Top 50 Universities in the UK – THE 2021 Rankings

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021

The University of Oxford is top in a list of the best universities in the UK, which includes institutions in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

Recently, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021 revealed the best UK universities and colleges. The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge take the top two spots, while three of the best universities in London complete the top five.

Of the top universities in the UK, about 20 are in London, including well-known institutions such as Imperial College London and UCL, and more recently established universities such as the University of Westminster and the University of Greenwich.

Best Universities in the UK 2021

World Rank
UK Rank
University NameCity / Town
11University of OxfordOxford
62University of CambridgeCambridge
113Imperial College LondonLondon
275London School of Economics and Political ScienceLondon
306University of EdinburghEdinburgh
357King’s College LondonLondon
=518University of ManchesterManchester
779University of WarwickWarwick
9110University of BristolBristol
=9211University of GlasgowGlasgow
=10712University of BirminghamBirmingham
11013Queen Mary University of LondonLondon
=12114University of SheffieldSheffield
=12715University of SouthamptonSouthampton
=13316University of YorkYork
=13617Lancaster UniversityLancaster
=14918Durham UniversityDurham
=15819University of NottinghamNottingham
=160=20University of LeedsLeeds
=160=20University of SussexBrighton
16322University of LiverpoolLiverpool
=17023University of LeicesterLeicester
=17424University of ExeterExeter
=178=25University of AberdeenAberdeen
 =178=25Newcastle UniversityNewcastle
 =19127Cardiff UniversityCardiff
=200=28University of East AngliaNorwich
=200=28Queen’s University BelfastBelfast
201–250=30University of BathBath
201–250=30University of DundeeDundee
201–250=30University of ReadingReading
201–250=30St George’s, University of LondonLondon
201–250=30University of St AndrewsSt Andrews
251–300=35Brighton and Sussex Medical SchoolBrighton
251–300=35University of SurreyGuildford
251–300=35Swansea UniversitySwansea
301–350=38Anglia Ruskin University ARUEast Anglia
301–350=38University of EssexEssex
 301–350=38University of KentKent
301–350=38Royal Holloway, University of LondonLondon
301–350=38University of StirlingStirling
351–400=43Birkbeck, University of LondonLondon
351–400=43Brunel University LondonLondon
351–400=43City, University of LondonLondon
351–400=43Heriot-Watt UniversityEdinburgh
351–400=43Loughborough UniversityLoghborough
 351–400=43Northumbria UniversityNorthumbria
Source: Times Higher Education

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