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The below list is compiled according to the university league tables provided by The Guardian newspaper. The Guardian compiles its league tables by considering the career prospects, quality of teaching offered by and student satisfaction with a university.

Cambridge

The University of Cambridge has been ranked no. 1 amongst British universities in both 2016 and 2015.

Cambridge is well regarded for its high tutor to student ratio. Students’ tutorials with professors, known as Dons, are often on a one-to-one basis. Cambridge professors are amongst the finest scholars in their chosen fields and students attending the university have the chance to learn from the very academics that have written their textbooks.

Cambridge provides academic excellence in a range of arts, humanities and sciences subjects and has been ranked within the top 10 universities in the UK in courses such as Medicine, History and Law.

The University of Cambridge is comprised of thirty-one colleges. Students choose a particular college to apply to that then becomes the place where they live and socialise during undergraduate life.

The university is within the city of Cambridge and its colleges lie in different locations in the city. Cambridge is a small, pleasant city that offers a rich cultural life in activities such as punting, museum visits as well as a variety of shops and eateries.

 Oxford

 The university of Oxford has been ranked no. 2 amongst British universities in both 2016 and 2015.

Oxford offers an excellent tutor to student ratio. Its seminars and tutorials are often on a one to one basis, which allows young people to take full advantage of their professors’ academic expertise and field research. It has been ranked as one of the top 10 universities in the UK for a range of science and humanities subjects, including Medicine, Law and Psychology.

The university of Oxford is comprised of 38 colleges that are located in different areas of the city. Students choose a particular college to apply to, which they live and socialise in during undergraduate life.

The university is located within the city of Oxford. Oxford is a medium-sized city with a rich cultural life including museums, monuments and shops.

St. Andrews

 St. Andrews University has been ranked no. 3 amongst British universities in both 2016 and 2015.

St. Andrews is unique in offering a flexible, modular degree structure to its students. Students are able to take up to 80 credits in a faculty outside of their chosen academic field. St. Andrews has been classified as one of the top 10 universities in the UK for a range of humanities and science subjects, including Medicine, Psychology and History.

The picturesque university is located in the Kingdom of Fife in the east coast of Scotland. It is well known for its campus life and tight-knit student community.

Durham

 The university of Durham has been ranked as no. 6 amongst British universities in 2016 and no. 8 in 2015.

Durham is a research-led institution and globally recognised for the academic excellence of its teaching staff and students. It has been ranked amongst the top 10 universities in the UK for a variety of subjects including Law, History and English.

The university of Durham has a collegiate system similar to that of Oxford and Cambridge, where students live and socialise. However students typically select their college following, rather than prior to, their application.

The university is located in the city of Durham in the northeast of England. Sports plays a strong role in the lives of many students, as over three quarters of the university student body take part in collegiate sports, including rowing, fencing and rugby. Durham is a city with a rich history and many cultural attractions.

Warwick

 The university of Warwick has been ranked no. 7 amongst British universities in 2015 and no. 9 in 2015.

Warwick is known for its progressive outlook towards academia, as well as the quality of its teaching and its research excellence. It has been classified as one of the top 10 universities in the UK for humanities and science subjects such as History and Accounting & Finance.

Warwick is located in Coventry in the West Midlands. It is within easy travelling distance of major cities such as London.

Imperial College

 Imperial College has been ranked as no. 8 amongst British universities in 2016 and no. 5 in 2015.

Imperial College is part of the “Golden Triangle” of British universities and a global leader in the fields of science and technology. It specialises in science-based subjects and offers professionally accredited degrees in science and engineering subjects. This is especially important for students seeking employment in the UK in professions such as engineering that require accreditation.

Imperial College is located in South Kensington, one the central areas of London. Students can enjoy the fast-paced, vibrant life of a major global city whilst attending Imperial College. Imperial College is also located close to important professional neighbourhoods, such as the financial district, which enhance students’ ability to apply for internships and work placements in their chosen professional fields.

University College London (UCL)

 University College London (UCL) has been ranked as no. 12 amongst British universities in 2016 and no. 11 in 2015.

UCL is a globally recognised as an elite university. UCL maintains small class sizes to deliver a premier level of education to its students. Its teaching staff are amongst the most renowned in the UK.

UCL is numbered as one of the top 10 universities in the UK for range of vocational and academic subjects including Law, Medicine, Psychology and History.

UCL is located in Euston in Central London and is part of the University of London. Students can enjoy life in the heart of the city, surrounded by a lively cultural and nightlife. UCL boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including a sophisticated teaching hospital.

 

London School of Economics

The London School of Economics (LSE) has been ranked as no. 13 amongst British universities in 2016 and no. 7 in 2015.

LSE specialises in social science and humanities subjects and is one of the top 10 universities in the UK for subjects such as Law, Accounting & Finance and History. LSE is globally renowned for its distinction in research and academia.

Students from 140 countries attend LSE and it draws 46% of its staff from outside the UK. LSE attracts the best teaching staff and students from all over the world.

LSE is part of the University of London and is located in the Holborn area of Central London. Students are able to take advantage of its ultramodern facilities, including a library that is open for 24 hours. They can also enjoy the rapid pace of the city and its many attractions.

Edinburgh

 Edinburgh University has been ranked as no. 20 amongst universities in the UK in 2016 and as no. 18 in 2015.

Edinburgh has been ranked fourth in the UK for its research excellence and has witnessed breakthroughs in sciences and technology innovation, such as pioneering the first automated industrial assembly robot.

Edinburgh excels in humanities, science and engineering subjects and is ranked within the top 10 in the UK for subjects such as architecture, language and literature.

The university is located in the attractive and vibrant city of Edinburgh in Scotland. Students can enjoy the varied festivals, sports and entertainment on offer as well as the city’s rich culture and heritage.

Kings’ College London

Kings’ College London has been ranked as no. 23 amongst universities in the UK in 2016 and as no. 28 in 2015.

Kings’ College is globally renowned for the success of its graduates, its exemplary teaching staff and ultramodern facilities. Kings’ graduates are well regarded by employers due to the exceptional academic reputation of their university.

Kings’ College offers degree courses in a variety of arts, humanities and science subjects. It is highly ranked in subjects such as Medicine, Mathematics and Psychology.