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
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.

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.

Why choose Bournemouth University?

A creative environment

Bournemouth University is at the forefront of the UK’s world-famous creative industry, with a great reputation in disciplines such as Animation, Art, Media, Journalism and Advertising. Bournemouth alumni have gone on to work on Oscar and BAFTA-winning productions, and the town itself has a lively cultural scene with concerts, festivals and carnivals.

Technology and innovation

In the fields of digital innovation and new technology, BU is a true pioneer. Home to the world-renowned National Centre for Computer Animation, and a winner of the award for Outstanding Digital Innovation in Teaching or Research (Times Higher Education), BU is always looking to the future.

A beautiful location

Bournemouth University campus enjoys a seaside location in a picturesque part of southern England, complete with 11 km of sandy beaches. The town of Bournemouth features 2,000 acres of parks and gardens, making for a tranquil and inspiring setting in which to study.

Top 10 for Business and Management

BU has a great reputation for Business and Management, and its research in the field was ranked in the UK top 10 for impact by the Research Excellence Framework. BU is also strong in areas such as Hospitality and Tourism, Media Studies, and Sociology, and is a winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, the UK’s most notable award for higher education.

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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