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QS Top 10 UK undergraduate universities

For some of you, it may be time to start considering your university options. With a lot of choice out there it can be hard to find the place that is best for you - be that at home or abroad.

Each year QS releases a list, ranking more than 800 institutions based on a multitude of factors including; academic and employer reputation (40% and 10%), their staff to student ratio (20%) and international faculty and student ratio (5% and 5%). Also included within the ranking score is Citations per faculty (20%), looking into the impact that universities research has had on outside projects.

Studying at home

For those of you that want to continue your studies in the UK, here are the top 10 universities in the UK and their position in the 2014/2015 rankings.

We’ve included their ranking from this year as well as last years so you can see how the institutions have progressed.


No.2(Joint) University of Cambridge (up from 3rd)

© University of Cambridge (Flickr)

No.2(Joint) ICL Imperial College London (up from 5th)

Imperial College London's Hammersmith Campus, part of the Faculty of Medicine

©Copyright Imperial College London / Christian Richters

No.5(Joint) University of Oxford (up from 6th)

The Quad at University College, Oxford University

Image from Wikipedia

No.5(Joint) UCL University College London (down from 4th)

A quad at UCL

No.16 Kings College London (up from 19th)

  © Copyright Rob Farrow and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

No.17 The University of Edinburgh (=)

Old College Quad, The University of Edinburgh

No.29 University of Bristol (up from 30th)

Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol

No.30 University of Manchester (up from 33rd)

The John Ownes building

No.55 University of Glasgow (down from 51st)

University of Glasgow main building

No.61 The University of Warwick (up from 64th)

Terry Pryce building - Warwick

The Terry Pryce building at The University of Warwick

Take a look at this year’s overall Top 10 in the video below!