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Top Five Universities in the East Midlands 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 area of the UK but don't know which university to go for, we can help.

Wanting to find the best university to suit you in the East Midlands? With cities like Nottingham (great for shopping and nightlife), Lincoln (just take a look at the cathedral), and Leicester (famously multicultural), the East Midlands also boasts some great universities – as well as epic countryside in the Derbyshire Peak District and along its stunning coastline. Below is a countdown of the top five universities in the East Midlands:

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3. Nottingham Trent University

Continuing its rise in the University League Table – after an astounding climb of 25 places in four years – Nottingham Trent University moves into third place in the East Midlands. With teaching assessed as gold-standard in 2017 (Teaching Excellence Framework), seven of the university's courses achieve top ten ratings – including Art & Design, an area that has brought forth alumni such as Sam Fell, Oscar-nominated director of the animated feature films Flushed Away and ParaNorman. Interestingly, other alumni of the university include two Great British Bake Off contestants!

Nottingham is a busy and vibrant cultural centre; with over 60,000 students it is one of the UK’s youngest and most dynamic cities.