Bournemouth University

Welcome to Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University (BU) is creative, enterprising and international. Located on England’s beautiful south coast, it has state-of-the-art facilities that help you get the most from your studies.

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Your routes to Bournemouth University include a preparation course at Bournemouth University International College, based on the BU campus.

Top reasons to study here

Global university with students from 125 countries

Join a worldwide campus community

Ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching effectiveness

Guardian University Guide 2019

Top 3 in the UK for number of students on work placements

Higher Education Statistics Agency 2017

Top 5 UK university for added value to expected graduate salaries

The Economist 2017

Fantastic seaside location

on the south coast of England, just 2 hours from London

Guaranteed entry

when you pass your College course at the required level with good attendance

Subject rankings

Subject areaUK rankingSource
Archaeology 21st Complete University Guide 2019
Art and Design20thComplete University Guide 2019
Business and Management (research impact)9thTimes Higher Education interpretation of Research Excellence Framework 2014
Communication and Media Studies18thTimes Higher Education interpretation of Research Excellence Framework 2014
Forensic Science 19thComplete University Guide 2019
Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism3rdGuardian University Guide 2019
Sociology26thGuardian University Guide 2019

Your Bournemouth experience

Bournemouth student Anelia from Kazakhstan

Anelia from Kazakhstan

Postgraduate degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management at Bournemouth University

I chose to study at Bournemouth University because I heard that it is the best place to study Tourism. Bournemouth has a very pleasant atmosphere for studying; it's not crowded or too noisy, which helps me focus on my studies.

Bournemouth student Alifia from Indonesia

Alifia from Indonesia

Undergraduate degree in Communication and Media at Bournemouth University

I chose Bournemouth because it is one of the best schools for Media and it’s also on the south coast by the beach. The weather in Bournemouth is great and it’s the perfect size for a student; not too big but also not too small.

Academic excellence and a genuine care for students are at the heart of everything we do here at BU. We help you develop as an individual and make the connections that will get you ahead in life, both professionally and personally.

John Vinney
Professor John Vinney Vice-Chancellor

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