Studying at the University of Westminster, you'll be in the heart of London – with all the opportunities the city has to offer on your doorstep.

Our students join us from over 160 nations and we boast a worldwide alumni community to join when you graduate.

For more information on what London and the University of Westminster can offer you, have a look at our Student life pages.

The University of Westminster’s Africa Media Centre promotes collaborative research on African film, media, communication and social change, and often hosts conferences and guest lectures in London. The centre organised several events last year, including the African Film and Politics Conference, African Film and Social Change, Media and Elections in Africa Conference, and Documenting Africa: Creating Fact or Fiction through the Lens.

Student and alumni Community

Nigerian students at Westminster are actively engaged in a range of extracurricular events and activities throughout the year, including sports clubs and societies. The list of prominent alumni in Nigeria includes Mo Abudu, prominent media personality, producer and entrepreneur and Don Omope, Television Production BA Honours graduate and producer of the romantic comedy The Wedding Party, the highest grossing film of all time in Nigeria.

Entry Requirements

Applying for a course

If you are interested in studying for a Bachelor's degree (eg a BA, BSc, BEng or LLB) at the University of Westminster, you will need to check that you meet our entry requirements.

We have included typical entry requirements below, but these are simply a guideline. Some courses may also have specific subject or grade requirements, which will be listed on individual course pages.

For entry into Year 1 of Bachelor's degrees (Level 4), you will typically need to have one of the following:

  • SSCE plus a recognised foundation programme in a suitable subject area
  • a recognised International Foundation course from a UK institution. Entry requirements vary but we normally ask for between 60% and 65%
  • SSCE plus one or more years of undergraduate studies at a reputable Nigerian university with an average CGPA of 3.2
  • (Ordinary) National Diploma (OND/ND) with upper credit or distinction
  • Higher National Diploma with credit

For possible entry into Year 2 of Bachelor's degrees (Level 5), you will typically need to have the following:

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) with upper credit or distinction

For more details on the application process, visit our How to apply page.

To search or browse our undergraduate courses, visit our Undergraduate page.

If your qualifications are not listed

If your qualifications are not listed above, you may still be able to apply for entry to our courses – just get in touch with our course enquiries team via the contact details at the bottom of this page.

If you find that your qualifications do not meet our entry requirements, you may want to consider applying for one of the University preparation courses offered by our partner college – see below for details.

University preparation courses

Our partner college, Kaplan International College London, offers a Foundation Certificate leading to entry to a broad range of our Bachelor's degrees.

To find out more and apply, visit the Kaplan International College London website.

English language requirements

The English language requirements for our courses are provided on individual course pages as minimum IELTS scores.

For information about equivalent English language qualifications that are accepted by the University, please visit our English language requirements page.

Applying for a course

If you are interested in studying for a Master's degree (eg MA, MSc or LLM) or research programme (eg MPhil or PhD) at the University of Westminster, you will need to check that you meet our entry requirements.

We have included typical entry requirements below, but these are simply a guideline. Some courses may also have specific subject or grade requirements, which will be listed on individual course pages.

You will typically need to have one of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.5/5.0 or 2.5/4 from a recognised Nigerian institution. Students applying for postgraduate courses requiring a UK Second Class Upper degree will need a CGPA of 3.5/5.0 or 3.0/4 and those applying for a course requiring a UK First Class degree will need a GPA of 4.5/5.0 or 3.5/4
  • HND plus a Postgraduate Diploma with high grades
  • Applicants without a first degree but with 5–7 years relevant work experience may also be considered on an individual basis for some Master's programmes
  • a degree from a recognised Nigerian university may be accepted as evidence of English proficiency for most of our postgraduate programmes (with the exception of Master's courses in our Life Sciences department)

For more details on the application process, visit our How to apply page.

To search or browse our postgraduate courses, visit our Postgraduate page.

If your qualifications are not listed

If your qualifications are not listed above, you may still be able to apply for entry to our courses – just get in touch with our course enquiries team via the contact details at the bottom of this page.

If you find that your qualifications do not meet our entry requirements, you may want to consider applying for one of the University preparation courses offered by our partner college – see below for details.

University preparation courses

Our partner college, Kaplan International College London, offers a Pre-Master's course leading to entry to a number of our Master's degrees.

To find out more and apply, visit the Kaplan International College London website.

English language requirements

The English language requirements for our courses are provided on individual course pages as minimum IELTS scores.

For information about equivalent English language qualifications that are accepted by the University, please visit our English language requirements page.

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