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Bournemouth University (BU) is one of the UK’s leading modern universities; we create forward-thinking graduates with the skills and flexibility to succeed throughout their career. Bournemouth University courses are designed with direct input from employers, and we recognise the importance of work experience as part of your degree.
The BU community includes around 16,000 students; with approximately 2,600 international students from over 120 countries. Our four faculties offer degrees in creative, professional, technological, scientific and humanities specialisms. Bournemouth are ranked in the top 100 young universities in the world according to the THE Young University Rankings.
There are many reasons why so many international students choose BU. Studying at Bournemouth University will give you the opportunity to progress into some of the most exciting careers, such as Computer Animation & Visual Effects, Media Production & Communication, Forensic & Archaeology, Sports & Events Management, History, International Business and Management, Politics & Social Studies, and much more.
Bournemouth is also a great town to live in as an international student. We are located in one of the most beautiful and historic areas of the United Kingdom. Situated on the south coast of England, and less than two hours from London by train, Bournemouth enjoys fantastic scenery and some of the country's mildest weather.
Research is an integral part of BU, providing solutions to real-world problems and informing the education we deliver. Our students are a key part of this research, co-creating knowledge with us and playing a crucial role in everything we do.
The Bournemouth University acceptance rate is 51%. A key Bournemouth University ranking is placing in the top 300 universities in the world (THE World University Rankings 2023) and many Bournemouth University scholarships are available to students from all nationalities and backgrounds.
Bournemouth University provides a range of support services, from orientation and language support, to assistance with immigration and visa issues. The Academic Services department and Ask BU Student Services will be available to help with any issues throughout your time at Bournemouth.
Bournemouth University has been recognised for the quality and volume of its research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
94% of BU’s research was found to be internationally recognised or above, with 95.7% of the research delivering considerable impact or above. 19% of the university’s research was found to be world-leading in quality with 31.5% achieving an outstanding impact score.
Bournemouth University guarantees accommodation to all non-UK students for September entry, providing they meet the application deadline. For postgraduate students starting courses in January, a range of Bournemouth University-managed accommodation options are available, but some students may be in the private sector.
There are nine halls of residence, all with en-suite bathrooms, and some with studio apartments available. The Student Village is on a green just outside Bournemouth and offers three to seven bedroom houses and several studio apartments for postgraduate students.
Bournemouth, in the county of Dorset, is a long-established tourist destination and attracts visitors from all over the UK. Famous for its 12km of sandy beaches and beautiful parks, Bournemouth blends a traditional British seaside resort with a busy and thriving town.
Bournemouth is situated on the south coast of England and is less than two hours from London by train. There are convenient transport links with international airports in and around London. Bournemouth has some of the best beaches in the UK, and has been awarded the Blue Flag for clean, well maintained coastal areas. There are numerous theatres, concert venues and cinemas in the town as well as a vibrant nightlife through its nightclubs, bars and restaurants.
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