University of Bristol


The University’s history dates back to the founding of University College, Bristol in 1876. Bristol was the first higher education institution in the UK to admit men and women on an equal basis, and it became the University of Bristol in 1909. Today, it is one of the top 10 universities in the UK and 58th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021).

International applications

Students and staff from more than 150 countries help to make Bristol a truly international university. International students can apply online through the University website for most programmes.

Subject areas

With a comprehensive choice of subjects, our students engage with intellectually challenging courses and programmes that encourage independence of mind. The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across six faculties: Arts, Engineering, Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Science, and Social Sciences and Law.

The city of Bristol

The University campus is at the heart of the city of Bristol in the south-west of England, under two hours from London. Big enough to be exciting but small enough to be safe and friendly, the city is known for its independent spirit, grand architecture, beautiful parks and vibrant cultural scene.

Student life

Bristol Students’ Union supports over 400 societies and clubs covering a wide range of interests, allowing you to take part in sport, music or drama, or enjoy new food, games or hobbies. Sports facilities include an indoor sports centre on campus, a sports complex with grass and artificial pitches, and a boathouse.

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Times Good University Guide 2019 Ranking 19/129
Guardian 2020 Ranking 23/121
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