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Top Universities in the UK 2022

Want to know which are the best universities in the UK? Here's the list.

The UK is home to some of the most prestigious universities, as well as quality institutions that possess strength in various academic fields. 

For instance, the Russell Group comprises 24 public research-intensive universities that provide undergraduate and postgraduate students with the opportunity to grow, learn and generate impact. 

With recent developments granting international students a two-year post-study work visa in the UK, the attractiveness of pursuing a degree in the country has elevated. 

Paired with a slew of stunning sightseeing opportunities in different cities, steeped in culture as well as history, the UK reflects why it remains a popular option for international students - apart from its excellent higher education system.

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Additionally, globally-recognised rankings like the Complete University Guide (CUG), QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World (THE) University Rankings use intricate methodologies to assess the qualities of universities across the world, including those in the UK. 

With that, we’ve compiled the top universities in the UK, with data from the aforementioned ranking providers. 

CUG Top Universities in the UK 2022

Rank University
1University of Oxford 
2University of Cambridge
3London School of Economics and Political Science 
4University of St Andrews
5Imperial College London 
6Durham University 
7Loughborough University 
8UCL (University College London) 
9University of Warwick 
10University of Bath
11Lancaster University 
12University of Edinburgh
13University of Manchester
14University of Exeter
15University of Southampton
16University of Glasgow
17University of Bristol
18University of York
19University of Birmingham
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QS Top Universities in the UK 2022

RankUniversityGlobal Rank
1University of Oxford2
2University of Cambridge3
3Imperial College London 7
4UCL8
5The University of Edinburgh 16
6The University of Manchester 27
7King’s College London35
8The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) 49
9University of Warwick61
10The University of Bristol62
11University of Glasgow 73
12University of Southampton 77
13Durham University 82
14University of Birmingham90
15University of St Andrews91
16University of Leeds92
17The University of Leeds 95
18University of Nottingham 103
19Queen Mary University of London117
20Lancaster University 132

THE Top Universities in the UK 2022

RankUniversityGlobal Rank
1University of Oxford 1
2University of Cambridge5
3Imperial College London 12
4UCL18
5London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) 27
6University of Edinburgh30
7King’s College London 35
8University of Manchester 50
9University of Warwick78
10University of Glasgow86
11University of Bristol92
12University of Birmingham 105
13University of Sheffield110
14Queen Mary University of London117
15Lancaster University 122
16University of Southampton124
17University of Leeds127
18University of Nottingham141
19University of Exeter143
20Newcastel University146

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