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UK University Rankings 2023

About UK University Rankings

UK university rankings and league tables are highly competitive. There are over 160 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.

Whether you wish to study at a young university, or an established Russell Group institution, university league tables allow you to get an overview of how a university is performing on a national scale.

Choosing a UK University

University rankings are an ideal starting point for you to fully begin your study abroad research. Important factors to consider when choosing a UK university include:

  • University ranking
  • Subject ranking
  • Location
  • Cost of living
  • Student satisfaction
  • Research ranking
  • Percentage of international students
  • Location

Rankings won’t tell you everything you need to know though, and by clicking the profiles below you can get a fuller picture of what each university excels in, including full course lists, services for international students and accommodation information.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide is considered the most trusted quality indicator of undergraduate study at UK universities, and the 132 universities ranked in its 2023 edition can be found below.

UK University Rankings FAQ

You can select any of the universities listed below to learn more about services for overseas students, accommodation, subject rankings and their location within the UK. Once you have all of the information at your disposal, you can make an informed decision about where to apply.

There are over 160 universities in the UK, but not all choose to make themselves eligible for national rankings for a variety of reasons.

Statistics revealed by the Higher Education Statistics Agency for 2020/21 showed that there were 605,000 international students studying in the UK.

UK universities have always prided themselves on being welcoming and warm places to study for overseas learners. Everything is done to ensure that international students are made as comfortable as possible from the moment they land in the UK.

Tuition fees and living costs vary greatly, but generally the cheapest universities in the UK are in Scotland or the north of the UK.

International students can apply to study in the UK via UCAS with support from SI-UK.

  • Page last updated: September 19th, 2022.

UK University Rankings 2023

Rank Name
1 Ranking-University of OxfordUniversity of Oxford
2 Ranking-University of St Andrews University of St Andrews
3 Ranking-University of CambridgeUniversity of Cambridge
4 Ranking-London School of Economics and Political ScienceLondon School of Economics and Political Science
5 Ranking-Imperial College LondonImperial College London
6 Ranking-Durham UniversityDurham University
7 Ranking-University College LondonUniversity College London
8 Ranking-University of Bath University of Bath
9 Ranking-University of WarwickUniversity of Warwick
10 Ranking-University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh
11 Ranking-Loughborough UniversityLoughborough University
12 Ranking-Lancaster UniversityLancaster University
13 Ranking-University of Exeter University of Exeter
14 Ranking-University of Glasgow University of Glasgow
15 Ranking-University of BristolUniversity of Bristol
16 Ranking-University of Southampton University of Southampton
17 Ranking-University of York University of York
18 Ranking-University of StrathclydeUniversity of Strathclyde
19 Ranking-University of AberdeenUniversity of Aberdeen
20 Ranking-University of BirminghamUniversity of Birmingham
20 Ranking-University of Sheffield University of Sheffield
22 Ranking-University of SurreyUniversity of Surrey
23 Ranking-University of Leeds University of Leeds
24 Ranking-University of Manchester University of Manchester
25 Ranking-Cardiff UniversityCardiff University
26 Ranking-King's College LondonKing's College London
27 Ranking-University of East AngliaUniversity of East Anglia
28 Ranking-Queen's University BelfastQueen's University Belfast
29 Ranking-Royal Holloway, University of LondonRoyal Holloway, University of London
30 Ranking-University of ReadingUniversity of Reading
30 Ranking-University of Nottingham University of Nottingham
32 Ranking-University of DundeeUniversity of Dundee
33 Ranking-University of Liverpool University of Liverpool
33 Ranking-Newcastle UniversityNewcastle 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 LondonSOAS University of London
38 Ranking-Ulster UniversityUlster University
38 Ranking-University of Stirling University of Stirling
40 Ranking-University of West LondonUniversity of West London
41 Ranking-Aberystwyth UniversityAberystwyth University
42 Ranking-Falmouth UniversityFalmouth University
42 Ranking-Nottingham Trent UniversityNottingham Trent University
42 Ranking-Swansea University Swansea University
45 Ranking-Aston UniversityAston University
45 Ranking-Bangor UniversityBangor University
47 Ranking-Harper Adams UniversityHarper Adams University
48 Ranking-University of Kent University of Kent
49 Ranking-Northumbria UniversityNorthumbria University
50 Ranking-University of Sussex University of Sussex
51 Ranking-St Mary’s University, LondonSt Mary’s University, London
52 Ranking-Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow Caledonian University
53 Ranking-University of LincolnUniversity of Lincoln
54 Ranking-University of EssexUniversity of Essex
55 Ranking-Coventry UniversityCoventry University
56 Ranking-University of the Arts LondonUniversity of the Arts London
57 Ranking-Oxford Brookes UniversityOxford Brookes University
57 Ranking-Heriot-Watt UniversityHeriot-Watt University
59 Ranking-Edinburgh Napier UniversityEdinburgh Napier University
60 Ranking-Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchester Metropolitan University
61 Ranking-UWE BristolUWE Bristol
62 Ranking-University of PortsmouthUniversity of Portsmouth
63 Ranking-University for the Creative ArtsUniversity for the Creative Arts
64 Ranking-Keele UniversityKeele University
65 Ranking-Robert Gordon UniversityRobert Gordon University
66 Ranking-University of ChichesterUniversity of Chichester
67 Ranking-Queen Margaret UniversityQueen Margaret University
68 Ranking-City, University of LondonCity, University of London
69 Ranking-University of Hull University of Hull
70 Ranking-Norwich University of the ArtsNorwich University of the Arts
71 Ranking-Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpool John Moores University
71 Ranking-Leeds Arts UniversityLeeds Arts University
73 Ranking-University of HuddersfieldUniversity of Huddersfield
74 Ranking-University of PlymouthUniversity of Plymouth
75 Ranking-Bishop Grosseteste UniversityBishop Grosseteste University
76 Ranking-Arts University BournemouthArts University Bournemouth
77 Ranking-Bath Spa University Bath Spa University
78 Ranking-Edge Hill UniversityEdge Hill University
79 Ranking-York St John UniversityYork St John University
80 Ranking-Liverpool Hope UniversityLiverpool Hope University
80 Ranking-Plymouth Marjon UniversityPlymouth Marjon University
82 Ranking-Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield Hallam University
82 Ranking-St George's, University of LondonSt George's, University of London
84 Ranking-University of GreenwichUniversity of Greenwich
85 Ranking-University of BuckinghamUniversity of Buckingham
86 Ranking-Teesside UniversityTeesside University
87 Ranking-University of WinchesterUniversity of Winchester
88 Ranking-University of SalfordUniversity of Salford
89 Ranking-Abertay UniversityAbertay University
89 Ranking-Bournemouth UniversityBournemouth University
91 Ranking-University of Hertfordshire University of Hertfordshire
92 Ranking-Kingston University Kingston University
93 Ranking-Cardiff Metropolitan UniversityCardiff Metropolitan University
94 Ranking-Birmingham City UniversityBirmingham City University
95 Ranking-University of BradfordUniversity of Bradford
96 Ranking-University of DerbyUniversity of Derby
97 Ranking-University of ChesterUniversity of Chester
98 Ranking-University of BrightonUniversity of Brighton
98 Ranking-University of Sunderland University of Sunderland
100 Ranking-Leeds Trinity UniversityLeeds Trinity University
101 Ranking-University of RoehamptonUniversity of Roehampton
102 Ranking-Royal Agricultural UniversityRoyal Agricultural University
103 Ranking-University of South WalesUniversity of South Wales
104 Ranking-University of Wales Trinity Saint DavidUniversity of Wales Trinity Saint David
105 Ranking-Hartpury UniversityHartpury University
106 Ranking-Staffordshire UniversityStaffordshire University
107 Ranking-University of Central LancashireUniversity of Central Lancashire
108 Ranking-Goldsmiths, University of LondonGoldsmiths, University of London
109 Ranking-Anglia Ruskin University - ARUAnglia Ruskin University - ARU
110 Ranking-Brunel University LondonBrunel University London
110 Ranking-University of WorcesterUniversity of Worcester
112 Ranking-University of GloucestershireUniversity of Gloucestershire
113 Ranking-Leeds Beckett UniversityLeeds Beckett University
114 Ranking-Solent UniversitySolent University
115 Ranking-University of WestminsterUniversity of Westminster
115 Ranking-Middlesex UniversityMiddlesex University
115 Ranking-University of SuffolkUniversity of Suffolk
118 Ranking-Newman University, BirminghamNewman University, Birmingham
119 Ranking-Canterbury Christ Church UniversityCanterbury Christ Church University
120 Ranking-Wrexham Glyndwr UniversityWrexham Glyndwr University
121 Ranking-Buckinghamshire New UniversityBuckinghamshire New University
122 Ranking-De Montfort UniversityDe Montfort University
122 Ranking-University of the West of ScotlandUniversity of the West of Scotland
124 Ranking-University of BoltonUniversity of Bolton
125 Ranking-University of NorthamptonUniversity of Northampton
126 Ranking-London South Bank UniversityLondon South Bank University
127 Ranking-University of WolverhamptonUniversity of Wolverhampton
128 Ranking-London Metropolitan UniversityLondon Metropolitan University
129 Ranking-University of CumbriaUniversity of Cumbria
130 Ranking-Ravensbourne University LondonRavensbourne University London
131 Ranking-University of East LondonUniversity of East London
132 Ranking-University of BedfordshireUniversity of Bedfordshire

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