Founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution and inaugurated as the University of Westminster in 1992, we currently teach over 22,000 students studying degrees, Masters, research, professional programmes and short courses.
The University has a wealth of experience in delivering vocationally relevant courses, which develop and equip our students with the skills for professional life. Close links with businesses and other professional organisations ensure our student body benefit from a real-world knowledge and focus, and with over 140 nations represented, study and mix within a diverse and exciting environment.
The University was praised in the Sunday Times in September 2003 as, ‘unsurpassed in the modern university sector’, for international research ratings. Westminster performs consistently well in teaching assessments, with over half the subject areas considered to be excellent, and many achieving top 20 positions in national league tables (including a top ranking for media in the Guardian).
Three campuses are based in the West End within 20 minutes walk of each other, and one (our greenfield site) in Harrow, next to Northwick Park tube station. Each campus is the dedicated base of a set of subjects and a bustling centre of learning with its own individual character. All are close to transport links, gardens, parks, shops, cafes and all the wider attractions of the capital city.