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About the University of Bristol
The University of Bristol is internationally distinguished as one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK. It is consistently ranked among the UK’s top 10 universities (QS World University Rankings, 2022).
The University is dedicated to academic achievement at the highest levels across a broad range of disciplines. Bristol has six academic faculties: Engineering, Science, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, 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 parks.
In 2017, Bristol was named the best UK city to live in by The Sunday Times, which praised its ‘great shopping, buzzing social scene and glorious scenery’. Welcoming students and staff from over 150 countries, Bristol is a truly international university. This exciting diversity makes for a stimulating, dynamic community that feels warm and friendly. The University continually invests in its facilities, training and technology to give all students the best opportunity to succeed.
Why Choose the University of Bristol?
With its state-of-the art facilities, world-leading research and outstanding teaching, the University of Bristol is a great place to be a student.
As part of the Russell Group, Bristol is proud to be one of the UK’s leading universities. Bristol has an established reputation for 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.
University of Bristol graduates are highly employable and in demand. The University is the third most targeted by the UK’s top 100 employers and is ranked joint seventh in the UK for employability (High Fliers Research 2022, QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022). The Careers Service welcomes hundreds of companies to campus each year for employer presentations, networking events, workshops and careers fairs.
Awards & Achievements
- Ranked 62nd worldwide and in the top 10 in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2022)
- Ranked 8th in the UK in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking) 2021
- Top 5 UK university for research (THE analysis of REF 2021)
- 94% of the University’s research was assessed as either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
- The university’s graduate employment record is one of the best in the UK; Bristol is rated joint seventh in the UK in the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022
- 3rd most targeted university by the UK 100 leading employers (High Fliers Research 2022)
- 13 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to Bristol graduates and members of staff
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University Course List
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University of Bristol
University of Bristol
Beacon House, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1QU
Phone: +44(0)117 928 9000
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
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.
University of Bristol BSc (Hons) Management
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