Best Engineering Universities in the UK - International Rankings 2021

With high salaries and a great job outlook, it is hardly surprising that Engineering is one of the most popular degrees in the world. On our websites alone, there are over 2,300 Bachelors and 1,600 Masters in Engineering.

But if you’re only willing to settle for the crème de la crème, these are the best British engineering universities based on international rankings:

1. Best engineering universities in the UK – QS Rankings 2021

Check out the full ranking on TopUniversities.com.

2. Best engineering universities in the UK – World University Rankings 2021

  • University of Oxford, England
  • University of Cambridge, England
  • Imperial College London, England
  • University College London (UCL), England
  • University of Manchester, England
  • University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • University of Sheffield, England
  • University of Birmingham, England
  • University of Bristol, England
  • University of Leeds, England
  • University of Nottingham, England
  • Queen Mary University of London, England
  • Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • University of Southampton, England

See other ranked engineering schools on the official Times Higher Education website.

3. Best engineering universities in the UK – US News Global Rankings 2021

  • Imperial College London, England
  • University of Cambridge, England
  • University of Manchester, England
  • University of Nottingham, England
  • University of Oxford, England
  • University College London (UCL), England
  • University of Southampton, England
  • Brunel University, England
  • University of Leeds, England
  • University of Strathclyde, England

View other top-ranked universities on USNews.com.

We also recommend checking out the following engineering universities in the UK:

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Student reviews of the best engineering universities in the UK

On our portals, you can also find university reviews left by former (or current) students. Their opinions and insight can give you a better idea about the study experience. It can also make the process of choosing a school easier.

Student reviews of universities on Studyportals' websites

Here are a few examples:

University of Cambridge

“The University of Cambridge is incredible in offering students an almost unique student experience, in terms of extra-curricular opportunities, a college community, the formals, the gowns and of course the intense and very personalised teaching. With one-to-one supervision and small teaching groups, the quality of education is very good.”

University of Dundee

“Attending this university has been an experience of a lifetime. I am an international student that came all the way to the United Kingdom in order to study at a well renown school like the University of Dundee.

It is one of the top research institutions in the world, and I knew that it would be the place for me. Naturally, arriving in a new place was very nerve-wracking, but the school itself has done everything in its power, along with my program, to make sure that I was comfortable.”

Swansea University

“Swansea University is amazing. All of the lecturers are so nice and always willing to help. The fact they each have a designated office hour means you can always find them for help in person. There are also cafes put on every week for specific areas (computing, maths, writing, etc.) with older students and lecturers to get some personal help with coursework in a relaxed environment.”

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