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Top Universities in the UK 2022

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. 

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.

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CUG Top Universities in the UK 2022

Rank

University

1

University of Oxford

2

University of Cambridge

3

London School of Economics and Political Science

4

University of St Andrews

5

Imperial College London

6

Durham University

7

Loughborough University

8

UCL (University College London)

9

University of Warwick

10

University of Bath

11

Lancaster University

12

University of Edinburgh

13

University of Manchester

14

University of Exeter

15

University of Southampton

16

University of Glasgow

17

University of Bristol

18

University of York

19

University of Birmingham

20

University of Leeds

QS Top Universities in the UK 2022

Rank

University 

Global Rank

1

University of Oxford

2

2

University of Cambridge

3

3

Imperial College London

7

4

UCL

8

5

The University of Edinburgh

16

6

The University of Manchester

27

7

King’s College London

35

8

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

49

9

The University of Warwick

61

10

University of Bristol

62

11

University of Glasgow

73

12

University of Southampton

77

13

Durham University 

82

14

University of Birmingham

90

15

University of St Andrews 

91

16

University of Leeds

92

17

The University of Sheffield 

95

18

University of Nottingham

103

19

Queen Mary University of London

117

20

Lancaster University

132

THE Top Universities in the UK 2022

Rank

University 

Global Rank

1

University of Oxford

1

2

University of Cambridge

5

3

Imperial College London

12

4

UCL

18

5

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

27

6

University of Edinburgh

30

7

King’s College London

35

8

University of Manchester

50

9

University of Warwick

78

10

University of Glasgow

86

11

University of Bristol

92

12

University of Birmingham

105

13

University of Sheffield 

110

14

Queen Mary University of London 

117

15

Lancaster University 

122

16

University of Southampton 

124

17

University of Leeds 

127

18

University of Nottingham  

141

19

University of Exeter

143

20

Newcastle University 

146

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