Top 50 UK Universities  30 – 21


Number 30

University of Liverpool

Liverpool’s history dates back to 1881. The first public radio
transmission in 1894 from here by Professor Oliver Lodge.
The university has eight Nobel Laureates.

University of Liverpool
Liverpool L69 3BX


Number 29

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester was created in 2004 through a
merger of the Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST
with roots going back to 1851 (Victoria) and 1824 (UMIST).

The University of Manchester,
Oxford Road,
Manchester  M13 9PL


Number 28

University of Surrey

 Origins to Battersea Polytechnic Institute 100 years ago. In 1962
relocated to Guildford. This university is recognised for cutting
edge research that makes a difference.

The University of Surrey,
Surrey,  GU2 7XH


Number 27

University of East Anglia

Opened in 1963 – a sixties generation uni. The first university to offer
courses in creative writing. Fifteen minutes from the centre of Norwich.

University of East Anglia


Number 26

University of Glasgow

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest
university in the United Kingdom. The historical campus features
over 100 listed buildings. Famous for old students Adam Smith,
Lord Kelvin and John Logie Baird.

University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow  G12 8QQ


Number 25

The University of Sheffield

 Royal charter in 1905 and opened by King Edward VII. Won four
Queens Anniversary prizes – 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2007.

The University of Sheffield
Western Bank
Sheffield  S10 2TN



Number 24

 Aston University

A green campus in the centre of Birmingham and a five minute walk
from the shopping centre.  Requirements  BBB–AAB at A level or
triple distinction at BTEC

Aston University
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET


Number 23

Newcastle University

Awarded the university charter as the University of Newcastle
upon Tyne in 1963. Can trace its origins to the School of Medicine
and Surgery established in 1834.

Newcastle University
Student Services
King’s Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU


Number 22

University of Leicester

 One of Britain’s older universities founded in 1921 and gained
the Royal Charter in 1957. The university sitesite was given to
create a living memorial to those who lost their lives in World
War One.

University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH


Number 21

University of Birmingham

Founded in 1900 – the first independant civic university built
on a campus model. The first medical school, business school
and a women’s hall of residence. The campus is green and spacious.

University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT