United Kingdom

Business Schools ranking in United Kingdom

Western Europe

The British higher education system is manly composed of 'undergraduate studies' (from high school diploma to three years after) and 'postgraduate studies' (Masters degree). The particularity of such a system is students' freedom, because apart from compulsory modules, they can choose some modules as options. Since lecturers and students are really close, your individual work will benefit from that.

You, international student, hesitating because of your English speaking, don't panic: universities provide with extra courses with a customized support. The degree you will get for these studies is the 'Bachelor's degree of arts' focused on languages, history, literature and social sciences, or the 'Bachelor's degree of sciences' for sciences, that are more concrete.

Lasting around one year, postgraduate studies give you a Masters degree; they require a lot of personal work and you would not be accepted without relevant academic results (a distinction is compulsory). The tutorial methodology: lecturers give you basic courses and after that, you have to develop the subjects you prefer. If you want to go further and if your student record allows you, you can apply for a PhD, the equivalent of French doctorat.

Eduniversal in the United Kingdom: 51 schools
Schools with 5 Palmes 7
Schools with 4 Palmes 15
Schools with 3 Palmes 26
Schools with 2 Palmes 2
Schools with 1 Palme 1

Useful Sites for Studying in the United Kingdom:
- Visa for the UK: http://www.britishcouncil.org
- Scholarships: http://www.scholars4dev.com/category/country/europe-scholarships/uk-scholarships/
- A guide to know the criteria required by universities: http://www.ucas.com

5 Palmes Of Excellence - UNIVERSAL business school with strong global influence

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London Business School

1 704‰

LSE - London School of Economics And Political Science

2 559‰

University Of Warwick Warwick Business School

3 536‰

University Of Cambridge Judge Business School

4 464‰

University Of Oxford Said Business School

5 447‰

Imperial College London - Imperial College Business School (1)

6 335‰

The University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School

7 296‰

4 Palmes Of Excellence - TOP business school with significant international influence

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Cranfield School of Management - Cranfield University (2)

1 313‰

University Of Edinburgh Business School

2 291‰

Lancaster University Management School

3 251‰

City University Cass Business School

4 240‰

Durham University Business School

5 223‰

University Of Leeds Leeds University Business School

6 218‰

Aston University Aston Business School

6 218‰

University Of Bath School Of Management

8 196‰

Ashridge Business School

8 196‰

Henley Business School - University of Reading

10 190‰

University of Glasgow - Adam Smith Business School

11 184‰

University of Sheffield – Management School (1)

12 173‰

The University of Nottingham - Nottingham University Business School

13 168‰

University of Birmingham Birmingham Business School

14 156‰

University of Strathclyde Strathclyde Business School

14 156‰

3 Palmes Of Excellence - EXCELLENT business school with reinforcing international influence

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Cardiff University Cardiff Business School

1 218‰

University Of Exeter Business School

2 196‰

Oxford Brookes University Business School

3 184‰

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

4 162‰

Nottingham Trent University Nottingham Business School

5 151‰

Kingston Business School - Kingston University London

6 134‰

Open University Business School

7 128‰

Newcastle University Business School

8 117‰

Ashridge Executive Education - Hult International Business School

9 106‰

Edinburgh Napier Business School

9 106‰

University of Bradford School of Management (2)

11 78‰

Cardiff Metropolitan University - Cardiff School of Management

11 78‰

Coventry University Coventry Business School

11 78‰

Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

11 78‰

University of Southampton - Southampton Business School

11 78‰

Sheffield Hallam University - Sheffield Business School

16 73‰

Northumbria University Newcastle Business School

16 73‰

University of Surrey - Surrey Business School

16 73‰

Brunel University Brunel Business School

19 56‰

Plymouth University - The Plymouth Business School

19 56‰

University of St. Andrews School of Management

21 50‰

Middlesex University London Business School

22 45‰

Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Business School

22 45‰

De Montfort University Leicester Castle Business School

24 22‰

Aberystwyth University - Aberystwyth Business School

24 22‰

University of The West of England Bristol Business School

26 11‰

2 Palmes Of Excellence - GOOD business school with strong regional influence

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University of Gloucestershire Business School

1 50‰

Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Business School

2 28‰

1 Palme Of Excellence - BUSINESS school with considerable local influence

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The University of Winchester – Winchester Business School

1 34‰

(1) The league upward for this institution has been approved in 2017 by the Eduniversal International Scientific Committee

(2) The league downward for this institution has been approved in 2017 by the Eduniversal International Scientific Committee


  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Bangor University
  • Birmingham City University
  • Keele University
  • King's College London
  • London School of Business and Finance (LSBF)
  • London South Bank University
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • Regent's University London
  • Staffordshire University
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University of Buckingham
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Chester
  • University of Derby
  • University of Dundee
  • University of East London
  • University of Essex, Essex Business School
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Herfordshire Business School, Hatfield
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Huddersfield Business School
  • University of Kent, Kent Business School, Canterbury
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Salford
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Suffolk
  • University of Sunderland