University of Westminster


The University of Westminster is a public research university located in London, England. Founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution, it is one of Britain's oldest higher education institutions and was the first polytechnic to open in the UK. Westminster currently serves more than 20,000 students from 150 countries and offers more than 500 courses and a broad range of research study options. These range from more than 150 Bachelor's degree combinations, and one-year intensively taught Master's degrees. MPhil and PhD degrees are also available in every academic department.

Courses at Westminster University all seek to help students develop attributes that will be sought after by future employers, such as communication, presentation and problem-solving, alongside the more traditional attributes of academic knowledge and theoretical understanding. Employers work with Westminster University in a variety of ways.  Not only do they offer placements or internships, they also collaborate with university in the development and delivery of new courses and projects.  Where relevant, many courses have the endorsement of the appropriate professional body, such as the British Psychological Society or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, Westminster was ranked 2nd for Communications, Cultural and Media Studies research, 6th for Art and Design research, in addition to the university performing equally strong in Architecture and the Built Environment, and Geography and Environmental studies.

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  • Undergraduate Bachelors study  - 6.0 overall
  • Postgraduate Masters study - 6.5 overall


  • The School of Architecture and the Built Environment
  • The School of Electronics and Computer Science
  • The School of Law
  • The School of Life Sciences
  • The School of Media, Arts and Design
  • The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages
  • Westminster Business School


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