Our rankings in UK league tables 2013–2014

The Complete University Guide 2014

In the latest Complete University Guide  league table for 2014, Birmingham is ranked 17th out of 124 institutions surveyed.

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

Subject rankings

40 of our academic subject areas featured in the top 20.

Top 5: Birmingham was ranked in the top 5 for the following subjects:

  • American Studies (4)
  • Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism (1)
  • Middle Eastern and African Studies (5)
  • Sport Science (1)

Top 10:Birmingham was ranked in the top 10 for the following subjects:

  • Archaeology (10)
  • Chemical Engineering (6)
  • Computer Science (7)
  • Dentistry (9)
  • Drama, dance and cinematics (9)
  • German (7)
  • History of Art, Architecture and Design (10)
  • Italian (9)
  • Medicine (9)
  • Music (7)
  • Physics and Astronomy (8)
  • Psychology (7)
  • Town and country planning and landscape (6)

Top 20: Birmingham made it into the top 20 for the following subjects:

  • Aeronautical and manufacturing engineering (12)
  • Anthropology (17)
  • Biological Sciences (16)
  • Business and Management Studies (17)
  • Classics and ancient history (14)
  • Economics (18)
  • Education (14)
  • English (19)
  • French (17)
  • Geography and environmental sciences (19)
  • Geology (20)
  • Iberian Languages (16)
  • Law (12)
  • Materials technology (12)
  • Mechanical Engineering (20)
  • Philosophy (16)
  • Physiotherapy (13)
  • Politics (19)
  • Russian and East European languages (15)
  • Social Policy (14)
  • Social Work (15)
  • Sociology (19)
  • Theology and religious studies (12)

The Guardian University Guide 2014

In the latest Guardian University Guide 2014 Birmingham is ranked 15th out of 128 institutions surveyed.

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

Subject rankings

34 of our academic subjects appear in amongst the top 20 rankings for their areas.

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

  • American studies (5)
  • Building and town and country planning (3)
  • Chemical Engineering (2)
  • Computer Science and IT (1)
  • Drama and dance (5)
  • Mathematics (4)
  • Physics (4)
  • Sport Science (4)
  • Tourism, Transport and Travel (2)

Top 20: Birmingham made it into the top 20 for the following subjects:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (19)
  • Archaeology (6)
  • Biosciences (17)
  • Business Studies and Management (14)
  • Chemistry (19)
  • Civil Engineering (6)
  • Classics (10)
  • Dentistry (10)
  • Earth and Marine Sciences (15)
  • Economics (9)
  • Education (14)
  • Law (17)
  • Materials and Mineral Engineering (6)
  • Mechanical engineering (13)
  • Media studies, communications and librarianship (8)
  • Modern languages and linguistics (13)
  • Music (6)
  • Nursing and paramedical studies (16)
  • Philosophy (15)
  • Politics (10)
  • Psychology (6)
  • Religious studies and Theology (12)
  • Social Policy and Administration (6)
  • Social Work (12)
  • Sociology (8)

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014

In The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014, Birmingham is ranked 16th out of 121 universities surveyed and was also awarded University of the Year 2013-2014.

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.