University of Westminster Rankings of University of Westminster

Latest ranking updates for University of Westminster
  • 26 Oct, 2022: New edition of THE World University Rankings by Subject (Arts and Humanities). University of Westminster ranked #301.
  • 12 Oct, 2022: Publication of THE World University Rankings. Ranking position #1001.
  • 24 Sep, 2022: The Guardian League Table update. University of Westminster achieves place 116.
  • 16 Sep, 2022: The Times and The Sunday Times announced latest results of The Times Good University Guide with University of Westminster in position 115.

About University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is a publicly funded research university located in London, England. Beginning its existence as a polytechnic institute in 1838, it only became an officially recognized university much later, in 1992. Westminster’s primary campus can be found on Regent Street of central London, with its secondary campuses being in the districts of Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Harrow.

PROS

  • The professors are highly knowledgeable in their field of study, and the university often invites prominent international lecturers to give seminars. This privilege adds a new depth to the students’ experience on campus.
  • Students report that the facilities are modern and clean, allowing students to focus on their studies without distraction or annoyance.
  • Ranked in the global top 1,000 by QS World University Rankings, as well as Times Higher Education.

CONS

  • One negative expressed by students is that the university’s clubs and societies are inactive most of the year, which removes an important source of social connection.

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Highest subject rankings for University of Westminster

Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#10 
Journalism & Media Studies
Building CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#13 
Architecture, Building & Planning
Art The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#14 
Arts Visual & Performing
Fashion & Textiles The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#14 
Design
Information Systems Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
#15 
Computer Science
Food Science Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
#27 
Agriculture
Linguistics CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#29 
Languages & Literature
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
#29 
Business
Pharmacology & Pharmacy CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#42 
Medicine & Health
Engineering Electronic & Electrical The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#51 
Engineering

University rankings

    • #115 
    The Times Good University Guide
    [Published 16 September, 2022]
    • #116 
    The Guardian League Table
    [Published 24 September, 2022]
    • #90 
    • #111 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - UK
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #1001 
    THE World University Rankings
    [Published 12 October, 2022]
    • #47 
    • #701 
    QS World University Rankings
    [Published 08 June, 2022]
    • #67 
    • #1306 
    US News: Best Global Universities
    [Published 25 October, 2021]
    • #66 
    • #455 
    Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
    [Published 04 April, 2022]
    • #70 
    • #1696 
    CWUR Center for World University Rankings
    [Published 25 April, 2022]
    • #27 
    • #251 
    THE Young University Rankings - Times Higher Education
    [Published 15 February, 2022]
    • #64 
    • #1680 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 15 December, 2021]
    • #44 
    • #656 
    RUR World University Rankings
    [Published 04 March, 2022]
    • #42 
    • #575 
    RUR Research Performance Ranking
    [Published 16 September, 2020]
    • #73 
    • #536 
    StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
    [Published 06 September, 2021]
    • #65 
    • #1021 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 01 January, 2022]
    • #30 
    • #101 
    THE World University Impact Rankings - Times Higher Education
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #63 
    • #709 
    THE China Subject Ratings Overall
    [Published 11 May, 2022]
    • #30 
    • #401 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Good Health and Well-Being (SDG3)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #9 
    • #77 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Gender Equality (SDG5)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #28 
    • #401 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG7)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #23 
    • #201 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG8)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #11 
    • #29 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Reducing Inequalities (SDG10)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #21 
    • #101 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG11)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #16 
    • #46 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG12)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #27 
    • #201 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Climate Action (SDG13)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #24 
    • #101 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Life On Land (SDG15)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #17 
    • #85 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG16)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #26 
    • #101 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Partnerships for the Goals (SDG17)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]

Subject rankings

Agriculture

    • #20 
    • #27 
    Food Science
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #25 
    • #32 
    Food Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

Architecture, Building & Planning

    • #33 
    • #42 
    Architecture
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #36 
    • #45 
    Architecture
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #36 
    • #45 
    Architecture
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #10 
    • #13 
    Building
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #9 
    • #13 
    Building
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #35 
    • #42 
    Building and Town and Country Planning
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #12 
    • #14 
    Art
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #20 
    • #27 
    Art & Design
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #25 
    • #35 
    Art & Design
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #24 
    • #151 
    Art & Design
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #45 
    • #301 
    Arts and Humanities
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #27 
    • #31 
    Creative Writing
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #33 
    • #36 
    Creative Writing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #19 
    • #24 
    Drama, Dance & Cinematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #23 
    • #25 
    Film Production & Photography
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #31 
    • #39 
    Music
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #60 
    • #72 
    Music
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #64 
    • #77 
    Music
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

Business

    • #68 
    • #85 
    Accounting & Finance
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #67 
    • #86 
    Accounting & Finance
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #51 
    • #69 
    Accounting and Finance
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #80 
    • #100 
    Business & Management Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #60 
    • #501 
    Business and Economics
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #87 
    • #108 
    Business, Management & Marketing
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #27 
    • #35 
    Hospitality, Event Management & Tourism
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #22 
    • #29 
    Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #61 
    • #72 
    Marketing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

Computer Science

    • #62 
    • #82 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #68 
    • #90 
    Computer Science
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #85 
    • #108 
    Computer Science & Information Systems
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #13 
    • #15 
    Information Systems
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]

Design

    • #57 
    • #67 
    Design & Crafts
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #12 
    • #14 
    Fashion & Textiles
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

Engineering

    • #55 
    • #70 
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #40 
    • #51 
    Engineering Electronic & Electrical
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #28 
    • #34 
    Communication & Media Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #11 
    • #51 
    Communication & Media Studies
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #10 
    Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

Languages & Literature

    • #51 
    • #62 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #58 
    • #72 
    English
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #30 
    • #40 
    French
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #36 
    • #48 
    French
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #29 
    • #40 
    Iberian Languages
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #36 
    • #48 
    Iberian Languages
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #23 
    • #29 
    Linguistics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #31 
    • #41 
    Modern Languages & Linguistics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

Law

    • #53 
    • #62 
    Criminology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #59 
    • #69 
    Criminology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #49 
    • #63 
    Law
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #56 
    • #70 
    Law
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #60 
    • #77 
    Law
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]

Medicine & Health

    • #32 
    • #42 
    Pharmacology & Pharmacy
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

Natural Sciences

    • #54 
    • #71 
    Biological Sciences
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #57 
    • #76 
    Biological Sciences
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #41 
    • #54 
    Economics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #49 
    • #62 
    Economics
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #53 
    • #66 
    Economics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #60 
    • #72 
    History
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #70 
    • #85 
    History
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #70 
    • #86 
    History
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #48 
    • #59 
    Politics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #50 
    • #61 
    Politics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #55 
    • #67 
    Politics
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #76 
    • #95 
    Psychology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #77 
    • #97 
    Psychology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #78 
    • #97 
    Psychology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #47 
    • #301 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #50 
    • #58 
    Sociology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #52 
    • #65 
    Sociology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #70 
    • #84 
    Sociology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 5.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Student Reviews for University of Westminster

Student satisfaction:
4.1 (based on 640 student reviews)

“The lecturers for the Global Public Health Nutrition MSc. are fantastic. They are always ready to offer help and support, and it makes all the difference. Their passion for their field of expertise is contagious. My years at Westminster were the best of my life and I’ll never forget the people there who made it so special.”

About University of Westminster

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TEF Award For Teaching and Student Outcomes

University of Westminster received the TEF Bronze award

What does it measure?
TEF stands for "Teaching Excellence and Student Outcome Framework". The award is based on an assessment of undergraduate studies only.
It is primarily based on following criteria:
  • Student satisfaction
    This is based on data of the National Student Survey (NSS). In our section on student reviews you find detailed uptodate NSS survey results of University of Westminster.
  • Continuation / Dropout rates
    The percentage of students that continue their studies from year to year is based on data of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
  • Employment outcomes
    The percentage of students who after graduation either proceeded to further studies or are in highly skilled employment.
How does this compare to other universities?
Among all UK universities and colleges:
  • 72 received TEF Gold
  • 132 received TEF Silver
  • 56 received TEF Bronze
  • 175 received a provisional award.
Source: Office for students (last updated May 26, 2021)

StuDocu Student Reviews

StuDocu has published the StuDocu World University Ranking, which is entirely based on student reviews. Over 100.000 students have reviewed over 1500 universities worldwide. University of Westminster is ranked in position 50 for Europe. Below you can find the 16 sub-ratings of University of Westminster in comparison to the averages among all universities in England UK. For illustrative purposes we have transferred the original 10 point scale into a 5 star scale.

Studies
Overall score
4.5
Quality of Courses/Teaching
4.4
Employer Recruiting & Career Services
3.9
Financial Aid
3.9
Studying Remotely
4.3
Feeling of Inclusivity
4.5
Leisure
Quality of Life
4.2
Student Clubs/Associations
4
Sports Culture
3.8
Dating Scene
3.2
Campus
Common Areas & Sports Facilities
4
Safety on Campus
4.5
Location
4.9
Accessibility for Disabled Students
4.3
Food on Campus
3.3
Housing
4

NSS Aggregate Student reviews

Below you see the results of University of Westminster for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall student satisfaction: 71 (1368 respondents)

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

THE Student Experience Survey by Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education has surveyed 20251 undergraduate students in the UK about their study experience. 137 students of University of Westminster participated in the survey.

Below you'll find the results for each of the survey questions for University of Westminster in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall score: 70.0

Data is from 2018 which was the last year for which the survey was published. Survey was discontinued after 2018. Details of Methodology

TOP 10 Best rated degree courses of University of Westminster

  Course
1 Tourism Planning and Management - BA 100/100 (7 student reviews)
2 Pharmacology and Physiology with Foundation - BSc 96/100 (20 student reviews)
3 Pharmacology and Physiology with Foundation - BSc 96/100 (20 student reviews)
4 Biological Sciences with Foundation - BSc 90/100 (10 student reviews)
5 Creative Music Production and Business - FD 89/100 (12 student reviews)
6 Sociology and Criminology - BA 86/100 (11 student reviews)
7 Creative Writing and English Language - BA 85/100 (8 student reviews)
8 Creative Writing and English Literature with Foundation - BA 85/100 (8 student reviews)
9 Computer Games Development with Foundation - BSc 85/100 (13 student reviews)
10 English Language and Linguistics with Foundation - BA 84/100 (13 student reviews)

Key facts

Institution type:
Public
campus setting:
Other campus
Academic calendar:
Semesters
Programs:
Presential, study abroad
Facilities:
Library, sports facilities
University Size:
 students: 18885; staff: 1000
religious affiliation:
No
Admissions:
Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades, men and women (coed), yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Foundation year:
1838
students:
18885
undergraduates:
14775
postgraduates:
4105
academic staff:
1000
Telephone:
+44 (20) 7911 5000
Fax:
+44 (20) 7911 5103
Address:
309 Regent Street
W1B 2UW, London
England UK
Website:
https://www.westminster.ac.uk/
Social:
  • 1/7
  • 2/7
  • 3/7
  • Living in Halls - Student Accommodation at University of Westminster
    4/7
  • University of Westminster Fly Through - #LondonIsOurCampus
    5/7
  • University of Westminster - London Is Our Campus
    6/7
  • International Student Life in London | International Student Experience | University of Westminster
    7/7

Campuses of University of Westminster

Cavendish Campus
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Applied Biomedical Science
Biochemistry with Foundation
Community Music
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Creative Music Production and Business
Harrow Campus
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Fine Art Mixed Media
Animation with Foundation
Marylebone Campus
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Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management
Building Surveying
Regent Campus
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Arabic and English Literature
Arabic and English Language
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University of Westminster achieved #29 in THE University Impact Rankings - Reducing Inequalities (SDG10). This is the university’s highest ranking in the 134 rankings tracked on our website. See all rankings for University of Westminster.

University of Westminster achieved the highest ranking for Business. It is ranked #7 in CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject (Land & Property Management). See all subject rankings for University of Westminster.

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University of Westminster ranks for Law (Criminology) #1 among universities in London and #53 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'Good University Guide by Subject - The Times'. See all rankings of University of Westminster.

University of Westminster ranks for Languages & Literature (Linguistics) #1 among universities in London and #23 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject'. See all rankings of University of Westminster.

University of Westminster ranks for Business (Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism) #1 among universities in London and #22 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'Good University Guide by Subject - The Times'. See all rankings of University of Westminster.

University of Westminster ranks for Arts Visual & Performing (Art) #1 among universities in London and #12 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of University of Westminster.

University of Westminster ranks for Medicine & Health (Pharmacology & Pharmacy) #1 among universities in London and #32 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject'. See all rankings of University of Westminster.

University of Westminster ranks for Social Studies & Humanities (Economics) #1 among universities in London and #41 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject'. See all rankings of University of Westminster.

University of Westminster ranks for Architecture, Building & Planning (Building) #1 among universities in London and #9 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'Good University Guide by Subject - The Times'. See all rankings of University of Westminster.

University of Westminster ranks for Natural Sciences (Biological Sciences) #1 among universities in London and #54 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject'. See all rankings of University of Westminster.

University of Westminster ranks for Journalism & Media Studies (Journalism, Publishing & Public Relations) #1 among universities in London and #7 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of University of Westminster.

University of Westminster ranks for Computer Science (Information Systems) #1 among universities in London and #13 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'Good University Guide by Subject - The Times'. See all rankings of University of Westminster.

University of Westminster ranks for Engineering (Engineering Electronic & Electrical) #1 among universities in London and #40 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of University of Westminster.

University of Westminster ranks for Agriculture (Food Science) #1 among universities in London and #20 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'Good University Guide by Subject - The Times'. See all rankings of University of Westminster.

University of Westminster ranks for Design (Fashion & Textiles) #1 among universities in London and #12 among universities in England UK. It is ranked in 'The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject'. See all rankings of University of Westminster.