UK University Rankings 2021

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:

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

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide is considered the most trusted quality indicator of undergraduate study at UK universities, and the 131 universities ranked in its 2021 edition can be found below.

UK University Rankings 2021

Rank

Name

1

University of Cambridge

2

University of Oxford

3

University of St Andrews

4

London School of Economics and Political Science

5

Imperial College London

6

Durham University

7

Loughborough University

8

University College London

9

University of Bath

10

University of Warwick

10

Lancaster University

12

University of Exeter

13

University of Bristol

14

University of Glasgow

15

University of Leeds

15

University of Southampton

17

University of Edinburgh

18

University of Manchester

19

University of Birmingham

20

University of York

21

University of East Anglia

22

Royal Holloway, University of London

23

University of Dundee

23

University of Sheffield

23

University of Strathclyde

26

University of Nottingham

27

University of Aberdeen

28

Harper Adams University

29

University of Liverpool

30

King's College London

31

University of Reading

31

Newcastle University

31

Queen's University Belfast

34

Cardiff University

35

Heriot-Watt University

36

Swansea University

37

University of Leicester

38

University of Stirling

39

University of Surrey

40

University of Essex

41

Queen Mary, University of London

42

Aberystwyth University

43

Aston University

44

University of Sussex

45

University of Lincoln

46

Coventry University

46

University of Chichester

48

University of Kent

49

St George's, University of London

50

SOAS University of London

51

Ulster University

51

Keele University

53

Nottingham Trent University

54

Arts University Bournemouth

55

Leeds Arts University

56

Oxford Brookes University

57

Northumbria University

58

UWE Bristol

59

University of Plymouth

60

University of Hull

60

University of West London

62

Bangor University

63

Edinburgh Napier University

64

Bishop Grosseteste University

65

Manchester Metropolitan University

66

Robert Gordon University

67

Sheffield Hallam University

68

Bournemouth University

69

University of Chester

70

Edge Hill University

71

University for the Creative Arts

72

University of Portsmouth

73

University of Huddersfield

73

Royal Agricultural University

75

Glasgow Caledonian University

76

Staffordshire University

77

Norwich University of the Arts

78

University of Roehampton

79

Cardiff Metropolitan University

80

Abertay University

80

Liverpool Hope University

82

City, University of London

83

University of the Arts London

83

York St John University

85

Liverpool John Moores University

86

St Mary’s University, London

87

University of Central Lancashire

88

Brunel University London

89

Queen Margaret University

90

Birmingham City University

90

University of South Wales

92

Teesside University

93

Solent University

94

University of Derby

94

Falmouth University

96

University of Winchester

97

Goldsmiths, University of London

98

University of Greenwich

99

University of Hertfordshire

100

University of Salford

101

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

101

University of Worcester

103

University of Sunderland

104

Bath Spa University

104

Kingston University

106

University of Bradford

107

Leeds Beckett University

108

University of Buckingham

109

University of Gloucestershire

110

Leeds Trinity University

111

University of Northampton

112

Bucks New University

112

Newman University, Birmingham

114

University of Cumbria

115

Plymouth Marjon University

116

University of the West of Scotland

117

Anglia Ruskin University - ARU

118

University of Bolton

119

De Montfort University

120

University of Brighton

121

Middlesex University

122

University of Suffolk

123

London South Bank University

124

Wrexham Glyndwr University

125

London Metropolitan University

126

University of Westminster

127

Canterbury Christ Church University

128

University of Wolverhampton

129

University of East London

130

Ravensbourne University London

131

University of Bedfordshire

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