We're consistently rated in the top five UK universities and in the top 10 worldwide.

League tables

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Global rankings

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016–17

  • 3rd in Europe and 8th in the world

QS World University Rankings 2016–17

  • 9th in the world

Academic Ranking of Top 500 World Universities 2016

  • 5th in Europe and 22nd in the world

US News Best Global Universities

  • 3rd in Europe and joint 19th in the world

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Subject rankings

Financial Times Global MBA Survey 2017

  • 8th in UK; 16th in Europe; 45th in the world

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016–17 (global)

  • Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health, 3rd in Europe (4th)
  • Computer Science, 3rd in Europe (7th)
  • Engineering and Technology, 3rd in Europe (joint 7th)
  • Life Sciences, 3rd in Europe (9th)
  • Physical Sciences, 4th in Europe (11th)

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This page shows a selection of recent rankings from the UK and worldwide. For more detailed subject-based information, visit our full listing of League Tables.