League tables

Why choose us?

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.

European and Global rankings

Financial Times (FT) rankings

Financial Times 51st 2020 Global Masters in Finance
(MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Managment)
83rd 2019 Global Masters in Management
(MSc International Management)
86th   2019 European Business School

The Exeter MBA

CEO Magazine Global MBA Ranking

Tier One

2017 (Executive programme)
CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings


2017 UK ranking (Full-time programme)
CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings


2017 Global ranking (Full-time programme)
CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings

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

Shanghai Rankings Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 6 Ecology
49 Environmental Science & Engineering
51-75 Water Resources
76-100 Oceanography
76-100 Hospitality & Tourism Management

Recent University of Exeter accolades

Exeter is amongst the top 200 universities worldwide according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 and QS World University Rankings 2021, two of the most influential global league tables.
6th in the UK, 9th in Europe and 24th in the world in the CWTS Leiden Ranking, when the quality of publications is taken into account.
The Guardian University Guide 2021 lists Exeter in 16th position out of 121 higher education institutions.
The Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 ranks Exeter in 12th position in the UK.
The Complete University Guide 2021 published in the Independent lists Exeter in 12th place and we are ranked 8th in the Russell Group of leading research intensive universities. 
Exeter was named The Times and The Sunday Times Sports University of the Year 2015-16 acknowledging the University as the best in the country in academic and athletic achievement across a wide range of sports.
The University has four times been awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize. The most recent award in 2020 was made to a team of scientists for the pivotal role they have played to expose the devastating effect that plastics pollution has on the health of humans and wildlife.
For the 2018-2019 season University of Exeter finished 5th in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) table. This ranks us as the top sporting institution in the South of England and Wales.