Liverpool is ranked top in the league table. Its Faculty of Engineering performed well in the national league tables such as Guardian and times Good University Guide. In 2006 it is ranked 2nd in the UK for Materials Engineering by Guardian, 5th for Mechanical Engineering by The Times.

The department of Engineering Materials at the University of Sheffield is one of the best in the UK. All of its research activity was rated equal to and higher than 2* (Quality that is recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour) by the recent RAE 2008.

Ranking for Engineering: materials and mineral (Top 10 schools):
1 Oxford
2 Imperial College
3 Exeter
4 Sheffield
5 Loughborough
6 Birmingham
7 Leeds
8 Manchester
9 Queen Mary
10 Swansea
Source: Guardian 2010

Top UK institutions for Materials engineering:
Rank, Name, Guardian teaching score/100
1 Liverpool 81
2 Oxford 78
3 Imperial College 76
4 Manchester 75
5 Bath 68
6 Nottingham 68
7 Sheffield 68
8 Leeds 64
9 Loughborough 61
10 Birmingham 60
11 Queen Mary, London 58
12 London Institute 58
13 Heriot-Watt 57
14 De Montfort 52
15 Nottingham Trent 48
16 Buckinghamshire Chilterns Univ Col 43
Source: Guardian 2004

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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