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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.


Universities alphabetically

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 The Office for Students (OfS) is a non-departmental public bodyIn the United Kingdom, non-departmental public body (NDPB) is a classification applied by the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, Treasury, the Scottish Government and the Northern Ireland Exe ...
database 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 The University of Aberdeen ( sco, University o' 'Aiberdeen; abbreviated as ''Aberd.'' in List of post-nominal letters (United Kingdom), post-nominals; gd, Oilthigh Obar Dheathain) is a public university, public research university in Aberdeen, Sc ...
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Abertay University , mottoeng = "Blessed is the one who finds wisdom." , established = 1994 - granted University Status A university ( la, universitas, 'a whole') is an educational institution, institution of higher education, higher (or Tertiary education ...
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Aberystwyth University , 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 In public relati ...

Aberystwyth University
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Anglia Ruskin University Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is a university in East Anglia, United Kingdom. Its origins are in the Cambridge School of Art, founded by William John Beamont in 1858. It became a university in 1992 and was renamed after John Ruskin in 2005. It i ...

Anglia Ruskin University
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Arden University 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 Distance education, also known as distan ...
, private, distance learning & blended learning, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Berlin *
Aston University Aston University is a public In public relations Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing and disseminating information from an individual or an organization An organization, or organisation (English in the Commonweal ...

Aston University
, Birmingham *
Bangor University , 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 = " ...

Bangor University
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University of Bath A university ( la, universitas, 'a whole') is an educational institution, institution of higher education, higher (or Tertiary education, tertiary) education and research which awards academic degrees in various Discipline (academia), academic d ...

University of Bath
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Bath Spa University Bath Spa University is a public university A public university or public college is a university or college that is in state ownership or receives significant Government spending, public funds through a national or subnational government, as ...
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University of Bedfordshire The University of Bedfordshire is a public university A public university or public college is a university or college that is in state ownership or receives significant Government spending, public funds through a national or subnational gove ...
, Luton and Bedford *
University of Birmingham The University of Birmingham (informally Birmingham University) is a public university, public research university located in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Queen's College, Birmingh ...

University of Birmingham
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Birmingham City University Birmingham City University (abbrev. BCU) is a university in Birmingham, England. Initially established as the Birmingham College of Art with roots dating back to 1843, it was designated as a polytechnic (United Kingdom), polytechnic in 1971 and gai ...
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University College Birmingham University College Birmingham is a university in Birmingham, England. It was awarded full University status in 2012 along with Newman University. It is not a member of Universities UK Universities UK (UUK) is an advocacy organisation Advocacy ...
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Bishop Grosseteste University Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) is one of two public universities in the city of Lincoln, England (the other being the University of Lincoln). BGU was established as a teacher training college for the Diocese of Lincoln The Diocese of ...

Bishop Grosseteste University
, Lincoln *
University of Bolton , established = 2004 – gained University Status 1982 – Bolton Institute of Higher Education , type = Public In public relations and communication science, publics are groups of individual people, and the public (a.k.a. the general p ...
* The Arts University Bournemouth *
Bournemouth University Bournemouth University is a public university A public university or public college is a university or college that is in state ownership or receives significant Government spending, public funds through a national or subnational government, ...
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BPP University BPP University is a private university Private universities and private colleges are usually not operated by governments, although many receive tax breaks Tax break also known as tax preferences, tax concession, and tax relief. Tax breaks ...
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University of Bradford The University of Bradford is a public research university located in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. This plate glass university received its royal charter in 1966, making it the 40th university to be created in Britain, but can ...

University of Bradford
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University of Brighton The University of Brighton is a public university based on four campuses in Brighton and Eastbourne on the south coast of England. Its roots can be traced back to 1858 when the Brighton School of Art was opened in the Royal Pavilion. It achieved ...
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