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UK university rankings

UK university rankings 2020

How important is it in choosing a university?

There are over 120 universities in the UK, and choosing the one to study at can be a tough task. So how can you avoid the headache? University rankings come to the rescue.

There are no single rankings in the UK, however, there are plenty of official and reliable sources in your disposal such as: Guardian, The Times, Complete University Guide and QS World University Rankings. You can choose the one you like. Even though information in all these sources can vary, it is still very similar. Read our article on how to understand different university ratings.

UK university subject rankings

Our advice to you is not to be worried too much about the university rankings as it mainly shows overall prestige of an education institution. It is always better to check specific subject rankings. For example university that comes on the 30th place in general university rankings, can be at the top 10 for studying architecture or some other subject.

Get a consultation on the university rankings in your subject.

RankUniversity
1Cambridge
2Oxford
3St Andrews
4London School of Economics
5Imperial College London
6Durham 
7Lancaster
8Loughborough
9Bath
10University College London
11Exeter
11Warwick
13Birmingham
14Leeds
15Manchester
16Edinburgh
17Bristol
18Glasgow
19Nottingham
20Southampton
21East Anglia
21Newcastle
23Royal Holloway, University of London
24Surrey
25King's College London
25Cardiff
27Harper Adams
27Liverpool
29Aberdeen
30York
31Dundee
32Sussex
33Sheffield
34Aston
35Swansea
35Heriot-Watt
37Queen's, Belfast
38Nottingham Trent
39Strathclyde
40Reading
41Queen Mary, University of London
42Lincoln
43Stirling
44Essex
44SOAS, University of London
44Leicester
47St George's, University of London
48University for the Creative Arts
49Kent
50Northumbria
51Oxford Brookes
52Keele
53Coventry
54Portsmouth
55West of England, Bristol
56Manchester Metropolitan
57City
58Ulster
59Edge Hill
59Staffordshire
61University of the Arts, London
62Liverpool Hope
63Bradford
64Huddersfield
65Arts University Bournemouth
66Liverpool John Moores
67De Monfort
68Queen Margaret
69Brunel University London
70Bournemouth
71Aberystwyth
72Goldsmiths, University of London
73Sheffield Hallam
74Hertfordshire
75Central Lancashire
76Norwich University of the Arts
77Glasgow Caledonian
77Plymouth
77Falmouth
80Salford
81Roehampton
82Hull
83Bangor
84Greenwich
85Robert Gordon
86Edinburgh Napier
87London South Bank
88Chichester
89Middlesex
90West London
91Birmingham Сity
92Westminster
93Kingston
94Bath Spa
95Leeds Arts University
96Cardiff Metropolitan
97St Mary's, Twickenham
98Derby
99Gloucestershire
100Teeside
101Chester
102Wales Trinity Saint David
103Abertay
104West of Scotland
105Southampton Solent
106Winchester
107Sunderland
108Buckingham
109Worcester
110Northampton
111York St John
112Leeds Trinity
113South Wales
114Brighton
115Buckinghamshire New
116East London
117Canterbury Christ Church
118Anglia Ruskin
119Bishop Grosseteste
120Cumbria
121Leeds Beckett
122Bedfordshire
123Royal Agricultural University
124Wolverhampton
125Newman
126London Metropolitan
127Plymouth Marjon 
128Bolton
129Suffolk
130Wrexham Glyndwr
131Ravensbourne

English university rankings

There are no separate rankings for universities in England. All rankings cover universities in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland all together.

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