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Top Five Universities in the South West 2020

Alter the Complete University Guide's League Table to see how universities compare within their region, whether overall or by subject. If you've got your heart set on a particular part of the UK but don't know which university, we can help.

Wanting to find the best university to suit you in the South West? From the Cotswolds to Cornwall, and from Bournemouth to Falmouth, this area is known for stunning landscape, sun, sea and sand as well as good universities. Below is a countdown of the top five universities in the South West:

"Arts University Bournemouth"
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5. Arts University Bournemouth

Remaining in the top five in the South West, Arts University Bournemouth has fallen, despite its 27-place climb in the recent past, and now ranks 65th in the overall University League Table. Graduate Prospects have shown a slight increase and the university's Degree Completion has risen to place in the top five regionally for this measure. A creative specialist, its students benefit from the university's own Museum of Design in Plastics, and a gallery showcasing design, media and performance.

Bournemouth is a thriving town, famous for its long sandy beaches. Home to two universities, there are great student nights at clubs most nights of the week.