Why study at Bristol
At Bristol you will study in a research-rich environment that will challenge and push you, learn from some of the best scholars in the world, and live in one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in Europe.
A lively community of students
Much of student life revolves around the main University campus and Bristol Students' Union. You'll join a lively, close-knit community of students and have the opportunity to attend events and activities across the city.
The Students' Union offers more than 400 student clubs and societies including 70 sports clubs, giving you lots of opportunities to get involved and make friends.
One of the most popular universities in the UK
The University is located in the centre of a thriving city
First-class facilities and study spaces
Beautiful buildings and green spaces
Wills Memorial Building – Library
Bristol is routinely ranked within the top 10 universities in the UK in the QS World University Rankings.
We welcome students and staff from more than 130 countries, creating a diverse and stimulating community. We have 150+ international exchange partners across the world.
You will fall in love with the city
Unwind on a sunny afternoon in one of the many green spaces in the city
Anna Higgie's climate change mural. Commissioned the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute in October 2018
Bristol is renowned for its food scene
World-class events and music venues
Named one of the UK’s top 3 creative and cultural cities (European Commission, 2019) Bristol is a diverse, vibrant capital that will quickly feel like home.
In south-west England, just 90 minutes from London, Bristol offers more than 1,000 years of history to explore. A thriving urban centre, the city is packed with green spaces. The countryside and coast are easy to reach by bus, bike or car.
- The largest city in the South West
- Population of 465,900
- 90 minutes from London
- Easy access to nearby cities, beaches and rolling landscapes
- Georgian architecture, colourful graffiti and harbourside living