• Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.16 / 5.00
  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.70 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.29 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    76.3 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    72.6 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    84.4 / 100.0

UWE Bristol is one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West of England. There has been strong emphasis over the years on building close partnerships with businesses and organisations locally, nationally and internationally.

Entry Requirements

  • UWE Bristol makes offers based on the UCAS Tariff, using the new tariff from 2017.
  • All tariff bearing qualifications will be considered, provided applicants have met the minimum requirement of 2 A level passes (or equivalent). Please refer to the university website for details.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • The majority of their courses offer a modular structure allowing students to tailor their learning to their interests.
  • Many courses offer foundation year entry, allowing students an additional year to gain the required subject knowledge to complete a degree.
  • Students often have the opportunity to take part in placements, internships and other work-based projects.  
  • Student can also take advantage of a wide range of global opportunities including work placements, study and volunteering abroad.

Student Services and Facilities

  • Learning facilities include 24-hour computer laboratory, libraries on each campus, a mock courtroom, forensic crime scene house, wind tunnel, flight simulator, financial trading room, and a host of specialist laboratories and studios.
  • Social facilities include a high-quality Centre for Sport, an on-campus cinema, a Centre for Performing Arts, a NatWest Bank, several bars, and numerous shops and cafés.

Disability Services

  • Please refer to the UWE Bristol website for details about disability services.

Students' Union

  • The new £10m Students’ Union building includes award-winning bars, gaining gold in the Best Bar None scheme 2015. Every UWE Bristol campus has a Students’ Union run bar.
  • The Students' Union also won 4 awards at the South West Fairtrade Business Awards the same year, including Gold for Best Fairtrade Retailer.
  • Students can join over 180 different sports clubs, societies, community networks and volunteer activities.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The Students’ Union Job Shop helps students find the right job to fit around their studies. Around 4,000 part-time jobs are advertised through the JobShop every year, which also offers tips on specific job hunting and advice on employment rights, tax, and national insurance.
  • More than 200 students undertake internships funded by UWE Bristol every year.

Careers Guidance

  • UWE Bristol Careers offer a wide range of services, resources, advice and support to students and graduates.
  • Careers events including recruitment fairs, employer presentations and careers skills workshops take place throughout the year.
  • It offers a wide range of online tools and resources including CV and covering letter builders, job search, interview simulator, psychometric tests, personality tests, literacy and numeracy tests, e-learning tools, written advice and videos from employers.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 76%
  • Postgraduate 24%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 74%
  • Part Time 26%

Where students come from

  • UK 87%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 10%

Student gender

  • Male 44%
  • Female 56%


  • In 1595 the Bristol Society of Merchant Venturers' Navigation School was founded.
  • In 1969 Bristol Polytechnic was founded; in 1992 it gained university status and became the University of the West of England (UWE).
  • Today UWE Bristol is the largest provider of higher education in the south west of England.

Further Details

Address University of the West England, Bristol
Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY
UCAS Code B80