Maths University League Tables

Making sure you’re getting a high standard of education is really important when you’re choosing a university, especially now that tuition fees have gone up. After all, you want to make sure you’re getting a good deal for your money!

As well as visiting your list of universities, attending their open days, and spending some time getting to know the town or city they’re located in there are some other steps you can take to ensure you’re making the right choice.

Asking past students and researching on the internet can be a good way of finding out more about the university than they tell you in the prospectus. Another way of making sure you get top quality education is by choosing your final list of universities based on their rankings in the university league table.

By being ranked on things such as student satisfaction and graduate employability universities can rise, or fall, on the league tables and potential students get a better idea of what they’re signing up for.

If you’re looking to study Maths in 2014 here is a list of the top 10 universities offering it as a course:

  1. Cambridge – moving up from last year’s 2nd place
  2. Oxford – having been bumped from the top spot by Cambridge
  3. Imperial College London – scoring 95.1% overall
  4. Warwick – scoring 4 out of 5 for student satisfaction
  5. Durham – scoring 94.2% overall
  6. London School of Economics – moving up from last year’s 8th place
  7. Bath – scoring 4.2 out of 5 for student satisfaction
  8. St Andrews – scoring 93.6% overall
  9. Bristol – scoring 2.95 out of 4 for quality of research undertaken by the university
  10. Lancaster – scoring 82% for graduate employability

Choosing a university is a completely individual choice and even if your course looks great on paper the best way to decide really is by going to an open day. This gives you the chance to talk to lecturers, current students, and other important members of staff. Even if you decide not to go to the university you could meet some important people.