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Southampton ranked fourth for Electrical and Electronic Engineering as the university rises in Complete University Guide 2019

Published: 26 April 2018

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) at the University of Southampton was ranked second for graduate prospects and first in the Russell Group for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2019 league table.

Southampton was placed fourth in the country for EEE and Computer Science returned to the top ten at seventh, as the University rose six places to 20th overall out of 131 institutions in the rankings. In the South East, Southampton’s Computer Science offering was ranked second only to the University of Oxford.

Physics and Astronomy, another department in Southampton’s Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, maintained its top 20 placement in the rankings, finishing 19th. The subject was ranked first in the South East for student satisfaction and second in the same category for the whole Russell Group.

In total, nine Southampton subject areas were placed in the national top 10 by the 2019 guide. EEE and Computer Science are joined by Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering (4th), Anatomy and Physiology (8th), Aural and Oral Sciences (3rd), Civil Engineering (6th), Communication and Media Studies (9th), Education (10th) and Mechanical Engineering (6th).

The Complete University Guide – one of three principal UK-based rankings for UK universities – is based on a wide range of criteria including UCAS entry tariffs, student satisfaction, research excellence and intensity, graduate prospects, student-staff ratio, university spending on services and facilities, graduates receiving a first or upper second class honours degree, and degree completion.

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