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 is considered the most trusted quality indicator of UK universities, and the 131 universities ranked in its latest edition can be found below.

UK University Rankings

Rank

Name

1

Ranking-University of Oxford University of Oxford

2

Ranking-University of St Andrews University of St Andrews

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-Durham University Durham University

7

Ranking-University College London University College London

8

Ranking-University of Bath University of Bath

9

Ranking-University of Warwick University of Warwick

10

Ranking-University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh

11

Ranking-Loughborough University Loughborough University

12

Ranking-Lancaster University Lancaster University

13

Ranking-University of Exeter University of Exeter

14

Ranking-University of Glasgow University of Glasgow

15

Ranking-University of Bristol University of Bristol

16

Ranking-University of Southampton University of Southampton

17

Ranking-University of York University of York

18

Ranking-University of Strathclyde University of Strathclyde

19

Ranking-University of Aberdeen University of Aberdeen

20

Ranking-University of Birmingham University of Birmingham

20

Ranking-University of Sheffield University of Sheffield

22

Ranking-University of Surrey University of Surrey

23

Ranking-University of Leeds University of Leeds

24

Ranking-University of Manchester University of Manchester

25

Ranking-Cardiff University Cardiff University

26

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

27

Ranking-University of East Anglia University of East Anglia

28

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

29

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

30

Ranking-University of Nottingham University of Nottingham

30

Ranking-University of Reading University of Reading

32

Ranking-University of Dundee University of Dundee

33

Ranking-Newcastle University Newcastle University

33

Ranking-University of Liverpool University of Liverpool

35

Ranking-University of Leicester University of Leicester

36

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

37

Ranking-SOAS University of London SOAS University of London

38

Ranking-Ulster University Ulster University

38

Ranking-University of Stirling University of Stirling

40

Ranking-University of West London University of West London

41

Ranking-Aberystwyth University Aberystwyth University

42

Ranking-Falmouth University Falmouth University

42

Ranking-Nottingham Trent University Nottingham Trent University

42

Ranking-Swansea University Swansea University

45

Ranking-Aston University Aston University

45

Ranking-Bangor University Bangor University

47

Ranking-Harper Adams University Harper Adams University

48

Ranking-University of Kent University of Kent

49

Ranking-Northumbria University Northumbria University

50

Ranking-University of Sussex University of Sussex

51

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

52

Ranking-Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow Caledonian University

53

Ranking-University of Lincoln University of Lincoln

54

Ranking-University of Essex University of Essex

55

Ranking-Coventry University Coventry University

56

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

57

Ranking-Heriot-Watt University Heriot-Watt University

57

Ranking-Oxford Brookes University Oxford Brookes University

59

Ranking-Edinburgh Napier University Edinburgh Napier University

60

Ranking-Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester Metropolitan University

61

Ranking-UWE Bristol UWE Bristol

62

Ranking-University of Portsmouth University of Portsmouth

63

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

64

Ranking-Keele University Keele University

65

Ranking-Robert Gordon University Robert Gordon University

66

Ranking-University of Chichester University of Chichester

67

Ranking-Queen Margaret University Queen Margaret University

68

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

69

Ranking-University of Hull University of Hull

70

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

71

Ranking-Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool John Moores University

71

Ranking-Leeds Arts University Leeds Arts University

73

Ranking-University of Huddersfield University of Huddersfield

74

Ranking-University of Plymouth University of Plymouth

75

Ranking-Bishop Grosseteste University Bishop Grosseteste University

76

Ranking-Arts University Bournemouth Arts University Bournemouth

77

Ranking-Bath Spa University Bath Spa University

78

Ranking-Edge Hill University Edge Hill University

79

Ranking-York St John University York St John University

80

Ranking-Liverpool Hope University Liverpool Hope University

80

Ranking-Plymouth Marjon University Plymouth Marjon University

82

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

82

Ranking-Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield Hallam University

84

Ranking-University of Greenwich University of Greenwich

85

Ranking-University of Buckingham University of Buckingham

86

Ranking-Teesside University Teesside University

87

Ranking-University of Winchester University of Winchester

88

Ranking-University of Salford University of Salford

89

Ranking-Abertay University Abertay University

89

Ranking-Bournemouth University Bournemouth University

91

Ranking-University of Hertfordshire University of Hertfordshire

92

Ranking-Kingston University Kingston University

93

Ranking-Cardiff Metropolitan University Cardiff Metropolitan University

94

Ranking-Birmingham City University Birmingham City University

95

Ranking-University of Bradford University of Bradford

96

Ranking-University of Derby University of Derby

97

Ranking-University of Chester University of Chester

98

Ranking-University of Brighton University of Brighton

98

Ranking-University of Sunderland University of Sunderland

100

Ranking-Leeds Trinity University Leeds Trinity University

101

Ranking-University of Roehampton University of Roehampton

102

Ranking-Royal Agricultural University Royal Agricultural University

103

Ranking-University of South Wales University of South Wales

104

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

105

Ranking-Hartpury University Hartpury University

106

Ranking-Staffordshire University Staffordshire University

107

Ranking-University of Central Lancashire University of Central Lancashire

108

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

109

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

110

Ranking-Brunel University London Brunel University London

110

Ranking-University of Worcester University of Worcester

112

Ranking-University of Gloucestershire University of Gloucestershire

113

Ranking-Leeds Beckett University Leeds Beckett University

114

Ranking-Solent University Solent University

115

Ranking-University of Westminster University of Westminster

115

Ranking-Middlesex University Middlesex University

115

Ranking-University of Suffolk University of Suffolk

118

Ranking-Newman University, Birmingham Newman University, Birmingham

119

Ranking-Canterbury Christ Church University Canterbury Christ Church University

120

Ranking-Wrexham Glyndwr University Wrexham Glyndwr University

121

Ranking-Buckinghamshire New University Buckinghamshire New University

122

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

122

Ranking-De Montfort University De Montfort University

124

Ranking-University of Bolton University of Bolton

125

Ranking-University of Northampton University of Northampton

126

Ranking-London South Bank University London South Bank University

127

Ranking-University of Wolverhampton University of Wolverhampton

128

Ranking-London Metropolitan University London Metropolitan University

129

Ranking-University of Cumbria University of Cumbria

130

Ranking-Ravensbourne University London Ravensbourne University London

131

Ranking-University of East London University of East London

132

Ranking-University of Bedfordshire University of Bedfordshire

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