Bournemouth University was first founded as Bournemouth Municipal College in the early 1900’s and developed into Bournemouth College of Technology in the early 1970’s.
In 1976 it became the Dorset Institute of Higher Education, when it relocated to its current Talbot Campus, and opened its first new premises at Lansdowne. Following a period of growth and development, the institution was awarded Polytechnic status in 1990, before taking on full University status in 1992. BU continues to grow and to pioneer new fields of study, while retaining its traditional blend of practical and academic learning, industry engagement and research.
Bournemouth University has 2 campuses:
Talbot Campus is located north of Bournemouth (just inside Poole borough) and is a self-contained campus with many facilities on site. It is the location for most teaching and student facilities.
Lansdowne Campus is near Bournemouth seafront in the city centre. It is made up of around 12 buildings, mainly accommodation and administration blocks, but with some teaching buildings too.
Bournemouth University Times Higher Education (THE) rankings:
Bournemouth is ranked between 401-500 in the THE world rankings and:
-Top 80 Young Universities, 2021 - no. 77 (up from 95 in 2020)
-Top 80 Impact Ranking, 2021 (UN Sustainability Goals) - no. 74
Bournemouth is a multicultural University with approximately 2,750 non-Uk students from around 135 countries studying at the University. International students make up over 15% of total student numbers.
Bournemouth University has a total of around 17,600 students, split approximately 13,900 Undergraduate and 3,700 Postgraduate.
The Talbot Campus has production facilities including a Sound Stage, TV studio, Green Screen studio, Motion Capture rig, Animation labs, Games labs, Music studios and editing suites
Christchurch House on the Talbot Campus also has extensive new science labs (Medical, Biomedical, Forensic, Toxicology and Anthropology - including the UK's largest bone and specimen collection) and Crime Scene Investigation Centre
The Talbot campus host the Sir Michael Cobham Library.
Sports facilities on the Talbot campus include: - 2 x 4G all-weather pitches, SportBU gym and sports hall and Wallisdown Sports Field which is located very near the campus.
The Bournemouth Gateway Building on the Lansdowne Campus has Health and Medical facilities, including Anatomage Tables, Medical Imaging Centre with MRI scanner, Hospital wards, Operating Theatre, Ambulance Simulation and Physiotherapy suites.
The Weston Library is situated on the Landsdowne campus.
The Old Fire Station, Student Union nightclub and cafe is also on the Lansdowne campus.
In addition to its campus-based libraries, Bournemouth also offers one of the UK's largest online digital library collections, covering all its subject areas. Many students will have a 100% downloadable reading list, giving them unlimited access to their learning and research resources.
Approx. £100 p.w. for private room in University Lettings Service
- Approx. £130 p.w. for private study/bedroom with en suite in Halls of Residence
- Approx. £150 p.w. for self-contained postgraduate apartments in Halls
- All Bournemouth University rentals include bills and bus card
Almost all Bournemouth University's Undergraduate degree courses cost £14,100 for international students (2021 entry fee levels).
Online courses on offer at Bournemouth University:
- BA (Hons) Global Business Management
- MSc Green Economy
Other online programmes are in development for 2022 entry