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University of Westminster

Welcome to the University of Westminster

The commercially well-connected University of Westminster is hugely international. You can study alongside students from nearly 170 countries here.

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You have multiple routes to the University of Westminster through Kaplan International College (KIC) London.

Top reasons to study here

Top 300 young university in the world

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2022

Links with globally recognised companies

like the BBC, Sony and the Financial Times

98% of research rated ‘internationally recognised’ or better

Research Excellence Framework 2021

#1 most international university in the UK

Hotcourses Diversity Index 2020

Based in London: the world's #1 student city

QS Best Student Cities 2022

Guaranteed entry

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

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Subject rankings

Subject areaRankingSource
Architecture and Built Environment219th in the UK
Top 230 in the world
Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022
Building13th in the UKComplete University Guide 2023
Communication and Media Studies30th in the UK
Top 100 in the world
Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022
Creative Writing14th in the UK (research quality)Complete University Guide 2023
Criminology18th in the UK (student satisfaction)Guardian University Guide 2023
Fashion and Textiles18th in the UKGuardian University Guide 2023
Film Production and Photography31st in the UKGuardian University Guide 2023
Fine Art7th in the UK
Top 200 in the world
Guardian University Guide 2023
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism25th in the UK Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023
Land and Property Management7th in the UKComplete University Guide 2023
Politics33rd in the UK (student satisfaction)Complete University Guide 2023

Your Westminster experience

Learn more about how to start on your path to Westminster

Notable alumni

  • Adin Talbar (Israel)

    Attended the University of Westminster

    Studied his high school exams at the Regent Street Polytechnic, which became the University of Westminster.

    Lifetime achievement

    Former Deputy Director of the Israeli Ministry for Commerce and Industry. Talbar is credited with furthering German-Israeli cooperation and founded the Israel Academic Sports Association (A.S.A.).

  • Arthur Max (USA)

    Graduated from the University of Westminster

    Earned a BA in Architecture

    Lifetime achievement

    An American Production Designer. Max has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his Production Design work on Gladiator (2000), American Gangster (2007), and The Martian (2015).

  • Dame Vivienne Westwood (UK)

    Attended the University of Westminster

    Studied Silversmithing at Harrow School of Art, which became the University of Westminster, for 1 term in 1992.

    Lifetime achievement

    World-famous fashion designer and businesswoman. Vivian Westwood was largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream.

  • Katalin Bogyay (Hungary)

    Graduated from the University of Westminster

    Earned an MA in International Communications in 1994.

    Lifetime achievement

    Currently the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations since 2015. Bogyay was formerly the Hungarian Ambassador to UNESCO and a well-known TV presenter for MTV Hungary, as well as an international documentary filmmaker.

  • Parry Ravindranathan (India)

    Graduated from the University of Westminster

    Earned an MA in International Journalism (Broadcast) in 2003.

    Lifetime achievement

    Led the expansion of Bloomberg Media into India in 2010. Ravindranathan is now President and Managing Director for all of Bloomberg Media’s international operations outside the USA.

  • Pawlu "Paul" Xuereb (Malta)

    Graduated from the University of Westminster

    Earned a BA in Journalism, Political Economy and Political Science at the Regent Street Polytechnic, which became the University of Westminster, in 1950.

    Lifetime achievement

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives of Malta from 1986 until he became the Acting President of Malta from 1987 until 1989. A bronze statue designed by Anton Agius was erected outside the Bastions of Mdina in his honour.

  • Peter Ramrayka (Guyana)

    Graduated from the University of Westminster

    Earned an MBA in 1988.

    Lifetime achievement

    A founding member and Chairman of Guyhealth (UK), which provides support to Guyana’s health services. Ramrayka is Chair of the Institute of Healthcare Management’s London and South East Regional Council, and the Royal Air Force Association’s City and Central London Branch.

  • Siddharth Shanghvi (India)

    Graduated from the University of Westminster

    Earned an MA in International Journalism in 1999.

    Lifetime achievement

    Award-winning author. Shanghvi’s debut novel The Last Song of Dusk (2004) won the Betty Trask Award, one of UK’s most prestigious prizes for debut novels. His book was translated into 16 languages and became an international bestseller. Shanghvi has been voted one of India Today’s 50 Most Powerful Young Indians and one of the Sunday Times’ lists of the UK’s 10 Most Creative Men.

  • Zac Nsenga (Rwanda)

    Graduated from the University of Westminster

    Earned an MA in Diplomatic Studies.

    Lifetime achievement

    The Rwandan ambassador to the United States from 2003 to 2007. Previously Nsenga had been Ambassador to the State of Israel, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

At the University of Westminster, we offer you a hugely stimulating environment where you can learn and develop. Educating people for their professional lives is now more important than ever before, so we’re committed to investing in our students' long-term futures. We look forward to welcoming you to the city of London, and to the University of Westminster.
Professor Alex Hughes
Prof. Alex Hughes Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement)

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