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A potential gem of London, but tarnished by poor management, lack of leadership, and not student-oriented service.

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By member1332535
On 24th June 18

Applying to University of Westminster

Entry Requirements:

224-239 UCAS Points

Average range for University of Westminster entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.

TEF Rating

More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.


Offer and Acceptance Rates:
Offers:
12,585
÷  
Applications:
15,930
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Offer rate:
79%
Acceptances:
2,500
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Applicants:
15,325
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Acceptance rate:
16.31%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 25th January 2018. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.

University of Westminster Reputation

The University of Westminster is located in Central London. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Bronze rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 19,245 students are enrolled at the University of Westminster:

- 12,865 of these students come from the UK
- 2,285 come from other EU countries
- And 4,090 are students from non-EU countries.

(Source: HESA 2017/18)

The graduate outcomes for the University of Westminster show that six months after leaving university, 94% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving the University of Westminster, is £21,000 a year.

(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)

Updated: 23rd September 2019


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what is the nightlife like?
By member542113 On 12th September 19
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How many hours of lectures for Arabic and global communications??
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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 8th October 19

I had a very bad experience at the University of Westminster. The teaching methods and the teachers are completely useless. Really big waste of money as no one is there to actually teach anything. A part from the facilities and the photography technicians everything else is really bad trained and not helpful at all. I studied Contemporary Media Practice, and I think there is nothing worse then that course. Anything I learned is what I learned from internet, the only good things are the facilities and the fact that you can use them ( when they work, cause if they don't work, they take a very long time to fix them).

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 1st October 19

The most racist and ableist institution in the United Kingdom. If you are of Jewish of Romani Gypsy origin, or you are simply disabled you should never , I repeat, never even consider coming to this place. There are other, better universities in London where you would actually feel welcome and treated fairly.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th September 19

I am currently here as a study abroad student and let me say that I am so happy I only chose to stay for a semester, I would have withdrew had I chosen the year by now. I am so incredibly unhappy with the type of students that go here and the way everything is set up from the lectures to the accommodations. As much as they try to convince you, Westminster is not a great university, they practically accept everyone and it shows. Had I not spent over 10k to come here as an international student, I would have left by now and accepted the loss of a semester (I’m still considering it though). The only way you’ll be happy here is if you love to party and hang out with friends, if you’re here to get an education then run the other way. I’ve been here for two weeks and I’ve never experienced such intense depression, anxiety, and alienation in my life. I’m about ready to kiss goodbye thousands of dollars just to save my mental health. If you have high standards for education, do not come here.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 16th September 19

I went to this uni in 2001 to study Business Information Technology. I enjoyed my time hear especially student life. However was a let down due to one prejudiced teacher. No one of colour in his class got good grades and it was a bitter pill to swallow for some. One group of Asians and white person even collaborated and quality work was similar but they didn't get the marks they thought they would whilst the white dude got good grades. I also got poor grades and thought he was a racist though I didn't say anything to anyone. But my thoughts were validated when several students claimed he was racist and why they thought he was. I didn't make a fuss as I experienced something similar in college. I hope my children don't have to go through something similar. They would need to get in to a good establishment to avoid these scenarios.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th September 19

Fantastic university, with equipment and staff that excel. Challenging at every opportunity but also supportive and engaging.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd September 19

Really enjoy my time at the Uni. Lots of supportive staff especially in the first years.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th June 19

i went around a number of alumni to find the puuuuuurfect one for me and this was it, very happy i came here

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th May 19

Very good university to study your undergraduate or post graduate course

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd February 19

I am sorry to say this experience is not what I expected. The focus on the social sciences instead of arts confused me, as I was studying Museums,Galleries and Contemporary Culture.The approach is rather theoretical and philosophical with little or zero aplicability in practice. Instead you are asked to do things that you have never done before like a professional curator, without being explained how. You can only guide yourself on the internet or the past assessements of the previous students. A very hard task, and they think that leaving you alone means to test your "creativity".Some feedbacks are biased and no information about how to do things right if they think you are wrong. You have the impression you have learnt nothing that would help you on. your future career path

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 14th January 19

A very bad University. The quality of teaching is very poor. Most tutors/lecturers (with a few exception) are poorly trained. or simply don't care. Tutor feedback is almost non-existent. If you are a disabled student, you are likely to face accessibility problems. The admissions are also bad, lots of immature students who bring the rest down. Choose a better university.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd December 18

Very good university. I like the help I get, without pressure. Before I joined I noticed they answered all my emails (compared to other universities, who ignored my emails) I have known previous Westminster students who have ended up with excellent jobs.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 10th November 18

I would not recommend this University to anyone. If you are a parent reading this, I would strongly you NOT to let your child go to this University. Plenty of lecturers/tutor do not seem to be qualified for this job. (Albeit some were good). The campus was overcrowded and had accessibility issues. Careers Service and the Student Union were useless compared to other universities. Just go to a university more worth your time and money. Admissions are terrible, most students on my course were immature.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th October 18

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 24th June 18

A potential gem of London, but tarnished by poor management, lack of leadership, and not student-oriented service.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 21st May 18

I could go on and on to write a lot of stuff about this university but I will keep it to the minimum. as a postgradute student at westminster university, It has been the worse year of my life. If you are reading this and you are parents, I highly suggest not to allow your sons or daughters to apply for this university. It is full of people who are not mature at all and also the lecturers are not helful at all from every prespective. I went to a different university before and when I applied to do my masters at Westminster University, I lost the hope of become the person that I always wanted to be with my first class LLB Law Degree. It does not offer anything than depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. paying £9000 for your course will just go down the drain and you will not meet people who are acting like adults. very unprofessional individuals god have brought to this university, as I was one of the unlucky one, with high expectation and qualifications.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 18

This school is not worth going to. I spent a semester here and the admissions are terrible, the classes are more like independent studies. I feel like I could have learned most of the stuff taught from a book. Good teachers but the curriculum does not help it students grow at all.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 3rd February 18

I'm done caring about this just go to a different university more worth your time

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 12th January 18

The Campus was overcrowded and often had accessibility issues. The Students Union and the Career Service were useless compared to better universities.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 6th December 17

This is the absolute WORST university I have attended in my life. I am a study abroad student and if you are looking to study in London, stay WELL AWAY from this uni. My first week here both elevators for the residence hall were broken and I had to lug my 2 suitcases up 12 FLIGHTS OF STAIRS. Throughout the semester, they would get stuck and be out of order (which is a huge inconvenience for the handicap). They do a fire alarm test every thursday morning at 10:30. Staff comes into your room even if you are not there, to change the shower head, do bug control inspections, etc. There is mad construction outside the university waking us up around 7am every morning. You need your student ID to tap into and out of the Marylebone campus. They only provide 6 scanners so its a cluster f*** when people are trying to get in and out. The staff will not let you bring any friend back to your room with you without signing them in, providing them with a temporary pass. This uni is S***.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 24th November 17

Do not come to this university. The teachers are really biased when it comes to grading. They all want you to fail and they do not support you nor your work. Poor teaching as well. It does have potential.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 17th November 17

The university is quite cheap when it comes to the facilities and campuses, especially central. They are often crowded, load, it is impossible to conduct the self-study. The Union is perhaps helpful, but i never needed any help from them. Careers Service never came to help either. There is some variety of clubs, but it feels like the choice might be better.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 13th October 17

I've never met a bunch of more toxic and narcissistic and sometimes racist people in my life (photographic arts BA), and hopefully never will again. The staff are good as well as the facilities, but it is a toxic environment like nothing else I've seen.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th October 17

DO NOT COME HERE, it is too late for me but you should save yourself, very poor material, the teacher is not able to teach just reads from slides with wrong information. don't waste your time and money

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th September 17

Very impressive Uni. Great facilities!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th April 17

All good, good location. great library, classrooms, ... all in good conditions and designed.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 21st March 17

Decent experience - would recommend to others.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th February 17

Nice university, not too quiet not too busy, right on the edge of London. Best of both worlds. Students Union was very helpful to me.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 16

Their Faculty of Science is a joke. Most unfriendly and homogeneous student body I ever encountered. Academic staff are lazy and unconcerned, it is common to have lectures cancelled or not hear back from tutors for weeks. Life Sciences department keeps pushing their alternative medicine programmes, which to my opinion only bring the credibility of the department down. Administration is either overwhelmed with work or just lax.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th October 15

Tutors and modules - good Administration- ugh

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th August 15

Good uni, good campus, great course, awesome being in London

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th August 15

The university is very diverse, with great location in the heart of London. This allows students especially business students to network and make good contacts that will be very valuable after graduation and even can lead to potential work while at university. Great and very good trained staff with up to date data and courses taking into account recent trends.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th August 15

Central London location, 24/7 library and really good networking events. Also amazing academic staff and support.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th August 15

The University has gone beyon my expectations, the teaching staff are very friendly and always open to help the best they can.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th August 15

Westminster is a great place to study. Situated in the heart of London, you build so many great connections and meet so many people around the world.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th June 15

The science and technology faculty lets down the entire university. Throught my time there I found the organisation to be very poor - last minute room changes, little communication, inconsistent lecturers and unhelpful administration staff. Students have to be VERY proactive and check everything done by staff as (for example) the admin staff didn't enroll me properly on one of my modules and I didn't have enough credits for my first year. The accommodation isn't very good being very overpriced and poorly maintained - people living in Wembley also end up spending £90+ a month just on their Oyster card for travel. However, the bursaries and help available to students are very generous. The SU is very hands on and some of the societies are brilliant. The other faculties (media, arts and design as well as humanities and law) seem to general have more positive than mine though. The university isn't generally well respected within London however.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th June 15

Friendly university whilst having a great support and meeting new people

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th February 15

A great university!

Great architecture and location, excellent facilities, brilliant lecturers who support and guide as and a truly unique course.

Cons?
I honestly can't think of any.

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