Top Five Universities in the North West 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 the North West? The region is known for its culture – from The Beatles to Northern Soul and Madchester – and also includes some of the best universities in the UK. Cities like Liverpool and Manchester offer a buzzing, metropolitan lifestyle; further to the North are Lancaster and the Lake District for a more rural experience. Below is a countdown of the top five universities in for the North West:


5. Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University climbs 11 places in the University League Table, appearing now within to top 60 UK universities for the first time – and in the process it rejoins the North West's top five for the first time since 2017. Edge Hill benefits from higher scores across the board but prospective students will be particularly intrigued to hear about its Graduate Prospects score – with a jump of nearly 7% to 76.9% – and its Good Honours score, now at 74%.

Edge Hill is located a short jaunt from the hustle and bustle of Liverpool, offering its students a good mix of the quieter things and city life. The university boasts a strong reputation for career-focused professional education.