About Bournemouth University
Bournemouth University, also known as BU, is a university in and around the large south coast town of Bournemouth, UK Bournemouth University's origins can be traced to the early 1900s with the foundation of the former Bournemouth Municipal College.
There are several departments including The School of Applied Sciences (which focuses upon Archaeology, Anthropology, Biology, Geography and Forensic Sciences), The School of Health and Social Care, The School of Tourism, The Business School, School of Design, Engineering & Computing and The Media School.
In 2012, BU was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for world-leading excellence and pioneering development in computer animation. This award is the education equivalent of the UK national honours system and is bestowed upon the institution by Her Majesty, The Queen, for a period of four years.