UWE Bristol is one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West of England. There has been strong emphasis over the years on building close partnerships with businesses and organisations locally, nationally and internationally. The University of the West of England is a public university located in and around the city of Bristol, United Kingdom. The university has a history dating back to 1595, the year when the Merchant Venturers’ School of Navigation was founded.

Type of Courses

  • Bachelor’s Degree (355)
  • First Degree (388)
  • Foundation Degree (7)
  • LLB (17)
  • Master’s Degree (33)
  • Other Undergraduate (1)

Schools or Faculties

  • Arts, Creative Industries and Education
  • Business and Law
  • Environment and Technology
  • Health and Applied Sciences
  • Associate Faculties

Job Prospects & Employability

Work placements and employability taking a placement year

We also encourage all our undergraduate students to take up the optional placement year. This is an integral part of the degree, linked to their discipline of study, which allows students to really put into action what they have learnt during the first two years of their course. We know that students that choose this option return to their studies with greater maturity and motivation, are more likely to gain a better degree classification and are more likely to be employed in a graduate level job at a higher average salary than students who do not take up the placement year.

Partner employer consortia

We work closely with a group of around 50 key employers representing the various industrial sectors we serve. This is to ensure we are developing the right sort of graduates, with the skills and competencies needed by the market.  These employers provide help and advice in the ongoing development of our curriculum. We in return help our partners to identify, meet and ideally employer placement students and graduates. Employers engage with us by participating in one or more of the following partner consortia:

  • Engineering and Computing Consortium
  • Construction Consortium
  • Real Estate Consortium
  • Embedded Systems Consortium
  • Planning and Architecture Consortium


Whether you are applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate course, UWE Bristol has a variety of international and country-specific scholarships available to help you fund your studies. Please contact us to find the detail about the scholarship options.

Student Support

Student Support Advisers can also help to co-ordinate support for your studies by signposting or referring you to other specialist services where appropriate.