University of Bristol

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK, ranked 51st in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and 8th in the UK by US News and World Report 2017-18. Bristol is a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, and offers world-class teaching at the cutting edge of global research.

Founded in 1876, the University combines a proud tradition of academic excellence with an independent and forward-thinking spirit. Located in the historic and lively city of Bristol, in the south-west of England, the University attracts students from all over the world.

Why Choose Bristol?

A world-renowned institution

When you study at the University of Bristol, you will join an inspirational academic community with an international profile. Thirteen Nobel laureates are associated with Bristol, and our researchers are ranked as world-leading. Our reputation for excellence makes a Bristol degree highly attractive to employers worldwide.

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A unique experience

Our six faculties offer over 250 degree courses covering most subjects. We provide a broad learning experience, with a curriculum that encourages independence and enables you to explore innovation, enterprise, sustainable futures and global citizenship. Students and staff from more than 120 countries help to make Bristol a truly international university.

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A place to grow

Bristol offers a supportive environment, where we encourage personal as well as academic growth. We offer a huge range of social, cultural and sporting opportunities, and over 350 clubs and societies. Our University is the ideal setting to explore new horizons, follow your dreams and reach your full potential.

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A perfect location

The University is at the heart of the city of Bristol. Big enough to be exciting but small enough to be safe and friendly, the city is known for its grand architecture, beautiful parks, friendly people and vibrant cultural scene. From Bristol you can easily explore the UK and it’s under two hours from London.

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