Bournemouth University's origins can be traced to the early 1900s with the foundation of the former Bournemouth Municipal College.
The University's modern history began in 1976 with the opening of the Dorset Institute of Higher Education.
In 1990, the Dorset Institute was re-designated Bournemouth Polytechnic and later became Bournemouth University in 1992.
The Media School is one of only two accredited Skillset Screen and Media Academies in the country.
The School of Services Management is recognised as a global leader in Tourism, Leisure, Hospitality and Retail.
The School of Health and Social Care leads the South West for nursing, midwifery and social work.
The university lies at the heart of Europe's largest non-industrial conurbation – between the New Forest and Jurassic Coast. The two campuses, in Poole and Bournemouth, are served by excellent dedicated bus services. London is two hours by rail and excellent road links lead to destinations in the South and West.