About University Of The West Of England

by / Tuesday, 04 November 2014 / Published in University Of The West Of England

About university of West of England


UWE Bristol (www.uwe.ac.uk) is the largest Higher Education Provider in the South-West of England, with over 30,000 students, including 3000 international students from 140 countries. Ranked within the top eight of UK universities for graduate employability, the campus-based university is situated just 90 minutes from London.

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is a modern and dynamic University welcoming students from 140 countries. With over 30,000 students and 3,200 staff it is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK. Student can study for UWE Bristol awarded degrees at our UK campus in Bristol or with the global study partnerships located across the world. University of the West of England will help students realise the full potential, give opportunities to attend distinguished guest lectures, work placements and more – all the support students need to kick start career.

The University offer more than 600 courses from Foundation programmes which equip students with academic skills, key subject knowledge and English Language to specialist Bachelors and Masters Degrees in the fields of:

  • Computing
  • IT and Media
  • Architecture
  • Art and Design
  • Business and Law
  • Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Computing
  • IT and Media
  • Architecture

Please Download the Complete Course list : HERE

Quality Teaching:

UWE Bristol has an excellent reputation for quality teaching. In the Teaching Quality Assessment league table published in the Times Higher Educational Supplement, UWE Bristol were ranked fifth in England out of 83 Higher Education institutions. 37% of our research is world leading or internationally recognised. With over 600 courses available.


UWE has just moved into the top 50 in the Guardian newspaper rankings for 2015: http://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2014/jun/02/university-league-tables-2015-the-complete-list

95.5% of UWE Bristol graduates are in employment or further study and UWE Bristol  provide invaluable ‘real-world’ experience through work placements and industry exposure through partnerships with companies like HP, Airbus and Intel.

University of the West of England also teach the prestigious Bristol MBA which has strong links to employers.

The courses have been designed with input from over 1000 regional, national and international employers. At UWE Bristol believes that there is a purpose for every part of the curriculum. University of the West of England have strong ties with employers such as Hewlett Packard, BBC, Airbus and Rolls-Royce and seek their advice and influence in the way in which many subjects are taught and assessed. Employers are linked throughout the development and delivery of our courses. This means that what students learn will be relevant and up-to-date, and exactly what employers look for in a graduate.

A guaranteed entry route into many of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees on completion of courses offered by UWE Bristol’s International College:

  • Foundation Certificates
  • International Year One Programmes
  • Pre-Masters Programmes

University of the West of England are proud to have consistently high assessment results for teaching, thanks to the experts, many of whom are experienced professionals in their specialist fields.

  • In the Guardian’s University Guide 2011 University League Table, UWE Bristol had a score of 83 per cent students satisfied overall.
  • The Guardian’s University Guide 2013 ranked UWE Bristol 54 out of 120
  • The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 ranked UWE Bristol 73 out of 122
  • The Complete University Guide 2013 ranked UWE Bristol 58 out of 116

UWE Bristol is “One of the best universities for employment performance in Englandwith only 6.9% unemployment” and offers dedicated careers support to international students such as Gradlink and International Talent.

UWE Bristol is a campus based University, within easy reach of the City Centre. Facilities include: a 2000 bed student village, the largest 24/7 library in the South West of England, restaurants, coffee shops, a regular farmer’s market, shops, 24 access IT labs and a fantastic Centre for Sport. The social life at UWE is amazing! With one of the largest Student Unions in the UK, there is a club and activity to suit every individual!

The University is located, 90 minutes away from London, in Bristol which is the largest city in the South West of England. The city’s brilliant transport links and an international airport make this historic and multicultural city a popular destination for international students. Our Frenchay campus positioned near the M4 and M5 motorways give the easy access to the nation’s road network for exploring Britain.

Bristol is known for its lively atmosphere, with a busy cultural calendar throughout the year. It is quickly emerging as a top UK retail destination, with its new and extensive Cabot Circus shopping centre and its great selection of independent shops, stores, cafes and restaurants.

Student will love Bristol – a truly diverse city – a wonderful place to both study and live. The city is well known for its wide range of festivals and events which take place throughout the year. And if students are looking for a taste of home, Bristol offers a good variety of ethnic food from all over the world.

Scholarships :

University of the West of England are keen to ensure as many people as possible benefit from the great teaching opportunities which is why tbey offer over £600,000 worth of scholarships for international students.

International Scholarships update 14/15 intake

The Full Payment Discount will no longer be available to International students after the January 2014 intake (deadline for paying fees in full is 1st Feb). This is mostly to enable to offer a larger amount of targeted scholarships to increase recruitment in strategic markets.

The International Scholarships for 14/15 intake have now been agreed. Please see below for the full list of scholarships available.

Non-Region Specific Scholarships 

Scholarship name

Number awarded

Eligibility Criteria



Regions available

Courses available

How to apply

Justice Malek Ahmed 1 Equivalent to British 1st Full fee + up to £3,000 towards accommodation All regions PG masters courses Eligible students are invited to apply via a task in their welcome website
Professor Arthur Li 1 Equivalent to British 1st Full fee All regions PG masters courses Eligible students are invited to apply via a task in their welcome website
Chancellors 2 Equivalent to British 1st Full fee All regions PG Eligible students are invited to apply via a task in their welcome website
Millennium Development 1 Equivalent to British 1st Full fee All regions PG masters courses Eligible students are invited to apply via a task in their welcome website
Global Student 1 Equivalent to British 1st Full fee All regions PG masters courses Eligible students are invited to apply via a task in their welcome website
International Masters Scholarship (January intake) 2 Equivalent to British 1st 50% All regions PG masters courses Eligible students are invited to apply via a task in their welcome website 
Academic Merit 85 


UG75% = £1000

85% = £1500

(1 year only)



over 65% = £1000

70% = £1500


£1,000 or£1,500  All regions All UG/PG courses Register via a form on UWE’s website
Alumni All Alumni eligible £15% of application fee All regions PG courses (exclusions do apply- see web) Application at point of application
2 week pre sessional All students £500 – full fee All regions All UG/PG courses No application needed

*The MBA, BPTC, LPC, GDL, PhD’s and continuing professional development courses are not eligible for the postgraduate scholarships.

Students enrolling at Hartpury are not eligible for any of the UWE scholarships.

Region Specific Scholarships 

South Asia

Scholarship name Number awarded Scholarship amount Regions available Courses available
Undergraduate excellence scholarship 4 50% of each years fee (up to 3 years) IndiaPakistan

Sri Lanka


All UG coursesstudents need 85% to be eligible to apply (10th July deadline)
Gradlink India 1 x 50%10 x £2,000 50%£2,000 India All UG/PG coursesfor students focusing on returning to India for work

(10th July deadline)

Lord Templeman- LLB 2 Full Fee (2 years) Bangladesh LLB

UWE Bristol has a strong reputation in Asia with flagship partnerships across the region including Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore. Through the expanding network of global study partnerships, UWE Bristol are able to offer UWE awarded degrees at a wide variety of locations within the region. UWE Bristol are interested in establishing undergraduate progression routes for students (i.e. 2+2, 3+1), split Masters programmes, as well as exploring franchising and validation models for Dual Degree programmes in-country.

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