United Kingdom

University of Westminster

Key Information

Rank 701 Location London, United Kingdom Established 1838 International Students 19000
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 12,000 GBP

The Institution of Westminster is a public research university in the United Kingdom's capital city of London. It was the first polytechnic in London, having opened in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution. In August 1839, the Polytechnic was granted a Royal charter, and in 1992, it became the University of Westminster. The University's motto is "Dominus fortitudo nostra," which translates to "The Lord is our Strength." The University's chancellor is Lady Frances Sorrell.

It has four campuses, three of which are located in London's central business district. Over 19,000 students from over 160 countries are enrolled in a variety of programmes ranging from undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to customised professional programmes and short courses.

Longer modules include work-based skills and interaction with practical practise, and subjects keep a strong vocational focus. Undergraduates can do research during their studies, and the university is well-known for its media studies and fashion programmes, which are both regarded as among the best in the world. Westminster, which marked its 175th anniversary in 2013, continues to spend extensively in all infrastructure, from housing to the restoration of one of Britain's original theatres on the Regent Campus.

Services for International Students

At the University of Westminster, dedicated International Student Advisers provide information, support, and guidance to international students. A three-day residential orientation programme for new international students is offered, as well as a monthly newsletter with information on social events, intriguing news, and what's going on in London. Both a pre-sessional course and a credited module as part of a degree programme are available in English as a Foreign Language.

Ranking

  • 126th in the Times University Guide 2021
  • 117th in the Guardian University Guide 2021

90% of the study was classed as "internationally exceptional" according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Art and Design, Media and Communications, English, Architecture and Built Environment, and Allied Health all had good results.

Accommodation

The University of Westminster has four halls of residence, all of which are self-catered and have private toilets. The specialist student accommodation team can offer help and guidance on applying to university halls, as well as information on private hall choices throughout London.

  • Harrow Hall: The on-campus complex, which is designed to blend in with the surrounding environment, offers innovative accommodation in the form of self-contained flats placed in tiny, purpose-built, low-rise buildings, all surrounded by shrubbery and green lawns. New and current undergraduates and postgraduates enrolled in Harrow courses
  • Marylebone Hall: Marylebone Hall, located near Baker Street underground station and opposite Madame Tussaud's, is a fantastic location for visiting the West End's shops, cafés, and restaurants, as well as the city's many plays and nightlife. Study Abroad and Exchange students, as well as continuing undergraduates and postgraduates, are all eligible.
  • Raffles House: Raffles House, as the first-year student village, has a convenient location. Because the hall is located between Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena, there is always a lot going on. Harrow Campus and University amenities are also only two stations away. For new undergraduate and postgraduate students starting a programme at a Central London campus, as well as current undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Alexander Fleming Hall : Alexander Fleming Hall is located in an up-and-coming district of east London noted for its dynamic nightlife. There are various stores, cafes, restaurants, and markets nearby, in addition to numerous bars and clubs. Study Abroad and Exchange students, as well as continuing undergraduates and postgraduates, are all eligible.

International students who apply for housing before the beginning of May in the year they plan to enrol will have their applications prioritised. Even after this date, the University's accommodation office will help international students find housing and can provide further assistance and guidance to students looking for private housing.

Alumni

Jon Ronson (Journalist and author)
Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)
Sir Alexander Fleming (Nobel Prize laureate and discoverer of penicillin)
Frank Turner (Olympic gymnast)

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Course

Under graduate

  • French and Global Communication BA Honours
  • French and Global Communication with Foundation BA Honours
  • French and English Literature BA Honours
  • French and English Literature BA Honours
  • French and English Language BA Honours
  • French and English Language BA Honours

Post graduate

  • English Language and Literature MA
  • English Language and Literature MA
  • English Language and Linguistics MA
  • English Language and Linguistics MA
  • English Language and Linguistics MA
  • English Language and Linguistics MA

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Scholarship

You are classed as an international student for fee purposes. Current University of Westminster students are not eligible to apply; only fresh entrants are allowed to apply. Have a 2.1 Honours degree in the UK or its equivalent.

Intake

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

TERM DATES FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/22
EVENTS DATES
Arrivals week and enrolment 20–24 September 2021
Semester 1 27 September–17 December 2021
Christmas vacation 18 December 2021–9 January 2022
Semester 1 Exam Period 10–21 January 2022
Semester 2 24 January–15 April 2022 (15 April Good Friday)
Spring Vacation 16 April–1 May 2022 (2 May Early May Bank Holiday)
Semester 2 Exam Period 3–20 May 2022
Publication of semester 1 & 2 module result Friday 24 June 2022
Referral & deferral exams 8–15 July 2022
Summer vacation 16 July–18 September 2022
Publication of referral & deferral module results Friday 5 August 2022
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