Top 100 universities in UK

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Piyush Kohli
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Updated on Nov 18, 2020 13:07 IST

When it comes to making a decision to study abroad, international students make their decisions based on various factors, one of them is the university ranking, specially the top-ranking universities in the country itself. Earlier, we have discussed top 100 universities in USA and top 100 universities in the world for MS. We have also discussed about the top universities in the world. In this article, we are going to inform you about the top 100 universities in the UK.

Top 100 universities in UK

Here is a list of the best 100 universities in the UK for the year 2021. The list has been derived from the top-ranking universities list by the QS Top Universities and the Times Higher Education (THE). Apart from this, we have also included the Shiksha Popularity Ranking. To understand more about the university in detail, you can visit each university listed below. Prospective students who are looking for professional study abroad counselors can also reach out to us.

University

THE 2021

QS 2021

Shiksha

University of Oxford

1

1

2

University of Cambridge

2

2

6

Imperial College London

3

3

13

UCL

4

4

 11

London School of Economics and Political Science

5

8

30

University of Edinburgh

6

5

26

King’s College London

7

7

15

University of Manchester

8

6

7

University of Warwick

9

10

20

University of Bristol

10

9

27

University of Glasgow

11

11

34

University of Birmingham

12

13

12

Queen Mary University of London

13

19

45

University of Sheffield

14

16

72

University of Southampton

15

14

67

University of York

16

21

88

Lancaster University

17

20

58

Durham University

18

12

63

University of Nottingham

19

18

36

University of Leeds

20

15

8

University of Sussex

20

32

108

University of Liverpool

22

26

44

University of Leicester

23

31

53

University of Exeter

24

24

91

University of Aberdeen

25

28

105

Newcastle University

25

22

71

Cardiff University

27

23

37

University of East Anglia

28

38

76

Queen’s University Belfast

28

29

61

University of Bath

30

25

40

University of Dundee

30

37

107

University of Reading

30

27

NA

St George’s, University of London

30

NA

NA

University of St Andrews

30

17

115

Brighton and Sussex Medical School

35

NA

NA

University of Surrey

35

33

67

Swansea University

35

47

42

Anglia Ruskin University ARU

38

NA

21

University of Essex

38

45

68

University of Kent

38

43

111

Royal Holloway, University of London

38

36

100

University of Stirling

38

48

81

Birkbeck, University of London

43

39

123

Brunel University London

43

42

25

City, University of London

43

41

92

Heriot-Watt University

43

35

54

Loughborough University

43

30

76

Northumbria University

43

60

28

Aberystwyth University

49

48

140

Aston University

49

50

82

Bangor University

49

53

87

Bournemouth University

49

65

99

Goldsmiths, University of London

49

46

NA

Liverpool John Moores University

49

69

73

Middlesex University

49

63

9

University of Plymouth

49

58

96

Royal Veterinary College

49

NA

NA

SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College)

49

NA

NA

University of Strathclyde

49

34

60

University of the West of England

49

69

80

University of Hull

61

55

108

Keele University

61

61

 NA

University of Lincoln

61

80

89

University of Portsmouth

61

56

56

SOAS University of London

61

40

 NA

University of the West of Scotland

61

NA

50

Birmingham City University

67

82

16

University of Bradford

67

57

70

University of Brighton

67

72

5

Coventry University

67

51

NA

De Montfort University

67

73

29

Edinburgh Napier University

67

79

95

Glasgow Caledonian University

67

84

83

University of Greenwich

67

64

1

University of Huddersfield

67

62

23

Manchester Metropolitan University

67

69

72

Nottingham Trent University

67

66

38

The Open University

67

NA

 NA

Oxford Brookes University

67

44

57

Ulster University

67

54

86

University of Bedfordshire

81

NA

17

Cardiff Metropolitan University

81

23

48

University of Central Lancashire

81

78

24

University of Derby

81

NA

106

University of East London

81

68

3

University of Hertfordshire

81

74

11

Kingston University

81

52

18

Leeds Beckett University

81

NA

41

University of Roehampton

81

NA

43

University of Salford

81

77

39

Sheffield Hallam University

81

81

75

Teesside University

81

NA

4

University of Westminster

81

59

31

University of Wolverhampton

81

NA

32

Canterbury Christ Church University

95

NA

119

University of Chester

95

NA

51

Edge Hill University

95

NA

122

London South Bank University

95

67

65

Robert Gordon University

95

82

104

Note: Ranking for Shiksha top universities in UK is based on university popularity on Shiksha.com.

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Study abroad in the UK can be a memorable and lifetime experience. The English speaking country is not only culturally diverse but also considered as an immigrant-friendly nation. Higher education institutes in the UK have been consistently ranked amongst the best in the world. World-class education and state-of-the-art research facilities make it a perfect place to pursue your higher education.

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With a plethora of knowledge of the education domain, Piyush Kohli has been involved with study abroad for over 5 years and counting. He comes with prior experience on the complexities of the study abroad applicatio... Read Full Bio

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