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Top 10 Universities of UK for Computer Sciences and IT 2011-12

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Planning to join an IT course in UK? Still undecided about which university or College of UK to choose for your Msc. in Computer Science or Robotics? Have a look at the top 10 ranked universities of UK for computer sciences and IT for the year 2011-12 as published in the University League Table 2012 by The Guardian.

You will get to know the top university or college of UK for your desired course or study programme. This will help you a lot while filling out your application and choosing a suitable college or university in UK for further education. One can swiftly compare their favorite UK University with the others present on the list.

Top 10 Universities of UK for Computer Sciences and IT for the year 2011-12 [Design, exploitation and technology surrounding computing - includes computer sciences, information systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence]

 

Rating Name of institution Guardian score /100
Note: Other providers that deliver courses in this subject area, but for whom there is insufficient data to calculate a ranking position, include Trinity Saint David and UC SuffolkSource: Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa); National Student Survey; Intelligent Metrix Ltd
1 Cambridge 100.0
2 St Andrews 99.6
3 Oxford 97.4
4 Imperial College 92.3
5 Birmingham 91.7
6 York 88.6
7 Bristol 87.3
8 Southampton 83.5
9 Sussex 82.7
10 Stirling 82.2

 

Cambridge University besides being the number one UK university in the University League Table also bags the first spot on the top 10 list of Computer Sciences and IT courses offerings universities in UK with a perfect score of 100, just right on its toes is St. Andrews University with a score of 99.6.

World renowned Oxford University is not too far behind with its overall score of 97.4 on position 3. Next in line are Imperial College and Birmingham University on position 4 and 5 with high scores of 92.3 and 91.7. All these top 5 universities extend a decent enough chance of career after 6 months of graduation from their premises. Make sure you don’t forget to apply to these fames universities of UK!

However, if by any chance they are not fitting into your desired career path, then don’t be disheartened as Universities on number 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are also quite good! York University, Bristol University, Southampton University, Sussex University and Surrey University all offer a wide range of graduation and post graduation courses in computer sciences, software engineering, IT solutions, animation, 3D animation, robotics, artificial intelligence etc.

So which one of these top 10 universities of UK for computer sciences and IT will be your home for the next 2 years!

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Top 10 Universities of UK for Art & Design 2012

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Carrying forward our series on top ranked universities of UK, we shall analyze here the ranks of top 10 universities of UK in 2012 for Art & Design courses. These universities which are ranked by Guardian on the basis of student satisfaction over courses, teaching methods and feedback received along with student staff ratio, spending per student, average entry tariff and most importantly chances of you making your career 6 months after completion of your courses in UK universities.

From this Guardian awards each university of UK an overall score which determines its ranking in the University League Table 2012!

You will get to know the top university or college of UK for your desired course or study programme. This will help you a lot while filling out your application and choosing a suitable college or university in UK for further education. One can swiftly compare their favorite UK University with the others present on the list.

Top 10 Universities of UK for Art & Design 2012 [Creation of visual work, from painting and sculpture to computer graphics and video games - includes crafts and fine art]

 

Rating Name of institution Guardian score /100
Note: Other providers that deliver courses in this subject area, but for whom there is insufficient data to calculate a ranking position, include London South Bank, Glasgow Caledonian, Glasgow, Trinity Saint David, UHI and University College BirminghamSource: Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa); National Student Survey; Intelligent Metrix Ltd
1 Oxford 100.0
2 UCL 92.6
3 Brunel 84.5
4 Writtle College 83.8
5 Newcastle 81.2
6 Reading 78.7
7 Glasgow School of Art 77.5
8 Aberystwyth 77.4
9 Lancaster 77.0
10 Kingston 72.8

 

 

Art & Design subjects considered to bring out your creative side can remodel your career on the lines of global successes if you get admitted into Oxford University in UK, ranked number one university for degrees in Art & Design streams. The university has the high student satisfaction rate of 92% in terms of courses and 88 % in terms of teaching!

UCL falls just 8 point short of Oxford University in the battle of number one position on the University League Table published by Guardian for 2012. Ranked as number 2, UCL comes with an overall high score of 92.6.

Next in line is the University of Brunel followed by Writtle College, Newcastle University and Reading University on positions 3, 4, 5, and 6 with the score of 84.5, 83.8, 81.2 and 78.7 respectively. Out of them, Brunel and reading are the only ones which show 74 percent chances of a career after 6 months of course completion.

Forming the tail are the universities of Glasgow School of Art [7, 77.5], Aberystwyth [8, 77.4], Lancaster [9, 77.0] and Kingston University [10, 72.8]. All of these universities of UK showcase a very decent rate of student satisfaction in terms of courses taught, teaching methods followed and feedback received.

Make your career in animation, fashion, design, arts, photography, architecture or any other such subject from the top 10 universities of UK for art & design in 2012!

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Top 10 Universities of UK for Business and Management Studies 2012

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Here we will be starting a series of articles based on UK Universities rankings for a particular subject starting with top 10 Universities of UK for Business & Management Studies.

Recently Guardian came out with their annual list of top ranked UK universities  [University League Table 2012] based on their previous year’s performances. The Guardian also declares another list featuring various core subjects and courses taught under them at several universities and colleges of UK.

You will get to know the top university or college of UK for your desired course or study programme. This will help you a lot while filling out your application and choosing a suitable college or university in UK for further education. One can swiftly compare their favorite UK University with the others present on the list.

We would start with top 50 UK universities of UK for Business & Management Studies! However, we will review only the top 10 UK universities and colleges here.

Top 10 Universities in UK for Business & Management Studies [Covers business studies, management studies, finance, accounting, marketing, human resource management and business and administrative studies]

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Name of institution Guardian score /100
Note: Other providers that deliver courses in this subject area, but for whom there is insufficient data to calculate a ranking position, include Harper Adams UC, Cambridge, SOAS and UHI Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa); National Student Survey; Intelligent Metrix Ltd
1 Oxford 100.0
2 Warwick 97.2
3 City 94.9
4 St Andrews 89.3
5 UCL 88.3
6 Bristol 87.7
7 Strathclyde 87.2
8 Bath 85.3
9 Loughborough 82.6
10 Lancaster 82.5

 

Oxford University may have slid down to number 2 in the University League Table 2012 but when it comes to degree in Business & Management Studies, it stand on top with a Guardian score of 100! As a matter of fact, chances if you making your career 6 months after course completion are the highest with an impressive number of 86!

Right on Oxford University’s heels is Warwick University with overall score of 97.2, satisfaction score of 91% from course and 85% from teaching.  Chances of making a great career after 6 months of completion of your course at Warwick is however 77 which is quite behind Oxford.

On number three is the City University with an overall score of 94.9 and career making chances after 6 months as 64. Universities on number 4, 5 and 6 i.e. St. Andrews [one of the oldest universities of UK], UCL and Bristol boast of a score with slight difference – 89.3, 88.3 and 87.2 respectively.

Bringing up the rear are University of Strathclyde at number 7, University of Bath at number 8, Loughborough University on number 9 and on number 10 resides Lancaster University. They all come with an overall score of 87.2, 85.3, 82.6 and 82.5. Career after 6 months for these universities however is not in accordance with their rankings. For Strathclyde its 65 while for Bath University it’s slightly higher at 79 followed by score of 73 for Loughborough and 84 [the highest amongst the last four for Lancaster University!

11 Reading 81.7
12 Glasgow 79.1
12 London School of Economics 79.1
14 Exeter 78.5
15 Buckingham 77.2
16 Heriot-Watt 75.9
17 Nottingham 75.3
18 Birmingham 73.4
19 Robert Gordon 73.2
20 King's College London 72.9
20 Leeds 72.9
22 Stirling 71.5
23 Kent 71.4
24 Sunderland 71.0
25 Edinburgh 70.9
26 Durham 70.0
27 Aston 69.5
28 Manchester 66.6
29 Leicester 66.3
29 Queen's, Belfast 66.3
31 Cumbria 66.1
32 Lincoln 65.1
32 Cardiff 65.1
34 Oxford Brookes 64.9
34 Newcastle 64.9
36 Southampton 64.3
37 Edinburgh Napier 63.3
38 UEA 62.6
39 Liverpool 61.3
40 Northumbria 61.2
41 York 60.5
42 Trinity Saint David 60.4
43 Bradford 60.1
44 Royal Agricultural College 59.9
45 Aberdeen 59.0
46 Surrey 58.9
47 Plymouth 58.6
48 Coventry 58.2
48 Keele 58.2
50 Glamorgan 58.1
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Top Universities Of UK For 2012- Check Out The Rankings of Your Desired University!

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The university league table 2012 is out. Here you can see the rankings for top 50 universities of UK ranked on the basis of entry standards, university satisfaction, research assessment and graduate prospects for the students. But for the benefit of students we would be reviewing the top 10 UK universities for the year 2012. This guide might help a student to get a brief insight into their desired UK University’s standing amongst all the competition!

CUG Rank University Name Entry Standards Student Satisfaction Research Assessment Graduate Prospects Overall Score
2012 2011
1 2 Cambridge 559 4.1 2.98 85.5 1000
2 1 Oxford 536 4.2 2.96 85.0 992
3 3 Imperial College London 519 3.8 2.94 86.7 940
4 5 London School of Economics 513 3.9 2.96 84.1 928
5 4 Durham 487 4.0 2.72 80.4 890
6 6 St Andrews 485 4.1 2.72 76.3 854
7 9 University College London 477 4.0 2.84 81.1 842
8 7 Warwick 480 4.0 2.80 72.5 822
9 8 Lancaster 407 4.0 2.71 71.8 820
10 12 Bath 459 4.0 2.71 77.9 800


As one can clearly see, University of Cambridge has clearly defeated Oxford University to grab hold the topmost ranking for the upcoming year 2012. This makes it once again one of the most sought after universities of UK as well as the world.

With its high graduate prospects score of 85.5 and entry standards of 559, Cambridge University has secured number position with the perfect score of 1000. Not far behind is world renowned Oxford University which boasts of alumni of quite influential and powerful people of the world. Its overall score is 992 just 8 points short of the topmost university ranking.

The student satisfaction ratio too for both the top two universities of UK doesn’t show that much of difference being 2.98 and 2.96 for Cambridge and Oxford University respectively.

Imperial College has managed to maintain its position of number 3 from previous year. On the other hand, London School of Economics has jumped a notch from last year’s number 5 to this year’s number 4 position.

Rest of the 6 UK universities have shown a slight jump or slide down in their rankings from last year by a very little margin.

Decide which university of UK is the best for you based upon these rankings. But remember, however effective these are numbers on paper. A person’s choice can vary on the basis of personal choices, quality of courses, location and budget. So which of these universities of UK is the one for you?

CUG Rank University Name Entry Standards Student Satisfaction Research Assessment Graduate Prospects Overall Score
2012 2011
11 16 Bristol 467 3.9 2.72 77.7 794
12 10 York 437 4.1 2.78 68.2 790
13 11 Edinburgh 442 3.8 2.75 72.4 782
14 14 Southampton 427 3.9 2.72 70.8 779
15 24 Exeter 439 4.1 2.62 70.3 768
16 13 King’s College London 447 3.9 2.69 82.6 758
17 18 Nottingham 428 3.9 2.67 77.9 753
18 15 SOAS 423 3.9 2.60 68.7 751
19 21 Loughborough 390 4.1 2.62 69.2 749
19 19 Sussex 380 4.1 2.61 69.3 749
21 26 Glasgow 408 4.0 2.59 72.1 748
22 23 Birmingham 421 4.0 2.64 71.8 742
23 22 Leicester 399 4.1 2.45 71.5 740
24 29 Newcastle 410 4.0 2.63 75.4 738
25 17 Aston 370 3.9 2.43 74.8 735
26 25 Sheffield 426 4.0 2.72 73.6 729
27 28 East Anglia 386 4.1 2.58 66.1 728
28 33 Surrey 388 3.9 2.58 76.4 715
29 31 Manchester 422 3.8 2.82 70.4 714
30 32 Liverpool 401 3.9 2.54 70.3 712
31 35 Queen’s, Belfast 362 3.9 2.56 69.4 710
32 27 Leeds 408 3.9 2.72 65.8 702
33 30 Royal Holloway 381 4.0 2.67 63.1 693
34 38 Kent 329 4.0 2.60 67.3 684
34 40 Reading 370 4.0 2.53 66.3 684
36 39 Queen Mary 387 4.0 2.73 71.7 683
37 41 Cardiff 406 3.9 2.69 73.6 672
38 37 Essex 307 4.0 2.77 58.6 668
38 34 Heriot-Watt 335 3.9 2.48 68.8 668
40 35 Strathclyde 394 3.9 2.45 73.0 665
41 47 City 361 3.9 2.48 70.6 646
42 20 Buckingham 273 4.4 87.5 639
43 45 Dundee 353 4.0 2.54 68.9 628
44 43 Keele 310 4.0 2.41 67.5 619
45 52 Stirling 305 4.0 2.41 66.2 613
46 44 Aberdeen 332 4.0 2.57 69.4 604
46 50 Oxford Brookes 314 3.9 2.20 62.0 604
48 41 Hertfordshire 244 3.9 2.40 59.7 597

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UK University Degrees- What Can You Earn from Your Degree

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When a student plan to study in UK, the first and foremost question that comes to his mind is it worth it? The expensive tuition fees associated with university studies does ensure a respectable earning in return?

Consolidated here are facts and figures for various such university degrees of UK for various streams. This statistical analysis will successfully give you an idea about the expected earnings and return on investment on your desired degree. In addition, this article also throws light on the financial justification of getting a university degree [a study between earnings of graduates as compared to non graduates].

Average Extra Earnings according to Subjects Studied

It is quite true that one’s earnings vary according to their subject choice. According to sources, an arts graduate average earning is just £35,000 extra over his non graduate counterpart. On the other hand a medicine graduate boasts of £340,000 extra average earning over his non graduate counterpart. Following will give you average earnings according to the subjects studied [in pounds] [from 2005 to 2007]

Subject studied Average extra earnings (compared to non-graduates)
Medicine £340,000
Law £245,000
Engineering £245,000
Maths £240,000
Physics £190,000
Chemistry £185,000
Business £185,000
European languages £165,000
Psychology £100,000
Linguistics and English £95,000
Humanities £50,000
Arts £35,000

Note:

  • Earnings tend to increase at a constant rate in the initial years for every job.
  • Average earnings tend to be misleading due to the several variations in different streams.

Average Graduate Earnings over the Years

Let’s look at the average earnings of graduates over a span of years. Initially, the gap between graduate and non graduate seems to be a narrow one. For example-a 21-22 year old graduate earns £17,472 per annum as compared to a non-graduate with A levels who earns £15,912 per annum. But as they both start climbing ladders of experience over the years, this gap slowly starts widening. Here’s a chart showcasing this gap.

Age in 2008 Degree or equivalent A-level, GCE or equivalent
21-22 £17,472 £15,912
23-24 £20,696 £18,200
25-26 £24,960 £20,436
27-28 £28,912 £22,256
29-30 £32,916 £24,180
31-32 £34,632 £24,336
32-33 £37,960 £27,768
All ages (21 -34) £28,860 £21,268

High Average Extra Earnings for Graduates

On an average basis graduates earn over non graduates

In currency- £1, 60,000 extra throughout lifetime

In Percentage-23% extra throughout lifetime

Per annum- £3,600 extra per year [irrespective of rising number of graduate degrees]

Note: Public sector earnings although low in numbers are high on job security and pension benefits.

Rate of Return According to Subject Degree

According to sources Law sector has emerged as the highest earning sector breaking the public prejudice of Medicine being considered the golden egg laying goose. This is due to the fact, medicine if ensures high return also demands high investment over long span of years. Given here is the annual rate of return on degree

Subject Rate of return
Law 17.2%
Management 16.9%
Engineering 15.5%
Chemistry 15.0%
Physics 14.9%
European languages 14.0%
Medicine (excluding dentistry) 11.6%
Chemical sciences 10.2%
Psychology 10.1%
Linguistics and English 9.7%
History 8.8%

Post Grad-Premium

This premium is offered up by some employers for their graduate employees to earn a post grad degree.

Doctorates- £6,000 extra earning

Masters- £4,000 extra earning

MBA- £12,000 extra earning

Note: - Post grad premium for MBAs is very rarely offered

Some Interesting findings of the research conducted

Is Degree Always Necessarily A Financial Boon?

No, in some subjects like arts- a graduate usually earns bit less than his non graduate counterpart. It is quite possible to earn more than an average graduate given you get an access to excellent work training and job experience with renowned names in the field.

The degree on the other hand is expensive with debts totalling up to £15,700. Now the start up salary for an average graduate is just £22,300. Even if your salary increases by 5% every year, it would still take you 12 years to pay off this debt which is quite huge!

Note

  • 20% students drop out of university
  • University graduates never go unemployed

Is Degree More Beneficial For Women?

Yes, studies clearly show a stark rise in average earnings of women graduates by 63% as compared to men graduates who just experienced a 43% economic rise in their average earnings.

Same is the case for men from poorer or humble backgrounds. They experience quite a phenomenal rise in their earnings as compared to men from well to do families.

Note

  • Huge discrimination prevails between men graduates and female graduates
  • Men graduates earn minimum £14,000 extra in their working lives

In conclusion, we can say that a university degree from UK indeed can turn around your fortune given you choose the right career path!

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Best Colleges for MBA in London

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What is the first thing that you do after deciding to complete your MBA or masters in business administration from London? Get information about all the best colleges for MBA in London of course. This way you would surely get knowledge about all the available MBA courses in London and one can choose according to his or her choice. As a matter of fact, knowing more about these colleges and universities in terms of budget, duration, course structure and future growth prospects is recommended to every international student coming to London for completing his or her post graduation in management. The city is famous for its globally recognized educational institutions and competent course curriculum.

Now when you decide to come to London for further studies, on what basis you would plan out the criteria for screening the MBA colleges? Some would rank the colleges according to the cost while for others the placement record would play an important role in taking a decision. So which is the best factor for selecting a MBA college in London? The answer to this question is simply that you should choose that college or university which is most capable of helping you achieve your desired future goals. Studying in London also gives you a wonderful opportunity to tour the historical capital of UK. One can learn so much about the social and professional culture of a different country while staying there.

Here’s a list of some of the best MBA colleges in London
• London School of Business & Finance
• Holborn college
• RDI [Resource Development International] – IBAM
• College of Technology London
• London School of Commerce

All the above mentioned MBA London colleges are renowned business schools known for their excellent opportunities for training and exposure in the global business environment. Besides these, there are many other colleges in London who are well known for their MBA programmes in various branches like MBA in Hospitality Management, MBA in Marketing Management, MBA in Sports Management, MBA in Human Resource Management, MBA in Financial Management, MBA in Project Management, MBA in Tourism Management, MBA in International Hospitality Management, MBA in International Event Management etc.

Find the best MBA college in London that suits your needs and get a head start in your future career!

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University Rankings for Art & Design In UK

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Guardian University Rankings 2010-Art & Design

Rank Name Of Institution Guardian score/100 Satisfied with teaching [%] Satisfied with feedback [%] Spend Per Student Student Staff Ratio Career Prospects Value added Score/10 Average entry tariff
1 UCL 100 10 11.8 64 10 399
2 Oxford 87.5 98 84 10 15.9 7 420
3 Brunel 81.9 9 14.6 73 9 371
4 Edinburgh 74.5 9 14.8 7 436
5 Newcastle 70.6 71 59 7 12 56 8 387

Times Online University Rankings 2010- Art & Design

Rankings Name Of The Institution Research Quality Entry Standards National Student Survey Graduate Prospects Total score
1 Oxford 3.4 422 92% 54% 100
2 University College London 3.7 384 76% 65% 96.5
3 Glasgow 3 450 81% 67% 96.3
4 Loughborough 3.5 367 84% 58% 93.4
=4 Brunel 1.5 374 76% 75% 93.4

The above mentioned tables portray the top 5 colleges or universities for studying Art & Design in UK according to the two most influential editorials i.e. Times and The Guardian. Both have enlisted different colleges based on various aspects like teaching, spend per student, research, career prospects and entry.

One can clearly see that Oxford features within the top 2 spots on both the lists. However, only TimesOnline provide the exact career prospects after doing your Art & Design courses from Oxford University [54%]. This is a clear indication of the fact that one shouldn’t always go by ranking alone while choosing a college for further studies. There are certainly many other factors like course curriculum, infrastructure, location and job prospects nearby to colleges, number of international students, academic and social environment etc.

Rankings are very important while selecting a college but they are not the only basis of judging or narrowing down a prospective college or university for your future career.

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