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University of Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Calendar Year,
Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Split Year (2 sems)
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Exchange Places Available:
Many places available
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Academic Requirement:
65% Weighted Average, Completion of 36 points
Duration: Up to Two Semesters Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Languages: English
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Program Type:
Exchange Program
UWA credit awarded on successful completion: 24 Points, 48 Points Disciplines Available: Accounting, Anatomy and Human Biology, Anthropology and Sociology, Applied Computing, Archaeology, Arts, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Business Law, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classics and Ancient History, Computer Science, Conservation Biology, Economics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering Science, English and Cultural Studies, Environmental Science, Finance, French Studies, Geography, Geology, German Studies, History, History of Art, Human Geography and Planning, Italian Studies, Law, Management, Marketing, Mathematics and Statistics, Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Microbiology and Immunology, Music, Neuroscience, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology
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1 x $5000 Endeavour Leadership Grant is available for an Australian citizen or permanent resident undergraduate or postgraduate student (excl. PhD)

University of Bristol

University College, Bristol existed from 1876 to 1909 and was the precursor to the University of Bristol. The University of Bristol offers a truly international experience. More than one sixth of their students are from overseas, which means that all of their students benefit from living and studying in a diverse, global community. The Nobel Prize for Literature 1953 was awarded to Sir Winston Churchill, 'for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values'.

The University of Bristol has had a reputation for innovation since its founding in 1876. It was the first institute of higher education in the country to admit women on an equal basis with men and in 1946 established the UK's first university drama department. More recently, the University has influenced many aspects of our lives through life-changing research in areas such as cot death prevention and 3G mobile technology innovation.

Bristol was the first university to take part in the Green Impact Awards, a scheme to reduce collective environmental impact, and one of only eight UK universities selected to take part in a pilot for the Green Academy programme to make sustainability part of the curriculum. Bristol has also won accolades for energy efficiency, transport planning and environmentally innovative teaching, and are an accredited Fairtrade university.

The University is in the heart of the historic and buzzing city of Bristol, with its shops, restaurants, bars, cinemas, theatres, parks, museums, galleries and harbourside. The city also has a laid-back feel that students love. Bristol is also a popular tourist destination: the countryside surrounding Bristol is beautiful and easily accessible, and the coastline is close at hand.

The city of Bristol has very good transport links to other parts of the UK. The major hubs are Bristol International Airport, Bristol Temple Meads railway station, and Bristol bus and coach station. Within the city there are numerous regular bus services and taxi ranks. And of course you can always walk - most of what you will need at Bristol is located within a radius of approximately 20 minutes' walk.

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Restrictions to UWA exchange students
  • Law and Chemistry students must attend for 1 year.
    • Students taking other Science subjects can come for one semester, but it is strongly recommended you look carefully at the unit catalogue to make sure there are enough classes you can take (60 credits per semester, plus a few back up choices).
  • Exchange students may not take units from University of Bristol's Faculty of Health Sciences, Community-based Medicine and the Graduate School of Education
  • Only students attending Bristol for the full year can take classes labelled as TB4 (which run from September - June). 
  • Teaching Block 1 corresponds to UWA's semester 2
  • Teaching Block 2 corresponds to UWA's Semester 1
  • Students must have a minimum Weighted Average Mark of 65%
  • Bristol prefers students to begin in October.
  • Students may not enrol in units from the following faculties at Bristol:
    • Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Graduate School of Education
    • Faculty of Community-based Medicine 
Program Evaluations
Greenway, Bristol 2019.pdf
Chang, Bristol 2019.pdf
Foo, Bristol 2018
Heldsinger, Bristol 2012

The University of Bristol suggests that students apply for university-allocated accommodation. They offer a range of options from catered halls to self catered flats. When you apply for the university-allocated accommodation you are able to select two preferred residences that you would like to live in. For more information about the types of accommodation available, look here.

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