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Study at the University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is a London-based public institution that counts fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, Burberry’s chief executive officer Christopher Bailey, and Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters, among its former students. The university dates back to 1838, when the English engineer and aeronautics expert Sir George Cayley, founded the Polytechnic Institution at Regent Street. It was the first polytechnic in the UK and became the University of Westminster in 1992.

The university prides itself on its pioneering ethos and has been home to a number of notable moments in history. For example, in 1841 it opened the first public photographic portrait studio in Europe and hosted the first UK public moving picture display, organised by the Lumiere brothers, in 1896. More recently, it became the first UK partner university for UN-Habitat, the agency dealing with human settlement and development.

Quick Summary

  • Established: 1992
  • Students: 16,226 (2021)
  • Intl. Student Ratio: 49%
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Campus: Four (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent Street, Harrow )
  • TEF Ranking: Bronze
  • THE Ranking: 81st in the UK (801 -1000 in the World)

University Details

Subjects Offered

The University of Westminster covers a broad range of subjects at foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Find out more about what they offer and why it’s great to study at the University of Westminster.

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Architecture and Interiors
  • Art, Design and Visual Culture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business and Management
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Construction Management and Urban Planning
  • Criminology and Sociology
  • Data Science and Informatics
  • Economics
  • English and Creative Writing
  • Fashion
  • Film and Television
  • History
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Media and Communication
  • Music
  • Nutrition and Public Health
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Tourism and Events Management
  • Transport and Logistics

University Ranking (Worldwide)

According to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021, the University of Westminster is ranking at 801-1000 in the world.

  • Overall: n/a
  • Teaching: 17.9
  • Research: 16.9
  • Citations: 36.0
  • Industry Income: 33.8
  • International Outlook: 83.9


University Campuses

It is arranged across four campuses, three in central London (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent Street) and one (Harrow) in north-west London, and comprises five faculties: the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Westminster Business School, Westminster Law School, and Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design.

The university’s central London location benefits from nearby access to the city’s many cultural attractions, while a recent £20m investment in its facilities has resulted in Westminster being able to offer fully-equipped sports facilities to students, as well as specialist resources, such as the purpose-built Financial Markets Suite. It also has its own gallery spaces for the display of contemporary art and architecture, where exhibitions, events and public talks regularly take place.

  • Cavendish Campus 101 New Cavendish St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6XH
  • Marylebone Campus 35 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5LS
  • Regent Street Campus 309 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2HT
  • Harrow Campus Watford Rd, Northwick Park Roundabout, Harrow HA1 3TP