Guildhall School of Music & Drama is the best place to study drama and music, according to this year’s Complete University Guide ranking.
The school rose one place from last year's rankings to take the top spot. Courtauld Institute of Art comes second in the arts, music and drama category, five places higher than last year, while last year’s top institution, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, drops to third.
The arts, drama and music league table, first published in 2016, features 13 specialist institutions offering too small a subject range to appear in the main table.
Universities - and specialist institutions - are independently graded across five measures: entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, outcomes for graduate prospects and on track for graduate prospects. Each category receives a percentage score and an overall percentage score, with Guildhall receiving 100% in total this year.
Simon Emmett, Chief Executive Officer of Complete University Guide brand owners IDP Connect, says the list helps guide prospective students to make the right decisions for themselves.
“The tables’ independence from our other operations ensures that students, parents and advisors can trust the results and make informed choices based on them.”