Our rankings in UK league tables 2017–2018

The Complete University Guide 2018

In the latest Complete University Guide league table for 2018, Birmingham is ranked 16th out of 129 institutions surveyed.

For more information on how the guide is compiled see the methodology used in compiling the Complete University Guide.

Subject rankings

29 of our academic subjects are ranked in the top 10 for their respective areas of study.

Birmingham was ranked in the top 5 in the following areas:

  • American Studies (1)
  • Chemical Engineering (4)
  • Creative Writing (2)
  • Drama, Dance and Cinematics (2)
  • Education (5)
  • Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism (3)
  • Materials Technology (5)
  • Middle Eastern and African Studies (3)
  • Music (3)
  • Physiotherapy (1)
  • Russian and East European Languages (4)
  • Sports Science (2)

Birmingham was ranked in the top 10 in the following areas:

  • Anthropology (10)
  • Archaeology (8)
  • Dentistry (7)
  • English (8)
  • French (9)
  • German (7)
  • History (9)
  • History of Art, Architecture and Design (8)
  • Iberian Languages (8)
  • Italian (10)
  • Philosophy (9)
  • Physics and Astronomy (6)
  • Psychology (7)
  • Social Work (6)
  • Sociology (8)
  • Theology and Religious Studies (8)
  • Town and Country Planning (9)

The Guardian University Guide 2017

In the latest Guardian University Guide 2017 Birmingham is ranked 13th out of 119 institutions surveyed.

For more information on how the guide is compiled see the methodology used in compiling the Guardian University Guide.

Subject rankings

18 of our academic subjects are ranked in the top 10 for their respective areas of study.

Birmingham was ranked in the top 5 for the following areas:

  • American Studies (1)
  • Biosciences (3)
  • Drama and Dance (1)
  • Engineering: Chemical (3)
  • Engineering: Materials and Minerals (4)
  • Philosophy (3)
  • Physics (2)

Birmingham was ranked in the top 10 in for the following areas:

  • Dentistry (10)
  • Education (6)
  • Engineering: Civil (6)
  • Engineering: Electronic and Electrical (6)
  • Engineering: Mechanical (10)
  • English and Creative Writing (6)
  • Mathematics (9)
  • Religious Studies and Theology (9)
  • Social Policy and Administration (10)
  • Social Work (8)
  • Sports Science (9)

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017

In The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016, Birmingham is ranked 16th out of 121 universities surveyed.

Note: The Times and The Sunday Times websites now sit behind a paywall meaning we are unable to provide accurate links to their rankings or methodology.