List of universities in England

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As of August 2017, there were 109 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 other Higher Education Institutions[Note 1] 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.[3]

Universities[edit]

'Established' refers to the date when an institution was established as a university. Where two dates are listed below the first gives the year the institution became a University while the second (in parentheses) 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. If only a dash and a year in parentheses is given, the institution is either a university college or a college of the University of London and the date in parentheses refers to the year of its establishment.

'Number of students' is the total number of higher education students from the Higher Education Statistics Agency tables for 2015/16 for publicly-funded universities and the University of Buckingham.[4] HESA statistics do not cover other private universities or private university colleges; student numbers for such institutions (where given) are referenced in the table.

'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 2017-18 (except where otherwise referenced).[5] 'p/g only' means the university is listed by HEFCE as providing postgraduate courses only, so has no undergraduate tuition fees.[3]

'Degree powers' refers to whether the university has the power to award all degrees, degrees of the University of London, or taught degrees.[Note 2] Institutions with only foundation degree awarding powers are not eligible for university or university college title.

University Location Established Number of students Tuition fee Degree powers
AECC University College Bournemouth 1965 - - Taught
Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough 1992 (1858) 20,935 £9,250 Full
Arden University Coventry (distance learning) 2015 (1990) 8,000[6] - (private) Taught
Arts University Bournemouth Poole 2012 (1885) 3,240 £9,250 Taught
University of the Arts London London 2004 18,205 £9,250 Full
Aston University Birmingham 1966 (1895) 12,495 £9,250 Full[Note 3]
University of Bath Bath 1966 16,155 £9,250 Full
Bath Spa University Bath 2005 (1852) 7,630 £9,250 Full
University of Bedfordshire Bedford, Luton, Milton Keynes 2006 14,400 £9,250 Full
University of Birmingham Birmingham 1900 33,830 £9,250 Full
University College Birmingham[Note 4] Birmingham 2012 (1957) 5,025 £9,076[8] Taught
Birmingham City University Birmingham 1992 (1843) 24,065 £9,250 Full
Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln 2012 (1862) 2,235 £9,250 Taught
University of Bolton Bolton 2004 (1982) 6,320 £9,250 Full
Bournemouth University Bournemouth, Poole 1992 19,045 £9,250 Full
BPP University Abingdon, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester 2013 (1992) 6,780[9] - (private) Taught
University of Bradford Bradford 1966 (1957) 11,215 £9,250 Full
University of Brighton Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings 1992 (1859) 21,135 £9,250 Full
University of Bristol Bristol 1909 (1876) 21,905 £9,250 Full
Brunel University London Uxbridge (London) 1966 14,165 £9,250 Full
University of Buckingham Buckingham 1983 (1973) 2,400 £12,444 (private) Full
Buckinghamshire New University High Wycombe, Uxbridge (London) 2007 (1999) 8,580 £7,8-9,250 Taught
University of Cambridge Cambridge 1209 19,660 £9,250 Full
Canterbury Christ Church University Broadstairs, Canterbury, Medway, Tunbridge Wells 2005 (1977) 16,055 £9,250 Full
University of Central Lancashire Preston 1992 (1828) 24,460 £9,250 Full
University of Chester Chester, Warrington 2005 (1839) 14,915 £9,250 Full
University of Chichester Chichester 2005 (1977) 5,520 £6,000–9,250 Full
Coventry University Coventry 1992 (1843) 29,430 £6,009–9,250 Full
Cranfield University Cranfield, Shrivenham 1993 (1946) 3,980 p/g only Full
University for the Creative Arts Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone, Rochester 2005 4,805 £9,250 Taught
University of Cumbria Ambleside, Barrow, Carlisle, Lancaster, Penrith, Tower Hamlets (London) 2007 8,790 £9,250 Taught
De Montfort University Leicester 1992 (1969) 20,905 £9,250 Full
University of Derby Derby 1992 (1977) 16,300 £9,250 Full
Durham University Durham, Stockton 1832 17,810 £9,250 Full
University of East Anglia Norwich 1963 16,145 £9,250 Full
University of East London Newham (London) 1992 (1970) 13,630 £9,250 Full
Edge Hill University Ormskirk 2006 (1959) 15,540 £9,250 Full
University of Essex Colchester 1964 13,795 £9,250 Full
University College of Estate Management Reading – (1919) - (private) Taught
University of Exeter Exeter, Penryn 1955 (1922) 21,670 £9,250 Full
Falmouth University Falmouth, Penryn 2012 (1902) 4,655 £9,250 Taught
University of Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Gloucester 2001 (1998) 7,835 £9,250 Full
University of Greenwich Chatham, Greenwich (London) 1992 (1890) 20,645 £9,250 Full
Harper Adams University Edgmond 2012 (1901) 5,575 £9,250 Full
University of Hertfordshire Hatfield 1992 (1952) 24,655 £9,250 Full
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield 1992 (1825) 19,270 £9,250 Full
University of Hull Hull, Scarborough 1954 (1927) 16,305 £9,250 Full
Imperial College London[Note 5] South Kensington (London) 2007 (1907) 17,035 £9,250 Full
Keele University Keele 1962 (1949) 10,120 £9,250 Full
University of Kent Canterbury, Medway, Tonbridge, Athens, Brussels, Paris, Rome 1965 19,670 £9,250 Full
Kingston University Kingston upon Thames 1992 (1899) 20,885 £9,250 Full
Lancaster University Lancaster 1964 13,115 £9,250 Full
University of Law Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Leeds, London 2012 16,000[citation needed] £6,165-9,000[10] Taught
University of Leeds Leeds 1904 31,790 £9,250 Full
Leeds Arts University Leeds 2017 (1846)[11] 1,320 Taught
Leeds Beckett University Leeds 1992 (1970) 25,920 £9,250 Full
Leeds Trinity University Leeds 2012 (1966) 3,715 £9,250 Taught
University of Leicester Leicester 1957 (1921) 17,825 £9,250 Full
University of Lincoln Lincoln 1992 13,475 £9,250 Full
University of Liverpool Liverpool 1903 24,775 £9,250 Full
Liverpool Hope University Liverpool 2005 (1844) 4,940 £9,250 Full
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool 1992 (1892) 21,875 £9,250 Full
University of London London, Paris 1836 195[Note 6] - (Fees set by colleges) Full
University of LondonBirkbeck, University of London London – (1823) 12,245 £9,250 Full, London
University of LondonCity, University of London London – (1894) 18,995 £9,250 Full, London
University of LondonCourtauld Institute of Art London – (1932) 505 £9,250 London
University of LondonGoldsmiths, University of London London – (1904) 8,525 £9,250 Full, London
University of LondonHeythrop College London – (1614) 560 No longer admitting students[12] Full, London
University of LondonInstitute of Cancer Research London – (1909) 275 p/g only London
University of LondonKing's College London London – (1829) founding college 28,900 £9,250 Full, London
University of LondonLondon Business School London – (1964) 2,075 p/g only Full, London
University of LondonLondon School of Economics London – (1895) 10,440 £9,250 Full, London
University of LondonLondon School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine London – (1899) 1,210 p/g only Full, London
University of LondonQueen Mary, University of London London – (1887) 17,140 £9,250 Full, London
University of LondonRoyal Academy of Music London – (1822) 760 £9,250 Taught, London
University of LondonRoyal Central School of Speech and Drama London – (1906) 1,045 £9,250 London
University of LondonRoyal Holloway, University of London Surrey – (1849) 9,985 £9,250 Full, London
University of LondonRoyal Veterinary College London, Hertfordshire – (1791) 2,290 £9,250 Full, London
University of LondonSt George's, University of London London – (1733) 5,925 £9,250 Full, London
University of LondonSchool of Oriental and African Studies London – (1916) 6,070 £9,250 Full, London
University of LondonUniversity College London London – (1826) founding college 37,135 £9,250 Full, London
London Institute of Banking & Finance[Note 7] London – (1879) - - (private) Taught
London Metropolitan University London 2002 12,865 £6,750-9,250 Full
London South Bank University Southwark (London) 1992 (1892) 17,605 £9,000 Full
Loughborough University Loughborough 1966 16,950 £9,250 Full
University of Manchester Manchester 2004 (1824) 39,700 £9,250 Full
Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester 1992 (1970) 32,485 £9,250 Full
Middlesex University Hendon (London) 1992 (1973) 19,110 £9,250 Full
Newcastle University Newcastle 1963 (1834) 23,795 £9,250 Full
Newman University Birmingham 2012 (1968) 2,810 £9,250 Taught
University of Northampton Northampton 2005 (1975) 12,985 £9,250 Full
Northumbria University Newcastle 1992 (1892) 27,165 £9,250 Full
Norwich University of the Arts Norwich 2012 (1845) 1,995 £9,250 Taught
University of Nottingham Nottingham 1948 (1881) 32,125 £9,250 Full
Nottingham Trent University Nottingham 1992 (1843) 27,920 £9,250 Full
Open University Milton Keynes 1969 101,490[Note 8] - Full
University of Oxford Oxford 1096 24,860 £9,250 Full
Oxford Brookes University Oxford 1992 (1970) 17,840 £9,250 Full
Plymouth University Plymouth 1992 (1862)[13][14] 23,155 £9,250 Full
University of Portsmouth Portsmouth 1992 (1960) 22,060 £9,250 Full
University of Reading Reading 1926 (1892) 14,980 £9,250 Full
Regent's University London London 2013 (1984) - (private) Taught
Roehampton University Roehampton (London) 2004 (1841) 8,750 £9,250 Taught
Royal Agricultural University Cirencester 2012 (1845) 1,200 £9,250 Taught
University of Salford Salford 1992 (1967) 20,520 £9,250 Full
University of Sheffield Sheffield 1905 27,925 £9,250 Full
Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield 1992 31,485 £9,250 Full
University of Southampton Southampton 1952 (1902) 24,875 £9,250 Full
Southampton Solent University Southampton 2005 (1984) 11,285 £9,250 Full
University of St Mark & St John Plymouth 2012 (1923) 2,365 £9,250 Taught
St Mary's University, Twickenham Strawberry Hill (London) 2014 (1850) 5,535 £9,250 Taught
Staffordshire University Lichfield, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Stoke 1992 15,860 £9,250 Full
University of Suffolk Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft 2016 (2007) 5,030 £9,250 Taught
University of Sunderland Sunderland 1992 (1901) 12,995 £9,250 Full
University of Surrey Guildford 1966 (1891) 15,050 £9,250 Full
University of Sussex Falmer 1961 15,155 £9,250 Full
Teesside University Darlington, Middlesbrough 1992 (1930) 18,575 £9,250 Full
University of Warwick Coventry 1965 24,665 £9,250 Full
University of West London Brentford, Ealing (both London), Reading 1992 10,410 £9,250 Full
University of the West of England Bristol 1992 (1970) 27,715 £9,250 Full
University of Westminster London 1992 (1838) 20,195 £9,250 Full
University of Winchester Winchester 2005 (1840) 7,540 £9,250 Full
University of Wolverhampton Burton, Telford, Walsall, Wolverhampton 1992 (1969) 19,790 £9,250[15] Full
University of Worcester Worcester 1997 10,455 £9,250 Full
Writtle University College Chelmsford – (1893) 805 £9,250 Taught
University of York York 1963 17,155 £9,250 Full
York St John University York 2006 (1841) 5,980 £9,250 Full

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ This information is taken from individual institution profiles on the HEFCE register.[3]
  3. ^ Listed as "Taught" on the HEFCE database. This would appear to be an error - the latest QAA report says Aston awards research degrees.[7]
  4. ^ Despite its name, UCB holds University status
  5. ^ Despite its name, Imperial holds University status
  6. ^ "institutes and activities" – does not include students at colleges of the University
  7. ^ Holds university college status
  8. ^ "in England" – also has students in other parts of the UK

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Register of HE providers". HEFCE. Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Glossary". HEFCE. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Register of HE providers". Higher Education Funding Council for England. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "2015/16 Students by HE provider, level, mode and domicile" (XLSX). Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Foundation & Undergraduate Tuition Fees 2017–18". Complete University Guide. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "Arden University". RDI (Arden University). Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Higher Education Review Aston University" (PDF). Quality Assurance Agency. April 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Full-Time Tuition Fees and Finance". University College Birmingham. 2017/18. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  9. ^ "Institutional Review: BPP University College of Professional Studies Ltd". Quality Assurance Agency. February 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Undergraduate Course Fees". University of Law. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  11. ^ "Leeds Arts University established as Leeds College of Art gains university status!". Leeds Arts University. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2017. 
  12. ^ "Statement from the Principal". Heythrop College. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  13. ^ "History of Higher Education in Plymouth". University of Plymouth. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  14. ^ Alston Kennerley (2001). "Ch. 4 Plymouth School of Navigation". The Making of the University of Plymouth. ISBN 1841020699. 
  15. ^ "Fees and costs 2017/18". University of Wolverhampton. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 

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