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 125+ 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 Reading University of Reading
30 Ranking-University of Nottingham University of Nottingham
32 Ranking-University of Dundee University of Dundee
33 Ranking-University of Liverpool University of Liverpool
33 Ranking-Newcastle University Newcastle University
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-Oxford Brookes University Oxford Brookes University
57 Ranking-Heriot-Watt University Heriot-Watt 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-Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield Hallam University
82 Ranking-St George's, University of London St George's, University of London
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-De Montfort University De Montfort University
122 Ranking-University of the West of Scotland University of the West of Scotland
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

Breckett Front My counsellor contacted me every day throughout the application process and helped me receive an unconditional offer. I am so grateful to SI-UK and will never forget them. I will study very hard as I feel this is the best reward I can give the whole team. 

Maggie Kiwanuka Social Care at Canterbury Christ Church University

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