University of Bristol

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is a red brick research university located in Bristol, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1909, and its predecessor institution, University College, Bristol, had been in existence since 1876

Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK and was ranked within the top 40 universities in the world in the QS World University rankings 2015.

We aim to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in their chosen career in a competitive global market.

We attract students from all over the world, creating a rich and exciting international community. We are also lucky to be located in a vibrant, dynamic city with a reputation for creativity and sustainability.

With a choice of over 200 degree courses covering a broad range of subjects, our students engage with intellectually challenging courses that encourage independence of mind.

A Bristol degree is highly attractive to employers: we offer our students a high-quality, research-led education, and enhance our global reputation by recruiting the best academics. Bristol is in the top five universities targeted by leading graduate employers (source: The Graduate Market in 2014, High Fliers research) and has over 500 employer visits to campus each year.

Our courses are shaped by the very latest thinking, and our students work on real-life projects with academics who are experts in their field. As well as teaching the facts, our researchers pass on their knowledge, enthusiasm and experience.

Bristol is small enough to feel warm and friendly, with personal tutors, student health and welfare services, and accommodation wardens to support students, but big enough to provide outstanding extracurricular opportunities.

We continually invest in new and existing facilities, training and technology.

Our libraries, IT facilities and informal study spaces keep students connected and support independent learning. We have a comprehensive network of support services to ensure that our students can get help and advice on all aspects of university life – academic, personal, financial and practical – if and when they need it.

City life in Bristol has been voted the best in Britain in a major survey of 20,000 university students across the country. The University of Bristol won the ‘City Life’ category the 2015 Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

Our students also benefit from the talent and experience of Bristol’s global alumni network, both during their time at university and after they graduate.

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