Our rankings in UK league tables 2020–2021

The Complete University Guide 2021

In the latest Complete University Guide league table for 2021, Birmingham is ranked 13th out of 131 institutions surveyed.

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

Subject rankings

25 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)
  • Archaeology (5)
  • Creative Writing (2)
  • Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism (5)
  • Physics and Astronomy (5)
  • Physiotherapy (5)
  • Social Policy (3)
  • Social Work (4)

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

  • Chemical Engineering (6)
  • Dentistry (10)
  • Drama, Dance and Cinematics (10)
  • Education (10)
  • English (10)
  • Geography & Environmental Science (10)
  • German (7)
  • Italian (6)
  • Materials Technology (9)
  • Middle Eastern and African Studies (9)
  • Music (6)
  • Nursing (9)
  • Philosophy (9)
  • Russian and East European Languages (7)
  • Sports Science (8)
  • Theology and Religious Studies (8)
  • Town and Country Planning (6)

The Guardian University Guide 2020

In the latest Guardian University Guide Birmingham is ranked 16th out of 121 institutions surveyed.

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

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

In The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, Birmingham is ranked 14th 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.