University of Bristol

Bristol

  • Location: City

About us

Your story starts here. 

Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol has a global reputation for high-quality education and research. We are one of the UK’s top 10 universities and rank 54th in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2025). 

A creative, inspiring place where everyone is welcome, Bristol has the vibrant energy of a big city, but its friendly, relaxed atmosphere will quickly help you feel at home. Our campus is at the heart of the city, so you can enjoy everything Bristol has to offer. 

As a member of the Russell Group, we are one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, with 94% of our research being assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021). 

Join over 25,000 students from more than 150 countries and create your own unique, amazing story.  

Your life in Bristol: discover the city at the heart of our university

What sets Bristol apart? Bristol is known for its creativity, inclusivity and independent spirit. The city has a strong sense of community, making it a welcoming and friendly place to live. With so much to do and explore, Bristol truly has something to offer everyone. The Clifton campus is in the heart of the city, perfectly located for you to explore between classes. Our city’s unique, vibrant atmosphere is best experienced firsthand. But if you live and study in Bristol, it might feel something like this.

What makes us different

Bristol provides an education of the highest quality that will challenge and inspire you. We encourage you to become an independent thinker, equipped to thrive throughout university and in your future. 

Our innovative teaching is delivered by internationally renowned academics at the forefront of developments in their field, whose research directly influences your course. 

Every year, more than 500 Bristol students travel overseas to study or work abroad as part of their degree. 

Bristol graduates are in demand and highly employable. We're in the top four universities targeted by top UK employers (High Fliers report 2023). 

We offer state-of-the-art facilities and are continually investing in new technology. With nine libraries, new study spaces and major campus developments underway, it's an exciting time to join us.

I love that Bristol remains independent, edgy, and unique. It has a vibe unlike any other student city. It combines history and culture but always with a progressive mindset. It’s a city that cares for the environment, for its people, and for living a good life.

Juan Pablo
BSc Politics and International Relations

Course locations

Main Site

Beacon House, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1QU

Langford Campus

Langford House, Langford, Bristol, BS40 5DU

City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, 999077

Clifton Campus

Beacon House, Bristol, BS8 1QU

Main Site

Beacon House, Queen’s Road, Bristol, BS8 1QU

Clifton Campus

Tyndall Park Road to Park Row, Bristol, BS8 1TH