Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol combines a proud tradition of academic excellence with an innovative, forward-thinking spirit. Bristol is ranked joint fifth in the UK for research intensity (Times Higher Education analysis of REF 2014).
Bristol offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across six faculties. Around 24,000 students from more than 130 countries currently study at the University, creating a rich and exciting international community.
The main campus is at the heart of the historic, vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Bristol, located in the south-west of England just 100 miles from London. With its diverse culture, independent spirit and acres of green space, the city was named the best place to live in the UK in 2017 by the Sunday Times.
The University maintains strong connections with hundreds of organisations worldwide. This network of global partnerships, along with an excellent industry reputation, means Bristol students are highly employable in a range of sectors.
The interdisciplinary research conducted at Bristol is renowned for its impact across a broad spectrum of fields. Pioneering academics help to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues, from climate change to cardiovascular disease.
Bristol graduates are influential in academia, policy and practice across the world. With more than 180,000 members across 180 countries, the University’s inspirational alumni network includes leading figures in science, industry, politics and the arts. Thirteen Nobel laureates are associated with the University, including Sir Winston Churchill, Bristol’s Chancellor from 1929 to 1965.
Home to nearly 7,000 staff, the University provides excellent prospects for employees to build their skills and careers, as well as a range of financial benefits and opportunities for achieving work-life balance. Staff enjoy a vibrant research community and a positive working environment.
Bristol has a long history of green initiatives, winning numerous awards for its work. Sustainability is a vital part of the institution, from its research and curricula to its buildings and the student experience.