Home to over 18,000 students from more than 160 countries, the University of Westminster has been voted the most internationally diverse university in the UK (Hotcourses Index 2018) and is ranked 29th in the world for international outlook (Times Education Higher Young University Rankings 2018).
Established as Britain's first polytechnic in 1838, we have, from our earliest days, opened our doors to provide educational opportunities to people regardless of their background and supported them on their journey to develop their skills, knowledge, and expertise. Through extremely close links in business, professional and academic life within London, as well as overseas, the University remains impactful, adding real value to professional practice through a wide range of Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Professional Short courses.
The University of Westminster is a public university based in London, United Kingdom. Founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution, it was the first polytechnic institution to open in London. In August 1839, the Polytechnic received a Royal charter and became the University of Westminster in 1992.