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Top Universities to Study in the UK

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The United Kingdom (UK) is the second most popular and highly preferred destination for international students. Universities and colleges with amazing architecture create an impression on international students visiting to study in the UK. In addition to outstanding architecture work, the modern facilities provided by these universities add up to the comprehensive study experience for the overseas students. Valued for offering a world-class education standard, 4 out of 6 universities in the QS World Rankings are situated in the UK.

Students looking for one of the best and high-ranked universities in the UK to come one more step closer to their dream can consider the following universities:

Rank #5 in the UK: London School of Economics and Political Science

With nearly 70% of the students from various countries, the London School of Economics and Political Science has the highest share of international universities among the other UK universities. At present, it is one of the best universities in the whole world specialize in economics, politics, law, sociology, and anthropology. The following are the points that make this university an outstanding place to study in:

  • Leading and well-known academicians to teach students
  • Flexible and diversified range of courses/programs to choose from
  • Career-oriented and industry-centric courses with excellent prospects

Currently, ranked at 5th position in the UK and 27 in the world, this is one of the best universities for those looking for a place where they can get a platform to learn and grow.

Rank #4 in the UK: University College London (UCL)

Established in 1826, University College London is recognized all around the world for its research. Around 40% of its students are from different 15 countries. Last year – 2018, this university was selected to lead the projects related to examine newly discovered planets under the multi-million-pound European mission (ARIEL). In the UK, this university ranked at 4th position. Some more details have been given here:

  • In 2018, UCL was ranked at 7th in the ‘QS World University Rankings’
  • UCL was ranked at 3rd position in Europe in the ‘Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking’ of the World Universities in 2017
  • In the same year i.e. 2017, it was ranked at 4th position in Europe in the ‘Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings’

Rank #3 University to study in the UK: Imperial College London (ICL)

Founded in 1907, the Imperial College London has successfully maintained its reputation as one of the best and top-rated universities in the world. The university is particularly known for the science, engineering, business, and medicine courses. Among other top-ranked universities, degree holders of this university have the highest prospects of getting a job in a reputed firm or pursuing a higher degree in the same major after completing their undergrad. Presently, ICL is ranked at number 3 in the UK, the World University Ranking for 2020 is 10.

Rank #2 University to study in the UK: University of Cambridge

Famous personalities such as Stephen Hawking, Emma Thompson, and Isaac Newton have studied from this university. The University of Cambridge is marked as one of the oldest and valued universities in the world. In 2017, the university was ranked at 5th position by the QS World University Rankings for research, teaching, and innovation.

If you are planning to study at the University of Cambridge, you can see the estimated living costs table for 2017-18 to plan your finances well for the upcoming sessions:

Accommodation (along with kitchen)£2,250-£5,850£3,300-£6,000 en suite
Transportation CostsFree for students*
College Meals£3-£6 per meal
Additional Costs of the CourseDepends on the Course/Program

Rank #1 University to study in the UK: University of Oxford

The University of Oxford was ranked 1st by the Times Higher Education for 2017-18 and 6thby the QS World Rankings in 2017. Additionally, the Oxford University Press (OUP) has the largest university press in the world. Offices of OUP are situated in 50 different countries and publish work in over 60 languages. The University of Oxford has the longest list of celebrated alumni that studied here and went on to get Nobel Prizes or become famous physicists, politicians, film-makers, actors, etc. The university ranked at 2, 5, and 2 by the Times University Guide 2019, the QS World University Rankings 2019, and the Guardian University Guide 2019, respectively.

Top 50 Universities in the UK for 2020

Here is the list of top 50 universities to study in the UK for 2020:

University Rank in the UK for 2020University Rank in the World for 2020Name of the University/CollegeLocation
11University of OxfordOxford
23University of CambridgeCambridge
310Imperial College LondonLondon
415University College LondonLondon
5=27London School of Economics and Political ScienceLondon
630University of EdinburghEdinburgh
7=36King’s College LondonLondon
8=55University of ManchesterManchester
977University of WarwickWarwick
1087University of BristolBristol
11=99University of GlasgowGlasgow
12=110Queen Mary University of LondonLondon
13112University of BirminghamBirmingham
14=117University of SheffieldSheffield
15122University of SouthamptonSouthampton
16=128University of YorkYork
17133Durham UniversityDurham
18=139Lancaster UniversityLancaster
=19=146University of ExeterExeter
=19=146University of SussexSussex
21=152University of NottinghamNottingham
22=155University of LeedsLeeds
23165University of LiverpoolLiverpool
24=166University of LeicesterLeicester
25=168University of AberdeenAberdeen
26192University of East AngliaNorwich
=27=198Cardiff UniversityCardiff
=27=198University of St AndrewsSt Andrews
=29201–250University of DundeeDundee
=29201–250Newcastle UniversityNewcastle
=29201–250Queen’s University BelfastBelfast
=29201–250University of ReadingReading
=29201–250St George’s, University of LondonLondon
=34251–300University of BathBath
=34251–300Brighton and Sussex Medical SchoolBrighton
=34251–300University of EssexEssex
=34251–300Heriot-Watt UniversityEdinburgh
=34251–300Royal Holloway, University of LondonLondon
=34251–300University of SurreyGuildford
=34251–300Swansea UniversitySwansea
41301–350Anglia Ruskin UniversityEast Anglia
=42351–400Birkbeck, University of LondonLondon
=42351–400Brunel University LondonLondon
=42351–400Goldsmiths, University of LondonLondon
=42351–400University of KentKent
=42351–400Loughborough UniversityLoughborough
=42351–400Northumbria UniversityNewcastle Upon Tyne
=42351–400University of StirlingStirling
=49401–500Aberystwyth UniversityAberystwyth
=49401–500Bangor UniversityBangor
=49401–500Bournemouth UniversityBournemouth
=49401–500City, University of LondonLondon
=49401–500Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpool
=49401–500Middlesex UniversityLondon
=49401–500University of PortsmouthPortsmouth
=49401–500Royal Veterinary CollegeLondon
=49401–500SOAS University of LondonLondon
=49401–500University of StrathclydeStrathclyde

Final Words

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