Top Universities in the UK

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The UK is the home to some of the world’s best universities. It is counted among the top in the world, according to uniRank’s World University Rankings 2020.

Check Out Top 50 Universities in the UK- 2019 Ranking

Many of the UK’s universities are renowned for promoting a global outlook by recruiting international students, faculty and encouraging international collaborations, so you can expect an accommodating atmosphere as well as diversity on campus.

Universities in UK have always gained a wide reputation for good teaching and excellent research. UK universities are highly ranked among international schools and institutions worldwide, and they continue to attract the smartest people to their highly respected and prestigious degree programmes. All these top ranked colleges, universities, law schools, medical schools, and engineering schools have a wide, global reputation and continue to be the top-ranked schools for international students. To go to some of the best universities in the world for your Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D, you should certainly consider US as your destination for the best rankings and widest reputation.

uniRank tries to answer this question of the top universities in the UK by publishing the 2020 UK’s University Ranking of 50 recognized English higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate  higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format


1University of OxfordOxford
2University of CambridgeCambridge
3University College LondonLondon
4The University of EdinburghEdinburgh
5The University of ManchesterManchester
6The University of NottinghamNottingham …
7The London School of Economics and Political ScienceLondon
8University of GlasgowGlasgow
9University of LeedsLeeds
10The University of WarwickCoventry
11Imperial College LondonLondon
12King’s College LondonLondon
13Newcastle UniversityNewcastle upon Tyne
14University of SouthamptonSouthampton …
15University of BirminghamBirmingham
16The University of SheffieldSheffield
17The University of YorkYork
18University of LiverpoolLiverpool
19University of LeicesterLeicester
20Queen Mary University of LondonLondon
21Durham UniversityDurham …
22University of ExeterExeter
23University of SussexBrighton
24Lancaster UniversityLancaster
25University of BristolBristol
26University of St AndrewsSt Andrews
27University of BathBath
28University of SurreyGuildford
29University of KentCanterbury …
30Queen’s University BelfastBelfast
31University of East AngliaNorwich
32Cardiff UniversityCardiff
33University of AberdeenAberdeen
34University of StrathclydeGlasgow
35Loughborough UniversityLoughborough
36University of ReadingReading
37Heriot-Watt UniversityEdinburgh …
38University of DundeeDundee
39City, University of LondonLondon
40University of the Arts LondonLondon …
41University of EssexColchester …
42University of the West of EnglandBristol
43Royal Holloway, University of LondonEgham …
44Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffield
45Brunel University LondonUxbridge
46University of PortsmouthPortsmouth
47Coventry UniversityCoventry
48University of PlymouthPlymouth
49Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchester …
50Nottingham Trent UniversityNottingham

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