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Bournemouth University

The Fusion building at Bournemouth University Talbot Campus

Bournemouth University

Located on the south coast of England in a vibrant town by the sea, BU offers a global outlook and excellent opportunities to gain industry experience while studying.

Why choose Bournemouth University?

Top 50 in the UK overall  

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 

6th safest area in the UK

Office for National Statistics (October 2022), referring to the county of Dorset

Top 30 in the world for sustainable development goals

Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

BU offers a range of degrees to help you kickstart your career journey, including many courses that are accredited by professional bodies.

Ready to find a degree at Bournemouth University?


in the UK for Animation 

Animation Career Review 2023 

in the UK for Anthropology 

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

in the UK for Hospitality and Tourism Management 

Shanghai Rankings of Academic Subjects 2022

in the UK for Archaeology 

Complete University Guide 2025 

Take a closer look at Bournemouth University

Here’s why our students love Bournemouth

Bournemouth is the perfect place for creative minds to thrive. It’s a hub for collaborative learning and sharing ideas. 

Two students at the beach talking and holding together a stand up paddle board

Bournemouth is a place to be inspired  

As one of the UK’s leading modern universities, Bournemouth University encourages innovation and teaches students how to apply this to their careers.  

A group of five students on a bench with a ferris-wheel in the background

What you can expect from student life at Bournemouth 

Your route to Bournemouth University 

If you want to study at BU but don’t yet meet the entry requirements, then you can take a degree preparation course at our on-campus international college and progress to the University. 


On campus

Bournemouth University International College

  • On-campus degree preparation courses  
  • Live and study on the University’s Lansdowne campus from day one
  • Guaranteed entry to a Bournemouth University degree* 

*When you pass your degree preparation course at the required level with good attendance. 

Life on campus

BU’s Talbot Campus is just a short bus ride from the town centre, and Lansdowne Campus is even closer, at just a10-minute walk away. 

BU’s campuses provide modern facilities and a creative environment for students to develop their ideas.  

Silver award

Teaching Excellence Framework 2023  

2 modern campuses

with state-of-the-art facilities  


acres of parks and gardens in the town 

Top 50  

young university in the world (Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2023) 

Work placement 

opportunities for every undergraduate student 

19,000 students 

representing 120 nationalities 

Download useful information

(10MB, PDF) 


  • Bournemouth University brochure 
  • Degree preparation course information 
  • Bournemouth University flyer 

Any other questions?

Where is Bournemouth — is it near London? 

Bournemouth is located on the south coast of England. It takes approximately two hours to get to London by train. 

What can I do at Bournemouth?  

There’s plenty to fill your free time with in Bournemouth! Explore its buzzing art scene, international food and natural beauty spots. There are also many student clubs and societies to get involved in, including water sports like surfing and sailing.  

People, Person, Happy
Things to do in Bournemouth 

Is Bournemouth a good place or international students?  

The town’s welcoming and peaceful atmosphere makes it a great place for students that have just moved to the UK. There’s a large network of international students and lots of food from around the world to try with new friends.  

Neck, Head, Face
Join a cultural society at BU!