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UK University Rankings

Choosing a UK university

UK university rankings and league tables are highly competitive. There are over 150 higher education institutions to choose from in the UK, and it is important you have all the information on where to go and what to study before applying. Important factors to consider when choosing a UK university include:

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide is considered the most trusted quality indicator of undergraduate study at UK universities, and the 131 universities ranked in its 2022 edition can be found below.

UK University Rankings

Rank

Name

1

Ranking-University of St Andrews University of St Andrews

2

Ranking-University of Oxford University of Oxford

3

Ranking-University of Cambridge University of Cambridge

4

Ranking-London School of Economics and Political Science London School of Economics and Political Science

5

Ranking-Imperial College London Imperial College London

6

Ranking-University College London (UCL) University College London (UCL)

7

Ranking-Durham University Durham University

8

Ranking-University of Bath University of Bath

9

Ranking-University of Warwick University of Warwick

10

Ranking-Loughborough University Loughborough University

11

Ranking-University of Exeter University of Exeter

12

Ranking-University of Glasgow University of Glasgow

13

Ranking-University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh

14

Ranking-Lancaster University Lancaster University

15

Ranking-University of York University of York

16

Ranking-University of Bristol University of Bristol

17

Ranking-University of Southampton University of Southampton

18

Ranking-University of Sheffield University of Sheffield

19

Ranking-University of Aberdeen University of Aberdeen

20

Ranking-University of Strathclyde University of Strathclyde

21

Ranking-University of Surrey University of Surrey

22

Ranking-University of Birmingham University of Birmingham

23

Ranking-University of Manchester University of Manchester

24

Ranking-University of Leeds University of Leeds

25

Ranking-Cardiff University Cardiff University

26

Ranking-University of East Anglia University of East Anglia

27

Ranking-King's College London King's College London

28

Ranking-SOAS University of London SOAS University of London

29

Ranking-Royal Holloway, University of London Royal Holloway, University of London

29

Ranking-University of Liverpool University of Liverpool

31

Ranking-Queen's University Belfast Queen's University Belfast

32

Ranking-University of Nottingham University of Nottingham

33

Ranking-University of Dundee University of Dundee

34

Ranking-University of Reading University of Reading

34

Ranking-University of Leicester University of Leicester

36

Ranking-Harper Adams University Harper Adams University

37

Ranking-Newcastle University Newcastle University

38

Ranking-Aston University Aston University

39

Ranking-Aberystwyth University Aberystwyth University

40

Ranking-Ulster University Ulster University

41

Ranking-Swansea University Swansea University

42

Ranking-University of the Arts London University of the Arts London

43

Ranking-Nottingham Trent University Nottingham Trent University

44

Ranking-Bangor University Bangor University

45

Ranking-St Mary’s University, London St Mary’s University, London

46

Ranking-Queen Mary, University of London Queen Mary, University of London

47

Ranking-University of West London University of West London

48

Ranking-University of Sussex University of Sussex

49

Ranking-Northumbria University Northumbria University

50

Ranking-Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow Caledonian University

51

Ranking-Falmouth University Falmouth University

52

Ranking-University of Kent University of Kent

53

Ranking-University of Stirling University of Stirling

53

Ranking-University of Chichester University of Chichester

55

Ranking-University of Lincoln University of Lincoln

56

Ranking-University of Essex University of Essex

56

Ranking-University of Buckingham University of Buckingham

58

Ranking-Coventry University Coventry University

59

Ranking-Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester Metropolitan University

60

Ranking-Edinburgh Napier University Edinburgh Napier University

61

Ranking-Oxford Brookes University Oxford Brookes University

62

Ranking-Robert Gordon University Robert Gordon University

63

Ranking-Queen Margaret University Queen Margaret University

64

Ranking-Heriot-Watt University Heriot-Watt University

65

Ranking-University of Portsmouth University of Portsmouth

66

Ranking-City, University of London City, University of London

67

Ranking-University of Hull University of Hull

68

Ranking-Keele University Keele University

69

Ranking-Edge Hill University Edge Hill University

70

Ranking-University of Plymouth University of Plymouth

70

Ranking-Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool John Moores University

72

Ranking-UWE Bristol UWE Bristol

73

Ranking-University for the Creative Arts University for the Creative Arts

74

Ranking-Bath Spa University Bath Spa University

75

Ranking-Norwich University of the Arts Norwich University of the Arts

76

Ranking-University of Huddersfield University of Huddersfield

77

Ranking-York St John University York St John University

78

Ranking-Cardiff Metropolitan University Cardiff Metropolitan University

79

Ranking-St George's, University of London St George's, University of London

80

Ranking-Arts University Bournemouth Arts University Bournemouth

81

Ranking-Bournemouth University Bournemouth University

82

Ranking-University of Derby University of Derby

83

Ranking-Plymouth Marjon University Plymouth Marjon University

84

Ranking-Abertay University Abertay University

85

Ranking-Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield Hallam University

85

Ranking-University of Winchester University of Winchester

87

Ranking-University of Brighton University of Brighton

88

Ranking-Liverpool Hope University Liverpool Hope University

89

Ranking-Leeds Arts University Leeds Arts University

89

Ranking-Bishop Grosseteste University Bishop Grosseteste University

91

Ranking-University of Salford University of Salford

92

Ranking-Leeds Trinity University Leeds Trinity University

93

Ranking-University of Sunderland University of Sunderland

93

Ranking-Staffordshire University Staffordshire University

95

Ranking-University of Hertfordshire University of Hertfordshire

96

Ranking-Goldsmiths, University of London Goldsmiths, University of London

97

Ranking-University of South Wales University of South Wales

98

Ranking-Kingston University Kingston University

99

Ranking-University of Roehampton University of Roehampton

100

Ranking-University of Chester University of Chester

101

Ranking-Leeds Beckett University Leeds Beckett University

102

Ranking-Teesside University Teesside University

103

Ranking-University of Worcester University of Worcester

104

Ranking-Royal Agricultural University Royal Agricultural University

105

Ranking-University of Greenwich University of Greenwich

106

Ranking-University of Suffolk University of Suffolk

106

Ranking-University of Bolton University of Bolton

108

Ranking-University of Bradford University of Bradford

109

Ranking-Solent University Solent University

110

Ranking-Birmingham City University Birmingham City University

111

Ranking-University of Central Lancashire University of Central Lancashire

112

Ranking-University of Gloucestershire University of Gloucestershire

112

Ranking-Hartpury University Hartpury University

114

Ranking-Canterbury Christ Church University Canterbury Christ Church University

115

Ranking-Anglia Ruskin University - ARU Anglia Ruskin University - ARU

116

Ranking-London South Bank University London South Bank University

117

Ranking-University of Wales Trinity Saint David University of Wales Trinity Saint David

118

Ranking-University of Wolverhampton University of Wolverhampton

119

Ranking-Brunel University London Brunel University London

119

Ranking-De Montfort University De Montfort University

121

Ranking-Middlesex University Middlesex University

122

Ranking-Wrexham University Wrexham University

123

Ranking-University of Westminster University of Westminster

124

Ranking-London Metropolitan University London Metropolitan University

125

Ranking-Newman University, Birmingham Newman University, Birmingham

126

Ranking-University of the West of Scotland University of the West of Scotland

127

Ranking-Buckinghamshire New University Buckinghamshire New University

128

Ranking-University of Northampton University of Northampton

129

Ranking-University of Cumbria University of Cumbria

130

Ranking-University of Bedfordshire University of Bedfordshire

131

Ranking-University of East London University of East London

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