Facts & Figures

Our latest rankings

Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide (UK) - 19
Guardian University League Table (UK) - 13
Complete University Guide (UK) - 37
Times Higher Education (UK/World) - 22 / 158
QS World Rankings (UK/World) - 27 / 220
 

Facts & Figures

Top 20

Ranked 13th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2023 and 19th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

Top 160

Ranked 158th in the world in the Times Higher Education Ranking 2022

Top 5

Ranked 4th in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022)

2021

Awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for research and teaching in Soil Science

Fast Facts

On Campus

Historic League Tables

The national and global league tables are calculated using different criteria and weighting but all include; student satisfaction, student to staff ratio, graduate prospects, and entry grades.

League Table 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide (UK) 44 45 44 40 26 27 27 20 19
Guardian University League Table (UK) 41 41 36 46 51 34 20 20 13
Complete University Guide (UK) 44 40 42 40 28 29 26 38 37
Times Higher Education (UK) 26 29 30 28 22 25 25 22  
Times Higher Education (World) 178 172 188 185 158 168 178 158  
QS World Rankings (UK) 24 23 23 24 27 28 28 28 27
QS World Rankings (World) 137 137 141 158 172 194 207 205 220
Shanghai Rankings (UK) =22 =22 =21 =22 =22 =21 =21 -  
Shanghai Rankings (World) 201-300 201-300 201-300 201-300 201-300 201-300 201-300 -  

Subject Rankings

The Complete University Guide 2022
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 1st
Linguistics 3rd
Sports Science 3rd
Geography & Environmental Science 6th
Biomedical Sciences 7th
Chemical Engineering 7th
Medicine 7th
Theology & Religious Studies 9th
Anthropology 10th
Education 10th
History of Art 11th
Business & Management Studies 12th
General Engineering 12th
Mechanical Engineering 12th
Civil Engineering 13th
Computer Science 13th
Music 13th
Accounting & Finance 14th
Law 14th
Philosophy 14th
Psychology 14th
Sociology 16th
Geology 17th
Archaeology 18th
Iberian Languages 18th
Mathematics 20th
French 21st
Chemistry 22nd
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 24th
Biological Sciences 25th
History 25th
The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023
Anatomy and Physiology 1st
Anthropology 6th
Geology 6th
Medicine 6th
Chemical Engineering 8th
Chemistry 9th
Law 10th
Sociology 10th
French 14th
Iberian Languages 14th
Music 14th
General Engineering 15th
Philosophy 17th
Accounting and Finance 18th
Education 18th
Business Studies 19th
History 19th
Mechanical Engineering 21st
Geography and Environmental Science 22nd
Pharmacology and Pharmacy 22nd
Politics 22nd
Guardian University Guide 2023
Accounting & Finance 2nd
Medicine 2nd
Chemical Engineering 3rd
International Relations 4th
Anthropology 6th
Physics 6th
Earth & Marine Sciences 7th
Dentistry 8th
Politics 8th
Music 9th
Business, Management & Marketing 11th
Law 11th
Zoology 11th
Pharmacy & Pharmacology 12th
History 15th
English & Creative Writing 15th
Economics 16th
Modern Languages & Linguistics 18th
Sports Science 18th
Geography 20th
Chemistry 21st
Sociology & Social Policy 24th
Psychology 25th
Leiden Rankings 2021

The Leiden University Rankings use bibliometric indicators to measure the performance of universities across the world.

Scientific Impact

Ranked 29th in the UK for the scientific impact of its research.

Research Collaboration

The University is ranked 14th in the UK for collaborative research that takes place with partners across the world.

Open Access Publishing

The University is ranked 50th in the world for the number of Open Access publications. 82.4% of publications by University of Aberdeen researchers are Open Access.

Research Gender Diversity

This year, the university is ranked 11th in the UK for gender diversity. The University has consistently been ranked highly in the UK for the gender diversity of its researchers.