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Check Out Top 50 Universities in the UK- 2021 Ranking


Check Out the Top 50 Universities in the United Kingdom – 2021 Ranking. The UK is the home to some of the world’s best universities. It is counted among the top in the world, according to uniRank’s World University Rankings 2021.

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Many of the UK’s universities are renowned for promoting a global outlook by recruiting international students, faculty and encouraging international collaborations, so you can expect an accommodating atmosphere as well as diversity on campus.

Universities in UK have always gained a wide reputation for good teaching and excellent research. UK universities are highly ranked among international schools and institutions worldwide, and they continue to attract the smartest people to their highly respected and prestigious degree programmes. All these top ranked colleges, universities, law schools, medical schools, and engineering schools have a wide, global reputation and continue to be the top-ranked schools for international students. To go to some of the best universities in the world for your Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D, you should certainly consider US as your destination for the best rankings and widest reputation.

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uniRank tries to answer this question of the top universities in the UK by publishing the 2021 UK’s University Ranking of 50 recognized English higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate  higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format


Rank University Town
1 University of Oxford Oxford
2 University of Cambridge Cambridge
3 University College London London
4 The University of Edinburgh Edinburgh
5 The University of Manchester Manchester
6 The London School of Economics and Political Science London
7 Imperial College London London
8 University of Glasgow Glasgow …
9 The University of Warwick Coventry
10 University of Leeds Leeds
11 University of Southampton Southampton …
12 University of Liverpool Liverpool …
13 University of Birmingham Birmingham
14 Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne …
15 King’s College London London
16 The University of Nottingham Nottingham …
17 The University of York York
18 University of St Andrews St Andrews
19 University of Bristol Bristol
20 Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh …
21 University of Exeter Exeter …
22 The University of Sheffield Sheffield …
23 Lancaster University Lancaster
24 University of Leicester Leicester
25 Queen Mary University of London London
26 University of Aberdeen Aberdeen
27 University of Bath Bath
28 Cardiff University Cardiff
29 University of Surrey Guildford
30 Durham University Durham …
31 University of East Anglia Norwich
32 University of Sussex Brighton
33 University of Reading Reading …
34 Queen’s University Belfast Belfast
35 University of Strathclyde Glasgow
36 University of the Arts London London …
37 City, University of London London
38 University of Kent Canterbury …
39 Loughborough University Loughborough …
40 University of Dundee Dundee
41 University of Portsmouth Portsmouth
42 University of Essex Colchester …
43 Swansea University Swansea
44 University of the West of England Bristol
45 De Montfort University Leicester …
46 Goldsmiths, University of London London
47 Royal Holloway, University of London Egham …
48 Coventry University Coventry …
49 University of Plymouth Plymouth
50 Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield
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