Official List of UK Universities (Updated 2020/2021)

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Official List of UK Universities (Updated 2020/2021)

Here’s the official list of all universities in the UK. We have updated our list with 2020/2021 data. You can also find links to the official websites for all UK universities here.

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University of AberdeenOfficial Website
Abertay University (formerly University of Abertay Dundee)Official Website
Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)Official Website
Anglia Ruskin UniversityOfficial Website
Anglo-European College of ChiropracticOfficial Website
Archbishop of Canterbury, TheOfficial Website
Arden University (formerly known as Resource Development International)Official Website
Ashridge Business SchoolOfficial Website
Aston UniversityOfficial Website
Bangor University (Prifysgol Bangor)Official Website
University of BathOfficial Website
Bath Spa UniversityOfficial Website
University of BedfordshireOfficial Website
Birkbeck, University of LondonOfficial Website
University of BirminghamOfficial Website
Birmingham City UniversityOfficial Website
University College BirminghamOfficial Website
Bishop Grossteste UniversityOfficial Website
University of BoltonOfficial Website
Arts University BournemouthOfficial Website
Bournemouth UniversityOfficial Website
BPP UniversityOfficial Website
University of BradfordOfficial Website
University of BrightonOfficial Website
University of BristolOfficial Website
Brunel University LondonOfficial Website
University of BuckinghamOfficial Website
Buckinghamshire New UniversityOfficial Website
University of CambridgeOfficial Website
Canterbury Christ Church UniversityOfficial Website
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)Official Website
Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Official Website
University of ChesterOfficial Website
University of ChichesterOfficial Website
City University LondonOfficial Website
Courtauld Institute of Art, The (degrees awarded by University of London)Official Website
Coventry UniversityOfficial Website
Cranfield UniversityOfficial Website
University for the Creative ArtsOfficial Website
University of CumbriaOfficial Website
De Montfort UniversityOfficial Website
University of DerbyOfficial Website
University of DundeeOfficial Website
Durham UniversityOfficial Website
University of East AngliaOfficial Website
University of East LondonOfficial Website
Edge Hill UniversityOfficial Website
University of Edinburgh, TheOfficial Website
Edinburgh Napier UniversityOfficial Website
University of EssexOfficial Website
University of ExeterOfficial Website
Falmouth UniversityOfficial Website
University of GlasgowOfficial Website
Glasgow Caledonian UniversityOfficial Website
University of GloucestershireOfficial Website
Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)Official Website
Goldsmiths, University of LondonOfficial Website
University of GreenwichOfficial Website
Guildhall School of Music and DramaOfficial Website
Harper Adams UniversityOfficial Website
Hartpury UniversityOfficial Website
Heriot-Watt UniversityOfficial Website
University of HertfordshireOfficial Website
Heythrop College (degrees awarded by University of London)Official Website
University of the Highlands and IslandsOfficial Website
University of HuddersfieldOfficial Website
University of HullOfficial Website
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (also known as Imperial College London)Official Website
Institute of Cancer Research, The (degrees awarded by University of London)Official Website
Institute of Education, University of LondonOfficial Website
Keele UniversityOfficial Website
University of KentOfficial Website
King’s College LondonOfficial Website
Kingston UniversityOfficial Website
University of Central LancashireOfficial Website
Lancaster UniversityOfficial Website
University of LeedsOfficial Website
Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)Official Website
Leeds Arts UniversityOfficial Website
Leeds Trinity UniversityOfficial Website
University of LeicesterOfficial Website
University of LincolnOfficial Website
University of LiverpoolOfficial Website
Liverpool Hope UniversityOfficial Website
Liverpool John Moores UniversityOfficial Website
Liverpool School of Tropical MedicineOfficial Website
University of LondonOfficial Website
London Business SchoolOfficial Website
London Institute of Banking and Finance, TheOfficial Website
London Metropolitan UniversityOfficial Website
London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineOfficial Website
London School of Economics and Political Science, The (LSE)Official Website
London South Bank UniversityOfficial Website
University College LondonOfficial Website
Loughborough UniversityOfficial Website
University of ManchesterOfficial Website
Manchester Metropolitan UniversityOfficial Website
Middlesex UniversityOfficial Website
NCGOfficial Website
Newcastle UniversityOfficial Website
Newman University, BirminghamOfficial Website
University of Northampton, TheOfficial Website
Northumbria University NewcastleOfficial Website
Norwich University of the ArtsOfficial Website
University of NottinghamOfficial Website
Nottingham Trent UniversityOfficial Website
Open University, TheOfficial Website
University of OxfordOfficial Website
Oxford Brookes UniversityOfficial Website
Plymouth UniversityOfficial Website
University of PortsmouthOfficial Website
Queen Margaret University, EdinburghOfficial Website
Queen Mary, University of LondonOfficial Website
Queen’s University BelfastOfficial Website
RavensbourneOfficial Website
University of ReadingOfficial Website
Regent’s University LondonOfficial Website
Richmond, The American International University in LondonOfficial Website
Robert Gordon University, AberdeenOfficial Website
University of RoehamptonOfficial Website
Rose Bruford College of Theatre and PerformanceOfficial Website
Royal Academy of MusicOfficial Website
Royal Agricultural UniversityOfficial Website
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London)Official Website
Royal College of ArtOfficial Website
Royal College of MusicOfficial Website
Royal College of NursingOfficial Website
Royal Conservatoire of ScotlandOfficial Website
Royal Holloway, University of LondonOfficial Website
Royal Northern College of MusicOfficial Website
Royal Veterinary College, TheOfficial Website
University of SalfordOfficial Website
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of LondonOfficial Website
University of SheffieldOfficial Website
Sheffield Hallam UniversityOfficial Website
University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)Official Website
University of SouthamptonOfficial Website
Solent UniversityOfficial Website
University of St AndrewsOfficial Website
St George’s, University of LondonOfficial Website
University of St Mark and St John, PlymouthOfficial Website
St Mary’s University, TwickenhamOfficial Website
Staffordshire UniversityOfficial Website
University of StirlingOfficial Website
University of StrathclydeOfficial Website
University of SuffolkOfficial Website
University of SunderlandOfficial Website
University of SurreyOfficial Website
University of SussexOfficial Website
Swansea University (Prifysgol Abertawe)Official Website
Teesside UniversityOfficial Website
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and DanceOfficial Website
University of the Arts, LondonOfficial Website
University College of Estate ManagementOfficial Website
University College of OsteopathyOfficial Website
University of Law, TheOfficial Website
University of UlsterOfficial Website
University of Wales (Prifysgol Cymru)Official Website
University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi SantOfficial Website
University of WarwickOfficial Website
University of the West of England, BristolOfficial Website
University of West LondonOfficial Website
University of the West of ScotlandOfficial Website
University of WestminsterOfficial Website
University of Winchester, TheOfficial Website
University of WolverhamptonOfficial Website
University of WorcesterOfficial Website
Writtle University CollegeOfficial Website
University of YorkOfficial Website
York St John UniversityOfficial Website
Blackpool and the Fylde CollegeOfficial Website
Cornwall College GroupOfficial Website
Grimsby Institute of Higher EducationOfficial Website
Hull CollegeOfficial Website
Leeds City CollegeOfficial Website
New College DurhamOfficial Website
Newcastle CollegeOfficial Website
Warwickshire CollegeOfficial Website

All data used in our official list of UK universities are sourced from the UK government’s official website.

Source: Gov.UK

Top 10 UK Universities - League Table

These are the top ten universities in the UK. These rankings are based on overall performance and are updated to 2021 rankings.

UniversityUK RankingTEF Rating
University of Cambridge1Gold
University of Oxford2Gold
University of St Andrews3Gold
London School of Economics and Poli...4Bronze
Imperial College London5Gold
Loughborough University6Gold
Durham University7Gold
Lancaster University8Gold
University of Bath9Gold
UCL (University College London)10Silver

Top UK Universities by Subject

Check out the following articles for full guides on the top UK universities for specific subjects. Our articles include league tables of top-ranked universities for the subject as well as our recommended courses.

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Most Expensive UK Universities

Our full guide on the most expensive universities in the UK breaks down the most expensive UK university by course and tuition fees.

UniversityUK RankingTEF RatingTuition Fees
University of Cambridge1Gold£22,227-58,038
University of Oxford2Gold£26,770 -37,510
University of St Andrews3Gold£25,100-32,910
London School of Economics and Poli...4Bronze£22,430
Imperial College London5Gold£32,000-45,300
Loughborough University6Gold£19,100-23,100
Durham University7Gold£21,730-22,900
Lancaster University8Gold£18,700-34,700
University of Bath9Gold£18,900-23,400
UCL (University College London)10Silver£19,970-34,660

Frequently Asked Questions

The University of Cambridge is the top UK university, ranked first overall in 2021 league tables.

The UCAS deadline for most programmes is 15 January in the year of admission. The deadline for applying to Cambridge, Oxford, and some subjects such as Medicine is 15 October.

You have to submit an application through UCAS, a centralised system for all applications to UK universities.

Most UK universities will require English language tests, criminal record declarations, health checks, entrance interviews and submission of a personal statement.

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