University of Bristol : Rankings, Fees & Courses Details | Top Universities
Beacon House, Queens Road, Bristol, GB, Bristol United Kingdom
    • QS World University Rankings
      62
    • StatusPublic
    • Research OutputVery High
    • Student/Faculty Ratio8
    • ScholarshipsYes
    • International Students7,483
    • SizeL
    • Total Faculty3,210

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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 collaborate with academics who are leaders in their fields. This world-class educational environment attracts the brightest students from across the world, with more than 150 countries represented in our international community

    Research excellence
    The University is at the cutting edge of global research, producing groundbreaking work that makes an impact on society at local, national and international levels. 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).

    World-class facilities
    We continually invest in facilities and technology for our students, who benefit from our 24-hour libraries, extensive IT spaces and purpose-built study centres.

    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. The recently transformed Fry Building is a world-class facility, home to the School of Mathematics.

    Bristol Students’ Union
    We help students have a positive, balanced and rounded university experience, with more than 400 clubs and societies run by Bristol SU.

    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.

    Support
    There is a wide range of academic and pastoral support available to students at the University. Based in University residences and academic schools, Wellbeing Advisers are available for those who need some extra support. Most students are assigned a personal tutor who they meet with regularly to discuss their progress. Peer mentoring is available to first-year students to help them settle into life at university.

    Welcoming students from around the world
    The University of Bristol has a transparent admissions process and accepts a wide range of international qualifications.

    International scholarships
    If you have the talent and ability to succeed, concerns about funding should not stop you from applying to Bristol. In 2020 we are investing £1 million in international scholarships to help the brightest and best students come to the University of Bristol. 

    Bright futures
    The Careers Service inspires students and helps them to get to where they want to be when they graduate. Alongside employer presentations and careers fairs, the service offers workshops and assistance to students in the following areas:

    • Career research
    • CV, covering letters and application forms
    • Interview and selection processes
    • Job seeking and networking
    • Skills development
    • Further study.


    Bristol is the fourth most-targeted UK university by leading employers (High Fliers Research 2020) and is ranked 9th in the UK for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020).

    Inspirational alumni
    Bristol graduates go on to do extraordinary things, following a wide range of career paths in academia, research, the public sector, industry and non-governmental organisations. We have a worldwide alumni network of inspirational innovators, entrepreneurs and influencers.

    About

    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 collaborate with academics who are leaders in their fields. This world-class educational environment attracts the brightest students from across the world, with more than 150 countries represented in our international community

    Research excellence
    The University is at the cutting edge of global research, producing groundbreaking work that makes an impact on society at local, national and international levels. 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).

    World-class facilities
    We continually invest in facilities and technology for our students, who benefit from our 24-hour libraries, extensive IT spaces and purpose-built study centres.

    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. The recently transformed Fry Building is a world-class facility, home to the School of Mathematics.

    Bristol Students’ Union
    We help students have a positive, balanced and rounded university experience, with more than 400 clubs and societies run by Bristol SU.

    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.

    Support
    There is a wide range of academic and pastoral support available to students at the University. Based in University residences and academic schools, Wellbeing Advisers are available for those who need some extra support. Most students are assigned a personal tutor who they meet with regularly to discuss their progress. Peer mentoring is available to first-year students to help them settle into life at university.

    Welcoming students from around the world
    The University of Bristol has a transparent admissions process and accepts a wide range of international qualifications.

    International scholarships
    If you have the talent and ability to succeed, concerns about funding should not stop you from applying to Bristol. In 2020 we are investing £1 million in international scholarships to help the brightest and best students come to the University of Bristol. 

    Bright futures
    The Careers Service inspires students and helps them to get to where they want to be when they graduate. Alongside employer presentations and careers fairs, the service offers workshops and assistance to students in the following areas:

    • Career research
    • CV, covering letters and application forms
    • Interview and selection processes
    • Job seeking and networking
    • Skills development
    • Further study.


    Bristol is the fourth most-targeted UK university by leading employers (High Fliers Research 2020) and is ranked 9th in the UK for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020).

    Inspirational alumni
    Bristol graduates go on to do extraordinary things, following a wide range of career paths in academia, research, the public sector, industry and non-governmental organisations. We have a worldwide alumni network of inspirational innovators, entrepreneurs and influencers.

    Available programs

    University highlights

    University of Bristol is one of the top Public universities in Bristol, United Kingdom. It is ranked #62 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

    QS World University Rankings

    • 2012
      #28
    • 2014
      #30
    • 2015
      #29
    • 2016
      #37
    • 2017
      #41
    • 2018
      #44
    • 2019
      #51
    • 2020
      #49
    • 2021
      #58
    • 2022
      #62

    Ranking criteria

    71
    Overall
    74.7
    Academic Reputation
    84.3
    Employer Reputation
    67.5
    Faculty Student Ratio
    50.7
    Citations per Faculty
    91.3
    International Faculty Ratio
    83.6
    International Students Ratio

    Student & Staff

    Total students
    25,659

    24%
    76%

    International students
    7,483

    48%
    52%

    Total faculty staff
    3,210

    1154
    2056

    Total students
    25,659

    24%
    76%

    International students
    7,483

    48%
    52%

    Total faculty staff
    3,210

    2056
    1154

    Scholarships

    Yes
    The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

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