Just a List of Accredited UK Colleges and Universities

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Abertay University
  • Aberystwyth University
  • Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
  • Arden University, private, distance learning (head office in Coventry)
  • Aston University, Birmingham
  • Bangor University
  • University of Bath
  • Bath Spa University
  • University of Bedfordshire, Luton and Bedford
  • University of Birmingham
  • Birmingham City University
  • University College Birmingham
  • Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln
  • University of Bolton
  • The Arts University Bournemouth
  • Bournemouth University
  • BPP University
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Bristol
  • Brunel University, Uxbridge and London
  • University of Buckingham, private
  • Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe

The iconic King's College Chapel of the University of Cambridge (centre), built between 1441 and 1515

  • University of Cambridge
  • Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Thanet, Tunbridge Wells and Chatham
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University (formerly University of Wales Institute Cardiff)
  • Cardiff University
  • University of Chester, Chester and Warrington
  • University of Chichester
  • Coventry University, including CU Coventry, CU Scarborough and CU London
  • Cranfield University
  • University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester
  • University of Cumbria, Carlisle (main campus), London, Penrith and Ambleside
  • De Montfort University, Leicester
  • University of Derby
  • University of Dundee

Durham Castle, a building of Durham University

  • Durham University, Durham and Stockton-on-Tees (Queen's Campus)

Earlham Hall at the University of East Anglia

  • University of East Anglia, Norwich
  • University of East London
  • Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire

The Old College of the University of Edinburgh

  • University of Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • University of Essex, Colchester and Southend-on-Sea
  • University of Exeter
  • Falmouth University
  • University of Glasgow
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Gloucester and London
  • Glyndŵr University, Wrexham
  • University of Greenwich
  • Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire
  • Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and Galashiels
  • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
  • University of the Highlands & Islands, Inverness (main campus), Elgin, Perth & across north and western Scotland
  • University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield & Barnsley
  • University of Hull, Hull and Scarborough

Imperial College London

  • Imperial College London
  • Keele University, Staffordshire
  • University of Kent, Canterbury and Medway
  • Kingston University
  • University of Central Lancashire, Preston and Burnley
  • Lancaster University

The Parkinson Building at the University of Leeds

  • University of Leeds
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Leeds Trinity University
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Lincoln, Lincoln, Hull, Riseholme and Holbeach
  • University of Liverpool
  • Liverpool Hope University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • University of London
    • Birkbeck, University of London
    • City, University of London
    • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
    • Courtauld Institute of Art
    • Goldsmiths, University of London
    • Heythrop College
    • Institute of Cancer Research
    • King's College London
    • London Business School
    • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
    • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    • Queen Mary, University of London
    • Royal Academy of Music
    • Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham
    • Royal Veterinary College
    • St George's, University of London
    • School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
    • University College London (UCL)

The Founder's Building of Royal Holloway

University College London Main Building

  • London Metropolitan University
  • London South Bank University
  • Loughborough University
  • University of Manchester
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University, London
  • Newcastle University
  • Newman University, Birmingham
  • University of Northampton
  • Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Norwich University of the Arts
  • University of Nottingham
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • The Open University, Milton Keynes (an open-access distance learning university)
  • University of Oxford
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • University of Plymouth
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
  • Queen's University Belfast

Foxhill House, home of the School of Law, at the University of Reading

  • University of Reading
  • Regent's University London
  • The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
  • Roehampton University, London
  • Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester
  • University of Salford
  • University of Sheffield
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of South Wales, merger of University of Wales, Newport and University of Glamorgan
  • University of Southampton
  • Southampton Solent University

St Salvator's Quad at the University of St Andrews

  • University of St Andrews
  • University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth
  • St Mary's University, Twickenham
  • Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford and Lichfield
  • University of Stirling, Bridge of Allan

Uiversity of Strathclyde

  • University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • University of Suffolk, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of Surrey, Guildford
  • University of Sussex, Falmer and Brighton
  • Swansea University
  • Teesside University, Middlesbrough and Darlington

University of Ulster, Belfast

  • University of the Arts London
  • Ulster University, Coleraine, Jordanstown, Magee and Belfast
  • University of Law
  • University of Wales (will merge with UWTSD in 2017)
  • University of Wales, Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), Lampeter, Carmarthen and Swansea
  • University of Warwick, Coventry
  • University of the West of England, Bristol
  • University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Hamilton, Ayr & Dumfries
  • University of West London, Ealing and Brentford
  • University of Westminster, London
  • University of Winchester
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • University of Worcester
  • University of York
  • York St John University

University colleges

This is a list of university colleges in the UK. Institutions included on this list are university colleges that are recognised bodies with their own degree awarding powers it does not include institutions with "university college" in their title that are listed bodies as parts of a university (see colleges within universities in the United Kingdom), or other institutions with "university college" in their title. Separate citations are given for institutions that have been awarded university college title recently and are not yet shown under that name on the recognised bodies list or which do not use the title in their name.
  • London Institute of Banking and Finance
  • University College of Estate Management, Reading
  • Writtle University College

Other recognised bodies

This section lists other education institutions that hold their own degree awarding powers but are neither universities (or colleges of the University of London) nor university colleges.

  • Anglo-European College of Chiropractic
  • Ashridge Business School
  • British School of Osteopathy
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • NCG
  • Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
  • Royal College of Music
  • Royal College of Art
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Royal Northern College of Music
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Recognised bodies that can only award foundation degrees

These institutions are recognised bodies with foundation degree awarding powers only.

  • Blackpool and The Fylde College
  • Grimsby Institute of Higher Education
  • Hull College
  • New College, Durham
  • Newcastle College
  • Warwickshire College

Defunct university institutions

This section lists defunct universities, university colleges, polytechnics and colleges of federal universities.

  • Fraserburgh University, Aberdeenshire (1592 - 1605)
  • University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Trefforest and Glyntaff - Merged to form University of South Wales
  • London Guildhall University - Merged to form London Metropolitan University.

Former University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) main building, now used by The University of Manchester

  • University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) - Merged to form University of Manchester
  • Marischal College, Aberdeen (1593 - 1858) - Merged to form University of Aberdeen
  • Mason Science College, Birmingham - Merged to form Mason College, now the University of Birmingham
  • University of North London - Merged to form London Metropolitan University
  • University of Northampton (1261–1265) (not to be confused with the current University of Northampton, which has no direct connection with the medieval foundation)
  • University of London:
    • Bedford College, London - Merged with Royal Holloway, University of London
    • Westfield College, London - Merged with Queen Mary, University of London
    • Wye College - Merged with Imperial College
  • Queen's University of Ireland, Belfast, Cork and Galway - Closed, replaced by Royal University of Ireland
  • Royal University of Ireland, Belfast, Cork and Galway - Closed, replaced by National University of Ireland
  • University of Wales:
    • University of Wales, Newport - Merged to form University of South Wales
    • University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff - Merged with Cardiff University
    • University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology, Cardiff - Merged with Cardiff University
  • University College Salford - Merged with the University of Salford
  • University College Scarborough - taken over by University of Hull
  • Federal University of Surrey - Divided into University of Surrey and Roehampton University
  • Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College, Farnham and Epsom - Merged to form University for the Creative Arts
  • New University of Ulster - Merged to form University of Ulster
  • Ulster Polytechnic - Merged to form University of Ulster
  • Victoria University, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds - Merged with Owen's College, Manchester, to form Victoria University of Manchester; Other colleges become University of Leeds and University of Liverpool
  • Victoria University of Manchester - Merged to form Manchester University

Foreign universities with campuses in the United Kingdom

  • Advanced Studies in England Ltd, Bath
  • American University of the Caribbean, Southall
  • Amity University [IN] London, London (listed body providing courses leading to UK degrees from the University of Northampton and the University of Bolton
  • Arcadia University, Holborn
  • Boston University London Programme, London
  • Central University of Iowa, London
  • Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford
  • Florida State University International Programs Association UK, London
  • Fordham University, London
  • Georgetown University (USA) UK Initiatives Organisation, London
  • Girne American University Canterbury, Canterbury
  • Global Education Oregon in London, London
  • Grinnel College (Grinnel-in-London), London
  • Harding University, London
  • Harlaxton College, Grantham (part of the University of Evansville
  • Hollins University, London
  • Bader International Study Centre, Hailsham (part of Queen's University, Canada
  • Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College, Dublin, Belfast
  • Ithaca College, London
  • James Madison University, London
  • Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, London
  • Luther College Study Centre, Nottingham
  • MUN (UK) Ltd, Old Harlow (part of Memorial University
  • NYU in London, London
  • Pepperdine University UK Ltd, London
  • Randolph College, Reading
  • Richmond, The American International University in London, Richmond providing courses leading to UK degrees from the Open University
  • Samford University London Study Centre, London
  • St George's International School of Medicine Ltd, Winchester
  • St Cloud State University, Alnwick
  • St. Lawrence University (USA) London Programme, London
  • Stetson College of Law Autumn in London Program, London
  • Syracuse University London Program, London
  • Teikyo University of Japan in Durham, Durham
  • The Aga Khan University (International) in the United Kingdom, London
  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business, London
  • University of North Carolina, London
  • University of Notre Dame, London
  • Valparaiso University Study Center, Cambridge
  • Wisconsin in Scotland Trust, Dalkeith (part of University of Wisconsin, River Falls
  • Wroxton College of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Banbury