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  • Locations: Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: BC applicants only
Quick Facts:
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Accommodation: Student Residence GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English On-Site Staff: International Student Office
BC Program Type: BC Program Program Manager: Larry Pickener
Program Description:
The City

The City of Bristol is one of the largest cities in England. Students have access to the arts, restaurants, museums and the historic port. Bristol is a walkable city and offers a rich experience for students. 

The University

One of Boston College's newest partnerships, the University of Bristol is one of the top universities in Great Britain. The university is home to over 19,000 students and welcomes students from allover the world. Bristol has many high quality academic departments including the biological sciences, chemistry, economics, mathematics, politics and history. Bristol is an urban university. The university is well integrated into the city. Students have the opportunity to have a campus environment and to have the city as their campus. 

English shore

The Program
 
Bristol is open to many academic majors. Students can choose to study for the full academic year, fall semester only or spring semester only. Students may take classes in many academic departments. Students are fully integrated into the University of Bristol. 
 
On-site Staff
 
University Address:
International Office
University of Bristol
The Richmond Building
105 Queen's Road
Bristol BS8 1LN
United Kingdom
 
Academics & Support
 
Students should note that some departments restrict when and how certain classes can be taken. 
 
The academic system at Bristol is different than what students find at Boston College. Students will take a total of 60 credits per semester. Courses or modules are less structured than courses at Boston College. Students are expected to do much more independent reading. Students' grades will be based on a limited number of assignments.

Course information for Bristol is available here.   

Students should consult the host university’s course pages to review any course requirements, restrictions or limitations. Students should review and understand the information provided by the host university.
 
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Dates
  • Fall Term: Starts in mid-September and ends in mid-December.
  • Spring Term: Starts in late January and ends in early June.
Finances

For more information on finances and scholarships, visit OIP’s website.

Accommodations
 
Students pay housing costs directly to Bristol. Housing costs may include a meal plan. Students live within the halls of residences at Bristol. Residences are located throughout the campus. For more information, please visit the Accommodations' Office website.

Meals

Bristol accommodation is self-catering; students have access to a kitchen. 
 
Cultural Activities
 
BC students have full membership to the Bristol Student Union, which also offers varies activities and events. Bristol is a vibrant city. Students are encouraged to take advantage of its amenities, including harbor tours, boat trips on the Avon River, the City Museum and the hilly shopping areas of Bristol's West End.

Application Process

Please click on the Apply Now button on this page to submit an online application to OIP. For detailed information on the application process visit the OIP website.

Disabilities

Students with disabilities are encouraged to speak with their OIP Advisors about any concerns or questions they may have about studying abroad.