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We're consistently rated in the top-five UK universities and in the top-ten worldwide.

Our reputation among researchers and employers provides you with a degree that is valued worldwide.

By studying with us you can benefit from global recognition of our innovative environment and world-leading teaching and research.

League tables

Global rankings

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

  • 3rd in Europe
  • 11th in the world

QS World University Rankings 2021

  • 4th in Europe
  • 8th in the world

Academic Ranking of Top 500 World Universities 2020

  • 6th in Europe
  • 25th in the world

US News Best Global Universities

  • 3rd in Europe
  • 20th in the world

Reuters Most Innovative Universities 2019

  • 1st in the UK
  • 2nd in Europe
  • 10th in the world

Learn more about our league table rankings

UK rankings

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021
  • 2nd in London
  • 5th in the UK
  • 1st for graduate prospects
The Guardian University Guide 2021
  • 2nd in London
  • 9th in the UK
  • 1st for graduate employability
The Complete University Guide 2021
  • 2nd in London
  • 5th in the UK

Learn more about our UK league table rankings

Subject rankings

Financial Times Global MBA Survey 2020

  • 7th in UK
  • 14th in Europe
  • 55th in the world

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2020 (global ranking)

  • Clinical, pre-clinical and health, 3rd in Europe, 4th in the world
  • Engineering and technology, 4th in Europe, 11th in the world
  • Life Sciences, 5th in Europe, 16th in the world
  • Physical Sciences, 4th in Europe, 11th in the world

Rankings for the Imperial College Business School