Southampton confirms top 20 status amongst UK universities
The University of Southampton has consolidated its position amongst the UK?s top 20 institutions by placing 19th overall in the 2015 Guardian University Guide. The climb of five places in The Guardian follows Southampton?s rise to 16th in the recent table published by the Complete University Guide.
The news is also good for the University in the The Guardian’s subject tables where Southampton is placed in the top 10 in 12 subjects:
- Art 7
- Civil Engineering 5
- Computer Sciences and IT 8
- Education 10
- Electrical & Electronic Engineering 2
- English & Creative Writing 10
- Fashion & Textiles 9
- Forensic Science & Archaeology 9
- Modern Languages & Linguistics 4
- Mechanical Engineering 2
- Media & Communications 9
- Nursing & Midwifery 8
Southampton consistently performs well in The Guardian in a number of these subjects including Mechanical Engineering which has featured in the top 10 within the Guide for 10 consecutive years. Nursing & Midwifery and Computer Science and IT have each made the top 10 for nine successive years.
Once again, as a comprehensive university with a wide range of subject areas, and a member of the Russell Group of world-leading universities, we are delighted to see Southampton placed amongst the top institutions in these subjects, as well as being placed 19th overall.
With its emphasis on undergraduate study, the Guardian University Guide is a particularly strong indicator of our success in education as we continue to strive to provide the very best student experience at Southampton. We will continue to increase our effort to improve upon our position and the world class experience that can be expected from one of the world’s leading universities.
The Complete University Guide
In May of this year, Southampton climbed four positions in the latest Complete University Guide and is 16th out of 123 universities in the 2015 ranking. There are 37 subject areas in the Guide and Southampton is placed as top 20 in 24 of them, with 12 subjects where the University is top 10:
- Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 4
- Aural & Oral Sciences 7
- Civil Engineering 4
- Communication & Media Studies 9
- Electrical & Electronic Engineering 3
- French 10
- General Engineering 9
- Geology 10
- Iberian Languages 7
- Marketing 9
- Mechanical Engineering 9
- Nursing 3