Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol was the first higher education institution in the UK to admit men and women on an equal basis. Today, it is one of the top 10 universities in the UK and 61st in the world (QS World University Rankings 2023).
The University of Bristol enjoys an international reputation, providing students from more than 150 countries with a high-quality education. Students can apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) for undergraduate courses, and through the University of Bristol website for postgraduate study.
With a comprehensive choice of subjects, Bristol students engage with intellectually challenging courses that encourage independence of mind. The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across six faculties – Arts, Engineering, Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Science, and Social Sciences and Law – as well as interdisciplinary research programmes.
The city of Bristol
The University is at the heart of Bristol, in the south west of England under two hours from London. One of Europe's most exciting, creative cities, Bristol offers a world of opportunities close to campus. Big enough to be exciting but small enough to be safe and friendly, it’s known for its independent spirit, historic architecture, beautiful parks and vibrant cultural scene. The city of Bristol shares the University’s commitment to the environment and has an ambitious green strategy.
Bristol Students’ Union supports over 400 societies and clubs covering a wide range of interests, allowing students to take part in sport, music or drama, or enjoy hobbies with new friends. The University provides inclusive support services including wellbeing and mental health support, academic support and healthcare, so every student can make the most of their time at Bristol.