Southampton on the rise in UK league tables
The University of Southampton has consolidated its position in the top 15 universities in the UK with excellent performances in the country’s latest league tables.
Southampton is now 14th in both the Complete University Guide and the Guardian University Guide, scoring two number one ratings for Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and Media & Film Studies in The Guardian.
Southampton has risen two places this year to reach 14th overall out of 126 universities in the Complete University Guide’s 2016 institutional rankings. In addition, the Guide places the University in the top 10 in 14 subject areas:
- Electrical & Electronic Engineering - 3
- Civil Engineering - 4
- Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering - 5
- Aural & Oral Sciences - 5
- Mechanical Engineering - 5
- General Engineering - 6
- Anthropology - 7
- Education - 7
- Social Policy - 7
- Computer Science - 8
- Linguistics - 8
- Communication & Media Studies - 10
- German - 10
- Iberian Languages – 10
Once again this year, Southampton remains in the top 10 within all five of the Guide’s engineering subject lists with Aeronautical & Manufacturing, Civil, Electrical & Electronic and Mechanical Engineering all featuring in the top 10 every year since the Complete University Guide was first published in 2008.
Click here to read the full results of the 2016 Complete University Guide.
Southampton’s rise of five places in the Guardian University Guide coincides with the University’s return to the top spot for Electrical & Electronic Engineering marking the eight time in 11 years the University has led that particular subject table. Southampton climbed from 9 last year to claim the top spot for Media & Film Studies.
The news is also good 11 other subject areas in The Guardian where Southampton scores top 10 placings in:
- Education - 3
- Civil Engineering - 4
- Mechanical Engineering – 4
- English & Creative Writing – 5
- Computer Science & Information Systems – 7
- Fashion & Textiles – 8
- Modern Languages & Linguistics – 8
- Philosophy – 8
- Health Professions – 10
- Music – 10
- Psychology – 10
Mechanical Engineering has featured in the top 10 within the Guide for 11 consecutive years and the University has featured in the top 10 for Computer Science & Information Systems for 10 successive years.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Don Nutbeam, says: “Once again, as a comprehensive university and a member of the Russell Group of world-leading universities, we are delighted to be ranked among the top 15 of the UK’s universities. Our numerous top 10 places across a wide range of subject areas this year, including number one for Electrical & Electronic Engineering and for Media & Film Studies, is evidence of our success in education as we continue to provide the very best student experience.”
Click here to access the full 2016 Guardian University Guide.