

Health professions

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

5 Cardiff 88.2
12 Southampton 83.5
7 Northampton 87.2
32 Swansea 75.5
4 Exeter 91.1
64 Anglia Ruskin 58.7
1 South Wales 100
27 Coventry 76.6
21 Northumbria 78.1
48 Hertfordshire 67.4

History

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

22 York 72.8
24 Kent 72.5
59 Cardiff 60.3
20 Royal Holloway 73.4
11 Sussex 79.2
28 Sheffield 71.8
48 Southampton 65.2
21 De Montfort 73.3
64 Coventry 57.8
70 Essex 53.3

History of art

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

17 Kent 54
6 York 82.7
8 Sussex 76.5
1 St Andrews 100
9 Leeds 75.3

Hospitality, event management

& tourism

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

3 Coventry 89.3
8 De Montfort 84.2
21 Chester 74.4
17 Westminster 78.4
23 Northampton 72.6
1 Lincoln 100
15 Greenwich 79.5
41 Cardiff Met 60.7
9 Sunderland 82.8
39 Middlesex 61.8

Journalism, publishing &

public relations

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

4 Cardiff 87.9
51 Sheffield 54.5
7 Lincoln 81.2
17 Kent 72.7
54 Westminster 51.5
8 Coventry 79.8
22 De Montfort 68.5
20 Hertfordshire 69.4
38 Ulster 59.5
28 Gloucestershire 63.3

Law

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

17 York 78.6
16 Kent 78.9
51 Sussex 69
27 Southampton 73.3
20 Bangor 76.8
82 Anglia Ruskin 56.1
38 Cardiff 71.1
40 Sheffield 70.9
35 Northumbria 71.6
80 Essex 56.7

Mathematics

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

16 Greenwich 75.6
44 Coventry 61.5
21 South Wales 70.9
11 Southampton 77.5
24 Sussex 69.1
54 Swansea 56
50 Royal Holloway 58.4
59 Chester 49.8
26 York 67.8
51 Hertfordshire 57.4

Media & film studies 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

3 Southampton 93.8
6 Cardiff 89.8
35 Coventry 68.6
5 Swansea 90.5
16 Royal Holloway 77.4
58 Sussex 57.8
31 Lincoln 69.2
46 Westminster 62.8
74 Anglia Ruskin 49.5
63 Bangor 55.1

Medicine

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

18 Cardiff 69.8
4 Swansea 95.3
28 Southampton 53.3
24 Sheffield 59.4
7 Glasgow 88.5
1 Oxford 100

Modern Languages &

linguistics 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

24 Sussex 67.9
8 Southampton 81.1
51 Coventry 48.4
17 Nottingham 72
44 Kent 57.1
50 York 48.6
41 Sheffield 58.6
42 Swansea 58.3
33 Bangor 63.8
14 Cardiff 73.2

Music

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

49 Sheffield 67.5
1 Southampton 100
60 Sussex 58.3
23 Bangor 82.3
25 Royal Holloway 80.7
12 York 87.7
64 Middlesex 55.8
16 Cardiff 86.4
11 Ulster 88.7
42 Coventry 69.6

Nursing &midwifery 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

64 Sheffield 53.1
4 Coventry 90.4
51 York 59.9
34 Southampton 67.2
19 Cardiff 73.6
19 Northampton 73.6
31 Chester 68.3
7 Swansea 82.2
44 South Wales 64.7
25 Middlesex 70.9

Pharmacy &

pharmacology 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

2 Ulster 98.8
7 Cardiff 86.7
29 De Montfort 69.5
30 Sunderland 68.7
23 Hertfordshire 74.7
37 London Met 53.5

Philosophy

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

4 Southampton 88.6
17 Sussex 69.7
25 Hertfordshire 61.2
35 Kent 47.8
27 Anglia Ruskin 60.4
15 Sheffield 71.2
41 Royal Holloway 40.3
28 York 59.6
38 Essex 43.1
39 Cardiff 41.3

Physics 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

35 Hertfordshire 68.3
19 Sussex 79.7
12 Cardiff 86.1
13 Southampton 84.5
36 Sheffield 67
26 York 74.8
17 Royal Holloway 81.4
43 Kent 55.2
7 Swansea 87.9
5 Leeds 89.2

Politics

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

33 Kent 66.7
17 Bath 71.8
23 Coventry 68.2
24 York 68
22 Swansea 68.5
34 Essex 66.6
51 Southampton 60
59 Royal Holloway 57
37 Sheffield 65.4
46 De Montfort 61.6

Psychology

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

1 St Andrews 100
24 York 68
51 Southampton 60
58 Cardiff 57.9
59 Royal Holloway 57
33 Kent 66.7
49 Sussex 61.1
37 Sheffield 65.4
32 Lincoln 66.8
77 West of Scotland 34.8

Religious studies and

theology

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

21 Kent 55.5
5 Durham 83.7
19 Cardiff 56.1
15 Chester 62.7
25 Canterbury Christ Church 43.2
12 Leeds 70.7

Social policy &

administration

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

4 Kent 90.2
20 York 75.7
9 Swansea 87.2
23 Ulster 74.3
25 Nottingham 73.8
30 Bedfordshire 55.2
12 Strathclyde 85.6
19 Bangor 76.1
3 Coventry 91.8
27 Anglia Ruskin 64.2

Social work

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

19 Swansea 81.4
7 Sussex 91.2
58 Middlesex 55.7
39 Kent 70.4
29 York 75.7
32 Coventry 73.3
37 Northumbria 70.5
27 Lincoln 76.2
36 West of Scotland 71.4
43 Hertfordshire 69

Sociology 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

33 Northampton 70.8
59 Sussex 62.9
17 Sheffield 76.5
49 Kent 65.5
74 Royal Holloway 52.9
55 Southampton 63.5
38 West of Scotland 67.7
61 York 61.9
23 Coventry 73.6
46 Cardiff 65.7

Sports science 

Rank 2020

Institution

Guardian score/100

47 Hertfordshire 57.6
15 Bangor 80.4
12 Middlesex 65.2
62 Kent 47.8
35 Chester 63.2
23 Lincoln 71.1
42 Cardiff Met 59.8
30 Coventry 66
76 Northampton 31.7
18 Swansea 76