Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol combines a proud tradition of academic excellence with an independent and forward-thinking spirit.
Bristol has an international reputation for high-quality education and research, with the work of its staff and students resonating across the world. More than 25,000 students currently study at the University from over 150 countries.
Learn more about the University of Bristol below and if you would like to begin your UCAS application, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.
Why choose the University of Bristol?
1. Ranking and reputation
The University of Bristol is ranked 62nd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022), while the QS World University Rankings by Subject found that 32 subjects taught at Bristol were in the top 100 in the world, including Veterinary Science, Philosophy and Education.
2. Excellent graduate employment rates
Bristol has excellent graduate employment rates, coming 9th in the UK for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020), whilst a completion rate of 95% is among the highest in the country. 90% of undergraduate students are awarded either a first or 2:1 (Times Good University Guide 2021).
4. Fantastic international student experience
A meet and greet service is available for international students arriving by plane, train or coach, and the International Welcome Lounge helps new arrivals to settle in. Students can celebrate cultural events, share experiences and connect with students from around the world with the University’s Global Lounge.
Students are assigned a personal tutor or supervisor to meet with regularly, and the Study Skills service can help with academic development. The University supports student wellbeing with services such as online peer support, the Student Counselling Service and the Multifaith Chaplaincy.
5. Member of the elite Russell Group
The University is one of the 24 members of the research-intensive Russell Group. Bristol is also one of the original ‘red brick’ universities - six institutions founded in the major industrial cities of England.
6. World-leading Law school
The University of Bristol also has a world-leading Law School which is ranked 48th in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings for Law 2020), 14th in UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022) and in the top 10 UK Law Schools for graduate prospects (IFS Study 2018).
7. Guaranteed accommodation
The University of Bristol provides more than 5,000 residential places for undergraduate students and around 1,000 for postgraduate students. University accommodation is guaranteed for all new first-year international students who apply by the deadline (subject to conditions).
There is both catered and self-catered accommodation in student houses and halls, some of which are arranged as flats. A regular bus service connects the halls with the University and other parts of the city, and students living in University accommodation travel free.
8. Great location
The University of Bristol is situated in south west England and has all the energy of a bustling urban metropolis, but with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that will help you feel at home. Most University buildings are situated close together at the heart of the city, so you can enjoy everything Bristol has to offer.
The city is perfect for exploring on foot or by bike, and is home to over 400 parks and green spaces – proportionally more than any other UK city.
The city of Bristol shares the University’s commitment to protecting the environment, and it is a former European Green Capital. Bristol has been named the best place to live in the UK (Sunday Times 2017), and there is always something to do in a busy city of over 400,000 people - with streets full of colourful art, quirky independent shops and cosy cafés.
Study at Bristol
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