League tables

   
   

League tables

Different league tables measure different influences on the University's rankings among UK and world universities.  

The figures below are drawn from a representative sample of the tables produced by various ranking organisations.

"World Rankings" reflect Nottingham's position among all universities globally; UK rankings are specific to the UK.

Graduation2 

 
General Academic Rankings
 UK RankingWorld ranking
(if available)

QS World University Rankings 2020

16*

96

ShanghaiRanking Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017

10-17

101-150

The Complete University Guide 2020

19

 

The Guardian University Guide 2020

18

 

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

16

 

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018-2019

20

=149

 *QS does not provide a UK-only figure: this is our position among other UK Universities listed in their global table.

 

The Times Higher Education has shortlisted the University for its coveted ‘University of the Year’ award on four occasions in the last ten years

The most recent Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 awarded the University a unique ‘double first’ in declaring it ‘University of the Year’ for both international students and sports provision, stating: “International and sporting excellence carry Nottingham to two University of the Year awards and a second successive shortlisting for the overall University of the Year title.

Research

Our research was ranked 8th in the UK for Research Power in the most recent Research Excellence Framework - the UK's official five-yearly assessment of the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.

Employability

The University of Nottingham is ranked in the world top 70 universities for employability by the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

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