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...or engineering?

I was comparing the league table ratings for Times, Guardian's, and Complete University Guide for physical sciences (chemistry & physics) and engineering, and their opinions vary widely, even if it's on the same single subject e.g. physics.

I haven't specifically investigated the metrics they have used, but even then the ratings for different universities shouldn't be all over the place. Some universities even have better ratings than the ones you normally considered at the top end of the table - have things changed that drastically?

I'm also having problems finding league tables for physical sciences and engineering for universities outside of the UK and US that teach in English, other than Time's league table. Does anyone have any good sources for this? I'm particularly looking at the Nordic countries, but I am also considering Singapore should they have universities with good reputation.

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I'm having the same problem. I'm also applying for Physical Sciences and for now my top options are Oxbridge, Durham, Birmingham, UCL, Imperial and St Andrews based on some recommendations and the ones that come up in the top ten on most lists. I'll let you know I find any useful info about this.
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(Original post by jjnaeris)
I'm having the same problem. I'm also applying for Physical Sciences and for now my top options are Oxbridge, Durham, Birmingham, UCL, Imperial and St Andrews based on some recommendations and the ones that come up in the top ten on most lists. I'll let you know I find any useful info about this.
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Some of the league tables give a lot of recognition to student satisfaction. It can be that students give good feedback on easy, flexible courses but these are not the courses which employers are attracted to or which are the best preparation for postgrad. Likewise, some rating tables favour research output - which may be pretty irrelevant to an undergrad student.
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