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The UK is home to some of the world's most prestigious universities, and it's no surprise that students from all over the globe want to attend them. If you're planning on going to college in the UK or would like to know what sort of education you might get there, this list will help you find out which colleges are best suited for you.

❍ University of Oxford

Oxford is one of the oldest universities in the English-speaking world, having been established in 1279. Today, it has more than 21,000 students and 575 staff members. The university’s research output is valued at £605 million annually and its graduates can be found throughout numerous fields including medicine and engineering.

Oxford’s alumni include some of Britain's most famous figures such as Winston Churchill and Stephen Hawking as well as Nobel Prize winners like Sir Tim Hunt who was appointed Chancellor of Oxford University during 2018–2019 academic year.

 University of Cambridge

Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world and ranks second only to Oxford when it comes to student population. With over 16,000 students from all over the world, it's no surprise that this university was ranked first in both England and Wales (1st overall) as well as second globally by Times Higher Education World Rankings for 2018/19 (2nd globally). The main campus sits on Cambridge shire's riverside town of Peterborough where you can find some stunning architecture including Trinity College Chapel which dates back to 1472 with its distinctive flying buttresses along side its Gothic style windows.

University Road has become an important part of Cambridge's history as well due to its role during WWII when thousands of evacuees took up residence here after being evacuated from London during air raids; some even stayed until they retired!

 Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1907 by Prince Albert as The Imperial College of Science and Technology.

Imperial is ranked 4th globally and 2nd internationally by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 2019. The School of Engineering & Physical Sciences (SP&MS) was ranked 1st globally, 9th within Engineering & Physical Sciences category and 15th globally within Engineering & Computer Science category by QS World University Rankings 2020 2022 respectively.. Its Faculty of Medicine was ranked 5th worldwide[4] by Times Higher Medicine (2017).

Imperial has over 10 million visitors per year making it the most visited university campus in Europe with one million more visitors than Oxford or Cambridge.

 University College London (UCL)

University College London (UCL) is a public research university in London.UCL was founded in 1826 as University College London (UCL), and was the first institution in the United Kingdom to be established by Act of Parliament rather than Royal Charter.

The college's origins can be traced back to radical thinkers including John Locke and Francis Bacon who advocated for knowledge based on experiment. The name changed from "University College" to "University College London" over time due to its growing importance.The name was shortened again in 1988 when it became known simply as UCL.

 London School of Economics & Political Science

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a public university in London, England. Founded in 1895 with a donation from the Rothschild family, it is one of the oldest existing universities in Britain and its coat of arms dates back to that time. It was ranked 6th in the world by QS World University Rankings 2015/16, 1st in UK for Social Sciences and Management, 2nd for Economics & Econometrics; 3rd for Accounting & Finance 4th for Law.

 University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is a public research university in Scotland, Edinburgh. It was founded in 1582 and is the second oldest university in Scotland after Glasgow University. The university was ranked first in the UK by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015–16 and was also named as one of only six British universities to be given special status by the European Research Council (ERC).

It has been consistently ranked among the top 100 universities in Europe since QS Best Global Universities Ranking 2013–14, as well as being placed at number 1 for graduate employability every year from 2006 to 2016 by The Guardian’s annual ‘University Guide’ survey.

 King's College London (KCL)

King's College London (KCL) is a public research university  in London, UK. It was founded in 1829 as part of that country's expansion into higher education, and has since developed into one of the most prestigious universities in Europe.

King's College London is consistently ranked among the world's top ten universities by Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE), QS World University Rankings and other ranking systems; it is also ranked first among UK universities by The Guardian newspaper. KCL consistently ranks among the world’s top five most popular destinations for international students seeking to enter higher education institutions worldwideThe main campus occupies a central location on Gower Street between Latimer Road and Southampton Row where more than 30 buildings have been constructed over time along with landscaped grounds providing open green spaces for students from all walks of life - from toddlers learning how to read their first words through adults pursuing postgraduate degrees at King’s or furthering their careers through courses offered within this institution!

 University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is a public research university in Manchester, England, United Kingdom. It was established as the Victoria University of Manchester in 1900 and received its royal charter in 1903. The present name was adopted when the university split from the Victoria University of London (1900–04) on 7 June 2004.

The institution has three campuses: a main campus on Oxford Road (one mile north of Piccadilly Gardens), an Institute for Science and Technology campus at Knypersley Hall near Crumpsall and a Medical School at St Mary's Hospital (the largest teaching hospital west of London).

It is ranked 8th in the UK by The Times Higher Education Supplement (2013).

 University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is a redbrick research university  in Bristol, UK It was established by Royal Charter in 1876 as the University College of Bristol and became one of the first new universities to be created since the 1950s.

The coat of arms for the university is based on that used by its predecessor institution, University College (1828–1962), which consisted of two crossed keys: one silver and one gold. The two were separated by an oak wreath symbolizing learning; there were also four roses representing science or medicine above them.

 Durham University

Durham University is ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK. The university's academics are known to be some of the most distinguished in the country, with many of them having been awarded their degrees by Durham themselves.

❍ University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is a research-intensive university with a strong international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. It has been ranked in the top 15 in the UK for the quality of its research, making it one of Europe's leading institutions for higher education. Warwick's main campus is located on campuses at Coventry and High Wycombe in central England, with other facilities located around London as well as other parts of England such as Birmingham and Reading. Warwick offers more than 100 undergraduate courses across all three campuses including BA degrees in psychology, law and human health sciences; BScs in computer science (with further study options through MSc), mathematics and physics; MA degrees including archaeology & anthropology; MPhil degrees plus DPhil programmers (research doctorates).

In addition to these educational opportunities there are also many opportunities for students who want to develop their professional skills through an internship or placement year before graduation: over 90% are offered by employers directly through our partnerships with companies such as Microsoft Research; Amadeus IT Group Ltd.; Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.; Yahoo! Inc.; Google Inc.; Facebook Inc., etc., while others may be found via our own internal scheme.

 University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is one of the largest universities in Scotland and ranked 16th in the UK. It has over 40,000 students, ranging from undergraduates to postgraduates.

The university was founded in 1451 as an ecclesiastical university by King James II, who wished to create a center for learning that could rival Paris' Sorbonne and Oxford's Merton College. Today it remains one of only three ancient universities (along with Cambridge and Oxford) that still grant degrees exclusively by coursework rather than examination or by diploma alone; this distinction means that many graduates go on to enter higher education at other institutions after completing their studies at Glasgow because they know they will be eligible for admission regardless of their academic performance during their time there.

 Lancaster University

Lancaster University is a public research university in Lancaster,England. The university was established in 1964 as one of the new plate glass universities. In 2013 it became a member of the Russell Group when it merged with Heriot-Watt University to create an expanded teaching hospital with separate campuses in Edinburgh and Dundee; however this arrangement has since been dissolved.

The university has more colleges:

 College of Medicine

 College of Science and Engineering

• Humanities (including English)

 University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is a public research university in St Andrews, Scotland. It is the oldest of the 4th oldest universities of Scotland and the 3rd oldest university in the English-speaking world. (after Cambridge & Oxford ).

The University was founded by royal charter on 1 August 1413 as “an acre for an acre” but this soon changed to a more modest annual payment from King James IV. In its early years it had no faculty or buildings; instead students were housed in monasteries and burghs around Scotland until they could afford accommodation themselves. During this period many great scholars came to study there including William Elphinstone who wrote his famous treatise on architecture which was later published after his death under the title 'De Architectura'.

 Loughborough University

Loughborough University is one of the largest universities in the UK with over 30,000 students. The university was founded by William Paley in 1876 as a Mechanics Institute and later became a teacher training college in 1883. In 1967 it gained university status under its current name and has since expanded to become one of the leading universities in Leicestershire and beyond.

❍ University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a public research university located in Southampton, England, United Kingdom. The university was founded in 1897 as an independent college of technology and has grown since then to become one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK by student numbers and staff numbers.

It had 23,110 students enrolled at it last year and 2,140 full-time academic staff working there too!

❍ University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a public research university located in Exeter, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1963 and has campuses in Falmouth and Penryn.

The University of Exeter is one of the fastest-growing universities in the UK as it has grown by more than 50% since its foundation three decades ago. The university's vision is "to be a leading international centre for research and scholarship that engages with society."

❍ University of Bath

The University of Bath is a public university located in Somerset, UK. It received its royal charter in 1966 and can trace its roots to a school of medicine and surgery established in Bristol in 1849 as the "Bath Medical School".

The institution has several campuses across the city including: Shepton Mallet campus; Easton campus; Holton Park campus; Flax Bourton Road Campus.The university currently has over 10,000 students enrolled on undergraduate courses at its three campuses across Somerset (Shepton Mallet), Dorset (Holton Park) and Wiltshire (Flax Bourton Road).

❍ SOAS, University of London

SOAS is a world-class center for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The University's academic strength in these areas has been recognized by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2016) as it was ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world.

SOAS is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence, teaching, research and knowledge exchange. The School's activities include lectureship; research grants through its Research Committee; external examiner appointments; teaching awards for undergraduate courses taught by staff members on courses that have been assessed as outstanding by external examiners or other bodies such as HESA etc.; student representation on governing bodies at all levels including senate meetings where decisions are made about policy matters affecting students' learning experience within their degree programme or discipline area(s), participation in national policies affecting higher education including those affecting postgraduate studies such as funding arrangements for postgraduate students who may be studying overseas but wish access certain benefits available only within England which would normally only apply if studying here rather than abroad.

❍ Queen Mary

Queen Mary is a British university in London, England, and a constituent college of the federal University of London. It was one of the first institutions of higher learning to admit women on equal terms with men; Queen Mary College was also among the first universities to become coeducational in 1972. The university has been rated as one of the top 25 law schools in Europe according to recent Thomson Reuters rankings.

The origins of Queen Mary back to 1862 when it was founded by Henry Darnley Mathewson (1814-1862), an Irish businessman who wanted to establish an educational facility that would make his son's education easier. The institution became known as ‘the new University College’ under its first principal John Cankow who also served as mayor for Hackney during his time at college


We have listed the top 20 universities in the UK. These are some of the best universities in the world and are a great place to study if you want to go into any field of study. The UK has many different types of universities, including arts, sciences, medicine, engineering and business administration

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