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Bournemouth University
  • No. Students: 16683
  • Frgn. Students: 1500
  • No. Staff: 2000
  • Study mode: 206 On campus
  • Languages of instruction: English
  • Phone:
  • +44 (0)1202 961916
  • Fax:
  • +44 (0)1202 962736
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Bournemouth University (abbreviated BU) is a public university in Bournemouth, Dorset, England, with its main campus situated in neighbouring Poole. The university was founded in 1992 as one of the new universities, however the origins of its predecessor date back to the early 1900s.

Today, BU is home to over 18,000 students and almost 2,000 staff. We contribute over £1 million a day to the local economy, and our research has a global impact. We work with some of the biggest names in the industry, and you can find our alumni in senior positions in organisations across the globe. All this has been achieved from relatively humble beginnings.

Our origins can be traced to the early 20th century, with the foundation of Bournemouth Municipal College. Our modern history began in the early 1970s with the creation of the Bournemouth College of Technology, and the construction of new buildings on the largest farm in Talbot Village – the area now known as our Talbot Campus.

By the time the new buildings were completed, in 1976, the Dorset Education Committee had reviewed the way it provided further and higher education throughout the county. The result was that our name changed again, this time to the Dorset Institute of Higher Education.

In 1990, we successfully met the requirements of the Polytechnics and Colleges Funding Council and became Bournemouth Polytechnic, but that name only lasted a little over two years. Under the Higher & Further Education Act 1992 we finally became Bournemouth University, with an inauguration ceremony on 27 November that year.


UK requirements for international applications

Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


We have a range of social facilities on both our campuses to help you relax and unwind after studying. 

We have excellent sports facilities at sportBU, our gym and fitness centre on Talbot Campus and a very active Students’ Union - SUBU - who run a wide range of clubs and societies. Joining one, or even several, of these is a great way to make new friends and settle into university life.

There are various coffee shops and lounge areas dotted across both campuses where you can chill out between lectures and catch up with friends. If you're a creative type, you'll enjoy the Atrium Art Gallery on Talbot Campus, and we have a number of music rooms where you can practice your musical skills. 

SUBU are also responsible for running Dylan’s Kitchen & Bar on Talbot Campus providing a range of cuisines, as well as The Old Fire Station nightclub on Lansdowne Campus. Regular events are scheduled at all of SUBU’s venues, with the Old Fire Station previously welcoming the likes of Ed Sheeran and Pendulum through the door and the venue will soon be seeing the likes of singer songwriter Lucy Rose and the internationally renowned Lower than Atlantis take to the stage. Keep an eye on their website for full details.

Our academic and support staff are committed to ensuring that our students acquire the knowledge and skills that are essential in today's highly competitive international workplace. We are dedicated to the professional development of our students, graduates and staff.

In a very short time, BU has developed a strong reputation for its areas of academic excellence. Our courses are geared to the requirements of the professions, with many courses accredited by leading professional bodies in their field.

Students and staff work in a collaborative environment where they come together to develop ideas and projects that have a real world impact. Academic staff engage in research and consultancy and use their knowledge and expertise to inform the wide range of taught and research postgraduate courses at BU.

Today, over 17,000 students choose to study with Bournemouth University each year and of these more than 2,000 are international students from around 100 countries, creating a lively and diverse student experience.

With over 2,000 Master's level students studying either full-time, part-time or via distance learning, more and more students are benefiting from our approach to postgraduate education. With a range of subject areas available, BU is the place to study.

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  • Domestic students: $ 9.74k / Year
  • International students: $ 16.9k / Year
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      • International students: $ 16.9k / Year
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          • Tuition Fee:
          • Domestic students: $ 11.7k / Year
          • International students: $ 17.5k / Year
          • Language:
          • English
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            • Tuition Fee:
            • Domestic students: $ 9.09k / Year
            • International students: $ 16.9k / Year
            • Language:
            • English
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              • Tuition Fee:
              • Domestic students: $ 7.79k / Year
              • International students: $ 15.6k / Year
              • Language:
              • English
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                  • International students: $ 16.6k / Year
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                    • International students: $ 16.5k / Year
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