The University of St Andrews scored the highest mark in the league table. The Department of Chemistry claims to be the No 1 in UK - beating both Oxford and Imperial as the best department for the subject in the UK.

In the extensive opinion survey of academics and head teachers that underpinned the 2008 Sunday Times University Guide, Bristol gained the best results of any university for Chemistry, a subject for which it has been designated a centre for excellence in teaching and learning.

In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 95 per cent of Sussex chemistry research was rated as internationally recognised or higher, and over half rated as internationally excellent or higher.

Warwick is placed equal third among UK Chemistry departments with 75% of our research rated world leading or internationally excellent in the RAE 2008.

Top 20 Institutions for Chemistry:

Rank, Institution, Average Teaching Score
1 St Andrews 100
2 Imperial College 98.7
3 Oxford 98.1
4 Sussex 98.1
5 York 94.9
6 Liverpool 93.4
7 Queen's, Belfast 92.8
8 Sheffield 92.3
9 Southampton 91.5
10 Warwick 88.4
11 Hull 86
12 Reading 85.9
13 Aberdeen 83.3
14 Leicester 83.3
15 Loughborough 83.1
16 Leeds 83
17 Durham 82.6
18 Nottingham 82.5
19 Surrey 82.5
20 Manchester 82

Source: Guardian 2009

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