Following are among the largest universities in the United Kingdom:

The Open University (OU) - It is the UK’s largest university and the world leader in distance education. Independent authorities have consistently ranked the OU in the top 5 universities nationally for teaching quality and virtually all of the University’s research areas have received ratings of national or international excellence.

Northumbria University (Newcastle) - Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the country, offering a wide range of courses on either a full-time, part-time or distance learning basis. The University has excellent links with further and higher education, industry and commerce throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

University of London - By 1908, the University of London had more than 4000 registered students, exceeding the universities of both Oxford and Cambridge, becoming the largest university in the UK and the 5th largest in the world. Any qualified student can study by distance learning throughout the world through the University of London International Programmes.

University of Leeds - It is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK and a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise showed the University of Leeds to be the UK's 8th biggest research powerhouse.

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) - It is part of the largest higher education campus in the UK. MMU is the largest public sector provider of accountancy training in the North West. It is also one of the largest providers of science, engineering and technology education in the UK.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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