The UK bluster 76 positions in the QS World University Ranking plus 5 new entries this year. Four UK universities quality in the global top 10, while a further 24 have marked the incredible performance  of ranking in the top 200. unsurprisingly,  both halves of oxbridge and several London-based institutions feature in the UK top 10, but there’s a much expansive range of universities and locations further down the table.


1. University of Cambridge

University of CambridgeUniversity of Cambridge ranked 1st in the UK, making no change at the top since last year.  However, the university is down one place in the QS World University Rankings to now rank 5th  in the world this year. Cambridge was founded in 1209, making it one of the oldest university of the world, and currently coaches and educates around 19,000 students.

2. University of Oxford

Oxford UniversityRanked 6th in the world, the University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and is trusted with producing highly successful alumni, adding 27 British Prime Ministers, 30 international leaders, 50 Nobel Prize winners and other prominent figures such as Sir Stephen Hawking.

3. UCL (University College London)

UCLUCLstill ranks 7th  in the world this year, making it London’s highest-ranked university for 3 years in a row. UCL calls itself London’s Global University and this is certainly reflected in its on-campus diversity, with more than 15,500 of its 38,900 students coming from outside the UK.

4. Imperial College London

Imperial College LondonUp one place to now rank 8th in the world this year is the Imperial College London. It is 4th  and final UK university to be seen in the global top 10. Imperial is a science-based institution which targets on developing technologies and their practical applications.

5. King’s College London (KCL)

King’s College Londonis ranked joint 23rd in the world this year, and sharing the ranking with the University of Edinburgh. Known  for its medical education and research, the university is home to the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, the world’s first nursing school.

6. University of Edinburgh

University of EdinburghThe University of Edinburghremains to be the highest-ranked university of scotland, this year setting joint 23rd in the world and joint 5th in the UK. Established in 1582, the university’s reputation has helped earn the city the nickname ‘Athens of the North’, and it’s been marked as one of the top 5 UK universities for research excellence.

7. University of Manchester

University of ManchesterRanking 34thin the world in 2018, the University of Manchester is the UK’s largest single-site university, presenting around 39,700 students representing from 160 countries. A member of the prestigious Russell Group of UK universities, Manchester has been associated with 25 Nobel Prize winners.

8. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

LSELondon School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)is up two places to rank 35th in the world in 2018. Established in 1895, LSE targets on the social sciences and has a several student body, with over 7,500 of its 10,880 students hailing from overseas.

9. University of Bristol

University of Bristol

The University of Bristolis ranking 44th in the world in 2018. The university is another Russell Group member and is the greatest independent employer in the city of Bristol. The university was established in 1876 and now educates around 22,300 students

10. University of Warwick

University of WarwickRanking 57thin the world in 2018, the University of Warwick is actually stationed in the outskirts of the city of Coventry, and is central to the Warwick Arts Centre, the largest of its kind in the UK outside of London.

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