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.

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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┬áthem below and visit their institution profiles to find out more:

Guardian 2019 Times 2018 Institution
1 1 University of Cambridge
2 2 University of Oxford
3 3 University of St Andrews
4 7= Loughborough University
5 5 Durham University
6 12 University of Bath
7 4 Imperial College London
8 9 University of Warwick
9 6 Lancaster University
10 10 University of Leeds
11 7= University College London
12 16= University of York
13 44 Coventry University
14 14 University of Exeter
15 11 London School of Economics
16 47= Nottingham Trent University
17 18 University of Nottingham
18 13 University of East Anglia
19 15 University of Birmingham
20 16= University of Bristol
21 19 University of Surrey
22 54 University of Lincoln
23 30 University of Southampton
24 20 University of Glasgow
25 53 University of Portsmouth
26 27 University of Sussex
27 26 Newcastle University
28 24 University of Edinburgh
29= 23 University of Dundee
29= 81 University of Derby
31= 36= Swansea University
31= 22 University of Essex
33 52 Liverpool Hope University
34 25 University of Manchester
35 31 University of Kent
36 50 Keele University
37 57 UWE Bristol
38 28= Royal Holloway
39 21 University of Sheffield
40 45 University of Stirling
41= 84 Oxford Brookes University
41= 65 University of Huddersfield
43 46 Aston University
44 63= Staffordshire University
45 47= Aberystwyth University
46 32 University of Reading
47 55 Bangor University
48 66 Northumbria University Newcastle
49 70= Liverpool John Moores
50 56 University of West London
51 40 University of Aberdeen
52 38 Queen’s University Belfast
53 41 University of Strathclyde
54 72 University of Chichester
55= 61= Edge Hill University
55= 83 University of Gloucestershire
57 42 University of Liverpool
58= 36= SOAS
58= 28= King’s College London
58= 35 Cardiff University
58= 59 Brunel University London
58= 117 Kingston University London
63= 69 Falmouth University
63= 34 University of Leicester
65 79 Bournemouth University
66= 39 Heriot-Watt University
66= 86= University of Plymouth
68= 98 Abertay University
68= 92 Teesside University
70 70= Sheffield Hallam University
71 67= De Montfort University
72 75= University of Bradford
73 80 Manchester Metropolitan University
74 96 University of Sunderland
75 115 University of the Arts London
76= 63= Goldsmiths University of London
76= 93 Central Lancashire
78= 82 Robert Gordon University
78= 106= London South Bank University
80 99 St Mary’s University Twickenham
81= 100= Southampton Solent University
81= 106= University of Westminster
83 43 Queen Mary University
84 102= Queen Margaret University
85= 124 University of Bolton
85= 67= Leeds Trinity University
85= 104 University of Wales Trinity Saint David
88= 88 University of Salford
88= 114 University of East London
90 89 University of Hertfordshire
91 102= University of Worcester
92 85 University of Winchester
93 73 Ulster University
94 61= University of Chester
95 75= City, University of London
96 109= Glasgow Caledonian University
97= 105 Birmingham City University
97= 127 Glyndwr University
99 90 Cardiff Metropolitan University
100 109= University of Greenwich
101 121 Newman University
102 129 University of Suffolk
103= 113 Anglia Ruskin University
103= 94 Bath Spa University
105 116 Edinburgh Napier University
106 75= University of Hull
107 112 University of Brighton
108 111 Canterbury Christ Church University
109= 74 University of Roehampton
109= 119= University of South Wales
111 97 University of Northampton
112 91 Middlesex University
113 108 University of Bedfordshire
114 100= University of the West of Scotland
115 122 Birkbeck, University of London
116 N/A University of Wolverhampton
117 128 London Metropolitan University
118 125 University of Cumbria
119 118 York St John University
120 123 Leeds Beckett University
121 126 Buckinghamshire New University
N/A 58 University for the Creative Arts
n/a 33 Harper Adams University
n/a 47= University of Buckingham
n/a 51 Arts University Bournemouth
n/a 60 Norwich University of the Arts
n/a 75= St George’s, University of London
n/a 86= Royal Agriculture University
n/a 95 Bishop Grosseteste University
n/a 119= Plymouth Marjon University