Arts University Bournemouth

Rank 80
Established 1884
Famous for

Fine Art, Film Production, Animation

Fees £18,950.00 - £19,950.00


AUB is a leading arts university for the creative industries, turning creativity into careers. We're passionate about our creative subjects and encourage curiosity, risk-taking and adventure.

AUB is a practical university with strong ambitions for our graduates to enjoy rewarding careers. Our alumni constantly return with incredible stories of things they’ve done, business they’ve created and awards they’ve won.

No creative subject stands alone at AUB. Our collaborations extend beyond courses that work together, to the wider university world and links with the creative industry. AUB staff and students are engaged with the local, national and international communities in which we live, work and create. Our vibrant maker culture is at the heart of everything we do alongside our commitment to professionalism.

Our staff and students work with global brands and local SMEs providing our creative services to exciting projects. We use our innovative thinking to support our communities and Social Enterprises at home and abroad. We are a gateway to the £92 billion creative industries, which is growing at a faster rate than the whole of the UK economy, accounting for 1 in 11 jobs.

We consistently achieve outstanding employability results because of the quality of our teaching and our campus and facilities which prepare our students for employment. According to the most recent DLHE Survey, 98% of our graduates were employed or in further study within six months of graduating.

Our staff are exceptional. They are inspiring teachers, researchers, industry practitioners and technicians who are all here to support students with their studies and help them to achieve outstanding outcomes.

We’ve been awarded Gold in the TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) by HEFCE which assesses the quality of teaching. We received this for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

Arts University Bournemouth


There are currently nearly 400 international students from over 60 countries studying at the university. The International Office has an ‘open door’ policy, where students can pop in for a casual chat or find out answers to any queries or concerns they may have.

Students also benefit from English for Academic Purposes appointments, an International Student Society as part of the Students Union, Country Ambassadors who are always there if you need a friend (and they run events throughout the year that you can go along to or get involved in), and great Careers and Student Services departments.


  • 80th in the Times University Guide 2024
  • 90th in the Guardian University Guide 2024
  • UK’s Top Specialist Art and Design University in the The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Arts University Bournemouth consistently scores highly for student satisfaction and graduate prospects. AUB was awarded the Gold standard rating by the Teaching Excellence Framework.

More than 12 percent of the AUB’s research has now been classed as ‘world-leading’ with a further 42 percent being classed ‘internationally excellent’, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.



Living and studying in Bournemouth is at least 20% cheaper than London plus there’s the added bonus of being right on the coast with 10 miles of sandy beach! We offer a range of Halls of Residence, each offering something unique – from right on campus, to the bustle of the town centre (and walking distance to the beach!), to the quiet of residential streets. From modern self-contained studio flats to more traditional en-suite rooms in cluster flats or shared residential houses, there is something for everyone. Our Halls are:

  • On campus, 10 mins bus ride to town centre
  • Bath Road Lansdowne, Bournemouth town centre
  • Madeira Road Lansdowne, Bournemouth town centre
  • Skyline, Lansdowne, Bournemouth town centre

Alternatively, a number of our student’s look to live in shared rented accommodation in areas including Bournemouth town centre, Winton, Charminster and Ensbury Park. Living in private rented accommodation can often be cheaper, with some students choosing to stay in the same house throughout their time at AUB.


What our students have to say about SI-UK

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"SI-UK has been a crucial part of my UK journey. They assisted me in obtaining my bachelor's degree in August 2019 and now, they've aided me in securing admission to a top design university in London for my master's. The counselors at SI-UK offer personalised support to each applicant, helping us in each and every step including the final stage of obtaining our CAS letter once we receive the offer."
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Nidhi Agarwal
MSc Design Innovation, Loughborough University
"The entire team at SI-UK was incredibly supportive. They provided me with a list of universities to consider, and I ultimately chose Aston University. With their assistance, I applied and received an offer along with a £5000 scholarship. I am grateful to my counselor and the entire team for guiding me through the visa application process and every other aspect. Thank you, SI-UK, for helping me pursue my dream."
Engineering, Aston University
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"Last year, I reached out to SI-UK, Jaipur for my Master’s journey, and it has been an incredibly fulfilling and successful experience. From guiding me through the application process to assisting with letters of recommendation and statement of purpose, and even following up with universities, SI-UK provided comprehensive support at every step of the journey. They went the extra mile, assisting with admissions, fee processing, accommodation arrangements, visa guidance, and coordination on medical checkups. I firmly believe that my admission to the University of Birmingham wouldn't have been possible without SI-UK. I highly recommend SI-UK to anyone seeking admission to a UK or Ireland university."
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