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University of Westminster

Welcome to the University of Westminster

The commercially well-connected University of Westminster is hugely international. You can study alongside students from nearly 170 countries here.

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You have multiple routes to the University of Westminster through Kaplan International College (KIC) London.

Top reasons to study here

Top 200 young university in the world

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019

Links with globally recognised companies

like the BBC, Sony and the Financial Times

90% of research rated ‘internationally recognised’ or better

Research Excellence Framework

Top 10 most international university in the UK

QS World University Rankings 2020

Based in London: the world's #1 student city

QS Best Student Cities 2019

Guaranteed entry

when you pass your KIC London course at the required level with good attendance

Subject rankings

Subject areaUK rankingSource
Architecture24thGuardian University Guide 2020
Building20thComplete University Guide 2020
Creative Writing26thComplete University Guide 2020
Criminology13thGuardian University Guide 2019
Fashion and Textiles24thGuardian University Guide 2020
Film Production and Photography19thGuardian University Guide 2020
Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism13thComplete University Guide 2020
Land and Property Management7thComplete University Guide 2020
Politics26thGuardian University Guide 2020

Your Westminster experience

Westminster student Sasha from Russia

Sasha from Russia

Undergraduate degree in International Relations and Development at the University of Westminster

I liked the University of Westminster from the moment I arrived at the Open Day. The atmosphere was very inviting, very friendly and very intellectual at the same time.

Westminster student Jiaya from China

Jiaya from China

Undergraduate degree in Public Relations and Advertising at the University of Westminster

The University of Westminster has a perfect location in the centre of London. Most importantly, I am highly enthusiastic about the Public Relations and Advertising degree course at this university.

Notable alumni

  • Adin Talbar (Israel)

    Attended the University of Westminster

    Studied his high school exams at the Regent Street Polytechnic, which became the University of Westminster.

    Lifetime achievement

    Former Deputy Director of the Israeli Ministry for Commerce and Industry. Talbar is credited with furthering German-Israeli cooperation and founded the Israel Academic Sports Association (A.S.A.).

  • Arthur Max (USA)

    Graduated from the University of Westminster

    Earned a BA in Architecture

    Lifetime achievement

    An American Production Designer. Max has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his Production Design work on Gladiator (2000), American Gangster (2007), and The Martian (2015).

  • Dame Vivienne Westwood (UK)

    Attended the University of Westminster

    Studied Silversmithing at Harrow School of Art, which became the University of Westminster, for 1 term in 1992.

    Lifetime achievement

    World-famous fashion designer and businesswoman. Vivian Westwood was largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream.

  • Katalin Bogyay (Hungary)

    Graduated from the University of Westminster

    Earned an MA in International Communications in 1994.

    Lifetime achievement

    Currently the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations since 2015. Bogyay was formerly the Hungarian Ambassador to UNESCO and a well-known TV presenter for MTV Hungary, as well as an international documentary filmmaker.

  • Parry Ravindranathan (India)

    Graduated from the University of Westminster

    Earned an MA in International Journalism (Broadcast) in 2003.

    Lifetime achievement

    Led the expansion of Bloomberg Media into India in 2010. Ravindranathan is now President and Managing Director for all of Bloomberg Media’s international operations outside the USA.

  • Pawlu "Paul" Xuereb (Malta)

    Graduated from the University of Westminster

    Earned a BA in Journalism, Political Economy and Political Science at the Regent Street Polytechnic, which became the University of Westminster, in 1950.

    Lifetime achievement

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives of Malta from 1986 until he became the Acting President of Malta from 1987 until 1989. A bronze statue designed by Anton Agius was erected outside the Bastions of Mdina in his honour.

  • Peter Ramrayka (Guyana)

    Graduated from the University of Westminster

    Earned an MBA in 1988.

    Lifetime achievement

    A founding member and Chairman of Guyhealth (UK), which provides support to Guyana’s health services. Ramrayka is Chair of the Institute of Healthcare Management’s London and South East Regional Council, and the Royal Air Force Association’s City and Central London Branch.

  • Siddharth Shanghvi (India)

    Graduated from the University of Westminster

    Earned an MA in International Journalism in 1999.

    Lifetime achievement

    Award-winning author. Shanghvi’s debut novel The Last Song of Dusk (2004) won the Betty Trask Award, one of UK’s most prestigious prizes for debut novels. His book was translated into 16 languages and became an international bestseller. Shanghvi has been voted one of India Today’s 50 Most Powerful Young Indians and one of the Sunday Times’ lists of the UK’s 10 Most Creative Men.

  • Zac Nsenga (Rwanda)

    Graduated from the University of Westminster

    Earned an MA in Diplomatic Studies.

    Lifetime achievement

    The Rwandan ambassador to the United States from 2003 to 2007. Previously Nsenga had been Ambassador to the State of Israel, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Looking to start your path to Westminster at KIC London in September 2020 or later?

Want to start sooner? Download the 2019-20 prospectus

At the University of Westminster, we offer you a hugely stimulating environment where you can learn and develop. Educating people for their professional lives is now more important than ever before, so we’re committed to investing in our students' long-term futures. We look forward to welcoming you to the city of London, and to the University of Westminster.
Professor Alex Hughes
Prof. Alex Hughes Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement)

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