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University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is a place where discoveries are made and explorers are celebrated. A place where you feel safe to be yourself, to start your journey and embrace the real you. A place with an unmistakable London energy. A place to have the time of your life.

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We started breaking barriers more than 175 years ago – helping people from all backgrounds explore their passions and fulfil their ambitions, however big or small they may be.

For who you are now and who you might become, you will join a supportive, diverse and positive community, making you feel valued throughout your time with us. Our students are the heartbeat of our University and your success starts with feeling comfortable and confident in your surroundings.

So, whoever you are, wherever you’re from and wherever you’re going, make the University of Westminster your first destination.

International students

My journey at the University of Westminster has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride. Coming from India to pursue my dreams, I found myself immersed in a vibrant community that embraced diversity and fostered creativity at every turn.

Studying wasn’t just about lectures textbooks; it was about getting hands-on with projects that challenged me to think outside the box and diving into projects that ignited my. Whether it was brainstorming ideas with classmates or exploring the streets of London, every moment was a lesson in itself.

It wasn’t all about academics. Westminster offered so many extracurricular activities, from the architecture club to the dance society. These experiences expanded my horizons and introduced me to some of my best friends

Westminster isn’t just a university; it’s a family. The support and camaraderie I’ve found here have been my rock during the tough times and my cheerleaders during the good times.

Now, as the President of Students Union, I’m filled with a sense of pride and gratitude for everything this university has given me. Westminster has shaped me into the confident, empowered individual I am today…

Taruna Bangia, Students’ Union President

Quick Facts

The University of Westminster was awarded Silver as its overall rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023, receiving Silver for Student Experience and Silver for Student Outcomes.

Westminster ranks 2nd for social mobility among English universities for the proportion of students from lower-income families who go on to have well-paid careers.

Westminster is ranked in the top 15 among UK institutions for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World University Rankings 2022.

Awards prestigious degrees which are recognised throughout the world

The University of Westminster is recognised as one of the most internationally diverse universities in the UK by the Hotcourses Diversity Index.

There are over 40 Oscar and BAFTA nominations and wins between our Film and TV alumni over the last 20 years.

Westminster is ranked No.1 in the UK for Work-Based Learning.

Our Enterprise programmes are award-winning, taking home the awards for Enterprise Catalyst, Inclusive Enterprise Education and People’s Choice at the 2023 National Enterprise Educator Awards.

All of our courses are accredited by professional bodies



As a woman in a male-dominated industry, I’m passionate about encouraging more women to join the computer science and engineering sector. Diversity is incredibly important and the industry offers so many creative career paths and growth opportunities. As a Business Information Systems (BIS) student, I’ve gained valuable knowledge and skills studying modules that include BIS Design and Architecture, Requirements Modelling and Information Technology Security. I’ve also developed my coding skills to a high level. The variety of assignments will help me to stand out in a competitive market and find a job after graduation. The support I have received while studying at the University of Westminster has been incredible. I will always be grateful to my personal tutor who helped me to develop my time management skills and career aspirations. I feel proud to be part of the Westminster community!

Justina Aikeremiokha, second-year student

I feel South-East Asians are underrepresented within the film industry, and because of this, I’ve had to work harder to seek out various opportunities. Westminster has helped me move closer to making my dreams a reality through a scholarship. I’m also part of a creative community and everyone is really supportive. I’ve absolutely loved my experience so far!

Shadman Kabir, first-year student

Westminster is a place that feels like a community and where we’re encouraged to be ourselves. We’re constantly pushed to develop our own unique skillset and think outside the box. My advice for anyone wanting to study at Westminster is to be open to every opportunity that comes your way, work hard, make lots of memories and, most importantly, have fun.

Momina Nehmat, first-year student

I come from a low-income and minority community where it’s hard for young black males to really know the opportunities that university can offer. I had a troubled background, and it took my father losing his life to the COVID-19 virus for me to realise that I needed change. Being part of Westminster has helped me to find my community and sense of belonging, and it’s amazing studying in a place where diversity is celebrated.

Ebenezer Antwi-Brefo, second-year student

I’ve found that Westminster provides students with plenty of employability support. The Careers team is there to help you improve your CV, find and secure work placements, and organise networking events for you to attend. In my first year I received a Westminster Student Academic Excellence Award, which made me feel like my hard work was being rewarded and it inspired me to continue doing so.

Alexandra Bukhareva, third-year student

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