University of the West of England, Bristol

Bristol, England


The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) is a public research university, located in and around Bristol, England, which received university status in 1992.

The university is made up of several campuses in Greater Bristol. Frenchay Campus is the largest campus in terms of student numbers as most of its courses are based there. City campus provides courses in the creative and cultural industries, and is made up of Bower Ashton Studios, Arnolfini, Spike Island, and Watershed. The institution is affiliated with the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and validates its higher education courses.

The university is ranked among the top 25 higher education institutions in England for its graduate employment prospects. Recent figures show 96% of recent graduates are in employment or further study, with 78% in professional roles.

In 2018 the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) awarded the University of the West of England with Gold rating, which is awarded for consistently outstanding and of the highest quality found in the UK Higher Education sector. It is only one of four universities in the UK to have a University Enterprise Zone providing space for over 70 businesses, and the largest UK robotics lab.

58 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1992
Size Large
29,497 Students


3,4,5 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Recreation, Sports and Fitness Studies
  • Theology
  • Visual and Performing Arts


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
TOEFL, CAE, CPE, PTE, Trinity ISE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Deadline of application via UCAS for majority of courses
Late Application Deadline

Cost and Scholarships

£ 12,750
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available



International Business Scholarship
Total Worth 50% tuition fees or £1,500 off tuition fees
Eligibility and Requirements A self-funded student (not in receipt of any sponsorship) meet all individual course requirements have an offer (conditional or unconditional) on the BA(Hons) International Business undergraduate degree at UWE Bristol for 2018/19 entry are not currently registered on any other undergraduate course at UWE Bristol.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --
Other Details Sponsored students are not eligible for this scholarship. Students who are progressing from a partner institute where reduced fees have been agreed are not eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship is awarded as a fee discount and is not a cash sum. This scholarship is applied automatically as a fee discount, so you do not need to make a separate application. If you defer your place, the discount scheme offer will be withdrawn
UWE Bursary
Total Worth £2,000
Eligibility and Requirements Eligible first year students who: are care leavers or are estranged from their parents or have caring responsibilities for a disabled or ill family member and have an income of below £25,000 as assessed by Student Finance England in order to be eligible.
Available for International Students No
Application Deadline --
Other Details For students with little or no family support, with childcare costs, caring responsibilities and those on a low income.