List of universities in England

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As of December 2015, there were one hundred and six universities and university colleges in England[1] out of a total of around 130 in the United Kingdom. This includes private universities but does not include Higher Education Institutions[3] that have not been given the right to call themselves "university" or "university college" by the Privy Council or Companies House (e.g. colleges of higher education), or colleges of the University of London.

The following is a list of English universities and university colleges recognised by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), together with the date on which they were created. HEFCE publishes the official list.[4]

Universities[edit]

Where two dates are listed below the first gives the year the institution became a University while the second gives the year the institution was established in another form (for example if it was previously a College or a Central Institution). See also List of UK universities by date of foundation.

'Number of students' is the total number of higher education students from the Higher Education Statistics Agency tables for 2014/14 (except where otherwise referenced).[5] This does not cover all students at private universities and university colleges.

'Tuition fee' refers to the annual tuition fee for Home/EU students studying full-time undergraduate degree courses, from the Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2015-16 (except where otherwise referenced).[6] 'p/g only' means the university is listed by HEFCE as providing postgraduate courses only, so has no undergraduate tuition fees.[4]

'Degree powers' refers to whether the university has the power to award all degrees, degrees of the University of London, or just taught degrees. [7] Institutions with only foundation degree awarding powers are not eligible for university title.

University Location Established Number of students Tuition fee Degree powers
Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough 1992 (1858) 20,700 £9,000 Full
Arden University Coventry (distance learning) 2015 (1990) 8,000[8] - (private) Taught
Arts University Bournemouth Poole 2012 (1885) 2,940 £9,000 Taught
University of the Arts London London 2004 17,135 £9,000 Full
Aston University Birmingham 1966 (1895) 10,985 £9,000 Full[10]
University of Bath Bath 1966 15,155 £9,000 Full
Bath Spa University Bath 2005 (1852) 7,210 £9,000 Full
University of Bedfordshire Bedford, Luton, Milton Keynes 2006 17,835 £9,000 Full
University of Birmingham Birmingham 1900 32,335 £9,000 Full
University College Birmingham[11] Birmingham 2012 (1957) 4,995 £8,558[12] Taught
Birmingham City University Birmingham 1992 (1843) 22,540 £9,000 Full
Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln 2012 (1862) 2,395 £9,000 Taught
University of Bolton Bolton 2004 (1982) 6,835 £9,000 Full
Bournemouth University Bournemouth, Poole 1992 17,735 £9,000 Full
BPP University Abingdon, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester 2013 (1992) 6,780[13] - (private) Taught
University of Bradford Bradford 1966 (1957) 12,505 £9,000 Full
University of Brighton Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings 1992 (1859) 20,700 £9,000 Full
University of Bristol Bristol 1909 (1876) 20,170 £9,000 Full
Brunel University London Uxbridge (London) 1966 14,330 £9,000 Full
University of Buckingham Buckingham 1983 (1973) 2,245 £12,444 (private) Full
Buckinghamshire New University High Wycombe, Uxbridge (London) 2007 (1999) 9,080 £6,750–9,000 Taught
University of Cambridge Cambridge 1209 19,580 £9,000 Full
Canterbury Christ Church University Broadstairs, Canterbury, Medway, Tunbridge Wells 2005 (1977) 17,425 £9,000 Full
University of Central Lancashire Preston 1992 (1828) 26,585 £9,000 Full
University of Chester Chester, Warrington 2005 (1839) 14,740 £9,000 Full
University of Chichester Chichester 2005 (1977) 5,635 £6,000–9,000 Full
City University London London 1966 (1894) 18,145 £9,000 Full
Coventry University Coventry 1992 (1843) 25,635 £5,665–9,000 Full
Cranfield University Cranfield, Shrivenham 1993 (1946) 4,205 p/g only Full
University for the Creative Arts Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone, Rochester 2005 5,080 £9,000 Taught
University of Cumbria Ambleside, Barrow, Carlisle, Lancaster, Penrith, Tower Hamlets (London) 2007 9,625 £9,000 Taught
De Montfort University Leicester 1992 (1969) 19,645 £9,000 Full
University of Derby Derby 1992 (1977) 16,185 £8,500–9,000 Full
Durham University Durham, Stockton 1832 17,190 £9,000 Full
University of East Anglia Norwich 1963 17,140 £9,000 Full
University of East London Newham (London) 1992 (1970) 17,175 £9,000 Full
Edge Hill University Ormskirk 2006 (1959) 16,750 £9,000 Full
University of Essex Colchester 1964 13,980 £9,000 Full
University College of Estate Management Reading – (1919) - (private) Taught
University of Exeter Exeter, Penryn 1955 (1922) 19,520 £9,000 Full
Falmouth University Falmouth, Penryn 2012 (1902) 4,015 £9,000 Taught
University of Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Gloucester 2001 (1998) 7,965 £9,000 Full
University of Greenwich Chatham, Greenwich (London) 1992 (1890) 21,950 £9,000 Full
Harper Adams University Edgmond 2012 (1901) 4,800 £9,000 Full
University of Hertfordshire Hatfield 1992 (1952) 25,295 £9,000 Full
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield 1992 (1825) 19,175 £9,000 Full
University of Hull Hull, Scarborough 1954 (1927) 18,020 £9,000 Full
ifs University College London – (1879) - - (private) Taught
Imperial College London[14] South Kensington (London) 2007 (1907) 16,225 £9,000 Full
Keele University Keele 1962 (1949) 9,980 £9,000 Full
University of Kent Canterbury, Medway, Tonbridge, Athens, Brussels, Paris, Rome 1965 19,010 £9,000 Full
Kingston University Kingston upon Thames 1992 (1899) 23,055 £9,000 Full
Lancaster University Lancaster 1964 13,080 £9,000 Full
University of Law London 2012 (1962) - (private) Taught
University of Leeds Leeds 1904 30,975 £9,000 Full
Leeds Beckett University Leeds 1992 (1970) 24,905 £9,000 Full
Leeds Trinity University Leeds 2012 (1966) 3,320 £9,000 Taught
University of Leicester Leicester 1957 (1921) 16,750 £9,000 Full
University of Lincoln Lincoln 1992 13,400 £9,000 Full
University of Liverpool Liverpool 1903 21,345 £9,000 Full
Liverpool Hope University Liverpool 2005 (1844) 6,240 £9,000 Full
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool 1992 (1892) 21,315 £9,000 Full
University of London London, Paris 1836 240[15] - (Fees set by colleges) Full
University of LondonBirkbeck, University of London London – (1907) 15,545 £9,000 Full, London
University of LondonCourtauld Institute of Art London – (1932) 460 £9,000 London
University of LondonGoldsmiths, University of London London – (1904) 8,110 £9,000 Full, London
University of LondonHeythrop College London – (1614) 800 £6,000 Full, London
University of LondonInstitute of Cancer Research London – (1909) 290 p/g only London
University of LondonKing's College London London – (1829) founding college 27,645 £9,000 Full, London
University of LondonLondon Business School London – (1964) 1,905 p/g only Full, London
University of LondonLondon School of Economics London – (1895) 10,145 £9,000 Full, London
University of LondonLondon School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine London – (1899) 1,250 p/g only Full, London
University of LondonQueen Mary, University of London London – (1887) 15,420 £9,000 Full, London
University of LondonRoyal Academy of Music London – (1822) 745 £9,000 Taught, London
University of LondonRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama London – (1906) 985 £9,000 London
University of LondonRoyal Holloway, University of London Surrey – (1849) 9,670 £9,000 Full, London
University of LondonRoyal Veterinary College London, Hertfordshire – (1791) 2,155 £9,000 Full, London
University of LondonSt George's, University of London London – (1733) 5,505 £9,000 Full, London
University of LondonSchool of Oriental and African Studies London – (1916) 5,415 £9,000 Full, London
University of LondonUniversity College London London – (1826) founding college 28,430 £9,000 Full, London
London Metropolitan University London 2002 16,255 £6500-9000 Full
London South Bank University Southwark (London) 1992 (1892) 18,220 £9,000 Full
Loughborough University Loughborough 1966 15,965 £9,000 Full
University of Manchester Manchester 2004 (1824) 37,925 £9,000 Full
Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester 1992 (1970) 32,160 £9,000 Full
Middlesex University Hendon (London) 1992 (1973) 19,880 £9,000 Full
Newcastle University Newcastle 1963 (1834) 22,410 £9,000 Full
Newman University Birmingham 2012 (1968) 2,895 £9,000 Taught
University of Northampton Northampton 2005 (1975) 13,285 £9,000 Full
Northumbria University Newcastle 1992 (1892) 27,565 £9,000 Full
Norwich University of the Arts Norwich 2012 (1845) 1,755 £9,000 Taught
University of Nottingham Nottingham 1948 (1881) 33,270 £9,000 Full
Nottingham Trent University Nottingham 1992 (1843) 26,845 £9,000 Full
Open University Milton Keynes 1969 123,490[16] - Full
University of Oxford Oxford 1096 25,905 £9,000 Full
Oxford Brookes University Oxford 1992 (1970) 17,895 £9,000 Full
Plymouth University Plymouth 1992 (1862)[17][18] 26,930 £9,000 Full
University of Portsmouth Portsmouth 1992 (1960) 21,900 £9,000 Full
University of Reading Reading 1926 (1892) 13,595 £9,000 Full
Regent's University London London 2013 (1984) - (private) Taught
Roehampton University Roehampton (London) 2004 (1841) 8,530 £9,000 Taught
Royal Agricultural University Cirencester 2012 (1845) 1,155 £9,000 Taught
University of Salford Salford 1992 (1967) 18,485 £9,000 Full
University of Sheffield Sheffield 1905 26,600 £9,000 Full
Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield 1992 33,100 £9,000 Full
University of Southampton Southampton 1952 (1902) 24,040 £9,000 Full
Southampton Solent University Southampton 2005 (1984) 11,725 £9,000 Taught
University of St Mark & St John Plymouth 2012 (1923) 2,755 £9,000 Taught
St Mary's University, Twickenham Strawberry Hill (London) 2014 (1850) 5,165 £9,000 Taught
Staffordshire University Lichfield, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Stoke 1992 20,145 £9,000 Full
University of Sunderland Sunderland 1992 (1901) 16,020 £7,000–8,750 Full
University of Surrey Guildford 1966 (1891) 14,065 £9,000 Full
University of Sussex Falmer 1961 13,635 £9,000 Full
Teesside University Darlington, Middlesbrough 1992 (1930) 18,065 £9,000 Full
University of Warwick Coventry 1965 25,245 £9,000 Full
University of West London Brentford, Ealing (both London), Reading 1992 11,305 £9,000 Full
University of the West of England Bristol 1992 (1970) 27,050 £9,000 Full
University of Westminster London 1992 (1838) 20,200 £9,000 Full
University of Winchester Winchester 2005 (1840) 6,880 £9,000 Full
University of Wolverhampton Burton, Telford, Walsall, Wolverhampton 1992 (1969) 19,100 £9,000[19] Full
University of Worcester Worcester 1997 10,295 £9,000 Full
University of York York 1963 16,680 £9,000 Full
York St John University York 2006 (1841) 6,420 £9,000 Full

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Register of HE providers". HEFCE. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Glossary". HEFCE. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Higher Education Institution is a term defined by the Further and Higher Education Act 1992, meaning any UK University, higher education corporation or institution designated by Parliamentary Order as eligible to receive funding grants.[2] Note this does not include colleges of the University of London.
  4. ^ a b c "Register of HE providers". Higher Education Funding Council for England. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Table 3 Students by HE provider, level, mode and domicile". HESA. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Foundation & Undergraduate Tuition Fees 2015–16". Complete University Guide. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  7. ^ this information is taken from individual institution profiles on the HEFCE register.[4]
  8. ^ "Arden University". RDI (Arden University). Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Higher Education Review Aston University" (PDF). Quality Assurance Agency. April 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  10. ^ Listed as "Taught" on the HEFCE database. This would appear to be an error - the latest QAA report says Aston awards research degrees.[9]
  11. ^ Despite its name, UCB holds University status
  12. ^ "Undergraduate Tuition Fees 2015/16". University College Birmingham. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  13. ^ "Institutional Review: BPP University College of Professional Studies Ltd". Quality Assurance Agency. February 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  14. ^ Despite its name, Imperial holds University status
  15. ^ "institutes and activities" – does not include students at colleges of the University
  16. ^ "in England" – also has students in other parts of the UK
  17. ^ "History of Higher Education in Plymouth". University of Plymouth. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  18. ^ Alston Kennerley (2001). "Ch. 4 Plymouth School of Navigation". The Making of the University of Plymouth. ISBN 1841020699. 
  19. ^ "Fees and costs 2016/17". University of Wolverhampton. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 

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