University profile

University of the West Of England

2019/20 edition

About University of the West Of England

UWE Bristol is one of the UK’s most popular universities. In fact, over 29,000 students study here and at overseas partner universities. As a progressive, supportive university, we collaborate with industry to identify skills shortages, develop courses, and provide employment-enhancing opportunities for our students. Our prime position in Bristol – a progressive, dynamic and inspiring city – adds to our appeal. The city attracts big multinational names like Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Aardman. From the creative industries to engineering, high-tech to healthcare, and established national corporations to growing start-ups, it’s a hotbed of opportunity.

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Our Courses

Further study can give you a real advantage, especially in today's competitive climate. And UWE Bristol offers a wide variety of qualifications to support you with your ambitions.

We offer both full and part-time routes, including block release and distance learning options and are continually developing new and innovative ways of learning. It’s all part of our commitment to helping you fit your studies around your commitments.

Some of our courses build on previous qualifications, while others are open to graduates of any discipline, or with relevant work experience. They’re all created with the jobs market in mind, with many gaining accreditation by professional bodies. This means they have met high standards in teaching and learning and provide recognised qualifications. You’ll leave us more attractive to companies in your chosen industry and be ready to hit the ground running.

Future career prospects

Many of our courses have been developed in close partnership with industry. In fact, we work with over 1,000 national and international employers and professional bodies to make sure we’re continually meeting the needs of industry. This also gives you an incredible opportunity to build a valuable network of s in your chosen field.

We also understand that you’ll want to achieve your career goals when you graduate. Our careers service is therefore here to help guide you throughout your studies and beyond.

Since completing my qualification at UWE Bristol, I’ve been able to progress in my career much faster than I would have done otherwise. Within just a few years, I’ve carved out my niche, found a job I love, and increased my earning potential.

Debra UWE Bristol Graduate

Fantastic facilities

We believe in continued investment in our facilities and are investing £300 million into our accommodation, equipment and technology. We’re always looking to the future, and many of our practice-oriented spaces offer just what you need to succeed. From nursing simulation suites to multi-media broadcast studios and a financial trading room, these spaces are a fantastic environment in which to learn and develop. As well as these course-specific facilities you’ll have access to the 24 hour library, our 24 hour IT labs, the centre for sport and many other facilities.

Our campuses

We have three campuses, each offering excellent facilities including cafes, learning zones, libraries and shops.

Frenchay Campus
Our main campus, and just four miles outside the city centre (just 15 minutes by Metrobus). It’s home to our £55 million, world-class Bristol Business School, and the £16.5 million West of England University Enterprise Zone (UEZ), the place where high tech-business and graduates connect and is one of only four in the country.

City Campus
Home to UWE Bristol’s creative and cultural industry courses. Spanning the city, it incorporates Bower Ashton and Spike Island, as well as studio spaces above the Arnolfini and Watershed.

Glenside Campus
Located in the Fishponds area of the city. It’s home to most of our allied health, nursing and midwifery students.

When it comes to progressive thinking, dynamic activity and world-leading industry, Bristol is internationally regarded. The city attracts big multinational names like Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Aardman. Names you want to work with and for. But it’s also the variety and scale of business endeavour that’s so inspiring. Our enviable position at the heart of this dynamic environments means you’ll be equipped with excellent connections, skills, knowledge and experience.

Everything you need to take your career to the next level.


Our research has real impact on society and we are often able to integrate it with our learning and teaching. This means our students benefit from a richer, fuller, more relevant learning experience which, in turn increases their employability.


Fee information, Entry requirements and application information are course specific and can be found on our website.

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Contact details

[email protected]
0117 3283333
University of the West of England
Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY