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UK unis, just in general, not subject-specific

S Tier - Oxford, Cambridge

A Tier - LSE, UCL, Imperial, St Andrews, Warwick, Edinburgh, Durham(?)

B Tier - Bath, Durham(?), Loughborough, Lancaster, Exeter, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, KCL, Southampton, York, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Cardiff

too many to do after that but what do you think
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(Original post by DeadChairSwinger)
UK unis, just in general, not subject-specific

S Tier - Oxford, Cambridge

A Tier - LSE, UCL, Imperial, St Andrews, Warwick, Edinburgh, Durham(?)

B Tier - Bath, Durham(?), Loughborough, Lancaster, Exeter, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, KCL, Southampton, York, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Cardiff

too many to do after that but what do you think
I'd put durham in A but I'd def put KCL there too it's really prestigious. As for the B tier, I'd probably have to split it more since unis like Bristol and Manchester are arguably better than Sheffield and Cardiff but it's more or less correct.
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I'd put durham in A but I'd def put KCL there too it's really prestigious. As for the B tier, I'd probably have to split it more since unis like Bristol and Manchester are arguably better than Sheffield and Cardiff but it's more or less correct.
there's high B and low B but I don't think Sheffield belongs in C, C would be like liverpool and Notts Trent
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I think Bath, Bristol, Manchester and Exeter should go in an A- tier
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(Original post by DeadChairSwinger)
UK unis, just in general, not subject-specific

S Tier - Oxford, Cambridge

A Tier - LSE, UCL, Imperial, St Andrews, Warwick, Edinburgh, Durham(?)

B Tier - Bath, Durham(?), Loughborough, Lancaster, Exeter, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, KCL, Southampton, York, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Cardiff

too many to do after that but what do you think
I stopped reading after Oxford

What's the point? It's highly course dependent, and you need the right environment to perform at your best, which probably won't match your list order.
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I stopped reading after Oxford

What's the point? It's highly course dependent, and you need the right environment to perform at your best, which probably won't match your list order.
the point is a bit of fun
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No. It seems very arbitrary to me.
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(Original post by DeadChairSwinger)
UK unis, just in general, not subject-specific

S Tier - Oxford, Cambridge

A Tier - LSE, UCL, Imperial, St Andrews, Warwick, Edinburgh, Durham(?)

B Tier - Bath, Durham(?), Loughborough, Lancaster, Exeter, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, KCL, Southampton, York, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Cardiff

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It honestly doesn't matter. It's what the uni means to you in terms of the course that really counts.
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No, because this isn't measurable and is course dependent
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Exactly, according to Guardian, for Medicine: Dundee (1st), Aberdeen (2nd) and Edinburgh (3rd) came before Oxford (4th); and Brighton Sussex (5th) before Cambridge (6th); then it's Swansea (7th), Keele (8th) and St Andrews (9th). Leeds is 10th.

Right at the bottom, you have Hull York (33rd) in 3rd bottom, Manchester (32nd) 4th from bottom, KCL (31st) 5th from bottom and Nottingham (29th) 7th from bottom (there are 35 med schools in this list).
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No, because this isn't measurable and is course dependent
Exactly, I agree.
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Exactly, according to Guardian, for Medicine: Dundee (1st), Aberdeen (2nd) and Edinburgh (3rd) came before Oxford (4th); and Brighton Sussex (5th) before Cambridge (6th); then it's Swansea (7th), Keele (8th) and St Andrews (9th). Leeds is 10th.

Right at the bottom, you have Hull York (33rd) in 3rd bottom, Manchester (32nd) 4th from bottom, KCL (31st) 5th from bottom and Nottingham (29th) 7th from bottom (there are 35 med schools in this list).
I don't think that really relates to it being course dependant though, that's just blatant inaccuracies, which happens in most league tables. For example, Dundee ranks higher than Durham for law, when clearly in every single aspect Dundee is inferior.

I do agree with that its course dependant, but you can somewhat generalise them to tiers.
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(Original post by Anumu)
I don't think that really relates to it being course dependant though, that's just blatant inaccuracies, which happens in most league tables. For example, Dundee ranks higher than Durham for law, when clearly in every single aspect Dundee is inferior.

I do agree with that its course dependant, but you can somewhat generalise them to tiers.
Well for Medicine where you graduate doesn't matter at all anyway, since NHS is a monopoly employer and for specialty training the assessors are blind as to which med school you got your degree from.

Another meaure: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-44413086 - salary discrepancies between unis - for Medicine and Dentistry Oxbridge is 7th or 8th for men, not even in the top 11 for women.
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(Original post by DeadChairSwinger)
UK unis, just in general, not subject-specific

S Tier - Oxford, Cambridge

A Tier - LSE, UCL, Imperial, St Andrews, Warwick, Edinburgh, Durham(?)

B Tier - Bath, Durham(?), Loughborough, Lancaster, Exeter, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, KCL, Southampton, York, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Cardiff

too many to do after that but what do you think
Quite rubbish when you are putting the likes of Warwick, St Andrews and Durham at the same level with Imperial, LSE and UCL.
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LSE is S tier in terms of prestige, many students in my year chose them over Cambridge and I regret not going.
Imperial is in the awkward place between S & A
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(Original post by DeadChairSwinger)
UK unis, just in general, not subject-specific

S Tier - Oxford, Cambridge

A Tier - LSE, UCL, Imperial, St Andrews, Warwick, Edinburgh, Durham(?)

B Tier - Bath, Durham(?), Loughborough, Lancaster, Exeter, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, KCL, Southampton, York, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Cardiff

too many to do after that but what do you think
Accurate when looking generally at the universities
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Where’s Liverpool?
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Where’s Liverpool?
C tier, bottom RG
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The real tiers are:

S Tier - Oxford, Cambridge

A Tier - LSE, UCL, Imperial

B1 Tier - Edinburgh, KCL


B2 Tier - Durham, St Andrews, Manchester, Warwick, Bristol, Nottingham

C Tier - Rest of Russell Group
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(Original post by RoyalBeams)
The real tiers are:

S Tier - Oxford, Cambridge

A Tier - LSE, UCL, Imperial

B1 Tier - Edinburgh, KCL


B2 Tier - Durham, St Andrews, Manchester, Warwick, Bristol, Nottingham

C Tier - Rest of Russell Group
Edinburgh and KCL are not their own tier. Durham and Warwick if anything deserve their own tier above Edinburgh. I base that off their entry requirements and the fact they don't use as many admissions tests.
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