Industry-standard facilities and top-quality teaching in one of the UK’s best cities. UWE Bristol students also benefit from superb employment opportunities.
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Why choose UWE Bristol?
Top 25 in the UK
Guardian University Guide 2023
Top 120 young university in the world
Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2022
8th best place to live in the UK
Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2022
UWE Bristol provides excellent teaching across an array of degrees, giving you a strong start to your career.
Ready to find a degree at UWE Bristol?
in the UK for Building
in the UK for Architecture
in the UK for Forensic Science
in the UK for Geography
5th in the UK for student satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2023)
25th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2023)
Joint 9th in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)
Take a closer look at UWE Bristol
Here’s why our students love Bristol
Bristol is an exciting harbourside city known for its art scene and rich culture, with iconic landmarks, stylish bars and plenty more to explore.
UWE Bristol turns its students into successful employees through practical learning.
Benefit from the University’s award-winning careers website and prepare to make a difference in the world.
Top 3 reasons to choose UWE Bristol
- A fun and lively student city with lots to do
- UWE Bristol is full of inspiring and ambitious people
- The sense of community on campus
Prepare for your career at UWE Bristol
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Your route to UWE Bristol
If you want to study a degree at UWE Bristol but don’t yet meet the entry requirements, then you can take a degree preparation course at our on-campus International College in Bristol.
On campus college UWE Bristol’s International College
- On-campus degree preparation courses
- Live and study in Bristol from day one
- Guaranteed entry to a UWE Bristol degree*
*When you pass your degree preparation course at the required level with good attendance.
- A degree preparation course (also known as a pathway course) helps you improve your English language level, academic skills, and subject knowledge.
- If you pass your degree preparation courses at the required level and with good attendance, then you are guaranteed entry to your chosen degree at university.
Life on campus
UWE Bristol is split into three campuses, all with easy access to the city centre where you can make the most of what Bristol has to offer.
UWE Bristol is a modern university with state-of-the-art facilities, located in a popular UK city.
in the UK for teaching effectiveness (Guardian University Guide 2023)
societies and sports clubs
invested in new and improved facilities
in the UK for sustainability (People & Planet University League 2023)
91% of graduates
in employment or further studies 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20)
Download useful information
- UWE Bristol brochure
- Degree preparation course information
- UWE Bristol flyer
Any other questions
Where is Bristol – is it near London?
Bristol is the most populous city in south-west England. A train from Bristol Parkway station (the closest station to UWE Bristol) to London takes less than 1 hour and 30 minutes.
What can I do in Bristol?
Student life in Bristol is never boring. Explore the architecture and thriving art scene by day, and spend your evenings at trendy bars, restaurants and historic theatres. Bristol is also home to some great events, including Europe’s largest street art festival.
Is Bristol a good place for international students?
Yes! Not only is the city very culturally diverse and welcoming of people from all backgrounds, the University itself also offers great international student support and has a community of students from over 140 countries across the world.