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 vibrant cities in the Europe.

One of the most popular and successful universities in the UK

Bristol is routinely ranked within the top 10 universities in the UK in the QS World University Rankings.

We welcome students and staff from over 120 countries creating a diverse and stimulating community. We have 150+ international exchange partners across the world.

Find out more about studing at Bristol through our Study Abroad or Erasmus+ progammes.


You will fall in love with the city

Bristol was named among the top five best cities to visit worldwide by Rough Guides 2017, it's a cultural capital that will quickly feel like home. 

In south-west England, just 90 minutes from London, Bristol offers over 1,000 years of history to explore. A thriving urban centre, Bristol is packed with green spaces. The countryside and coast are easy to reach by bus, bike or car.

Find out more about the city.


1st
The Sunday Times 'Best Places to Live' 2017


Top 5
for research in the UK (REF 2014)


Top 10
UK university in QS World Rankings 2018


150+
partner universities worldwide


1,000+
years of city history to explore

A lively community of students

Much of student life revolves around the main University campus and the 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 300 student clubs and societies including 65 sports clubs. Get involved and make friends.

Find out more about student life at Bristol.

About Bristol

  • The largest city in the South West
  • Population of 449,300
  • 90 minutes from London
  • Easy access to nearby cities, beaches and rolling landscapes
  • Georgian architecture, gritty graffiti and harbourside living
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