QS World - UK

When students, parents and teachers search for a prestigious university to suit their specifications, they duly turn to world rankings to see if their desired establishment ranks highly. The university pecking order is not an outdated institution, but an essential method to ensure that prospective students adequately assess their place of learning before committing to a period of study.

Ranking Institutionsort descending Country Previous ranking
44
Aston University
United Kingdom
45
48
Bangor University
United Kingdom
49
45
Birkbeck College, University of London
United Kingdom
43
41
Brunel University London
United Kingdom
41
21
Cardiff University
United Kingdom
23
39
City University London
United Kingdom
40
16
Durham University
United Kingdom
17
49
Goldsmiths, University of London
United Kingdom
48
40
Heriot-Watt University
United Kingdom
42
1
Imperial College London
United Kingdom
3
15.2%
50
Keele University
United Kingdom
51
5
King's College London (KCL)
United Kingdom
6
13.0%
50
Kingston University, London
United Kingdom
50
25
Lancaster University
United Kingdom
25
13
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
United Kingdom
12
7.2%
35
Loughborough University
United Kingdom
34
23
Newcastle University
United Kingdom
21
43
Oxford Brookes University
United Kingdom
44
19
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
United Kingdom
20
27
Queen's University of Belfast
United Kingdom
27
36
Royal Holloway University of London
United Kingdom
36
38
SOAS, University of London
United Kingdom
38
47
Swansea University
United Kingdom
47
26
The University of Exeter
United Kingdom
26
8
The University of Manchester
United Kingdom
8
14
The University of Nottingham
United Kingdom
14
11%
12
The University of Sheffield
United Kingdom
13
10
The University of Warwick
United Kingdom
11
12.9%
3
UCL (University College London)
United Kingdom
2
24
University of Aberdeen
United Kingdom
24
28
University of Bath
United Kingdom
28
11
University of Birmingham
United Kingdom
10
7
University of Bristol
United Kingdom
7
1
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
1
21.9%
32
University of Dundee
United Kingdom
32
33
University of East Anglia (UEA)
United Kingdom
33
6
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom
5
10.7%
42
University of Essex
United Kingdom
39
9
University of Glasgow
United Kingdom
9
39.0%
53
University of Hull
United Kingdom
52
46
University of Kent
United Kingdom
46
18
University of Leeds
United Kingdom
18
31
University of Leicester
United Kingdom
30
71.2%
22
University of Liverpool
United Kingdom
22
13.9%
3
University of Oxford
United Kingdom
4
20.5%
30
University of Reading
United Kingdom
31
17
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
16
15
University of St Andrews
United Kingdom
15
50
University of Stirling
United Kingdom
52
34
University of Strathclyde
United Kingdom
35
37
University of Surrey
United Kingdom
37
29
University of Sussex
United Kingdom
29
20
University of York
United Kingdom
19