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UWE is located in the vibrant and diverse city of Bristol, and its 14 different departments are spread across three campuses in and around the city. The University has invested in the latest facilities and resources, with £300m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces including a new building for the business school.

Key Facts


  • #73 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022
  • #36 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2022
  • #55 in the Complete University Guide 2022

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 21,000

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • 6,700

Year founded

  • 1970

  • UWE Bristol holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) Gold Award.
  • It offers over 600 different programmes across the arts, creative industries, health, science, business, law, environment and technology disciplines.   
  • UWE has close links with leading employers such as CERN, Rolls Royce, the NHS, Aardman Animation and the BBC to help develop the right content for courses and to give students exposure to diverse professional opportunities.  
Areas of recognition

Within the 2022 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, UWE is ranked in the Top 20 for the following subjects: (Building (#9), Town and Country Planning and Landscape (#11), Art and Design (#14), Architecture (#14) and Creative Writing (#17).

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