The Arts University Bournemouth

Country: England

Location: Poole, Dorset

University Information

About the University

The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is a public further and higher education university founded in 1880. Its specializes in art, performance, design and media. The university accommodates over 3400 students with 150 being postgraduates.  The institute was also awarded a Gold in 2017 by the Teaching Excellence Framework indicated a high quality of education in the Arts. The university is divided into the following faculties; Faculty of Media & Performance and Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture. The Arts University Bournemouth also houses the Bournemouth Film School which was established in 1963 offering a variety of courses ranging from Film Production, Animation Production, Acting, Costume Design and Creative Writing.


There is a large selection of accommodation offers available at The Arts University Bournemouth that you can choose from. As an undergraduate or international student you will have priority for a place in the accommodation provided by the university for your first year of study:

  • Priority accommodation for undergraduate students however limited on demand basis. A great range of halls of residence located in the Lansdowne area of Bournemouth town centre
  • Halls of residence: Madeia Road, Bath Road, Skyline, Oxford Point and Campus Halls
  • Accommodation fees range from £155-£215 per week for 41-51 weeks.

International Student - Finance

The Arts University Bournemouth does ‘fixed fee structure’ meaning any new international  undergraduate (excluding medicine) and postgraduate research students commencing in 2020/21 are charged the same tuition fee for each year.

  • Foundation courses tuition fee cost £13,250 with £140 registration fee.
  • Undergraduate courses tuition fee cost £16,950.
  • Postgraduate course tuition fee cost £18,500 or £20,110 for MPhil/PhD.

Pathway Providers

For any student that has had their education disrupted or have no recognizable qualifications however meet the minimum English requirements of IELT 5.5 and required Maths skills you may still be eligible to progress onto university. With SkillMe we can provide you a pathway to a degree using our pathway provider partnerships.
University Pathway providers:

  • BSMI


If you are student from a financial background that cannot support your education at the University of interest, you can apply for scholarships. Depending on the scholarships eligibility requirements and you successfully achieving them can grant you funding for your living expenses and tuition fees. Depending on the selected course and scholarships available, the various funding opportunities are varied. 

The Arts University Bournemouth offers scholarships:

  • GREAT Scholarships
  • Commonwealth Scholarships
  • The Chevening Scholarships


All universities are involved in international collaborations with university institutions, government and private industries. Each university is usually engaged in research projects which are good indicators of the specialties that the university has. It is a good indicator of what degree programmes offered could have additional learning resources if the subject is aligned with the research. This can promote and improve the quality of learning and open opportunities for your career. The Arts University Bournemouth is leading research in:

  • Visualizing Changing Realities in The Age of the Social Media Celebrity
  • Photographic Hybridization between advertising and documentary


University Ranking

RANK - 2021

RANK - Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism

RANK - Art & Design

RANK - Drama, Dance & Cinematics


University Student Statistics

Undergraduate (All) Students

Postgraduate (Research) Students

Postgraduate (Taught) Students

University Courses

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