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Staffordshire University

United Kingdom


Staffordshire University is among the top 50 universities in the UK (Guardian University Guide), was the winner of the Most Improved Student Experience award (Times Higher Education awards 2018) and 78% of its research is rated as world-leading or of international importance by the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

The university has invested over GBP 30 million in revamping its campus with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. With an impressive motion capture studio, a cutting-edge TV studio and newsroom, sports science labs and a purpose-built law courtroom, students can trust that they are using the latest equipment that will help them in their pursuit of a job after their studies.

Staffordshire University was given a ‘Silver' award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), as a result of excellent standards of teaching and learning on offer at the institution. The faculty are experts in their field, and often work with industry leaders to ensure that students are learning things that will benefit them when they move into the world of work. This is reinforced by the fact that 95.6% of students that graduated from Staffordshire last summer are in employment or further study already.

The campus at Staffordshire University is safe and friendly, and has a welcoming environment for international students. The Students' Union features a variety of ways for new students to get involved in the university community, including offering more than 80 different clubs, societies and activities.

Based in Stoke-on-Trent in the middle of England, Staffordshire University provides students with the perfect base from which to explore the rest of the country. With Manchester, Birmingham and London under 90 minutes away on the train, students have easy access to some of the most famous cities in Europe.

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What's new

What's new

Staffordshire University makes good progress in Good University Guide

Staffordshire has gone up six places in the latest The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

It stands at position 57 and is in the top ten universities (for the second time) for teaching quality.

Professor Liz Barnes, Vice-Chancellor said: ''We are delighted with our rise in these League Tables. We have made considerable improvements over the last two years, as a result of excellent employability and positive National Student Survey results, and we are working hard to sustain these improvements.

We'd like to recognise the dedication of staff across the University who work hard to meet the needs of our diverse student community, who help to build knowledge, skills and confidence and provide the best possible learning and teaching experience.''

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Staffordshire is highly reputed for its teaching quality. Many of the University's lecturers are industry experts who know what the business world of today wants and help equip students with relevant employable skills as a result. Among the University's faculty are reputed academics who've authored books and papers, conducted leading research and more.

The University's silver award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework proves the excellence of their learning and teaching practices.

78% of research at the University is leading on a global level (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Its interdisciplinary research centres drive the University's publication of papers in hundreds each year.

Students will benefit from the University's numerous qualifications that are accredited by professional bodies and recognised internationally. Whichever course students choose to study, the University will offer 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 study options across six academic departments...

Computing and Digital Technologies

The School recently invested over GBP 12 million and has built innovative facilities for its courses. Students can choose from leading study opportunities in areas including music, visual effects, film, games design, journalism, and more.

Creative Arts and Engineering

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

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

Health and Social Care

The School works with employers to help students gain the best practical exposure possible for the workplace in this subject area.

Law, Policing and Forensics

Staffordshire offers degrees accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Science, the Law Society, and Skills for Justice. It is home to specialist facilities including mock law courts, forensics science laboratories, and more that offer a learning experience that is hands-on.

Life Sciences and Education

The School delivers its study options with partners in areas including sport and exercise, psychology, education, and biological sciences.

Staffordshire Business School

Staffordshire Business School works in partnership with various businesses in over 17 countries and has produced CEOs, government ministers, and more top professionals.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

English language requirements

For study at degree level (for both undergraduate and postgraduate taught), the minimum entry requirements are:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall score and a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.
  • TOEFL - 87 overall score and a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking, and 17 in Writing.
  • Pearson PTE Academic - 51 overall score and a minimum of 51 in Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.
  • 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 7.0 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 its 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 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.

For students who require additional support for their English language skills, Staffordshire offers many options to choose from to help with preparation of their degree study at the University.

Also, have a look at country specific entry requirements for international students here.

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Staffordshire has invested more than GBP 30 million updating its cutting-edge equipment and facilities.

Its friendly and safe campus offers international students a great environment to study in. Staffordshire's Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford campuses have everything students need for a great university experience. These are located just 25 minutes apart, and each campus is a multicultural, vibrant student community. Stafford campus is based 1.5 miles away from Stafford town centre and is just a few minutes from the railway station by walk. Students will benefit from its bus service throughout the day.

Staffordshire campuses have excellent facilities for relaxation and study. There are 24-hour libraries, over 2,500 computers and a wide range of academic facilities. Some places students can relax in include cafes, coffee bars, Students' Union venues, and restaurants. Both of the University's campuses house sports centres that are fully equipped. There are also health centres, shops, a nature reserve and a film theatre available for students.

The University also offers accommodation of different types to suit every student. Most of them are either on campus, or close to it. The Stoke-on-Trent accommodation is currently having a huge renovation is underway.

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Student Speak

Student Speak

Gregor Porzel/ MSc Computer Science

Project Manager- 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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Staffordshire University deliver world class healthcare education at their specialist Centres of Excellence in Stafford and Shrewsbury. It has a global network of more than 20,000 people studying degrees internationally. The university?s industry connections and emphasis on experience make their graduates among the most employable in the UK. A leading university for digital technologies, they are always building on their proud computing heritage and strong reputation for computer games courses.

Staffordshire?s silver award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework recognises excellent standards of learning and teaching, while 78 per cent of the research is world leading or of international importance (Research Excellence Framework 2014). It?s interdisciplinary network of research centres drive the publication of hundreds of papers each year. The University offers wide range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in various subjects like computing, art and design, animation, engineering etc.

The range of activities on campus and supportive environment will develop students? knowledge, connections and confidence to succeed. The university have fantastic indoor and outdoor sports facilities. Train at the gym, find a team, represent your University or just have fun. There are opportunities and equipment for all levels of fitness, offering a healthy break from studies. Beside this, there are sports clubs, religious and cultural societies to meet the needs of all students as well as special interest societies. From Pagan to Pok?mon, Vegan and Vegetarian to Harry Potter, one can sure find an interest close to their heart.

The main campus is situated in Stoke-on-Trent, a diverse and lively city and is a hub of activity and close to the city and transport, giving students plenty of choices to choose from bars and venues, relax in a cool caf? or take a stroll in award-winning gardens. As the centre of the UK?s ceramics industry, it?s a unique place with creative energy in arts and enterprise both past and present. Easy to get to and travel further afield. Stoke-on-Trent campus is next to a main line railway with a direct links to London and other major cities.
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