Bournemouth University (BU) is a modern UK tertiary education institution near the seaside town of Bournemouth: a vibrant and historic city known for its award-winning and Crystal clear beaches. Across both of Bournemouth’s campuses you can easily find coffee shops, music rooms, lounges and SportBU’s state of the art health and wellness facilities.
Four faculties provide students at BU with specialist degrees in scientific, professional, creative, technological and humanities subjects. The university aims to produce graduates who are forward-thinking and possess the skills and competence necessary to succeed in their chosen industry. Bournemouth’s courses are designed using input from employers from top corporations, and with work experience included in programs.
Research is also a vital aspect of BU’s existence, with students playing an important role in developing knowledge in different subject areas.
Why study Bournemouth University?
Bournemouth University is recognized for excellence in teaching and holds the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver award
BU hold an EcoCampus Platinum Award – the highest accolade demonstrating excellence in sustainability
Life as an international student
BU is a community of 18,000 students, including 2,600 international students from more than 120 countries. Every January the University runs lectures, workshops and seminars specifically to support freshman class of international students when they arrive at BU.
The University’s Students’ Union (SUBU) is constantly organize students clubs, sports and societies, which can help international students settle in, meet people and get involved with UK culture. SUBU also organize frequent excursions to other parts of the UK, so you get to see more of the incredible destinations in the country.
UK and EU students pay £6,000 for a foundation degree and £9,250 for a Bachelor’s degree. International (non-EU) pay £9,500 for a foundation degree and £13,750 for an undergraduate degree.
Taught master’s costs £11,000-£14,500 for full-time study, depending on the subject, including qualifications such as MA, MSc and LLM MBA costs £14,000 (this is a business-specific course).
Bursaries and scholarships
There are a number of non-repayable awards on offer, including the Academic Excellence Scholarship, worth £1,000 for students who excel academically and achieve ABB or above at A-level (or equivalent). The Maintenance Bursary worth up to £3,500 and the Care Leavers Bursary are also available. Note that the figures quoted are for 2019-20 entry. Check out the full list of funding available Bournemouth university’s website.
On campus accommodation
- Bournemouth University provides separate on campus accommodation options to its postgraduate and undergraduate students
- University has various types of residence halls like Lansdowne Point, Purbeck house, Okeford House, Home Park, Dorchester House and many more along with all the facilities
- Lansdowne Point is the only catered accommodation for both undergraduate and postgraduate students
Here’s the link for on-campus housing
Link for Living expenses
Arts & humanities
- Art, Performing Arts & Design
- Languages, Literature & Linguistics
- History, Philosophy & Theology
Business & economics
- Accounting & Finance
- Business & Management
- Economics & Econometrics
- Computer Science
- Sport Science
- Agriculture & Forestry
- Biological Sciences
- Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
- Communication & Media Studies
Clinical, pre-clinical & health
- Other Health
Engineering & technology
- Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
- General Engineering
- Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
What BU Admissions Team Look for
Academic qualifications are certainly part of the picture but it is not the only factor considered when assessing applications. Applicants are assessed on an individual basis and these other factors may be considered as well:
- Your Personal Statement
- Any prior work experience you have that is relevant to the course you’re interested to pursue.
- Personal achievements
- The reference you provide along with your application
- Your passion and enthusiasm for the subject you’re applying to study can also be considered.
- In some cases, you’ll be invited for an interview or to take a selection test. Take it seriously.
For more information about entry requirements for Non-UK students, please visit here
- Bournemouth University is spread across two beautiful campuses – Talbot and Lansdowne Campuses – both located in Bournemouth City
- The campuses are home to all teaching and learning facilities including libraries, lecture theatres, Computer labs, research spaces, TV studios, sports facilities, 24/7 accessible internet as well as restaurants and cafes.
- Lansdowne campus is a few minutes walk to the beach and town centre where there are many shops, cafes and restaurants nearby. Talbot campus is the larger of the two campuses and situated just a little way outside the town centre.
The Sir Michael Cobham Library and Bournemouth House Library available on both campuses give students access to print, electronic and multimedia resources with staff present for on hand support. The libraries have computers and Wi-Fi for your laptops, as well as technobooth learning spaces to make group work easier, fun and much more interactive
These students services are offered at BU:
Academic Advising Center
Careers & Employability Service
International Students Advisor
Work Abroad opportunities
Study Abroad opportunities
Language support nus
Official Contacts Information:
Tel: +44 (0)1202 961916