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University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

Welcome to UWE Bristol

As a graduate of UWE Bristol, you will enjoy superb employment opportunities. In addition, the University is based in a city consistently named among the UK’s best places to live.

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You can progress to a UWE Bristol degree through a preparation course at UWE Bristol’s International College, based on the University campus.

Top reasons to study here

Top 30 in the UK

Guardian University Guide 2020

Gold Award for teaching: the highest rating possible

Teaching Excellence Framework

Home to GradLink

the award-winning careers website for international students

#2 in the UK for student satisfaction with degrees

Guardian University Guide 2020

Attractive campus with excellent facilities

just a short journey from the vibrant, friendly city of Bristol

Guaranteed entry

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

Subject rankings

Subject areaUK rankingSource
Architecture6thGuardian University Guide 2020
Building and Town & Country Planning7thGuardian University Guide 2020
Criminology13thGuardian University Guide 2020
Earth & Marine Sciences8thGuardian University Guide 2020
Film Studies20thGuardian University Guide 2020
Forensic Science14thComplete University Guide 2020
Geography and Environmental Studies22ndGuardian University Guide 2020
Mechanical Engineering20thGuardian University Guide 2020
Occupational Therapy6thComplete University Guide 2020
Philosophy6thGuardian University Guide 2020
Physiotherapy19thTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

Your UWE Bristol experience

Bristol student Krystof from Czech Republic

Krystof from Czech Republic

Undergraduate degree in Business Management with Law at UWE Bristol

Living abroad has been a great experience for me. From the International Student Orientation onward, everyone at UWE Bristol has been so supportive. It was great to meet other international students in the same situation, and I'm gaining so much more confidence in my English as well.

Bristol student Muhammad from Bangladesh

Muhammad from Bangladesh

Undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering at UWE Bristol

My first year at UWE Bristol couldn't have been better. It was really easy to get involved and make good friends. The lecturers provide amazing academic support as well. They explain everything clearly and I can discuss any questions with a small, friendly group of students in the weekly tutorial meetings.

Notable alumni

  • Dr Zara Nanu (Moldova)

    Graduated from UWE Bristol

    Earned a PhD in Politics in 2011.

    Lifetime achievement

    The co-founder and CEO of Gapsquare, a data science company aiming to close the global gender pay gap. Dr Nanu established the company in 2015, with a passion for improving workplace productivity, profit, and empowerment through diversity and inclusion.

  • Lee Chee Leong (Malaysia)

    Graduated from UWE Bristol

    Earned a BA in 1981.

    Lifetime achievement

    Malaysian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from April 2008 to June 2010 then Deputy Home Minister until May 2013. Leong is one of 4 Vice-Presidents of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA).

  • Milliscent Nnwok (Nigeria)

    Graduated from UWE Bristol

    Earned an MA in Journalism.

    Lifetime achievement

    A broadcast journalist at award-winning news and media channel Channels Television, in Lagos, Nigeria. Nnwok hosts a show called Network Africa, where she interviews leading journalists and experts on some of the continent’s most important issues.

  • Ozan Bahcivan (Turkey)

    Graduated from UWE Bristol

    Earned an MSc in Health Psychology.

    Lifetime achievement

    Founding director of OZ Psychology Family Counselling Centre (Ozel OZ Psikoloji Aile Danisma Merkezi), a company seeking to improve the provision of psycho-social care for cancer patients in Izmir, Turkey. In 2019, Ozan was shortlisted for a Professional Achievement Award at the British Council’s Study UK Alumni Awards, held in Istanbul.

  • Silas Adekunle (Nigeria)

    Graduated from UWE Bristol

    Earned a BEng in Robotics.

    Lifetime achievement

    Founder and CEO of Reach Robotics, an organisation working to create the future of gaming. They are currently developing Mekamon, the world’s first robotic gaming system for the consumer market. Mekamon fuses robotics with reality-bending technology and immersive play.

  • Teo Nie Ching (Malaysia)

    Graduated from UWE Bristol

    Earned a Bachelor of Laws (LLB).

    Lifetime achievement

    The youngest MP in Malaysia, Ching was 27 when she first stood for the general election in 2008. She defeated her fellow candidate by 21,000 votes. In July 2018, Ching was sworn into the Malaysian Cabinet as the Deputy Minister for Education.

  • Tomasita Pazos Aurich (Peru)

    Graduated from UWE Bristol

    Earned a BA in Business Administration in 2004.

    Lifetime achievement

    Anti-Fraud Manager at Banco de Crédito. Aurich formed the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Lima Chapter. She serves as its President and now teaches anti-fraud best practices in the public sector. She is currently working on a compliance book.

Looking to start at the International College in September 2020 or later?

Want to start sooner? Download the 2019-20 prospectus

At UWE Bristol, we will offer you an excellent  experience in a vibrant, healthy and happy learning environment. Your education and wellbeing are priorities, and we invite you to join our friendly and diverse campus community.
UWE Bristol Vice Chancellor
Steve West Vice-Chancellor and CEO

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