The University of Oxford is top in a list of the best universities in the UK, which includes institutions in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

September 11 2019
University of Oxford, University Church of St Mary the Virgin

What are the top universities in the UK? If you want to study in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, which universities should you consider?

This UK university league table reveals the 100 best UK universities and colleges, according to the trusted Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.

The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge take the top two spots, while three of the best universities in London complete the top five.


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Three universities in Scotland appear in the top 25: the University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow and the University of Aberdeen, while the best university in Wales is Cardiff University, ranked 27th.

For students looking to study in Northern Ireland, the best university in the ranking is Queen’s University Belfast.

Of the 100 top universities in the UK, about 20 are in London, including well-known institutions such as Imperial College London and UCL, and more recently established universities such as the University of Westminster and the University of Greenwich.


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