Top Ten Universities in London

 University of Cambridge:

It is one of the world’s oldest universities and leading academic centre, and a self-governed community of scholars. Cambridge comprises 31 Colleges and over 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions. The mission of the University of Cambridge is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

London School of Economics:

The London School of Economics and Political Science (informally the London School of Economics or LSE) is a public research university specialized in the social sciences located in London, United Kingdom, and a constituent college of the federal University of London. Founded in 1895 by Fabian Society members Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb and George Bernard Shaw, LSE joined the University of London in 1900 and degrees were first issued to its students in 1902. Despite its name, it conducts teaching and research across the entire range of the social sciences – accounting and finance, anthropology, applied statistics, actuarial science, economic history, economics, geography, government, history, international development, international relations (which LSE pioneered as a study), law, management, philosophy, politics, psychology, social policy and sociology – as well as in logic and the scientific method, mathematics and statistics.

 University of Oxford:

As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is a unique and historic institution. There is no clear date of foundation, but teaching existed at Oxford in some form in 1096 and developed rapidly from 1167. The aim of the University of Oxford is to remain at the forefront of centre of learning, teaching and research. Students come to Oxford from 140 different countries and territories. It has strong links with research institutions, business, and industry, both in the United Kingdom and overseas.

 Imperial College London:

Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. It embodies and delivers world class scholarship, education and research in science, engineering, medicine and business, with particular regard to its application in industry, commerce and healthcare. It foster multidisciplinary working internally and collaborate widely externally.


The University of Durham, commonly known as Durham University, is a public research university in Durham, England. It was founded by Act of Parliament in 1832 and granted a Royal Charter in 1837. It is one of the first universities to open in England for more than 600 years and has a claim towards being the third oldest university in England. Durham is a collegiate university, with its main functions divided between the academic departments of the university and 16 colleges. In general, the departments perform research and provide lectures to students, while the colleges are responsible for the domestic arrangements and welfare of undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and some university staff.

 St Andrews:

The University of St Andrews, informally referred to as “St Andrews”, is a public research university in St Andrews, United Kingdom. It is the oldest university in Scotland and the third oldest in the English-speaking world after the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. The university is situated in the town of St Andrews, Fife, on the east coast of Scotland. It was founded between 1410 and 1413, when a Papal Bull was issued by the Avignon Antipope Benedict XIII. In post-nominal the university’s name was historically abbreviated as “St And”.


The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry. Founded in 1965 with an initial intake of 450 undergraduates, Warwick now has in excess of 22,000 students and is ranked comfortably in the top 10 of all UK university league tables. Warwick is the second most targeted university, by graduate employers, for graduate recruitment programmes.

University College London:

University College London was established in 1826 to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class, religion or gender. Its founding principles of academic excellence and conducting research aimed at addressing real-world problems. UCL attracts students from 150 countries and has active exchange and research links with more than 280 overseas universities. 20% of undergraduate students spend time studying abroad as part of their degree.


Lancaster University is a world-class centre for teaching and research and is located on a beautiful campus in the North West of England. It is now approaching its 50th year. The UK Government’s 2008 Research Assessment Exercise deemed an impressive 92% of research at Lancaster to be either world-leading or internationally significant. The university now has about twelve thousand full-time students studying at Lancaster for first and higher degrees, and about seven hundred academic staff out of a total staff complement of over two thousand. In addition, the university confers the degrees of two colleges at Blackburn and Black pool and has partnerships with higher education establishments overseas, including Sunway University College in Kuala Lumpur, GD Goenka World Institute in India, COMSATS in Pakistan and the Federal University of Lavras in Brazil.


As one of the UK’s leading universities, the University of Bath has an international reputation for research and teaching at the highest academic standard. Located 170km west of London, the University is home to 10,000 full-time students, of which, 2500 are international students from more than 120 different countries. The University of Bath is located on 200 acres of parkland, 2km from the city of Bath. Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage City (one of only three cities in the world to be on UNESCO’s World Heritage List) with a unique combination of tradition, culture and colour. The architecture, Medieval Abbey, world famous Georgian squares and sweeping crescents built of honey-coloured stone; all combine to make Bath one of Europe’s most remarkable cities. In the UK, Bath is one of the most visited cities outside of London for international tourists. The city of Bath is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with striking views, beautiful parks and iconic architecture, such as the Royal Crescent. The Roman Baths date back almost 2000 years and can still be visited today. The University of Bath’s major academic strengths have been the physical sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology. Today, Bath is also strong in management, humanities and the social sciences.