The Complete University Guide 2013: Computer Science

Today saw the publication of The Complete University Guide 2013, one of the many university ranking guides, generally marking the start of the university ranking season in the UK.

Familiar names in the top 10 UK institutions for Computer Science:

Ranking 2012
1. University of Cambridge (1st)
2. University of Oxford (2nd)
3. Imperial College London (3rd)
4. University of Bristol (5th)
5. University of Southampton (6th)
6. University College London (4th)
7. University of St. Andrews (7th)
8. University of Warwick (9th)
9. University of Glasgow (12th)
10. University of York (8th)


As always, the rankings for Welsh institutions in Computer Science were of particular interest to me:

Ranking 2012
30. Swansea University (34th)
34. Aberystwyth University (30th)
35. Cardiff University (37th)
49. Bangor University (59th)
63. University of Glamorgan (58th)
72. Glyndŵr University (52nd)
88. Cardiff Metropolitan University (92nd)
94. University of Wales, Newport (102nd)

N.B. no data was available for Swansea Metropolitan University or the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

The Complete University Guide’s methodology for the subject league tables are based on four measures: Student Satisfaction, Research Assessment, Entry Standards and Graduate Prospects. To qualify for inclusion in a subject table, a university has to have data for at least two of the four measures; a blank in the Entry Standards and Graduate Prospects columns is not a zero score but rather denotes that no valid data were available.

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