Bournemouth University was established in the early twentieth century and at that time it was called the Bournemouth Municipal College. The modern history of the University began in 1976 when the Dorset Institute of Higher Education was opened. In 1990, the Dorset Institute was transformed into Bournemouth Polytechnic and in 1992 it became the University of Bournemouth.

Information about the university:

Rating: 54
Location: South West England
Number of students: 16110
Satisfaction of students: 79%

Location and Transportation

The University is located in the center of the largest non-industrial region of Europe – between the New Forest and the Jurassic Coast. Two campuses in the cities of Poole and Bournemouth are served first-class bus service. Prior to London can be reached in two hours by train. Both campuses are connected with the South and West of the country excellent road system.


The University offers a variety of accommodation options, which are available on the university website. In the new rooms on the upper floors of Corfe House can enjoy spectacular views of Poole harbor and sandbanks. Currently in Bournemouth is building a new complex of apartments for students in front of the nightclub.

Academic specialization

Media School of the University – one of the two Media Academies country accredited industry organization Skillset Screen. Service and management in school are recognized as a world leader in education in the field of tourism, events, hospitality and retail. School of Health and Social Assistance – is the leader of the formation south-western region of the country in areas such as nursing, midwifery and social work.

Libraries, IT and other services for students

University Library of the Union includes public and university libraries (SCONUL). Library service of the University is a leader in the application of new technologies and the development of virtual learning system myBU.
Students have access to specialized laboratories and equipment, including a unique system for the study of criminology and studio Sony HD TV, equipped only on campus.

The opportunity to work while studying

Tourism is a major industry in Bournemouth economy, so students have access to a large number of part-time basis of the proposals on the work at any time of the year.
The Students’ Union offers students the work, as well as cooperating with employment agencies to help pick up the work in the office with a flexible schedule.
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