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Kadmuss helps you to choose the best among the best universities to craft your future. Our core study regarding picking up the right university helps students a lot in making their job simpler and the dream of studying abroad easier.

Let us have a deep understanding about the top Universities of UK, Rankings and the famous people studied there.

1. University of Cambridge: The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209 and it owns a amplifying glory and reputation all over the world with phenomenal global academic performance. The university covers more than 31 constituent Colleges with around 100 academic departments which are further catalogued into six schools. Also the university is associated with many forums forming an integral part of Golden Triangle of English universities.

  • Ranking:
    • QS World (2020): 7
    • The World (2019): 2
    • Top-ranked university in the United Kingdom according to all major league tables.
    • Ranked the world's second best university by Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
    • Ranked 3rd worldwide by Academic Ranking of World Universities.
  • Famous People Studied Here:
    • David Attenborough: Broadcaster and Naturalist.
    • Dian Fossey: Conservationist.
    • Thandie Newton: Actress.
    • Sandi Toksvig: Comedian and Political Activist.
    • Alan Turing: Computer Scientist.
    • AS Byatt: Novelist, Poet and Booker Prize Winner.
    • David Mitchell: Comedian, Actor and Writer.

2. University of Oxford: The oldest and magnificent university in entire English world countries whose evidence is noted as early as in 1096. Oxford has over 100 libraries, making it the largest university library system in the UK. The University is a most of a federation with 40 above self-governing colleges.

  • Ranking:
    • QS World (2020): 4
    • The World (2019): 1
    • Ranked frequently among top 10 universities in the world and is currently ranked first in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, as well as the Forbes's World University Rankings.
    • Stood in top position by the Times Good University Guide for eleven consecutive years
  • Famous People studied here:
    • Stephen Hawking: English Theoretical Physicist, cosmologist and Author
    • Bill Clinton: Former US President
    • Margaret Hilda Thatcher: British stateswoman
    • Aung Saan Suu Kyi: A Noble Prize Winner
    • Rowan Atkinson: English Actor, Comedian and Writer
    • Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize winner.
    • Manmohan Singh is an Indian economist and politician who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014.
    • Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was an Indian politician, stateswoman and a central figure of the Indian National Congress. She was the first and, to date, the only female Prime Minister of India.

3. University of St Andrews: Founded in 1413 and is regarded as third oldest university in the English-speaking world. Also known as leading research and teaching centers for over the last 600 years. 18 academic schools are categorized into four faculties here in this university where the academic year is divided into two semesters called as Martinmas and Candlemas.

  • Ranking:
    • QS World (2020): 3
    • The World (2019): 3
    • Also ranked second in the UK by The Guardian and within the top three in others.
  • Famous People Studied here:
    • Helen ApSimon PhD Air pollution expert at Imperial College London
    • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
    • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
    • Pierre Olivier Sarkozy is a French banker based in the United States.
    • Edward Jenner, FRS FRCPE was an English physician and scientist who was the pioneer of smallpox vaccine, the world's first vaccine.

4. London School of Economics: Founded in 1895 and established its first degree courses in 1901. The LSE started awarding its own degrees from the year 2008 unlike earlier where it used to award the degrees of the University of London.

  • Ranking:
    • QS World (2020): 44
    • The World (2019): 26
    • Ranked one of the foremost social science universities in the world
    • Ranked eighth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
    • Also ranked among the top twenty universities nationally by all three UK tables
    • Internationally ranked in top 50 universities.
  • Famous People studied here:
    • Yvette Cooper MP – chairman of the Home Affairs select committee.
    • Christiana Figueres − Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations framework convention on climate change
    • Anthony M Kennedy – former senior associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
    • Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides − Economist and Joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics.
    • Ruth Porat – Chief financial officer of Alphabet/Google

5. Imperial College London: Established in 1907, mainly recognized as public research university, Imperial College was established by royal charter, merging the Royal College of Science, Royal School of Mines, and City and Guilds of London Institute. Science and Engineering are extremely focused here as core subjects.

  • Ranking:
    • QS World (2020): 9
    • The World (2019): 9
    • Ranked 9th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings
    • Ranked 9th in the QS World University Rankings
    • Ranked 24th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities
    • 8th in Reuters The World's Most Innovative Universities
  • Famous People Studied here:
    • Ecil Balmond – Award-Winning Architect
    • Emma Townshend – Writer and Journalist
    • Brian May – Lead guitarist of Queen.
    • Keith Duckworth – Designer of the Cosworth DFV (Double Four Valve) engine
    • Nicholas Tombazis – F1 car designer, Technical chief for the FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile)
    • Narinder Kapany – Father of Fibre Optics
    • Cyrus Mistry – Former Chair Person of Tata Group
    • Simon Singh – Writer and Journalist.

6. Durham University: One of the oldest universities established in the year 1832. The university is well known as a research prominent and aids the best teaching mechanisms to its students. 16 colleges are there under this university among whom different departmental activities are divided. One of the largest libraries is located here.

  • Ranking:
    • QS World (2020): 78
    • The World (2019): 114
    • Ranked frequently in Top 50 universities of the world
    • In 2018 The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide ranked Durham 5th as per overall significance.
  • Famous People Studied here:
    • Gabrielle Nicole Logan is a British Presenter and a Former International Rhythmic Gymnast
    • William David Charles Carling, OBE is an English former Rugby Union Player.
    • Christopher Jonathan Hollins is an English Journalist
    • Andrew John Strauss OBE is a former English Cricketer
    • Graham Bruce Hancock is a British Writer and Journalist.

Other prominent Universities:

University QS World (2020) THE World (2019)
King's College London 33 38
University of Birmingham 81 116
University of Bristol 49 78
University of Edinburgh 20 29
University of Glasgow 67 93
University of Leeds 93 153
University of Manchester 27 57
University of Sheffield 78 106
University of Warwick 62 79=