About us

Welcome to Westminster! Located in the heart of London, ranked as the best city in the world for university students (QS Best Student Cities 2018 and 2019), the University of Westminster is an international institution embracing global engagement in all its forms. With a distinguished history since 1838, we have over 19,000 students from over 150 nations, placing us among the world’s top 15 most international universities in the Times Higher Education’s 2018 World University Rankings. Our central London location, wide range of courses and academic reputation makes us one of the most popular choices for international students coming to the UK.

Westminster offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees courses across a wide variety of subjects – from Architecture and Interiors to Computer Science and Software Engineering, from Business Management to Journalism, Digital Media and PR through its three colleges; Westminster Business School, the College of Design, Creative and Digital Industries and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Our degree courses are recognised and accredited by over 50 leading professional bodies.

We offer a distinctive, challenging and inspiring curriculum designed to develop the capabilities of our graduates need to be highly employable, effective practitioners with a global perspective in a constantly evolving professional world.

Our location

  • We are located in the heart of Central London.
  • We also have a campus in West London (15 minutes on the tube into Central London)

Why choose the University of Westminster?


  • Ranked 1st in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand for international Student diversity, with students from 169 countries (HotCourses Diversity Index 2016)
  • Ranked among the top 15 most international universities in the world for the percentage of international students (Times Higher Education’s International Student Table)
  • Westminster’s Film, Fashion, Art & Design, Architecture, Media, Tourism, Land & Property Management, Politics, Creative Writing and Building courses all rank in the top 30 in the UK.
  • We also rank 2nd in London for Marketing and 4th for Accounting and Finance (Complete University and Guardian University Guides 2020).
  • 40th in the World for Communication and Media (6th in the UK)

Work Placements & Professional Accreditations

  • We are very proud to have strong links with industry and professional organisations in London and across the UK. Westminster offers students extensive placement and internship opportunities and the majority of our courses carry professional accreditations.
  • Well connected to over 7,000 businesses and organisations, the Careers and Employability Service plays a crucial role in preparing students for their professional life, providing them with placement opportunities and industry-related skills and connections.
  • Some postgraduate courses include an accredited work internship module and for others we help students find and apply for Summer Internship programmes
  • Our degree courses are recognised and accredited by over 50 leading professional bodies.
  • We have 183 direct industry partners including large corporates, SME’s and charities

Notable companies where our students have worked and undertake internships

Google, IBM, BBC, Bank of England, Microsoft, Disney, BMW, NHS, Disney, Heinz, GSK, Burberry

Noble Awards

  • The first modern university to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade
  • Three Westminster Law School Lecturers have won the prestigious Law Lecturer of the Year (Oxford University Press) in the last ten years
  • Our students and alumni have been nominated for many internationally recognised awards including for an Oscar, The Turner Prize and a Luxembourg Peace Prize among others

Extra support for our international students

  • There is a wide provision of practical and pastoral support for international students, enabling them to make the most of their time at Westminster. This includes a Welcome Programme, Student Advice Service, Health Service, Academic Support Services, Students’ Union and Career Development Centre. The Students’ Union has a wide range of sporting and cultural societies, which are run by students, for students.
  • When it comes to facilities, the University of Westminster ensures that students have access to the very best equipment to aid their study. This includes 24-hour libraries, film and TV studios and state-of-the-art science laboratories.

Fees and Funding

  • UG Fees = £14,000 per academic year
  • PG Fees = varies greatly depending on the course from £12,500 to £22,000