University of Bristol

87 th
World University Rankings 2020
91-100 th
World Reputation Rankings 2015
=9 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Avon, BS8 1TH, United Kingdom

Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol combines academic excellence with innovation. Students can choose from more than 500 courses at all levels, from foundation degrees to PhDs.

Ranked joint fifth in the UK for research,* the University is home to more than 25,000 students from across 150 countries. The main campus is at the heart of the historic but vibrant city of Bristol, just a two-hour journey from London. With its diverse culture, independent spirit and acres of green space, the city was named the UK’s best place to live by the Sunday Times in 2017.

Bristol graduates are influential in academia, policy and practice across the world. The University’s alumni network includes leading figures in science, industry, politics and the arts.

Why choose the University of Bristol?

*Times Higher Education analysis of REF 2014

Bristol offers an academically rigorous environment, infused with a future-facing approach. Spread across six faculties, its courses span a comprehensive range of subjects and study levels, and the institution frequently ranks highly in global league tables.

As well as maintaining strong partnerships with industry, commerce and academia, the University is also associated with 13 Nobel Laureates.

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The University of Bristol is ranked joint fifth in the UK for research and enjoys an international reputation for its impact across a broad spectrum of fields.

As a member of the Russell Group and Worldwide Universities Network, Bristol makes a significant contribution to the global research landscape. Pioneering academics help to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues, from climate change and social policy to cardiovascular disease and vaccine design.

Bristol is home to four internationally regarded, multidisciplinary University Research Institutes and seven Specialist Research Institutes.

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Key statistics

  • 13.6
    No. of students per staff
  • 27%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 54 : 46
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 21,783
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings