100 Best universities for Chemistry in the United Kingdom

Below is a list of best universities in the United Kingdom ranked based on their research performance in Chemistry. A graph of 146M citations received by 5.15M academic papers made by 138 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 Cambridge

For Chemistry

#1 in Europe
#11 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Founded
1209

2. University of Oxford

For Chemistry

#2 in Europe
#18 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Founded
1096

3. Imperial College London

For Chemistry

#3 in Europe
#27 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
17,565
Founded
1907

4. University College London

For Chemistry

#4 in Europe
#37 in the World
Enrollment
42,000
Founded
1826

6. University of Edinburgh

For Chemistry

#11 in Europe
#75 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Founded
1583

7. University of Bristol

For Chemistry

#18 in Europe
#98 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
27,513
Founded
1909

9. University of Sheffield

For Chemistry

#27 in Europe
#121 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Founded
1905

10. University of Nottingham

For Chemistry

#28 in Europe
#122 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Founded
1948

12. King's College London

For Chemistry

#33 in Europe
#128 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Founded
1829

14. University of Southampton

For Chemistry

#38 in Europe
#141 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
21,335
Founded
1952

15. University of Liverpool

For Chemistry

#52 in Europe
#175 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
28,693
Founded
1881

16. Newcastle University

For Chemistry

#59 in Europe
#188 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Founded
1963

18. Cardiff University

For Chemistry

#92 in Europe
#274 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1997

19. University of Leicester

For Chemistry

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

20. University of Warwick

For Chemistry

#99 in Europe
#285 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
27,278
Founded
1965

21. Queen Mary University of London

For Chemistry

#100 in Europe
#291 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Founded
1989

23. University of Bath

For Chemistry

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

24. University of London

For Chemistry

#117 in Europe
#333 in the World
Enrollment
50,000
Founded
1836

25. Queen's University Belfast

For Chemistry

#119 in Europe
#335 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Founded
1849

26. University of York

For Chemistry

#121 in Europe
#337 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1963

27. University of Reading

For Chemistry

#123 in Europe
#342 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Founded
1892

28. University of Sussex

For Chemistry

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

29. University of St Andrews

For Chemistry

#142 in Europe
#379 in the World
Enrollment
10,425
Founded
1413

30. University of Strathclyde

For Chemistry

#144 in Europe
#383 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Founded
1964

31. Durham University

For Chemistry

#146 in Europe
#387 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
19,520
Founded
1832

33. University of Exeter

For Chemistry

#161 in Europe
#422 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Founded
1955

34. University of Surrey

For Chemistry

#168 in Europe
#441 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1966

35. Loughborough University

For Chemistry

#173 in Europe
#453 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
19,449
Founded
1966

36. University of East Anglia

For Chemistry

#175 in Europe
#455 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Founded
1963

37. Lancaster University

For Chemistry

#203 in Europe
#563 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Founded
1964

40. Cranfield University

For Chemistry

#226 in Europe
#636 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
4,825
Founded
1993

41. University of Hull

For Chemistry

#240 in Europe
#686 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Founded
1954

43. Aston University

For Chemistry

#254 in Europe
#726 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Founded
1895

44. Brunel University London

For Chemistry

#262 in Europe
#754 in the World
Acceptance Rate
54%
Founded
1966

46. Bangor University

For Chemistry

#268 in Europe
#774 in the World
Enrollment
11,270
Founded
1884

48. Aberystwyth University

For Chemistry

#289 in Europe
#829 in the World
Acceptance Rate
94%
Founded
1872

49. University of Bradford

For Chemistry

#292 in Europe
#836 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Founded
1966

50. Birkbeck, University of London

For Chemistry

#299 in Europe
#853 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Founded
1823

52. University of Salford

For Chemistry

#314 in Europe
#902 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Founded
1967

53. Ulster University

For Chemistry

#319 in Europe
#915 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Founded
1968

54. Royal Holloway, University of London

For Chemistry

#323 in Europe
#926 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Founded
1849

55. University of Plymouth

For Chemistry

#331 in Europe
#949 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Founded
1992

56. University of Stirling

For Chemistry

#367 in Europe
#1091 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
1967

59. University of Hertfordshire

For Chemistry

#389 in Europe
#1170 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Founded
1992

60. University of Portsmouth

For Chemistry

#403 in Europe
#1215 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Founded
1992

61. Manchester Metropolitan University

For Chemistry

#405 in Europe
#1220 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Founded
1992

62. Nottingham Trent University

For Chemistry

#416 in Europe
#1258 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Founded
1992

63. City, University of London

For Chemistry

#419 in Europe
#1269 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Founded
1966

64. University of the West of England

For Chemistry

#428 in Europe
#1306 in the World
Enrollment
30,732
Founded
1992

67. Oxford Brookes University

For Chemistry

#444 in Europe
#1387 in the World
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1865

69. University of Huddersfield

For Chemistry

#459 in Europe
#1474 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Founded
1992

70. Sheffield Hallam University

For Chemistry

#465 in Europe
#1489 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Founded
1992

71. Coventry University

For Chemistry

#478 in Europe
#1548 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
22,980
Founded
1992

72. University of Brighton

For Chemistry

#480 in Europe
#1553 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Founded
1992

74. Middlesex University

For Chemistry

#483 in Europe
#1562 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Founded
1973

75. University of Central Lancashire

For Chemistry

#505 in Europe
#1656 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Founded
1992

76. Royal Agricultural University

For Chemistry

#511 in Europe
#1685 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Enrollment
1,100
Founded
2013

77. Robert Gordon University

For Chemistry

#516 in Europe
#1707 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Founded
1992

78. Glasgow Caledonian University

For Chemistry

#522 in Europe
#1745 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Founded
1993

79. London South Bank University

For Chemistry

#531 in Europe
#1778 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Founded
1892

80. Kingston University

For Chemistry

#540 in Europe
#1810 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Founded
1992

82. Edinburgh Napier University

For Chemistry

#546 in Europe
#1833 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Founded
1992

83. University of South Wales

For Chemistry

#547 in Europe
#1838 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1841

84. University of Westminster

For Chemistry

#562 in Europe
#1933 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
19,000
Founded
1838

85. London Metropolitan University

For Chemistry

#605 in Europe
#2165 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Founded
1848

86. University of the West of Scotland

For Chemistry

#606 in Europe
#2173 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
15,555
Founded
1897

87. Bournemouth University

For Chemistry

#622 in Europe
#2290 in the World
Enrollment
14,293
Founded
1992

88. University of Lincoln

For Chemistry

#623 in Europe
#2292 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Founded
1992

89. Teesside University

For Chemistry

#632 in Europe
#2349 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Enrollment
19,290
Founded
1992

90. University of Sunderland

For Chemistry

#633 in Europe
#2351 in the World
Enrollment
19,090
Founded
1992

92. University of Bedfordshire

For Chemistry

#653 in Europe
#2461 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Founded
2006

93. Cardiff Metropolitan University

For Chemistry

#659 in Europe
#2474 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Founded
2011

94. Goldsmiths, University of London

For Chemistry

#677 in Europe
#2549 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Founded
1904

95. Staffordshire University

For Chemistry

#681 in Europe
#2561 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Founded
1992

96. University of Roehampton

For Chemistry

#682 in Europe
#2576 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Founded
2004

98. Leeds Beckett University

For Chemistry

#692 in Europe
#2639 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Founded
1992

99. Abertay University

For Chemistry

#698 in Europe
#2676 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Founded
1994

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