University of Westminster
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- 3.99 / 5.00
- 2.74 / 4.00
- 0.29 / 1.00
- 58.0 / 100.0
- 70.4 / 100.0
- 81.7 / 100.0
Located in the heart of London, the University of Westminster is a cosmopolitan and dynamic university with over 20,000 students from 150 nations. The university offers highly attractive practice-based courses which are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition.
Entry RequirementsThere are standard minimum entry requirements for all undergraduate courses, however the exact requirements vary and applicants should refer to the university website for details. In general, students need to meet one of the following sets of standard entry requirements:
- 2 GCE A level passes plus 3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics, or 3 GCE A level passes plus 2 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics.
- 5 passes in the Scottish Certificate of Education, of which 3 are at Higher grade including English Language and Mathematics.
- 4 passes in the Scottish or Irish Certificate of Education, all at Higher grade including English Language and Mathematics.
- A pass in Edexcel BTEC National Certificate/Diploma or HNC/HND or in Foundation course or Access to HE Diploma, with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum number of Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction.
- An International or Welsh Baccalaureate.
- The University of Westminster offers full and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and foundation degrees.
Student Services and Facilities
- The new Fabrication Laboratory Westminster prepares students for digital fabrication in the 21st century. Also at Westminster, over 2,000 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates in the Faculty of Science and Technology have been provided with iPads to use until graduation.
- The Harrow campus features music and television studios, radio production facilities, photographic studios, and multimedia newsrooms, while Life Sciences students at Cavendish campus have hi-tech laboratories, equipment and extensive computer suites.
- The Marylebone Campus is home to the university's Bloomberg Suite, offering business students first-hand experience of the world's financial markets.
- The 4 libraries are open 24 hours throughout the academic year, with both print and online collections including over 30,000 e-journals, 20,000 e-books, and 230 databases. Online access includes the virtual 'Ask-a-Librarian' service.
- IT services include more than 3,000 Microsoft PCs, Sun workstations and Apple Macs with specialist software as required by courses; supervised training sessions are available. Students can also borrow a laptop from the library. Wi-Fi is available across all campuses, and course information is available from a mobile app. The virtual learning environment is Blackboard, which provides the resources and information to support course modules and can be accessed by mobile devices. IT support is available at drop-in centres on each campus, over the phone, or online.
- The University’s Disability Learning Support team provides a range of services for students with disabilities, including accessible environments.
- The University of Westminster Students’ Union (UWSU) is a student led organisation independent of the university, to support 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 has 2 shops that stock various student essentials, one at the Harrow campus and the other at Cavendish campus.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- 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: 1-to-1 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 3 years after their graduation.
20,196 students in 2015–16:
Level of study
- Undergraduate 79%
- Postgraduate 21%
Mode of study
- Full Time 76%
- Part Time 24%
Where students come from
- UK 69%
- EU 10%
- Other 20%
- Male 41%
- Female 59%
- The university has a distinguished 175-year history, and was the 1st polytechnic in the UK.
- Other 'firsts' include: the 1st public moving picture show in the UK and the birthplace of British cinema, now restored as the iconic Regent Street Cinema, 1st photographic studio in Europe, and the 1st polytechnic to offer degrees in both film and photography.
- The university was the original blueprint for the model of collaboration with industry and practice, and was the 1st modern university to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
- Sir Alexander Fleming – Nobel prize in medicine.
- Christopher Bailey – CEO, Burberry.
- Vivienne Westwood – fashion designer.
- Katalin Bogyay – Hungarian Ambassador to UNESCO.
- Frank Turner – 3-time Olympic gymnast.
- Michael Manser CBE – architect and ex-president of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
- ArthurMax – Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning art director.
- Brian Whitaker – former Middle East editor at the Guardian newspaper.
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