The University of Bristol

Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol offers a rare combination of academic excellence and future-based thinking. It is ranked 9th in UK and 58th in the world by QS Rankings 2021.

At Bristol, every student is encouraged to realise their potential and are primed to ensure their studies make a profound impact on their environment, the communities they belong to and their future careers.

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University of Bristol at a glance

The University of Bristol is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities and consistently ranked in the UK Top 20.

Top rankings

  • #15 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
  • #2 in the world for best undergraduate fashion schools (Times Higher Education)
  • #6 in the UK for research quality (Time and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • #9 in UK and #58 in the world by QS Rankings 2021

  • #16 in the Complete University Guide 2020
  • #23 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2020
  • 90% of students completing their degree in 2017–18 achieved a First or 2:1
  • 83% of the University’s research is rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014)
  • Bristol is home to 23,000 students from more than 150 countries
  • The University is invested in our international community, which is why Bristol are offering more than £1m worth of international scholarships to students beginning their studies in 2019. This is envisaged to continue in 2020
  • It was the first university in England to admit women and men as equals
  • Bristol is a founding member of the Worldwide Universities Network; a group of research-led institutions of international standing
  • The Students’ Union offers more than 350 clubs and societies
  • Thirteen Nobel laureates are associated with the University, including former prime minister Sir Winston Churchill, Bristol’s Chancellor from 1929 to 1965
  • The city of Bristol was named the best place to live in the UK in 2017 by the Sunday Times, which called it ‘cool, classy and supremely creative’
  • The University has exchange partnerships with more than 150 prestigious universities across 35 countries
Kings, and especially the teachers, further increased my interest in Science, and really helped me in studying English as it’s not my first language.
Sadam Raziyev
University of Bristol

Your degree at Bristol

You will have access to all of the University’s 200+ undergraduate degrees which cover a broad range of subjects and are delivered across 25 academic schools:

Undergraduate degree subjects


  • School of Arts
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Modern Languages
  • Centre for Innovation


  • School of Computer Science
  • School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Health Sciences

  • Bristol Dental School
  • Bristol Medical School (only open to A-level students )
  • Bristol Veterinary School 
  • Centre for Health Sciences Education

Life Sciences

  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Biochemistry
  • School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
  • School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience
  • School of Psychological Science


  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Earth Sciences
  • School of Geographical Sciences
  • School of Mathematics
  • School of Physics

Social Sciences and Law

  • School of Education
  • School for Policy Studies
  • School of Economics, Finance and Management
  • School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
  • University of Bristol Law School

Career opportunities

A Bristol degree is highly attractive to employers: Bristol is the second most targeted university by leading graduate employers (source: The Graduate Market in 2019, High Fliers research) and has over 500 employer visits to campus each year.

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