What are the best universities in Scotland? Top unis named in new guide

Robert Gordon University won the accolade of Scottish University of the year.

Friday, 18th September 2020, 7:00 am
Updated Friday, 18th September 2020, 7:41 am

The University of St Andrews has been named as the top university in Scotland.

According to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, published on Friday, St Andrews is the best in Scotland, and the third best in the UK beaten only by Oxford and Cambridge.

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The University of St Andrews named the top university in Scotland

The new Guide ranked St Andrews top in Scotland for student experience and scoring highly for teaching quality, graduate prospects and completion rate.

The second best in Scotland went to the University of Glasgow with the University of Edinburgh coming in third.

Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen has been named Scottish University of the Year in the same guide.

Alastair McCall, editor of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said: “Robert Gordon is one of the leading modern universities in the UK with a proud record of producing graduates that employers want.

“This makes a compelling case for Robert Gordon to be Scottish University of the Year, particularly when combined with a hefty 17-place rise in our UK academic ranking this year and levels of student satisfaction with teaching quality and the wider university experience that are among the

highest in the UK.”

Abertay University in Dundee was named UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality.

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