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University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

Welcome to UWE Bristol

As a graduate of UWE Bristol, you will enjoy superb employment opportunities. In addition, the University is based in a city consistently named among the UK’s best places to live.

Search for degrees at UWE Bristol

You can progress to a UWE Bristol degree through a preparation course at UWE Bristol’s International College, based on the University campus.


Top reasons to study here

Top 40 in the UK

Guardian University Guide 2022

Located in friendly Bristol

The biggest city in the south west of England

Home to GradLink

the award-winning careers website for international students

Top 25 in the UK for student satisfaction

Guardian University Guide 2022

Attractive campus with excellent facilities

just a short journey from the city centre

Guaranteed entry

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

Subject rankings

Subject areaRankingSource
Architecture11th in the UK
Top 220 in the world
Guardian University Guide 2022
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
Building and Town & Country Planning9th in the UKComplete University Guide 2022
Criminology9th in the UK (student satisfaction)Guardian University Guide 2022
Forensic Science4th in the UKComplete University Guide 2022
Geography and Environmental Studies33rd in the UKGuardian University Guide 2022
Mechanical Engineering20th in the UKGuardian University Guide 2022
Philosophy5th in the UKGuardian University Guide 2022
Physiotherapy19th in the UKComplete University Guide 2022

Your UWE Bristol experience

Learn more about how to start on your path to UWE Bristol

Notable alumni

  • Dr Zara Nanu (Moldova)

    Graduated from UWE Bristol

    Earned a PhD in Politics in 2011.

    Lifetime achievement

    The co-founder and CEO of Gapsquare, a data science company aiming to close the global gender pay gap. Dr Nanu established the company in 2015, with a passion for improving workplace productivity, profit, and empowerment through diversity and inclusion.

  • Lee Chee Leong (Malaysia)

    Graduated from UWE Bristol

    Earned a BA in 1981.

    Lifetime achievement

    Malaysian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from April 2008 to June 2010 then Deputy Home Minister until May 2013. Leong is one of 4 Vice-Presidents of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA).

  • Milliscent Nnwok (Nigeria)

    Graduated from UWE Bristol

    Earned an MA in Journalism.

    Lifetime achievement

    A broadcast journalist at award-winning news and media channel Channels Television, in Lagos, Nigeria. Nnwok hosts a show called Network Africa, where she interviews leading journalists and experts on some of the continent’s most important issues.

  • Ozan Bahcivan (Turkey)

    Graduated from UWE Bristol

    Earned an MSc in Health Psychology.

    Lifetime achievement

    Founding director of OZ Psychology Family Counselling Centre (Ozel OZ Psikoloji Aile Danisma Merkezi), a company seeking to improve the provision of psycho-social care for cancer patients in Izmir, Turkey. In 2019, Ozan was shortlisted for a Professional Achievement Award at the British Council’s Study UK Alumni Awards, held in Istanbul.

  • Silas Adekunle (Nigeria)

    Graduated from UWE Bristol

    Earned a BEng in Robotics.

    Lifetime achievement

    Founder and CEO of Reach Robotics, an organisation working to create the future of gaming. They are currently developing Mekamon, the world’s first robotic gaming system for the consumer market. Mekamon fuses robotics with reality-bending technology and immersive play.

  • Teo Nie Ching (Malaysia)

    Graduated from UWE Bristol

    Earned a Bachelor of Laws (LLB).

    Lifetime achievement

    The youngest MP in Malaysia, Ching was 27 when she first stood for the general election in 2008. She defeated her fellow candidate by 21,000 votes. In July 2018, Ching was sworn into the Malaysian Cabinet as the Deputy Minister for Education.

  • Tomasita Pazos Aurich (Peru)

    Graduated from UWE Bristol

    Earned a BA in Business Administration in 2004.

    Lifetime achievement

    Anti-Fraud Manager at Banco de Crédito. Aurich formed the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Lima Chapter. She serves as its President and now teaches anti-fraud best practices in the public sector. She is currently working on a compliance book.

At UWE Bristol, we will offer you an excellent  experience in a vibrant, healthy and happy learning environment. Your education and wellbeing are priorities, and we invite you to join our friendly and diverse campus community.
UWE Bristol Vice Chancellor
Steve West Vice-Chancellor and CEO

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