Top 10 Universities in the UK 2020-21


United Kingdom is the 2nd most popular study abroad destination after the USA for international students who want to study abroad. The universities and colleges in the UK are recognized for their world-class education and globally accepted degree. In addition to education, the country provides the students with 2 years of stay back option and prolific part-time work opportunities.

Below, we have listed the top universities in the UK for 2020-21. Take a look:

University of Warwick

One of the most prominent universities of the Russell Group, the University of Warwick is the 10th best university in the country. This esteemed university is bolstered by a healthy percentage of foreign students and a strong reputation with leading employers. These are some of the crucial factors helped the university secure the place on the list.

University of Bristol

The ranking of this university is improved when compared with the previous one. In the last few years, the university has worked a lot to improve its proportion of international students and faculty members as well as its academic reputation.

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

The university is recognized for its diversified range of courses and world-class education systems. This popular London School of Economics and Political Science is ranked 7th in the world. In addition to this, the university performs quite well for employer reputation. Apart from LSE, only Oxford, Cambridge, and Imperial ranking higher within the country.

King’s College London

The next in the list is King’s College London. It is jointly placed at 33rd in the world, sharing the position with the Kyoto University, Japan. It is particularly recognized for its outstanding medical education and research centre. The university is also home to the oldest nursing school – the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, established in 1860.

University of Manchester

Another popular study abroad option in the UK is the University of Manchester. The overall rank of this university has improved this year due to factors such as research output, academic reputation, etc. With more than 41,000 students, the university has one of the largest student communities among other top-rated universities in the country.

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University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is the only university of Scotland to feature in the list of top 10 UK universities. While Scottish students can study at this university without paying a single penny, students coming from the other regions of the country i.e. England will need to pay fees. People like J.K. Rowling, Charles Darwin, and Alexander Graham Bell are its alumni.

Imperial College London

A few years back, Imperial has been overtaken by the University College London. Even after this, the university continues to out-score the University College London for 4 of the 6 ranking indicators – faculty-student ratio, percentage of foreign students and faculty, and employer reputation.

University College London

University College London is regarded as one of the largest, most diverse, and highly reputed universities in the country for numerous factors. With around 38,900 students currently enrolled, almost 40% of the total students are from different countries.

University of Cambridge

Considered the closest rival of Oxford University, the University of Cambridge is standing at the number 2 position in the list. This university points to a strong reputation with academics as well as employers along with a more globally diverse faculty. The university claims to be the best and highly recommended university in the country for three consecutive years.

University of Oxford

The University of Oxford has tightened its grip on the number #1 spot in the country this year as well by improving its proportion of foreign students and faculty members and the citation of the faculty members. Even though it is not less than an achievement studying in such a famous university, they are still improving their research output to provide students with a rewarding experience.

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