Bournemouth University
Dorset , South West, United Kingdom

Bournemouth University (BU) is one of the UK’s leading modern universities; we create forward- thinking graduates with the skills and flexibility to succeed throughout their career. Our courses are designed with direct input from employers, and we recognise the importance of work experience as part of your degree. The BU community includes around 16,000 students; with approximately 2,600 international students from over 120 countries. Our four faculties offer degrees in creative, professional, technological, scientific and humanities specialisms.

We are ranked in the top 150 young universities in the world according to the Young University Rankings. There are many reasons why so many international students choose BU. Studying at Bournemouth University will give you the opportunity to progress into some of the most exciting careers, such as Computer Animation & Visual Effects, Media Production & Communication, Forensic & Archaeology, Sports & Events Management, History, International Business and Management, Politics & Social Studies, and much more.

Bournemouth is also a great town to live as an international student. We are located in one of the most beautiful and historic areas of the United Kingdom. Situated on the south coast of England, and less than two hours from London by train, Bournemouth enjoys fantastic scenery and some of the country's mildest weather. Research is an integral part of BU, providing solutions to real-world problems and informing the education we deliver. Our students are a key part of this research, co-creating knowledge with us and playing a crucial role in everything we do.

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Famous for its miles of sandy beach, Bournemouth is a beautiful place to live, work, and study. On the south coast of England, it offers a cosmopolitan town centre with fabulous shopping, nightlife, and a thriving music and arts scene. It’s easy to find your way around and less than two hours from London by train, and the ever-expanding Bournemouth Airport provides an excellent gateway to Europe. Bournemouth, in the county of Dorset, is a long-established tourist destination and attracts visitors from all over the UK. Famous for its 12km of sandy beaches and beautiful parks, Bournemouth blends a traditional British seaside resort with a busy and thriving town. Your time in Bournemouth doesn't need to be spent in the same place. A short journey can take you to some of the incredible surrounding areas of Dorset such as the Jurassic Coast or the New Forest.

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Forty percent of the university’s 17,000 students hail from less than 40 miles away. International students number around 1,500 in total and come from 130 countries. With more than 100 academic partners in the UK and around the world, students are encouraged to study or volunteer overseas to experience different cultures and gain life skills. It’s a highly competitive global job market out there.

It really pays to be prepared. Everything we do – from the development of our degrees to the support we offer through our Careers & Employability Service – is designed to make you globally employable. Our Global Talent Programme has been developed with employers to help you discover and demonstrate your potential to work in a truly global way, crossing physical and cultural boundaries to deliver outstanding results in your studies and the workplace. That’s why 91% of all BU graduates are in work or study six months after graduating (2017/18 Graduate Outcomes survey).