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University of Bristol

Location Clifton Campus, Bristol United Kingdom
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Ranking

# 62

QS World University Rankings
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309

Undergraduate programs
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231

Postgraduate programs
International

7483

International students

Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol offers a world-class learning environment. Our academic excellence is combined with an independent and forward-thinking spirit.


The University campus is at the heart of Bristol, a beautiful and vibrant city in the south-west of England.  


Bristol offers more than 600 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, taught in English. Students learn in state-of-the-art facilities with academics who are leaders in their fields.  


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 2021).  


Bristol was the first UK university to declare a climate emergency. We continue our commitment to sustainability with an ambitious green strategy and innovative environmental research. 

Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol offers a world-class learning environment. Our academic excellence is combined with an independent and forward-thinking spirit.


The University campus is at the heart of Bristol, a beautiful and vibrant city in the south-west of England.  


Bristol offers more than 600 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, taught in English. Students learn in state-of-the-art facilities with academics who are leaders in their fields.  


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 2021).  


Bristol was the first UK university to declare a climate emergency. We continue our commitment to sustainability with an ambitious green strategy and innovative environmental research. 

University information

Bristol accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study. Our website gives more information about applying as an international student.  
For students who need a visa to study in the UK, our Student Visa Services team is here to help – from accepting an offer right through to graduation.

PTE Academic

Minimum score

67

Maximum score

78

Cambridge CAE Advanced

Minimum score

168

Maximum score

184

ACT

Minimum score

24

Maximum score

0

IELTS

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

7

TOEFL

Minimum score

90

Maximum score

103

IELTS - Masters

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

7

TOEFL - Masters

Minimum score

90

Maximum score

103

PTE Academic - Masters

Minimum score

67

Maximum score

78

Cambridge CAE Advanced - Masters

Minimum score

168

Maximum score

184

TOEFL - Bachelors

Minimum score

90

Maximum score

103

IELTS - Bachelors

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

7

PTE Academic - Bachelors

Minimum score

67

Maximum score

78

Cambridge CAE Advanced - Bachelors

Minimum score

168

Maximum score

184

The University’s main Clifton campus is near the centre of Bristol, with most buildings within walking distance. 

The University is significantly investing in campus development. We have committed around £700 million to ambitious projects that will transform our campuses, buildings and facilities.

Our student services are here to help with all aspects of university life. We offer academic, personal and practical support to help students make the most of their time at Bristol.  

Total students

25,659

UG students

76%

PG students

24%

International students

7,483

UG students

52%

PG students

48%

Total faculty staff

3,210

Domestic staff

64%

Int'l staff

36%

Student life

The University’s world-class education attracts the brightest minds from across the world. Around 25% of our students are from outside the UK, with more than 150 countries represented.  
Bristol is one of the UK’s best cities. It's just 90 minutes from London but also close to beautiful English countryside. It’s a friendly, historic and multicultural hub with world-class culture and plenty of green space. 
University accommodation is divided into three Student Residential Villages. There is a wide range of residences available for different preferences and budgets. Some rooms are in modern flats in the city centre, and others are on the edge of town with acres of grounds. 
Bristol Students’ Union supports more than 400 student-led societies for a huge range of interests. This includes around 50 country-based and religious societies. 
Our outstanding sports and fitness facilities cater to everyone from beginners to top athletes. We also offer over 70 sports clubs.  

Bristol graduates are highly sought after by employers. The University was ranked joint seventh in the UK in the latest QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022.  

The Careers Service provides expert employability advice and resources. Students can access support during their degree and for up to three years after graduation. Our friendly advisers also offer tailored support for international students.

Bristol graduates will join our inspirational alumni community, with more than 170,000 alumni from 191 countries. Our in-country networks and online alumni platform help past students around the world to connect.  

Rankings & ratings

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

Available programs

The University of Bristol offers a world-class undergraduate education. Teaching is delivered by leading academics and informed by our influential research. 

We offer more than 300 undergraduate degrees in Arts; Engineering; Health Sciences; Life Sciences; Science; and Social Sciences and Law. 

Many courses include optional units to help students tailor their degree to suit their interests. Some incorporate study abroad, innovation, industrial experience or quantitative research methods. 

Students can apply for undergraduate courses through UCAS.

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Postgraduates at Bristol study alongside leading academics engaged in groundbreaking research. The University has strong research links, expert staff and a reputation for innovation.

Students can choose from more than 300 postgraduate degrees at Bristol.  The University has six faculties: Arts; Engineering; Health Sciences; Life Sciences; Science; and Social Sciences and Law.

Our wide range of taught programmes includes MA, MSc and LLM degrees. We offer research programmes such as PhDs and master’s degrees by research. Some programmes provide part-time study options or distance learning.

Postgraduate students can apply online through the University of Bristol website.

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