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-Imperial College London Imperial College London
5 Ranking-London School of Economics and Political Science London School of Economics and Political Science
6 Ranking-Durham University Durham University
7 Ranking-University College London University College London
8 Ranking-University of Warwick University of Warwick
9 Ranking-University of Bath University of Bath
10 Ranking-Loughborough University Loughborough University
11 Ranking-Lancaster University Lancaster University
12 Ranking-University of Glasgow University of Glasgow
13 Ranking-University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh
14 Ranking-University of Bristol University of Bristol
15 Ranking-University of Leeds University of Leeds
16 Ranking-University of Southampton University of Southampton
17 Ranking-University of Strathclyde University of Strathclyde
18 Ranking-King's College London King's College London
19 Ranking-University of York University of York
20 Ranking-University of Aberdeen University of Aberdeen
21 Ranking-University of Exeter University of Exeter
22 Ranking-University of Sheffield University of Sheffield
23 Ranking-University of Manchester University of Manchester
24 Ranking-Queen's University Belfast Queen's University Belfast
25 Ranking-University of Birmingham University of Birmingham
26 Ranking-Royal Holloway, University of London Royal Holloway, University of London
27 Ranking-University of East Anglia University of East Anglia
28 Ranking-University of Nottingham University of Nottingham
29 Ranking-Harper Adams University Harper Adams University
30 Ranking-Heriot-Watt University Heriot-Watt University
30 Ranking-University of Liverpool University of Liverpool
32 Ranking-University of Surrey University of Surrey
33 Ranking-SOAS University of London SOAS University of London
34 Ranking-University of Reading University of Reading
35 Ranking-Cardiff University Cardiff University
35 Ranking-University of Dundee University of Dundee
37 Ranking-University of Leicester University of Leicester
38 Ranking-Aberystwyth University Aberystwyth University
39 Ranking-Swansea University Swansea University
40 Ranking-Queen Mary, University of London Queen Mary, University of London
41 Ranking-University of Stirling University of Stirling
42 Ranking-Newcastle University Newcastle University
43 Ranking-University of Essex University of Essex
44 Ranking-Ulster University Ulster University
45 Ranking-Aston University Aston University
46 Ranking-University of Kent University of Kent
47 Ranking-University of Sussex University of Sussex
48 Ranking-Keele University Keele University
49 Ranking-University of Lincoln University of Lincoln
50 Ranking-University of Chichester University of Chichester
51 Ranking-Coventry University Coventry University
52 Ranking-University of the Arts London University of the Arts London
52 Ranking-University of Hull University of Hull
54 Ranking-Oxford Brookes University Oxford Brookes University
55 Ranking-City, University of London City, University of London
56 Ranking-Norwich University of the Arts Norwich University of the Arts
57 Ranking-Edinburgh Napier University Edinburgh Napier University
58 Ranking-Edge Hill University Edge Hill University
58 Ranking-University of Plymouth University of Plymouth
60 Ranking-Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow Caledonian University
61 Ranking-Goldsmiths, University of London Goldsmiths, University of London
62 Ranking-Northumbria University Northumbria University
62 Ranking-Robert Gordon University Robert Gordon University
64 Ranking-Bangor University Bangor University
65 Ranking-University of Roehampton University of Roehampton
66 Ranking-Queen Margaret University Queen Margaret University
67 Ranking-St Mary’s University, London St Mary’s University, London
68 Ranking-University of Chester University of Chester
69 Ranking-University for the Creative Arts University for the Creative Arts
70 Ranking-Nottingham Trent University Nottingham Trent University
71 Ranking-Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester Metropolitan University
72 Ranking-Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield Hallam University
73 Ranking-UWE Bristol UWE Bristol
74 Ranking-University of West London University of West London
75 Ranking-University of Huddersfield University of Huddersfield
76 Ranking-Staffordshire University Staffordshire University
77 Ranking-University of Sunderland University of Sunderland
78 Ranking-St George's, University of London St George's, University of London
79 Ranking-Arts University Bournemouth Arts University Bournemouth
79 Ranking-Cardiff Metropolitan University Cardiff Metropolitan University
81 Ranking-Liverpool Hope University Liverpool Hope University
82 Ranking-Bishop Grosseteste University Bishop Grosseteste University
83 Ranking-Birmingham City University Birmingham City University
83 Ranking-University of Wales Trinity Saint David University of Wales Trinity Saint David
83 Ranking-York St John University York St John University
86 Ranking-University of Worcester University of Worcester
87 Ranking-Falmouth University Falmouth University
88 Ranking-University of Portsmouth University of Portsmouth
89 Ranking-University of Bolton University of Bolton
89 Ranking-University of Bradford University of Bradford
89 Ranking-University of Buckingham University of Buckingham
89 Ranking-University of Greenwich University of Greenwich
93 Ranking-Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool John Moores University
94 Ranking-Abertay University Abertay University
94 Ranking-University of Derby University of Derby
96 Ranking-University of Gloucestershire University of Gloucestershire
96 Ranking-University of Hertfordshire University of Hertfordshire
98 Ranking-University of Salford University of Salford
99 Ranking-University of South Wales University of South Wales
100 Ranking-London Metropolitan University London Metropolitan University
101 Ranking-Kingston University Kingston University
101 Ranking-Plymouth Marjon University Plymouth Marjon University
103 Ranking-Bath Spa University Bath Spa University
103 Ranking-Leeds Arts University Leeds Arts University
105 Ranking-University of Suffolk University of Suffolk
106 Ranking-Bournemouth University Bournemouth University
106 Ranking-University of Winchester University of Winchester
108 Ranking-University of Central Lancashire University of Central Lancashire
108 Ranking-University of Northampton University of Northampton
110 Ranking-University of the West of Scotland University of the West of Scotland
110 Ranking-Wrexham Glyndwr University Wrexham Glyndwr University
112 Ranking-Leeds Beckett University Leeds Beckett University
112 Ranking-Solent University Solent University
112 Ranking-Hartpury University Hartpury University
115 Ranking-Anglia Ruskin University - ARU Anglia Ruskin University - ARU
116 Ranking-Royal Agricultural University Royal Agricultural University
117 Ranking-University of Brighton University of Brighton
118 Ranking-Teesside University Teesside University
119 Ranking-Buckinghamshire New University Buckinghamshire New University
119 Ranking-Canterbury Christ Church University Canterbury Christ Church University
121 Ranking-Brunel University London Brunel University London
122 Ranking-Newman University, Birmingham Newman University, Birmingham
123 Ranking-Middlesex University Middlesex University
124 Ranking-Leeds Trinity University Leeds Trinity University
125 Ranking-University of Cumbria University of Cumbria
126 Ranking-De Montfort University De Montfort University
127 Ranking-London South Bank University London South Bank University
128 Ranking-University of Wolverhampton University of Wolverhampton
129 Ranking-University of Westminster University of Westminster
130 Ranking-University of East London University of East London
131 Ranking-Ravensbourne University London Ravensbourne University London
132 Ranking-University of Bedfordshire University of Bedfordshire

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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