Top 25 UK universities for graduate employment

London institutions top Good University Guide 2016 list based on graduate job prospects

September 21, 2015
Imperial College London Hammersmith campus
Source: Imperial College London

St George’s, University of London and Imperial College London have topped a ranking of the best universities for graduate job prospects from The Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

The universities of Cambridge and Oxford are the next highest in terms of employment rates for graduates, followed by the University of Birmingham, which was also named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in the guide. Eight years ago just 69 per cent of its graduates were in professional jobs or study after six months; this figure is now 86.7 per cent. 

Other London institutions to make the list include King’s College London (6th), University College London (joint 13th) and City University London (25th).


The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016: top 25 UK universities ranked by graduate employment rate

The graduate prospects score relates to the percentage of graduates in professional jobs or study after six months

Rank Institution Graduate prospects score
1 St George's, University of London 93.4
2 Imperial College London 91.1
3 University of Cambridge 89.3
4 University of Oxford 87.1
5 University of Birmingham 86.7
6 King's College London 85.7
7 University of Bath 85.2
8 Durham University 84.4
9 University of Sussex 84.1
10 Loughborough University 83.7
11 University of Buckingham 83.4
12 University of St Andrews 83.3
13= University College London 83.1
13= Robert Gordon University 83.1
15 Lancaster University 82.5
16 Swansea University 81.4
17 University of Nottingham 81.3
18 Cardiff University 80.1
19 University of Dundee 80
20= University of Warwick 79.8
20= University of Exeter 79.8
22 University of Bristol 79.6
23 University of Glasgow 79.3
24 Newcastle University 79.1
25 City University London 78.9

View the full Times and Sunday Times league table on graduate prospects

This is a list of the top 25 institutions for graduate employment in the Good University Guide 2016, including links to the profiles of those institutions also featured in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15.

ellie.bothwell@tesglobal.com

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