University ranking
United Kingdom

The Times university rankings take into account eight criteria. The Student Satisfaction and Research criteria are weighted by 1.5 and then each of the eight criteria scores are multiplied by 10 in order to give each university a final score out of 1,000. The criteria are: "Completion" – the percentage of students who manage to complete their degree; "Entry standards" – the average UCAS tariff score (data source: HESA); "Facilities spending" – the average expenditure per student on sports, careers services, health and counselling; "Good honours" – the percentage of students graduating with a first or 2.1; "Graduate prospects" – the percentage of UK graduates in graduate employment or further study (data source: HESA's survey of Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE)); "Library and computing spending" – the average expenditure on library and computer services per student (data source: HESA); "Research" (data source: 2008 Research Assessment Exercise); "Student satisfaction" (data source: National Student Survey); and "Student-staff ratio" (data source: HESA).

2015 ranking University
1 Cambridge, University of
1 Oxford, University of
3 St Andrews, University of
4 Imperial College London
5 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
6 Durham University
7 Exeter, University of
8 Warwick, University of
9 UCL - University College London
10 Bath, University of
11 Surrey, University of
12 Lancaster University
13 Loughborough University
14 East Anglia, University of
15 Birmingham, University of
16 York, University of
17 Leeds, University of
18 Southampton, University of
19 Bristol, University of
20 Leicester, University of
21 Sheffield, University of
22 Edinburgh, University of
22 Nottingham, University of
22 Newcastle University
25 Sussex, University of
26 Glasgow, University of
27 Cardiff University
28 Manchester, University of
29 King's College London
30 Kent, University of
31 SOAS, University of London
32 Essex, University of
33 Reading, University of
34 Aston University
34 Royal Holloway, University of London
36 Liverpool, University of
37 Queen Mary, University of London
38 Queen's University Belfast
39 Strathclyde, University of
40 Keele University
41 Heriot-Watt University
42 Coventry University
43 Swansea University
44 Aberdeen, University of
45 Dundee, University of
46 City University London
47 Brunel University London
48 Buckingham, University of
49 Oxford Brookes University
50 Bangor University
51 Falmouth University
52 Nottingham Trent University
53 Stirling, University of
54 De Montfort University
55 Goldsmiths, University of London
56 Northampton, University of
57 Portsmouth, University of
58 Hull, University of
59 Arts University Bournemouth
60 Lincoln, University of
61 Winchester, University of
62 Sheffield Hallam University
63 Harper Adams University
64 Robert Gordon University
65 Chichester, University of
66 Northumbria University
67 Chester, University of
68 West of England, Bristol, University of the
69 Ulster University
70 Bath Spa University
71 Liverpool John Moores University
72 Edge Hill University
73 Roehampton, University of
74 Creative Arts, University for the
75 Middlesex University
76 Bradford, University of
77 Central Lancashire, University of
77 Huddersfield, University of
79 Hertfordshire, University of
80 Plymouth University
81 Derby, University of
82 Brighton, University of
83 Gloucestershire, University of
84 Glasgow Caledonian University
85 Arts London, University of the
86 Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
87 York St John University
88 Bournemouth University
89 Manchester Metropolitan University
90 Cardiff Metropolitan University
91 Birmingham City University
91 Leeds Trinity University
93 Aberystwyth University
94 Teesside University
95 Cumbria, University of
96 Canterbury Christ Church University
97 Edinburgh Napier University
98 Greenwich, University of
99 Sunderland, University of
101 Staffordshire University
102 Bishop Grosseteste University
102 St Mark and St John, University of
104 Newman University
105 Salford, University of
106 Abertay University
107 Worcester, University of
108 Bedfordshire, University of
109 West London, University of
110 Anglia Ruskin University
111 Leeds Beckett University
112 Westminster, University of
113 Glyndwr University
114 South Wales, University of
115 Southampton Solent University
116 Bucks New University
117 Kingston University
118 West of Scotland, University of the
119 East London, University of
120 Bolton, University of
121 Highlands and Islands, University of the
122 London South Bank University
123 London Metropolitan University
Cranfield University
Birkbeck, University of London
Liverpool Hope University
Regent's University London
Royal Agricultural University
Ravensbourne
St George's, University of London
University College Birmingham
London Business School
Institute of Education, University of London IOE

QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). In comparison with other rankings, such as Best Global Universities Rankings by US News (2015, 2016), World University Rankings by Times Higher Education, and ARWU, the QS World University Ranking has smaller impact and been considered as the least reliable. QS ranking has been largely criticized on its scoring standards and data validation. Previously known as THE-QS World University Rankings, QS had collaborated with Times Higher Education (THE) magazine to publish its international league tables from 2004 to 2009 before both of them started to announce their own versions.

2015 ranking University
3 Oxford, University of
5 Cambridge, University of
9 Imperial College London
22 UCL - University College London
34 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
36 Edinburgh, University of
40 King's College London
52 Manchester, University of
74 Bristol, University of
83 Durham University
94 Glasgow, University of
103 Warwick, University of
107 Queen Mary, University of London
111 Sussex, University of
111 St Andrews, University of
113 York, University of
118 Royal Holloway, University of London
121 Sheffield, University of
131 Lancaster University
132 Southampton, University of
146 Leeds, University of
148 Birmingham, University of
154 Exeter, University of
157 Liverpool, University of
171 Nottingham, University of
178 Aberdeen, University of
196 St George's, University of London
198 East Anglia, University of
199 Leicester, University of
Bolton, University of
Brunel University London
Aberystwyth University
Anglia Ruskin University
Central Lancashire, University of
Canterbury Christ Church University
Aston University
Abertay University
Bath Spa University
Arts University Bournemouth
Brighton, University of
Bucks New University
Dundee, University of
Falmouth University
Derby, University of
Chester, University of
Buckingham, University of
Heriot-Watt University
City University London
Bedfordshire, University of
Cranfield University
Chichester, University of
East London, University of
Birkbeck, University of London
Edinburgh Napier University
Cardiff University
Essex, University of
Bournemouth University
Bishop Grosseteste University
Goldsmiths, University of London
Bangor University
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Glasgow Caledonian University
Bath, University of
Coventry University
Huddersfield, University of
Edge Hill University
Gloucestershire, University of
Birmingham City University
London Metropolitan University
Greenwich, University of
Hertfordshire, University of
Kingston University
Liverpool Hope University
Hull, University of
Loughborough University
Regent's University London
Kent, University of
Bradford, University of
Keele University
Cumbria, University of
Northampton, University of
Leeds Beckett University
Newcastle University
De Montfort University
Lincoln, University of
Newman University
Royal Agricultural University
Glyndwr University
Middlesex University
Liverpool John Moores University
Stirling, University of
London South Bank University
Teesside University
Reading, University of
Highlands and Islands, University of the
South Wales, University of
Leeds Trinity University
Ravensbourne
Harper Adams University
Staffordshire University
Salford, University of
Portsmouth, University of
York St John University
Oxford Brookes University
SOAS, University of London
Sheffield Hallam University
Southampton Solent University
Queen's University Belfast
Ulster University
Strathclyde, University of
Surrey, University of
University College Birmingham
St Mark and St John, University of
Sunderland, University of
Robert Gordon University
Northumbria University
Arts London, University of the
Swansea University
Nottingham Trent University
Roehampton, University of
Manchester Metropolitan University
London Business School
West London, University of
West of Scotland, University of the
Westminster, University of
Winchester, University of
Plymouth University
West of England, Bristol, University of the
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Creative Arts, University for the
Worcester, University of
999999 Institute of Education, University of London IOE