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 latest edition can be found below.

UK University Rankings

Rank

Name

1

University of Oxford

2

University of St Andrews

3

University of Cambridge

4

London School of Economics and Political Science

5

Imperial College London

6

Durham University

7

University College London

8

University of Bath

9

University of Warwick

10

University of Edinburgh

11

Loughborough University

12

Lancaster University

13

University of Exeter

14

University of Glasgow

15

University of Bristol

16

University of Southampton

17

University of York

18

University of Strathclyde

19

University of Aberdeen

20

University of Birmingham

20

University of Sheffield

22

University of Surrey

23

University of Leeds

24

University of Manchester

25

Cardiff University

26

King's College London

27

University of East Anglia

28

Queen's University Belfast

29

Royal Holloway, University of London

30

University of Nottingham

30

University of Reading

32

University of Dundee

33

Newcastle University

33

University of Liverpool

35

University of Leicester

36

Queen Mary, University of London

37

SOAS University of London

38

Ulster University

38

University of Stirling

40

University of West London

41

Aberystwyth University

42

Falmouth University

42

Nottingham Trent University

42

Swansea University

45

Aston University

45

Bangor University

47

Harper Adams University

48

University of Kent

49

Northumbria University

50

University of Sussex

51

St Mary’s University, London

52

Glasgow Caledonian University

53

University of Lincoln

54

University of Essex

55

Coventry University

56

University of the Arts London

57

Heriot-Watt University

57

Oxford Brookes University

59

Edinburgh Napier University

60

Manchester Metropolitan University

61

UWE Bristol

62

University of Portsmouth

63

University for the Creative Arts

64

Keele University

65

Robert Gordon University

66

University of Chichester

67

Queen Margaret University

68

City, University of London

69

University of Hull

70

Norwich University of the Arts

71

Liverpool John Moores University

71

Leeds Arts University

73

University of Huddersfield

74

University of Plymouth

75

Bishop Grosseteste University

76

Arts University Bournemouth

77

Bath Spa University

78

Edge Hill University

79

York St John University

80

Liverpool Hope University

80

Plymouth Marjon University

82

St George's, University of London

82

Sheffield Hallam University

84

University of Greenwich

85

University of Buckingham

86

Teesside University

87

University of Winchester

88

University of Salford

89

Abertay University

89

Bournemouth University

91

University of Hertfordshire

92

Kingston University

93

Cardiff Metropolitan University

94

Birmingham City University

95

University of Bradford

96

University of Derby

97

University of Chester

98

University of Brighton

98

University of Sunderland

100

Leeds Trinity University

101

University of Roehampton

102

Royal Agricultural University

103

University of South Wales

104

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

105

Hartpury University

106

Staffordshire University

107

University of Central Lancashire

108

Goldsmiths, University of London

109

Anglia Ruskin University - ARU

110

Brunel University London

110

University of Worcester

112

University of Gloucestershire

113

Leeds Beckett University

114

Solent University

115

University of Westminster

115

Middlesex University

115

University of Suffolk

118

Newman University, Birmingham

119

Canterbury Christ Church University

120

Wrexham Glyndwr University

121

Buckinghamshire New University

122

University of the West of Scotland

122

De Montfort University

124

University of Bolton

125

University of Northampton

126

London South Bank University

127

University of Wolverhampton

128

London Metropolitan University

129

University of Cumbria

130

Ravensbourne University London

131

University of East London

132

University of Bedfordshire

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