About University of Westminster
London is your campus
London truly is your campus as a student at the University of Westminster. Our prime central London location means that you are ideally located in the heart of one of the world’s most exciting and vibrant cities.
The University of Westminster is a diverse, forward-thinking university. We are home to 20,000 students from over 150 countries. Westminster has been ranked the ‘Most Internationally Diverse University in the UK’ and ranked 29th in the World for ‘International Outlook’ by the Times Higher Education Young University Ranking, 2017 and Ranked 13th in the World for the percentage of international students (Times Higher Education, 2017).
Ambitious, forward thinking and innovative
The University of Westminster has a rich heritage. Our tradition of shaping the future of professional life stretches back more than 175 years, to the opening of The Polytechnic Institution in 1838.
The University has a proud history of firsts and is a place for pioneers. We were the first polytechnic in the UK, home to the first public moving picture show to a paying British audience in the UK, the first modern university to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, and the first UN Habitat Partner University, to name just a few.
Shape your career
Westminster offers over 170 practically-focused Postgraduate courses designed to enhance your career prospects.
A vast majority of our courses are accredited by professional bodies and organisations and are taught by highly experienced and leading academics in their field. Subjects at postgraduate level include;
- Art and design
- Business and management
- Computer science and software/network engineering
- Politics and international relations
- Property and construction
- Tourism and events
Westminster is genuinely committed to enhancing your career prospects and getting the most from your postgraduate study. My course enabled me to gain skills very relevant to today’s workplace and develop my expertise for a senior level role.Lisa Walters Msc Marketing Management, 2016.
The latest measure of the quality of our research, the REF2014, assessed 90 per cent of Westminster’s research work as internationally recognised, internationally excellent or world leading.
We are proud of our reputation in applied research with a professional focus and global impact. We have a rich and diverse profile of activity across a broad range of subjects. We have proven strengths in Communication and Media Studies, Art and Design, Architecture and the Built Environment, as well as Law, Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and Informatics and Business and Management. We also have centres of excellence in Asian Studies, English Literature, French, Psychology, Politics and International Relations.
Excellent career prospects
Our central London location means that over 1 million businesses operate within a one-mile radius of the University. This provides us with excellent connections with the capital’s national, international and global businesses.
Our postgraduate courses are committed to your personal and career development and as a student you’ll become part of our global professional network.
The University is connected with over 170,000 alumni from over 180 countries with our well-known alumni including; Asif Kapadia (Oscar-winning director of Amy and director of Senna and The Warrior), 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) and Charlie Brooker (Channel 4).
The course was about much more than just getting a qualification – it was also focused on connections, ethics, and opening your mind to try to understand the world. I wouldn’t be doing the job that I’m doing today if I hadn’t embraced all these other aspects of the course…I am proud to have come from Westminster.Professor Aaqil Ahmed BBC Head of Commissioning and Head of Religion and Ethics, Westminster graduate, 1992.
Award-winning facilities and resources
Over £60 million has been invested in our facilities and resources in recent years with new and exciting developments to our campuses. Recent investments include the unique restoration of the Regent Street Cinema – the birthplace of British cinema to a paying audience, the Fabrication Laboratory – a dedicated lab for architecture and construction, our new, award-winning psychology department and our transformed libraries and social spaces.
We have four campuses – three in central London at Fitzrovia, the world-famous Regent Street and Marylebone. Our fourth campus is home to our well-known School of Media, Art and Design in leafy Harrow, North West London.
Postgraduate Information Evenings
Our Postgraduate Information Evenings are a good opportunity to find out more about the courses you are interested in, meet the tutors and academics and get a feel for our campuses.
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