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University of the Arts London climbs Complete University Guide League Table

Written by John Wallace
Published date 01 May 2019

UAL has risen 23 places in the Complete University Guide’s 2020 league table. The leap to 61 means that UAL is this year’s second highest climber in the league table.

The Complete University Guide groups courses by subject area, and UAL has recorded improvements in the following categories:

  • Architecture
  • Art and Design
  • Drama, Dance and Cinematics
  • Business and Management Studies

In recent years Architecture has been dominated by a number of traditional universities with little or no movement in the top spots. We are proud to report that UAL is now in the UK’s top six providers just behind the Bath, Cambridge and University College, London.  Our courses in the Business and Management Studies category have also show major improvements to their scores, rising 17 places this year.

The Complete University Guide is a widely cited online ranking of over 140 UK universities in one main table, plus 70 individual subject tables to help students compare courses at different universities.

The main table is based on 10 measures: student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity, entry standards, student/staff ratio; spending on academic services; spending on student facilities; good honours degrees; graduate prospects and completion.

Simon Ofield-Kerr, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), said: “Achieving the second highest rise this year is very good news. One of the key factors for this jump is a significant improvement in student outcomes, most particularly graduate employability.”

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