Universities in UK

As of August 2008, there were ninety-one universities in England, out of a total of 109 in the United Kingdom. This excludes approximately 133 higher education institutions that have not been given the right to call themselves a "university" by the Privy Council (such as colleges of higher education). The number of universities has since increased.

There are over 90 universities in England, all but one of which are public. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is the government department responsible for higher education in England. Students are generally entitled to student loans for maintenance. The first degree offered to undergraduates is the Bachelor's degree, which usually takes three years to complete. Students are then eligible for a postgraduate degree, a Master's degree, taking one year, or a Doctorate degree, which takes three.

England's universities include some of the highest-ranked universities in the world; the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, the University of Oxford and University College London are all ranked in the global top 10 in the 2010 QS World University Rankings. The London School of Economics has been described as the world's leading social science institution for both teaching and research.  The London Business School is considered one of the world's leading business schools and in 2010 its MBA programme was ranked best in the world by the Financial Times.  Academic degrees in England are usually split into classes: first class (I), upper second class (II:1), lower second class (II:2) and third (III), and unclassified (below third class).

List of England Universities


University of Kent


Anglia Ruskin University


The Arts University College at Bournemouth


Aston University


Birmingham City University


University College Birmingham


Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln


BPP University College Of Professional Studies Limited


University of Brighton


University of the West of England, Bristol


The University of Buckingham


Buckinghamshire New University


University of Cambridge


University of East Anglia


Newcastle University


University of Winchester


Richmond, American International University, London


Roehampton University


Royal Holloway, University of London


Sheffield Hallam University

Kingston University


Lancaster University


University of Leeds


Leeds Trinity University College


University of Leicester


University of Liverpool


Liverpool Hope University


Liverpool John Moores University


London Metropolitan University


University of Worcester


University of York


York St John University


University of Surrey


University of Sussex


Teesside University


University Campus Suffolk


University of Sunderland


London South Bank University


University of Salford


The University of Sheffield



Loughborough University


The University of Manchester


Manchester Metropolitan University


Middlesex University


Newman University College, Birmingham


University of Northampton

Norwich University College Of The Arts


NESCOT, Surrey


Northumbria University

University of Nottingham


Nottingham Trent University


University of Oxford


Oxford Brookes University


University of London Institute in Paris


University Centre Peterborough


University of Plymouth


University College Plymouth St Mark & St John


University of Portsmouth


University of Reading


St Georges, University of London


St Marys University College, Twickenham


Staffordshire University


University of Gloucestershire


Goldsmiths, University of London


University of Greenwich


University of West London

University College Falmouth


Harper Adams University College

University of Hertfordshire


University of Huddersfield


The University of Hull

Imperial College London


Keele University


University of Wolverhampton


University of Warwick


University of the Arts London

University of London


University of Southampton


Southampton Solent University




Queen Mary, University of London