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University of Bristol

Senate House, Tyndall Avenue Bristol View map
United Kingdom
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Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol combines academic excellence with an independent and forward-thinking spirit.

Inspirational teaching
At Bristol, you’ll learn from and alongside academics who are leaders in their fields. This world-class teaching attracts the brightest students from across the world, with more than 150 countries represented in our international community. After graduation, you’ll be part of our worldwide alumni network of inspirational innovators, entrepreneurs and influencers.

Research excellence
The University is at the cutting edge of global research. A member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Bristol is a top five UK institution for research (THE analysis of REF 2014).

Industry connections
Bristol enjoys strong connections with hundreds of organisations worldwide, and is the second most-targeted UK university by leading employers (High Fliers Research 2019). The University is ranked 6th in the UK for graduate employability (QS 2019) and Bristol alumni are among the highest paid in the country (LEO data 2015/16).

The best city life
You’ll study in the heart of Bristol, a historic, lively and green city in the south-west of England under two hours from London. With its vibrant culture, desirable location and community spirit, Bristol is a city made for student life.

World-class facilities
We continually invest in facilities and technology for our students. Our state-of-the-art buildings include the £56.5 million Life Sciences building and the Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information, and we are investing £300 million in our new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. You’ll also benefit from our 24-hour libraries, extensive IT spaces and purpose-built study centres.

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Bristol Medical School

Centre for Applied Anatomy

Faculty Arts

School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Mathematics

School of Education

School of Geographical Sciences

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

School of Economics, Finance and Management

School of Psychological Science

University Highlights

Total students - 23,139


International students - 6,081


Total faculty staff - 2,970


Total students - 23,139


International students - 6,081


Total faculty staff - 2,970



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