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Staffordshire University

United Kingdom


Staffordshire University is rated among the UK's top 10 universities for job prospects (StudentCrowd University Awards 2022) and the top 15 for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2022), as well as being a well-regarded research institution, with 87 per cent of its research rated as ‘outstanding' or ‘very considerable' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021).

The university invests heavily in state-of-the art facilities such as the GBP 40 million Catalyst facility, which opened its doors in 2022, boasting over 8,000 square metres of multifunctional, innovative and social learning spaces, dynamic events spaces, modern facilities and new amenities. Staffordshire also opened the new Centre for Health Innovation in 2022 at its Stafford campus. It is home to cutting edge simulation and immersive healthcare learning facilities. Students can trust that their university is committed to providing the best possible student experience and prioritising educational quality.

The university has been ranked within the top 15 in the UK for course content by the StudentCrowd University Awards 2022, in recognition of its superb curriculum and excellent standards of teaching. The faculty are experts in their fields, and work closely with industry leaders to ensure that students are learning things that will benefit them when they move into the world of work.

Staffordshire's campuses are safe, friendly, and home to a diverse and welcoming body of domestic and international students from over 75 countries worldwide. When they aren't exploring the exciting UK cities of London, Stafford or Stoke-on-Trent, students will have a variety of ways to get involved in the University community through more than 80 different clubs, societies, and activities.

With campuses in Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford and London, Staffordshire University provides students with the perfect base from which to explore some of the most famous cities in the UK and Europe.

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What's new

What's new

Staffordshire University opens new GBP 5.8 million Centre for Health Innovation

Staffordshire's new state-of-the-art health centre has been designed in collaboration with leading industry organisations. Financed through local enterprise partnerships, it will feature more than 1,200 square metres of floorspace with a wide variety of spaces and facilities.

The Centre for Health Innovation boasts a cutting-edge Clinical Simulation Centre with the latest and most advanced health simulation technologies, designed to ensure that students can learn to the highest level of professional competency.

Opened in 2022 by Professor Mark Radford CBE, Chief Nurse for Health Education England and Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England, the new facility will become home to a community of over 2,000 student nurses, midwives, operating department practitioners and paramedics. Situated on the Stafford campus, the new Centre becomes one of only five global Centres of Excellence which are recognised by medical simulation training product provider, CAE Healthcare, and will provide an innovative new platform for collaborations with the healthcare industry and its professional organisations.

''Completion of the Centre for Health Innovation is an important milestone in our ambition to become the UK's best modern university.'' - Professor Martin Jones, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive at Staffordshire University.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Staffordshire is highly reputed for its teaching quality, having been rated top 15 in the UK for course content by the StudentCrowd University Awards 2022. Many of the university's lecturers are industry experts who know what the business world of today wants, and strive to help equip students with relevant skills as a result. The university's faculty consists of a number of reputed academics who have authored notable books, papers, conducted world leading research and more.

Staffordshire's performance in established national quality metrics proves the distinction of their learning and teaching practices, and is supported by their categorisation as a top 5 UK university as voted by students in the StudentCrowd University Awards 2022, as well as being within the top 15 for student satisfaction according to the Complete University guide 2022

87 per cent of Staffordshire's Research Impact is rated as ‘outstanding' or ‘very considerable' in the Research Excellence Framework 2021. Its interdisciplinary research centres drive the university's publication of hundreds of papers each year.

Students will benefit from the university's numerous qualifications, which are accredited by professional bodies and recognised internationally. Whichever course students choose to study, the university offers them a wealth of expertise.

Student speak

''My course lecturers are so passionate about what they do and are so engaging. They've worked in the industry and really know their stuff.''- Benita Nantume, BA (Hons) Radio Production.

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Department structure

Department structure

Staffordshire offers an impressive selection of courses across five academic departments:

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

The school continues to invest over GBP 12 million and has built innovative facilities for its courses. Students can choose from leading study opportunities in areas including esports, games design and programming, engineering, computer science, and a variety of arts subjects including fashion.

This school develops the designers, artists, actors, engineers, poets, writers, historians, civic leaders, diplomats, teachers, geographers, entrepreneurs, and international humanitarians of the future.

Students will benefit from staff with industry experience who can help them gain work-related exposure and the school's well-equipped studio spaces allied to its excellent academic resources.

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

The school works with employers to help students gain the best practical exposure possible for the workplace for the healthcare courses in this area. In addition, the school delivers study options in areas including sport and exercise, psychology and biomedical and biological sciences.

School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

Staffordshire University offers degrees accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Science and various others. It is home to specialist facilities including the mock law courts, forensic science laboratories and more. All of which offer hands on learning experiences.

In addition, Staffordshire Business School works in partnership with a wide range of business locally, nationally and globally. From its graduates, the school has produced CEOs, government workers, and many more professionals.

Institute of Education

Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate education courses, the institute works with placement providers to offer its portfolio of courses.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Students applying to the university should check their chosen course's profile for course-specific academic requirements. Applicants to Staffordshire University must demonstrate a minimum competency in English Language in order to qualify for entry onto their chosen course. There are a variety of different tests which students can utilise as evidence of competency. For undergraduate and postgraduate study at degree level, the minimum entry requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall score and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
  • TOEFL - minimum scores of 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 20 in speaking, and 17 in writing.
  • Pearson PTE Academic - minimum scores of 59 in all four categories.
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English - ISEII: 'Pass' in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Some exceptions to the above requirements are:

  • Postgraduate law (LLM): Minimum overall score of IELTS 6.0 and no equivalent.
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate journalism: Minimum overall score of IELTS 7.5 and no equivalent.
  • BA (Hons) Social Work: Minimum overall score of IELTS 7.0 and 6.5 in all bands.
  • Undergraduate BA(Hons) Creative Writing and Postgraduate MA Creative Futures: Minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5.
  • All courses in psychology need an overall score of IELTS 7 in with 6.5 in all domains or its equivalent.
  • Postgraduate Research Degree: A minimum range of IELTS 6.5 to 7.5, with 6.0 or more in each of its components.

There are also country specific entry requirements for international students relating to courses that require IELTS 6 with 5.5 in all categories. Students can also check the university website for the most up to date information.

For students who require additional support with their English language skills, Staffordshire University offers many different options to help in preparation for their degree study.

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Staffordshire University prides itself on continually investing in its facilities and university buildings to ensure that students are able to access a state-of-the-art learning experience. Students at the university will find that the facilities and opportunities available to them during their studies will reflect the industry standards that await them after graduation. Through this attention to quality and long-term investment, Staffordshire offers one of the most well-rounded and value for money campus experiences.

The Smart Zone facility is another jewel in the Staffordshire University crown, offering up a vibrant hub of creativity and innovation across two floors of bespoke workshops, digital technology and state-of-the art computing facilities, which can be accessed by students of any speciality.

Staffordshire University's Digital Institute, opened in 2019 in London, is the ultimate choice of campus for students who are looking to join the rising wave of digital and technological advancement. Students thrive across a number of innovative, specialised courses with digital at their core, along with outstanding facilities and an unbeatable central location in the UK capital.

The university also maintains a huge array of other technical, social and support facilities to a high standard. These buildings, ranging from the Catalyst Building to the Science Centre, Sports Centres to Film Theatres, or other specialist technical facilities form the core of SU's student experience and are invaluable assets to its success.

The university's friendly and safe campuses are located just 25 minutes apart, but remain closely connected to form a single vibrant, multicultural student community. Staffordshire University also offers accommodation of different types to suit every student's needs across its campuses or can support students in locating accommodation across the cities in which they are based.

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Student Speak

Student Speak

Gregor Porzel/ MSc Computer Science

Project Manager at Thomson Reuters

"I chose Staffordshire University because of the high standard of its computing courses and because of the computing faculty's excellent reputation. A friend who had previously studied at the university also rated it highly.

Staffordshire University teaches you things that are more important than just knowledge. They are exceptionally career-focused and have a great way of making you more aware of your chosen career area and help you to develop clear views about where you want to go in life. It is also rewarding to be able to work alongside students from other countries.

The university has an excellent Careers Office, in fact the careers team provided valuable help and guidance when I applied to join leading business information company, Thomson Reuters.''

Jia Ying Gnoh/BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Graphic designer for top brands like Nestle and Unilever

"I graduated from Staffordshire University with great employability skills and an excellent portfolio, something that's essential in graphic design.

I worked to real challenges and live briefs, developed great communication and presentation skills and won the London-based brand agency, Coley Porter Bell, Shine Award. This meant a GBP 3,000 cash prize and a three-month work placement.

I now work for Coley Porter Bell full-time as a graphic designer. It's proper work, with real commercial value, for global brand owners like Unilever and Nestle."

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