In the annual QS Ranking, which lists the top 400 places to study globally, 10 UK institutions were ranked among the top 50, with Cambridge topping the homegrown candidates, clocking in at the third best in the world.
Only Boston's Massachusettes Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard ranked ahead of the British institution, while Oxford was the second UK university on the list, coming in at number six in the world.
The list is compiled based on six aspects of university education: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty student ratio, international faculty ratio, international student ratio and citations per faculty.
A fifth of the top 50 universities in the world are based in the UK, making the country home to more than any other nation, apart from the US.
If you're wondering where to study, or how your own alma mater fairs, here are the UK universities which made the world ranking and where they were placed.