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 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 Glyndwr University Wrexham Glyndwr 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

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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