Was a bit bored and decided to make a tier listing for all the universities in the UK

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I tried to keep this asbalanced as possible, any feedback is appreciated


Tier 1

Self explanatory.

University of Oxford

University of Cambridge

Tier 2

Typically large universities with a huge range of faculties and an enormous research budget. They have big names and are considered quite elite in a wide variety of subjects. World class in the best sense of the word. These constitute of RGs+4.

University of Birmingham

University of Bristol

Cardiff University

Durham University

University of Edinburgh

University of Exeter

University of Glasgow

Imperial College London

King's College London

University of Leeds

University of Liverpool

London School of Economics& Political Science

University of Manchester

Newcastle University

University of Nottingham

Queen Mary, UniversityofLondon

Queen's University Belfast

University of Sheffield

University of Southampton

University College London

University of Warwick

University of York

University of Bath

Lancaster University

Loughborough University

University of St Andrews

Tier 3

Slightly smaller thantheir RG+4 bretheren, these unis aren't as well known but still enjoy respect in a good amount of fields, while also being looked upon favourably by employers. Couple years may go by and they could go up a notch. Great stuff all things considered.


University of Aberdeen

University of Dundee

University of East Anglia

University of Essex

Heriot-Watt University

Keele University

University of Kent

University of Leicester

University of Reading

Royal Holloway

SOAS

University of Strathclyde

University of Surrey

University of Sussex

Swansea University

Tier 4

Excell in a smaller range of subjects, but are extremely proficient in what they do. They are usually smaller, but have tight links to where they need to.

Aston University

Bangor University

Brunel University London

City University London

Coventry University

Harper Adams University

Royal AgriculturalUniversity

Royal Veterinary College

University of Stirling

St. George’s

University of the Arts,London

Robert Gordon University

Tier 5

Are separated from Tier6 by having one or two stellar subjects, or a good track record in some other manner (such as work with industry). They aren't usually first choices, but are solid when they play to their respective strengths. A good amount of them are rising ex-polys.


Abertay University (videogame tech)

Aberystwyth University(politics)

Bournemouth University(computer related media)

Universityof Buckingham (medicine, english)

University of Bradford(international relations, business) also fantastic graduate employment records

Glasgow CaledonianUniversity (nursing, fashion, lots of service related subjects)

De Montfort University(english, design related subjects)

Falmouth University (arts)

Goldsmiths (art and design)

University of Hertfordshire(aerospace, history, business) very employability focused

University of Hull(languages, health related)

University of Lincoln (agriculture, health related)

Northumbria University(business, the professions)

Oxford Brookes(architecture, law)

Plymouth University(marine, health professions)

University of Portsmouth(health professions)

University of Salford(media and journalism)

Ulster University(biosciences, celtic studies, law, nursing, design)

University of Derby(radiography)

Edge Hill University (THEUni of the Year)

University of Huddersfield(arts, social sciences)

Kingston University (artand design, also renown for work with start-ups)

Liverpool JohnMooresUniversity (sports sciences)

ManchesterMetropolitanUniversity (education)

Nottingham Trent University(creative arts, lots of employer links)

Roehampton University(performance arts)

Sheffield Hallam University(sports science, health & social care)

Teesside University (healthrelated, digital tech)

Norwich University of theArts (arts)

University of Winchester(arts)

University West of England(forensic sciences)

Queen Margaret University(medicine related)


Tier 6

Neither here nor there.Average I suppose. Faculty quality is variable and the unis don't stand out toomuch. Might have good time or might not.

University West of Scotland

Birmingham City University

University ofGloucestershire

University for theCreativeArts

Middlesex University

Canterbury ChristchurchUniversity

University of Westminister

University of Cumbria

Cardiff MetropolitanUniversity

Bath Spa University

Arts University Bournemouth

University of Chichester

Liverpool Hope University

University of Northampton

University of Brighton

Edinburgh Napier University

University of Chester

University of Worcester

University of Greenwich

University of South Wales

University of Central Lancashire

Staffordshire University

University of Sunderland

University of West London

York St John University

Anglia Ruskin University

Buckinghamshire NewUniversity

Leeds Beckett University

Southampton SolentUniversity

London South BankUniversity

Newman University

St Mary's, Twickenham

Bishop GrossetesteUniversity

University of Bedfordshire

University of Bolton

University of WalesTrinitySaint David

University of St Mark andStJohn

Glyndwr University



Tier 7

Going here mightactually hurt you.

University of East London

London MetropolitanUniversity

Tier 0

Due to a differentapproach to teaching, these can't be ranked normally. They exist because theycater to certain people's needs and are very good at doing that.

University of the HighlandsandIslands

Open University

Birkbeck



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I tried to keep this asbalanced as possible, any feedback is appreciated

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Eh, I wouldn't necessarily say that London Met and UEL would harm your prospects that much.
One of my uncles went to UEL to study economics in the 1990s and he has a successful career, mainly in banking as he has worked in Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and currently works for Lloyds.
Same case with one of my aunts, who went to BCU and has worked for 3/4 of the Big 4 companies as a Tax Consultant, but I don't think the Big 4 really care that much.

Obviously it's very different now, but university name is NOT everything.
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Bournemouth is good for Forensics too.
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Bournemouth is good for Forensics too.
Are you at Bournemouth studying Forensics?
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Are you at Bournemouth studying Forensics?
Bournemouth developed the protocols for investigating mass graves that is now used worldwide - anyone involved in forensic archaeology knows that they're excellent at what they do
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maybe research all the universities, as you really do not know **** when it comes to little unis with stellar subjects. Gloucestershire is in you terms a tier 5 uni, as they have excelling subjects in at least 5 subjects. top 10 and top 5 for several subjects, so get your facts right dude.
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Surrey should be tier 2 easily. It has some of the best career prospects and the level of teaching is excellent. I would say its one of the best in tier 2. Oxford is really overrated atm and I believe that imperial should take its place.
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Doing a tier list correctly is impossible though.
(I would also put Liverpool at tier 3)
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Tier 2 should probs be subdivided. Imperial obliterates QMUL for instance.
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do u even go to university
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City uni London needs to be in tier 2
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Haha, this is such a typical TSR thread.
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Appreicate your effort but everyone is gonna be arguing with you over your tiers and reasoning but on he most part it seems logical, but I would say Surrey should be higher up the rankings given it's decent employability rates ect
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(Original post by *Stefan*)
Are you at Bournemouth studying Forensics?
No, I'm looking at doing it though.
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There should be more in tier 7.
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wheres uea
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How did you come up with this? It is terrible :rofl:

Birkbeck in tier 0, SOAS languishing in tier 3 (despite being more famous worldwide than most of the universities in tier 2), punishing excellent institutions like the RVC and Arts London just for being specialist (I guess the Courtauld was deemed to be irrelevant as it doesn't even make the list)... :facepalm::rolleyes:
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How did you come up with this? It is terrible :rofl:

Birkbeck in tier 0, SOAS languishing in tier 3 (despite being more famous worldwide than most of the universities in tier 2), punishing excellent institutions like the RVC and Arts London just for being specialist (I guess the Courtauld was deemed to be irrelevant as it doesn't even make the list)... :facepalm::rolleyes:
Birkbeck is tier 0 because they mostly do evening classes.

SOAS is tier 3 because it does not have a fully fledged multi-faculty system. SOAS is very highly known in a small pool of subjects, and its slipping in others such as Law.

If i put SOAS in tier 2 I would have to do the same for e.g Aberdeen because its the most famous petroleum uni apart from Imperial.

Cortauld didn't make it because they only offer a single undergrad degree.

I might move RVC, RAU, Arts London and the other specialised one up to tier 3, you do have a point there.

I did do a huge amount of research though.
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Birkbeck is tier 0 because they mostly do evening classes.

SOAS is tier 3 because it does not have a fully fledged multi-faculty system. SOAS is very highly known in a small pool of subjects, and its slipping in others such as Law.

If i put SOAS in tier 2 I would have to do the same for e.g Aberdeen because its the most famous petroleum uni apart from Imperial.

Cortauld didn't make it because they only offer a single undergrad degree.

I might move RVC, RAU, Arts London and the other specialised one up to tier 3, you do have a point there.

I did do a huge amount of research though.
Why does it matter when tutorials or lectures take place? What possible difference can it make to the education you receive or your career prospects?

You've put Imperial and LSE in tier 2 even though they aren't multi faculty universities either.

No you wouldn't.

The RVC only does 3 degrees, 3 is hardly better than 1 - so why the discrimination?
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Once you go beyond grad schemes and initial jobs, employers don't care about where your degree is from.
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