Top 50 UK Universities – 40 – 31

Number 40

University of Strathclyde

Established in 1796. Received the Royal Charter in 1964. The John
Anderson campus is in the Merchant City and Jordanhill is in the
West End.

University of Strathclyde
16 Richmond Street
Glasgow G1 1XQ


Number 39

Heriot-Watt University

 One of the oldest higher education institution in the UK.
Gained university status by Royal Charter in 1966.
Originally the the School of Arts of Edinburgh – 1821.

Heriot-Watt University,
EH14 4AS


Number 38

University of Essex

One of the UK’s leading academic institutions and granted
a Royal Charter in 1965. It is an international university

University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester  CO4 3SQ


Number 37

Cardiff University

Cardiff celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2008 as it was founded
in 1883. The university is based in and around Cardiff’ civic centre

Cardiff University,
Wales, CF10 3XQ


Number 36

 Queen Mary, University of London

Queen Mary is central London’s only campus based university.
Westfield College, Queen Mary College, St Bartholomew’s Hospital
Medical College and the London Hospital Medical College are the
roots of the university. First established in 1887

Queen Mary
University of London
Mile End Road
London  E1 4NS


 Number 35

Royal Holloway, University of London

The Royal Holloway was opened by Queen Victoria in 1886 and
became part of the University of London in 1900 and later merged
with Bedford College.

Royal Holloway
University of London
Egham Hill
Egham TW20 0EX


Number 34

 University of Reading


 The University of Reading’s origins lie in the Schools of Art
and Science established in Reading in 1860 and 1870.
Gained the Royal Charter in 1926.

University of Reading
PO Box 217
Berkshire RG6 6AH


Number 33

 University of Kent

 Campuses in Canterbury and Medway - Royal Charter granted
in 1965. Launched new Medway campus in 2004. University of
the Transmanche, working with four French universities.

The University of Kent
Kent CT2 7NZ


Number 32

 University of Leeds

 One of the largest universities in the UK. Its roots go back to 1831.
Awarded a charter by Edward VII in 1904

University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT



Number 31

Queen’s University, Belfast

Founded in 1845 as Queen’s College Belfast and became
an independent university in 1908. It was the Times Higher
Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2009

Queen’s University Belfast
University Road
Northern Ireland BT7 1NN