Not just another University – UWE Bristol

Our History
UWE Bristol was originally the Bristol Polytechnic in the 1970s. It gained university status in 1992, becoming the University of the West of England. Until now, we have over 30000 students across three campuses.

As a new teaching university, our courses are practical to make sure our graduates are ready to work. In addition to our strong industrial links with over 7,000 employers, we have embedded working elements into our curriculum.

Why students like UWE Bristol?

Located in BRISTOL, named the BEST place to live in Britain in 2017 by The Sunday Times, an artistic city full of street art (BANKSY!) . It is just 90 minutes away from London by train, 2 hour flight to some European cities! Never feel bored!

Bristol on Map

28th &
TOP 500

We are ranked 21th out of the 121 UK institutions in the Guardian League Table 2021, and in the top 500 universities worldwide by THE World University Rankings.

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We are 2nd in England and 7th in the UK in overall student satisfaction in National Student Survey (NSS).

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We are ranked the 18th of UK universities for graduate employability according to the new Graduate Outcomes Survey results.

92% of our graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating, compared with the UK average of 89%.

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We have embedded enterprise across our curriculum –Field Trips in the UK and Europe, Site Visits, Industrial Projects, and many more! Let’s join Charles in visiting Aardman Animation Studios here, the producer of the famous Wallace and Gromit!



Bristol has one of the highest number of companies set up in the UK, and UWE Bristol has connection with many of them. We even have The International Talent Internship Scheme for international students who want to have short term work experience in the UK. Explore job opportunities at jobshop and Gradlink.



FRIENDLY, AMAZING, SUPPORTIVE! These are only the few words our students describe us! Nothing is more important than having a happy study life! Please click to know exactly what they say!

What our Students say?


We take students with different qualifications, from HKDSE, GCE A-Levels, IB Diploma and Associate Degree/Higher Diploma holders, into different level of our courses. You can refer to the UCAS Tariff table for different qualifications here.

And check out the English qualification we recognise here. If you are in doubt, please leave your details and check with us!

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We offer scholarships for students from Hong Kong and Macao, please click here for the details.