University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is a diverse and dynamic university situated in the heart of London, one of the world’s greatest cities. With a vibrant learning environment and a commitment to educating for professional life, we have a distinguished 175-year history, and continue to attract more than 20,000 students from 169 different nations.

A wide range of Westminster’s courses are independently rated as excellent, and the University’s research leads the way in many areas including art and design, architecture and media.

Our innovative undergraduate and postgraduate courses are delivered by five faculties:

    • Architecture and the Built Environment
    • Media, Arts and Design
    • Science and Technology
    • Social Sciences, Humanities and Law
    • Westminster Business School


London is our campus

London is one of the world’s most exciting cities and we are at the centre of it. From business and finance to fashion, art, music, cinema and sport, London is where things tend to happen first. Studying at Westminster means that your classroom goes well beyond the walls of the University and everything that London has to offer is on your doorstep.

Excellent industry links

We are proud to have strong links with industry and professional organisations in London and across the UK, making sure that our courses are professionally relevant and offering students extensive placement and internship opportunities in leading businesses in their chosen sectors.


  • Top 10 in the UK and 1st in London for Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations (The Guardian 2016)
  • Top 5 in London and Top 20 in the UK for Media and Film Studies (The Guardian 2016)
  • 4th in London and 6th in the UK for Communications and Media Studies (QS World University Rankings 2017)
  • 2nd in London and 16th in the UK for Architecture (QS World University Rankings 2017)
  • Number 1 in the UK for diversity (Hotcourses Diversity Index 2016)
  • Top 10 in the UK and 1st in London for Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations (The Guardian 2016)
  • Top 5 in the UK and 2nd in London for Fashion (The Guardian 2016)
  • 6th in the UK for Art and Design (The Complete University Guide 2014)
  • Top 15 in the UK and 1st  in London for Hospitality, Event Management & Tourism (The Guardian 2016)
  • Top rated Architecture department with RIBA accreditation
  • Strong industry links and professional accreditations
  • One of the few Bloomberg Financial Markets Suites in the UK
  • World-class flagship audio recording studio for music students
  • AMBA accredited MBA programme

Notable alumni

  • Sir Alexander Fleming (Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovery of Penicillin)
  • Christopher Bailey (CEO, Burberry)
  • Vivienne Westwood (Fashion designer)
  • Sinclair Beecham MBE and Julian Metcalfe (co-founders of Pret à Manger)
  • Asif Kapadia (BAFTA winning filmmaker)