University Of Westminster

The University of Westminster offers a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 19,000 students from over 160 nations and continues to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.  The University ranked 4th in the UK and 32nd in the world for ‘International Outlook’, according to the Times Higher Education Young University Ranking in 2020. 

Westminster’s fashion department is ranked among the best in the world, 16th according to CEOWORLD Magazine 2021.  The University is also ranked 14th in the “Art” subject area in The Guardian University Guide 2022 and within the top 30 in the “Art and Design” subject area in Complete University Guide 2022.  

Established as London's first polytechnic in 1838, the University, from its earliest days, opened its doors to provide educational opportunities to people regardless of their background and supported them on their journey to develop their skills, knowledge and expertise. 

The University of Westminster has a world-class reputation for producing highly creative fashion professionals and continues to drive the development of the next generation of creative industry managers, entrepreneurs and designers, whilst simultaneously cultivating their critical understanding of the fields in which they work.  Its Fashion Design course has an exceptional reputation for being aligned with the international fashion industry, and the University is also home to the Westminster Menswear Archive, consisting of over 15,000 garments from world-renowned menswear designers.  Alumni include designers Roberta Einer, Claire Barrow, Liam Hodges and Ashley Williams; Stuart Vevers, Creative Director of Coach, and former President and Chief Creative Officer of Burberry, Christopher Bailey.