UWE Bristol, UK

The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) is a public research university in Bristol, England, that was granted university status in 1992. It is located in and around Bristol. The University's Chancellor and Vice Chancellor are Sir Ian Carruthers and Steven West, respectively. UWE Bristol is a vibrant, modern institution that offers a diverse choice of highly regarded programmes and career-enhancing possibilities.

UWE Bristol is a well-established university with over 29,000 students, 250,000 alumni, and 3,000 staff members. It is located in one of the UK's most vibrant cities. International students make up 21% of the student population, representing 140 different countries, making this a diverse and interesting place to study. Six months after graduation, 95% of UWE Bristol graduates are employed or enrolled in further education.

UWE Bristol offers a diverse range of studies across the arts, creative industries, health, science, business, law, environment, and technology disciplines, with over 600 undergraduate, postgraduate, professional, and short course options. The University is well-known for the quality of its teaching as well as the overall student experience.

There are 14 departments at UWE Bristol, which are dispersed over three sites in and around Bristol. UWE Bristol has also made significant investments in cutting-edge facilities and resources to ensure that students have access to everything they need to succeed, with £200 million set to be spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation by 2020.

Services for International Students

In both January and September, UWE Bristol provides an airport pickup service for incoming students, as well as orientation events throughout the first weeks of term. Throughout the year, students can take free English language classes offered by the Centre for English Language and Academic Skills.


  • 73rd in the Times University Guide 2022
  • 36th in the Guardian University Guide 2022

UWE Bristol has been ranked in the top 30 UK universities in the 2021 Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’.

Subject Rankings

  • 4th for Film production and photography
  • 4th for Philosophy
  • 5th for Education
  • 10th for Architecture
  • 12th for Earth and marine sciences
  • 14th for Building and town and country planning
  • 15th for Arts
  • 18th for Health professions
  • 20th for Criminology
  • 24th for Engineering: mechanical
  • 25th for Geography and environmental studies


Our campus-based housing houses over 3,000 students, with many rooms featuring en-suite bathrooms. All full-time students in their first year of study at UWE Bristol who submit an accommodation application by the June deadline will be guaranteed university-approved housing. There are over 4,500 rooms available, and all UWE Bristol-owned lodging includes overnight security, wifi, belongings insurance, and laundries.


  • Angellica Bell – BBC Politics, TV and Radio Presenter
  • Helen Blaby – BBC radio reporter, newspaper columnist
  • Samantha Cameron – business executive, wife of David Cameron
  • ]Ian Cognito – comedian
  • Paul Coldwell – artist
  • David Fisher – artist
  • Bear Grylls – English adventurer and TV presenter


Bristol BS16 1QY, United Kingdom





International Students

Masters courses, Bachelors courses, Engineering courses, Computers courses, Science courses, Humanities courses, Business courses, BSc, BBA, MBA, MBBS, MS, BE/Btech, MIM

Famous Courses

11,750 GBP

International Fees

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

Starting Block 27 September 2021 – 8 October 2021
Teaching Block 1: Autumn Term 27 September 2021 – 28 January 2022
Christmas vacation 20 December 2021 –  9 January 2022
Christmas closure 24 December 2021 - 3 January 2022
Starting Block 17 January 2022 – 28 January 2022
Teaching Block 2: Spring Term 31 January 2022 – 13 May 2022
Easter vacation 11 April 2022 – 24 April 2022
Easter bank holiday closure 15 April 2022 – 19 April 2022
May bank holiday closure 2 May 2022
Teaching Block 3: Summer Term 22 May 2022 – 19 August 2022
Bank holiday closure 2 June 2022 – 3 June 2022
August bank holiday closure 29 August 2022
Good Friday - University closed April 15, 2022
Winter Examination April 12-29, 2022


Alumni of UWE Bristol who have completed a UWE Bristol degree programme (foundation, undergraduate, or postgraduate), as well as students who have finished a UWE Bristol degree programme given at one of our partner institutions in the UK or abroad, are eligible.

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