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Bournemouth University

4.1 out of 5 (37 ratings / 34 reviews) Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
Only two hours from central London by train, Bournemouth is a beautiful town with UK’s number one beach. One of the ways a BU education will help you stand out is the way in which we blend education, professional practice and research in everything we do. Our courses have a strong professional orientation with a focus on academic excellence and graduate employability. 

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Subject areas

  • Accounting, Finance & Economics
  • Archaeology, Anthropology & Forensic Science
  • Business, Management & Marketing
  • Computer Animation, Games & Visual Effects
  • Computing & Information Technology
  • Design & Engineering
  • Film, TV, Media & Music Production
  • Health & Social Care
  • History, Politics & Social Studies
  • Law
  • Life & Environmental Sciences
  • Media & Communication
  • Medical Science
  • Psychology
  • Sport
  • Tourism, Hospitality & Events

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University Ranking

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Student services

  • Careers & Employability Service
  • International Students Advisor
  • Academic Advising Center
  • Internship opportunities
  • Study Abroad opportunties
  • Work Abroad opportunities
  • Accommodation services
  • Sports Facilities
  • Language support

Housing services

  • We offer a range of accommodation options to suit students’ preferences. From hall style living to residential style family homes. Students can live in shared flats within traditional Halls of Residences. There are usually four to six students per flat each with their own room (with ensuite options in some halls). 
  • International students are guaranteed a room in a BU-managed accommodation if they apply before the mid-December (for January entry) or mid-august for September entry.

Library services

Our libraries - The Sir Michael Cobham Library and Bournemouth House Library - on both campuses give students access to electronic, print and multimedia resources with staff on hand for support. As well as computers and Wi-Fi for laptops and mobile devices, the libraries are equipped with technobooth learning spaces to make group work easier, more involved, and much more interactive. 

ICT services


Medical services

Yes facilities are available on campus.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Bournemouth University is spread across two campuses – Lansdowne campus and Talbot campus - both located in Bournemouth
  • The campuses are home to several buildings and facilities including inspirational learning spaces, lecture theatres, research spaces, library facilities, TV studios, PC labs, sports facilities, 24/7 accessible computers as well as restaurants and cafes. 
  • Lansdowne campus is a short walk to the beach and town centre with many shops, cafes restaurants in the surrounding area. Talbot campus is the larger of the two campuses and located just a little way outside the town centre.

Sports facilities

We have sports and recreation facilities for everyone, whether you are a keen athlete or looking to start a new sport. 

Our sports facilities include:

  • Fitness suite - with up to 60 stations and various membership options
  • Four-court sports hall with badminton, basketball and volleyball courts
  • Two all-weather floodlit 3G artificial sports pitches
  • Two natural-turf football pitches
  • Two dance and activity studios – over 50 Group Fitness classes a week
  • Spin studio
  • High performance training suite
  • Three treatment rooms (massage, chiropractic care and alternative therapies available)
  • Changing rooms and lockers 

Student clubs

There are over 130 student societies including

  • Animation society
  • BU Football Team
  • Dance Society
  • Law Society
  • Design Society
  • Robotics Network
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Islamic Society
  • Film Society
  • And many more
The clubs and societies, run via the Students’ Union (SUBU).


  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
  • BCS (British Computing Society) 
  • BPS (British Psychological Society)
  • ScreenSkills
  • UNWTO (UN World Tourism Organisation)

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

the overall experience at Bournemouth university was good. i learnt a lot in the area of research. had access to quality learning materials.

go for it.
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Like all universities, certain programs are better organised than others. The arts and digital courses take precedence and the management courses are lower in rating and execution.

University Experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The first year was heavily focused on the gastronomic and F&B side. The classes and courses provided in the syllabus were great and allowed an in depth understanding of the operational aspects of the industry. However professors and lecturers lacked an international perspective and had great understandings when it came to the United Kingdom. The mandatory placement year...

Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom