Best value universities in the United Kingdom

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10. University of Birmingham

Academic league table ranking 2013: 23

Average rent per week: £59.37

Tuition fees: £9000

Although Birmingham charges the full £9000 each year, its high league table placement and relatively low average rent per week mean it deserves a place in the list.

9. Coventry University

Academic league table ranking 2013: 65

Average rent per week: £58.50

Tuition fees: £7500

Coventry does not charge the full £9000 per annum despite being ranked 65th in the UK by academic status. Attractive rent prices is another factor contributing towards it securing the ninth spot.

8. Queen's University Belfast

Academic league table ranking 2013: 25

Average rent per week: £51.10

Tuition fees: £9000

Although this Russell Group university in Northern Ireland charges English students the full £9,000 tuition fees, Northern Irish students studying in Northern Ireland from 2013 pay a maximum £3,575 per year. Rent there is also well below the British average at just over £50 per week which is another plus point.

7. University of Oxford

Academic league table ranking 2013: 3

Average rent per week: £80.12

Tuition fees: £9000

Coming in at number 7 , the University of Oxford. Ranked 3rd in the academic league table ranking, Oxford provides one of the best educations in the world for £9000 a year. The average rate for rents in Oxford are also slightly lower than at Cambridge or LSE which are the 2 institutions ranked higher than Oxford.

6. Durham University

Academic league table ranking 2013: 5

Average rent per week: £66.75

Tuition fees: £9000

Similar to Oxford, Durham charges the maximum tuition fee. You do get what you pay for as Durham ranks 5th in the country by academic status. Its students also enjoy lower average rental prices for accomodation.

5. Lancaster University

Academic league table ranking 2013: 9

Average rent per week: £57.46

Tuition fees: £9000

Leading the top 5 is Lancaster University which has recently climbed up the academic rankings and managed to secure a spot in the top 10 this year. With average rents below £60 per week for students, it presents good enough value for money to make the top 5.

4. Stirling University

Academic league table ranking 2013: 50

Average rent per week: £62.90

Tuition fees: £6750

'Excellent value' can be used to describe Stirling university as its respectable academic ranking and reasonable rental prices combine to make for an attractive place for higher education. In addition, Scottish students are not required to pay any tuition fees under the current fees regime.

3. University of Glasgow

Academic league table ranking 2013: 17

Average rent per week: £70.73

Tuition fees: £6750

This historic Russell Group university is highly ranked in academic tables, and also offers free tuition for Scottish students. At £6,750 per annum it presents good value for other students too, with rental accommodation very reasonable in some nearby neighbourhoods.

2. Robert Gordon University

Academic league table ranking 2013: 52

Average rent per week: £70.79

Tuition fees: £5000

Another Scottish institution in the rankings, Robert Gordon offers reasonable tuition fees even for non-Scottish students at just £5000 per annum.

1. University of Ulster

Academic league table ranking 2013: 61

Average rent per week: £51.50

Tuition fees: £6000

At the number 1 spot is the University of Ulster. Northern Ireland's cheaper rental prices, combined with tuition fees well short of £9000 make University of Ulster, ranked a respectable 60th by the Complete University Guide league table 2013, the best-value university in Britain.  

 

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Posted on 09 Oct 2017
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