London is our campus
From business and finance to fashion, art, music, cinema and sport, London is where things tend to happen first. Studying at Westminster means that your classroom goes well beyond the walls of the university and everything that London has to offer is on your doorstep. London really will be your campus, and is also an ideal place from which to explore the rest of the UK and Europe.
Our courses are designed to provide a professionally orientated education. We use our central London location to great effect and have strong links with businesses and professional organisations in London and across the UK. The majority of our courses have professional accreditations and programmes are taught by leading practitioners. Our Career Development Centre works with an ever-growing network of over 3,000 companies to provide you with work placement opportunities and professionally relevant skills for a successful career.
Excellence in research
We are proud of our record of excellence in research that really makes a difference. Much of the teaching you receive is underpinned by our research work and our research and teaching in areas such as art and design, media and communications, law, events and tourism management, English and architecture have been highly rated in independent evaluations. Our researchers have received grants of more than £6 million and have also led the way in the fight against a number of health issues and diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, malaria and the Ebola virus.
Westminster was recently named one of the top 100 most international universities in the world. With students from 169 nations we have the most diverse student community in the UK. And with over 190 partner institutions across 56 countries, at Westminster you can expand your personal and professional horizons by taking part in one of the many opportunities to study, work or volunteer abroad. You will get a truly global learning and build a network from all around the world.
Vibrant, state-of-the-art campuses
We have three campuses in the heart of London and one in the leafy borough of Harrow in North West London. Our excellent facilities include 24-hour libraries, state-of-the-art science laboratories, advanced IT services, online learning resources, art, design, film and TV studios, world-class audio recording studios, galleries, sports and recreational facilities, as well as one of the few Bloomberg Financial Markets Suites in the UK. Our dedicated architecture, art and design spaces include specialist workshops for wood, metal, moulding, casting, photography and ceramics, and a new cutting-edge digital Fabrication Laboratory that offers a suite of 3D printers and laser cutters.
Great student experience
Studying at Westminster will be a life-changing experience, both personally and professionally. You will further your academic development, make friends with students from around the world and have the chance to enjoy a whole new range of social, sporting and cultural activities. To ensure you feel at home from wherever you come from, we have a friendly and experienced international student support team, English language support, an international student welcome programme and a wide range of additional activities to develop you during your studies.
Your degree is an important investment in your future, and we know that funding your studies can be challenging. The University of Westminster offers a wide range of scholarships to help international students pay for their studies. More than 700 students benefit from our scholarships every year thanks to one of the UK’s largest university scholarship schemes.
A place for pioneers
From Quintin Hogg, Sir George Cayley and Alexander Fleming to Vivienne Westwood, members of Pink Floyd Roger Waters and Nick Mason, and Burberry CCO Christopher Bailey, at the University of Westminster we have been associated with pioneers throughout our distinguished history since 1838.