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The University of Westminster was founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institute. It is one of the oldest educational institutions in Britain. The university received a Royal character and was named University of Westminster in 1992. The current Chancellor is Lady Frances Sorrell and Vice-chancellor Dr Peter Bonfield OBE. Its main campus is located in Regent Street in Central London. It has three other campuses located in Fitzrovia, Harrow and Marylebone. It is a member of various associations like the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Association of MBAs, EQUIS, EFMD, Universities UK and European University Association. The University of Westminster is divided into three colleges, twelve schools and 65 departments & research centres. The university has 180 UG courses, 231 PG courses and 99 professional & short courses, which include full-time, part-time & open/distance learning courses. The university received £22 million from grants, contracts and research grants.

Departments

There are three major streams with over 65 different departments. The major departments in the University of Westminster are:

Science: College of Design, School of Computer Science, Creative and Digital Industries, School of Architecture, Computer Science and Engineering.

Arts: Humanities, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Law School, Westminster School of Arts & Westminster School of Media and Communication.

Commerce: Applied Management, Management and Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Organisations, Economy & Society.

Some of the famous alumni of the university include Sir Thomas Bennett (architecture), Fougasse (editor) and John Ryan (animator), famous authors like Mary Jo Bang and David Gascoyne, businessmen like Sinclair Beecham, Julian Metcalfe and Robert Bellinger, famous entertainers like Charlie Brooker, Asif Kaoadia and Tej Lalvani. Some famous faculty members of the university include Sir George Cayley, father of aeronautical engineering, Charles Algernon Parsons, engineer and inventor of steam turbine and Tom Ang, BBC presenter. Chantal Mouffe (political theorist), Ezra Pound (prominent modernist figure in poetry) and Jean Seaton (professor of media history and historian of the BBC).

The university hostels have 1750 rooms with six halls of residence. The university also helps students to find private residences if they are unable to find a residence in hostels. The university’s transport connects all residences to the university. There are various scholarships available for the students, although the University of Westminster does not provide these scholarships. Some of the major scholarships are Brittan Scholarship, Brian Large Bursary Fund, and Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarship.

University at a glance

UG/PG Course Ratio1 : 0.66
Endowments ValuePound 991,000
No.of Campuses4
Yearly Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 5.0 Lakh
International Students Websitehttp://www.westminster.ac.uk/international
Rigorous coursework & research providedMore than 20,000 UG & PG students

Fees

CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MBA(1 Course)12 MonthsINR 19.8L
MS(18 Courses)12 MonthsINR 12.7L – 14.7L
MArch(3 Courses)1 – 2 YearsINR 12.7L – 13.7L
BHM(2 Courses)3 YearsINR 14.2L
MIM(25 Courses)1 YearINR 12.7L – 18.8L
BE/Btech(24 Courses)3 – 5 YearsINR 12.9L – 14.2L
MA(8 Courses)1 YearINR 12.7L – 17.2L
BBA(33 Courses)3 – 4 YearsINR 14.2L
Other Courses(3 Courses)1 – 3 YearsINR 13.7L – 16.7L

Entry Criteria

CoursesExams
MBA(1 Course)IELTS: 6.5 & AbovePTE: 58 & Above
MS(18 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & AbovePTE: 58 & Above
MArch(3 Courses)IELTS: 6.5-7PTE: 58 & Above
BHM(2 Courses)IELTS: 6 & AbovePTE: 54 & Above
MIM(25 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & AbovePTE: 58 & Above
BE/Btech(24 Courses)IELTS: 6 & AbovePTE: 54 & Above
MA(8 Courses)IELTS: 6.5-7PTE: 58 & Above
BBA(33 Courses)IELTS: 6 & AbovePTE: 54 & Above
Other Courses(3 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & AbovePTE: 54-58

On campus accommodation

Available

Description

  • The University of Westminster has five halls of residence and all provide easy access to campuses
  • Rooms are available for bothbfull-time undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Bedrooms are centrally heated and generally contain a single bed, wardrobe, desk and chair, storage drawer, bookshelf, bedside cabinet, mirror, washbasin etc.

Off campus accommodation

Available

Details for off-campus

  • The average rent is 500 to 700 Pounds/month
  • The residence type includes studio apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments and shared apartments
  • The student residences are fully furnished with all the basic amenities such as electricity, central heating and unlimited internet access included in the rent
  • Onsite-laundry facility is also available

Know more about Studying in UK

Studying UK Details
Average 1st Year Tuition CostMIM INR 19 L|MS INR 18.4 L|BE/Btech INR 18.1 L|BBA INR 16.1 L|BSc INR 17.6 L|MA INR 15.7 L|MBA INR 20 L|BHM INR 13.5 L|MArch INR 15.7 L|MEM INR 17.8 L|MPharm INR 18.4 L|MBBS INR 32.8 L
Average Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 5.9 L (based on 139 colleges listed on Smilingeducation.com)
Average Admission Exam ScoresTOEFL: 88|IELTS: 6.5|PTE: 59|GMAT: 590
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