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Top Universities in the UK 2020

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 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 for 2020 below, with data from the aforementioned ranking providers.

 

QS Top Universities in the UK

Rank

University 

Global Rank

1

University of Oxford

4

2

University of Cambridge

7

3

UCL

8

4

Imperial College London

9

5

The University of Edinburgh

20

6

The University of Manchester

27

7

King’s College London

33

8

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

44

9

University of Bristol

49

10

The University of Warwick

62

11

University of Glasgow

67

12

Durham University

78

13

The University of Sheffield

78

14

University of Birmingham

81

15

University of Leeds

93

16

University of Nottingham

96

17

University of Southampton

97

18

University of St Andrews

100

19

Queen Mary University of London

126

20

Lancaster University

128

 

THE Top Universities in the UK

Rank

University 

Global Rank

1

University of Oxford

1

2

University of Cambridge

3

3

Imperial College London

10

4

UCL

15

5

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

27

6

University of Edinburgh

30

7

King’s College London

36

8

University of Manchester

55

9

University of Warwick

77

10

University of Bristol

87

11

University of Glasgow

99

12

Queen Mary University of London

110

13

University of Birmingham

112

14

University of Sheffield

117

15

University of Southampton

122

16

University of York

128

17

Durham University

133

18

Lancaster University 

139

19

University of Exeter

146

20

University of Sussex

146

 

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