100 Best universities for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United Kingdom

Below is the list of best universities in the United Kingdom ranked based on their research performance in Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. A graph of 19.7M citations received by 675K 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.

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#1 in the United Kingdom
#1 in Europe
#2 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1096

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#2 in the United Kingdom
#2 in Europe
#5 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1209

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#3 in the United Kingdom
#3 in Europe
#16 in the World
Enrollment
42,000
Founded
1826

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#4 in the United Kingdom
#4 in Europe
#23 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1583

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#5 in the United Kingdom
#5 in Europe
#30 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1824

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#6 in the United Kingdom
#6 in Europe
#32 in the World
Enrollment
170,000
Founded
1836

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#7 in the United Kingdom
#7 in Europe
#38 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1829

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#8 in the United Kingdom
#9 in Europe
#44 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1895

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#9 in the United Kingdom
#10 in Europe
#54 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1948

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#10 in the United Kingdom
#11 in Europe
#56 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1900

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#11 in the United Kingdom
#13 in Europe
#60 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1905

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#12 in the United Kingdom
#15 in Europe
#63 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
23,590
Founded
1909

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#13 in the United Kingdom
#16 in Europe
#67 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
27,278
Founded
1965

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#14 in the United Kingdom
#18 in Europe
#69 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1904

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#15 in the United Kingdom
#19 in Europe
#70 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1451

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#16 in the United Kingdom
#21 in Europe
#76 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1997

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#17 in the United Kingdom
#22 in Europe
#77 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
19,520
Founded
1832

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#18 in the United Kingdom
#25 in Europe
#82 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1964

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#19 in the United Kingdom
#27 in Europe
#88 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
17,565
Founded
1907

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#20 in the United Kingdom
#29 in Europe
#98 in the World
Enrollment
17,319
Male:Female
44:56
Founded
1961

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#21 in the United Kingdom
#31 in Europe
#103 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#22 in the United Kingdom
#32 in Europe
#106 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
21,335
Founded
1952

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#23 in the United Kingdom
#33 in Europe
#109 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1955

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#24 in the United Kingdom
#35 in Europe
#114 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
28,693
Founded
1881

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#25 in the United Kingdom
#36 in Europe
#115 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
24,409
Male:Female
46:54
Founded
1957

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#26 in the United Kingdom
#41 in Europe
#124 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1963

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#27 in the United Kingdom
#44 in Europe
#142 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1989

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#28 in the United Kingdom
#45 in Europe
#143 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1495

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#29 in the United Kingdom
#46 in Europe
#147 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#30 in the United Kingdom
#48 in Europe
#151 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1966

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#31 in the United Kingdom
#51 in Europe
#173 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1892

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#32 in the United Kingdom
#60 in Europe
#191 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1964

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#33 in the United Kingdom
#63 in Europe
#195 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1413

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#34 in the United Kingdom
#64 in Europe
#196 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1965

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#35 in the United Kingdom
#69 in Europe
#206 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1849

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#36 in the United Kingdom
#72 in Europe
#221 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
1967

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#37 in the United Kingdom
#73 in Europe
#227 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1962

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#38 in the United Kingdom
#75 in Europe
#235 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1966

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#39 in the United Kingdom
#81 in Europe
#252 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
18,857
Male:Female
53:47
Founded
1966

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#40 in the United Kingdom
#86 in Europe
#261 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1964

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#41 in the United Kingdom
#87 in Europe
#266 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1967

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#42 in the United Kingdom
#93 in Europe
#282 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1966

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#43 in the United Kingdom
#94 in Europe
#283 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1849

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#44 in the United Kingdom
#96 in Europe
#288 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1954

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#45 in the United Kingdom
#97 in Europe
#289 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#46 in the United Kingdom
#101 in Europe
#304 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1968

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#47 in the United Kingdom
#103 in Europe
#312 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#48 in the United Kingdom
#111 in Europe
#329 in the World
Enrollment
30,732
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#49 in the United Kingdom
#113 in Europe
#332 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1823

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#50 in the United Kingdom
#119 in Europe
#342 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1920

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#51 in the United Kingdom
#121 in Europe
#346 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#52 in the United Kingdom
#127 in Europe
#356 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#53 in the United Kingdom
#131 in Europe
#367 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#54 in the United Kingdom
#135 in Europe
#377 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#55 in the United Kingdom
#140 in Europe
#387 in the World
Enrollment
8,200
Founded
1916

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#56 in the United Kingdom
#148 in Europe
#402 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1904

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#57 in the United Kingdom
#149 in Europe
#403 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1967

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#58 in the United Kingdom
#150 in Europe
#404 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1865

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#59 in the United Kingdom
#152 in Europe
#408 in the World
Acceptance Rate
94%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1872

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#60 in the United Kingdom
#156 in Europe
#424 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1973

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#61 in the United Kingdom
#157 in Europe
#425 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
19,000
Founded
1838

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#62 in the United Kingdom
#158 in Europe
#427 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#63 in the United Kingdom
#159 in Europe
#428 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1966

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#64 in the United Kingdom
#160 in Europe
#429 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#65 in the United Kingdom
#161 in Europe
#431 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1895

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#66 in the United Kingdom
#162 in Europe
#432 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1966

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#67 in the United Kingdom
#164 in Europe
#434 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#68 in the United Kingdom
#166 in Europe
#440 in the World
Enrollment
11,270
Founded
1884

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#69 in the United Kingdom
#167 in Europe
#445 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#70 in the United Kingdom
#171 in Europe
#461 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#71 in the United Kingdom
#181 in Europe
#479 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#72 in the United Kingdom
#184 in Europe
#490 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#73 in the United Kingdom
#189 in Europe
#495 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#74 in the United Kingdom
#193 in Europe
#503 in the World
Enrollment
14,293
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#75 in the United Kingdom
#195 in Europe
#507 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1893

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#76 in the United Kingdom
#201 in Europe
#525 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#77 in the United Kingdom
#208 in Europe
#560 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
22,980
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#78 in the United Kingdom
#216 in Europe
#572 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1890

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#79 in the United Kingdom
#217 in Europe
#574 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1993

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#80 in the United Kingdom
#218 in Europe
#580 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2004

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#81 in the United Kingdom
#224 in Europe
#594 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1993

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#82 in the United Kingdom
#247 in Europe
#653 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1848

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#83 in the United Kingdom
#254 in Europe
#671 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2005

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#84 in the United Kingdom
#255 in Europe
#673 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1892

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#85 in the United Kingdom
#258 in Europe
#681 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#86 in the United Kingdom
#261 in Europe
#690 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#87 in the United Kingdom
#265 in Europe
#702 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#88 in the United Kingdom
#269 in Europe
#711 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1966

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#89 in the United Kingdom
#270 in Europe
#713 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1858

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#90 in the United Kingdom
#282 in Europe
#754 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1733

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#91 in the United Kingdom
#283 in Europe
#756 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#92 in the United Kingdom
#287 in Europe
#770 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#93 in the United Kingdom
#297 in Europe
#799 in the World
Enrollment
19,090
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#94 in the United Kingdom
#298 in Europe
#800 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1964

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#95 in the United Kingdom
#313 in Europe
#845 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2006

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#96 in the United Kingdom
#317 in Europe
#853 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1841

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#97 in the United Kingdom
#320 in Europe
#864 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#98 in the United Kingdom
#330 in Europe
#905 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
15,555
Founded
1897

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#99 in the United Kingdom
#345 in Europe
#944 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2005

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#100 in the United Kingdom
#354 in Europe
#968 in the World
Acceptance Rate
28%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2006

The best cities to study Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United Kingdom based on the number of universities and their ranks are Oxford, Cambridge, London, and Edinburgh.