100 Best universities for Physics in the United Kingdom

Below is the list of best universities in the United Kingdom ranked based on their research performance in Physics. A graph of 19.4M citations received by 493K academic papers made by 106 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 Physics

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

For Physics

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

For Physics

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

For Physics

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

For Physics

#5 in the United Kingdom
#10 in Europe
#68 in the World
Enrollment
42,000
Founded
1826

For Physics

#6 in the United Kingdom
#11 in Europe
#69 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
21,335
Founded
1952

For Physics

#7 in the United Kingdom
#15 in Europe
#80 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
19,520
Founded
1832

For Physics

#8 in the United Kingdom
#23 in Europe
#114 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1948

For Physics

#9 in the United Kingdom
#26 in Europe
#127 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1905

For Physics

#10 in the United Kingdom
#27 in Europe
#130 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1900

For Physics

#11 in the United Kingdom
#29 in Europe
#135 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
23,590
Founded
1909

For Physics

#12 in the United Kingdom
#37 in Europe
#160 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1904

For Physics

#13 in the United Kingdom
#46 in Europe
#180 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1451

For Physics

#14 in the United Kingdom
#49 in Europe
#184 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1583

For Physics

#15 in the United Kingdom
#55 in Europe
#199 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
28,693
Founded
1881

For Physics

#16 in the United Kingdom
#62 in Europe
#215 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1413

For Physics

#17 in the United Kingdom
#75 in Europe
#242 in the World
Acceptance Rate
44%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1989

For Physics

#18 in the United Kingdom
#78 in Europe
#245 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
27,278
Founded
1965

For Physics

#19 in the United Kingdom
#82 in Europe
#255 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
18,857
Male:Female
53:47
Founded
1966

For Physics

#20 in the United Kingdom
#85 in Europe
#261 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1997

For Physics

#21 in the United Kingdom
#91 in Europe
#271 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1849

For Physics

#22 in the United Kingdom
#103 in Europe
#299 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
24,409
Male:Female
46:54
Founded
1957

For Physics

#23 in the United Kingdom
#105 in Europe
#302 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1966

For Physics

#24 in the United Kingdom
#106 in Europe
#303 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
16,900
Founded
1966

For Physics

#25 in the United Kingdom
#109 in Europe
#312 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1964

For Physics

#26 in the United Kingdom
#110 in Europe
#314 in the World
Enrollment
17,319
Male:Female
44:56
Founded
1961

For Physics

#27 in the United Kingdom
#111 in Europe
#315 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1829

For Physics

#28 in the United Kingdom
#120 in Europe
#337 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1955

For Physics

#29 in the United Kingdom
#127 in Europe
#361 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1966

For Physics

#30 in the United Kingdom
#142 in Europe
#399 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963

For Physics

#31 in the United Kingdom
#156 in Europe
#442 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1964

For Physics

#32 in the United Kingdom
#160 in Europe
#449 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1993

For Physics

#33 in the United Kingdom
#162 in Europe
#452 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1963

For Physics

#34 in the United Kingdom
#171 in Europe
#476 in the World
Enrollment
170,000
Founded
1836

For Physics

#35 in the United Kingdom
#181 in Europe
#499 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1920

For Physics

#36 in the United Kingdom
#190 in Europe
#524 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1895

For Physics

#37 in the United Kingdom
#192 in Europe
#533 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1954

For Physics

#38 in the United Kingdom
#193 in Europe
#535 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1962

For Physics

#39 in the United Kingdom
#201 in Europe
#560 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1892

For Physics

#40 in the United Kingdom
#207 in Europe
#574 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1966

For Physics

#41 in the United Kingdom
#212 in Europe
#583 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1965

For Physics

#42 in the United Kingdom
#213 in Europe
#590 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1967

For Physics

#43 in the United Kingdom
#229 in Europe
#636 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#44 in the United Kingdom
#243 in Europe
#672 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1495

For Physics

#45 in the United Kingdom
#263 in Europe
#729 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1967

For Physics

#46 in the United Kingdom
#272 in Europe
#750 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1966

For Physics

#47 in the United Kingdom
#276 in Europe
#767 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#48 in the United Kingdom
#282 in Europe
#794 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963

For Physics

#49 in the United Kingdom
#284 in Europe
#799 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1964

For Physics

#50 in the United Kingdom
#321 in Europe
#910 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#51 in the United Kingdom
#322 in Europe
#911 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1893

For Physics

#52 in the United Kingdom
#324 in Europe
#934 in the World
Enrollment
11,270
Founded
1884

For Physics

#53 in the United Kingdom
#334 in Europe
#963 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1966

For Physics

#54 in the United Kingdom
#338 in Europe
#989 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1968

For Physics

#55 in the United Kingdom
#342 in Europe
#998 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#56 in the United Kingdom
#344 in Europe
#1004 in the World
Acceptance Rate
94%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1872

For Physics

#57 in the United Kingdom
#350 in Europe
#1021 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1849

For Physics

#58 in the United Kingdom
#352 in Europe
#1028 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#59 in the United Kingdom
#355 in Europe
#1043 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#60 in the United Kingdom
#357 in Europe
#1046 in the World
Acceptance Rate
72%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#61 in the United Kingdom
#360 in Europe
#1051 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1823

For Physics

#62 in the United Kingdom
#364 in Europe
#1076 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#63 in the United Kingdom
#371 in Europe
#1117 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#64 in the United Kingdom
#374 in Europe
#1141 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#65 in the United Kingdom
#389 in Europe
#1214 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1892

For Physics

#66 in the United Kingdom
#398 in Europe
#1254 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1890

For Physics

#67 in the United Kingdom
#400 in Europe
#1268 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
22,980
Founded
1992

For Physics

#68 in the United Kingdom
#401 in Europe
#1269 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#69 in the United Kingdom
#414 in Europe
#1344 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#70 in the United Kingdom
#459 in Europe
#1505 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
1967

For Physics

#71 in the United Kingdom
#471 in Europe
#1551 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#72 in the United Kingdom
#481 in Europe
#1598 in the World
Enrollment
30,732
Founded
1992

For Physics

#73 in the United Kingdom
#485 in Europe
#1618 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1993

For Physics

#74 in the United Kingdom
#496 in Europe
#1654 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#75 in the United Kingdom
#497 in Europe
#1668 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1841

For Physics

#76 in the United Kingdom
#505 in Europe
#1703 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
2004

For Physics

#77 in the United Kingdom
#512 in Europe
#1726 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2006

For Physics

#78 in the United Kingdom
#518 in Europe
#1769 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
15,555
Founded
1897

For Physics

#79 in the United Kingdom
#530 in Europe
#1829 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#80 in the United Kingdom
#539 in Europe
#1877 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1865

For Physics

#81 in the United Kingdom
#561 in Europe
#2048 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#82 in the United Kingdom
#579 in Europe
#2133 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#83 in the United Kingdom
#580 in Europe
#2136 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
19,000
Founded
1838

For Physics

#84 in the United Kingdom
#594 in Europe
#2182 in the World
Enrollment
14,293
Founded
1992

For Physics

#85 in the United Kingdom
#615 in Europe
#2326 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1791

For Physics

#86 in the United Kingdom
#617 in Europe
#2336 in the World
Enrollment
19,090
Founded
1992

For Physics

#87 in the United Kingdom
#629 in Europe
#2404 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1848

For Physics

#88 in the United Kingdom
#633 in Europe
#2418 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1994

For Physics

#89 in the United Kingdom
#650 in Europe
#2517 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#90 in the United Kingdom
#653 in Europe
#2530 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1973

For Physics

#91 in the United Kingdom
#654 in Europe
#2531 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
25,000
Founded
1992

For Physics

#92 in the United Kingdom
#664 in Europe
#2570 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1858

For Physics

#93 in the United Kingdom
#667 in Europe
#2576 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#94 in the United Kingdom
#686 in Europe
#2654 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1733

For Physics

#95 in the United Kingdom
#694 in Europe
#2708 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1895

For Physics

#96 in the United Kingdom
#748 in Europe
#2995 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1990

For Physics

#97 in the United Kingdom
#767 in Europe
#3130 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992

For Physics

#98 in the United Kingdom
#781 in Europe
#3201 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2005

For Physics

#99 in the United Kingdom
#788 in Europe
#3211 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2008

For Physics

#100 in the United Kingdom
#802 in Europe
#3271 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2005

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