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Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University dates back to the 1900’s with the establishment of Bournemouth Municipal College, it wasn’t until 1992 that Bournemouth University, as it’s known today, was established. The university has two campuses, the Talbot Campus, where most of the university faculties are, and the Lansdowne Campus, home to the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences. The university has around 19,000 students, 3,000 of which are international.

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Bournemouth University

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Bournemouth University.

  • Rankings

    Bournemouth University is ranked 55th out of 130 universities by the Complete Univeristy Guide.

  • Employability

    93.6% of all graduates from the University of Bournemouth are either in employment or further study 6 months after graduating from the university.

  • Fees

    UK students will pay £9,250 for their tuition in the 2023/2024 academic year. International students’ fess will range from £17,800 to £18,800, depending on the course that they study.

  • Bursaries

    Bournemouth university offers an array of bursaries and scholarship to support students throughout their time at Bournemouth university. Find out more here.


Under the university accommodation guarantee, all those who have accepted Bournemouth university as their first choice university will be guaranteed a room at university managed accommodation. The university offers a range of accommodation options, including self-catered and en-suite room, grouped in flats with 3 to 8 individuals. The prices range from £118 per week to £225 per week. The accommodation available at Bournemouth University is: o  Bailey Point o  Chesil House o  Corfe House o  Cranborne House o  Dorchester House o  Lyme Regis House o  Okeford House o  Purbeck House o  Student Village o  Unilet Students can find out more information here.

Students' Union

Bournemouth University Students’ Union was opened in 2015 and is based on the Talbot Campus. There are over 120 societies at the Students’ Union for students to join, and the Union also has its own venues including the nightclub and Dylan’s Kitchen and Bar. The aim of the Students’ Union is the represent the overall student body and the Union works across multiple departments to achieve this.

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Famous for

Bournemouth University is particularly renowned for its media courses and for the work of its media department. It is the only centre for Excellence in Media Practise in the UK. Students from Bournemouth University of worked on Hollywood films, such as Gravity, Star Wars and Lord of the rings.


Bournemouth University has teamed up with ImproveWell, a real-time feedback solution for staff to improve health and care, to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to turn NHS frontline workers’ feedback into evidence to support decision-making for the first time.

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"Bournemouth University expects to offer all first year students place to live within Halls of Residence".

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