Bristol University College, existed from 1876 to 1909. The University received full university status in 1909. It is widely regarded as one of the top universities in the United Kingdom.
Almost all the university buildings are all clustered centrally around the main campus on Tyndall Avenue. The main exceptions are veterinary sciences based in Langford, 14 miles away and medical student facilities at Frenchay hospital, 6 miles away.
University of Bristol is ranked 92nd in the Times Higher Education World University rankings. Bristol is also ranked 78th in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Bristol is also a member of the Russell group of universities.
University of Bristol is ranked 77th in the National Student Survey satisfaction rankings.
Overseas students make up approximately 25% of the total student population at Bristol. The university welcomes students from more than 150 countries. The largest number of international students come from China, Malaysia, USA and India.
Pathway entry for international students-NCUK offers foundation courses leading to degree course entry at Bristol.
For more information, please visit Pathway & Foundation page.
Bristol has over 25,000 students - they are split between approximately 20,300 undergraduates, and just under 5,000 postgraduates.
HESA govt statistics show that 92.5% of Bristol graduates are in employment or in further education 6 months after graduation. However, a breakdown of post-graduation employment by course, showing the split into professional/managerial positions, rather than general employment figures, is available from Unistats an independent source of university data. For more information, please visit the REF Information page.
Bristol has over 200 student societies, ranging from music, dance and the arts to politics and food and drink. The Indoor Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health, comprising Sports Hall, Studios and ‘The Pulse’ health and fitness suite, is located in the main university site. This is home for most indoor sport and exercise facilities. There is a range of exercise classes, a jogging track, sports hall and squash courts. The university also has its own 32 metre swimming pool, floodlit tennis courts and rugby/football/netball/hockey pitches.
Bristol has a wide range of accommodation from large traditional ‘catered’ halls of residence to smaller self catering blocks. Bristol guarantees a place in university accommodation for new, full time undergraduates and international foundation programme students in their first year of study.
The lowest price for a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities is £109.00 per week.
An example price for catered accommodation is £186.50 per week at Badock Hall.
International undergraduate tuition fees:
Fees for full time undergraduate courses start at £21,100 for most Arts and Humanities subjects, rising to £25,900 for most Engineering courses and Science courses. Medicine - £36,800
REF (Research Excellence Framework) was an independent government review conducted into the quality of research at UK universities and published in December 2014. This information highlights subjects of specialism within each university. We have listed all subject areas where at least 60% of the research conducted in these specific fields has been graded 3 or 4 stars. (4 stars being the highest ranking REF award). For more information, please visit the REF Information page.
Bristol offers a range of doctoral programmes through Distance Learning, across the faculties of Arts, Health Science, Life Science, and Law. You can find the full range here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/doctoral-college/prospective-research-students/types/distance-learning/programmes/