Why study at Bristol?

Close up engineering work and Wills Memorial Building

Five reasons

  1. We provide you with discipline-focused teaching. We achieved the highest possible teaching mark in the last government assessment. We are passionate about teaching and you will be taught by internationally renowned experts.
  2. We provide you with state-of-the-art facilities – our research groups and industrial partners provide you with privileged access to hardware and software, as well as industrial samples and prototypes.
  3. You benefit from outstanding industrial relationships, providing opportunities for scholarships, summer placements, industrial seminars, and exclusive employment.
  4. The City of Bristol (and the surrounding West Country) is a beautiful and stimulating environment. Bristol remains one of the most popular university destinations (based on applications per place) in the UK.
  5. After six months, 96 per cent of our graduates are in well-paid full-time employment. There is strong demand for graduating electrical and electronic engineers!

A student's perspective

Shu Fei Wong, Electronic and Communications Engineering (MEng) year 2

Shu Fei WongUniversity provides a fantastic opportunity to get involved in your interests outside of your studies. As an avid sportswoman, I have relished the chance to compete at a high level against other universities and receive top level coaching

A student's perspective

Mantalena Sarafianou, Electrical and Electronic Engineering (PhD)

Mantalena SarafianouThe Bristol degree programme gives you all the foundation knowledge you need in order to tackle complex problems.

A student's perspective

Neil Wydenbach, Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEng), Year 3

Neil WydenbachBristol is a great city to live in. The University is not a campus and personally I prefer that because you feel like you’re living in a city more and there’s great night life.

A student's perspective

Alex O’Neill, Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEng), Year 4

Alex O’NeillWhat attracted me to Bristol was that it had the large city feel and had all the modern conveniences that a large city would have but in a small compact size that you can get around very easily. If you want to be busy you will always be busy!

A student's perspective

Jason Shaw, Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEng), Year 4

Jason ShawWe sometimes get in visiting lecturers talking about their cutting-edge research and I can sit there in the lecture room and think ‘I was taught that on Monday.

You should also consider:

  • We are the only university offering both the UK Electronics Skills Foundation and the E3 Academy Scholarship.
  • We provide a programme dedicated to individual excellence.
  • At Bristol we train you how to lead rather than to follow. We teach you ‘how to think’ and how to ‘challenge existing practice’.
  • Bristol is home to Europe’s largest cluster of micro-electronics industries, the UK’s biggest aerospace companies, and a thriving creative media industry.
  • All of our undergraduate degree programmes are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).