The UK Higher Education System: Top UK Universities

The UK Higher Education System: Top UK Universities

UK higher education is rated very high across the world for its renowned quality and high standards. The high standard to which the students adhere to clearly emanates from the work delivered by graduates in the workplace. Looking at eminent people in various areas who reached global recognition, you will find many of those from British universities. London, the capital of the UK, is not by accident called the world capital of higher education. Out of the top ten universities in the world rankings, four of those are in London. Other top universities are elsewhere other than the capital. Some of the UK top universities include the following.

The University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is well-known as a research university, and is the oldest, with evidence pointing to teachings as early as 1096. Here you do not have a varsity campus, but instead have a community that include colleges, academic buildings, departments, living accommodation and other important Oxford buildings. Oxford holds over 22000 students with an employee count of over 16500 people while 945 of Oxford students are either employed or continue to graduate studies when they leave Oxford. Oxford holds 80 Nobel Prize recipients.

University of Cambridge

Cambridge was founded shortly after Oxford and is a public research university with six academic schools and 31 colleges. Yearly, over 20000 students attend, with 10% of the student’s being international students.

University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh opened its doors in 1583 and is currently ranked 4th in the UK for its valued research programs. One of Edinburgh’s Nobel Prize winners is the famous scientists Peter Higgs.

University of Bristol

Bristol was established in 1876 and is one of the UK’s top, and most famous, universities. Renowned names such as Sir Nevill Francis Mott, Hans Albrecht Bethe, Paul Dirac, and Winston Churchill earned their degrees at Bristol.

University of London

The University of London is a triangle of well-known and prestigious universities. Here you have campuses and buildings scattered throughout the city. Nine of the largest colleges form part of the university and include the London School of Economics and Political Science, School of Oriental and African Studies, Royal Holloway, Queen Mary, London Business School, King’s College London, Goldsmith’s, Birkbeck and University College London. At this federal public university, there are over 180000 students.

Cardiff University

This university was established in 1883, and has a student population of over 30000 and is a part of the Rusell Group, which is a research-led group of UK universities.

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is a newer university, with approximately 39 000 students and 10400 staff members, and has buildings scattered throughout the city too, but with the most significant part in the south of the city.

University of London

The University of London is a triangle of well-known and prestigious universities. Here you have campuses and buildings scattered throughout the city. Nine of the largest colleges form part of the university and include the London School of Economics and Political Science, School of Oriental and African Studies, Royal Holloway, Queen Mary, London Business School, King’s College London, Goldsmith’s, Birkbeck and University College London. At this federal public university, there are over 180000 students.

Cardiff University

This university was established in 1883, and has a student population of over 30000 and is a part of the Rusell Group, which is a research-led group of UK universities.

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is a newer university, with approximately 39 000 students and 10400 staff members, and has buildings scattered throughout the city too, but with the most significant part in the south of the city.