There are more than 1300 subjects taught in the UK institutions and stored at our database.
All subjects are united into 19 subject areas. For example, subject area “Business and Administrative studies” comprised of more than 60 subjects including Finance, Management, Marketing and Human Resource Management. There is also a “Combined” courses group, which represents courses providing dual degrees/subjects specialisations, for example, Law with French.
An index for the quality of the research undertaken by the institution in a specific subject area. This is defined by the last Research Assessment Exercise performed by the British funding bodies. This measure serves as a good indicator of institution’s specialisation in a chosen subject area. This indicator should be applied for only Master, PhD and similar postgraduate courses as quality of research can rarely significantly influence teaching quality at an undergraduate level.
Subjects at specific institutions have been categorised as having research activity that attains at least a minimum level of research excellence. When Research excellence is ticked on the Detailed search page, then only courses within those subjects at those institutions are included in the search results. The higher the score,the higher the level of scientific research and subject specific knowledge accumulated at the institution.
Quality of teaching is estimated annually by British students participating in the National Student Survey. To define the quality of teaching, students are asked if they agree with the following statements:
On the basis of students’ responses we have defined five bands for Quality of teaching. The highest figure is about 4.7, and the lowest is about 3.03, and the average is about 4.05.
If Quality of teaching is ticked on the Search page, then the results only show courses from Good and Excellent bands. The higher the score,the higher the perceived Quality of teaching by the students.
Quality of libraries, IT, laboratories, rooms and other facilities of their institutions is estimated annually by British students participating in the National Student Survey. To define the quality of learning resources, students are asked if they agree with the following statements:
On the basis of students’ responses we have defined five bands for Quality of learning resources. The highest figure is approximately 4.7, the lowest is about 3.03, and the average is about 4.05.
If Quality of learning resources is ticked on the Search page, then the results only show courses from Good and Excellent bands. The higher the score,the higher the quality of learning resources is estimated by the students.
A number of points that first year students achieved by the time that they started the course, as calculated using the UCAS tariff framework. This characteristic helps to compare level of entry requirements of different departments and institutions. Even though the data is available for only undergraduate entrants, this characteristic can often indicate a general level of institutions’ entry requirements for all courses offered.
The higher the score, the more difficult it is to get accepted to the course.
This represents a percentage of graduates who do not have job and do not continue their studies 6 months after graduation.
The lower the score, the better the chances of the graduates receiving a job after graduation.
This represents a percentage of students who successfully completed the course and are currently employed, 6 months after graduation, having a job requiring graduate diploma according to a standard occupational classification applied.
The higher the score, the better the chances of the graduates obtaining a job relevant to the knowledge and experience they have gained at the university.
Is the percentage of students studying at the University who said they either definitely agree or mostly agree to the National Student Survey question "Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course".
This is a position of the university in one of the most popular university rankings, the Complete University Guide, comprised in association with The Independent newspaper.
Statistics on a number of Russian students studying at the institution are provided by HESA presented on each institution page.
Due to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Human Rights Act 1998 to prevent a disclosure of personal information about any individual, all numbers were rounded to the nearest 5 as: 0,1 and 2 were rounded to 0; all other numbers were rounded to the nearest 5. For example, 3 is represented as 5, 22 is represented as 20, 3286 is represented as 3285 while 0, 20, 55, 3510 remain unchanged.