Welcome to Westminster
Home to over 20,000 students and 3,000 staff. The University of Westminster is situated in the heart of London and spread across five state of the art campuses. Here at Westminster, students are at the heart of everything we do. We are proud of our History, proud of our diversity and proud of our wide range of practical courses to prepare you for your chosen career.
Courses and Professional Focus
At Westminster, we offer a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses. Our courses range from Finance to Film and Computer Science to Criminology to name a few.
All of our courses are constantly updated and professionally focused to ensure our students are best prepared to succeed in their industry and stand out to their employers. We encourage our students to take part in work placements or internships whilst they study.
With over one-million businesses and organisations operating within 20 miles of the University, our central London location, strong links with businesses and professional organisations in London and across the UK and dedicated Careers Development Centre enable our students to secure the best professional experiences during and after their studies. The majority of our courses have professional accreditations and our courses are taught by leading industry practitioners.
If you’re an aspiring Fashion Designer, Film Director, Architect, Lawyer or Musician, studying at the University of Westminster will place you in good company: to list a few, Dame Vivienne Westwood fashion designer, BAFTA and Oscar award winner Asif Kapadia and Grammy award winning Al Shux. In addition, our students continuously win industry awards such as the RIBA President Award the most prestigious student architecture award, the Aspiring Solicitors Award for outstanding Academic Achievement and many more.
We are extremely proud of the achievements of our students and alumni.
Our Diverse Community
Westminster was recently ranked the most internationally diverse university in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand (Hotcourses Index 2018). Our students are from over 170 countries and we are extremely proud of our diverse student community. We are also proud of our 190 partnerships with institutions from 56 countries which give our students the opportunity to expand their personal and professional horizons to study, work or volunteer abroad. Our students are able to gain a truly global learning experience and build a network from all around the world. Upon graduating all our students automatically become members of our 180,000 alumni community from over 170 countries. Studying with us will enable you to make friends with fellow students from around the world and those experiences and connections can continue to thrive after you graduate.
Westminster has a long and proud history of delivering education and shaping professionals and was the first polytechnic to open in the UK over 180 years ago. Our historical and beautiful campus on the famous Regent Street was our first location and continues to be used to this day. Our Regent Street campus is also home to the Regent Street Cinema – the birthplace of cinema in the UK and the first in the country to show moving pictures to a paying British audience. Today it is used as a public cinema for current and specialist films and our students from Film, Photography, Fashion and many more use this as a space to premiere and showcase their outstanding work.
Despite our unrivaled history we are always looking to the future to ensure the education, opportunities and learning experience we provide enable our students to succeed in today’s ever changing world.