Top 10 universities for post-graduation: Study in UK

The UK is reputed worldwide destination for post graduate education. There are about 165 higher education universities in the UK, that offer postgraduate courses.


If you are an international student willing to pursue post graduate education in the United Kingdom, you might want to consider the following:

For choosing an institution for pursuing post graduate degree in the UK, there are few important you might want to look into:

  • Location of the institution - this is an important factor in order to plan your living expenses.
  • Courses the university offers - Check if the course offered matches your academic and professional goals.
  • Reputation of the department you want to choose.
  • Quality of teaching.
  • Funding opportunities.

Here, we have listed the top 10 universities in UK that offer post graduate education:

Imperial College London

Imperial College London

  • Imperial College London was established in 1907.
  • Students come from more than 126 countries.
  • Consistently recognised as one of the top UK university institutions for research quality.
  • St George's University of London

    St George's University of London

    • Research at St George's has a UK and international focus and aims to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
    • St George's provides a world-class multi-professional health sciences education that equips our graduates to meet today's healthcare needs through relevant scientific research, clinical excellence, strong interpersonal skills and team-based working.
    • University of Cambridge

      University of Cambridge

      • The university was founded in 1209.
      • Cambridge is at the international forefront of excellence in teaching and research.
      • The university has one of the highest levels of graduate employment in the UK.
      • University of Bath

        University of Bath

        • The University received its Royal Charter in 1966.
        • International students (from outside the UK) account for 30% of the student body and represent over 100 nationalities.
        • The University has an international reputation for research excellence.
        • The University of Buckingham

          The University of Buckingham

          • The University of Buckingham admitted its first students in 1976.
          • 50% of the students are from overseas.
          • Significant research grants have been secured for diabetes, obesity and cancer, and research in applied computing, education policy, and law.
          • Durham University

            Durham University

            • Established in 1832, Durham University is England's third oldest Higher Education Institute after Oxford and Cambridge.
            • Overseas students make up 21% of the total student body.
            • Durham is among the Top 20 institutions in the UK for research income, despite being one of the smallest.
            • King's College London

              King's College London

              • King's is one of the oldest and largest colleges of the University of London.
              • One of the UK's top universities for research earnings, with income from grants and contract of around £154 million each year.
              • King's has a strong international community including students from over 140 countries.
              • Robert Gordon University

                Robert Gordon University

                • Robert Gordon University was founded in 1750 as a technical college.
                • All courses are based on a modular structure and offer a range of exit qualifications.
                • University College London

                  University College London

                  • The college was founded in 1826.
                  • About 10,000 (41%) students are from countries outside the UK.
                  • University of Birmingham

                    University of Birmingham

                    • The university was founded in 1900.
                    • International students form 18.3% of the total student population.
                    • Birmingham was ranked fifth in the UK for the quality of research in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

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