100 Best Business schools in the United Kingdom

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EduRank

Below is a list of best universities in the United Kingdom ranked based on their research performance in Business. A graph of 146M citations received by 5.15M academic papers made by 142 universities in the United Kingdom was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

1. University of Oxford

For Business

#1 in Europe
#14 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Founded
1096

2. University of Cambridge

For Business

#2 in Europe
#21 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Founded
1209

4. Imperial College London

For Business

#4 in Europe
#44 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
17,565
Founded
1907

5. University College London

For Business

#5 in Europe
#46 in the World
Enrollment
42,000
Founded
1826

7. University of Sheffield

For Business

#8 in Europe
#56 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Founded
1905

8. University of Nottingham

For Business

#11 in Europe
#64 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Founded
1948

9. University of Warwick

For Business

#13 in Europe
#66 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
27,278
Founded
1965

10. University of Edinburgh

For Business

#14 in Europe
#78 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Founded
1583

13. University of Southampton

For Business

#19 in Europe
#93 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
21,335
Founded
1952

14. King's College London

For Business

#21 in Europe
#100 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Founded
1829

15. Cardiff University

For Business

#25 in Europe
#108 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1997

16. Loughborough University

For Business

#28 in Europe
#114 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
19,449
Founded
1966

18. Lancaster University

For Business

#35 in Europe
#133 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Founded
1964

19. University of Strathclyde

For Business

#37 in Europe
#138 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Founded
1964

20. University of Bristol

For Business

#38 in Europe
#140 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
27,513
Founded
1909

21. Newcastle University

For Business

#40 in Europe
#147 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Founded
1963

22. University of Sussex

For Business

#41 in Europe
#148 in the World
Enrollment
17,319
Male:Female
44:56
Founded
1961

23. University of York

For Business

#48 in Europe
#166 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1963

24. Cranfield University

For Business

#50 in Europe
#173 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
4,825
Founded
1993

25. University of Liverpool

For Business

#54 in Europe
#180 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
28,693
Founded
1881

26. London Business School

For Business

#56 in Europe
#183 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Founded
1964

27. University of Reading

For Business

#57 in Europe
#184 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Founded
1892

28. Durham University

For Business

#58 in Europe
#185 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
19,520
Founded
1832

29. University of Bath

For Business

#59 in Europe
#190 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Enrollment
18,857
Male:Female
53:47
Founded
1966

30. University of Exeter

For Business

#62 in Europe
#205 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Founded
1955

31. University of Surrey

For Business

#63 in Europe
#207 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1966

32. Brunel University London

For Business

#72 in Europe
#227 in the World
Acceptance Rate
54%
Founded
1966

33. University of Leicester

For Business

#77 in Europe
#243 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
24,409
Male:Female
46:54
Founded
1957

34. University of London

For Business

#78 in Europe
#244 in the World
Enrollment
50,000
Founded
1836

35. Queen Mary University of London

For Business

#81 in Europe
#253 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Founded
1989

37. City, University of London

For Business

#87 in Europe
#275 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Founded
1966

38. University of East Anglia

For Business

#89 in Europe
#282 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Founded
1963

43. University of Bradford

For Business

#131 in Europe
#369 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Founded
1966

44. University of Stirling

For Business

#132 in Europe
#370 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
1967

45. Aston University

For Business

#139 in Europe
#389 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Founded
1895

47. University of Salford

For Business

#147 in Europe
#409 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Founded
1967

48. University of St Andrews

For Business

#155 in Europe
#430 in the World
Enrollment
10,425
Founded
1413

49. Ulster University

For Business

#156 in Europe
#431 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Founded
1968

50. University of Hull

For Business

#163 in Europe
#444 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Founded
1954

55. University of Plymouth

For Business

#176 in Europe
#485 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Founded
1992

56. Birkbeck, University of London

For Business

#184 in Europe
#508 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Founded
1823

57. Royal Holloway, University of London

For Business

#186 in Europe
#517 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Founded
1849

58. Bournemouth University

For Business

#189 in Europe
#527 in the World
Enrollment
14,293
Founded
1992

59. University of Portsmouth

For Business

#196 in Europe
#540 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Founded
1992

62. Nottingham Trent University

For Business

#206 in Europe
#567 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Founded
1992

63. Sheffield Hallam University

For Business

#211 in Europe
#581 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Founded
1992

66. Coventry University

For Business

#229 in Europe
#606 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
22,980
Founded
1992

67. Oxford Brookes University

For Business

#232 in Europe
#614 in the World
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1865

68. University of Westminster

For Business

#235 in Europe
#624 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
19,000
Founded
1838

69. Bangor University

For Business

#236 in Europe
#627 in the World
Enrollment
11,270
Founded
1884

70. University of Huddersfield

For Business

#242 in Europe
#641 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Founded
1992

71. Glasgow Caledonian University

For Business

#254 in Europe
#666 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Founded
1993

72. University of South Wales

For Business

#255 in Europe
#668 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1841

73. Middlesex University

For Business

#258 in Europe
#672 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Founded
1973

74. Leeds Beckett University

For Business

#272 in Europe
#697 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Founded
1992

75. University of Hertfordshire

For Business

#273 in Europe
#698 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Founded
1992

76. University of Brighton

For Business

#276 in Europe
#704 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Founded
1992

79. University of Central Lancashire

For Business

#304 in Europe
#788 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Founded
1992

80. Edinburgh Napier University

For Business

#326 in Europe
#836 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Founded
1992

81. Kingston University

For Business

#333 in Europe
#849 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Founded
1992

82. London Metropolitan University

For Business

#340 in Europe
#863 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Founded
1848

83. London South Bank University

For Business

#354 in Europe
#905 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Founded
1892

84. Aberystwyth University

For Business

#357 in Europe
#915 in the World
Acceptance Rate
94%
Founded
1872

85. Goldsmiths, University of London

For Business

#362 in Europe
#925 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Founded
1904

86. Robert Gordon University

For Business

#364 in Europe
#932 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Founded
1992

87. Staffordshire University

For Business

#381 in Europe
#981 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Founded
1992

88. University of Lincoln

For Business

#386 in Europe
#993 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Founded
1992

90. University of Bedfordshire

For Business

#398 in Europe
#1028 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Founded
2006

91. Teesside University

For Business

#400 in Europe
#1034 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Enrollment
19,290
Founded
1992

92. SOAS, University of London

For Business

#404 in Europe
#1053 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
8,200
Founded
1916

94. Anglia Ruskin University

For Business

#417 in Europe
#1088 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Founded
1858

95. University of Derby

For Business

#443 in Europe
#1171 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Enrollment
25,000
Founded
1992

96. University of the West of Scotland

For Business

#446 in Europe
#1175 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
15,555
Founded
1897

97. Birmingham City University

For Business

#451 in Europe
#1187 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Founded
1992

98. University of Sunderland

For Business

#464 in Europe
#1241 in the World
Enrollment
19,090
Founded
1992

99. Cardiff Metropolitan University

For Business

#467 in Europe
#1259 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Founded
2011

100. Edge Hill University

For Business

#480 in Europe
#1313 in the World
Acceptance Rate
28%
Founded
2006

The best cities to study Business in the United Kingdom based on the number of universities and their ranks are Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, and London.