Leicester records a good set of results in Guardian subject tables

Several subjects at the University of Leicester recorded good results in the Guardian University Guide 2023 rankings.

Criminology and Physics both maintained their top 10 places in their subject tables, finishing seventh and eighth, respectively, while five subjects moved into the top 20.

The latest rankings were published online on Saturday 24 September.

The University’s overall ranking went down slightly, by five places, to 35. However this should be viewed in the context of Leicester being last year’s highest climber when it rose an incredible 47 places to crack the top 30.

The achievement comes after the University moved up to 35th in the Sunday Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 earlier this month, and 29th in the Complete University Guide 2023, in July.

The Guardian tables saw Medicine crack the top 20, moving up six places to 16th, while History was the University’s biggest riser, going up 47 places to 19th. Law went up three positions to 15th; Classics & Ancient History went up seven places to 17th, while Computer Science & Information Systems moved two places up to 20th.

Professor Elizabeth Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education at the University of Leicester, said: “While this year’s small overall move is disappointing, it should be viewed in the context of last year’s incredible performance, where we shot up by 47 places to be named the Guardian University Guide’s highest climber of all UK universities.

“We’re delighted that a number of subject areas performed incredibly well in their respective tables.

“This year has also seen us rise in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide and the Complete University Guide.

“We are proud of the high quality education we provide at the University of Leicester, where students are taught by world leading researchers in a friendly and inclusive environment.”