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The University of Bristol is internationally distinguished and one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK. We are consistently ranked among the world’s top 60 universities and in the UK’s top 10 (QS World Rankings, 2019).

The University is dedicated to academic achievement at the highest levels across a broad range of disciplines, supporting both individual and interdisciplinary research. Bristol has six academic faculties: Engineering, Science, Life Sciences, Health, Arts, and Social Sciences and Law.

Bristol is located in the south-west of England, only 90 minutes from London. The University is at the heart of the city, surrounded by magnificent architecture and beautiful parkland. In 2017, Bristol was crowned best UK city to live in by The Sunday Times, which praised its ‘great shopping, buzzing social scene and glorious scenery’ and the best city for student life in the UK in the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2015.

Bristol is a truly international university. Welcoming students and staff from over 120 countries this exciting diversity makes for a stimulating and dynamic community. Our six faculties cover the broadest range of subjects, yet the University remains small enough to feel warm and friendly. We continually invest in our facilities, training and technology to give you the best opportunity to succeed.

Why Choose the University of Bristol?

With our state-of-the art facilities, world-leading research and a new campus redeveloping part of our buzzing city, it’s an exciting time to become a University of Bristol student.

As part of the Russell Group, Bristol is proud to be one of the UK’s leading universities, with an established record of producing groundbreaking research that makes an impact on society at local, national and international levels.

At Bristol, you will be taught by internationally renowned academics, whose research directly influences your course. Our teaching is innovative, informed by researchers at the forefront of developments in their field.

Bristol Futures, our pioneering curriculum enrichment initiative, adds a unique dimension to your studies. Designed in consultation with students, employers and alumni, Bristol Futures provides you with the opportunity to develop your core academic skills and apply them to interdisciplinary themes relating to the major opportunities and challenges facing our world.

University of Bristol graduates are highly employable and in demand. We’re the fourth most-targeted university by Britain’s top 100 employers, and ranked sixth in the UK for employability. Our Careers Service welcomes over 300 companies to campus each year for employer presentations, networking events, workshops and careers fairs.

Awards & Achievements

  • Consistently ranked in the top 60 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2019)
  • Ranked 8th in the UK in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018
  • Ranked 5th in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014)
  • Our graduate employment record is one of the best in the UK; we are rated sixth in the UK in the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2018
  • 4th most targeted university by the UK 100 leading employers (High Fliers Research)
  • 13 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to Bristol graduates and members of staff

University of Bristol, Beacon House
Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1QU

Phone number: 
+44(0)117 928 9000



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James Kairu

The greatest achievement i've had would be receiving my NCUK results, this opened doors for a whole new myriad of opportunities, beginning with university.

University of Bristol MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

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Jeongeun Park

I felt I wasn't ready to go abroad but with NCUK, I could stay in my own country and study in the UK style of education. I wanted to improve my potential for the future.

South Korea
University of Bristol BSc (Hons) Management

Jialei Shi

Jialei Shi

In the UK, the quality of education is very high – I wanted to gain a different experience from studying in my home country.

University of Bristol BEng (Hons) Electronic and Communications Engineering

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