Why study at Bristol
At Bristol, you will study in a research-rich environment that will challenge and push you, learn from some of the best scholars in the world, and live in one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in Europe.
One of the most popular universities in the UK
The University is located in the centre of a thriving city
First-class facilities and study spaces
Beautiful buildings and green spaces
Wills Memorial Building, Pride 2017
Bristol is routinely ranked within the top 10 universities in the UK in the QS World University Rankings.
We welcome students and staff from more than 130 countries, creating a diverse and stimulating community. We have 150+ international exchange partners across the world.
You will fall in love with the city
The iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge spans the Avon Gorge
Unwind on a sunny afternoon in one of the many green spaces in the city
Discover Bristol's graffiti scene
Explore the restaurants, bars and cafes around the harbour
Bristol was named among the top five best cities to visit worldwide by Rough Guides 2017. It's a cultural capital that will quickly feel like home.
In south-west England, just 90 minutes from London, Bristol offers more than 1,000 years of history to explore. A thriving urban centre, the city is packed with green spaces. The countryside and coast are easy to reach by bus, bike or car.
Find out more about the city.
A lively community of students
Much of student life revolves around the main University campus and Bristol Students’ Union. You'll join a lively, close-knit community of students and have the opportunity to attend events and activities across the city.
The Students' Union offers more than 400 student clubs and societies including 70 sports clubs, giving you lots of opportunities to get involved and make friends.
Find out more about student life at Bristol.
- The largest city in the South West
- Population of 463,400
- 90 minutes from London
- Easy access to nearby cities, beaches and rolling landscapes
- Georgian architecture, colourful graffiti and harbourside living
Study Abroad guide 2020/21
Download our Study Abroad guide 2020/21 (PDF, 1,658kB) for students starting in Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021.
Study Abroad guide 2021/22
Download our Study Abroad guide 2021/22 (PDF, 1,557kB) for students starting in Autumn 2021 and Spring 2022.