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Bournemouth University

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Bournemouth University


Talbot Campus,
Fern Barrow,
BH12 5BB


01202 961916


01202 702736



[email protected]


Address and Location

Bournemouth University is spread over two sites. Talbot Campus is home to the majority of subjects and situated two miles from Bournemouth town centre. Lansdowne Campus is more central and houses the university business school.

Background and History

The origins of Bournemouth University can be traced back to the foundation of Bournemouth Municipal College in the early twentieth century. Its successor, Bournemouth College of Technology, was created in the 1970s on the present Talbot campus. The college was renamed twice before becoming a polytechnic in 1990. In 1992 the institute was awarded university status and the power to award its own degrees.

Location and Accessibility

By Rail: The university's Lansdowne campus is a five-minute walk from Bournemouth station. University buses leave the station for the Talbot campus during term-time.

By Road: Both campuses are accessible via the A338. For the Talbot site, exit the Richmond Hill roundabout following signs to the university. For the Lansdowne campus take the exit marked 'Travel Interchange'. Follow St Swithuns Road
at the next roundabout take the right exit onto Christchurch road.

Accessibility: Students with additional needs are well-catered for. The university is equipped with automatic doors, lifts, ramps, disabled toilets and hearing loop systems across both campuses.

What's on Offer

BA, BSc, CPE, Dprof, FdA, FdSc, LLB, LLM, MA, MPhil, MSc, MBA, PhD

Entry Requirements

Entry standards vary between subjects, with most requiring candidates to have at least 300 UCAS points. Specific course information can be found on the university website.


University Accommodation

Bournemouth offers a range of self-catered accommodation to suit different budgets and tastes. Halls are located in Bournemouth town centre, near Poole harbour and in Pokesdown. All are easily accessible from the two campuses.

Private Accommodation

The university offers support to second and third-year students looking for accommodation. Properties nearer the waterfront and town centre are generally more expensive
head to the outskirts for cheaper options.

Courses and Fees

Academic Strengths and Research Profile

Bournemouth provides the largest centre for advanced media studies in the UK. The university is internationally recognised for its courses in tourism, leisure, hospitality and retail, and is the leading South-West institution for nursing, midwifery and social work.

Tuition Fees

Undergraduate courses currently cost £9,000 per year. Fees for international students and postgraduates vary.

Financial Support: A variety of scholarships and means-tested bursaries are available to undergraduates and postgraduates. Check the university website for more details.


Academic Facilities

The university's Talbot campus offers 15 state-of-the-art lecture theatres. The Sir Michael Cobham central library provides an extensive collection of books,journals and other resources, as does Bournemouth House Library on the Lansdowne campus. The Open Access Centre allows 24/7 access to computers and wi-fi is provided on all campuses.

Other on-site Amenities

Talbot offers a range of food outlets, shops and bars. Sports facilities include a fitness suite, various sports halls and pitches, a climbing wall and squash, tennis and badminton courts. The Student Union is home to a wide range of clubs and societies.

Medical and Social Care

The university medical centre is based on Talbot campus and offers a range of health services. Counsellors are available and a multi-faith chaplaincy also offers support to students.

What's on in the Area

Bournemouth is one of the UK's most picturesque coastal towns. Students can enjoy watersports and secluded beaches during study-breaks. West of the town lies World Heritage coastline, with Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove a day trip away. By night, Bournemouth International Centre, the Pavilion Theatre and the Pier Theatre provide a range of music and entertainment alongside cinemas, restaurants, bars and clubs. Nearby Poole also hosts shows and exhibitions at theLighthouse, and is home to a multiplex and arts cinema.

Moving On

The university's Placements and Careers Service offers careers support to students and recent graduates. A range of resources are available and the experienced team are on hand to offer CV and interview tips and help finding part-time work.

Did you know?

MPs Angela Browning and David Amess are both former Bournemouth students, as is Match of the Day commentator Dan O'Hagan. The production teams behind many Radio 1 shows are also made up of Bournemouth alumni.

Is Bournemouth the place for you?

Bournemouth's strength lies in its vocational courses, which focus on preparing graduates for the real world. If a career in tourism, hospitality or media is your aim then the university makes an excellent choice - less so for those with academic aspirations. If beautiful Bournemouth isn't big enough for you, consider Nottingham Trent or UWE, both of which have a similar vocational ethos.


Bournemouth University: Accommodation OverviewBournemouth University: Welcome to BournemouthBournemouth University: Student Life on Talbot CampusFor more videos on student life at Bournemouth, why not check outBournemouth University's YouTube Channel?
79% Overall Satisfaction
12% Time in Lectures
29% Course Work
£6,796 Max Fee
£6,774 Average Uni Accomodation
£5,488 Private Accomodation
88% Go on to work or study
83% Employed after 6 months
£21,353 Average Salary
321 Average UCAS Points
< 120 Lowest UCAS Points
6% 1st Class Degree