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3.8 out of 5 stars based on 153 reviews
3.8 / 153 reviews
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Halls of Residence
2.8 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
2.8 / 12 reviews
Location
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 313 reviews
4.4 / 313 reviews
Clubs & Societies
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
Party Vibe
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 313 reviews
4.2 / 313 reviews
Freshers' Week
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
4.0 / 8 reviews
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.

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.

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.

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).

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

Student Stats

Number of students23000
Male : Female42 : 58
Fulltime : Part time74 : 26
UK :International72 : 28

Awards

Top 20 university for Location

The University of Westminster Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars based on 153 reviews
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Campus/University buildings
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 23 reviews
Learning facilities
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 23 reviews
Sports facilities
3.2 out of 5 stars based on 23 reviews
Student Union
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 23 reviews
Careers service
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 23 reviews
Organisation
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 23 reviews
Inclusivity
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 16 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 15 reviews
Support for international students
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 14 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

20th March 2018
I'm very much impressed with my university. The facilities are satisfying. The library is open 24 hours so that we can have access to it anytime. There is a separate department just for employbility wherein they help us get our cv done and increase our credibility. My module is a bit different and it provides alot of knowledge in just one year course. Although there is one setback and that is the canteen food. It is not upto the mark and very pricey. Also they need to have a microwave so that students who carry their own lunch can heat it up instead of having cold one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
I work here so atkeast I pay my rent off and other expenses. So at this moment it's not a problem for me when it comes to money. But yes london is expensive.
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
I haven't got one so I don't know what to say about it.
Support for international students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Mt university is mostly filled with international students and I fell they are given equal attention to that of a home. Although the societies and clubs aren't that much involved but it's alright.
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
I have seen students help each other especially to disabled students. And I conclude that they are well enough supported.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

13th March 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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Course review , 31/05/2017

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Do I recommend students to study law? Yes. Do i recommend them to go to the University of Westminster to study Law? Well, that more like no. Why? Firstly, tutors apart from probably three are very unhelpful and near enough impossible to contact. In my second year I did not have a tutor for EU law at all this being one of the core modules proved to be very difficult. We would have replacement tutors every week and they would all teach differently or be at different places in the module. So you could never ask one for help as there was never one to teach you during the week.

Course review , 31/05/2017

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It's an incredibly practical and challenging course that encourages you to practice film in a professional way and work collaboratively with others. We are trained to work with quality equipment and studios. We work on multiple projects throughout the year that are written, directed, produced, lit, shot etc by us. This course is huge fun, we are encouraged to take our work seriously but creativity is always at the forefront.

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Course module review - Work Experience: Practice and Reflection, 24/05/2016

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The work experience module is taught by a visiting lecture and outside professional. As a part of the course you are required to obtain 10 days’ work experience of your choice. During the term you are taught lessons on how to look for jobs, correct CV and cover letter formatting as well as interview skills. You are required to create a portfolio which covers all of the above as well as detailing what you have learnt and achieved from your work experience. You are also required to prepare for a mock job interview.

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Course module review - Applied British Politics, 23/05/2016

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This module was most definitely a different and unique take to most Applied British Politics (BP) modules.

Firstly, the lectures and seminars took place in one room - this is an incentive for students to go in my opinion. I usually didn't take to lectures unless they has the promise of being interesting. In this case, we had visitors, all from different political parties as well as those who are from organisations that affect British Politics. They were always appealing to me since it was a genuine discussion of that specific persons role and what they have witnessed in politics.

Applied British Politics

Course module review - Strategies and Concepts in Contemporary Art and Design, 22/05/2016

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The lecturer was very good at conveying his knowledge of the subjects. Making it engaging and understandable. His methods were good as they varied and included participation and a group presentation. This is something I would not have normally enjoyed but I feel like it really helped me to engage and learn skills such as speaking, being critical and structuring my essay better.

Strategies and Concepts in Contemporary Art and Design
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1 Marylebone Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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2.7 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
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4.8 out of 5 stars based on 51 reviews
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4.5 out of 5 stars based on 148 reviews
4.5 / 148 reviews
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4.4 out of 5 stars based on 313 reviews
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4.6 out of 5 stars based on 77 reviews
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4.6 out of 5 stars based on 57 reviews
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4.5 out of 5 stars based on 50 reviews
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4.5 out of 5 stars based on 55 reviews
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8 Brighton
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 47 reviews
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4.5 out of 5 stars based on 56 reviews
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10 Edinburgh
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 49 reviews
4.5 / 49 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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7 Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jummah Society
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8 Albanian Society
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9 American Football
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1 Ministry of Sound
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 39 reviews
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2 G-A-Y
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 17 reviews
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4.5 out of 5 stars based on 11 reviews
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4.2 out of 5 stars based on 22 reviews
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4.3 out of 5 stars based on 15 reviews
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4.6 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
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4.3 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 20 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 14 reviews
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Awards

Top 20 university for Location

Location Details

The University of Westminster
London
W1W 6XH
United Kingdom