Top Public Universities in the United Kingdom


What are the most popular Public Universities in the United Kingdom? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a complete list of top Public UK Universities ranked by the 2018 uniRank University Ranking and meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate UK higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of the top Public UK Universities based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.

Top Public Universities in the United Kingdom 2018 League Table

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