Bournemouth University

United Kingdom

About the University

Bournemouth University was first established as the Bournemouth Municipal college in the early 1990s. It was renamed the Bournemouth College of technology in 1970 and was granted degree-awarding powers in 1990 under its current name. 

With over 100 years of experience in education, the university offers over 150 undergraduate courses, over 100 postgraduate courses, and doctoral courses in diverse disciplines such as management, technology, social science, health business, media, and communication.

Bournemouth University has a high graduate employment rate of 93.3% and has a diverse community of over 17,500 students from over 125 countries.

Bournemouth University ranking

  • #751 – 800 in world university ranking (QS)
  • #401 - 500 in world university ranking (THE)
  • #904 in best global universities ranking (US news and world report)
  • #86 in university ranking in the UK (The complete university guide)
  • #56 in university ranking (The guardian)


Campus Life

Bournemouth University has two campuses — Talbot campus in Poole and Lansdowne campus in Bournemouth. Both campuses have rich infrastructure built to satisfy the students’ needs. 

The university offers on-campus accommodation through multiple residence halls and housing facilities. The campus also houses essential service centres, like banks, student support centres, libraries, recreational centres, bars, and cafeterias.

Student life

Bournemouth University offers a wholesome and exciting student life with nightclubs, gymnasiums, and other recreation spaces on its Lansdowne campus. The university's student union building, located in the Talbot campus, assists and guides students throughout their time at Bournemouth. 

Life outside the campus is also hugely appealing thanks to the beautiful coastal scenery and rich history. Many of Britain's best beaches and national parks are just a walk away, while London is only a 2 hour train ride away.


  • Nick Hector - Filmmaker and editor 
  • David Andrew Amess - Politician 
  • Carl Ashmore – Author
  • Paul Kavanagh - Oscar-nominated visual effects artist
  • Dan O'Hagan - BBC Commentator

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