This is a list of universities in the United Kingdom (alphabetical by substantive name). Below that are lists of
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s and other recognised bodies (institutions with degree awarding powers), followed by a list of defunct institutions.
This list follows the list of recognised bodies on the UK government website.
All the institutions on this list are recognised bodies with university status, indicated either by their use of university title in their name on the recognised bodies list or by reference to the
Office for Students
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for the few universities that do not use the title in their name. Member institutions of the University of London are listed here if they hold university status.
University of Aberdeen
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, mottoeng = "Blessed is the one who finds wisdom."
, established = 1994 - granted University Status
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, mottoeng = A world without knowledge is no world at all
, established = 1872 (as ''The University College of Wales'')
, former_names = University of Wales, Aberystwyth
, type = Public
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Anglia Ruskin University
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Arden University is a private, for-profit teaching university in the United Kingdom. It offers a variety of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes with both blended and online distance learning
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, private, distance learning & blended learning, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Berlin
Aston University is a public
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, former_names = University College of North Wales (1884–1996) University of Wales, Bangor (1996–2007)
, image_name = File:Bangor University logo.jpg
, image_size = 250px
, motto = cy, Gorau Dawn Deall
, mottoeng = " ...
University of Bath
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Bath Spa University
Bath Spa University is a public university
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University of Bedfordshire
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, Luton and Bedford
University of Birmingham
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Birmingham City University
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University College Birmingham
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Bishop Grosseteste University
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University of Bolton
, established = 2004 – gained University Status 1982 – Bolton Institute of Higher Education
, type = Public
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* The Arts University Bournemouth
Bournemouth University is a public university
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BPP University is a private university
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University of Bradford
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University of Brighton
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University of Bristol
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