• Location: Seaside, Town

About us

At Bournemouth University, our courses are crafted alongside leading industry experts, passionate about their subjects and your learning. Our approach of integrating our globally recognised research and industry practice means our degrees are designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to pursue your passion.

Our motto is ‘To learn is to be changed.’ We are renowned for our research and teaching excellence in a range of subjects, including, forensic archaeology, business, health and as a Centre for Excellence in Media Practice.

We recognise your potential and will support you and give you the opportunity to gain real-world experience through placements, volunteering, and collaborative projects. And with over 100 clubs, societies and sports – and the opportunity to be part of our global BU community studying by the sea – that’s the difference of a degree from Bournemouth University.

Discover your degree of difference.

Bournemouth University - To learn is to change

Our motto at BU is Discere Mutari Est – to learn is to change. It’s a principle that runs through everything we do across education, research, professional practice and public engagement. When you join BU, you become a part of a learning community that strives to make an impact on the world around us – aiming for a more sustainable, inclusive and healthy society. Discover our BU story in this special video released for our 30th year of university status. Find out more: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/learn-change

What makes us different


Bournemouth town is right on the seafront – the beach is a five-minute walk from the centre. You’ll find it has a good mix of department stores and independent boutique shops, along with food from around the world that will be tempting you into bars, restaurants, cafes and coffee shops.

Sand between your toes, time spent with friends, trying new sports and hobbies, making great memories – it’s all here waiting for you.

Job prospects

We work closely with employers, practitioners and professional organisations. With placement options available on every undergraduate course, we pride ourselves on supporting our students to gain real experience and develop the skills employers seek.


There are lots of great accommodation options available. You'll be connected with a supportive community through ResLifeBU - a unique programme within BU accommodation to help welcome you and support your transition into uni life and start making amazing memories.

University isn't just about getting a degree or living the high life of a student, it's also about growing into the person you're supposed to be. I am glad I went to BU and learnt how to live on my own and discover who I really am.

A place to belong
Alice, BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism graduate

Open days

Course locations

Portsmouth: St. Mary's Community Health Campus

West Wing, Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6AD

GTA University Centre

St Peter Port House, Guernsey, GY1 2PT

Talbot Campus

Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB

Yeovil Campus

91 Preston Road, Yeovil, BA20 2DN

Wiltshire College - Salisbury

Southampton Road, Salisbury, SP1 2LW

Main Site

Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB

Lansdowne Campus

Lansdowne, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3JJ