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Bournemouth University

       Ranked 24 out of 425

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  • Uni Compare Ranking
    24 / 425
  • Full Time Students
  • Guardian Ranking
  • Students in work/study
  • Undergraduate to Postgraduate UG to PG Ratio
    84 : 16
  • UK to InternationalForeign Ratio
    93 : 7

University Summary

There’s a real energy about Bournemouth University and we want you to have an outstanding and personalised student experience. With over 18,000 students, we are large enough to offer our students diversity, yet small enough for you to feel part of a friendly and thriving cosmopolitan community.

Why choose BU

There are plenty of reasons to study at BU, and here are some that we think stand out:

What’s more, BU is in the top five universities in the UK for boosting graduate salaries, according to rankings published by The Economist in 2017. The report showed that BU graduates can expect to earn £2,730 more than the average graduate with similar qualifications, with an average salary of £26,671.

BU has a long tradition of success at the Oscars, with BU graduates working on Oscar winning films such as Avatar, Gravity and The Jungle Book, Inception, Interstellar and Ex Machina to name a few.

BU graduates are poised to celebrate 2018 Oscar success, with BU graduates involved in all five of the nominated films in the visual effects category at this year’s Academy Awards.

University Accommodation

Student life at University is so much more than your bedroom. For most of you, student accommodation will be your first time living independently, and all universities will strive to offer you a welcoming environment so that your new room instantly feels like home. Universities offer a fantastic choice of living, all which provides a safe, secure and sociable start to your university experience. Find out more about this university's accommodation on the link below.

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Situated on the beautiful South Coast, Bournemouth is one the UK’s top tourist destinations with seven miles of sandy beaches.

Bournemouth is a lively, cosmopolitan town with a large student community that gives you a wide range of options when it comes to socialising with your friends. That could mean taking advantage of our seaside location to learn to surf, lying in the sun at the weekend, or enjoying Bournemouth’s vibrant night life. Our Students’ Union even has its own nightclub, The Old Fire Station.

Extensive rail, road, air and sea links make Bournemouth very accessible. London is less than two hours by train and the ever-expanding Bournemouth International Airport provides an excellent gateway to Europe.


We understand that finding the right place to live is really important when you’re moving away from home to come to university. That’s why we guarantee accommodation for all new undergraduate students who have selected BU as their firm choice and submitted their UCAS application by 15 January (UK/EU students) or 30 June (non-EU students).**

We offer a range of accommodation, with the majority of our rooms being based in student hall style buildings. There are usually six en-suite rooms to a hall with a shared living space and kitchen.

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We deliver a great student experience, and have invested heavily in ensuring our learning and social spaces are modern and attractive. That’s why we were awarded a silver award in the 2017 Teaching Exercise Framework – recognising that we are delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students. We are continually improving and there is much more to come in terms of new facilities.

Clubs and societies

You’ll find plenty to keep you entertained away from your studies at BU.

Our Students’ Union runs a massive range of clubs and societies – there are more than 100 at present, and if there’s not one that takes your fancy, they’ll help you set up your own.

If you’re musical, there are a range of choirs and orchestras you could join. Perhaps you’re into your sport, or an artist, or want to learn a new language. Maybe you just fancy a bit of volunteering. There’s something for everyone at BU.

*Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2016
**Terms and conditions apply

University Location

University Address: Talbot Campus, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB

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