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University of Westminster

4.4 out of 5 (43 ratings / 30 reviews) London, England, United Kingdom
The University of Westminster is a vibrant, international education institution in the heart of London. Since 1838 Westminster has been committed to shaping the future of professional life. The University offers an inspirational learning environment, fostering innovation and creativity, world-leading research, and a clear vision for the future.

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (39)
Education & Training (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

About

History

We started out 180 years ago as the UK's first polytechnic institution, established to educate the working people of London. Today we continue to build on this reputation, helping students from a variety of backgrounds to realise their full potential.

Education

The University of Westminster offers undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses span a variety of subjects – from Architecture and Interiors to Computer Science and Software Engineering, from Business and Management to Journalism, Digital Media and PR.

Research

The University’s research achieves impact that is recognised inside and outside academia.

90% of Westminster’s research work has been assessed as internationally-recognised, internationally excellent or world leading. We are proud to claim a rich and diverse profile of high quality research and innovation in a wide range of disciplines including art and design, law and electronic engineering.

The University has academic experts who have contributed to world-leading research in science such as the Ebola Virus and Breast Cancer Research. Westminster is home to The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media, one of the UKs leading centres for research in visual and media arts, design and music.

Career

The University of Westminster is a vibrant learning environment – fostering innovation and creativity inspired by research and informed by practice. With a track record of research and teaching achievements spanning more than 175 years, we offer a stimulating and rewarding working environment for all our staff.

All Westminster students are encouraged to undertake a work placement which can form part of their degree. Westminster’s central London location means that students benefit from the University’s excellent links with employers in the capital.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
651 -50
2019
601 -50
2018
551
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
-
2019
601
2018
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Student services

The University of Westminster is home to over 20,000 students from 169 countries.

Our student services provide support and advice throughout your studies. Student Advisers give specialist advice and support on a range of issues including: student finance, fees and funding, money management and immigration and visas.

We also have extensive network of tutors, administrators, counsellors, health service, financial advisers and an interfaith and spirituality team to support you in every aspect of your life at Westminster.

Housing services

  • Whether you’re beginning at the University of Westminster soon or are studying here already, the Student Accommodation team offers free help and advice on finding a suitable place to live.
  • The University of Westminster has six halls of residence and all provide easy access to our campuses. Rooms are available for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students. Full details can be found on the Accommodation pages on our website.

Library services

The University 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 at the campus. All out libraries are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our e-library provides access to online books, journals and other materials.

ICT services

Westminster is leading on ICT. All new undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science and Technology receive an ipad to support their studies.

Free wifi is available across the University and we have computer rooms at each of our campuses, offering both Apple Mac and Windows computers. You'll also find specialist software relevant to your course.

Medical services

We have our own on-site nurse who can help you with urgent medical treatment should you need it. You can also talk to a trained professional regarding health concerns or finding a local doctor or dentist.

The University also has a Polylang clinic. This is a teaching and learning facility which provides discounted holistic therapy and beauty treatments to students and staff.

Student Life

Campus life

We have four campuses in London, which are home to our five faculties. Three of our campuses are in central London and one is in Harrow, north-west London.

Our central London campuses comprise Cavendish Campus, Marylebone Campus and Regent Campus. Our Regent Campus is made up of three sites: our headquarters at 309 Regent Street, our Little Titchfield Street site and our Wells Street site.

All our central London campuses are within walking distance of each other and enjoy enviable locations in the heart of London.

Our Harrow Campus is a short Tube ride away from our central London campuses and is home to our vibrant Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design.

Sports facilities

Regent Street Gym is located in the heart of London, just a short walk from bustling Oxford Street. The Gym offers cardio and weights facilities. A range of classes are provided along with personal training sessions.

Our Harrow Campus boasts a versatile Sports Hall where match and training facilities are available. This flexible space can accommodate a variety of sports including five-a-side football, basketball, netball and cricket. There is also a small gym, equipped a mix of cardio and resistance equipment.

Members of the general public can get access to our gyms and classes, as well as our range of other sports and fitness facilities and activities.

Student clubs

The Students’ Union is run by students for students. The Union has a wide range of clubs and societies covering all interests and hobbies. The Dragons is the University sports league.

The University is also home to Smoke Media, a leading student-run media association which includes the award-winning Smoke Radio aswell as Smoke TV and the student magazine, QH.

Accreditation

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)
  • Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Digital Marketing Institute (DMI)

Student Reviews

Welcoming and friendly
Daniel Havlicek rated 4 out of 5 stars

The University of Westminster is doing a great job at diversity and inclusivity. No matter where you come from you can find friends there and people will always treat you fairly. The university has several London-centre based campuses that are incredibly handy in terms of transport and accommodation. My course has certainly been more challenging in the second year,...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

At first I felt overwhelmed with the amount of work we were required to do, but once I got into the routine, I felt a lot more capable and began to enjoy the process.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I recommend this University because of the location, being in the heart of London truly means that it is well connected with the financial centre. The University offers a broad range of subjects with good care to ensure that each student is catered for.

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