With a total of 84 universities of UK marking their place in the QS World University Rankings 2020 released recently, the United Kingdom comes out to be another favorite study abroad destination. So, if you aspire to study at beautiful destinations like London, Scotland, Wales or Ireland, discover the best universities here. Presenting our catalog of Top 10 best universities in UK today. Go check out!
University of Oxford
World Rank : 4
The best of the best universities in UK, internationally-recognized, world’s second oldest still-in-place, University of Oxford is ancient dating back to 1096. Based in the dreaming city of spires Oxford (England), it is made up of 44 self-governing colleges and 6 halls, and home to around 24,000 students. These colleges are categorized in four divisions, namely Humanities Division, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division, Medical Sciences Division, and Social Sciences Division.
Further, with no main campus, its premises and facilities can be found throughout the city center. Boasting of UK’s largest library system, the university produced 160 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, 30 world leaders and around 7 poets laureate.
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JD, United Kingdom
University of Cambridge
World Rank : 7
One more prestigious university, the sweet rival of Oxford University, University of Cambridge is located in the ancient city of Cambridge, 50 miles north of London. Founded in 1209, it is the fourth-oldest university in the world and the second-oldest university in the history of English-speaking universities. Attracting over 18,000 students from diverse countries all over the world, the university comprises 31 colleges with many of the older colleges situated on or near the river Cam.
Further, the institution is home to 150 faculties and six academic schools, namely Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Technology. Moreover, Cambridge University Press, a department of the university, is the second-largest university press in the world.
To sum up, it has a worldwide reputation for outstanding academic excellence and boasts of 118 Nobel Laureates, 15 British prime ministers, 11 Field medalists, and 7 Turing Award winners among its distinguished alumni and faculty.
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, United Kingdom
University College of London
World Rank : 8
A leading research-intensive, multidisciplinary university, University College of London takes the third place in our list of best universities in UK. Located in Bloomsbury, central London, the university enrolls around 39,o00 students every year with nearly half of the student population from all corners of the globe.
Founded in 1826, originally named as London University, UCL has three main campuses, located in Bloomsbury, Archway, and Hampstead. Further, UCL is organised into 11 constituent faculties, with over 100 departments, institutes and research centres. In addition, a member of the Russell Group of Institutes, UCL has graduated the likes of Mahatma Gandhi, Alexander Graham Bell (the inventor of the telephone), and Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
Imperial College London
World Rank : 9
Based in South Kensington (London), world-leader in research, Imperial College London is a science-based university marking its place for its world-class teaching. Formed in 1907, Imperial was a merger of the Royal College of Science, the Royal School of Mines and the City & Guilds College. Focusing mainly on Science, technology, engineering, medicine and business areas of study, it offers over 80 undergraduate courses and more than 230 postgraduate courses. Further, the lively campus surrounded by some of London’s famous attractions including the Kensington Palace, the Royal College of Music is home to 16,000 students from more than 140 countries across the world.
Famous alumni of Imperial include the author H. G. Wells, Sir Liam Donaldson (head physician to the Queen), Rajiv Gandhi (former prime minister of India) and Queen guitarist Brian May. Moreover, Imperial boasts 14 Nobel Prize winners, including Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin, 3 Field Medalists and 1 Turing Award winner.
South Kensington Road, Kensington, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
University of Edinburg
World Rank : 20
The ancient university based in Scotland and the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world, University of Edinburgh is consistently ranked among the best universities in UK. Founded in 1582, it comprises five main campuses in the city of Edinburgh. Further, it comprises 3 colleges: Humanities and Social Science, Science and Engineering, and Medicine and Veterinary Medicine organized into 22 academic schools. Moreover, it offers more than 300 masters courses and 135 research areas to over 35,000 students from all walks of life and all corners of the world.
One of the most renowned research-led universities, it is credited with the ground breaking discoveries of chloroform anaesthesia, the Higgs boson particle, and the first genetically cloned mammal Dolly the sheep. Some really big names like Bill Gates, Neil Armstrong, Justin Trudeau, J.K.Rowling, A.P.J Abdul Kalam, and Tony Hayward (Former CEO of BP) are among the University of Edinburgh’s list of alumni.
Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL, United Kingdom
University of Manchester
World Rank : 27
A Red Brick University, member of the Russell Group, University of Manchester is one amongst the top 10 best universities in UK today. Established in 2004, it was a merger of Victoria University of Manchester and University Of Manchester Institute Of Science and Technology. Boasting of the largest student count with almost 40, 000 students, it offers over 1,000 foundation courses, bachelor programs, masters programs, Doctorate level programs and MBAs. Further, there are four major faculties at the university, namely Life Sciences, Humanities, Medical and Human Sciences, and Engineering and Physical Sciences.
Moreover, the university is known for its cutting edge research methodologies, assistance in development of the world’s first modern computer in 1948, and the breakthrough research on Atom carried by Ernest Rutherford in 1917.
Oxford Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9PL, United Kingdom
King’s College London
World Rank : 33
Home to the largest dental school in Europe and the oldest nursing school still in operation, King’s College London is the third oldest university in England. Founded in 1829 by King George IV and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, it is a research-led university based in the heart of London. Further, KCL has four campuses spread across London, three Thames-side campuses – Guy’s, St Thomas’ and Waterloo, and one in Denmark Hill in south London.
Well famed for the discovery of the structure of DNA, the college is a part of the ‘golden triangle’ of research-intensive English universities. Welcoming around 30,000 students from some 150 countries worldwide, it also hosts six Medical Research Council centres.
Above all, the Notable alumni include 12 Nobel Prize laureates, and the recipients of three Oscars, three Grammys and an Emmy.
In addition, King’s College London maintains over 50 sports clubs, 60 societies, two bars, two nightclubs, shops, eateries, and a gym.
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS, United Kingdom
London School of Economics and Political Science
World Rank : 44
Located in Houghton (central London), London School of Economics and Political Science has a worldwide reputation for academics and research in the study area of social sciences. Founded in 1895 by Fabian Society members Beatrice and Sidney Webb, Graham Wallas and George Bernard Shaw, LSE is certainly a place of top-notch teaching and avant-garde research. The School offers over 40 undergraduate and over 140 postgraduate programs in a wide range of social science disciplines. These mainly include economics, politics, sociology, law and anthropology. Further, LSE caters to around 10,000 students every year representing as many as 140 nationalities.
In addition, the school also boasts of the Boasting of the largest library in the world devoted to social sciences. 16 Nobel Prize winners and renowned world leaders like Jomo Kenyatta, Pierre Trudeau, Amartya Sen, and Romano Prodi are amongst the distinguished alumni.
and counts 37 past or present world leaders among its alumni.
Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE, United Kingdom
University of Bristol
World Rank : 49
One of the original Red Brick universities, located the heart of the historic, vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Bristol, University of Bristol is the next one in our list. Founded in 1876, the institute enrolls around 24,000 students every year from around 150 countries all over the world. Further, a member of the Russell Group, it offers over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across six faculties.
Moreover, the university boasts of 13 Nobel Prize winners including Sir Winston Churchill, and the likes of Jonathan Evans, Paul Dirac, Simon Pegg, David Williams, Derren Brown, and Mike Bennett among its remarkable alumni.
In addition, it houses some really exclusive state-of-the-art buildings including the Life Sciences building and the Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information.
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Avon, BS8 1TH, United Kingdom
University of Warwick
World Rank : 62
Established in 1965, University of Warwick marks the last place in our list of top 10 best universities in UK. However, a member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 research-intensive UK universities, the institute is renowned for its ground breaking work and cutting edge research in the fields of Arts, Medicine, Science and Social Science. enrolling around 26,500 students every year from over 150 countries around the world, Warwick maintains around 30 academic departments. Moreover, located in the outskirts of Coventry, West Midlands (England), 5 km away from the Coventry City Centre, the main campus of the University of Warwick comprises of three adjacent campuses, namely the Gibbet Hill campus, Westwood campus and University of Warwick Science Park.
In addition, it also houses Warwick Arts Centre that comprises a concert hall, theatre studio, art gallery, and music Centre. One of the world’s youngest universities, it has some big names like David Davis, Yakubu Gowon, Stephen Merchant, Simon Mayo, Ruth Jones, and Leslie Valiant associated with it as its eminent alumni.
Gibbert Hall Road, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom
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