The best unis for each and every subject, according to the Good University Guide

It’s a good time to be a Strathclyde student

Just as freshers are about to jet off to halls in Dad’s Volvo, a slew of uni rankings are being released to give them last minute regrets. The latest to be published is the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

It breaks down all kinds of stats on unis – but also tells readers which is the best university for each and every subject.

Cambridge dominates – it’s the best for 23 subjects. Oxford can only manage five. Overall university of the year St Andrews is best for seven subjects, while Glasgow, Strathclyde and Imperial are the best for three apiece.

However, it’s not all Oxford and Cambridge – for over half of the subjects listed, it’s best to go elsewhere.

These are the best unis in the country for each and every degree subject:

Aeronautical and manufacturing: Imperial
Accounting and finance: Strathclyde
Agriculture and forestry: Queen’s University Belfast
American studies: Sussex
Anatomy and physiology: Cambridge
Animal science: Stirling
Anthropology: Cambridge
Archaeology: Cambridge
Architecture: Bath
Art and design: Oxford
Biological sciences: Cambridge
Building: UCL
Business, management and marketing: St Andrews
Celtic studies: Queen’s University Belfast
Chemical engineering: Imperial
Chemistry: Cambridge
Civil engineering: Imperial
Classics: Cambridge
Communication and media: Warwick
Computer science: St Andrews
Creative writing: Royal Holloway
Criminology: Bath
Dentistry: Glasgow
Drama, dance and cinematics: Exeter
East and South Asian studies: Cambridge
Economics: LSE
Education: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Electrical and electronic engineering: Cambridge
English: St Andrews
Food Science: Glasgow
French: Cambridge
General engineering: Bristol
Geography and environmental science: Cambridge
Geology: Cambridge
German: Cambridge
History: Cambridge
History of Art: Cambridge
Hospitality and leisure: Birmingham
Iberian languages: Cambridge
Information systems: UCL
Italian: Cambridge
Land and property management: Cambridge
Law: Cambridge
Linguistics: Aberdeen
Materials technology: Oxford
Maths: Oxford
Mechanical engineering: Cambridge
Medicine: Oxford
Middle Eastern and African studies: St Andrews
Music: Durham
Nursing: Edinburgh
Pharmacology and pharmacy: Strathclyde
Philosophy: St Andrews
Physics and astronomy: St Andrews
Physiotherapy: Southampton
Politics: St Andrews
Psychology: Oxford
Radiography: Leeds
Russian: Cambridge
Social policy: LSE
Social work: Lancaster
Sociology: Cambridge
Sports science: Glasgow
Subjects allied to medicine: Strathclyde
Theology and religious studies: Cambridge
Town and country planning: Cambridge
Veterinary medicine: Edinburgh

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 is available in full here.

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