Bournemouth University

Welcome to Bournemouth University

Prepare for your future at one of the UK’s most creative, enterprising and international universities. Bournemouth University (BU) is located on England’s beautiful south coast, and is home to state-of-the-art facilities that help you get the most from your studies.

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

Reasons to study at Bournemouth University

#1 in Britain for students on work placements

Higher Education Statistics Agency

4th in the UK for teaching effectiveness

Guardian University Guide 2018

96% of research is of international quality or better

Research Excellence Framework 2014

94% employment rate for graduates

Higher Education Statistics Agency

Guaranteed entry

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

Bournemouth University subject ranking highlights

Subject areaUK rankingSource
Business and Management (research impact)9thResearch Excellence Framework (REF)
Communication and Media StudiesTop 20REF
Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism10thGuardian University Guide 2018
Sociology7thGuardian 2018

Why choose Bournemouth University (BU)?

Suyan Bournemouth College student

Suyan from China

Master's degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management at Bournemouth University

I chose BU because it is one of the very best universities for teaching Hospitality, and it has a great reputation in this field. I was also attracted by the placement opportunity that my course offers, as I believe the experience of working abroad will enhance my employability for the future.

Bournemouth University student Maiko

Maiko from Japan

Master's degree in Tourism Management at Bournemouth University

Academic staff are very understanding, and in particular I had a good relationship with my dissertation supervisor, programme leader and administrator. They always encouraged and advised me very well when I faced problems.

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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