Bournemouth University is a university in and around the large south coast town of Bournemouth. Traditionally known for its focus on professional courses, in the 2000s Bournemouth University invested in research to underpin its curriculum and maximise its contribution to the regional and national economies; the University already has a variety of specialist research groups including The Market Research Group. The schools of health and social care, business, management, tourism, design, media, engineering and computing are all highly regarded in some aspects.

The reputed Bournemouth Media School is recognised as the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice. Bournemouth University's Media School is proud to be an accredited Skillset Media Academy. The Bournemouth Skillset Media Academy, a partnership between the Arts University College at Bournemouth and Bournemouth University’s Media School, is the largest centre of professional higher education for the film and media industries in the UK, and offers some of the world’s finest education and training in the disciplines of practical creative media. Bournemouth’s reputation reaches across the planet with alumni winning the very highest accolades in film and media including BAFTAs, Oscars and Emmys.

BU was a finalist for two of the most coveted prizes in UK higher education – the 2009 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards for ‘University of the Year’ and ‘Research Project of the Year’ for the archaeological examination of early human footprints conducted by professor Matthew Bennett in the School of Applied Sciences.


  • School of Applied Sciences
  • The Business School
  • School of Design, Engineering and Computing
  • School of Health and Social Care
  • The Media School
  • School of Tourism


To all first-year students accommodation is guaranteed. Price range is 77-113£ per week.

English language entry requirements: IELTS 6.0 - 6.5


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