When looking at UK university rankings, it is easy to assume that older always means better. Afterall, everyone knows how long Cambridge, Oxford and St Andrews have been around and their global reputation for quality is unrivalled.
The Times Times Higher Education Young University Rankings however focus on institutions which do not have hundreds of years of teaching and tradition, but still offer a world class degree alongside state-of-the-art facilities, research and international outlook.
Created using the same methodology as the THE World University Rankings, learn more about the top five UK universities under 50-years old below and if you wish to begin your application, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.
Top Five UK Universities Under 50-years-old
1. Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Brighton and Sussex Medical School is a specialist provider of medical training in joint partnership between the Universities of Brighton and Sussex, meaning when enrolled at the school you are a member of both institutions.
The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings recently named Brighton and Sussex Medical School as the Best Young University in the UK due to the high quality of its undergraduate five-year Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery programme and its wide range of wide range of full-time and part-time taught postgraduate courses in Cardiology, Global Pharmacy and Public Health.
2. Northumbria University
Northumbria University is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. It is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which has been voted the best student city in the UK six times and ranks in the top three cheapest student cities in the UK.
The fastest rising UK university in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Northumbria focuses on practical experience to ensure international students are employable and career-ready. Nine out of ten of graduates are working or studying six months after graduation.
3. Middlesex University
Middlesex University's flagship London campus combines modern facilities and expert teaching with the advantage of studying in one of the most diverse and exciting cities on earth. In recent years the University has invested more than £200 million to transform their London campus into a state-of-the-art centre for excellence. That investment included a new purpose built centre for art, design, media and performing arts students, as well as dedicated labs and studios for those studying science, technology and health courses.
A short journey on the underground will take you into central London, where you can enjoy all the historical, cultural and social experiences unique to our great city.
4. Bournemouth University
Bournemouth University is a modern university on the south coast of the UK, made up of around 17,300 students, including over 2,200 international students. The University places a strong emphasis on cutting-edge teaching and professional partnership as a pathway to graduate success.
Bournemouth University has enjoyed significant rises in all major UK rankings over the last few years and, having previously ranked in the 101-150 bracket in previous editions of the THE Young University Rankings, 2020 is the first time it has made the top 100, a significant achievement.
5. Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool John Moores University was originally founded in 1825 and went through many different guises before eventually becoming a fully accredited university in 1992. The University is a pioneer of multimedia teaching and has one of the UK’s most state of the art media centres. Many lectures are delivered by computer, maximizing students’ one-to-one tutorial time with their lecturers.
You will be surrounded by diversity in Liverpool and the city is home to Europe’s oldest Chinatown, whilst its Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi, Somalian and Nigerian communities are just a few of the other nationalities that are well established in Liverpool.
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Are you interested in studying at one of the best universities under 50-years-old in the UK and world? Arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today to get your application started.