Top Five Universities in Scotland 2020

Alter the Complete University Guide's League Table to see how universities compare within their region, whether overall or by subject. If you've got your heart set on a particular part of the UK but don't know which university, we can help.

Wanting to find the best university to suit you in Scotland? The nation boasts lochs, the Highlands and Islands, a selection of modern cities and some great universities. Plus the cost of study is relatively cheap compared to the rest of the UK, for those with Scottish residency. Below is a countdown of the top five universities in Scotland:


5. University of Dundee

After a meteoritic climb in recent years, the University of Dundee remains steady in both its University League Table and Scotland rankings. This year the university also achieves a top ten rating for its low Student-Staff Ratio (for non-Russell Group universities), and it maintains the second highest Student Satisfaction score of all Scottish universities. Dundee styles itself the 'city of discovery' so perhaps it's also appropriate that the university is top of the league for Forensic Science – and an inquiring, interdisciplinary approach is fostered in all learning.

The city of Dundee is a buzzing and lively place to live, home to the new flagship V&A Dundee, opened in 2018, as well as Dundee Contemporary Arts.