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Bournemouth University (BU) is a UK university with hundreds of courses to choose from – whether you’re looking to begin your first degree, study a postgraduate programme or expand your career horizons through professional development.

The university has excellent relationships with many local, national and international companies and, as a result, can tailor courses to meet industry needs. Many of BU’s courses are accredited by professional bodies too, meaning your degree is recognised by potential employers as being professionally relevant and up to date.

BU’s Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing Bournemouth University firmly amongst the top institutions globally for business degrees.


BU has been ranked as one of the top 400 universities in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. Institutions are ranked across 13 key indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The 2022 rankings include more than 1,600 universities across 93 countries and regions. This places the university 40th among the UK universities appearing in the 2022 rankings. 101 UK universities were included in the rankings in total.


In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment exercise, 95.7% of the Bournemouth University research submitted was found to be delivering considerable impact or above, with 31.5% achieving an outstanding impact score. Find out more about BU’s research on their website.


Famous for its seven-mile stretch of award-winning sandy beaches, Bournemouth is a stunning coastal town in the UK. With a population just shy of 200,000 and a thriving hub for a number of industries including the creative, financial and tourism sectors, Bournemouth offers the hustle and bustle of a vibrant town combined with a life by the sea.

Bournemouth is also less than two hours from London (with direct trains to Waterloo) and there is an international airport.

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