3rd May 2019

University of Liverpool, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Janet Beer

The University of Liverpool’s place among the best universities in the UK has been further bolstered, thanks to a rise of eight places in the national league table, in just one year.  

The table features 10 indicators including student satisfaction, research quality, grades and graduate prospects in order to compare 131 UK Higher Education institutions and follows the universities listing as one of the top 200 Universities, internationally.

The University improved significantly in Graduate Prospects, up 6.8% to 85.3%; Degree Completion (a projected outcome) was 92.9%, up 2.4%; and First/2.1s improved by 1.2% to 80.5%

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Janet Beer said:

“I am delighted to see such an improvement in our position, further to our rise in last year’s table.  This ranking is the result of all the hard work of staff and, indeed, our students, who are achieving outstanding outcomes. It will help us in our activities to attract the best staff and students, from the UK and overseas.”

In separate listings covering 70 subjects, Liverpool is listed in 42 of which 32 of these improved their performance. The Top five performing subjects were: Nursing (6th out of 72), Chemistry (7th out of 59), Marketing (10th out of 81), Archaeology (5th out of 31) and Occupational Therapy (5th out of 28).

The research indicator, which measures both quality and intensity, reflects performance in the Research Excellence Framework. The combined score for these two indicators ranks Liverpool 35th, a position which will be used each year of publication until the results of REF2021 are available.

The league tables can be found in full, along with the methodology and more information at: