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University of the West of England Bristol

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Overview of University of the West of England Bristol

The University of the West of England Bristol, a public research university in Bristol, England, traces its origin to Merchant Venturers Navigation School established in 1595. Today, with 30, 732 students, the university is one of the top-ranking universities in the UK. About 4500 international students are studying here, attracted by the UWE study abroad programmes. Known for its research excellence and research impact, the University of West of England Bristol ranking is strong and steady at the top universities list. The university is ranked among the top 25 higher education institutions in England for their career prospects. Recent figures show that 96 percent of recent graduates are in employment or further education, with 78 percent in professional roles. Last year, the university celebrated its highest level of student satisfaction, with 87 percent of students showing that they were happy with the quality of their course.

The university has a number of campuses in Bristol

The Frenchay Campus is the primary and the largest campus with a large student village accommodating about 2000 students. 

The city campus comprises  Bower Ashton Studios, Spike Island, Arnolfini and Watershed.

The university has close links with major employers such as CERN, Rolls Royce, the NHS, Aardman Animation and the BBC who not only hire people but also help in developing a curriculum relevant to the everyday world of technology and business. 


The University of the West of England Bristol Courses 

The university offers more than 600 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and research levels through its departments listed below: 

Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education

    • Department of Arts and Cultural Industries
    • School of Art and Design
    • Department of Education and Childhood
    • School of Film and Journalism
    • Bristol School of Animation (Affiliated School)
    • Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (Associate School)

Faculty of Business and Law

      • Bristol Business School
        • Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
        • Department of Business and Management
      • Bristol Law School

Faculty of Environment and Technology

    • Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
    • Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
    • Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
    • Department of Geography and Environmental Management

Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences

    • Department of Allied Health Professions
    • Department of Biological, Biomedical and Analytical Sciences
    • Department of Health and Social Sciences
    • Department of Nursing and Midwifery


Hartpury College (Associate Faculty)

    • Sport
    • Equine
    • Agriculture
    • Professional
    • Veterinary nursing

The University of the West of England Bristol Ranking

The University of the West of England Bristol World Ranking
QS (2020) 751-800
Times Higher Education or THE (2020)601-800

The University of the West of England Bristol National Ranking
The Complete University Guide (2020)55
The Guardian (2020)28
The Times / Sunday Times (2020)58
Teaching Excellence Framework, a British Government AssessmentGold

UWE Scholarships

UWE offers a small number of scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. For more information, click on the free consultation button below. 




Accounting and Finance (Top Up) BA (Hons) - Undergraduate
Accounting and Finance BA (Hons) - Undergraduate
Accounting and Management BA (Hons) - Undergraduate
Accounting BSc (Hons) - Undergraduate
Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons) - Undergraduate
Aerospace Engineering MEng - Postgraduate
Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies MEng - Postgraduate
Automotive Engineering MEng - Postgraduate
Biological Sciences MSci - Postgraduate
Biomedical Science MSci - Postgraduate
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The University of the West of England, Bristol situated in and around Bristol, is made up of several campuses in the Greater Bristol. The Frenchay Campus is the main campus in terms of student numbers, since most of the classes are based there. The university is affiliated with the Bristol Old Vic Theater School and validates the higher education programs. The City Campus is made up of Bower Ashton Productions, Arnolfini, Spike Island and Watershed, and offers courses in the music and entertainment industries. The Frenchay Campus and the Glenside Campus is home to most of the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, with a cohort of Adult Nursing based at the Gloucester Campus. The Hartpury Campus provides training in animal science, sport, equine, agriculture and conservation.

Student Life

The University of the West of England Bristol offers great accommodation, social clubs, student unions besides financial trading rooms, multi-media studios, extensive libraries, lecture zones, theatres, sports and fitness facilities. Known for its industry connections and practical syllabus, the university is one great gateway to the wide world of modern science, technology, business, fashion and living. Reviews by students of UWE accommodation is good. Students on UWE study abroad programmes can avail themselves of UWE International scholarships.

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Useful Facts
  • When you are in Bristol, All you need to do is inquire. From gyms and food to clothing, events and council tax-make most of the student card. You're not going to get deals like that again.
  • The hot air balloon is a classic Bristol icon. Cameron Balloons in Bedminster is the hottest balloon in the world. Bristol even has a festival of his own to celebrate them.
  • Bristolians are popular for wanting to do things our own way, so Bristol Pound was introduced in 2012. Designed to keep money in the local economy, it has enjoyed a gritty success in sustaining local trade since then.

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