100 Best Materials Science schools in the United Kingdom

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Below is a list of best universities in the United Kingdom ranked based on their research performance in Materials Science. A graph of 146M citations received by 5.15M academic papers made by 129 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 Materials Science

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

2. Imperial College London

For Materials Science

#2 in Europe
#19 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
17,565
Founded
1907

4. University of Oxford

For Materials Science

#5 in Europe
#33 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Founded
1096

5. University of Southampton

For Materials Science

#15 in Europe
#87 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
21,335
Founded
1952

6. University College London

For Materials Science

#16 in Europe
#91 in the World
Enrollment
42,000
Founded
1826

7. University of Sheffield

For Materials Science

#18 in Europe
#99 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Founded
1905

8. University of Leeds

For Materials Science

#20 in Europe
#112 in the World
Founded
1904

9. University of Nottingham

For Materials Science

#23 in Europe
#118 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Founded
1948

11. University of Bristol

For Materials Science

#26 in Europe
#130 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
27,513
Founded
1909

12. University of Liverpool

For Materials Science

#40 in Europe
#173 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
28,693
Founded
1881

13. University of Edinburgh

For Materials Science

#45 in Europe
#189 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Founded
1583

15. University of Bath

For Materials Science

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

16. University of Warwick

For Materials Science

#67 in Europe
#252 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
27,278
Founded
1965

17. University of Strathclyde

For Materials Science

#74 in Europe
#265 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Founded
1964

18. King's College London

For Materials Science

#88 in Europe
#287 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Founded
1829

19. Loughborough University

For Materials Science

#89 in Europe
#288 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
19,449
Founded
1966

20. Durham University

For Materials Science

#90 in Europe
#291 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
19,520
Founded
1832

21. University of St Andrews

For Materials Science

#93 in Europe
#296 in the World
Enrollment
10,425
Founded
1413

22. Newcastle University

For Materials Science

#95 in Europe
#298 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Founded
1963

23. Cardiff University

For Materials Science

#104 in Europe
#316 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1997

24. University of Surrey

For Materials Science

#112 in Europe
#332 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1966

25. Queen's University Belfast

For Materials Science

#113 in Europe
#334 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Founded
1849

26. Queen Mary University of London

For Materials Science

#115 in Europe
#336 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Founded
1989

27. Cranfield University

For Materials Science

#133 in Europe
#391 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
4,825
Founded
1993

28. University of Exeter

For Materials Science

#139 in Europe
#402 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Founded
1955

29. University of York

For Materials Science

#142 in Europe
#406 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1963

30. University of Sussex

For Materials Science

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

31. University of Reading

For Materials Science

#152 in Europe
#433 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Founded
1892

32. University of Wales

For Materials Science

#158 in Europe
#444 in the World
Founded
1893

33. Swansea University

For Materials Science

#160 in Europe
#448 in the World
Founded
1920

34. University of Leicester

For Materials Science

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

35. University of London

For Materials Science

#177 in Europe
#495 in the World
Enrollment
50,000
Founded
1836

38. Brunel University London

For Materials Science

#194 in Europe
#535 in the World
Acceptance Rate
54%
Founded
1966

39. Lancaster University

For Materials Science

#201 in Europe
#551 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Founded
1964

40. University of East Anglia

For Materials Science

#210 in Europe
#563 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Founded
1963

41. University of Hull

For Materials Science

#217 in Europe
#588 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Founded
1954

42. Aston University

For Materials Science

#229 in Europe
#637 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Founded
1895

44. Bangor University

For Materials Science

#253 in Europe
#702 in the World
Enrollment
11,270
Founded
1884

45. University of Salford

For Materials Science

#275 in Europe
#755 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Founded
1967

46. University of Bradford

For Materials Science

#277 in Europe
#765 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Founded
1966

49. Ulster University

For Materials Science

#340 in Europe
#964 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Founded
1968

50. Keele University

For Materials Science

#345 in Europe
#977 in the World
Founded
1962

51. City, University of London

For Materials Science

#352 in Europe
#997 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Founded
1966

52. University of Plymouth

For Materials Science

#356 in Europe
#1022 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Founded
1992

53. Manchester Metropolitan University

For Materials Science

#375 in Europe
#1075 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Founded
1992

54. Birkbeck, University of London

For Materials Science

#382 in Europe
#1112 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Founded
1823

55. Aberystwyth University

For Materials Science

#386 in Europe
#1129 in the World
Acceptance Rate
94%
Founded
1872

56. Nottingham Trent University

For Materials Science

#390 in Europe
#1148 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Founded
1992

57. University of Portsmouth

For Materials Science

#395 in Europe
#1175 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Founded
1992

58. Sheffield Hallam University

For Materials Science

#396 in Europe
#1180 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Founded
1992

62. Royal Holloway, University of London

For Materials Science

#419 in Europe
#1278 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Founded
1849

63. Coventry University

For Materials Science

#425 in Europe
#1325 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
22,980
Founded
1992

64. University of Huddersfield

For Materials Science

#431 in Europe
#1362 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Founded
1992

66. University of Hertfordshire

For Materials Science

#439 in Europe
#1389 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Founded
1992

67. University of Brighton

For Materials Science

#448 in Europe
#1415 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Founded
1992

69. London School of Economics and Political Science

For Materials Science

#466 in Europe
#1484 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Founded
1895

70. London South Bank University

For Materials Science

#476 in Europe
#1511 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Founded
1892

71. University of Bolton

For Materials Science

#498 in Europe
#1618 in the World
Founded
2004

72. Oxford Brookes University

For Materials Science

#504 in Europe
#1647 in the World
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1865

73. Edinburgh Napier University

For Materials Science

#509 in Europe
#1658 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Founded
1992

74. University of the West of England

For Materials Science

#510 in Europe
#1662 in the World
Enrollment
30,732
Founded
1992

75. University of Central Lancashire

For Materials Science

#518 in Europe
#1709 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Founded
1992

76. University of Stirling

For Materials Science

#547 in Europe
#1815 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
1967

77. University of South Wales

For Materials Science

#549 in Europe
#1819 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
1841

78. London Metropolitan University

For Materials Science

#559 in Europe
#1869 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Founded
1848

79. Glasgow Caledonian University

For Materials Science

#561 in Europe
#1885 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Founded
1993

81. Kingston University

For Materials Science

#570 in Europe
#1921 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Founded
1992

82. Robert Gordon University

For Materials Science

#571 in Europe
#1947 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Founded
1992

83. University of the West of Scotland

For Materials Science

#582 in Europe
#1986 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
15,555
Founded
1897

84. Bournemouth University

For Materials Science

#586 in Europe
#2000 in the World
Enrollment
14,293
Founded
1992

85. Teesside University

For Materials Science

#593 in Europe
#2027 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Enrollment
19,290
Founded
1992

86. University of Westminster

For Materials Science

#594 in Europe
#2029 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
19,000
Founded
1838

88. Middlesex University

For Materials Science

#626 in Europe
#2188 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Founded
1973

89. London Business School

For Materials Science

#660 in Europe
#2349 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Founded
1964

91. University of Lincoln

For Materials Science

#699 in Europe
#2559 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Founded
1992

92. Staffordshire University

For Materials Science

#704 in Europe
#2581 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Founded
1992

93. Royal Agricultural University

For Materials Science

#707 in Europe
#2589 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Enrollment
1,100
Founded
2013

94. University of Sunderland

For Materials Science

#712 in Europe
#2606 in the World
Enrollment
19,090
Founded
1992

95. University of Derby

For Materials Science

#723 in Europe
#2686 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Enrollment
25,000
Founded
1992

96. Leeds Beckett University

For Materials Science

#727 in Europe
#2710 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Founded
1992

97. University of Bedfordshire

For Materials Science

#739 in Europe
#2782 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Founded
2006

98. University of Northampton

For Materials Science

#761 in Europe
#2881 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Founded
2005

99. Abertay University

For Materials Science

#773 in Europe
#2943 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Founded
1994

100. Anglia Ruskin University

For Materials Science

#799 in Europe
#3050 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Founded
1858

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