Best universities in the UK 2022

This league table reveals the best UK universities and colleges, according to the trusted Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.

World University Rank 2022 UK Rank 2022 University City/town
1 1 University of Oxford Oxford
=5 2 University of Cambridge Cambridge
12 3 Imperial College London London
=18 4 UCL London
27 5 London School of Economics and Political Science London
=30 6 University of Edinburgh Edinburgh
=35 7 King’s College London London
50 8 University of Manchester Manchester
=78 9 University of Warwick Warwick
=86 10 University of Glasgow Glasgow
92 11 University of Bristol Bristol
=105 12 University of Birmingham Birmingham
110 13 University of Sheffield Sheffield
=117 14 Queen Mary University of London London
=122 15 Lancaster University Lancaster
124 16 University of Southampton Southampton
=127 17 University of Leeds Leeds
141 18 University of Nottingham Nottingham
=143 19 University of Exeter Exeter
=146 20 Newcastle University Newcastle
=151 21 University of Sussex Brighton
=158 22 University of Aberdeen Aberdeen
=162 23 Durham University Durham
169 24 University of York York
=178 25 University of Liverpool Liverpool
182 26 University of East Anglia Norwich
=185 27 University of Leicester Leicester
189 28 Cardiff University Cardiff
201–250 =29 University of Bath Bath
201–250 =29 Brighton and Sussex Medical School Brighton
201–250 =29 University of Dundee Dundee
201–250 =29 Queen’s University Belfast Belfast
201–250 =29 University of Reading Reading
201–250 =29 St George’s, University of London London
201–250 =29 University of St Andrews St Andrews
201–250 =29 University of Surrey Guildford
251–300 37 Swansea University Swansea
301–350 =38 Anglia Ruskin University ARU East Anglia
301–350 =38 University of Essex Essex
351–400 =40 Birkbeck, University of London London
351–400 =40 Bournemouth University Bournemouth
351–400 =40 Brunel University London London
351–400 =40 City, University of London London
351–400 =40 University of Kent Kent
351–400 =40 Loughborough University Loughborough
351–400 =40 Royal Holloway, University of London London
351–400 =40 University of Stirling Stirling
401–500 =48 Aston University Birmingham
401–500 =48 Bangor University Bangor
401–500 =48 Goldsmiths, University of London London
401–500 =48 Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool
401–500 =48 Middlesex University London
401–500 =48 Northumbria University Northumbria
401–500 =48 University of Plymouth Plymouth
401–500 =48 Royal Veterinary College London
401–500 =48 SOAS University of London London
401–500 =48 SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College) Edinburgh
401–500 =48 University of Strathclyde Strathclyde
401–500 =48 University of the West of England Bristol
501–600 =60 Aberystwyth University Aberystwyth
501–600 =60 Birmingham City University Birmingham
501–600 =60 Edinburgh Napier University Edinburgh
501–600 =60 Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh
501–600 =60 Keele University Keele
501–600 =60 University of Lincoln Lincoln
501–600 =60 NottinghamTrent University Nottingham
501–600 =60 University of Portsmouth Portsmouth
501–600 =60 University of the West of Scotland Paisley
601–800 =69 University of Bradford Bradford
601–800 =69 University of Brighton Brighton
601–800 =69 Coventry University Coventry
601–800 =69 De Montfort University Leicester
601–800 =69 University of Derby Derby
601–800 =69 Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow
601–800 =69 University of Greenwich London
601–800 =69 University of Hertfordshire Hatfield
601–800 =69 University of Huddersfield Huddersfield
601–800 =69 University of Hull Hull
601–800 =69 Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester
601–800 =69 The Open University Nationwide
601–800 =69 Oxford Brookes University Oxford
601–800 =69 Ulster University Ulster
801–1000 =83 University of Bedfordshire Luton
801–1000 =83 University of Central Lancashire Preston
801–1000 =83 University of East London London
801–1000 =83 Edge Hill University Ormskirk
801–1000 =83 Kingston University London
801–1000 =83 Leeds Beckett University Leeds
801–1000 =83 London South Bank University London
801–1000 =83 University of Roehampton London
801–1000 =83 University of Salford Salford
801–1000 =83 Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield
801–1000 =83 University of Westminster London
1001–1200 =94 Canterbury Christ Church University Canterbury
1001–1200 =94 Cardiff Metropolitan University Cardiff
1001–1200 =94 Robert Gordon University Aberdeen
1001–1200 =94 University of South Wales Pontypridd
1001–1200 =94 Staffordshire University Stoke-on-Trent
1001–1200 =94 Teesside University Teesside
1001–1200 =94 University of Wolverhampton Wolverhampton
1201+ 101 University of Chester Chester