University of Birmingham Rankings: World & National Rankings

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Updated on - Apr 18th, 2022 | 09:43 AM By Venushree Agarwal

The University of Birmingham, also called UoB, is one of the most popular universities in the UK. It is the second most targeted university by various employers in the UK. We will be looking at the rankings of UoB that are given by major ranking providers at the national level and the global level.

University of Birmingham Ranking Highlights

Given below are some of the highlights of the University of Birmingham rankings:

  • The University of Birmingham has been ranked at number 87 in the world by the Global ranking provider QS for 2021
  • Times Higher Education has ranked UoB at 107 in 2021
  • The US News and World Report, which is specific to the US, has ranked it at number 92 for 2021
  • ARWU (Shanghai ranking) has placed it between 101-150 for the year 2020

University of Birmingham World Rankings

Several ranking agencies have ranked UoB based on various indicators of excellence. Some of the world rankings for the University of Birmingham provided by major ranking providers are given below:

Ranked by World Ranking 2020 World Ranking 2021
Times Higher Education 112 107
QS- World University Ranking 81 87
ARWU ( Shanghai Ranking) 101-150 N/A

University of Birmingham National Rankings

When it comes to National Rankings, The University of Birmingham has been ranked at number 13 by the Complete University Guide for 2021. The Guardian is another ranking provider that is given great importance in the UK. It consistently UoB among the top 20 universities in the UK from 2017-2020. It has been placed at number 21 by “The Guardian” in the year 2021.

University of Birmingham Rankings by Subject

There are different rankings provided by major global and national ranking providers for several courses. The table given below illustrates some of the rankings by subject awarded to the University of Birmingham:

Course Name Ranking Provider Ranking 2021
Global MBA QS 131-140
PG Business and Economics Times Higher Education 151-175
PG Engineering and Technology Times Higher Education 101-125
PG Computers Times Higher Education 101-125
Business and Management Studies The Complete University Guide 22
Chemical Engineering The Guardian 4
Electronic and Electrical Engineering The Complete University Guide 21
Accounting and Finance The Guardian 7
Business, Management, and Marketing The Guardian 58