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Established as Britain’s first polytechnic in 1838, the University of Westminster has grown into an international community of over 19,000 students, from 165 different countries.

The university’s mission has always been to provide students from all backgrounds with the practical knowledge and personal skills they need to achieve their full academic potential. The university fosters innovation and creativity, through quality assured postgraduate courses that are informed by professional practice and inspired by research.

Through close links with nearly 200 industry partners and professional associations in London and across the world, the university creates rewarding connections between research, teaching, and enterprise, and supports students to go on to find fulfilling work after they graduate.

The university has been ranked as one of the most diverse universities in the UK, USA, Australia, and New Zealand, with the largest international student cohort of any university.

Located in the heart of London, the university is ideally placed for students willing to explore the city’s vibrant culture - spanning fashion, music, art, theatre, and sport.

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About the University of Westminster, London

The University of Westminster is an internationally acclaimed institution which has been delivering high quality education for over 180 years.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

45% Part Time
55% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

14,890 Undergraduate
4,340 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2019


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