According to the Sunday Times League Table 2013, the University of Cambridge maintained its status as the No. 1 university in the UK, followed by the University of Oxford in 2nd position. The University of Bath moved up two places from 5th last year to 3rd overall in the UK.

Durham University ranked 4th nationally and has the highest success rate in the North for leavers securing graduate-level jobs. More than four in five (84.5 %) of Durham graduates get a graduate-level job when they leave, with an average starting salary of £23,000 compared to the national average of £20,000.

Heriot-Watt University has come top in the UK for student experience and has been named Scottish University of the Year 2012/13, for the second year running. It was ranked in the UK's top 10 (up from 31st to 9th overall) in the Sunday Times University Guide 2013.

The University of Birmingham has been shortlisted as University of the Year and ranked 13th overall in the UK, a rise of 12 places, according to The Sunday Times University Guide 2013. The University was recognised for its impressive graduate employment, with 86.5% of its students in graduate level work within 6 months of graduating, higher than both Durham (84.5) and Oxford (80.8%).

The top 15 UK universities for 2013:
1 University of Cambridge
2 University of Oxford
3 University of Bath
4 Durham University
5 University of St Andrews
7 University of Exeter
8 Imperial
9 Heriot-Watt
10 Warwick
11 Bristol
12 Loughborough
13 UCL
13 Birmingham
15 University of York
Source: Sunday Times

* Next: Guardian University Guide 2013

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