Clearing 2014: top 30 UK universities in the World University Rankings

January 1, 1990

Top 30 UK universities in World University Rankings, globe placed on United Kingdom (UK) flag

As tens of thousands of students in England receive their A-level results this week, the annual scramble for university places for those who miss their grades, known as clearing, begins.

After last year’s results day, 345 universities had more than 34,000 courses available through clearing and 57,100 students were accepted on to courses through the clearing process.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings have become one of the most trusted and widely used sources for students all over the world making the most important decision of their lives – who to trust with their education.

The World University Rankings’ top 400 list features 49 UK institutions. Here is a filter of the overall world rankings, showing the top 30 UK universities:

Institution

World University Ranking

2013-2014

University of Oxford

=2

University of Cambridge

7

Imperial College London

10

University College London (UCL)

21

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

32

King’s College London

38

University of Edinburgh

39

University of Manchester

58

University of Bristol

79

Durham University

=80

University of York

=100

Royal Holloway, University of London

102

University of Sheffield

=112

Queen Mary University of London

=114

University of Glasgow

=117

University of St Andrews

=117

University of Sussex

=121

Lancaster University

137

University of Leeds

=139

University of Warwick

141

University of Southampton

=146

University of Exeter

=148

University of Birmingham

153

University of Nottingham

=157

University of Leicester

=161

University of Liverpool

169

University of East Anglia

=174

University of Aberdeen

=188

University of Reading

=194

University of Dundee

196


Note:
Not all universities have places in clearing. Visit the official university admissions site, Ucas, for full information.

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