Manchester and Bath would also be in the Top 20 and close enough to be regarded as peer universities.
Manchester would be certainly marginally better than Leeds in ranking and career prospects.
Bath would be, at best, a shoulder-to-shoulder peer university in ranking. That said, because of the smaller size, Bath would provide marginally better career prospects than Leeds, on average.
We are really talking small margins here that makes it almost insignificant.
To put rankings into better context:
- Manchester can be strongly and realistcally argued to be anywhere between 8th to 12th best university in the UK
- Both Leeds and Bath can be strongly and realistcally argued to be anywhere between 13th to 20th best university in the UK
Arguing them to be out of these ranges will most likely end up being weak arguments. In my opinion, Manchester is 12th, Leeds is 16th and Bath is 17th.
Strathclyde, I would argue, is not in the Top 30 of most reputable and prestigious UK universities.