Top universities in UK

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#1 St Andrews

St Andrews is a unique place to study and live. Nestled on the east coast of Scotland, students may find themselves crossing golf-courses on their way to class, or jogging along the beach after dinner. Not only does the University have a world-class reputation, it also offers a diverse range of social activities, including over 140 student societies and 50 sports clubs.

#2 University of Oxford

Oxford is a world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research and the oldest university in the English-speaking world.Oxford is an independent and self-governing institution consisting of the University, its divisions, departments and faculties, and the colleges.

#3 University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is a global institution. These pages provide an overview of Cambridge’s international activities in pursuit of its mission to contribute to society through excellence of education, learning and research.

#4 London School of Economics

LSE is a global community of people and ideas in the heart of central London, with a specialist social sciences university, ranking third in the world and as the top university in London.

#5 Imperial College London

St Andrews is a unique place to study and live. Nestled on the east coast of Scotland, students may find themselves crossing golf-courses on their way to class, or jogging along the beach after dinner. Not only does the University have a world-class reputation, it also offers a diverse range of social activities, including over 140 student societies and 50 sports clubs.


#6 Durham University

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.

#7 University of Bath

The strategy of Bath is to drive excellence in education and high-impact research, foster an outstanding and inclusive community, and enhance our strategic partnerships.

#8 Warwick University

Warwick is a world-leading university with the highest academic and research standards. Warwick is always open for new ways to make things happen. Whether you’re a dedicated student, an innovative lecturer or an ambitious company, Warwick provides a tireless yet supportive environment in which you can make an impact.

#9 University College London

University College London, which operates as UCL is a public research university in London, United Kingdom. It is a member institution of the federal University of London and is the second-largest university in the United Kingdom by total enrolment and the largest by postgraduate enrolment.

#10 Loughborough University

Loughborough University is somewhere anyone can realise their full potential. The atmosphere and team spirit on campus inspire and empower people to achieve extraordinary things. This progressive and ambitious attitude is reflected in the success we achieve, as one of the top-performing universities in the country.

#11 University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is a world top 100 university (THE, QS), with one of the widest range of courses in the UK. The University’s international community of over 28,000 students (from over 140 countries) are actively encouraged to spend study time overseas.

#12 University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a truly global university and we have always had a commitment to diversity and a community in which students and staff feel valued and welcome. edinburg celebrate and strengthen its deep-rooted and distinctive internationalism, attracting the world’s best minds and building innovative global partnerships for research, teaching and impact.

#13 University of Aberdeen

Most teaching at the University of Aberdeen takes place at our two main campuses, located in Old Aberdeen and at Foresterhill.Teaching at the University of Aberdeen is organised across 12 schools which encompass a broad range of disciplines. Multidisciplinary research centres and institutes bring together experts at the cutting-edge of their fields to work with colleagues across the UK and beyond.

#14 Lancaster University

Lancaster is proud to be one of only a handful of UK universities to have a collegiate system. It has nine colleges in total, and every student belongs to a college, whether you live on campus or choose to commute.

#15 University of Exeter

The University of Exeter combine teaching excellence and high levels of student satisfaction with world class research at campus in Exeter. It is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities.

#16 University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is ranked among the top 100 universities globally and top 15 in the UK. The University is a research-led founding member of the prestigious Russell Group and have a community of over 7,450 international students from 130 different countries. Southampton have courses from over 65 subject areas which are informed by the latest research and taught by world-renowed academics. Explore our courses to find the right one for you.

#17 University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is at the cutting edge of global research. It has made innovations in areas ranging from cot death prevention to nanotechnology. It aims to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in their chosen career in a competitive global market.n

#18 University of Strathclyde

Located in the heart of the city of Glasgow, you will receive excellent teaching, be part of world-class research and benefit from excellent links with industry. Strathclyde has a strong reputation with employers for producing top quality graduates, making it the perfect place to prepare for your future career.

#19 University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.UAL is home to a diverse body of 21,092 students from 130 countries. We are proud of our international student and staff community and we are committed to ensuring that the University offers an inclusive and supportive environment for everyone.

#20 Leeds University

Through collaboration, Leeds harness expertise in research and education to advance knowledge, transform lives and shape a better future for the communities, region and the world. It is renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research.

#21 York University

A member of the prestigious Russell Group, York is a dynamic, research-intensive university. Anchored by the highest academic standards, founding principles of equality and opportunity for all place importance of widening access to higher education.

#22 Aston University

Aston’s mission is to be the UK’s leading university for students aspiring to succeed in business and the professions, where original research, enterprise and inspiring teaching delivers local and global impact. Students from over 120 countries choose to study at Aston University – a safe and friendly campus enjoyed by a global, multicultural community.

#23 University of West London

UWL is the career university and our courses are designed to give you the skills sought by employers.Industry-led teaching and specialist careers advice makes studying with us a great choice to set you up for success in your future career.

#24 University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. With a beautiful and vibrant campus, we provide exceptional teaching and practical learning to inspire and empower our students for personal and professional success.

#25 University of the West of England, Bristol

UWE Bristol is made up of several campuses in Greater Bristol. Frenchay Campus is the largest campus in terms of student numbers, as most of its courses are based there. City campus provides courses in the creative and cultural industries and is made up of Bower Ashton Studios, Arnolfini, Spike Island, and Watershed.

#26 Swansea University

Swansea University has been producing world class research since 1920. It has a long history of working with business and industry but today our research has a much wider impact, reaching across the health, wealth, culture, and well-being of a global society.

#27 University of Birmingham

For more than a century, the University of Birmingham has been pursuing and sharing knowledge through outstanding teaching and world-leading research. It is part of the prestigious Russell Group; our thriving student population enjoys a wide range of courses, and exceptional campus and research facilities.

#28 University of East Anglia

UEA’s stunning and vibrant Norwich campus is home to a global community pursuing personal and professional success. At UEA students come together from different fields to learn, innovate, collaborate and help create a better future.

#29 King's College London

King’s College London is an internationally renowned university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research. It is dedicated to driving positive and sustainable change in society and realising our vision of making the world a better place.


#30 University of Sheffield

Sheffield is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities. It has outstanding performance for excellent teaching and research, as part of a genuinely global community, is consistently confirmed by international independent assessments.