Top 10 undergraduate universities in UK

By Vidhya

The United Kingdom has world-wide, well reputed universities for providing high quality higher education. Students choosing an undergraduate course in the UK should make sure to choose a reputable university or college that meets strict standards set by the UK government and education sector.

Many international students look for the top or the best UK universities and colleges. The UK government does not have a ranking system to rank its colleges and universities for higher education.

 

A number of factors like students satisfaction, career prospects, student care, cost and teaching standards are considered in ranking universities and colleges by a number of independent sources.

To help you choose the best university for undergraduate education in UK, we have compiled a list of top universities that offer undergraduate courses:

University of Cambridge

About the university:

  • Cambridge is at the international forefront of excellence in teaching and research.
  • Every college has a computer suite available (usually round the clock) for work and email.
  • Since the university terms are short and highly demanding on students' time and intellectual capabilities, the university strongly discourages taking on part-time work during term time.

University of Cambridge

King's College London

About the university:

  • King's college has excellent teaching staff, who are active in research, and strive in bringing their cutting-edge thinking into the classroom.
  • Teaching and research drawing on a lively interdisciplinary climate and collaboration with many partner institutions, organisations and industrial commercial enterprises.
  • Interdisciplinary programmes allow greater flexibility, with the opportunity to incorporate foreign language modules with science based programmes.

King's College London

Durham University
 

Durham University

About the university:

  • In the 2012 National Student Survey, 90% of Durham's students said they were satisfied with their Durham University experience.
  • 96% of our undergraduates successfully complete their degree and is one of the highest completion rates in the UK.
  • Durham attracts the high quality students, bucking the trends for recruitment in areas such as Modern Languages, Business and Biological & Biomedical Sciences.

Durham University

Imperial College London

About the university:

  • Imperial College is acknowledged worldwide as a centre of excellence for teaching.
  • It is amongst the top tier of scientific, engineering and medical research and teaching institutions in the world.
  • Sport Imperial's facilities offer free gym and swimming to all students.

Imperial College London

University College London

About the university:

  • The college emphasises on small-group teaching with an overall staff to student ratio of 1:9.
  • In 2011, 82% of undergraduate students achieved first class or upper second class honours.
  • High-quality research is key in undergraduate teaching, the most up-to-date research discoveries, developments and ideas are incorporated into programmes.

University College London

University of Oxford

About the university:

  • Oxford has more world-leading academics than any other UK university.
  • Oxford has a world-class reputation for academic excellence and courses have an academic rather than vocational focus.
  • There are opportunities for a limited amount of paid work within college, for which you may need your tutor's permission.

University of Oxford

Kingston University

About the university:

  • The University considers past academic performance, people's interest in the subject and commitment/motivation for admissions.
  • Kingston's mission is to be an inclusive university, open to all who can benefit from higher education.
  • It has one of the most ethnically-diverse undergraduate student populations of any UK university.

Kingston University

University of St Andrews

About the university:

  • St Andrews is consistently one of the top university's for student satisfaction.
  • It is known to be the best for teaching and research in Scotland.

University of St Andrews

Newcastle University

About the university:

  • Newcastle University welcomes applications from students from a wide variety of backgrounds who can show the motivation, ability and potential for university study.
  • It offers approximately 200 undergraduate degrees to choose from.
  • The career development module enables students to count their work experience, volunteering activities or part-time employment towards academic credit for most courses.

Newcastle University

University of Westminster, London

About the university:

  • Westminster offers the largest range of languages of any British university.
  • Students will have 24-hour access to all libraries throughout the academic year.
  • Most popular undergraduate courses are Media, Arts and Design, and Architecture.

University of Westminster, London

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