Find your degree of difference
An education at BU is an experience like no other, but what makes us different? We believe the answer is a lots of things that, when combined, make your time with us something you’ll always remember.
We work with some of the biggest organisations around the world and our students are able to secure some incredible work placements because of our global reputation.
Why choose BU?
Want to study minutes from golden sandy beaches, with a university focused on helping you to succeed?
We can promise you great opportunities:
- Work placements for everyone
- Staff who want to help you be the best you can be
- Subject-specific facilities that are good as those you will be working with once you graduate
- Superb library resources, accessible online
- A strong support network if times are tough
- A fantastic location on the beautiful south coast close to the beach.
We have over 18,000 students, 2,000 of which are international students from around 100 countries, creating a lively and diverse student experience. Explore our range of courses to discover your future at BU.
We believe placements significantly increase your employability, and at BU every undergraduate student has the opportunity to undertake a placement as part of their course.
In the past our students have worked for a wide range of large international companies, as well as smaller family-run firms, including: Disney, BBC, Sky, IBM, Panasonic, Chelsea Football Club, Olympic Developments Committee, Framestore Animation and many more.
Scholarships and bursaries
We offer a range of scholarships recognising academic, sporting and musical excellence, including an unlimited number of Academic Excellence scholarships worth £1,000 if you achieve ABB at A-level or DDM at BTEC*. Our bursary package offers additional funding support too. Visit our website to find out more about funding options.
Funding support is also available at postgraduate level.
In order to help us deliver a great student experience, the Students’ Union (SUBU) has over 100 clubs and societies, its own nightclub and offers numerous volunteering opportunities. SUBU also provides a voice for BU students and has 750 trained student representatives. We know that SUBU plays a major role in creating the BU buzz.
If you’re thinking about postgraduate study, a Master’s from BU could be the right choice for you. Combining world-class teaching, industry-standard facilities and a beautiful location on the south coast, BU also has an unlimited number of Academic Scholarships offering UK/EU students a £2,000 fee reduction*.
If you have an upper second-class honours (2:1) or above from a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and apply for a Master’s degree, we’ll automatically award you with this scholarship. We also have a number of other non-repayable scholarships, including a 50% fee reduction*. Visit our fees and funding web pages for all the information you need to help you invest in your future.
We deliver world-leading, life-changing research. In the 2014 REF, 96% of our research was rated as internationally recognised.
* Terms and conditions apply