University of Bristol

Key Information

Rank 62 Location Bristol, England Established 1876 International Students 26%
Famous Courses Masters courses, Bachelors courses, Engineering courses, Computers courses, Science courses, Humanities courses, Business courses, BSc, BBA, MBA, MBBS, MS, BE/Btech, MIM International Fees £20,100 - £38,000

University of Bristol in UK

The University of Bristol Founded in 1876, is located in Bristol, England.

The University has a long history of academic distinction as well as an autonomous and forward-thinking attitude. Bristol has a global reputation for high-quality education and research, with the work of its faculty and students having a global impact. More than 25,000 students from more than 150 countries are now enrolled at the university.

The university is ranked 62nd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022) and has high graduate employment rates, ranking 9th in the UK (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020). The graduation rate of 95% is among the best in the country, and 90% of undergraduate students receive a first or second-class degree (Times Good University Guide 2021).

The University of Bristol is one of the 24 members of the Russell Group, which focuses on research. It is located in the centre of Bristol. It is one of the original red brick universities, which were founded in England's major industrial cities.

In 2015, Bristol has the eighth-highest average undergraduate entry qualification of any UK university, with new students averaging 485 UCAS points, which is just above AAAaa in A-level grades. According to the 2014 Sunday Times League Tables, there is an average of 7.7 applications per place, making it the joint 11th most competitive institution in the UK. The university accepts 67.3 per cent of its applicants, which is the eighth lowest rate in the Russell Group.

The University of Bristol also has a world-class law school that is ranked 48th in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings for Law 2020), 14th in the United Kingdom (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022), and among the top ten UK law schools for graduate prospects (IFS Study 2018).

Services for International Students

Students have a personal tutor or supervisor with whom they meet regularly, and the Study Skills programme can assist with academic progress. The University provides programmes such as online peer support, the Student Counseling Service, and the Multifaith Chaplaincy to aid student well-being. The Students' Health Service provides medical services on campus.


  • 14th in the Times University Guide 2022
  • 14th in the Guardian University Guide 2022
  • In the QS World University Rankings 2022, we are ranked 62nd.
  • We are placed 92nd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.
  • In the Academic Ranking of World Universities for 2021, we are ranked 78th.

The government, research organisations, funding agencies, and industry all recognise the University of Bristol as a major centre for enterprise, innovation, and research. Bristol is a top-five UK university for research intensity (equal fifth in THE's REF 2014 report), with 83 per cent of its research rated "world-leading" or "internationally excellent" in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.


The University of Bristol has about 5,000 undergraduate residential spaces and around 1,000 postgraduate residential places. All new first-year international students who apply by the deadline will be guaranteed university housing (subject to conditions). In student residences and halls, there is both catered and self-catered accommodation, some of which are set up as flats.


  • Simon Pegg, actor and comedian (BA 1991)
  • Paul Dirac, who won Nobel Prize in theoretical physicist (BSc 1921)
  • Hannah Mills won a gold medal in Olympic sailing (DipHE 2013)
  • David Walliams OBE, actor, comedian and children’s author (BA 1992))
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Under graduate

  • Education Studies with Study Abroad , BSc
  • Education Studies , BSc
  • Economics with Study Abroad , BSc
  • Economics with Study Abroad in a Modern Language , BSc
  • Economics with Innovation , MSci
  • Economics and Politics with Study Abroad , BSc

Post graduate

  • Biological Sciences, PhD, MSc by research
  • Biomedical Engineering, MSc
  • Biomedical Sciences Research, MSc
  • Bioinformatics, MSc
  • Biochemistry, PhD, MRes, MSc by research
  • Applied Neuropsychology (distance learning), PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma)

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Intending to start studying at the University of Bristol in the autumn of 2022. An International or Home (UK and EU) student.


The following dates of the session of 2021-22 have been reported by the official academic calendar uploaded on The University of Bristol's website.

Autumn Semester Dates 2021
Welcome and Orientation  20 - 24 September 2021
Teaching weeks 27 September - 17 December 2021
Winter vacation 20 December 2021 - 7 January 2022
January assessment period 10 - 21 January 2022
Autumn semester end date 22 January 2022
Spring Semester Dates 2022
Welcome and Orientation 19 January 2022
Teaching weeks 24 January - 6 May 2022
Spring vacation 4 - 22 April 2022
Summer revision week 9 - 13 May 2022
Summer assessment period 16 May - 3 June 2022
Spring semester end date   12 June 2022
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