The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) is a public research university, located in and around Bristol, England, which received university status in 1992. 

In common with the University of Bristol and University of Bath it can trace its origins to the Merchant Venturers' Technical College, founded as a school in 1595 by the Society of Merchant Ventures. 


With more than 600 courses on offer, at undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and short course level.

we offer a broad range of subjects across the arts, creative industries, health, science, business, law, environment and technology disciplines.  

We are well known for the quality of our teaching, and for our student experience as a whole.


In 2018 the Teaching Excellent Framework (TEF) awarded the University of the West of England with Gold rating, which is awarded for consistently outstanding and of the highest quality found in the UK Higher Education sector. 

It is only one of four universities in the UK to have a University Enterprise Zone providing space for over 70 businesses, and the largest UK robotics lab.