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Ocean and Earth Science rises 14 places into the top 10 in The Guardian University Guide

Published: 29 May 2018
Ocean and Earth Science students

Ocean and Earth Sciences has risen 14 places in the subject level league tables in the 2019 Guardian University Guide, published this morning (Tuesday, 29 May).

This see’s Ocean and Earth Science placed 8th in the Russell Group.

The University has also risen 12 places overall to 23 and this also follows our recent return to the top 20 in the 2019 Complete University Guide with further improvement anticipated in the QS World University Rankings due for publication on 6 June.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Christopher Snowden commented,

I welcome the improvement in our University’s ranking in the Guardian University Guide, following on from our six place rise in the Complete University Guide rankings, reflecting our strategic focus on quality.”

The Guardian University Guide, which ranks 121 UK institutions, is entirely focused on undergraduate study and experience. Rankings are based around the familiar criteria of entry tariffs, student satisfaction, graduate prospects, student-staff ratio and university spend per student. It also provides an overall ‘value added’ score (out of 10).

The Guardian Guide also ranks UK universities by subject in over 50 areas. We’ll have more information on these placings very soon.


Further Insights

  • Ranked 4th overall for ‘Satisfied with their course’ in subject rankings and 2nd in Russell Group
  • Ranked 8th for ‘Career after 6 months’ in Russell Group in subject rankings
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I chose Southampton because of the outstanding facilities for Ocean and Earth sciences, and the university’s reputation for excellence in teaching and research.
Callum RolloMSci Geophysics
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