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#15 : University of Bristol


2015 2016 League Table Ranking 15
 2015 2016 Overall Score 815





  • Founded in 1876 as University College, Bristol. It was the first higher education institution in England to admit women on an equal basis to men.
  • The new University of Bristol opened in October 1909 with 288 undergraduates and some 400 other students. Henry Overton Wills became the first chancellor.
  • In 2004 Baroness Hale of Richmond was officially installed as the university’s second female chancellor.

Location and transport

  • The University is set in the heart of the city of Bristol.
  • Bristol has excellent road links. The M4 and M5 put both London and Birmingham within a two-hour drive.
  • Bristol was recently voted one of the UK’s five Centres of Cultural Excellence.
  • Bristol is designated one of six Science Cities in the UK.
  • Bristol was been named the UK’s leading Fairtrade city in 2011.
  • The University’s bus service connects Stoke Bishop halls of residence to the University campus.

Entry standards

  • Entry requirements vary from course-to-course. Please check
  • The undergraduate prospectus may be found online.

Student mix

  • There are 19,122 full-time students at the University.
  • 53% female, 47% male (standard, full-time undergraduates).
  • 88.5% UK and EU students, 11.5% overseas (standard, full-time undergraduates).

Course flexibility

  • All undergraduate programmes have a modular structure, which provides opportunities for student choice.
  • Most single honours programmes contain the option of increasing breadth of study by taking units outside the main department.
  • Many programmes offer the opportunity to study or work abroad or spend a year in industry.
  • A number of programmes may be studied part-time.

Teaching standards

  • Excellent teaching and academic standards recognised by external audits and reviews, including those undertaken by professional bodies.
  • Completion rates and graduate employment rates are high.
  • Staff are encouraged to access development opportunities including the appropriate use of e-learning.

Research standards

  • In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, Bristol was once again confirmed as a world leader, with over 90% of research being deemed to be of international standard.
  • The University is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network, a grouping of 18 research-led institutions of international standing, and of the Russell Group of universities, an association of 24 major research-intensive UK universities, which means superb learning opportunities for students.
  • There are 37 Fellows of the Royal Society and 11 of the British Academy.

Academic strengths

  • Awarded two national Centres of Excellence in Learning and Teaching: Bristol Chemical Laboratory Sciences and Applied and Integrated Medical Sciences.
  • Research led teaching with students being encouraged to think independently and often undertaking substantial projects/dissertations in their final year.
  • Students have access across a range of subjects to academic staff with international reputations in their areas of expertise.

Student facilities, including library and computing

  • Computing facilities are available in the libraries, in the 24-hour Computer Centre and in academic departments. Students living in the University’s houses or halls of residence can connect to the University network and the internet through the ResNet (Residential Networking) service. The University’s wireless service provides wireless internet access across the University campus.
  • During 2011–12 the University introduced Gmail for the student email service, providing extensive mailbox quota and also offering students a university email address for life.
  • Ten branch libraries containing extensive collections of books, printed journal articles and other learning resources for access and loan available for student use.
  • Students at Brisol will benefit from a £128,000 boost to the Library budget to enable the purchase of additional books and key student texts for both undergraduates and postgraduates.
  • The University offers a wide range of services and facilities to help make a student’s time at Bristol successful, including the Disability Services, Student Counselling Service, Student Health Service, Multifaith Chaplaincy and University Nursery.

Disability services

  • For information on the disability services at Bristol please contact Disability Services, University of Bristol, Lower Ground Floor, Hampton House, Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JS.
  • Telephone (0117) 331 0444; fax (0117) 331 0456; email; or visit the website.

Students’ Union

  • Offers a variety of shops, entertainment facilities, and more than 180 student societies ranging from music, dance and the arts to politics, food and drink, and 54 sports clubs including watersports, team and individual sports and racket sports. For more information please visit
  • Home to the Anson rooms, one of the city’s biggest live music venues.
  • Produces student-run media, including a fortnightly newspaper, arts magazine and online radio station and TV station.
  • Raises money for charity organises student volunteering – the Raising and Giving (RAG) team raised over £134,000 in 2010–11.
  • Represents the student body within the university and nationally.
  • Just Ask – Students’ Union Advice and Representation Centre is run by a team of professional student advisers alongside the student sabbatical officers for education and welfare. The centre offers independent information and advice on any matter regarding student life as well as free workshops and training sessions on a range of student welfare issues.


  • Indoor Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health in the heart of the university campus.
  • Sports complex (gym, studios and sports hall) – indoor tennis centre, two artificial pitches; extensive playing fields; indoor 33-metre swimming pool; rowing facilities and boathouses; squash courts. All facilities are accessible.
  • The University has an active Athletic Union and is recognised for its sporting achievements through high performing teams, excellent facilities and a large range of clubs. The University has a proud record of success in the British Universities and Colleges Sport Championships, and aims each year to finish in the top ten sporting universities overall.

Recent/prospective new builds

  • £200 million will be invested on campus facilities between 2012 and 2015 2016.
  • The University is continuing to invest in teaching facilities which will enhance the student experience. A £56-million project to construct a new Life Sciences building is due for completion in early 2015 2016. This new facility will provide a state-of-the-art space for teaching and research.
  • A new hall of residence at the Stoke Bishop site to include a public transport hub will be ready for the 2015 2016 intake and a rolling programme of refurbishment is underway to modernise the existing halls.
  • A major refurbishment and redesign of the Richmond Building, which houses the Students’ Union and other student services, commenced in 2011. This £30-million project will transform this iconic building over the next four years, providing new space for community activities and over 180 societies and 50 sports clubs.

Availability of part-time work

  • The university Careers Service is available to assist current students find part-time work. JobShop is a part of the Careers Service dedicated to advertising term-time and vacation job opportunities for current students at the University of Bristol.

Bursaries and Scholarships

Access to Bristol bursaries

  • The University continues to invest in the local community by offering additional local bursaries for those on low incomes. One particular local bursary was introduced to supplement the Access to Bristol scheme. Access to Bristol is an opportunity for local Year 12 students to study at the University and learn from our world-renowned academics.
  • Students who have participated in our Access to Bristol scheme will be considered for our enhanced financial support package.
  • For 2015 2016 entry, Access to Bristol ‘graduates’ will receive a full tuition fee waiver and an annual maintenance bursary valued at£3,750 where their residual household income is £25,000 or below.
  • Taking into account Government living cost grants, these students should be able to complete their studies at Bristol without incurring any debt in respect of either tuition or maintenance costs.

University of Bristol Hardship Fund

  • The University of Bristol has increased its investment in its own hardship funds to provide additional support for those UK undergraduate students who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in financial difficulty.

Vice-Chancellor’s scholarships

  • The Vice-Chancellor’s scholarships are available to undergraduate students with exceptional musical, dramatic or sporting talent outside of their field of study. For entry in 2015 2016 there are up to 24 scholarships available of £1,500, and the scheme is open to home and international students.

National Scholarship Programme

  • The University of Bristol’s National Scholarship Programme (NSP) allocation forms a small part of our overall increased commitment to supporting students from low income backgrounds.
  • For 2012–13 Students selected to receive the NSP will receive a fee-waiver from the University of £5,500 and can opt to take £2,000 of the fee-waiver as a non-repayable bursary.

Lloyds Scholars Programme

  • Lloyds Scholars is a unique programme run by Lloyds Banking Group for selected students attending six of the UK’s leading universities, including the University of Bristol.
  • The programme is open to UK residents or EU students currently residing in the UK who are likely to be in receipt of a full living cost grant (i.e. where the household income is £25,000 or less per annum) and who achieve a minimum of 320 UCAS points in their top three A-Levels or equivalent. It will offer a range of support across four key areas: financial support, paid internships, annual awards and rewarding volunteer opportunities.

Tuition Fees 2015 2016:

University of Bristol Tuition Fees 2015 2016

  • Tuition fees for international students will be set between £14,250 and £17,250, with the exception of 3 clinical courses for which a fee of £32,000 will apply.
                                                    Minimum fee £9,000 Average fee £9,000
                                                   Maximum fee £9,000 Average cost to student* £8,194

* The estimated average cost per student after allowing for financial support (e.g. fee waivers and bursaries) from the institution.

Student Accommodation at University of Bristol

Accommodation Costs *

Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £4,300–£5,800
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £4,000–£4,700
Number of university/college beds 4,383
  • The University guarantees accommodation for new full-time undergraduate students during their first year of study, subject to certain conditions. For more information,
  • Various types of accommodation are available in halls of residence and student houses. Weekly rents range from £68.75 to £130 per week in self-catered and £111.50 to £170 in catered halls of residence for the 2012–13 academic year.

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