Bournemouth University
About us

Our vision is to be recognised worldwide as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice.

Bournemouth University has more than 19,000 students and we are ranked as one of the top 100 young universities in the world (THE Young University Rankings 2020), but our ambition doesn’t stop there.

Our vision of Fusion brings together these three key elements of education, research and practice, creating something which is greater than the sum of its parts. Through the impact of our research and education, and the contribution of our staff, students and graduates, we are able to deliver the third aspect of our purpose, to enrich society.

Study with us

Whatever your time with us has in store for you, it’ll be an exciting journey – from meeting lifelong friends in halls, to your experience on placement, exploring the local area or joining a club or society.

Your university experience should offer both a great course and a great environment. That’s our focus – from undergraduate degrees to PhDs, we value you and your contribution, and provide an environment to help you realise your ambitions and make a difference.


Our undergraduate courses will empower and equip you to make a positive change in your world. We offer all our students the opportunity to take a work placement as part of their course, so you can be sure you’ll leave university prepared for your chosen career. That’s our degree of difference. In the stunning coastal location of Bournemouth, you’ll be part of our student community giving you a place to call home.