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UK University Guide 2020-2021

Evaluate the UK university of your choice with this comprehensive UK university guide!

Being home to some of the world's best universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London and University College London (UCL), which are all ranked amongst the top ten in the world, the UK is certainly one of the top choices of a student to pursue their higher studies. 

Given rankings play an important role when deciding on a university where to pursue your studies, you should always check for all parameters important to you. 2021 UK University Guide is a great way to get started. This guide consists of independent UK university rankings, course information and expert advice for all students. Besides this, the league tables are a blessing – you can check for UK university rankings nationally, in 70 subject areas and also be able to filter each table as per the criteria most relevant to you. It also allows you to compare universities!

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This league table shows scores by university based on the following parameters: 

1. Entry standards: The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

2. Student satisfaction: A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

3. Research quality: A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

4. Research intensity: A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university. 

5. Graduate prospects: A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

6. Academic services spend: A guide to how much the university spends on supporting the services such as libraries and IT.

7. Facilities spend: A guide to how much the university on supporting services such as the career service, health and counselling services and facilities.

8. Good honours: A percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree- the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

9. Degree completion: A proportion of students expected to successfully to complete their studies and gain a degree from the university.

10. Student-staff ratio: The average staffing levels at the university.


This guide will help you rank universities on all the factors that are relevant to many international students i.e., how much will they benefit from studying here, the extent to which current students are satisfied with the university and the subject, etc. Some of the intrinsic factors that may also affect your decisions are also covered in the table, such as entry standards, infrastructure, research quality and many more. 

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Updated on July 8, 2020

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