Best Physics Universities in United Kingdom

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Physics universities is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-index (Discipline H-index) values of all leading scientists affiliated with that university. D-index only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. A leading scientist is a scholar with a D-index of at least 70 in an examined discipline. Show more

The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Physics, over 51,056 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 648 institutions and affiliations were analyzed.

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Academic Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community.

A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Please take into consideration that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation details featured on their Google Scholar profile.

World
National
University Details
Scholars
Σ Publications
Σ D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
8 World 1 National University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 36 12,713 Σ H-Index 3,801
14 World 2 National Durham University

Durham University

United Kingdom
Scholars 25 8,255 Σ H-Index 2,617
28 World 3 National University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom
Scholars 20 5,810 Σ H-Index 1,979
33 World 4 National University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom
Scholars 19 5,900 Σ H-Index 1,750
37 World 5 National Cardiff University

Cardiff University

United Kingdom
Scholars 15 5,689 Σ H-Index 1,621
39 World 6 National Imperial College London

Imperial College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 14 5,157 Σ H-Index 1,552
40 World 7 National University College London

University College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 16 6,395 Σ H-Index 1,549
49 World 8 National University of Southampton

University of Southampton

United Kingdom
Scholars 14 7,013 Σ H-Index 1,347
53 World 9 National University of Manchester

University of Manchester

United Kingdom
Scholars 13 4,834 Σ H-Index 1,263
56 World 10 National Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

United Kingdom
Scholars 13 3,524 Σ H-Index 1,191
69 World 11 National University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

United Kingdom
Scholars 9 4,200 Σ H-Index 1,002
70 World 12 National University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

United Kingdom
Scholars 12 3,645 Σ H-Index 1,001
75 World 13 National University of Leicester

University of Leicester

United Kingdom
Scholars 10 4,101 Σ H-Index 918
81 World 14 National University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom
Scholars 9 2,803 Σ H-Index 860
97 World 15 National University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

United Kingdom
Scholars 6 2,485 Σ H-Index 701
110 World 16 National King's College London

King's College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 3,054 Σ H-Index 596
116 World 17 National University of Warwick

University of Warwick

United Kingdom
Scholars 7 2,568 Σ H-Index 563
121 World 18 National University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 2,234 Σ H-Index 519
129 World 19 National University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

United Kingdom
Scholars 6 1,484 Σ H-Index 471
136 World 20 National University of Exeter

University of Exeter

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 1,113 Σ H-Index 442
144 World 21 National Keele University

Keele University

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 1,735 Σ H-Index 413
171 World 22 National University of Bristol

University of Bristol

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 947 Σ H-Index 331
177 World 23 National University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 1,320 Σ H-Index 313
186 World 24 National University of Bath

University of Bath

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 839 Σ H-Index 283
197 World 25 National University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 991 Σ H-Index 257
203 World 26 National University of York

University of York

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 1,274 Σ H-Index 247
219 World 27 National University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 882 Σ H-Index 229
238 World 28 National University of Sussex

University of Sussex

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 429 Σ H-Index 194
244 World 29 National The Open University

The Open University

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 468 Σ H-Index 184
251 World 30 National University of Hull

University of Hull

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 667 Σ H-Index 176
272 World 31 National Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 461 Σ H-Index 159
286 World 32 National Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 338 Σ H-Index 151
290 World 33 National University of Leeds

University of Leeds

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 697 Σ H-Index 149
298 World 34 National Lancaster University

Lancaster University

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 412 Σ H-Index 145
313 World 35 National Royal Holloway University of London

Royal Holloway University of London

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 337 Σ H-Index 120
386 World 36 National University of Reading

University of Reading

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 379 Σ H-Index 82
411 World 37 National University of Kent

University of Kent

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 247 Σ H-Index 78
431 World 38 National University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 260 Σ H-Index 75
435 World 39 National Aston University

Aston University

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 463 Σ H-Index 74
444 World 40 National University of Dundee

University of Dundee

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 224 Σ H-Index 73

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