UWE: Bristol



Quick Facts

  • UWE is 8th in the UK for graduate employment.
  • UWE ‘s Team Entrepreneurship course enables students to launch and manage a company throughout the degree.
  • Notable alumni include, business person and wife of the Prime Minister, Samantha Cameron and English comedian, Russell Howard.

UWE Bristol has a history built on partnerships and collaborations dating back to 1595. Over the years UWE has continued this tradition in order to grow and transform itself to meet the demands of modern day students and higher education teaching.

UWE Bristol is one of Britain’s most popular universities. UWE has around 28,000 students and 3,500 staff which makes it the largest provider of Higher Education in the South West of England. Students come to UWE from all parts of the UK, as well as a significant and growing number of international students from over 140 countries worldwide.

UWE is a multi-site university. It has four campuses in and around Bristol encompassing thirteen departments covering a wide range of disciplines and expertise. The University is continually developing, with £300m being invested in new facilities, which has so far included a Student Village and Centre for Sport on Frenchay Campus and the purchase of land for development on the neighbouring Hewlett Packard site to create a true 21st Century campus.

UWE and Canada
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is proud of its international reputation. With a thriving international community of students from over 140 countries worldwide, UWE is the perfect UK university to study at. UWE is offering a Canada scholarship for students pursuing one of the LL.B (Hons) courses. Applicants must have achieved the equivalent of 3 A-levels at grade A or above. The scholarship will cover 100% of tuition fees and will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence.

Faculties and Departments
UWE’s academic structure is based on 4 Faculties containing a total of 13 Departments.

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UWE offers over £600,000 in International Scholarships. Click here to learn more.

Over 28,000 students, including over 1600 from non-EU countries.

Entrance Requirements
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The state-of-the-art £60m Elms Village is a purpose-built student accommodation complex and supports a semi-independent style of living. All rooms are single-occupancy study bedrooms, self-catered with shared kitchen facilities, and have internet access and WiFi.

UWE has four campuses around Bristol with fantastic student facilities that include: libraries on all campuses, computing – 1,800 workstations including 580 in libraries. There are wi-fi zones in all libraries and a number of communal rooms and all student rooms wired for internet access. Students are given 24-hour access to library (during term time), computer and internet facilities.

Bristol is centrally located in the South West of England with good road and rail links to other parts of the UK and an International Airport on the outskirts of Bristol with regular routes to most major European destinations. Bristol is located just 90 minutes from London and just 15 minutes from the neighbouring city of Bath – a world heritage site.

Living in Bristol
Bristol is the largest centre of culture, employment and education in the region. Its prosperity has been linked with the sea since its earliest days. The commercial Port of Bristol was originally in the city centre before being moved to the Severn Estuary at Avonmouth; Royal Port Dock is on the western edge of the city boundary. In more recent years the economy has depended on the creative media, electronics and aerospace industries, and the city centre docks have been regenerated as a centre of heritage and culture.

The city is famous for its music and film industries, and was a finalist for the 2008 European Capital of Culture. Bristol is home to one of the seven national Foodies Festivals. The city’s principal theatre company, the Bristol Old Vic, was founded in 1946 as an offshoot of The Old Vic company in London. Bristol’s theatre scene includes a large variety of producing theatre companies.

Bristol has a wide variety of architectural styles, ranging from medieval to the 21st century. In the mid-19th century, Bristol Byzantine, an architectural style unique to the city, was developed, of which several examples have survived. Buildings from most of the architectural periods of the United Kingdom can be seen throughout the city. Surviving elements of the fortified city and castle date back to the medieval era, also some churches dating from the 12th century onwards.