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University of Bristol

The University of Bristol or UoB is a red brick research university located in Bristol, United Kingdom. The university’s motto derives from the famous Roman lyric poet Horace, and translates into English as ‘learning promotes one’s innate power’.

Key statistics

Bristol is organised into six academic faculties composed of multiple schools and departments running over 200 undergraduate courses largely situated in the Tyndalls Park area of the city. It is home to 25 academic schools, divided into six faculties: Arts, Biomedical Sciences, Science, Engineering, Social Sciences and..

University of Bristol
University of Bristol
University of Bristol
URBAN
Estd
1876
Institution
PUBLIC
Campus
URBAN
Cost of Living
£12,006
Intake
August/September/October/November 2023

The University of Bristol or UoB is a red brick research university located in Bristol, United Kingdom. The university’s motto derives from the famous Roman lyric poet Horace, and translates into English as ‘learning promotes one’s innate power’.

Key statistics

Bristol is organised into six academic faculties composed of multiple schools and departments running over 200 undergraduate courses largely situated in the Tyndalls Park area of the city. It is home to 25 academic schools, divided into six faculties: Arts, Biomedical Sciences, Science, Engineering, Social Sciences and law, and Health Sciences.It combines academic excellence with an independent and forward-thinking spirit.

Total UG Students  Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
16,730 5,175 25% 13:4

The university continually invest in facilities and technology for the students. The  state-of-the-art buildings include the new £56.5 million Life Sciences building, and the Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information – the quietest building in the world. You’ll also benefit from our 24-hour libraries, extensive IT spaces and purpose-built study centres. 
At Bristol, you’ll learn from and alongside academics who are leaders in their fields. This world-class teaching attracts the brightest students from across the world, with more than 120 countries represented in  international community. After graduation, you’ll be part of the  worldwide alumni network of inspirational innovators, entrepreneurs and influencers. The University is at the cutting edge of global research. Bristol enjoys strong connections with hundreds of organisations worldwide.

As an accredited Fairtrade university, caring for the environment is one of the university’s main priorities. It was the first university to participate in the Green Impact Awards, and has won awards for its energy efficiency, transport planning and environmentally pioneering teaching. Bristol, a historic, lively and green city in the south-west of England under two hours from London. With its vibrant culture, desirable location and community spirit, it’s no surprise that Bristol has been named the UK’s best place to live . Most of the university's main buildings are located within a few minutes' walk of each other in a lively part of the city centre, which is itself only a 30-minute walk from the student residences in leafy Stoke Bishop. You can see why so many are clamouring to get into Bristol.

Notable Alumni

  • Simon Pegg – actor and comedian.

  • David Walliams and Matt Lucas – BAFTA award-winning television duo.

  • Julia Donaldson MBE – children's author.

  • Laura Tomlinson (née Bechtolsheimer) MBE – Olympic equestrian gold medal winner.

  • Paul Hayward – chief sports writer of the Telegraph.

  • Miranda Krestovnikoff – President of the RSPB.

  • Rachel Joyce – author of the international bestseller The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.

  • Derren Brown – illusionist.

Under Graduate

LLB Law with Study Abroad
Tution Fees
£19,500
Duration
 4 Years 

Under Graduate

MArts Film and Television with Innovation (4M50)
Tution Fees
£24,000
Duration
 4 Years 

Under Graduate

MArts Theatre with Innovation (2Q50)
Tution Fees
£24,000
Duration
 4 Years 

Post Graduate

MA Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Tution Fees
£19,500
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

BSc Sociology (L300)
Tution Fees
£19,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

MEng Engineering Mathematics with Study Abroad (G1..
Tution Fees
£24,000
Duration
 4 Years 

Under Graduate

BSc Accounting and Management with Study Abroad (N..
Tution Fees
£19,500
Duration
 4 Years 

Post Graduate

LLM Law - Public Law
Tution Fees
£19,100
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

LLB Law with Study in Continental Europe
Tution Fees
£19,500
Duration
 4 Years 

Under Graduate

MSci Mathematics (G103)
Tution Fees
£24,000
Duration
 4 Years 

Post Graduate

MSc Biomedical Engineering
Tution Fees
£20,300
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

MSc East Asian Development and the Global Economy
Tution Fees
£19,300
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

BSc Mathematics and Philosophy (VG51)
Tution Fees
£24,000
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

MSc Immersive Technologies (Virtual and Augmented ..
Tution Fees
£25,900
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

BSc Marketing with Study Abroad (N504)
Tution Fees
£19,500
Duration
 4 Years 

Under Graduate

BSc Psychology (C801)
Tution Fees
£24,000
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

BSc Politics with Quantitative Research Methods wi..
Tution Fees
£19,500
Duration
 4 Years 

Under Graduate

BSc Economics and Mathematics (LG11)
Tution Fees
£19,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

BSc Cellular and Molecular Medicine with Study in ..
Tution Fees
£24,000
Duration
 4 Years 

Under Graduate

BEng Computer Science and Electronics (GH45)
Tution Fees
£24,000
Duration
 3 Years 
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English Language Requirements

The majority of candidates from India have been taught in English throughout their education. A number of  departments will therefore accept Year 12 English language grades of 70% to 80% in lieu of another English test such as IELTS.  Students who do not have English as their first language, or who do not have an internationally recognised English qualification, will need to provide evidence of their English language ability.

The requirements may differ according to the course. Please refer to the university website for further details.

Degree type IELTS minimum
Science and Engineering IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and 4.5 in each part of the test
Vet Science IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing and 5.0 in each part of the test
Arts and Humanities IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing and 5.0 in each part of the test
Social Sciences IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and 5.0 in each part of the test
Law IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing and 5.0 in each part of the test

Entry requirements for our undergraduate programmes will vary depending on the programme you wish to apply for, your Year 12 examination board and subjects taken.

Typical offers for CBSE and CISCE boards range from 80% (equivalent to ABB at A-Level) to 90% (equivalent to A*AA at A-Level). 

The standard requirement for entry to a taught masters programme at Bristol is an undergraduate (Bachelor) degree that is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class degree (also known as a 2:1). The majority of  Masters programmes require a First Class degree (60% or higher) from a recognised Indian university, with specific grades depending on the institution. Competitive programmes may require a First Class with distinction.  Many of India's elite higher education colleges it is very rare to be awarded a First Class. For this reason, a number of  departments may be willing to consider candidates from top colleges who have achieved 55% or above. Applicants wishing to be considered for research study at Bristol should have a First Class pass in their Indian Bachelor degree and some research experience. It may also be advantageous to have completed a Masters degree with research elements

Accommodation for International Students

  • The university guarantees an offer of accommodation to all  international new undergraduates   and post graduates accepting Bristol as their firm choice and who apply by the given deadline.

  • They have a range of residences and locations, including a choice of facilities to meet special requirements.

  • The residences provide so much more than just accommodation. With pastoral support and 24-hour security, opportunities to get involved in .

Six scholarships will be available for prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students. The scholarships will be awarded as a one off tuition fee reduction:

  • 1st place – 1 scholarship of £12,000

  • 2nd place – 2 scholarships of £10,000

  • 3rd place – 3 scholarships of £8,000

There are numerous other scholarships.Please refer university website for detail qualifications required.

Other scholarships

You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.

Some key facts of University of Bristol

  • The Complete University Guide 2018 : 17

  • World University Rankings 2017 : 71 

  • Total number of faculty Totals     2263

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