The University of Bristol is a Russell Group research university situated in Bristol, England.
It was granted its royal charter in 1909, although its origins come from a Merchant Venturers school established in 1595 and University College, Bristol, which had been surviving since 1876.
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The earliest foundation of the University was the engineering department of the Merchant Venturers' Technical College (established as a school in 1595) which became the Engineering Faculty of the University of Bristol. The University was also prefaced by the“Bristol Medical School" and “University College”, Bristol, established in 1876, where its 1stlecture was surfaced only by 99 students.
The University was able to stand for a “Royal Charter” mainly with the financial support of the Wills, Fry,& Colston families, who made their wherewithal in tobacco, chocolate, and the transoceanic slave trade, respectively. A study designated by the University evaluated 85.0% of the magnanimous funds utilized for the institution's foundation were directly garnered by the transoceanic slave trade.
The “Royal Charter” was officially obtained in May 1909, with 280+ undergraduates and 400+ other students enlisting at the University 1909. The University College was the 1stof its kind institution in the country to register women on the same basis as men.
In 1946, the University of Bristol started the 1st drama department in the country. Student count increased day by day, and the Faculty of Engineering subsequently demanded the new premises that were to be remodeled as “Queen's Building” in 1955.
In 2004, the Faculty of Engineering finished work on the Bristol Laboratory for “Advanced Dynamics Engineering”. This was predetermined to extend the study of dynamics and is the most advanced facility of its kind in Europe.
September 2009 witnessed the commencement of the University's “Centre for Nanoscience & Quantum Information”. It offered advanced research in quantum computing & nano-technology.
The University of Bristol does not consist of the main campus but has spanned over a significant geographic area. However, most of its activities are condensed in the area of the city center, also addressed as the "University Precinct".
The University is comprised of several schools and departments structured in 6 faculties:
All other unit marks will count towards one’s classification.
First Class Honours 70.0 and higher
Second Class Honours, First Division 60 to 69
Second Class Honours, Second Division 50 to 59
Third Class Honours 40 to 49
Fail 39.0 and below
The categorization of the award with respect to the overall taught component mark and the disquisition mark is as follows:
Award with Distinction at least 65.0 out of 100 for the taught component aggregate and, for Masters awards, at least 70.0 out of 100 for the disquisition. Faculties uphold discretion to increase these thresholds*.
Award with Merit at least 60.0 out of 100 for the taught component aggregate and, for masters awards, at least 60.00 out of 100 for the disquisition. Faculties uphold discretion to increase these thresholds*.
Pass at least 50.0 out of 100 for the taught component aggregate and, for Masters awards, at least 50.0 out of 100 for the disquisition.
Fail 49.0 or below out of 100 for the taught component aggregate or, where relevant,49.0 or below out of 100 for the disquisition.
* Any higher threshold for classification should be detailed in the related student handbook
The categorization of a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma (where applicable) is as below:
Award with Distinction at least 70.0 out of 100 for the program mark
Award with Merit at least 60.0 out of 100 for the program mark
Pass at least 50.0 out of 100 for the program mark
Fail 49.0 or below out of 100 for the program mark
The evaluation must be cited using one of the approved marking scales, as follows:
• 0 to 100 marking scale
• 0 to 20 marking scale
A 5-point “A to E” marking scale is only available for the School of Education programs.
|Grade||0 to 20 pointscale||0 to 100 point scale||Criteria to be satisfied|
|A||20 19 18 17 16 15||100 94 89 83 78 72||Work should be worthy of dissemination under judicious conditions. Mastery of advanced methods and techniques at a level beyond that distinctly taught. Capability to integrate and apply in an original way ideas from across the subject. In group work, there is proof of outstanding individual performance. Brilliant presentation. Distinguished command of critical analysis and judgment Superb range and, a deep hold of attainment of intended learning outcomes. Superior command of a wide range of methods and techniques. Proof of study and originality clearly beyond the lines of what has been taught. In group work, there is proof of brilliant individual performance. Excellent presentation. Ability to project command of critical analysis and judgment|
|B||14 13 12||68 65 62||Absorbed all the intended learning outcomes for a unit. Ability to utilize well a range of methodologies and techniques to conclude Proof of study, comprehension, and projection beyond the lines of what has been explicitly taught. Very good presentation of material. Ability to utilize critical analysis and judgment. Where group work is involved, there is proof of a productive individual performance|
|C||11 10 9||58 55 52||There are some limitations in achieving learning objectives but have managed to absorb most of them. Able to utilize most of the methods and techniques taught.
Proof of study and understanding of what has been taught Significant presentation of material. Some absorbance of ideas and concepts underlying the techniques and material taught. Where group work is involved, there is proof of a significant individual contribution
|D||8 7 6||48 45 42||Limited absorbance of intended learning conclusions. Ability to utilize a proportion of the basic ideas and techniques taught. Proof of study and understanding of what has been taught, but grasp insecurity. Poorly projected. Some comprehension of the ideas and concepts underlying the techniques and material taught, but weak and incomplete.|
|E||5||35||Achievement of only a handful of the learning conclusions. Ability to demonstrate a clear but inefficient use of some of the basic ideas and techniques taught. Weak and incomplete understanding of what has been taught. Inadequatecomprehension of the ideas and concepts underlying the techniques and material taught.|
|1 to 4||7 to 29||The attainability of almost all the intended learning outcomes is inadequate. Lack of ability to utilize at all the right methodology and techniques taught. Deficiently&ambiguously presented. Fullyinadequateunderstanding of what has been taught. Deficient in comprehending the ideas and concepts underlying the techniques and material taught.|
|0||0||0||No substantial computable material, absent, or assessment missing a "must-pass" component|
|0 to 20 point scale||A to E scale||Equivalent to these fixed points on the 0 to100 point scale|
|1 - 4||E||7 – 29|
With the predominance of renowned educational organizations that have positioned it within the top 100 universities globally, Bristol University has encircled a niche for itself in higher education. QS “Top Universities” has rated Bristol within the top 50 universities constantly in the last 3 years and twice within the top 100 universities globally
Likewise, Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report have positioned it among the top 100 universities globally since 2017, and 2018 respectively. Hence, whether it is academic or research eminence or teaching quality Bristol has substantiated itself on mostly all the parameters.
2 popular ranking expounders of the UK, “The Guardian” and “The Complete University Guide”, have also ranked the University of Bristol among the best 50 universities in the UK since 2017. Bristol has augmented its position for both the ranking providers. In 2017, The Guardian ranked it at the #38 position whereas, in 2021, it was placed at the #11 position, with a commendable jump of 27 points. Likewise, “The Complete University Guide” placed it at #24 in 2017, and in 2021 it was ranked at No.14th position. Bristol has substantiated itself on every parameter planted by the industry, whether research aspect, student satisfaction, entry tenets, or graduate prospects.
|ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings||#57||#61||#74||#64||#64||NA|
|QS - World University Ranking||NA||#41||#44||#51||#49||#58|
|#THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking||NA||#71||#76||#78||#87||#91|
|The Complete University Guide - University Ranking (UK)||NA||#24||#17||#15||#16||#14|
|The Guardian - University Rankings.||NA||#38||#27||#20||#23||#11|
|US News & World Report - Global Universities.||NA||NA||#77||#81||#81||#86|
|QS - Accounting & Finance||101 to 150||51 to 100||51 to 100||51 to 100||NA|
|THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Business and Economics||NA||101 to 125||151 to 175||176 to 200||201 to 250|
|The Complete University Guide - Accounting & Finance Ranking||#10||#11||#30||#31||#36|
|The Complete University Guide - Business & Management Studies (UK)||#25||#12||#31||#20||#24|
|The Guardian - Accounting & Finance Rankings||#60||#43||#92||#57||#46|
|The Guardian - Business, Management & Marketing||#55||#39||#76||#20||#18|
|QS - Engineering and Technology||#115||#119||#128||#106||NA|
|THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Engineering and Technology||NA||#75||#86||#93||101 to 125|
|The Complete University Guide - Civil Engineering Ranking||#9||#10||#7||#8||#5|
|The Complete University Guide - Electrical & Electronic Engineering||#9||#6||#7||#13||#10|
|The Complete University Guide - Mechanical Engineering Ranking||#5||#7||#4||#5||#6|
|The Guardian - Civil Engineering||#17||#11||#3||#8||#2|
|The Guardian - Electronic & Electrical Engineering||#24||#9||#10||#16||#15|
|The Guardian - Mechanical Engineering||#6||#6||#4||#2||#1|
|Courses||Duration||1st Year Tuition Fees|
|M.I.M.(13 Courses)||(12 months to1 year)||£20.6 K - 27.5 K|
|Master of Surgery(17 Courses)||(12 months to 1 year)||£20.8 K - 25.6 K|
|B.B.A.(11 Courses)||(3 to 4 years)||£20.1 K - 24.7 K|
|B.E. / B.Tech.(9 Courses)||(3 to 5 years)||£24.7 K|
|B.Sc.(10 Courses)||( 3 to -4 years)||£20.3 K - 25.9 K|
|M.B.B.S.(1 Course)||(5 years)||£36.8 K|
|M.A.(1 Course)||(1 year)||£22.1 K|
Average costs - £915 for the 3 terms in catered halls. £1,235 if one is self-catered or renting privately.
Average costs - £410 a year.
Average costs - £750 a year.
Average costs - £1,550 a year. This would comprise a sports pass, entertainment, additional activities, and travel expenses.
If one has additional hobbies or an expensive lifestyle then him/she will need to count on these into one’s budget additionally.
One should also take into account extra provisions for:
Various accommodations offered by the University of Bristol:
The general application process for both home-bred and international students is quite similar. However, some additional requisites are to be met by the international students seeking to pursue their degrees at Bristol.
Application portal - University application portal
Application fees - UG- £20-25; PG- up to £50
Basic Admission Documents:
The English language requisites differ for various undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The requirements enlisted below are categorized into 3 groups. Students are required to refer to the profile for their opted course and submit the required E.L.P.results mentioned as under:
|Test||Profile- A||Profile- B||Profile- C|
|T.O.E.F.L.iBT||103.0 overall||UG- 95.0; PG – 95.0||88.0 overall|
|I.E.L.T.S.||7.50||UG- 7.0; PG- 7.0||6.50|
|Pearson P.T.E.||78||UG- 62.0; PG- 62.0 overall||67.0|
|Cambridge C.P.E./C.A.E.||184.0||Grade -C||Grade- C|
|Trinity integrated skills in English (IV)||Pass- in all components||Pass- in all components||Pass- in all components|
Students desiring admission to the University of Bristol may opt from 400+ of Bristol’s Undergraduate programs. The applicants must follow the below cited admission guidelines while drafting an application to the University.
Application Portal: U.C.A.S.Application portal
Application Fee: £20
The University of Bristol is recognized worldwide for its superior teaching and research excellence. The University offers 200+ postgraduate programs that are specially structured to provide students with practical learning exposure. Students must comply with the following admission requisites while applying:
Application portal: University Online application portal
Application Fee: up to £50
Applications from talented candidates from all backgrounds are accorded equal opportunities. The admissions committee picks the students who can and potentially benefit from their intended programs of study and make remarkable contributions to the community. The University of Bristol craves to:
Various Scholarships offered by the University of Bristol for both Undergraduates & Graduates are:
Top recruiting companies who approach the University of Bristol are: