UWE Bristol

Rank 72
Established 1959
Famous for

Architecture, Economics, Engineering, Interior Design, Law

Fees £15,850.00 - £18,000.00


UWE Bristol is a modern, vibrant university, offering widely respected courses focused on boosting employability. As part of the University Alliance—a group of UK universities engaged with the business sector—UWE Bristol ensures its education is employment-oriented. The university maintains strong links with industry partners, enhancing student opportunities for work placements and mentorship, and cultivates an entrepreneurial environment. Its network with employers enables the offering of degrees that are acknowledged by industries for their relevance.

Teaching and Employability at UWE

Nestled in one of the UK's most prosperous and vibrant cities, UWE Bristol is a hub of academic excellence, hosting a diverse body of over 38,000 students from 166 countries. The university's campus life goes beyond the norm, delivering an exceptional student experience that has earned it a 'Gold' rating. More than half of UWE's courses come with professional body recognition, while 76% of its research is acknowledged for its significant impact.

The university's three primary faculties - Arts, Technology and Environment; Business and Law; and Health, Science and Society- testify to its comprehensive educational offerings. UWE’s practice-led teaching is designed to arm graduates with the skills needed to thrive globally, contributing to their impressive employability outcomes.

UWE Bristol distinguishes itself with initiatives like the University Enterprise Zone, the Distinguished Address Series featuring external experts, international talent programs, and practical work opportunities. These, combined with robust academic, career guidance, and pastoral care, underscore the university's commitment to student and staff welfare.

UWE Bristol fosters a culturally rich and supportive atmosphere by embracing equity, diversity, and inclusivity. Its outstanding commitment to sustainability is integral to its 2030 Strategy, which aims to confront climate and ecological challenges while aligning with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

UWE Campuses

Spanning across Frenchay, Glenside, and City Campus, UWE Bristol's campuses are each a short bus ride apart, offering their own unique qualities. Over the recent five years, UWE Bristol has invested £300 million in upgrading its facilities, transforming them into cutting-edge environments. This substantial investment reflects the university's dedication to creating the best possible setting for students and staff, nurturing their potential, and inspiring innovation.

UWE Fees

Undergraduate courses at UWE Bristol begin from £15,850 per year. Postgraduate programmes begin at £13,750, rising to £18,000 depending on course selection.


UWE Bristol offers an airport pickup service for new students in January and September and orientation events during the first weeks of the term. Students can also take free English language courses provided by the Centre for English Language and Academic Skills courses throughout the year. UWE Bristol also provide:

  • Prep Courses
  • Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)
  • Personal Academic Tutoring
  • International Talent Hunt
  • Placement Support


The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2024, the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is ranked within the 501–600 band globally. UWE Bristol has been ranked in the top 45 UK universities and ranked 4th in the South West in the 2024 Guardian League Table.

UWE Bristol Subject Rankings

UWE Bristol also performed strongly in the Guardian University Guide’s subject rankings, with 11 subject areas among the top 10 nationally.

  • 3rd: Sport Rehabilitation, Paramedic Science, Biomedical Science
  • 5th: Interior Design, Illustration, Graphic Design, Fashion Textiles, Fashion Communication, Product Design
  • 10th: Aerospace Engineering, Architecture

UWE Bristol Research

UWE's research focuses on four key areas: Creative industries and technologies, digital futures, health and wellbeing, sustainability, and climate change resilience. 76% of UWE Bristol research is classified as World-leading and Internationally Excellent.



At UWE Bristol, a wide range of fantastic accommodation options are available. Whether you prefer to live on campus or in the city centre, many options are available so you can be sure you’ll feel at home when you arrive. If you choose UWE Bristol as your firm choice early, you can be the first to secure accommodation as many students submit their accommodation application in June.


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