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Universities in United Kingdom

Higher Education in United Kingdom

2021 Ranking of United Kingdom Universities

What are the most well-known universities in the UK? Topuniversitieslist attempts to address this issue by releasing the 2021 UK University Ranking, which includes 166 higher-education institutions in the United Kingdom that satisfy the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

  • being chartered, authorised, or certified by the relevant UK higher education-related body, and providing at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education style.

The Topuniversitieslist League Table and University Rankings of 166 Universities in the United Kingdom are available to see.

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are the four nations that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom is further split into regions. The overwhelming majority of higher education institutions in the United Kingdom that follow the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion are situated in England, specifically in the most densely populated areas of London and South East England. Both UK countries and England areas with at least two higher education institutions matching the Topuniversitieslist placement criterion are included in the following Topuniversitieslist sub-rankings or league tables.


South East England (18)
Yorkshire and Humber (13)
South West England (14)
Wales (10)
West Midlands (11)
North West England (15)
North East England (6)
London (40)
East of England (12)
East Midlands (7)
Scotland (18)
Northern Ireland (2)