List of universities in the United Kingdom

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This is a list of universities in the United Kingdom (alphabetical by substantive name). Below that are lists of university colleges and other recognised bodies (institutions with degree awarding powers), followed by a list of defunct institutions.

Universities alphabetically[edit]

See also: List of UK universities by date of foundation, and List of UK universities by size

This list follows the list of recognised bodies on the UK government website.[1] All the institutions on this list are recognised bodies with university status, indicated either by their use of university title in their name on the recognised bodies list or by reference to the HEFCE database for the few universities that do not use the title in their name. Colleges of the University of London are listed under the University of London.

Helmore Building at Anglia Ruskin University's Cambridge campus
University of Bath library
Aston Webb Hall at Birmingham University
Reed Hall at the University of Exeter
The iconic King's College Chapel of the University of Cambridge (centre), built between 1441 and 1515
Durham Castle, a building of Durham University
Earlham Hall at the University of East Anglia
The Old College of the University of Edinburgh
Imperial College London
The Parkinson Building at the University of Leeds
The Founder's Building of Royal Holloway
Foxhill House, home of the School of Law, at the University of Reading
St Salvator's Quad at the University of St Andrews
University of Strathclyde
University of Ulster, Belfast

University colleges[edit]

This is a list of university colleges in the UK. Institutions included on this list are university colleges that are recognised bodies with their own degree awarding powers;[1] it does not include institutions with "university college" in their title that are listed bodies as parts of a university (see colleges within universities in the United Kingdom), or other institutions with "university college" in their title. Separate citations are given for institutions that have been awarded university college title recently and are not yet shown under that name on the recognised bodies list or which do not use the title in their name.

Other recognised bodies[edit]

This section lists other education institutions that hold their own degree awarding powers but are neither universities (or colleges of the University of London) nor university colleges.[1]

Recognised bodies that can only award foundation degrees[edit]

These institutions are recognised bodies with foundation degree awarding powers only.[1]

Defunct university institutions[edit]

This section lists defunct universities, university colleges, polytechnics and colleges of federal universities.

Former University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) main building, now used by The University of Manchester

Foreign universities with campuses in the United Kingdom[edit]

Richmond, The American International University in London main campus building

Note: while based in the UK, these are not considered UK Universities and are not recognised as UK degree-awarding bodies by the British government.

There are 39 "Overseas Higher Education Institutions" that have been approved for student visa purposes by the UK Government as offering "an overseas course of degree level study that's equal to a UK higher education course".[10][11] There are also two overseas universities that are "listed bodies", offering courses leading to a UK degree from a "registered body"[12] (both of which are also approved for student visas as educational institutions in the UK), the following are approved overseas higher education institutions and foreign universities that are listed bodies in the UK, with their UK locations:

Universities in British overseas territories[edit]

Note: these are not considered UK Universities and are not recognised as UK degree-awarding bodies by the British government.[19]

Anguilla[edit]

University of the West Indies in Mona

Bermuda[edit]

British Virgin Islands[edit]

Cayman Islands[edit]

Gibraltar[edit]

Montserrat[edit]

Turks and Caicos Islands[edit]

Universities in Crown Dependencies[edit]

See list of universities in the Isle of Man for university institutions on the Isle of Man. There at currently no universities in the Channel Islands; in 2013 the States of Guernsey gave approval for the eyelet of a university there but, as of February 2017, no progress has been made on the project.[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Check if a university or college is officially recognised". 28 April 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "University College Birmingham". HEFCE. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  3. ^ note that, despite its name, University College Birmingham holds full university status.[2]
  4. ^ "Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine". HEFCE. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Note that, despite its name, Imperial College holds full university status.[4]
  6. ^ "Leeds Arts University established as Leeds College of Art gains university status!". Leeds Arts University. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2017. 
  7. ^ "AECC University College". HEFCE. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "The London Institute of Banking & Finance". HEFCE. Retrieved 29 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "Hartpury becomes second FE college to earn degree awarding powers". FE Week. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "Tier 4 (General) student visa". Gov.uk. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Register of licensed sponsors: students". UK Visas and Immigration. 13 March 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  12. ^ a b c "Check if a university or college is officially recognised". Gov.uk. 7 March 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "Educational Oversight: report of the monitoring visit of Amity Global Education Ltd t/a Amity University [In] London" (PDF). Quality Assurance Agency. November 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  14. ^ "About Us - History, Facts and Features". Harlaxton College. University of Evansville. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  15. ^ "The Bader International Study Centre". Queen's University, Canada. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  16. ^ "Harlow Campus". Memorial University. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  17. ^ "Educational Oversight: report of the monitoring visit of Richmond, The American International University in London" (PDF). Quality Assurance Agency. March 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  18. ^ "Wisconsin in Scotland". University of Wisconsin, River Falls. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  19. ^ "Recognised UK degrees". Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  20. ^ http://www.usat.ms Archived 2012-09-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  21. ^ "Guernsey 'could have its own university'". itv.com. 16 February 2017. 

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