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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 the input of employers.
The BU community includes around 17,800 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 people in the world according to the The Young University Rankings, and rose 18 places in The Guardian University Guide 2017.
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 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, delivering 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.
Find out more about BU at www.bournemouth.ac.uk/international or search for us across social media channels as Bournemouth University International.
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.
By the time the new buildings were completed, in 1976, the Dorset Education Committee had reviewed the way it was. 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 only the last two years. Under the Higher & Further Education Act of 1992, we finally became Bournemouth University, with an inauguration ceremony on 27 November that year.
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 center 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 lodgings, 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.
SUBU are also responsible for running Dylan's Kitchen & Bar on Talbot Campus providing the Old Fire Station nightclub on Lansdowne Campus. Regular events are scheduled for all of the 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 it 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 engaging in research and consultancy and use their knowledge and expertise in the wide range of studies 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 the range of subject areas available, BU is the place to study.