Time Higher Education (THE) revealed their 2022 World University Rankings this week, with the University of Oxford finishing top for the sixth year in a row.
The Times Higher Education World Ranking is the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Following a difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was an encouraging performance from UK institutions, with 19 of the 28 UK universities in the top 200 improving or maintaining their global position.
Learn more about each of the UK universities who featured in the global top 200 below (figures denote world ranking) and if you want to study in the UK at a top university, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.
UK Universities in the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2022
1st - University of Oxford
Named the best university in the world for the sixth year in a row by Times Higher Education, the University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English speaking world and comprises over 30 colleges and over 100 libraries. More than one third of Oxford’s student body is international, with 10,000 students from across 150 countries and territories.
5th - University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge has produced 121 affiliated Nobel winners to date, more than any other university, and is currently ranked as the best university in the UK by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.
12th - Imperial College London
Imperial College London is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best universities and focuses exclusively on science, engineering, medicine and business courses.
18th - University College London
University College London is located in the centre of London, a member of the elite Russell Group and is extremely popular with international students, who comprise nearly 53% of its total student population.
SI-UK is the only education consultancy in the world which has an agreement in place with UCL to provide international students a dedicated application service for their postgraduate programme.
27th - London School of Economics and Political Science
The London School of Economics and Political Science is part of the prestigious Russell Group and has the world’s largest library dedicated to social sciences. Graduates from the University also enjoy some of the best starting salaries and employment rates upon graduation.
30th - University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh is a popular study destination in Scotland, with 13,000 international students creating a truly diverse and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
35th - King’s College London
King's College London is one of the top UK universities for graduate employability and students benefit from its global connections and reputation with employers, universities and organisations ranging from different sectors including government, business, industry, sports and culture.
50th - University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is ranked first in the world for societal impact by the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings and with an award-winning careers service, it is no surprise that 94% of Manchester graduates go straight into jobs or further study.
78th - University of Warwick
The University of Warwick consistently ranks in the top 10 of all major UK university league tables and 5 years after graduating, Warwick graduates are within the UK top 10 for highest earnings in over 11 different subjects (LEO dataset 2015-16).
86th - University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow ranks highly in terms of employability prospects, with 96% of students being in employment or further studies within six months of graduating. The University of Glasgow also offers students various scholarships which are based on merit.
The University is made up of four colleges- College of Arts, College of Social Sciences, College of Science and Engineering and College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Science.
92nd - University of Bristol
The University of Bristol is the 4th most targeted university by top UK employers (High Fliers 2020) and is a former European Green Capital winner.
105th - University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham is the 2nd most targeted UK university by top graduate employers (High Fliers 2020), and its 276 acre parkland campus is located just 7 minutes from the centre of the city.
110th - University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield is a major global university and part of the Russell Group which represents the UK's 24 leading universities. High quality postgraduate programmes provide in-depth knowledge, advanced skills and the confidence to achieve your ambitions.
117th - Queen Mary, University of London
Queen Mary, University of London has world-leading research across all academic schools and departments, with an impressive track record of initiating exciting and innovative interdisciplinary collaborations.
Queen Mary continually invests in its campuses to ensure that all students have access to the most up-to-date teaching and research facilities.
122nd - Lancaster University
The growing reputation of Lancaster University is reflected by high rankings year-on-year. In addition to being awarded International University of the Year 2020 by the Times and Sunday Times, enjoy the historical city of Lancaster and the outstanding beauty of the Lake District National Park.
124th - University of Southampton
The University of Southampton is a founding member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group and courses are developed with industry in mind and focus on developing the skills that future employers will want.
127th - University of Leeds
Located in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city, the University of Leeds campus is a mix of modernity and tradition with world-class facilities including state-of-the-art libraries and industry standard laboratories. Award-winning Leeds University Union is one of the biggest and most active in the country, with over 300 clubs and societies.
141st - University of Nottingham
A member of the prestigious Russell Group and Universitas 21, the University of Nottingham is known for providing outstanding research-led teaching, whilst the Careers and Employability Service offers support for finding jobs, internships and placements.
143rd - University of Exeter
Located in the South West of England, the University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and is ranked amongst the UK’s top universities. It has a vibrant community of over 23,500 students from 130 different countries represented across six academic colleges.
146th - Newcastle University
Newcastle University is an elite member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities, and inspires the minds of over 27,000 students from over 130 countries around the globe. Newcastle University’s students are highly sought-after, with 98% of international graduates in employment in professional or managerial jobs.
151st - University of Sussex
The University of Sussex is located in the beautiful surroundings of South Downs National Park, just a few minutes away from the city of Brighton & Hove.
Sussex has developed a reputation for innovation and inspiration, attracting leading thinkers and researchers who teach over 500 stimulating and challenging undergraduate, masters and research courses designed to broaden your horizon and enable you to develop your career.
158th - University of Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen is known for its historic charm and cosmopolitan community and is the gateway to some of Scotland’s most beautiful coastlines and countryside.
Aberdeen has a long history of welcoming international students and has built a wide range of support, including a substantial portfolio of scholarships and bursaries and a dedicated International Centre.
162nd - Durham University
Durham University is spread throughout the centre of the city of Durham, and is within easy walking distance of all 17 residential colleges.
All colleges have their own individual traditions, from college mascots to annual black tie balls. Many of our colleges hold regular gowned formal dinners, while others offer less formal events like music performances and costume parties.
169th - University of York
The University of York have been awarded Gold for outstanding teaching and student outcomes in the Teaching Excellence Framework, whilst. The University is located in a beautiful parkland campus set around a lake and guaranteed accommodation for international students is also available.
178th - University of Liverpool
With a rich history stretching back to 1881, the University of Liverpool is associated with 9 Nobel prize winners and is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, the UK’s leading research intensive universities. Students are taught in state-of-the-art facilities across three faculties of Health and Life Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences and Science and Engineering.
182nd - University of East Anglia
The University of East Anglia, located in the beautiful historic city of Norwich, is a great choice for international students. With a large beautiful green campus, excellent teaching and a university culture that supports you every step of the way, UEA is a great place to study.
185th - University of Leicester
The University of Leicester occupies an attractive campus close to the centre of Leicester, a multicultural city of 300,000 people. Ideally located in the centre of England, Leicester is the perfect base from which to visit other nearby cities and is just a 63-minute train journey from London.
189th - Cardiff University
A degree from Cardiff University opens doors across the globe. Graduates are in such high demand by employers that 96% enter employment or further study shortly after graduating. A dedicated Careers and Employability service helps students prepare for their future right from the start of their course.
Study in the UK 2022
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