UK University Rankings, A Complete List

Picking your university can feel like a daunting task. Your next three to four years and potentially your future career could be largely shaped by the institution you choose.

Related: Find out more about university rankings

You don’t have to make your decision without help however, and one of the most useful tools for comparing universities are university rankings. We have collated two of the highest regarded rankings, the Guardian University League Tables and the Times Good University Guide. Explore them below and visit their institution profiles to find out more:

Times 2021Guardian 2021Institution
13University of Cambridge
21University of Oxford
32University of St Andrews
45London School of Economics and Political Science
59Imperial College London
64Durham University
77Loughborough University
814University College London
96University of Bath
10=10Lancaster University
10=8University of Warwick
1216=University of Exeter
1311University of Bristol
1412University of Glasgow
15=18University of Leeds
15=23University of Southampton
1713University of Edinburgh
1825University of Manchester
1921=University of Birmingham
2016=University of York
2138=University of East Anglia
2232Royal Holloway, University of London
23=19University of Dundee
23=31University of Sheffield
23=15University of Strathclyde
2638=University of Nottingham
2720University of Aberdeen
28N/AHarper Adams University
2959=University of Liverpool
3042King’s College London
31=51Newcastle University
31=46Queen’s University, Belfast
31=62=University of Reading
3437Cardiff University
3535=Heriot-Watt University
3624Swansea University
3777=University of Leicester
3828University of Stirling
3954University of Surrey
4085Essex, University of
4168=Queen Mary, University of London
4249Aberystwyth University
4330Aston University
4459=University of Sussex
4552University of Lincoln
46=29University of Chichester
46=26Coventry University
4882University of Kent
49N/ASt George’s, University of London
5086SOAS University of London
51=35=Keele University
51=61Ulster University
5341Nottingham Trent University
54N/AArts University Bournemouth
55N/ALeeds Arts University
5643=Oxford Brookes University
5727Northumbria University
5821=University of the West of England
5953Plymouth University
60=72=University of Hull
60=34University of West London
6275=Bangor University
6362=Edinburgh Napier University
64N/ABishop Grosseteste University
6570=Manchester Metropolitan University
6643=Robert Gordon University
6747Sheffield Hallam University
6856=Bournemouth University
6981University of Chester
7075=Edge Hill University
7133University for the Creative Arts
7266=University of Portsmouth
73=64University of Huddersfield
73=N/ARoyal Agricultural University
7577=Glasgow Caledonian University
7655Staffordshire University
77N/ANorwich University of the Arts
78116University of Roehampton
7972=Cardiff Metropolitan University
80=48Abertay University
80=84Liverpool Hope University
8295=City, University of London
83=45University of the Arts, London
83=91York St John University
8570=Liverpool John Moores University
86101St Mary’s University, Twickenham
8779University of Central Lancashire
88110Brunel University London
8965Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
90=83Birmingham City University
90=66=University of South Wales
9268=Teesside University
9374Solent University
94=56=University of Derby
94=88=Falmouth University
9694University of Winchester
97105Goldsmiths, University of London
9895=University of Greenwich
99103=University of Hertfordshire
100103=University of Salford
101=56=University of Wales Trinity St David
101=87University of Worcester
103100University of Sunderland
104=109Bath Spa University
104=40Kingston University
10699University of Bradford
107106Leeds Beckett University
108N/AUniversity of Buckingham
10988=University of Gloucestershire
110115Leeds Trinity University
11190University of Northampton
112=92Bucks New University
112=108Newman University
11498University of Cumbria
115N/APlymouth Marjon University
116120University of the West of Scotland
11780Anglia Ruskin University
11850University of Bolton
119119De Montfort University
120102University of Brighton
121111Middlesex University
12297University of Suffolk
12393London South Bank University
124107Wrexham Glyndwr University
125118London Metropolitan University
126117University of Westminster
127114Canterbury Christ Church University
128112=University of Wolverhampton
129112=University of East London
130N/ARavensbourne University, London
131121University of Bedfordshire

Updated October 2020