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It’s official: These are the best unis you can study at for every single subject in 2024

Cambridge really not giving anywhere else a chance

The Complete University Guide 2025 was released yesterday, and it told us the very best unis in the country as of right now. It looks at factors such as student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity, staff-to-student ratio and graduate prospects to work out which unis are the very best and most respected in the UK.

But besides all of these factors, the guide also includes a ranking of every single subject you can study from your classics like history or biology, all the way through to your more niche ones like town and country planning.

And naturally, with Cambridge topping the rankings overall, it hogs the limelight with a lot of subjects, taking the top spot in 32 out of 73 subjects overall. Oxford obviously ranks first for a lot of them too and other unis like Imperial College London and LSE have also done fairly well.

So, these are the best unis for every single subject in 2024:

Accounting and Finance: London School of Economics

Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering: Imperial College London

African and Middle Eastern Studies: University of Oxford

Agriculture and Forestry: Queen’s University Belfast

American Studies: University College London

Anthropology: University of Oxford

Archaeology: University of Cambridge

Architecture: University of Sheffield

Art and Design: University of Oxford

Asian Studies: University of Oxford

Biological Sciences: University of Cambridge

Biomedical Sciences: University of Oxford

Building: Loughborough University

Business and Management Studies: University of Oxford

Celtic Studies: Cardiff University

Chemical Engineering: University of Oxford

Chemistry: University of Cambridge

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Childhood and Youth Studies: University of Leeds

Civil Engineering: University of Cambridge

Classics: University of St Andrews

Communication and Media Studies: Loughborough University

Computer Science: University of Cambridge

Counselling, Psychotherapy and Occupational Therapy: University of East Anglia

Creative Writing: University of Warwick

Dentistry: University of Dundee

Drama, Dance and Cinematics: University of Manchester

Economics: University of Cambridge

Education: University of Cambridge

Electrical and Electronic Engineering: University of Cambridge

English: University of Oxford

Food Science: University of Glasgow

Forensic Science: University of Strathclyde

French: University of Cambridge

General Engineering: University of Cambridge

Geography and Environmental Science: University of Cambridge

Geology: University of Cambridge

German: University of Cambridge

Health Studies: King’s College London

History: University of Cambridge

History of Art: University of Cambridge

Iberian Languages: University of Cambridge

Information Technology and Systems: University of Surrey

Italian: University of Cambridge

Land and Property Management: University of Reading

Law: University of Cambridge

Linguistics: University of Cambridge

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Manufacturing and Production Engineering: University of Cambridge

Marketing: University of Bath

Materials Technology: University of Cambridge

Maths: University of Cambridge

Mechanical Engineering: University of Cambridge

Medical Technology and Bioengineering: Imperial College London

Medicine: University of Cambridge

Music: University of Cambridge

Nursing and Midwifery: University of Sheffield

Optometry, Ophthalmics and Orthoptics: Ulster University

Paramedic Science: University of Surrey

Pharmacology and Pharmacy: University of Cambridge

Philosophy: London School of Economics

Physics and Astronomy: University of Cambridge

Physiotherapy: University of Birmingham

Politics: University of Cambridge

Psychology: London School of Economics

Russian and Eastern European Languages: University of Cambridge

Social Policy: London School of Economics

Social Work: Lancaster University

Sociology: University of Cambridge

Speech and Language Therapy: Newcastle University

Sports Science: Loughborough University

Theology and Religious Studies: University of Cambridge

Tourism, Transport, Travel and Heritage Studies: University of Surrey

Town and Country Planning and Landscape Design: University of Cambridge

Veterinary Medicine: University of Cambridge

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