London’s specialist universities rated best in the world

London’s specialist higher education colleges are rated among the best in the world, an in-depth study of academics and employers has found.

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When trying to decide which university to choose, students often look at university rankings. University rankings can help you to get an initial idea about which universities are top. However, you should always look at your specific subject area too. Some smaller institutions do not feature in the overall university league tables, but are world-leaders in their field of expertise.

The QS Word University Rankings by Subject make it possible to look at rankings for your specific subject area.

This year, the ranking has rated several of London’s universities as best in the world for a number of subjects. London Business School has been ranked top for Business and Management, the UCL Institute of Education is top for Education and the Royal College of Art has been ranked top for Art and Design.

University College London’s Bartlett School is also ranked 2nd for Architecture, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is ranked 2nd for Geography and the Royal Veterinary College is ranked 3rd for Veterinary Science.

The results are the expert opinion of 85,062 academics and 41,910 employers, alongside the analysis of 17.3 million research papers and over 100 million citations.

Study in London

London has some of the best universities in the world across a very broad range of subjects. From veterinary science, art and design, business, education and many more subjects the city leads the world in the educational standards it sets.

Over 100,000 international students already make London their home every year. If you want to study here too, we have all the information you need.

  1. Start your research by searching the Course Database for the subject you are interested in.
  2. Read more about the universities that offer your course. Take a look at the list of Universities in London.
  3. Contact the universities with any questions you may have and start your application. Please read the Application Advice for more information on how to apply.

30 comments on “London’s specialist universities rated best in the world

  1. sam says:

    Hi,
    I am here in UK with my dependents on Tire 4 student visa. I was doing MSc at uni of ABC
    The university found similarities in my assignment while submitted on “Turn it in”.I explained them that only because of weak references and further more because it related with my previous modules.
    After expiation to the university I passed those modules,the results already sent to you.
    But university didn’t allowed me for further modules which may leads to award of maters degree.And withdraw me from studies and their sponsorship and on xx March issued me 60 days curtailment letter,those which ending on 1st week of May. I have no confirmation about this from the Home office.
    What you suggest what I need to do now!!

    • Study London says:

      Hello, I’m afraid we cannot provide advice on this. If you are unsure whether the letter of curtailment is genuine, you should contact UK Visa & Immigration directly to confirm your status

  2. Sara says:

    What is the best university in London for Politics and International Studies?

  3. alma says:

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  9. Messias says:

    I received a conditional offer to study at the Institute of Education. I think that during June I’ll get the unconditional offer. Is there anyway to get a scholarship in that time? Thanks.

    • Study London says:

      Hello, congratulations on your offer to study at the IOE! Take a look at the UCL Scholarship Database to see if there are any scholarships that are still open for applications. The Institute of Eduction is now part of UCL. You can select the department and your country from the drop-down menu to get the most accurate results.

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  13. Cyrinus Ogbu says:

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  15. Adelusi Ayanfe says:

    Hello,I want to specialise in obstetrics and gynecology. Can you send a list of the best universities to me. Thanks.

  16. Anny says:

    Hello,
    I am a student studying in India. I am in standard 12 and I wanted to know how to apply for undergraduate study in London witha scolarship. Could you help me with that?

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