Get more bang for your buck: These are the best value universities in the UK

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London based universities have not made it onto the top 20 (Source: Getty)

University tuition fees in the UK have significantly increased in recent years, which means students are on the hunt for the institutions providing the best value for money.

Now a new report, which took into account tuition fees, student outgoings like the price of a pint and cost of renting, as well as employment prospects post-graduation, has found Loughborough University offers students more bang for their buck.

Keele university came in second, and Warwick was ranked third. These overall top three universities came joint first for food costs, although their employment prospect ranks varied significantly.

Comparison website Expert Market, which conducted the study, found Cambridge and Oxford failed to make the top 10, despite ranking extremely highly for graduate prospects.

They both proved too pricey, with Oxford being the most expensive place to rent university accommodation outside London.

Unsurprisingly, no London-based universities made it into the top 20, largely because students in the capital are faced with the highest living costs throughout their degree.

However, St. George’s University was ranked 21st, making it the capital’s best value place to study.

Here’s the full top 20...

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