League tables

University league tables rank institutions and subject areas using a variety of criteria including entry standards, research assessment, student/staff ratio, drop-out rate, student satisfaction, degree classifications and graduate destinations.

UK University league tables

Accounting & Finance

Complete University Guide 2020 9th
Times and The Sunday Times 2019 7th
Complete University Guide 2019 7th
Times and The Sunday Times 2018 11th

Business & Management

Guardian University Guide 2020 7th
Complete University Guide 2020 3rd
Times and The Sunday Times 2019 8th
Complete University Guide 2019 9th
Times and The Sunday Times 2018 15th


Complete University Guide 2020 10th
Times and The Sunday Times 2019 13th
Complete University Guide 2019 14th
Times and The Sunday Times 2018 18th


Complete University Guide 2020 5th

University of Exeter (overall)

Guardian University Guide 2020 10th
Complete University Guide 2020 11th
Times and The Sunday Times 2019 12th
Guardian University Guide 2019 14th
Complete University Guide 2019 12th
Times and The Sunday Times 2018 14th

European and Global rankings

Financial Times (FT) rankings

European Business School Rankings 2018 89th 
Global Masters in Finance
(MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Managment)
2018 62nd
Global Masters in Management
(MSc International Management)
2018 91st
European Business School Rankings 2017 86th 

The Exeter MBA

Corporate Knights’ Better World MBA Rankings 2018 2
Corporate Knights’ Better World MBA Rankings 2017 1
CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings 2017 Tier One (Executive programme)
3rd in the UK (Full-time programme)
21st globally (Full-time programme)

Interdisciplinary rankings

Our academics are involved in a wide range of interdisciplinary research, particularly in the area of sustainability, contributing to the following ranking success:

Shanghai Rankings Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018

Ecology 6
Oceanography 76-100
Environmental Science & Engineering 49
Water Resources 51-75
Hospitality & Tourism Management 76-100

Recent University of Exeter accolades

  • 9th for 'University of the Year' at the What Uni? Student Choice awards 2018.
  • 7th in the UK for overall student experience and 1st for campus environmentTimes Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018.
  • Top 50 international university, 48th in the Times Higher Education Most international universities in the world 2018.
  • International Student Choice Award winners at the What Uni? Student Choice awards 2015 & 2017.
  • Sports University of the Year 2015/16 by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.
  • Sunday Times University of the Year 2013.