Bournemouth University has over 17,000 students from across 135 different countries enrolled, and courses at the University have a strong professional orientation with a focus on academic excellence and graduate employability.
Bournemouth University (BU) degrees are accredited by 29 different professional bodies, including some of the biggest names in industry. They blend education, professional practice and research in everything they do.
Learn more about Bournemouth University below and if you would like to begin your application to study at Bournemouth, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.
Five Reasons to Choose Bournemouth University
1. Employability and Career Support
All of Bournemouth's undergraduate courses and most of their postgraduate courses offer you the chance to undertake a work placement, giving you the opportunity to put your learning into practice while building an invaluable network of professional contacts at the same time.
On most Bournemouth University courses, you can choose to take your placement anywhere in the world. And for many BU students, the hard work pays off as they return to their placement company or organisation in their first job role after graduating, having demonstrated their ability while on placement.
From your first day at BU to up to three years after you graduate, you’ll have access to a wide range of career support to assist and guide you on your journey. For example, the Skills Development Programme is designed to further develop personal and professional skills alongside the main curriculum, enhancing employability, confidence, and overall ability.
Bournemouth is renowned for seven miles of sandy beaches, and boasts one of the nicest beaches in the UK. It’s a vibrant town surrounded by stunning countryside along Britain’s Jurassic Coast which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This gives international students the opportunity to get out and explore some of the most scenic places the UK has to offer.
Located on the south coast of England, Bournemouth is an area of outstanding natural beauty less than two hours from central London by train. A green, safe and friendly town welcoming students from many countries, Bournemouth enjoys fantastic scenery and some of the country's mildest weather.
3. Subject area rankings
The National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) in BU’s Faculty of Media & Communication has been at the forefront of computer graphics and animation education and research in the UK since 1989. The NCCA is ranked as the UK’s top animation school, second in Europe and third internationally (Animation Career Review, 2021). BU graduates from the NCCA have been involved in major production films such as Avatar, Ex Machina, Interstellar, and Tenet, and some have gone on to become winners of the Best Visual Effect Oscar.
Bournemouth University rankings also include Hospitality and Tourism Management, which has been ranked top 10th in the world by QS University Rankings 2022 and 2nd in the UK by Shanghai Rankings of Academic Subjects 2021.
Bournemouth University offers unlimited numbers of Academic Excellence Scholarships worth £2,500-£3,500.
5. State-of-the-art Facilities
The Bournemouth University Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – an accreditation held by fewer than 5% of the world’s business schools, positioning BU amongst the top institutions globally for business degrees.
BU has invested over £200 million in campus buildings, IT facilities and industry specific equipment in recent years to ensure our students are well supported and fulfil their potential during their studies. Students have access to large collections of digital and printed study materials, as well as 24/7 library access.
Accommodation at Bournemouth University includes nine halls of residence, all with en-suite bathrooms, and some with studio apartments. The Student Village is on a green just outside Bournemouth and offers three to seven bedroom houses and several studio apartments for postgraduate students. Bournemouth also guarantees accommodation to all non-UK students for September entry.
Study at Bournemouth University
Begin your Bournemouth University application by arranging a free consultation with SI-UK London today.