UK University Rankings 2020

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Times Good University Guide

The most well-established ranking system for UK universities. It measures students’ satisfaction with teaching quality and their wider student experience, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications, degree results achieved, student-staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and completion rates.

Guardian University Guide

The Guardian claims to be different from other guides by focusing on the aspects of university life that matter most to students, such as how good the teaching is, regular feedback on work, what other students think of the course etc. Unlike other tables, the Guardian does not focus on university research.

Complete University Guide

This guide is usually considered to be more independent than other ranking tables. A higher weighting is given to student satisfaction and a lower weighting to research intensity.

UKuni International Student Ranking

The UKuni table is the only system to focus specifically on the things international students care about. We use the other three ranking systems and put specific weight on factors most important to international students judging on the results from the International Student Barometer.

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Times Good University Guide

The most well-established ranking system for UK universities. It measures students’ satisfaction with teaching quality and their wider student experience, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications, degree results achieved, student-staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and completion rates.

Guardian University Guide

The Guardian claims to be different from other guides by focusing on the aspects of university life that matter most to students, such as how good the teaching is, regular feedback on work, what other students think of the course etc. Unlike other tables, the Guardian does not focus on university research.

Complete University Guide

This guide is usually considered to be more independent than other ranking tables. A higher weighting is given to student satisfaction and a lower weighting to research intensity.

UKuni International Student Ranking

The UKuni table is the only system to focus specifically on the things international students care about. We use the other three ranking systems and put specific weight on factors most important to international students judging on the results from the International Student Barometer.

It can be a mind-boggling decision, to choose the right UK university from a list of 150+ UK universities, to study in the UK. Therefore, it is crucial that you have access to all the relevant information you may require in order to make an informed decision. UK University Rankings 2018 published by The Times, UK University Research Excellence Framework and Complete University Guide assists students in making an informed decision. Other factors, which you should consider whilst choosing a UK university, are:
1 - UK University Overall Ranking
2 - UK University Subject Ranking
3 - Location
4 - Cost of Living
5 - UK University Student Satisfaction
6 - UK University Research Ranking

7 - Percentage of International Students

TimesGuardianCGUUKUNI
University of CambridgeApply 1 1 1 1
University of OxfordApply 2 3 2 2
University of St AndrewsApply 3 2 3 3
London School of Economics and Political ScienceApply 6 19 4 11
Imperial College LondonApply 4 7 5 4
Durham UniversityApply 7 5 6 6
Lancaster UniversityApply 8 7 7 7
Loughborough UniversityApply 5 4 8 5
University of BathApply 11 6 9 8
University College LondonApply 9 22 10 14
University of WarwickApply 10 9 11 10
University of ExeterApply 12 10 11 12
University of BirminghamApply 14 16 13 14
University of LeedsApply 13 11 14 13
University of ManchesterApply 18 40 15 22
University of EdinburghApply 25 25 16 19
University of BristolApply 15 23 16 16
University of GlasgowApply 16 14 18 15
University of NottinghamApply 21 18 19 17
University of SouthamptonApply 20 24 20 20
University of East Anglia UEAApply 23 30 21 25
Newcastle UniversityApply 28 35 22 26
Royal Holloway, University of LondonApply 19 42 23 23
University of SurreyApply 32 26 23 25
Cardiff UniversityApply 34 38 26 33
Harper Adams UniversityApply 17 - 27 18
University of LiverpoolApply 29 50 28 31
University of AberdeenApply 27 34 29 27
University of YorkApply 22 20 30 21
University of DundeeApply 24 29 31 24
University of SussexApply 38 41 32 33
University of SheffieldApply 26 45 33 29
Aston UniversityApply 48 36 34 37
King's College LondonApply 30 63 35 34
Swansea UniversityApply 31 31 35 30
Heriot-Watt UniversityApply 33 61 35 44
Queen's University BelfastApply 35 53 37 39
Nottingham Trent UniversityApply 40 12 38 28
University of StrathclydeApply 36 51 39 40
University of ReadingApply 38 68 40 54
Queen Mary, University of LondonApply 49 83 41 53
University of LincolnApply 51 17 42 35
University of StirlingApply 47 45 43 42
University of EssexApply 37 66 44 45
SOAS, University of LondonApply 44 56 44 46
University of LeicesterApply 41 84 44 56
St George's University of LondonApply 67 - 47 57
University for the Creative ArtsApply 42 13 48 32
University of KentApply 54 65 49 52
Northumbria UniversityApply 65 47 50 48
Oxford Brookes UniversityApply 64 33 51 55
Keele UniversityApply 46 32 52 41
University of PortsmouthApply 56 21 53 37
Coventry UniversityApply 50 15 53 36
University of the West of EnglandApply 58 28 55 42
Manchester Metropolitan UniversityApply 62 79 56 65
City, University of LondonApply 73 97 57 73
Edge Hill UniversityApply 55 48 58 60
University of UlsterApply 58 59 58 61
Staffordshire UniversityApply 53 37 58 47
University of the Arts LondonApply 79 - 61 67
Liverpool Hope UniversityApply 60 43 62 50
University of BradfordApply 105 71 63 77
University of HuddersfieldApply 61 43 64 51
Arts University BournemouthApply 45 73 65 59
Liverpool John Moores UniversityApply 78 63 66 68
De Montfort UniversityApply 74 61 67 69
Queen Margaret University, EdinburghApply 82 84 68 80
Brunel University LondonApply 100 99 69 98
Bournemouth UniversityApply 94 73 70 81
Aberystwyth UniversityApply 45 54 71 55
Goldsmiths, University of LondonApply 68 99 72 78
Sheffield Hallam UniversityApply 65 55 73 63
University of HertfordshireApply 88 92 74 85
University of Central LancashireApply 75 72 75 72
Norwich University of the ArtsApply 62 - 76 79
Plymouth UniversityApply 76 60 77 70
Glasgow Caledonian UniversityApply 96 80 77 76
Falmouth UniversityApply 72 52 77 66
University of SalfordApply 111 91 80 97
University of RoehamptonApply 69 103 81 92
University of HullApply 77 95 81 91
Bangor UniversityApply 70 78 83 74
University of GreenwichApply 84 90 83 86
Robert Gordon UniversityApply 83 76 85 82
Robert Gordon UniversityApply 83 76 85 83
Edinburgh Napier UniversityApply 101 105 86 99
London South Bank UniversityApply 86 68 87 82
University of ChichesterApply 71 73 88 75
Middlesex UniversityApply 107 109 89 105
University of West LondonApply 52 57 90 62
Birmingham City UniversityApply 96 81 91 88
University of WestminsterApply 119 102 92 111
University of WestminsterApply 119 102 92 11
Kingston UniversityApply 106 48 93 94
Bath Spa UniversityApply 110 107 94 113
Leeds Arts UniversityApply 56 11 94 48
Cardiff Metropolitan UniversityApply 112 113 96 109
University of DerbyApply 91 26 97 71
St Mary's University, TwickenhamApply 85 77 97 90
University of GloucestershireApply 95 67 99 89
Teesside UniversityApply 87 70 100 87
University of ChesterApply 79 82 101 95
University of Wales, Trinity Saint DavidApply 102 57 102 80
Abertay UniversityApply 98 87 103 102
University of the West of ScotlandApply 108 106 104 108
Southampton Solent UniversityApply 89 73 105 93
University of WinchesterApply 98 96 106 104
University of SunderlandApply 109 89 107 106
University of BuckinghamApply 92 - 107 107
University of WorcesterApply 92 88 109 100
University of NorthamptonApply 116 93 110 110
York St John UniversityApply 81 107 111 101
Leeds Trinity UniversityApply 117 94 112 115
University of South WalesApply 114 98 113 112
University of BrightonApply 122 114 114 121
Buckinghamshire New UniversityApply 113 120 115 116
University of East LondonApply 127 104 116 120
Canterbury Christ Church UniversityApply 118 117 117 118
Anglia Ruskin UniversityApply 120 99 118 126
Bishop Grosseteste UniversityApply 102 - 119 114
University of CumbriaApply 121 116 120 119
Leeds Beckett UniversityApply 123 118 121 122
University of BedfordshireApply 128 121 122 127
Royal Agricultural UniversityApply 89 42 123 84
University of WolverhamptonApply 124 115 124 123
Newman UniversityApply 115 110 125 117
London Metropolitan UniversityApply 126 111 126 124
Plymouth Marjon UniversityApply 102 60 127 96
University of BoltonApply 125 86 128 125
University of SuffolkApply 129 119 129 128
Glyndwr UniversityApply 130 112 130 129
Ravensbourne UniversityApply 131 - 131 131