The Top 5 Universities in the UK

Every year, students flock from across the globe to study in the UK, and with so many fantastic universities, it is easy to see why. Here we take a further look into how the top five universities in the UK earned their place there.

University of Oxford

Not only does the University of Oxford come first on this list, but this university is also one of the top five universities in the whole of Europe.

Here you can expand your knowledge on almost any subject, as the university has over 100 academic departments. With courses ranging from Anthropology to Zoology, you really are spoiled for choice.

The University of Oxford is also well-known for its extensive research into making the world a better place. As well as a great place to study, students will have plenty to see and do in this picturesque city.

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University of Cambridge

Coming second on the list is the beautiful and historic University of Cambridge. Again, not only does this university rank highly in Europe, it also stands at the 3rd best university in the world, as of 2020.

For those wanting to achieve academic excellence, this university boasts some of the world’s leading scholars and plenty of extracurricular activities.

University College London

For those wanting to live in the capital, University College London (UCL) is the capital’s leading university, with staff and students from around the world. UCL changed the world when it opened its doors to students from any religion and class and was the first university to accept both women and men on equal terms.

Many students are offered the chance to work within research, to improve the world as we know it. If you are intellectually curious and interested in making a real impact on the world, UCL allows you to study your chosen field, whilst researching a range of different subject perspectives.

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University of Edinburgh

Heading from one side of the country to the other, the University of Edinburgh is based in Scotland, in the historic town of Edinburgh. This university is well-known for its academic excellence and welcoming population.

Offering courses in Art, Engineering, Humanities, Medicine & Health, this university has a wide range of subjects to suit the needs of most students. Edinburgh is bursting with life and is a great place for student life. In the summer, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival brings thousands of spectators each year.

University of Manchester

Manchester is becoming more and more popular with students and if you want to live in a vibrant city full of life, without committing to a busy life in London, Manchester is the place to be.

The University of Manchester boasts outstanding career services, with many of its leading courses being career-focused. With 94% of their graduates heading into further study or jobs, the University of Manchester delivers excellence through and through.

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Which University is Best for Me?

There are a number of universities in the UK, making it difficult to choose which may be best for you. University Compare has compiled a list of every university in the UK, based on ranking, and provides plenty of information to help you make up your mind.

If you are considering an undergraduate or postgraduate course, you may want to consider one of the top five universities in the UK. These universities have all earned their title for being award-winning and striving for excellence.

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Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.