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As of August 2017, there were 109 universities and university colleges in England[1] out of a total of around 130 in the United Kingdom. This includes private universities but does not include other Higher Education Institutions[Note 1] that have not been given the right to call themselves "university" or "university college" by the Privy Council or Companies House
Companies House
(e.g. colleges of higher education), or colleges of the University
University
of London. The following is a list of English universities and university colleges recognised by the Higher Education
Higher Education
Funding Council for England
England
(HEFCE), together with the date on which they were created. HEFCE publishes the official list.[3] See also: List of universities in the United Kingdom

Contents

1 Universities 2 Notes 3 References 4 See also

Universities[edit] 'Established' refers to the date when an institution was established as a university. Where two dates are listed below the first gives the year the institution became a University
University
while the second (in parentheses) gives the year the institution was established in another form (for example if it was previously a College or a Central Institution). See also List of UK universities by date of foundation. If only a dash and a year in parentheses is given, the institution is either a university college or a college of the University
University
of London and the date in parentheses refers to the year of its establishment. 'Number of students' is the total number of higher education students from the Higher Education
Higher Education
Statistics Agency tables for 2016/17 for publicly-funded universities and the University
University
of Buckingham.[4] HESA statistics do not cover other private universities or private university colleges; student numbers for such institutions (where given) are referenced in the table. 'Tuition fee' refers to the annual tuition fee for Home/EU students studying full-time undergraduate degree courses, from the Reddin Survey of University
University
Tuition Fees 2017-18 (except where otherwise referenced).[5] 'p/g only' means the university is listed by HEFCE as providing postgraduate courses only, so has no undergraduate tuition fees.[3] 'Degree powers' refers to whether the university has the power to award all degrees, degrees of the University
University
of London, or taught degrees.[Note 2] Institutions with only foundation degree awarding powers are not eligible for university or university college title.

University Location Established Number of students Tuition fee Degree powers

AECC University
University
College Bournemouth 1965 - - Taught

Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough 1992 (1858) 22,245 £9,250 Full

Arden University Coventry
Coventry
(distance learning) 2015 (1990) 8,000[6] - (private) Taught

Arts University
University
Bournemouth Poole 2012 (1885) 3,315 £9,250 Taught

University
University
of the Arts London London 2004 18,290 £9,250 Full

Aston University Birmingham 1966 (1895) 13,610 £9,250 Full[Note 3]

University
University
of Bath Bath 1966 16,910 £9,250 Full

Bath Spa University Bath 2005 (1852) 7,980 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Bedfordshire Bedford, Luton, Milton Keynes 2006 14,000 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Birmingham Birmingham 1900 34,835 £9,250 Full

University
University
College Birmingham[Note 4] Birmingham 2012 (1957) 4,935 £9,076[8] Taught

Birmingham
Birmingham
City University Birmingham 1992 (1843) 24,130 £9,250 Full

Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln 2012 (1862) 2,225 £9,250 Taught

University
University
of Bolton Bolton 2004 (1982) 6,425 £9,250 Full

Bournemouth
Bournemouth
University Bournemouth, Poole 1992 20,200 £9,250 Full

BPP University Abingdon, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester 2013 (1992) 6,780[9] - (private) Taught

University
University
of Bradford Bradford 1966 (1957) 10,960 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Brighton Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings 1992 (1859) 21,655 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Bristol Bristol 1909 (1876) 23,590 £9,250 Full

Brunel University
University
London Uxbridge
Uxbridge
(London) 1966 13,130 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Buckingham Buckingham 1983 (1973) 2,520 £12,444 (private) Full

Buckinghamshire New University High Wycombe, Uxbridge
Uxbridge
(London) 2007 (1999) 8,870 £7,8-9,250 Taught

University
University
of Cambridge Cambridge 1209 19,955 £9,250 Full

Canterbury
Canterbury
Christ Church University Broadstairs, Canterbury, Medway, Tunbridge Wells 2005 (1977) 15,200 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Central Lancashire Preston 1992 (1828) 24,160 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Chester Chester, Warrington 2005 (1839) 15,325 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Chichester Chichester 2005 (1977) 5,540 £6,000–9,250 Full

Coventry
Coventry
University Coventry 1992 (1843) 31,690 £6,009–9,250 Full

Cranfield
Cranfield
University Cranfield, Shrivenham 1993 (1946) 3,935 p/g only Full

University
University
for the Creative Arts Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone, Rochester 2005 6,180 £9,250 Taught

University
University
of Cumbria Ambleside, Barrow, Carlisle, Lancaster, Penrith, Tower Hamlets (London) 2007 8,635 £9,250 Taught

De Montfort University Leicester 1992 (1969) 23,205 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Derby Derby 1992 (1977) 17,585 £9,250 Full

Durham University Durham, Stockton 1832 18,385 £9,250 Full

University
University
of East Anglia Norwich 1963 17,195 £9,250 Full

University
University
of East London Newham
Newham
(London) 1992 (1970) 13,215 £9,250 Full

Edge Hill University Ormskirk 2006 (1959) 15,220 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Essex Colchester 1964 14,585 £9,250 Full

University
University
College of Estate Management Reading – (1919) – - (private) Taught

University
University
of Exeter Exeter, Penryn 1955 (1922) 23,175 £9,250 Full

Falmouth University Falmouth, Penryn 2012 (1902) 5,385 £9,250 Taught

University
University
of Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Gloucester 2001 (1998) 8,505 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Greenwich Chatham, Greenwich
Greenwich
(London) 1992 (1890) 19,915 £9,250 Full

Harper Adams University Edgmond 2012 (1901) 5,410 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Hertfordshire Hatfield 1992 (1952) 24,580 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Huddersfield Huddersfield 1992 (1825) 18,280 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Hull Hull, Scarborough 1954 (1927) 16,530 £9,250 Full

Imperial College London[Note 5] South Kensington
South Kensington
(London) 2007 (1907) 17,690 £9,250 Full

Keele
Keele
University Keele 1962 (1949) 10,600 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Kent Canterbury, Medway, Tonbridge, Athens, Brussels, Paris, Rome 1965 20,220 £9,250 Full

Kingston University Kingston upon Thames 1992 (1899) 19,470 £9,250 Full

Lancaster University Lancaster 1964 13,615 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Law Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Leeds, London 2012 16,000[citation needed] £6,165-9,000[10] Taught

University
University
of Leeds Leeds 1904 33,300 £9,250 Full

Leeds
Leeds
Arts University Leeds 2017 (1846)[11] 1,425

Taught

Leeds
Leeds
Beckett University Leeds 1992 (1970) 24,885 £9,250 Full

Leeds
Leeds
Trinity University Leeds 2012 (1966) 3,625 £9,250 Taught

University
University
of Leicester Leicester 1957 (1921) 16,800 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Lincoln Lincoln 1992 14,105 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Liverpool Liverpool 1903 27,070 £9,250 Full

Liverpool
Liverpool
Hope University Liverpool 2005 (1844) 5,240 £9,250 Full

Liverpool
Liverpool
John Moores University Liverpool 1992 (1892) 22,445 £9,250 Full

University
University
of London London, Paris 1836 210[Note 6] - (Fees set by colleges) Full

University
University
of London→ Birkbeck, University
University
of London London – (1823) 12,915 £9,250 Full, London

University
University
of London→ City, University
University
of London London – (1894) 19,405 £9,250 Full, London

University
University
of London→ Courtauld Institute of Art London – (1932) 495 £9,250 London

University
University
of London→ Goldsmiths, University
University
of London London – (1904) 9,345 £9,250 Full, London

University
University
of London→ Heythrop College London – (1614) 425 No longer admitting students[12] Full, London

University
University
of London→ Institute of Cancer Research London – (1909) 275 p/g only London

University
University
of London→ King's College London London – (1829) founding college 30,565 £9,250 Full, London

University
University
of London→ London
London
Business School London – (1964) 2,060 p/g only Full, London

University
University
of London→ London
London
School of Economics London – (1895) 11,210 £9,250 Full, London

University
University
of London→ London
London
School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine London – (1899) 1,345 p/g only Full, London

University
University
of London→ Queen Mary, University
University
of London London – (1887) 18,890 £9,250 Full, London

University
University
of London→ Royal Academy of Music London – (1822) 820 £9,250 Taught, London

University
University
of London→ Royal Central School of Speech and Drama London – (1906) 1,100 £9,250 London

University
University
of London→ Royal Holloway, University
University
of London Surrey – (1849) 10,325 £9,250 Full, London

University
University
of London→ Royal Veterinary College London, Hertfordshire – (1791) 2,375 £9,250 Full, London

University
University
of London→ St George's, University
University
of London London – (1733) 4,855 £9,250 Full, London

University
University
of London→ School of Oriental and African Studies London – (1916) 6,360 £9,250 Full, London

University
University
of London→ University
University
College London London – (1826) founding college 37,905 £9,250 Full, London

London
London
Institute of Banking & Finance[Note 7] London – (1879) - - (private) Taught

London
London
Metropolitan University London 2002 12,145 £6,750-9,250 Full

London
London
South Bank University Southwark
Southwark
(London) 1992 (1892) 17,985 £9,000 Full

Loughborough
Loughborough
University Loughborough 1966 17,130 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Manchester Manchester 2004 (1824) 40,490 £9,250 Full

Manchester
Manchester
Metropolitan University Manchester 1992 (1970) 33,010 £9,250 Full

Middlesex University Hendon
Hendon
(London) 1992 (1973) 19,505 £9,250 Full

Newcastle University Newcastle 1963 (1834) 24,980 £9,250 Full

Newman University Birmingham 2012 (1968) 2,830 £9,250 Taught

University
University
of Northampton Northampton 2005 (1975) 12,850 £9,250 Full

Northumbria University Newcastle 1992 (1892) 26,675 £9,250 Full

Norwich
Norwich
University
University
of the Arts Norwich 2012 (1845) 2,180 £9,250 Taught

University
University
of Nottingham Nottingham 1948 (1881) 32,515 £9,250 Full

Nottingham
Nottingham
Trent University Nottingham 1992 (1843) 29,370 £9,250 Full

Open University Milton Keynes 1969 101,490[Note 8] - Full

University
University
of Oxford Oxford 1096 24,650 £9,250 Full

Oxford
Oxford
Brookes University Oxford 1992 (1970) 17,805 £9,250 Full

Plymouth
Plymouth
University Plymouth 1992 (1862)[13][14] 21,645 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Portsmouth Portsmouth 1992 (1960) 23,505 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Reading Reading 1926 (1892) 15,840 £9,250 Full

Regent's University
University
London London 2013 (1984) – - (private) Taught

Roehampton
Roehampton
University Roehampton
Roehampton
(London) 2004 (1841) 10,205 £9,250 Taught

Royal Agricultural University Cirencester 2012 (1845) 1,280 £9,250 Taught

University
University
of Salford Salford 1992 (1967) 19,995 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Sheffield Sheffield 1905 28,715 £9,250 Full

Sheffield
Sheffield
Hallam University Sheffield 1992 30,815 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Southampton Southampton 1952 (1902) 25,180 £9,250 Full

Southampton
Southampton
Solent University Southampton 2005 (1984) 11,060 £9,250 Full

University
University
of St Mark & St John Plymouth 2012 (1923) 2,415 £9,250 Taught

St Mary's University, Twickenham Strawberry Hill (London) 2014 (1850) 5,535 £9,250 Taught

Staffordshire University Lichfield, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Stoke 1992 14,910 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Suffolk Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft 2016 (2007) 5,080 £9,250 Taught

University
University
of Sunderland Sunderland 1992 (1901) 13,020 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Surrey Guildford 1966 (1891) 16,065 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Sussex Falmer 1961 16,685 £9,250 Full

Teesside University Darlington, Middlesbrough 1992 (1930) 18,555 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Warwick Coventry 1965 25,045 £9,250 Full

University
University
of West London Brentford, Ealing
Ealing
(both London), Reading 1992 10,390 £9,250 Full

University
University
of the West of England Bristol 1992 (1970) 27,880 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Westminster London 1992 (1838) 19,650 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Winchester Winchester 2005 (1840) 7,540 £9,250 Full

University
University
of Wolverhampton Burton, Telford, Walsall, Wolverhampton 1992 (1969) 19,560 £9,250[15] Full

University
University
of Worcester Worcester 1997 10,745 £9,250 Full

Writtle University
University
College Chelmsford – (1893) 775 £9,250 Taught

University
University
of York York 1963 17,900 £9,250 Full

York
York
St John University York 2006 (1841) 5,940 £9,250 Full

Notes[edit]

^ Higher Education
Higher Education
Institution is a term defined by the Further and Higher Education
Higher Education
Act 1992, meaning any UK University, higher education corporation or institution designated by Parliamentary Order as eligible to receive funding grants.[2] Note this does not include colleges of the University
University
of London. ^ This information is taken from individual institution profiles on the HEFCE register.[3] ^ Listed as "Taught" on the HEFCE database. This would appear to be an error - the latest QAA report says Aston awards research degrees.[7] ^ Despite its name, UCB holds University
University
status ^ Despite its name, Imperial holds University
University
status ^ "institutes and activities" – does not include students at colleges of the University ^ Holds university college status ^ "in England" – also has students in other parts of the UK

References[edit]

^ "Register of HE providers". HEFCE. Retrieved 21 August 2016.  ^ "Glossary". HEFCE. Retrieved 9 December 2015.  ^ a b c "Register of HE providers". Higher Education
Higher Education
Funding Council for England. Retrieved 5 December 2015.  ^ "2016/17 Students by HE provider, level, mode and domicile" (CSV). Higher Education
Higher Education
Statistics Agency. Retrieved 25 March 2018.  ^ "Foundation & Undergraduate Tuition Fees 2017–18". Complete University
University
Guide. Retrieved 27 August 2017.  ^ "Arden University". RDI (Arden University). Retrieved 9 December 2015.  ^ " Higher Education
Higher Education
Review Aston University" (PDF). Quality Assurance Agency. April 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.  ^ "Full-Time Tuition Fees and Finance". University
University
College Birmingham. 2017/18. Retrieved 27 August 2017.  ^ "Institutional Review: BPP University
University
College of Professional Studies Ltd". Quality Assurance Agency. February 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2015.  ^ "Undergraduate Course Fees". University
University
of Law. Retrieved 27 August 2017.  ^ " Leeds
Leeds
Arts University
University
established as Leeds
Leeds
College of Art gains university status!". Leeds
Leeds
Arts University. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2017.  ^ "Statement from the Principal". Heythrop College. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2017.  ^ "History of Higher Education
Higher Education
in Plymouth". University
University
of Plymouth. Retrieved 2012-04-17.  ^ Alston Kennerley (2001). "Ch. 4 Plymouth
Plymouth
School of Navigation". The Making of the University
University
of Plymouth. ISBN 1841020699.  ^ "Fees and costs 2017/18". University
University
of Wolverhampton. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 

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