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University of Bristol

Studying at Bristol gives you the opportunity to be part of a world-class university, based in a vibrant community with a a thriving eco culture and endless historic charm.

About the institution

The University of Bristol consistently ranks in the world's top 100 and UK's top ten universities in league tables that draw on information about both research and teaching excellence. Bristol is in the top five UK universities for research and part of the Russell Group.

The University offers over 300 undergraduate degree programmes across Arts, Business, Science and Engineering, Health and Life Sciences, Science, and Social Sciences and Law. Our graduate employment record is one of the best in the UK; we are ranked joint 7th in the UK and joint 49th in the world for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2022).

Bristol graduates are also the 4th most targeted by The Times Top 100 UK graduate employers (High Fliers Research, 2023). The University’s Internship Scheme works with companies to give students high-quality paid internships across sectors such as publishing, consultancy, and research. Many courses offer specialist guidance, from the Law School’s professional mentoring scheme to the Faculty of Engineering’s Industrial Liaison Office. Students can also broaden their horizons by studying or working abroad for a year, a semester, or a summer. California, Sydney, Hong Kong, Barcelona are just some of the destinations available.

The University is located at the heart of Bristol in south-west England, only 90 minutes from London by train. The city is home to people from over 187 countries, speaking 91 languages. International food is widely available in shops and restaurants. Both safe and beautiful with historic and distinctive British culture, Bristol offers an amazing student experience.

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Number of Undergraduate Students

20000

Average Undergraduate Class Size

Mixture of large lectures (up to 400) and small group teaching (groups of 4-10)

Size of Instituition

Large Institution 15,000-30,000

Selectivity

Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)

Campus Style

Bristol's academic facilities are located in a defined campus area, separate to the accommodation.

Education Model

Bristol's academic facilities are located in a defined campus area, separate to the accommodation.

Are there internship opportunities?

Yes - We have a number of programmes that are offered with a Placement Year.

Are there study abroad options?

Yes - We partner with around 150 institutions globally, offering a semester or full year abroad.

IB Grade Requirements

Average 36-38 overall, 17-18 points at HL.

UFP Grade Requirements

Not accepted

Subjects

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55th in the world (QS Rankings 2024)

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Top 10 UK university

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Top 5 UK university for research (THE analysis of REF 2021)
4th most targeted university by top UK employers (High Fliers 2023)

Accounting & Finance
World Top 200
Accounting & Finance
UK Top 20
Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering
UK Top 10
Anthropology
UK Top 10
Biological Sciences
UK Top 10
Biomedical Science
UK Top 10
Business & Management Studies
UK Top 20
Chemistry
UK Top 10
Civil Engineering
UK Top 10
Classics
UK Top 20
Computer Science
UK Top 20
Dance, Drama & Cinematics
UK Top 10
Dentistry
UK Top 10
Economics
UK Top 20
Education
UK Top 10
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
UK Top 20
English
UK Top 20
French
UK Top 10
General Engineering
UK Top 10
Geography & Environmental Science
UK Top 10
Geology
UK Top 10
German
UK Top 10
History
UK Top 20
Law
UK Top 10
Marketing
UK Top 20
Mathematics
UK Top 20
Mechanical Engineering
UK Top 10
Medicine
UK Top 10
Music
UK Top 10
Pharmacology & Pharmacy
UK Top 20
Philosophy
UK Top 20
Physics & Astronomy
UK Top 10
Subject Name
Degree Area
Accounting & Finance
Business
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
Engineering
Anatomy Physiology and Pathology
Sciences
Anthropology
Society & Social Sciences
Archaeology
Society & Social Sciences
Astronomy/Astrophysics
Sciences
Biochemistry/Biomedicine
Sciences
Biological Sciences
Sciences
Business and Management
Business
Chemistry
Sciences
Civil Engineering
Engineering
Classics and Ancient History
Society & Social Sciences
Computer Science
Computing & ICT
Data Science
Computing & ICT
Dentistry
Medicine & Healthcare
Drama & Theatre
Performing Arts
Economics
Society & Social Sciences
Education
Society & Social Sciences
Electronic/Electrical Engineering
Engineering
English Literature and/or Language
English & Media
Geography
Society & Social Sciences
Geology/Geoscience
Sciences
History
Society & Social Sciences
History of Art
Society & Social Sciences
International Relations
Society & Social Sciences
Law
Society & Social Sciences
Liberal Arts Only
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Marketing
Business
Mathematics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering
Medicine (Undergraduate)
Medicine & Healthcare
Modern Languages Mixed
Language & Culture
Music
Performing Arts
Natural Sciences
Sciences
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Medicine & Healthcare
Philosophy
Society & Social Sciences
Philosophy Politics and Economics
Society & Social Sciences
Physics
Sciences
Politics
Society & Social Sciences
Psychology
Society & Social Sciences
Social Policy
Society & Social Sciences
Sociology
Society & Social Sciences
Theology and Religious Studies
Society & Social Sciences
Veterinary Medicine
Sciences
Zoology
Sciences

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