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Study in UK: Top 10 universities for job prospects

May 07, 2015 11:23 IST
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The UK University League Tables and Rankings 2016 ranks the best institutes for graduate prospects. We bring you the Top 10.

The top 10 universities in the UK for jobs

Every year, The Complete University Guide comes up with a League Table featuring the best universities in the UK.

The UK University League Tables and Rankings 2016 uses raw data from the National Student Survey and the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

For this particular survey, the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) provides data for various parameters -- entry standards, student-staff ratios, spending on academic services, facilities spending, good honours degrees, graduate prospects, completion and international student enrolments.

We bring you the top 10 universities that ranked higher in terms of graduate prospects.

10. University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Graduate prospects (Percentage of employment six months after graduation): 81.2

Overall rank: 8

Established on September 9, 1966, the University of Surrey features tenth in the list for 'graduate prospects.

About 14,000 students from 120 different countries study at this institute.

The average fee at the university is £8,968.

Photo courtesy: University of Surrey/Facebook

9. University College London

University College London

Graduate prospects: 81.3

Overall rank: 10

In ninth place is University College London.

It was founded in 1826.

The university comprises a strength of 28,000 students and 983 professors.

The average at the university is £9,000.

Among its notable alumni include 29 Nobel Prize winners.

Photograph: www.ucl.ac.uk

8. Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Graduate prospects: 81.5

Overall rank: 31

Founded in 1883, Cardiff is ranked eighth for graduate prospects.

Nearly 30,000 students enrolled at the university in the academic year 2013-14.

With multiple merit-based scholarships awarded to students, the maximum fee at the university is £9,000.

Photograph: Courtesy cardiff.ac.uk

7. University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Graduate prospects: 81.9 

Overall rank: 2

One of the oldest institutes in the list, the University of Oxford features on number seven in the list.

It has an annual enrolment of 25,900 students.

The average fee to study at the institute is £9,000.

Among its notable alumni are 50 Nobel Prize affiliates and 26 British Prime Ministers.

Photograph: mpls.ox.ac.uk

6. London School of Economics (LSE)

London School of Economics

Graduate prospects: 83

Overall rank: 3

Founded in 1895, the London School of Economics is ranked sixth.

Approximately 10,000 students study at the institute.

The average fee to study at the institute is £8,819.

Oxford is home to 16 Nobel Prize winners.

Photograph: London School of Economics/Facebook

5. University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Graduate prospects: 84

Overall rank: 18

Rounding off the Top Five is the University of Birmingham.

It was founded in 1900 and enrols 35,000 students annually across its undergraduate and post graduate programmes.

The average fee to study at the institute is £9,000.

Photograph: birmingham.ac.uk

4. University of Bath

University of Bath

Graduate prospects: 85.1

Overall rank: 12

In fourth place is the University of Bath.

It is consistently ranked among the top institutes for student engagement and satisfaction.

Approximately 15,000 students study at this university across its undergraduate and post graduate programmes.

The average fee to study at the institute is £8,839.

Photograph: University of Bath/Facebook

3. University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Graduate prospects: 88.3

Overall rank: 1

The University of Cambridge, founded in the year 1209 is third in the list.

It enrols more than 19,000 students across 31 colleges and a staff strength of 9,000.

The average fee to study at the institute is £90,000.

Cambridge has produced 90 Nobel Prize winners.

Photograph: Andrew Dunn / Wikimedia Commons

2. St. George’s, University of London

St. George’s, University of London

Graduate prospects: 89.4

Overall rank: 44

St George’s, University of London is ranked second in the list.

Approximately 5,500 students study at the institute.

The average fee to study at the institute is £8,913.

Photograph: thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk

1. Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Graduate prospects: 89.9

Overall rank: 4

The Imperial College London tops the list in terms of graduate prospects.

The institute was established in 1907.

Nearly 16,000 students study at the institute across its undergraduate and post graduate programmes.

The average fee to study at the institute is £8,913.

Photograph: imperial.ac.uk

 

 

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