- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
The University of Westminster, situated in the heart of London, is a vibrant, forward-thinking place to study. Home to more than 18,000 students from over 150 countries, its global student network and career-orientated courses provide students with much more than a good degree.
UCAS Code: W50
League Table Scores
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.Read more
A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.Read more
A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.Read more
A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.Read more
A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.Read more
The average staffing levels at the university.Read more
Academic Services Spend
A guide to how much the university spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.Read more
A guide to how much the university spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.Read more
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.Read more
The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the university.Read more
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
TEF Bronze is awarded to institutions that deliver teaching, learning and outcomes for their students that meet "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.
Level of study
- Undergraduate 77%
- Postgraduate 23%
Mode of study
- Full Time 77%
- Part Time 23%
Where students come from
- UK 69%
- EU 11%
- Other 20%
- Male 39%
- Female 61%
Type of Qualification:
Student Services and Facilities
- The University of Westminster has four libraries – one at each campus. Each library houses an extensive collection of books, journals, DVDs and other specialist materials to support the subjects taught.
- The Talent Bank lists paid temporary and part-time vacancies across all campuses and various departments within the University of Westminster as well as with external local employers.
- The university puts employability in the centre of university life. Students have opportunities to enhance their practical experience through internships, professional placements, study abroad and volunteering or mentoring programmes.
- The Career Development Centre offers a wide variety of services including: one-to-one careers coaching, CV and application advice, careers information (in person and online), and mentoring.
- Help with finding work includes online vacancy listings and the Talent Bank.
- Support also includes workshops, presentations and employer events, and all faculties have their own work placement teams who can help assist students in finding work experience whilst on the course, as well as CV advice and practice interviews.
- The Career Development Centre is available to all students, as well as graduates for up to three years after their graduation.
- The University of Westminster provides help and advice with safeguarding or complex well-being issues, and can offer spiritual counselling to all students. This includes mindfulness training throughout the year across all campuses.
- There is also a free and confidential term-time service led by experienced nurse practitioners who can help with a range of health-related matters.
- The University of Westminster have a team of professional counsellors who offer confidential counselling to students experiencing personal and study difficulties; mentoring is also available for students in receipt of Disabled Student Allowance who have long-term mental and physical health conditions.
- The university's Disability Learning Support team provides a range of services for students with disabilities, including accessible environments.
Other services and facilities
- Specialist course facilities include access to Bloomberg Financial Markets Suites and a new digital fabrication laboratory with a range of 3D printers and laser cutters.
- The University of Westminster Students’ Union (UWSU) is a student-led organisation independent of the university, which supports and protects the rights of students. All students are automatically members.
- The union is home to a range of sports clubs and societies, as well as Smoke Media, comprising Smoke magazine, Smoke TV and the award-winning Smoke Radio, crowned Best Student Radio Station at the 2015 Student Radio Awards.
- The UWSU also runs the Undercroft bar and Arena 51 nightclub in Harrow, and two shops that stock various student essentials, one at the Harrow campus and the other at Cavendish campus.
- The university has a distinguished 175-year history, and was the first polytechnic in the UK.
- In 2014, the Research Excellence Framework assessed 90% of Westminster's research work as internationally recognised, internationally excellent or world leading.
- The recently restored Regent Cinema, at the University of Westminster's headquarters, was the birthplace of British cinema. In 1896 it was venue for the first showing of a film by the Lumiere brothers, with 54 people in the audience; it later became the first cinema to show an X-rated film in 1951.
Notable Alumni and Famous Faces
- Sir Alexander Fleming – Nobel prize in medicine.
- Christopher Bailey – former CEO, Burberry.
- Vivienne Westwood – fashion designer.
- Katalin Bogyay – Hungarian Ambassador to UNESCO.
- Frank Turner – three-time Olympic gymnast.
- Michael Manser CBE – architect and ex-president of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
- Arthur Max – Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning art director.
- Brian Whitaker – former Middle East editor at the Guardian newspaper.
University of Westminster, Course Enquiries Office, 101 New Cavendish Street, London , W1W 6XH