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The Times and Sunday Times rankings published

Rank

Last Year Rank

University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1=

University of Cambridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

1=

University of Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

4

Imperial College London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

3

University of St Andrews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

6

Durham University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

8

University of Warwick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

7

University of Exeter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

11

University of Surrey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

5

London School of Economics and Political Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

9

University College London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

12

Lancaster University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

10

University of Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

13

Loughborough University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

17

University of Leeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

16

University of York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

18

University of Southampton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

15

University of Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

14

University of East Anglia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

25

University of Sussex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

19

University of Bristol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

21

University of Sheffield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

22=

University of Edinburgh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23=

30

University of Kent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23=

22=

Newcastle University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

22=

University of Nottingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

26

University of Glasgow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

29

King's College London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28=

20

University of Leicester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28=

28

University of Manchester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

34=

Aston University Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

38

Queen's University, Belfast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

33

University of Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

27

Cardiff University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

37

Queen Mary, University of London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35

32

University of Essex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

34=

Royal Holloway, University of London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37

45

University of Dundee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

38=

48

University of Buckingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

38=

41

Heriot-Watt University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

38=

36

University of Liverpool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41=

46

City University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41=

43

Swansea University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

40

Keele University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44

31

Soas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45

44

University of Aberdeen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46

39

University of Strathclyde

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

47

42

Coventry University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

48

St George's, University of London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

49

63

Harper Adams University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

53

University of Stirling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51

Royal Agricultural University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52

50

Bangor University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53

54

De Montfort University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

54

52

Nottingham Trent University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55

49

Oxford Brookes University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

56

51

Falmouth University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

57

69

Ulster University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

58

70

Bath Spa University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

59

57

University of Portsmouth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

60

47

Brunel University London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

Norwich University of the Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

62=

74

University for the Creative Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

62=

60

University of Lincoln

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64=

66

Northumbria University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64=

61

University of Winchester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

66

55

Goldsmiths, University of London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

67

58

University of Hull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

68

72

Edge Hill University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

69=

65

University of Chichester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

69=

77=

University of Huddersfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

69=

64

Robert Gordon University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

72

62

Sheffield Hallam University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

73

68

University of the West of England

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74

71

Liverpool John Moores University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

75

76

University of Bradford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

76

79

University of Hertfordshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

77

89

Manchester Metropolitan University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

78

73

Roehampton University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

79=

93

Aberystwyth University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

79=

..

Liverpool Hope University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

81

59

Arts University Bournemouth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

82=

88

Bournemouth University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

82=

56

University of Northampton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

84

81

University of Derby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

85=

75

Middlesex University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

85=

80

Plymouth University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

87

67

University of Chester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

88

83

University of Gloucestershire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

89

87

York St John University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

90

82

University of Brighton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

91

91=

Leeds Trinity University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

92

77=

University of Central Lancashire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

93

97

Edinburgh Napier University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

94

84

Glasgow Caledonian University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

95

101

Staffordshire University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

96

86

Queen Margaret University Edinburgh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

97

106

Abertay University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98

105

University of Salford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

99

85

University of the Arts London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100=

100

St Mary's University, Twickenham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100=

107

University of Worcester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

102

94

Teesside University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

103

90

Cardiff Metropolitan University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

104

99

University of Sunderland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

105

91=

Birmingham City University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

106

98

University of Greenwich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

107

96

Canterbury Christ Church University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

108

110

Anglia Ruskin University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

109

116

Buckinghamshire New University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

110

108

University of Bedfordshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

111

117

Kingston University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

112=

102=

Bishop Grosseteste University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

112=

114

University of South Wales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

114

111

Leeds Beckett University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

115=

104

Newman University, Birmingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

115=

115

Southampton Solent University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

115=

112

University of Westminster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

118

118

University of the West of Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

119

95

University of Cumbria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120

122

London South Bank University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

121

109

University of West London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

122

113

Glyndwr University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

123=

120

University of Bolton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

123=

102=

University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

125

123

London Metropolitan University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

126

121

University of the Highlands and Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

127

119

University of East London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The University of Surrey has been voted The Times and Sunday Times university of the year as new rankings see it move up from 11th to 8th position. Other significant climbers this year include Warwick, rising from 8th to 6th, Sussex moving into the top 20 (19th) from 25th, Kent up from 30th to joint 23rd, Aston moving into the top 30, Queen's University Belfast up from 38 to 31, Dundee up from 45 to 37, Buckingham rising from 38 to 48,  Harper Adams rising into the top 50 (49th) from 63, and Worcester moves into the top 100 for the first time.

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