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“We want our students to become ready and able graduates, who feel confident in their abilities and the part they have to play in the world.” - Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor


UWE Bristol is based in one of the most desirable cities to live in the UK, and its size is a definite advantage with easy access to almost all of the city by foot. At UWE Bristol you'll be studying on courses, which are built on practice-based learning, meaning you'll graduate with practical skills to make you as employable as possible. 

UWE Bristol offers more than simply a degree. They offer students a 360° experience with academic study making up just one part of your time there. All that experience goes towards having a rounded education and having the confidence you have a part to play in the wider world. 

The university is a truly international institution, from their internationally renowned research by some leading academics, to the fact that they welcome international students from 140 countries. They have good links to both local and global employers, including Ford, Deloitte, and Intel. 

UWE Bristol is situated in a well-connected city and is only 90 mins from London, perhaps the most cosmopolitan city in Europe, by train. 

Bristol is a thriving city and is home to a diverse range of cultures. Feel connected to home through a wide range of networks and societies, as well as many restaurants where you can enjoy different international cuisine​.

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UWE is a multi-site university. It has four campuses in and around Bristol encompassing thirteen departments covering a wide range of disciplines and expertise. In addition, we also have an associate faculty, Hartpury College and a regional education centre, both in Gloucester.

The University is continually developing, with £300m being invested in new facilities, which has so far included a Student Village and Centre for Sport on Frenchay Campus and the purchase of land for development on the neighbouring Hewlett Packard site to create a true 21st Century campus.


The University offers more than 600 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and short course levels, and prides itself on consistently high assessment scores for teaching quality.

UWE's focus on partnerships and links with major employers provide opportunities for our students to get real world experience and develop the skills they need to succeed in their chosen career.


UWE has an active research community which makes a significant contribution to advances in industry, commerce, health and technology, both nationally and internationally.

Through the breadth and quality of its teaching and research, and by providing expertise for businesses, UWE makes a major contribution to the social and economic development of Bristol and the region.


The city of Bristol is centrally located in the South West of England with good road and rail links to other parts of the UK and an International Airport on the outskirts of Bristol with regular routes to most major European destinations. Bristol is located just 90 minutes from London and just 15 minutes from the neighbouring city of Bath – a world heritage site.

Distances by train:

Bath - 15 minutes
Cardiff - 47 minutes
London - 1 hour 30 minutes
Plymouth - 2 hours 10 minutes

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