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The University of Bristol

Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol offers a rare combination of academic excellence and future-based thinking. It is a Top 20 UK university and ranked 55th in the world by QS in 2024.

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

  • #16 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
  • #5 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF 2021)
  • #6 in the UK for research quality (Time and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)
  • A top 10 UK university and #55 in the world (QS Rankings 2024)

  • #17 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2024
  • #16 in the Complete University Guide 2024
  • 91% of students completing their degree in 2021–22 achieved a First or 2:1
  •  94% of the University's research was assessed as either 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF 2021)
  • Bristol is home to 23,000 students from more than 150 countries
  • 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.
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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

Health Sciences

  • Bristol Dental School
  • Bristol Medical School
  • Bristol Veterinary School 
  • Centre for Health Sciences Education


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

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

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


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


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

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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