Official List of UK Universities (Updated 2024)

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Official List of UK Universities (Updated 2024)

Here’s the official list of all universities in the UK. We have updated our list with 2024 data. You can also find links to the official websites for all UK universities here.

University of Aberdeen
Abertay University (formerly University of Abertay Dundee)
Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)
Anglia Ruskin University
Anglo-European College of Chiropractic
Archbishop of Canterbury, The
Arden University (formerly known as Resource Development International)
Ashridge Business School
Aston University
Bangor University (Prifysgol Bangor)
University of Bath
Bath Spa University
University of Bedfordshire
Birkbeck, University of London
University of Birmingham
Birmingham City University
University College Birmingham
Bishop Grossteste University
University of Bolton
Arts University Bournemouth
Bournemouth University
BPP University
University of Bradford
University of Brighton
University of Bristol
Brunel University London
University of Buckingham
Buckinghamshire New University
University of Cambridge
Canterbury Christ Church University
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)
Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)
University of Chester
University of Chichester
City University London
Courtauld Institute of Art, The (degrees awarded by University of London)
Coventry University
Cranfield University
University for the Creative Arts
University of Cumbria
De Montfort University
University of Derby
University of Dundee
Durham University
University of East Anglia
University of East London
Edge Hill University
University of Edinburgh, The
Edinburgh Napier University
University of Essex
University of Exeter
Falmouth University
University of Glasgow
Glasgow Caledonian University
University of Gloucestershire
Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)
Goldsmiths, University of London
University of Greenwich
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Harper Adams University
Hartpury University
Heriot-Watt University
University of Hertfordshire
Heythrop College (degrees awarded by University of London)
University of the Highlands and Islands
University of Huddersfield
University of Hull
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (also known as Imperial College London)
Institute of Cancer Research, The (degrees awarded by University of London)
Institute of Education, University of London
Keele University
University of Kent
King’s College London
Kingston University
University of Central Lancashire
Lancaster University
University of Leeds
Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)
Leeds Arts University
Leeds Trinity University
University of Leicester
University of Lincoln
University of Liverpool
Liverpool Hope University
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
University of London
London Business School
London Institute of Banking and Finance, The
London Metropolitan University
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London School of Economics and Political Science, The (LSE)
London South Bank University
University College London
Loughborough University
University of Manchester
Manchester Metropolitan University
Middlesex University
Newcastle University
Newman University, Birmingham
University of Northampton, The
Northumbria University Newcastle
Norwich University of the Arts
University of Nottingham
Nottingham Trent University
Open University, The
University of Oxford
Oxford Brookes University
Plymouth University
University of Portsmouth
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Queen Mary, University of London
Queen’s University Belfast
University of Reading
Regent’s University London
Richmond, The American International University in London
Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
University of Roehampton
Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Royal Academy of Music
Royal Agricultural University
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London)
Royal College of Art
Royal College of Music
Royal College of Nursing
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Holloway, University of London
Royal Northern College of Music
Royal Veterinary College, The
University of Salford
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
University of Sheffield
Sheffield Hallam University
University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)
University of Southampton
Solent University
University of St Andrews
St George’s, University of London
University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth
St Mary’s University, Twickenham
Staffordshire University
University of Stirling
University of Strathclyde
University of Suffolk
University of Sunderland
University of Surrey
University of Sussex
Swansea University (Prifysgol Abertawe)
Teesside University
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
University of the Arts, London
University College of Estate Management
University College of Osteopathy
University of Law, The
University of Ulster
University of Wales (Prifysgol Cymru)
University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant
University of Warwick
University of the West of England, Bristol
University of West London
University of the West of Scotland
University of Westminster
University of Winchester, The
University of Wolverhampton
University of Worcester
Writtle University College
University of York
York St John University
Blackpool and the Fylde College
Cornwall College Group
Grimsby Institute of Higher Education
Hull College
Leeds City College
New College Durham
Newcastle College
Warwickshire College

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 2024 rankings.

UniversityUK RankingTEF Rating
University of Cambridge2Gold
University of Oxford1Gold
University of St Andrews4Gold
London School of Economics and Poli...3Bronze
Imperial College London5Gold
Loughborough University7Gold
Durham University6Gold
University of Warwick10Gold
University of Bath8Gold
UCL (University College London)9Silver

Top UK Universities by Subject

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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 Oxford1Gold £33,050-48,620
University of Cambridge2Gold£25,734-67,194
London School of Economics and Poli...3Bronze£26,784
University of St Andrews4Gold£30,160-£36,990
Imperial College London5Gold£36,700- 50,400
Durham University6Gold£23,000-25,500
Loughborough University7Gold£23,000-28,600
UCL (University College London)8Silver£31,100-37,500
University of Warwick9Silver£24,800-31,620
University of Bath10Gold£25,700-28,800

Frequently Asked Questions

The University of Oxford is the top UK university, ranked first overall in 2023 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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