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

Global university with students from 125 countries

a multicultural study environment

Top 5 in the UK for added value to expected graduate salaries

The Economist 2017

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

Higher Education Statistics Agency 2017

92% of graduates in work or further education after 6 months

Higher Education Statistics Agency 2016–17

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)9thTimes Higher Education interpretation of Research Excellence Framework 2014
Communication and Media StudiesTop 20Times Higher Education interpretation of Research Excellence Framework 2014
Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism10thGuardian University Guide 2018
Journalism, Publishing and Public RelationsTop 25Guardian University Guide 2018
Sociology7thGuardian University Guide 2018

Why choose Bournemouth University (BU)?

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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