Mid/small city campus
Prince Albert II of Monaco, pop singer James Blunt and former head of MI5 Sir Jonathan Evans
The University of Bristol is among the top 15 universities in the UK with a well-regarded name. The University offers the classic UK student experience. You live and study on-campus, but have the (rather pleasant) city of Bristol at your doorstep. Popular with well-heeled Londoners and the Welsh, University of Bristol also attracts a decent international cohort. Medicine, Law, Engineering and Mathematics are among the more competitive subjects offered at the school, but Bristol has a good reputation across the majority of its faculties. As a large, well-established multi-faculty university, the school has a wide range of subjects on offer. You are sure to find a programme of interest.
The university was the first to open a dedicated Department of Drama in 1946. This leap of faith, made almost 80 years ago, has seemingly paid off, as a long line of accomplished people within the fields of drama, TV, film and theatre studied at the University. Notable alumni include the likes of Simon Pegg, David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Marcus Brigstocke, Greg Doran and Emily Watson.
Bristol, as a city, provides not only low living costs and affordable student accommodation, but also a city tailored for students. Much of one’s life as a student at the university is organised and hosted by student organisations and clubs, if not the actual university or its dominant student union.