The Times newspaper’s annual university rankings, compiled by Mayfield University Consultants, measures entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, and graduate prospects in order to give an overall score.

 20172018
1CambridgeCambridge
2OxfordOxford
3London School of EconomicsSt. Andrews
4Imperial CollegeLondon School of Economics
5St. AndrewsImperial College
6DurhamDurham
7LoughboroughUniversity College London
8WarwickWarwick
9LancasterLancaster
10University College LondonLoughborough
11Surrey (T-11)Bath
12Bath (T-11)East Anglia
13ExeterSurrey
14East AngliaExeter (T-14)
15BirminghamLeeds (T-14)
16LeedsBirmingham
17SouthamptonBristol
18SussexNottingham
19EdinburghSussex
20YorkYork
21King's College London (T-21)King's College London
22Nottingham (T-21)Manchester
23KentEdinburgh (T-23)
24BristolNewcastle (T-23)
25Manchester (T-25)Kent
26Newcastle (T-25)Southampton
27Reading (T-27)Reading (T-27)
28Sheffield (T-27)Glasgow (T-27)
29GlasgowHeriot-Watt
30AstonLeicester (T-30)
31Queen Mary (U of London)Dundee (T-30)
32LeicesterSheffield (T-32)
33Queen's, BelfastEssex (T-32)
34Heriot-WattQueen Mary (U of London)
35Cardiff (T-35)Royal Holloway (U of London)
36Dundee (T-35)Queen's, Belfast
37Royal Holloway (U of London)Cardiff
38LiverpoolSOAS (U of London)
39StirlingStirling
40City (U of London)Aberdeen
41EssexLiverpool
42AberdeenCity (U of London)
43SOAS (U of London)Coventry
44St. George's (U of London)Swansea
45SwanseaStrathclyde
46Keele (T-46)Harper Adams
47Harper Adams (T-46)Brunel University London
48StrathclydeKeele
49LincolnAston
50CoventryLincoln
51Goldsmiths (U of London)Goldsmiths (U of London)
52Brunel University LondonNottingham Trent
53BradfordSt. George's (U of London)
54De MontfortUniversity for the Creative Arts
55BuckinghamNorthumbria
56BournemouthPortsmouth
57Manchester MetropolitanBournemouth
58FalmouthBradford
59Northumbria (T-59)Liverpool Hope
60University for the Creative Arts (T-59)West of England, Bristol
61PortsmouthArts University Bournemouth
62BangorManchester Metropolitan
63Nottingham TrentFalmouth
64Robert GordonEdge Hill
65Oxford Brookes Bangor
66Norwich University of the ArtsOxford Brookes
67West of England, BristolCardiff Metropolitan
68HullAberystwyth
69Roehampton Sheffield Hallam (T-69)
70UlsterRoehampton (T-69)
71Edge HillUlster
72Cardiff Metropolitan (T-72)Huddersfield
73Sheffield Hallam (T-72)Middlesex
74Liverpool John Moores (T-74)Hull
75Winchester (T-74)Robert Gordon (T-75)
76Bath Spa (T-76)Liverpool John Moores (T-75)
77Arts University Bournemouth (T-76)Plymouth
78MiddlesexBuckingham
79HertfordshireHertfordshire (T-79)
80ChichesterGlasgow Caledonian (T-79)
81HuddersfieldWest London (T-79)
82Glasgow CaledonianDe Montfort
83Liverpool HopeUniversity of the Arts, London
84PlymouthNorwich University of the Arts
85University of the Arts, LondonWinchester
86AbertayChichester (T-86)
87Aberystwyth (T-87)Gloucestershire (T-86)
88Northampton (T-87)Abertay
89GloucestershireBrighton
90BrightonBath Spa
91DerbyChester
92Edinburgh NapierQueen Margaret
93Queen MargaretGreenwich
94ChesterEdinburgh Napier
95Salford (T-95)Central Lancashire (T-95)
96Birmingham City (T-95)Westminster (T-95)
97WorcesterDerby
98GreenwichSalford
99South Wales (T-99)Birmingham City
100Central Lancashire (T-99)West of Scotland
101StaffordshireTeesside
102WestminsterSunderland (T-102)
103Leeds Trinity (T-103)Kingston (T-102)
104Royal Agricultural University (T-103)Worcester
105Sunderland (T-103)Staffordshire
106West LondonCanterbury Christ Church
107York St John (T-107)Royal Agricultural University
108Teesside (T-107)London South Bank
109KingstonBedfordshire
110Anglia Ruskin (T-110)South Wales (T-110)
111West of Scotland (T-110)Northampton (T-110)
112Canterbury Christ ChurchLeeds Trinity
113Buckinghamshire NewNewman
114Leeds BeckettEast London
115Southampton Solent (T-115)Bishop Grosseteste
116London South Bank (T-115)Birkbeck (U of London)
117NewmanSouthampton Solent
118St Mary's, TwickenhamAnglia Ruskin
119Bishop GrossetesteU of Wales Trinity St David
120BedfordshireSt Mary's, Twickenham
121CumbriaLeeds Beckett
122BoltonYork St John
123U of Wales Trinity St DavidCumbria
124Plymouth MarjonBuckinghamshire New
125Wrexham GlyndwrBolton
126East LondonPlymouth Marjon
127London MetropolitanLondon Metropolitan
128Wrexham Glyndwr
129Suffolk