The University of Westminster

3.8 from 212 ratings
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104/354 Universities
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4.4 / 842 reviews
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4.2 / 842 reviews
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3.4 / 31 reviews
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5.0 / 4 reviews
Freshers' Week: 
4.0 / 6 reviews

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Why Study Here

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Overview

Welcome to the University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is a diverse and dynamic international education institution situated in Harrow and at three campuses in the heart of London, one of the world’s greatest cities and has a distinguished 178­ year history. Our university is home to over 20,000 students from 159 different countries. We were recently voted as one of the Top 100 Most International Universities in the World by the Times Higher Education and the most diverse university in the UK, this demonstrates our commitment to global engagement. Westminster offers a vibrant, diverse and inspirational learning environment ­ fostering innovation and creativity. We offer highly attractive practice-based courses which are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition.

Location

We are arranged across four campuses, three in central London (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent Street) and one (Harrow) in north-west London. We compromise of five faculties: the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Westminster Business School, Westminster Law School, and Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design.

The University’s central London location benefits from nearby access to the city’s many cultural attractions, while a recent £60m investment in its facilities has resulted in Westminster being able to offer fully-equipped sports facilities to students, as well as specialist resources, such as the purpose-built Financial Markets Suite.

Westminster’s courses are also taught in nine overseas countries, from Sri Lanka to Uzbekistan, a characteristic which won the university a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Student Life

The University of Westminster Students’ Union (UWSU) is run by students, for students and is home to over 70 societies and a range of sports clubs. Throughout the year UWSU organise a variety of extra-curricular activities and offer advice and support during your studies.

As a Westminster student you are based in one of the most influential cities in the world, benefiting from great links with national, international and global businesses. London truly offers the ideal environment for living and learning with its world leading museums, galleries and fantastic shopping, nightlife, music and festivals.

Where Can Westminster Take You?

This year Westminster alumni scooped two Oscars. Graduate and film director Asif Kapadia won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature for his documentary ‘Amy’ in addition to multiple awards including; BAFTA for Best Documentary (2016, Grammy Award for Best Music Film (2016). Westminster graduate and producer Shan Christopher Ogilvie also won Best Live Action Short Film Oscar for ‘Stutterer’ (2016)

The University of Westminster has an impressive creative alumni including: Vivienne Westwood (Fashion designer), Christopher Bailey (CEO, Burberry), Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones), Sinclar Metcalfe and Julian Beecham (Pret a Manger and Itsu).

What Do Students Think?

Hear from our recent graduates about why they think you should study at the University of Westminster:

  • Total Students
    23,000
  • Male / Female Students
    58% Female 42% Male
  • Full / Part Time
    74% Full Time 26% Part Time
  • International Students
    28% International 72% UK

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The University of Westminster Reviews

3.8 / 212 reviews
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    43
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28th January 2018
The facilities are as good as you can get in central London, around 8 minutes from Oxford Circus station. Overall everything is organised except for specific things such as their student portal is just a mess, they don't put things clear, you could have an exam the next week but they don't tell you anything. Also when you apply for mitigating circumstances about missing an exam they will 100% reject your peticion, it does not matter how strong your proves are they will reject it.
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18th January 2018
It seems like the university focuses on their main courses and the rest is given less priority. For the price I’m paying for the Master degree, I expect more from the course and I don’t think I’m getting that.
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Rankings

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4.6 / 196 reviews
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4.6 / 148 reviews
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4.6 / 163 reviews
7 London
4.4 / 842 reviews
8 Glasgow
4.5 / 137 reviews
9 Bristol
4.5 / 154 reviews
10 Cardiff
4.5 / 113 reviews
11 Edinburgh
4.5 / 122 reviews
12 Birmingham
4.4 / 215 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Marylebone Hall
4.7 / 6 reviews
2 Harrow Hall
2.9 / 20 reviews
3 Host (Victoria hall) Wembley
3.8 / 4 reviews
4 Alexander Fleming Hall
4.0 / 1 review
5 Garrow House
0.0 / 0 reviews
6 Raffles House
0.0 / 0 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Harry Potter Society
5.0 / 1 review
2 Jewish Society
5.0 / 1 review
3 Men's Basketball
5.0 / 1 review
4 Musical Theatre Society
5.0 / 1 review
5 Ability Society
0.0 / 0 reviews
6 Active Music Group
0.0 / 0 reviews
7 African Carribean Society
0.0 / 0 reviews
8 AhlulBayt Society
0.0 / 0 reviews
9 Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jummah Society
0.0 / 0 reviews
10 Albanian Society
0.0 / 0 reviews
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Ministry of Sound
4.3 / 89 reviews
2 Electric Ballroom
4.6 / 24 reviews
3 G-A-Y
4.4 / 45 reviews
4 Fabric London
4.4 / 32 reviews
5 Guy's Bar
4.6 / 14 reviews
6 XOYO
4.1 / 57 reviews
7 Tape London
5.0 / 6 reviews
8 Lightbox
4.3 / 18 reviews
9 Tiger Tiger (London)
4.0 / 43 reviews
10 Corsica Studios
4.7 / 9 reviews
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1 Westminster, University of
4.0 / 6 reviews
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Location Details

The University of Westminster
The University of Westminster
London
W1W 6XH
United Kingdom
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