successful admissions


of students enter the university of their choice


students consult Education Index when applying for universites

Bristol, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)

Entry requirements


To apply for undergraduate courses the following is required:

  • A-levels or IB: subjects and grades requirements vary depending on the course or School leaving certificate equivalent to UK A-Levels or
  • School leaving certificate and successful completion of International Foundation programme.
  • IELTS from 6.5 if English is not the first language of an applicant.
  • Creative portfolio might be required for arts, design and architecture related courses.
  • BMAT or UKCAT tests will be required for medical and some biomedical courses.
  • Application should be submitted online via UCAS.


To apply for postrgraduate courses the following is required:

  • A Bachelor degree from the university in the UK or approved institution of higher education outside the UK or Professional qualifications can be accepted for some courses.
  • IELTS from 6.5 if English is not the first language of an applicant.
  • If grades at Bachelor degree are not sufficient, Pre-Masters programme can be taken by International students prior to their Master studies.
  • Relevant working experience might be required for some courses.
  • GMAT can be required for some business releated courses.
  • Creative portfolio might be required for arts, design and architecture related courses.
  • Application should be submitted online on the website of the University or via UCAS Postgraduate.

Entry requirements vary by course. Please see the exact requirements at the page of courses, or request information via an inquiry form on the right.

How to apply

Undergraduate / Bachelor

Entry requirements vary for different programmes. Undergraduate programme applications are taken through the UK's central universities application organization, UCAS.The application process usually starts the September prior to the year of entry. Once you have made your decision you will submit your application to UCAS, by the following January, to a maximum of five shortlisted universities (for UK/EU students). International students can still apply later than January but will need to submit application so that there is enough time to apply and receive student visas.

Postgraduate Taught / Masters

Postgraduate applications are taken online at the specific University’s programme website. The deadline for complete applications for programmes beginning in September is September 1, or January 1 for programmes starting in January. However, it is strongly advised to apply as early as possible. Students applying for scholarships will have much earlier deadlines (depending on the scholarship).

Postgraduate Research / PhD / MPhil

To apply for Research programmes students are advised to contact the department directly. Applications for research degrees may be invited at any time during the year. If you are offered a place on a postgraduate research degree at UWE Bristol you begin your degree on the next available start date.


Free consultation

Get free 15 min consultation about this University

Bristol, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
View Location
+44 (0) 117 965 6261

Featured universities

  • Brunel University London
  • Riviera French Institute ISC-Nice – Institut Supérieur de Commerce
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Reading
  • Zuyd University of Applied Sciences
  • CBS International Business School
  • Institute of Technology, Sligo
  • Middlesex University Dubai
  • Universidad San Jorge
  • Cranfield University
Show all


The city of Bristol is centrally located in the South West of England with good road and rail links to other parts of the UK and an International Airport on the outskirts of Bristol with regular routes to most major European destinations. Bristol is located just 90 minutes from London and just 15 minutes from the neighbouring city of Bath – a world heritage site.

Distances by train:

  • Bath - 15 minutes
  • Cardiff - 47 minutes
  • London - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Plymouth - 2 hours 10 minutes