Durham University has moved up to 4th in the UK according to The Guardian University Guide League Table 2018.
This ranking is a move up from 6th place in last year’s survey and is Durham’s highest ever position in this league table, reaffirming its standing as one of the UK’s top universities.
Top ranked subjects
As well as the University’s overall improvement, the guide ranks Durham’s Archaeology Department as top in the UK.
The University’s School of Education was ranked in 2nd place and five subjects are ranked in the top three in, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, English, Geography & Environmental Studies and Religious Studies & Theology.
Durham's highest ranking
The Guardian University Guide is made up of a number of indicators of overall student experience, including satisfaction with their course, teaching quality and feedback, based on the National Student Survey (NSS). The Guardian Guide also looks at the key issue of employability, taking into account graduate prospects based on the percentage of graduates who are in graduate level employment or further study six months after graduating. Other contributing factors include entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved and student/staff ratios.