Our rankings in UK league tables 2021–2022

The Complete University Guide 2022

In the latest Complete University Guide league table for 2022, Birmingham is ranked 19th out of 130 institutions surveyed.

For more information on how the guide is compiled see the methodology used in compiling the Complete 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 in the following areas:

  • American Studies (2)
  • Creative Writing (3)
  • Drama, Dance & Cinematics (5)
  • Physiotherapy (5)
  • Tourism, Transport, Travel & Heritage Studies (2)

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

  • Anthropology (9)
  • Archaeology (8)
  • Chemical Engineering (6)
  • Dentistry (10)
  • Geology (10)
  • History of Art, Architecture & Design (7)
  • Materials Technology (7)
  • Music (9)
  • Russian & East European Languages (9)
  • Social Policy (8)
  • Social Work (7)
  • Sports Science (7)
  • Theology & Religious Studies (10)

The Guardian University Guide 2021

In the latest Guardian University Guide Birmingham is ranked 21st 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 2021

In The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, Birmingham is ranked 19th 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.