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University of Bristol


The University of Bristol is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in England. This largest knowledge-intensive multidisciplinary University is located in the South-West of England, just 90 minutes away. drive West of London. The University has more than 20,000 students, and is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world and the top 10 in the UK.

As one of the most popular multidisciplinary universities in Britain, the University of Bristol is part of the prestigious Russell Group - an Association of the country's leading science - intensive universities, and is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network-a network of the world's largest universities. Bristol University is a city University that owns more than 300 buildings. The University was founded in 1876, and in 1929-1965, the rector of the University was Winston Churchill.

Scientists at the University of Bristol are known all over the world:
  • 93% of the University's research is recognized as of global significance (RAE);
  • Among the graduates of the University - 11 Nobel prize winners;
  • 37 employees of the University are members of the Royal society of science;
  • 11 employees of the University are members of the British Academy of Sciences.
  • Year established
  • Location
    South West England
  • Registered students
  • Students satisfaction

Academic specialism

Why University of Bristol:

  • Russell group university
  • Ranked in the top 50 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019)
  • #9 in Britain (QS World University Rankings 2020)
  • Best business incubator in the world (UBI Global 2015)
  • Top 5 in the UK for research (Times Higher Education, Research Excellence Framework)
  • Ranked 6th in Europe for teaching quality (the 2018)
  • 13 Nobel prize winners
  • 2nd UK target University among employers
  • After Foundation Programme held on the basis of the University you have a chance to enter to many other top universities in Britain (King's College, Edinburgh, Warwick, Birmingham, Manchester, UCL)

Rating by subject:

  • 27 subjects are in the top 100 in the world
  • 2nd place in General Engineering
  • Philosophy, Anatomy, English, Psychology, Geography, Pedagogy, Social policy are in the top 50 in the world
  • Veterinary science and Geology are in the top 20 in the world
  • No. 1 in engineering (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • No. 1 in photography and film production (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • No. 2 in mechanical engineering (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • No. 2 in social policy and management (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • No. 3 in veterinary medicine (Complete University Guide of 2020)
  • No. 3 in pharmacology and pharmacy (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • No. 3 in Britain in aeronautical and mechanical engineering (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • No. 4 in theology and religious studies (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • No. 4 in sociology (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • No. 5 in geography and ecology (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • No. 5 in Geology (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • No. 6 in psychology (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • No. 6 in urban planning (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • No. 7 in political science (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • No. 8 in music (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • No. 9 in linguistics and modern languages (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • No. 10 in anatomy and psychology (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • No. 10 in computer science and information systems (Guardian University Guide 2020)
  • No. 10 in English (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • No. 11 in Economics (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)

Preparatory program for international students

International Foundation Programme gives you the opportunity to prepare for a bachelor's degree at the University of Bristol. Upon successful completion of the program and obtaining the minimum required score, students will be able to transfer to their chosen bachelor's program:

Featured courses

  • Foundation Programme, International Foundation Programme in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Foundation Programme, International Foundation Programme in Arts and Humanities
  • Foundation Programme, International Foundation Programme in Social Sciences and Law
  • MSc, Accounting, Finance and Management
  • MSc, Advanced Computing (Internet Technologies with multimedia)


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University of Bristol
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Bristol is located 170 km from London at the mouth of the river Avon. It is the industrial, educational and cultural center of the Bristol region. It is the eighth most populous city in the United Kingdom, and now has about 430,000 inhabitants. A large number of students and young people choose the city for a great place to live and study, as well as for many restaurants, shops and cafes. In 2018, National Geographic Traveler ranked Bristol 11th on its "Cool List". Bristol is also one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the country.

In 2015, Bristol was declared the green capital of Europe. Declared legally: the city has a lot of greenery, parks, clean water, well-developed public transport. This is one of the first years of bicycles in England: it is maximally adapted for this ecological fork of transport. In addition, the local climate, which is one of the warmest in the UK, is also suitable for Cycling.

The city of Bristol has very good transport links to other parts of the UK. London is within 90 minutes by train. The major hubs are Bristol International Airport, Bristol Temple Meads railway station, and Bristol bus and coach station.

Within the city there are numerous regular bus services and taxi ranks. And of course you can always walk - most of what you will need at Bristol is located within a radius of approximately 20 minutes' walk.