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Bournemouth University

4.2 out of 5 (38 ratings / 32 reviews) Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
An education at BU is an experience like no other. What makes us different? Well, we believe it isn’t just one thing – it’s a combination of lots of things that will make your time with us something you will always remember. 

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)

About

History

The origins can be traced to the early 20th century, with the foundation of Bournemouth Municipal College. Our modern history began in the early 1970s with the creation of the Bournemouth College of Technology, and the construction of new buildings on the largest farm in Talbot Village – the area now known as our Talbot Campus.

Education

  • There’s still time to discover your degree of difference with us – browse through our subject areas and courses to find out more. Or, if you’ve already chosen your course, you can submit a late application to any of our courses.
  • Choose from over 90 postgraduate courses covering a huge range of industry-relevant subjects.
  • Explore our range of postgraduate Master’s and research degrees to find the right choice for you.

Research

Our research shapes and changes the world around us, providing solutions to real-world problems and informing the education we deliver. Our students are a key part of the research we conduct, co-creating knowledge with us and playing a crucial role in everything that we do.

Career

The graduate jobs market is incredibly competitive and we understand that it can be tough searching for your first job after university, or even looking for a way to progress a year or two after graduation. You'll find a variety of graduate roles on MyCareerHub, our online jobs portal.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
701
2019
701
2018
701
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
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2019
501 100
2018
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
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2019
946
2018
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Student services is made up of a number of teams who offer advice to staff as well as students. We are there for the fun stuff as well as the more serious issues that students might face. As well as the individual teams listed below, the Head of Service is responsible for student conduct, welfare and safeguarding issues.

Housing services

  • We’ve got loads of great accommodation on offer at BU, so you’ll soon find yourself settling in. 
  • Where you choose to live will depend on your level of study, when you start your course, and whether you’re studying towards a degree that includes a hospital placement.
  • Select the appropriate option to find out more about the accommodation that’s available for your course. You can also take our Virtual Tour to help choose your new home, or view our price guide to compare rental fees and find out what’s included in your payments.

Library services

We have two libraries - The Sir Michael Cobham Library and Bournemouth House Library. Find out more about each, as well as how we're constantly improving our services.

ICT services

Our IT facilities are being constantly updated to ensure you have access to the latest technology throughout your time at BU. We have Open Access Centres on both campuses which give you access to computers and printers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Medical services

Going to university is a great experience, but there can be difficult times – which is why our support services are on hand to promote wellbeing for all our students.

We have a range of services – from our Wellbeing Advisors to our Medical Centre, and from our AskBU service to our Additional Learning Support scheme – that help whatever your needs.

Student Life

Campus life

Life on campus has become even more exciting now that our new Student Centre has opened, providing more social and learning spaces, as well as a new café, student advice centre, bookable meeting rooms, and radio and media studios, not to mention new offices for SUBU.

Sports facilities

SportBU offers you the opportunity to socialise, meet new people, improve your fitness and enhance your skills.

Whether you want to compete in the Olympics, get fitter, play with friends or take up a new sport, SportBU is the place for you. Our fantastic facilities, activities and sports are available to students, university staff and the local community.

Our focus lies in three areas: health and fitness, campus sport and performance sport – meaning we can offer something for everyone, whatever their goals or abilities. 

Student clubs

  • There’s so much to enjoy both on and off our campuses to help you relax, unwind and have fun away from your studies. 
  • Our award-winning Students’ Union (SUBU) runs a dizzying array of clubs and societies (skydiving, Harry Potter, 3D art, gaming, magic, Japanese…) enabling you to broaden your horizons and make new friends.

Accreditation

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), the UK governments teaching quality watchdog, awarded us the highest category of confidence in our academic standards.

Many of our courses are accredited by professional and industry bodies, which means our courses are readily recognised by employers, and our graduates have professional membership or status when they compete on the job market.

Student Reviews

Accounting
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I learnt about things I didn’t know I would like and generally started to love the technicalities to accounting. Unfortunately they didn’t have the forensic accounting unit that I really wanted to try. There are a lot of help for study and some really good lecturers.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm very excited to go to the University of my dreams, to study my passion, which is 3D animation. So one day I can be part of amazing movie productions such as Disney's. This is an area I'm really familiar with, whereas I've been having 3D animation since 10th grade. I know this is what I want and I'm going to study so I can achieve it!

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great place with amazing teaching schedules

Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom

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