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University of the West of England

Location

Frenchay Campus, Bristol United Kingdom

Ranking

# 741-750QS World University Rankings

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93Postgraduate programs

International

8560International students

About University of the West of England

UWE Bristol is an ambitious, progressive university based in one of the UK’s most vibrant and creative cities. Here, we’re focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise. We empower you to develop yourself, so that you can achieve your goals – both personally and professionally.

Our courses have been developed with students’ future careers in mind, and we have created an impressive learning environment with facilities that inspire. You’ll be welcomed into a community which will challenge, excite, and support you, so you’ll graduate with the skills and experience needed to succeed in your future career.

With three campuses spanning Bristol, you’ll benefit from living in a lively and exciting location, with a secure and supportive campus community. At UWE Bristol, we welcome over 36,000 students representing 163 countries, and offer nearly 700 courses, covering a wide range of subject areas. You’ll benefit from a flexible learning experience where you can select course modules to cater to your specific interests.

We also have a wide range of partner institutions that offer degrees which are awarded by UWE Bristol across the globe in Europe and across Asia. Find out more about our partner organisations.

“We have an excellent reputation for graduate employability and industry partnerships so you can benefit from opportunities to get involved in placements, internships or live projects. This will equip you with the most in-demand skills, and the kind of mindset that employers want and need.

Everyone here, from our students to staff, industry partners to alumni are driven by the same goal – how can we make things better? If you share that same mindset, welcome to UWE Bristol. You’ll be in excellent company .” - Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor President and CEO, UWE Bristol

Support for international students

To help you settle into university, we have specialist teams and services equipped to support you in your move to the UK and to life at UWE Bristol. Our Global Centre is there for you at every stage of your transition into life at UWE Bristol. From Pre-sessional English courses and Summer Schools, to a friendly airport welcome and immigration advice. Plus a programme of events to help you make the most of your time here and develop a wide network of friends:

  • Before you arrive: We have teams in regional offices around the world and in the UK, who are in place to support and guide you through your application, including any questions about your UK visa. We also offer pre-departure briefings in many countries and provide you with information to support your arrival at UWE Bristol.
  • When you arrive: Our Global Student Support team is here to support your arrival and help you settle into life at UWE Bristol. The team is ready to provide information and advice so you get the best from your time at UWE Bristol. They’ll greet you when you first arrive, and organise social events (such as the International Student Orientation) to help you settle into your new environment.
  • After you’ve arrived: Once you’ve settled into life at UWE Bristol, we have lots of support available whenever you need it. You’ll find support with English language, with careers, working and volunteering, a Global Buddy Programme, advice on protecting your visa and working in the UK, and much more.

Research excellence

Researchers at UWE Bristol are involved in projects of regional, national and global significance. We tackle the big issues of today and tomorrow head on. Working for a better future.  It’s research done well. Research with the power to transform lives, transform the future.

Find out more about our research.

UWE Bristol is a fantastic hub for international students and professionals alike. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what our international students have to say:

“I've always wanted to study in Britain and then when I learnt more about Bristol I had fallen in love with the city. UWE Bristol caught my eye from the beginning because of beautiful campuses and big opportunities. I really like the modern business school building and that's what attracted me to study here.”

Viktorie, BA(Hons) Business and Events Management

“I feel like I’m part of a community that pushes you to do and be better. Thanks to the university I’ve gained valuable knowledge and made great connections that will help me in the future and in my professional career.

The UK is one of the world's top destinations for university and academic studies, so I knew that if I wanted a quality renowned degree, it had to be here. UWE Bristol was supportive during my application process as they helped me with the visa process and when I came here with such great services such as the airport pick-up service.”

Manal, MSc Digital Marketing

“Bristol is a beautiful city and it feels like home now. It’s a city full of students and the locals are warm and welcoming. I love the vibes and it’s a green city.”

Simran, BSc(Hons) Biomedical Science

About University of the West of England

UWE Bristol is an ambitious, progressive university based in one of the UK’s most vibrant and creative cities. Here, we’re focused on solving future global challenges through outstanding learning, world-leading research and a culture of enterprise. We empower you to develop yourself, so that you can achieve your goals – both personally and professionally.

Our courses have been developed with students’ future careers in mind, and we have created an impressive learning environment with facilities that inspire. You’ll be welcomed into a community which will challenge, excite, and support you, so you’ll graduate with the skills and experience needed to succeed in your future career.

With three campuses spanning Bristol, you’ll benefit from living in a lively and exciting location, with a secure and supportive campus community. At UWE Bristol, we welcome over 36,000 students representing 163 countries, and offer nearly 700 courses, covering a wide range of subject areas. You’ll benefit from a flexible learning experience where you can select course modules to cater to your specific interests.

We also have a wide range of partner institutions that offer degrees which are awarded by UWE Bristol across the globe in Europe and across Asia. Find out more about our partner organisations.

“We have an excellent reputation for graduate employability and industry partnerships so you can benefit from opportunities to get involved in placements, internships or live projects. This will equip you with the most in-demand skills, and the kind of mindset that employers want and need.

Everyone here, from our students to staff, industry partners to alumni are driven by the same goal – how can we make things better? If you share that same mindset, welcome to UWE Bristol. You’ll be in excellent company .” - Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor President and CEO, UWE Bristol

Support for international students

To help you settle into university, we have specialist teams and services equipped to support you in your move to the UK and to life at UWE Bristol. Our Global Centre is there for you at every stage of your transition into life at UWE Bristol. From Pre-sessional English courses and Summer Schools, to a friendly airport welcome and immigration advice. Plus a programme of events to help you make the most of your time here and develop a wide network of friends:

  • Before you arrive: We have teams in regional offices around the world and in the UK, who are in place to support and guide you through your application, including any questions about your UK visa. We also offer pre-departure briefings in many countries and provide you with information to support your arrival at UWE Bristol.
  • When you arrive: Our Global Student Support team is here to support your arrival and help you settle into life at UWE Bristol. The team is ready to provide information and advice so you get the best from your time at UWE Bristol. They’ll greet you when you first arrive, and organise social events (such as the International Student Orientation) to help you settle into your new environment.
  • After you’ve arrived: Once you’ve settled into life at UWE Bristol, we have lots of support available whenever you need it. You’ll find support with English language, with careers, working and volunteering, a Global Buddy Programme, advice on protecting your visa and working in the UK, and much more.

Research excellence

Researchers at UWE Bristol are involved in projects of regional, national and global significance. We tackle the big issues of today and tomorrow head on. Working for a better future.  It’s research done well. Research with the power to transform lives, transform the future.

Find out more about our research.

UWE Bristol is a fantastic hub for international students and professionals alike. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what our international students have to say:

“I've always wanted to study in Britain and then when I learnt more about Bristol I had fallen in love with the city. UWE Bristol caught my eye from the beginning because of beautiful campuses and big opportunities. I really like the modern business school building and that's what attracted me to study here.”

Viktorie, BA(Hons) Business and Events Management

“I feel like I’m part of a community that pushes you to do and be better. Thanks to the university I’ve gained valuable knowledge and made great connections that will help me in the future and in my professional career.

The UK is one of the world's top destinations for university and academic studies, so I knew that if I wanted a quality renowned degree, it had to be here. UWE Bristol was supportive during my application process as they helped me with the visa process and when I came here with such great services such as the airport pick-up service.”

Manal, MSc Digital Marketing

“Bristol is a beautiful city and it feels like home now. It’s a city full of students and the locals are warm and welcoming. I love the vibes and it’s a green city.”

Simran, BSc(Hons) Biomedical Science

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University information

Ready to apply to UWE Bristol as an international student? Here are the different ways you can apply.

Undergraduate students:

First check your eligibility, including English Language requirements. Then choose to apply in one of three ways:

1.        Register and apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

2.        Apply through one of our agents or representatives in your country.

3.        Meet a representative at one of our regional offices.


Postgraduate students can choose to apply either by:

1.        Clicking the 'apply now' button on the postgraduate course page, and completing the online form, or

2.        Applying through one of our agents or representatives in your country or meeting a representative at one of our regional offices .

Undergraduate and postgraduate applications for September 2022 courses are open. Applications for January 2023 courses will open in July 2022.

Find out more: International applications - Applying

Master

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In recent years, we have invested £300 million into our facilities. All to ensure that learning spaces are up-to-the-minute, and to offer you access to industry-standard equipment across the University.

This includes:

  • A newly-opened award-winning engineering building, designed to inspire the engineers of the future. It has been built for hands-on investigation and offers engine test cells, wind tunnels, collaborative learning spaces and a Merlin MP521 flight simulator.
  • The Bristol Robotics Laboratory, an internationally recognised ‘centre of excellence’ for advanced robotics research. The BRL is a multi-million-pound partnership between UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol and is the largest research facility of its kind in the UK.
  • £55 million modern Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School that reflects a real business environment, and houses mock courtrooms and a virtual law office.
  • £9 million award-winning film studios for creative industries students at Bower Ashton Campus. Complemented by inspirational architecture and views of the historic Ashton Court estate, it houses industry-standard production and post-production facilities for filmmaking, animation and photography.
  • Newly refurbished PC labs at Frenchay Campus including a cutting-edge games studio. Other studio facilities include integrated studios for CAD (Computer Aided Design) and a wide range of specialist architectural resources.
  • Modern facilities for the health courses including a simulation suite and Optometry and Clinical Skills Centre, allowing you to hone your skills in environments that mimic real clinical and community settings. Whether it’s using the hospital-standard equipment in diagnostic imaging, or delivering radiotherapy to virtual patients, you can confidently take your new knowledge into the workplace.
  • A crime scene house for forensic science students, featuring six rooms that have been specially adapted to stage a variety of simulated crime scenes. The house, designed by UWE Bristol and the Avon and Somerset Constabulary, allows students to examine each room and solve a jigsaw puzzle of clues, equipping them with invaluable skills and experience for a career in forensics.

Find out more about our facilities here.

Accommodation

Our campuses are spread over three safe and secure sites: Frenchay, Bower Ashton and Glenside, all just a short bus ride away from the city centre. Each site offers a variety of accommodation options to fit your needs, including both university managed and private sites, but whichever option you choose will be safe, well-equipped and comfortable.

You can find more information, and take a look around our accommodation options with our 360° room tours, on our international student accommodation webpage.

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Student life

Fiercely independent, daringly unconventional, welcoming, open, diverse and safe. It is – and can only be – Bristol. Home to over 465,000 people hailing from 187 different countries, there are over 91 different languages spoken, and 45 religions practised.

Topping polls on a regular basis, Bristol is a great place to live – with so much on offer including music, arts, culture, sports, green spaces, a buzzing food scene and fantastic festivals. And it’s a great place to start a career too. Bristol is a hotbed of creativity, commerce, innovation, research and tech. Home to start-ups and shared workspaces, professional bodies, business incubators and multinationals, including the likes of Rolls-Royce, BBC, Airbus and Intel. For you this means incredible work experience, placement and employment opportunities right on your doorstep. Bristol is a city buzzing with potential and whatever you’re into, you’ll find it here.

And while Bristol is a city that doesn’t follow the crowd, it’s well connected for international travel, with an international airport, two major railway stations and a coach station. (London’s just 90 minutes away by train).

We know there’s more to your UWE Bristol experience than just your course. Music, sports, community projects, support networks, the list goes on. Getting involved in extra-curricular groups and activities will not only enrich your student life, but also show potential employers that there’s more to you than just a great degree.

With over 160 societies and clubs to choose from, you’re sure to find something for you. In fact, UWE Bristol has over 7,000 members of sports clubs, societies and networks, and there’s an Advice Centre when you need it too. So, get involved, meet new people, and have fun. That’s all part of the UWE Bristol experience.

UWE Bristol partners with many employers to make sure its courses are up-to-date and industry-relevant, as well as to offer you a huge range of placement and internship opportunities. Working with over 10,000 employers from the likes of Airbus, Savills, Arup and the NHS, we develop our courses to meet high professional standards, giving you the theoretical knowledge and real-world experience needed to kick start your career.

We’ll also support you to develop strong enterprise skills, crucial in today’s job market in helping you to identify new opportunities, think creatively and bring your ideas to life.

Over 200 courses come with professional accreditation from industry bodies, and graduates gain access to UWE Bristol’s alumni network of over 310,000 former students. The university enjoys an extremely high  graduate employment rate, with 91% of all undergraduates in work or further study within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021/22 published 2023).

The types of careers support we offer includes:

  • A range of drop-in and appointment services to talk you through the opportunities available to you.
  • The UWE Bristol Careers Toolkit app, to help you develop your interview skills, build your CV, take career tests and much more.
  • Career coaching, where our qualified professionals provide you with the tools you’ll need to pick your perfect career, develop a career plan and prepare for interview.
  • GradLink, our specialist careers website for UK-education international students and graduates, where you can research global graduate job markets, prepare your CV and apply for jobs.

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

In this guide you will find:
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Where to look for scholarship opportunities

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A list of available scholarships around the world

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Rankings & ratings

University of the West of England is one of the top public universities in Bristol, United Kingdom. It is ranked #741-750 in QS World University Rankings 2024.

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