University of Bristol: Statistics

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#100 of 14,131 In the World
#24 of 2,785 In Europe
#10 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#8 of 131 In England
#1 of 2 In Bristol
#7 of 1,019 For Paleontology
Top100 For 102 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate68%
Admissions Requirements5 approved subjects at GCSE or 'A' level including at least 2 'A' levels; most offers made on the basis of 3 'A' levels in approved subjects. Other qualifications accepted: International, French and European Baccalaureates; secondary school leaving certificates from most EU countries, Canada, Australia and New Zealand; College Board Exams from the USA; and a range of international qualifications. Candidates whose first language is not English are required to obtain an appropriate qualification in English. More detailed information may be obtained from Undergraduate Admissions Officer
Academic CalendarOctober to June (October - December; January-March; April-June)

We've calculated the 68% acceptance rate for University of Bristol based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Bristol is a world-class research university with 104,546 scientific papers published and 5,038,571 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Psychology, and Materials Science.


University of Bristol majors

by publication & citation count

26,749 / 1,509,215
20,056 / 1,306,917
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
17,899 / 694,038
15,921 / 546,208
15,225 / 753,820
14,333 / 733,579
Environmental Science
11,427 / 662,866
Computer Science
10,326 / 578,454
8,424 / 569,386
Materials Science
7,089 / 262,636
5,910 / 431,054
4,225 / 259,001
3,969 / 128,299
3,438 / 260,346
3,206 / 144,111
Health Science
3,043 / 316,170
3,005 / 88,603
Political Science
2,969 / 29,914
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,567 / 111,774
2,547 / 191,233
Art & Design
2,428 / 39,169
2,295 / 175,947
2,197 / 133,727
Anatomy and Physiology
1,968 / 97,142
1,964 / 131,979
Public Health
1,933 / 152,147
Quantum and Particle physics
1,924 / 180,309
1,859 / 156,180
Optical Engineering
1,726 / 58,197
1,689 / 201,166
Geography and Cartography
1,647 / 57,387
Physical Therapy
1,572 / 102,344
1,569 / 136,711
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
1,558 / 111,511
1,541 / 115,460
Family medicine
1,496 / 56,066
Oncology and Cancer research
1,495 / 88,803
1,494 / 14,994
1,431 / 9,507
1,392 / 71,697

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1020 21125
1992 1136 23159
1993 1156 24497
1994 1232 25598
1995 1314 27892
1996 1468 31579
1997 1569 34859
1998 1717 40077
1999 1858 46196
2000 2092 51141
2001 2110 59523
2002 2223 69310
2003 2445 80382
2004 2694 92428
2005 2964 107468
2006 3248 124708
2007 3670 144593
2008 3763 165777
2009 4294 186863
2010 4596 208965
2011 4593 233674
2012 4811 267720
2013 5261 301580
2014 5352 331019
2015 5764 346005
2016 5988 352412
2017 6141 377017
2018 6075 380274
2019 6245 426739
2020 6976 494484
2021 7160 573033
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Bristol gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Annual Tuition (GBP)
Undergraduate (UK/EU) 9,250
Undergraduate (International) 24,700 - 28,100
Postgraduate Taught (UK/EU) 6,900 - 13,000
Postgraduate Taught (International) 18,900 - 28,100
Postgraduate Research (UK/EU) 4,410 - 4,410 (per annum)
Postgraduate Research (International) 19,000 - 23,700 (per annum)

The University of Bristol has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Bristol.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Accountancy, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Art History, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Cinema and Television, Comparative Politics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Contemporary History, Criminology, Czech, Dentistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering, English, Finance, Fine Arts, French, Geography (Human), German, Health Administration, History, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Law, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Modern History, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Portuguese, Psychology, Public Health, Russian, Social Policy, Social Sciences, Sociology, Surgery, Theatre, Translation and Interpretation, Veterinary Science
Master's Degree Arts and Humanities, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Law, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences, Social Work, Surgery
Doctorate Accountancy, Arts and Humanities, Computer Science, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Finance, Law, Medicine, Music, Social Sciences

University of Bristol alumni

  1. Simon Pegg

    Simon Pegg
    Born in
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    1970-.. (age 53)
    comediantelevision actoractorscreenwritervoice actor

    Simon John Pegg is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He came to prominence in the UK as the co-creator of the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced (1999–2001), directed by Edgar Wright. He and Wright co-wrote the films Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), known collectively as the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, all of which saw Wright directing and Pegg starring alongside Nick Frost. Pegg and Frost also wrote and starred in the sci-fi comedy film Paul (2011).

  2. Jason Isaacs

    Jason Isaacs
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1963-.. (age 60)
    television actorvoice actortelevision producerfilm actorstage actor

    Jason Isaacs is an English actor.

  3. David Walliams

    David Walliams
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1971-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in the University of Bristol
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in spoken drama
    television presenternovelistwritertelevision makerfilm actor

    David Edward Williams, known professionally as David Walliams, is an English comedian, actor, author, writer, and television personality. He is best known for his work with Matt Lucas on the BBC sketch comedy series Little Britain (2003–2006) and Come Fly With Me (2010–2011). From 2012 to 2022, Walliams was a judge on the television talent show competition Britain's Got Talent on ITV. He is also a writer of children's books, having sold more than 37 million copies worldwide.

  4. Emily Watson

    Emily Watson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1967-.. (age 56)
    actorfilm actortelevision actorstage actor

    Emily Margaret Watson is an English actress. She began her career on stage and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1992. In 2002, she starred in productions of Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya at the Donmar Warehouse, and was nominated for the 2003 Olivier Award for Best Actress for the latter. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her debut film role as Bess McNeil in Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves (1996) and for her role as Jacqueline du Pré in Hilary and Jackie (1998), winning the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress for the latter. For her role as Margaret Humphreys in Oranges and Sunshine (2010), she was also nominated for the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Bristol faculties and divisions

Centre : Colloidal Science Physical Chemistry
Faculty : Arts Acting, Archaeology, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Cinema and Television, Classical Languages, English, Film, French, German, History, Italian, Latin American Studies, Music, Music Theory and Composition, Musicology, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Portuguese, Religious Studies, Russian, Spanish, Theatre, Theology, Video
Faculty : Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering
Faculty : Health Sciences Biochemistry, Dentistry, Medicine, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Public Health, Veterinary Science
Faculty : Life Sciences Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Paleontology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Plant Pathology, Psychology, Zoology
Faculty : Science Astrophysics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Nuclear Physics, Physics, Statistics
Faculty : Social Sciences and Law Accountancy, Criminology, Economics, Education, Finance, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Law, Management, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Social Policy, Sociology
Institute : Heart Studies Cardiology, Paediatrics
Research Division : Advanced Computing Computer Science
Research Division : Communications Research Communication Studies
Research Division : Earthquake Engineering Geological Engineering, Seismology
Research Division : Environmental and Geophysical Flows Environmental Studies, Geophysics
Research Division : Food Refrigeration and Process Engineering Food Technology, Heating and Refrigeration
Research Division : Glaciology Arctic Studies
Research Division : Interface Analysis Systems Analysis
Research Division : Management Research Management
Research Division : Market and Public Organization Public Administration
Research Division : Medical Simulation Medical Technology
Research Division : Medieval Studies Medieval Studies
Research Division : Molecular Recognition Molecular Biology
Research Division : Safety Systems Research Safety Engineering
Research Division : Special Education and Social Welfare Social Welfare, Special Education
Research Division : Synaptic Plasticity Neurosciences

General information

Alternative names UoB
Founded 1909
Motto im promovet insitam
Colors red

Location and contacts

Address Beacon House Queens Road
Bristol, BS8 1QU
United Kingdom
City population 567,000

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