Greenwich and Aston Unis overtake Bristol and Manchester in Guardian undergrad law rankings

Cambridge University has maintained its place at the top of The Guardian’s annual ranking of undergraduate law degrees.

Oxford is in second position, while the London School of Economics rises from fifth to third.

Two Scottish institutions have broken into the top 10. Dundee has risen 26 places to eighth spot, while Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University features in ninth, following a 42-place rise to 12th in the list last year.

Edinburgh and York have dropped out of the top 10, to 12th and 18th position respectively.

Greenwich University is the biggest winner in the rankings. It has risen 41 places to 27th, putting it one place above Bristol and three above Manchester. Aston University is up 34 spots to 21st while Buckingham has risen 30 places to 39th.

The biggest drop down the rankings is that of is Brighton University, which falls 45 places after rising 48 places last year.

Among other the big fallers are Leicester (down 35 places), Oxford Brookes (down 31), Gloucestershire (down 22), Liverpool John Moores (down 19), and SOAS (down 18).

Students at Swansea, Chester and the University of East Anglia (UEA) declare themselves most satisfied with their courses, with those at Oxford happiest with the standard of teaching.

This year University Last year
1 Cambridge Cambridge
2 Oxford Oxford
3 LSE Queen Mary University +2
4 King’s College London Durham +2
5 Queen Mary University LSE -2
7 Durham King’s College London -3
8 Dundee UEA +26
9 Robert Gordon Edinburgh +3
10 UEA York -2