Oxford and Cambridge are public universities

The top universities in UK

UK universities are known for high quality education for anyone planning to travel for university. Many of their universities are among the best in the world, four of which are in the capital, London. Unlike other countries, the UK's best-known universities are somewhere other than the capital. With so many different universities scattered across the country, where do you start? Here are some of the universities to consider when considering going to university in the UK.

Oxford University

When you think of UK universities, Oxford is probably one of the first that comes to mind. The University of Oxford is a research university in Oxford, England. The university is the oldest in the English-speaking world, with evidence issued as early as 1096. Like many of the older UK universities, there is no such thing as a “campus” per se, but colleges, departments, dormitories, academic buildings and other important buildings are located throughout the city of Oxford. There are over 22,000 undergraduate students at Oxford, including 11,832 undergraduate and 9,857 graduate students. The university has more than 16,500 employees and 94% of Oxford students are employed or move on after leaving Oxford. Over 80 Nobel Prize winners have been associated with Oxford at one point in their life.

Study at The University of Law

Be one step ahead with a globally recognized university in the UK!

Apply Now

Cambridge University

Cambridge University is another popular university that comes to mind when thinking of UK universities. It is a public research university in Cambridge, England. It was founded shortly after Oxford, making it the second oldest university in the English-speaking world. The university currently has 31 colleges with six academic schools. Cambridge has a similar layout to Oxford and currently over 20,000 students attend the university annually. International students make up approximately 10% of their undergraduate population.

University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh first opened its doors in 1583 in the center of the Scottish capital. With its rich and successful history, the university has become one of the best and most influential in the UK and in the world today. In particular, this university is highly valued as its research program ranks 4th in the UK. Famed scientist Peter Higgs, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2013, is one of Edinburgh's many graduates. In addition to a high-quality university, you will be impressed by a beautiful city with many cultural and cultural monuments. Edinburgh is said to be a city that many people want to live in.

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol was founded in 1876 and has a rich and proud history. Today the University of Bristol is one of the most popular and best British universities. Many students, residents or non-residents, dream of attending this excellent university. They offer prospective students a wide range of study programs to suit almost anyone's choice. Many well-known people came from the university such as Winston Churchill, Paul Dirac, Hans Albrecht Bethe, Sir Nevill Francis Mott and many more.

University of London

The University of London includes several well-known colleges and completes the “triangle” of prestigious universities in Great Britain. The buildings and “campuses” of the University of London are scattered across the great city of London. The University of London's nine largest colleges are University College London, Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, King's College London, London Business School, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, School of Oriental and African Studies, and London School of Economics and Political Science. It was created by Royal Character in 1836 by merging two already established universities (London University and King’s College). The university is a federal public university with over 180,000 students attending annually (135,000 on campus, over 50,000 distance learning).

University of Glasgow

Located in the UK's fourth largest city, the University of Glasgow is one of the best universities in the country. Its reputation is confirmed by the excellent level of education at this university. Unsurprisingly, they are among the top 100 universities in the world in almost all of the rankings. Aside from a great quality of education, Glasgow has much more to offer. Immerse yourself in a wonderful city that offers many cultural assets, brilliant architecture and a dynamic lifestyle. At the University of Glasgow you will meet a diverse community that brings together students from over 120 countries.

Cardiff University

The University of Cardiff is the best university in Wales and one of the best in the UK. It is the only University of Wales that is a member of the Rusell Group, a group of UK research-led universities. The university was founded in 1883 and was officially founded by the Royal Charter a year later. Today the university has a student body that exceeds 30,000 students. Students thinking of attending this world class university have the option to choose between many degree programs.

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is located in Manchester, England. It is a more modern university that was formed in 2004 through the joint efforts of Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Much of the university, like most English universities, has its buildings scattered all over the city, south of the city center. Approximately 39,000 students and 10,400 employees work in the University of Manchester.

University of Essex

The University of Essex was founded in 1963. Unlike most UK universities, it has a main campus in Wivenhoe Park in Colchester, England. There is also a well-known drama school (East 15 Acting School) in Loughton which is also affiliated with the university. There are approximately 11,000 students (8,000 graduate students) attending the University of Essex annually.

University of Keele

The University of Keele was founded in 1949, first as the University of North Staffordshire and later in 1962 under the name of the University of Keele. The campus is located in North Staffordshire, between Manchester and Birmingham. It's a self-contained area where you can find almost anything you need on campus. The university is highly valued for its quality of education with some subjects that are ranked higher in UK universities. Student satisfaction is among the highest in any higher education in the UK.

Other UK universities you might consider include:

Anglia Ruskin University

University of the Arts in London

Aston University

University of Bath

University of Birmingham

University of Bolton

BPP University

University of Bradford

University of Brighton

University of Bristol

Durham University

University of East London

University of Huddersfield

University of Hull

Imperial College London

Keele University

University of Kent

University of Warwick

Newman University

Newcastle University

University of Reading

and many, many more.

Join 22,141 other students interested in studying in UK and get regular emails sent to your inbox with helpful articles about studying in UK, latest news and many scholarship opportunities ...

Join Now