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About The University of Westminster

The University of Westminster offers a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 22,000 students from around 160 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas. The University ranked in the top 20 in the UK and in the top 30 in the world for international students, according to the Times Higher World University Ranking 2024.

The University has also been recognised as one of the top 15% out of over 1,400 universities globally for its work on contributing to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). They also rank 2nd for social mobility among English universities, according to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies and educational charity the Sutton Trust.

Established as London's first polytechnic in 1838, they have, from their earliest days, opened their doors to provide educational opportunities to people regardless of their background and supported them on their journey to develop their skills, knowledge and expertise.

They offer highly attractive practice-based courses which are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Their distinguished 184-year history has meant they lead the way in many areas of research, particularly Politics, Media, Art and Design, Architecture and Biomedical Sciences, and their position in the city of London allows them to continue to build on their close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law. Their commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Global engagement, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and they strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.



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