The University of Westminster is a public research university located in London, England. Founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution, it is one of Britain's oldest higher education institutions and was the first polytechnic to open in the UK. Westminster currently serves more than 20,000 students from 150 countries and offers more than 500 courses and a broad range of research study options. These range from more than 150 Bachelor's degree combinations, and one-year intensively taught Master's degrees. MPhil and PhD degrees are also available in every academic department.

Courses at Westminster University all seek to help students develop attributes that will be sought after by future employers, such as communication, presentation and problem-solving, alongside the more traditional attributes of academic knowledge and theoretical understanding. Employers work with Westminster University in a variety of ways.  Not only do they offer placements or internships, they also collaborate with university in the development and delivery of new courses and projects.  Where relevant, many courses have the endorsement of the appropriate professional body, such as the British Psychological Society or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


  • The School of Architecture and the Built Environment

  • The School of Electronics and Computer Science

  • The School of Law

  • The School of Life Sciences

  • The School of Media, Arts and Design

  • The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages

  • Westminster Business School

Student Facilities

  • From the £20m investment in new facilities at our Marylebone Campus, to the new learning spaces at our Regent Campus, as well as the fully-equipped sports facilities at Regent and Chiswick and our specialist resources, such as the purpose-built Financial Markets Suite, our world-class facilities are there to support your professional and personal development.

  • The new Fabrication Laboratory Westminster, launched April 2015, provides an innovative learning environment, inspiring and preparing students for digital fabrication in the 21st century.

  • Over 2,000 second and third year undergraduate students at the University of Westminster’s Faculty of Science and Technology have been provided with iPads at the start of the academic year this September for use until graduation.

  • Our architecture studios at Marylebone Campus have undergone a £5.2m refurbishment programme, providing unrivalled facilities for study and collaborative learning.

  • The Harrow Campus features music and television studios, radio production facilities, photographic studios, and multimedia newsrooms. Our Cavendish Campus offers extensive computer suites and laboratories.

  • Life Sciences students will be able to use the latest hi-tech laboratories and equipment at our Cavendish Campus.