Best Universities in United Kingdom 2022 Ranking

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the leading universities in United Kingdom is based on information acquired from Microsoft Academic Graph on 06-12-2021. Position in our global university ranking is based on total H-index values of all leading scientists affiliated with a specific university. A leading scientist is a researcher with a D-index (discipline H-index) higher than a specific threshold (usually 30 or 40) for their fields of study. Research.com’s ranking of leading universities in United Kingdom only lists 1000 universities with the highest H-index total. Show more

The ranking process involved thorough examination of 166,880 profiles on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph.

A comprehensive definition of our research process can be examined on our methodology page .

Please take into consideration that the research institution or university for a scientist is typically chosen based on the affiliation information available on their Google Scholar profile.

In comparison to other world university rankings our objevtive is to focus predominantly on research work of top scholars working with each institution. We want to inspire scholars, executives, and institutions across the world to learn where top experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the whole research community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in particular countries, or possibly within scientific institutions are.

The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. Over 132,836 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 2,814 institutions and affiliations were analyzed.

World
National
University Details
Scholars
Σ Publications
Σ H-Index
5 World 1 National
University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom
Scholars 848 175,925 Σ H-Index 55,084
12 World 2 National
University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 727 149,765 Σ H-Index 47,831
13 World 3 National
University College London

University College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 741 163,844 Σ H-Index 47,533
31 World 4 National
Imperial College London

Imperial College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 482 103,301 Σ H-Index 29,924
43 World 5 National
King's College London

King's College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 394 90,739 Σ H-Index 25,927
49 World 6 National
University of Manchester

University of Manchester

United Kingdom
Scholars 433 82,969 Σ H-Index 24,696
54 World 7 National
University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom
Scholars 398 70,292 Σ H-Index 22,990
91 World 8 National
University of Bristol

University of Bristol

United Kingdom
Scholars 273 51,885 Σ H-Index 15,397
101 World 9 National
University of Southampton

University of Southampton

United Kingdom
Scholars 235 60,589 Σ H-Index 14,274
109 World 10 National
University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

United Kingdom
Scholars 235 44,728 Σ H-Index 13,758
114 World 11 National
Cardiff University

Cardiff University

United Kingdom
Scholars 225 40,329 Σ H-Index 12,869
115 World 12 National
University of Leeds

University of Leeds

United Kingdom
Scholars 241 41,496 Σ H-Index 12,719
120 World 13 National
University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom
Scholars 241 43,105 Σ H-Index 12,413
122 World 14 National
University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

United Kingdom
Scholars 230 40,504 Σ H-Index 12,289
130 World 15 National
University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom
Scholars 217 35,549 Σ H-Index 11,877
144 World 16 National
Newcastle University

Newcastle University

United Kingdom
Scholars 194 35,036 Σ H-Index 10,911
150 World 17 National
University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

United Kingdom
Scholars 192 37,528 Σ H-Index 10,546
163 World 18 National
University of Exeter

University of Exeter

United Kingdom
Scholars 171 28,224 Σ H-Index 9,603
170 World 19 National
University of Warwick

University of Warwick

United Kingdom
Scholars 172 29,783 Σ H-Index 9,005
180 World 20 National Scholars 140 31,884 Σ H-Index 8,599
188 World 21 National
Durham University

Durham University

United Kingdom
Scholars 145 25,708 Σ H-Index 8,336
205 World 22 National
University of York

University of York

United Kingdom
Scholars 146 23,505 Σ H-Index 7,447
239 World 23 National
University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia

United Kingdom
Scholars 117 18,318 Σ H-Index 6,430
249 World 24 National
University of Leicester

University of Leicester

United Kingdom
Scholars 106 22,348 Σ H-Index 6,219
258 World 25 National
Lancaster University

Lancaster University

United Kingdom
Scholars 122 18,372 Σ H-Index 6,006
268 World 26 National
University of Reading

University of Reading

United Kingdom
Scholars 113 17,073 Σ H-Index 5,767
269 World 27 National
University of Sussex

University of Sussex

United Kingdom
Scholars 109 16,692 Σ H-Index 5,743
278 World 28 National
University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

United Kingdom
Scholars 93 18,961 Σ H-Index 5,509
290 World 29 National Scholars 119 16,406 Σ H-Index 5,338
293 World 30 National
University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

United Kingdom
Scholars 95 15,961 Σ H-Index 5,220
306 World 31 National
University of Dundee

University of Dundee

United Kingdom
Scholars 77 14,250 Σ H-Index 5,047
332 World 32 National Scholars 88 15,190 Σ H-Index 4,523
343 World 33 National
University of Bath

University of Bath

United Kingdom
Scholars 89 15,495 Σ H-Index 4,427
368 World 34 National
University of Surrey

University of Surrey

United Kingdom
Scholars 83 13,684 Σ H-Index 3,835
419 World 35 National
Loughborough University

Loughborough University

United Kingdom
Scholars 72 10,734 Σ H-Index 3,058
422 World 36 National
University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

United Kingdom
Scholars 64 11,659 Σ H-Index 2,998
437 World 37 National
The Open University

The Open University

United Kingdom
Scholars 65 9,267 Σ H-Index 2,853
443 World 38 National Scholars 37 8,849 Σ H-Index 2,768
446 World 39 National
Swansea University

Swansea University

United Kingdom
Scholars 54 8,948 Σ H-Index 2,701
454 World 40 National Scholars 59 6,702 Σ H-Index 2,629
472 World 41 National
Bangor University

Bangor University

United Kingdom
Scholars 56 6,362 Σ H-Index 2,459
490 World 42 National
University of Kent

University of Kent

United Kingdom
Scholars 53 7,529 Σ H-Index 2,336
491 World 43 National Scholars 35 7,104 Σ H-Index 2,331
503 World 44 National
University of Essex

University of Essex

United Kingdom
Scholars 50 6,462 Σ H-Index 2,197
521 World 45 National
Brunel University London

Brunel University London

United Kingdom
Scholars 42 7,525 Σ H-Index 2,071
534 World 46 National Scholars 42 5,708 Σ H-Index 1,953
541 World 47 National
University of Stirling

University of Stirling

United Kingdom
Scholars 48 5,061 Σ H-Index 1,899
548 World 48 National
Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

United Kingdom
Scholars 47 6,833 Σ H-Index 1,858
562 World 49 National
Plymouth University

Plymouth University

United Kingdom
Scholars 43 4,757 Σ H-Index 1,791
567 World 50 National Scholars 42 5,719 Σ H-Index 1,756
597 World 51 National Scholars 23 5,178 Σ H-Index 1,581
600 World 52 National
Aston University

Aston University

United Kingdom
Scholars 35 5,793 Σ H-Index 1,573
618 World 53 National
Cranfield University

Cranfield University

United Kingdom
Scholars 34 4,917 Σ H-Index 1,489
619 World 54 National
Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

United Kingdom
Scholars 34 4,204 Σ H-Index 1,487
629 World 55 National
University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

United Kingdom
Scholars 23 4,648 Σ H-Index 1,427
639 World 56 National
University of Hull

University of Hull

United Kingdom
Scholars 32 4,421 Σ H-Index 1,388
642 World 57 National
Keele University

Keele University

United Kingdom
Scholars 24 4,517 Σ H-Index 1,376
700 World 58 National
University of Ulster

University of Ulster

United Kingdom
Scholars 23 4,601 Σ H-Index 1,126
750 World 59 National
Scotland's Rural College

Scotland's Rural College

United Kingdom
Scholars 26 2,613 Σ H-Index 969
760 World 60 National Scholars 20 3,404 Σ H-Index 942
764 World 61 National Scholars 16 2,906 Σ H-Index 934
795 World 62 National
Northumbria University

Northumbria University

United Kingdom
Scholars 21 3,895 Σ H-Index 862
817 World 63 National Scholars 19 2,159 Σ H-Index 816
854 World 64 National Scholars 12 2,363 Σ H-Index 736
869 World 65 National Scholars 14 2,979 Σ H-Index 695
887 World 66 National
Royal Veterinary College

Royal Veterinary College

United Kingdom
Scholars 16 1,753 Σ H-Index 660
906 World 67 National Scholars 15 2,272 Σ H-Index 638
908 World 68 National
Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

United Kingdom
Scholars 13 1,655 Σ H-Index 636
921 World 69 National Scholars 14 2,523 Σ H-Index 619
926 World 70 National
University of Salford

University of Salford

United Kingdom
Scholars 11 1,900 Σ H-Index 614
936 World 71 National
University of Bradford

University of Bradford

United Kingdom
Scholars 12 2,362 Σ H-Index 595
940 World 72 National
London Business School

London Business School

United Kingdom
Scholars 14 1,309 Σ H-Index 591
952 World 73 National Scholars 11 1,751 Σ H-Index 574
972 World 74 National Scholars 7 1,938 Σ H-Index 541
997 World 75 National
University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

United Kingdom
Scholars 12 1,676 Σ H-Index 497
1013 World 76 National
Middlesex University

Middlesex University

United Kingdom
Scholars 11 1,498 Σ H-Index 475
1061 World 77 National
University of Brighton

University of Brighton

United Kingdom
Scholars 10 1,255 Σ H-Index 423
1062 World 78 National
Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

United Kingdom
Scholars 10 1,356 Σ H-Index 422
1075 World 79 National
University of Westminster

University of Westminster

United Kingdom
Scholars 9 1,344 Σ H-Index 397
1082 World 80 National
University of Derby

University of Derby

United Kingdom
Scholars 9 1,296 Σ H-Index 392
1120 World 81 National
Coventry University

Coventry University

United Kingdom
Scholars 9 1,215 Σ H-Index 369
1134 World 82 National Scholars 7 1,081 Σ H-Index 355
1146 World 83 National Scholars 9 1,505 Σ H-Index 345
1149 World 84 National
University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

United Kingdom
Scholars 7 1,137 Σ H-Index 341
1163 World 85 National
Kingston University

Kingston University

United Kingdom
Scholars 9 959 Σ H-Index 328
1198 World 86 National
Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University

United Kingdom
Scholars 7 1,120 Σ H-Index 297
1241 World 87 National
Hull York Medical School

Hull York Medical School

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 609 Σ H-Index 275
1275 World 88 National
University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton

United Kingdom
Scholars 6 674 Σ H-Index 256
1291 World 89 National Scholars 7 856 Σ H-Index 249
1309 World 90 National
De Montfort University

De Montfort University

United Kingdom
Scholars 6 926 Σ H-Index 243
1330 World 91 National Scholars 5 521 Σ H-Index 235
1346 World 92 National
Royal Academy of Music

Royal Academy of Music

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 595 Σ H-Index 227
1375 World 93 National
Teesside University

Teesside University

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 851 Σ H-Index 215
1404 World 94 National
Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 865 Σ H-Index 203
1411 World 95 National Scholars 4 558 Σ H-Index 201
1440 World 96 National Scholars 5 833 Σ H-Index 190
1451 World 97 National
University of Worcester

University of Worcester

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 469 Σ H-Index 185
1453 World 98 National Scholars 5 596 Σ H-Index 184
1457 World 99 National
Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 640 Σ H-Index 182
1490 World 100 National Scholars 3 533 Σ H-Index 174

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