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The University of Southampton

Southampton ranked first in the UK for Civil and Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Published: 7 September 2020
Civil Engineering student
Civil Engineering at Southampton has placed in the Guardian's top 10 over the last 10 years.

The University of Southampton has ranked number one in the UK for both Civil Engineering and Electrical & Electronic Engineering in the 2021 Guardian University Guide.

Overall, Southampton ranked 23rd out of the 121 universities listed and feature in the top 10 across five other subjects, including:

The ranking for Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Southampton continues a run of 11 consecutive years in the UK top 10 in the Guardian Guide, placing first from 2011-14 and again from 2016-17.

Civil Engineering has now been ranked in the Guardian’s UK top 10 for seven consecutive years and Mechanical Engineering has featured in the UK top 10 in 10 of the last 12 years including four consecutive years at number one (2010-2013).

Professor Phil Nelson, Interim Dean of Engineering and Physical Sciences commented: “Being ranked first for both Civil and Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and sixth for Mechanical Engineering, is a massive tribute to the hard work over many years of our University’s staff and students. It also shows how our well-established strength in research can be used to underpin a first class experience for undergraduate students.”

The Guardian University Guide is entirely focused on undergraduate study, with rankings based around criteria of entry tariffs, student satisfaction, graduate prospects, student-staff ratio and university spend per student. Unlike other rankings, the Guide places a greater emphasis on its subject tables to inform each institution’s overall ranking.


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