Bournemouth University

Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB, United Kingdom


Bournemouth University

About the University

Bournemouth University has a strong professional orientation with a focus on academic excellence and graduate employability. By way of illustration, we are recognised as the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK and graduates from the National Centre for Computer Animation have worked in Hollywood on such films as Avatar, Gravity, Star Wars, and King Kong.

BU has been recognised by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings as a¡¥top 500 university¡¦. BU has also been awarded, by the The Times Higher, a place in the ¡¥top 200 most international universities¡¦ and in April 2016 a place in the¡¥top 150 Under 50¡¦, this showcases the top universities from around the world under the age of 50.

Professor Tim McIntyre-Bhatty, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Bournemouth University, said, ¡§This latest ranking underlines BU¡¦s growing reputation. We are being recognised on the international stage for the quality of our teaching, research and global outlook, and this latest league table is further evidence that BU is amongst the best universities in the world.

We believe that university should prepare you for the world of work as well as enhancing your academic qualifications. We offer placements to all of our undergraduate students and depending on the course, to many of our Masters students as well.

We offer a wide range of preparatory programmes. All of our pre-sessional English and academic pathway programmes, are delivered at Bournemouth University International College. This is run in partnership by the university and Kaplan International Colleges; it is located on our Lansdowne Campus.

Completing one of these courses before you begin your degree is a great way to settle into life in the UK, learn more about what to expect when studying at university in the UK and help you improve your English.

During your time at the Bournemouth University International College, you will have access to the main BU campuses and their facilities, which include the sports centre, library, student support services and restaurants.

Our range of research expertise includesforensic&biologicalsciences, ecology, environment&sustainability, ageing & dementia, communities, culture&conflicts, smart technology, entrepreneurship& economic growth, leadership, impact and management and etourism.

Interesting Facts

Bournemouth has one of the largest numbers of language schools in the UK making it a dynamic and international environment in which to live and study.
Charminster is an area between the two campuses which is home to a wide range of Asian shops, supermarkets and restaurants.
There are various clubs and societies dedicated to international students. These include among others, the International Students Association and the Qi China Society, offering Traditional Shaolin Boxing and Therapeutic Qi-Gong classes. To find out more visit
The International Students Orientation Programme helps students acclimatise before their course starts. It is free and is a great opportunity to meet fellow international students.
University accommodation is guaranteed to all international students who book their accommodation by mid August. There is a wide range of options available, from studio apartments to halls of residence. Updated information is found at

University Information

School Type: Public

Established: 1992

Times Ranking: 82

Guardian Ranking: 63

Independent Ranking: 54

Tuition Fee:

No. of students: 10000-20000

Acceptance Rate: N/A

Ave High School GPA: N/A

Student / faculty ratio:

Degrees offered: Bachelor's degree,Master's degree,Doctorate

Popular Courses

Marketing Management
Management with Marketing
International Business Management
Master of Business Administration
Media & Communication
Computer Animation
Multimedia Journalism
International Hospitality Management
Events Management

Location Details

Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB, United Kingdom

Country: UK

Location: Campus,Medium town

Town/City: Bournemouth

Nearest Airport:

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