St Andrews University has been placed fourth in the UK and top in Scotland in the latest university league table published.
Consistently ranked one of the UK’s top 10 over the last decade, St Andrews is judged to be the UK’s best multi-faculty university next to Oxbridge in the new Guardian University Guide.
Once again, it is the only Scottish university to feature in the top 10 of the annual examination of the UK’s universities.
In the subject rankings, anthropology is placed top in the UK, while history and history of art is ranked joint top in Cambridge.
Ranked second top in the UK is politics, alongside physics, which also shares second place with Lancaster. Classics is placed third top in the UK.
Other top-10 rated subjects include chemistry, English and earth and marine sciences (4th), religious studies and theo-logy and maths (5th), modern languages and linguistics and philosophy (6th), psychology (7th), geography and environmental Studies (9th) and biosciences (10th).
Universities are ranked according to areas such as spending per student, student/staff ratio, graduate career prospects, grade requirements and how happy final-year students are with their courses based on the annual National Student Survey.
The Guardian’s guide is the second league table published this year that places St Andrews top in Scotland.
The Complete University Guide 2014, which marked the beginning of league table season when it was published in April, placed St Andrews sixth in the UK.