Tiers for UK universities

Tiers 2 and 3

Birkbeck, University of London: tier 3
Cambridge University: tier 3
Cardiff University: tier 3
Durham University: tier 3
Goldsmiths College, University of London: tier 2
Keele University: tier 2
King's College London: tier 3
Lancaster University: tier 3
London School of Economics: tier 3
Manchester Metropolitan University: tier 2
New College of the Humanities: tier 2
Nottingham University: tier 3
Open University (UK): tier 3
Oxford Brookes University: tier 2
Oxford University: tier 3
Queen's University, Belfast: tier 2
Royal Holloway University of London: tier 2
Staffordshire University: tier 3
University College London: tier 3
University of Aberdeen: tier 2
University of Birmingham: tier 3
University of Bristol: tier 3
University of Central Lancashire: tier 2
University of East Anglia: tier 3
University of Edinburgh: tier 3
University of Essex: tier 3
University of Exeter: tier 3
University of Glasgow: tier 3
University of Hertfordshire: tier 2
University of Hull: tier 2
University of Kent: tier 3
University of Leeds: tier 3
University of Liverpool: tier 3
University of London: tier 3
University of Manchester: tier 3
University of Reading: tier 3
University of Sheffield: tier 3
University of Southampton: tier 3
University of St. Andrews: tier 3
University of Stirling: tier 3
University of Surrey: tier 3
University of Sussex: tier 3
University of the West of England: tier 2
University of Warwick: tier 3
University of York: tier 3
Wolfson College, Oxford: tier 3

Tier 1

All UK universities that grant a BA in philosophy or equivalent and that are not listed above are in tier 1.