Top Public Universities in the UK for International Students

Top Public Universities in the UK

What are the most popular public universities in the UK? uniRank seeks to answer this question by publishing a complete list of UK public universities ranked by uniRank universities in 2022 and meeting uniRank selection criteria:

  • Statutory, licensed, or accredited by a relevant higher education institution in the United Kingdom
  • Submission of at least four years of bachelor's degree (bachelor's degree) or postgraduate degree (master's or doctoral degree)
  • Conducting courses mainly in the traditional form, face-to-face, distance learning

Our goal is to present the Non-Academic League Table of Public Universities of the United Kingdom based on reliable, unbiased, and ineffective web measurements, not the data provided by the universities themselves.

What are Public Universities?

There are two types of universities in the UK - public and private. While private universities are funded and regulated by private organizations, public universities in the UK are funded by the British government. Public universities in the UK are funded by the government’s direct funding council but act as independent bodies.

They are regulated, reviewed, and classified by the Office of Students in England. The Office of Students has developed an excellent educational framework, criteria on the basis of which they evaluate public universities based on the knowledge and experience of their teachers.

Public Universities in the UK

Rank Universities Town
1 University of Oxford Oxford
2 University of Cambridge Cambridge
3 University College London London
4 The University of Edinburgh Edinburgh
5 University of Glasgow Glasgow
6 The University of Manchester Manchester
7 The London School of Economics and Political Science London
8 Imperial College London London
9 The University of Warwick Coventry
10 University of Leeds Leeds
11 University of Southampton Southampton
12 University of St Andrews Andrews
13 University of Birmingham Birmingham
14 King's College London London
15 Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne
16 University of Liverpool Liverpool
17 The University of York York
18 The University of Nottingham Nottingham
19 University of Exeter Exeter
20 University of Bristol Bristol
21 The University of Sheffield Sheffield
22 Lancaster University Lancaster
23 Queen Mary University of London London
24 Durham University Durham
25 Cardiff University Cardiff
26 University of Bath Bath
27 University of East Anglia Norwich
28 University of Reading Reading
29 University of Sussex Brighton
30 University of Aberdeen Aberdeen
31 Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh
32 Queen's University Belfast Belfast
33 University of Leicester Leicester
34 University of Surrey Guildford
35 University of Strathclyde Glasgow
36 University of Dundee Dundee
37 University of Essex Colchester
38 Loughborough University Loughborough
39 City, University of London London
40 University of Kent Canterbury
41 Swansea University Swansea
42 De Montfort University Leicester
43 University of the Arts London London
44 Aberystwyth University Aberystwyth
45 University of the West of England Bristol
46 University of Portsmouth Portsmouth
47 Middlesex University London
48 Bangor University Bangor
49 Royal Holloway, University of London Egham
50 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London London
51 Birmingham City University Birmingham
52 London Business School London
53 Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield
54 Brunel University London Uxbridge
55 Birkbeck, University of London London
56 University of Hertfordshire Hatfield
57 Nottingham Trent University Nottingham
58 Coventry University Coventry
59 University of Plymouth Plymouth
60 Ulster University Coleraine
61 Goldsmiths, University of London London
62 Leeds Beckett University Leeds
63 University of Stirling Stirling
64 SOAS, University of London London
65 Oxford Brookes University Oxford
66 Edinburgh Napier University Edinburgh
67 University of Salford Salford
68 Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool
69 Aston University Birmingham
70 Keele University Keele
71 Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge
72 The University of Hull Hull
73 University of the Highlands and Islands Inverness
74 University of Greenwich London
75 University of London London
76 Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester
77 University of Brighton Brighton
78 Bournemouth University Poole
79 Cranfield University Cranfield
80 University of Westminster London
81 Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne
82 University of Central Lancashire Preston
83 Kingston University Kingston upon Thames
84 Royal College of Art London
85 University of Wolverhampton Wolverhampton
86 University of Lincoln Lincoln
87 University of East London London
88 London Metropolitan University London
89 London South Bank University London
90 University of Sunderland Sunderland
91 Abertay University Dundee
92 University of Huddersfield Huddersfield
93 University of South Wales Pontypridd
94 University of Derby Derby
95 Robert Gordon University Aberdeen
96 Staffordshire University Stoke-on-Trent
97 The University of Northampton Northampton
98 University of Roehampton London
99 University of Bedfordshire Luton
100 Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow
101 Bath Spa University Bath
102 Teesside University Middlesbrough
103 Royal Veterinary College University of London London
104 University of Bradford Bradford
105 The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London London
106 The Glasgow School of Art Glasgow
107 Edge Hill University Ormskirk
108 Canterbury Christ Church University Canterbury
109 University of Chester Chester
110 Solent University Southampton
111 Cardiff Metropolitan University Cardiff
112 University of Wales Trinity Saint David Carmarthen
113 University of the West of Scotland Paisley
114 Royal College of Music London
115 St George's, University of London London
116 Scotland's Rural College Edinburgh
117 University for the Creative Arts Farnham
118 University of Gloucestershire Cheltenham
119 University of Bolton Bolton
120 Liverpool Hope University Liverpool
121 Royal Academy of Music, University of London London
122 The University of Winchester Winchester
123 University of West London Ealing
124 University of Cumbria Carlisle
125 University of Worcester Worcester
126 Wrexham Glyndwr University Wrexham
127 Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
128 University of Chichester Chichester
129 York St John University York
130 Buckinghamshire New University High Wycombe
131 Ravensbourne University London London
132 Harper Adams University Newport
133 Falmouth University Falmouth
134 Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Liverpool
135 Leeds Trinity University Leeds
136 Arts University Bournemouth Poole
137 The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama London
138 Royal Northern College of Music Manchester
139 University of Wales Cardiff
140 University of Suffolk Ipswich
141 Norwich University of the Arts Norwich
142 Royal Agricultural University Cirencester
143 University College Birmingham Birmingham
144 Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln
145 Writtle University College Chelmsford
146 Newman University, Birmingham Birmingham

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