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University of Wolverhampton

United Kingdom
Overview

Overview

The University of Wolverhampton, based in Birmingham, UK, is an international university that has been providing academic excellence for more than 190 years. It is home to over 2,500 students from more than 130 countries worldwide. The university operates across three main campuses: Wolverhampton City, Telford and Walsall.

Wolverhampton is close to Birmingham, the UK's second city, commutable in just 18 minutes by rail. Manchester is 70 minutes' away, and London can be reached in 90 minutes. Wolverhampton also offers a cheap cost of living compared to other UK cities.

The university has made considerable investments in its campus in the past few years, including the construction of cutting-edge engineering facilities, the Rosalind Franklin science building, the Lord Swraj Paul Building (business school), the Cyber Centre, the Springfield architecture and built environment super-campus, and the Marches Centre for Excellence in Healthcare.

The University of Wolverhampton is proud of its history. Since 1827, it has grown and changed as an institution to become the global university it is today. From its central UK location, it provides opportunities to students from around the world. World-leading academics help students to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to thrive in the global economy.

Each year the university welcomes students from over 130 nations. The award-winning student support services ensure that the university continues to be a helpful and welcoming global institution. It has been awarded the highest accolade by the Quality Assurance Agency, and was given four stars overall in 2019 in the QS Stars™ scheme, with the highest five stars for teaching, employability, internationalisation, and inclusiveness. Graduate Outcomes found that over 90% of its UK graduates from the most recent cohort were employed, in education, or running their own business, beating the national average.

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What's new

What's new

Springfield Campus

The university's architecture and built environment super-campus opened in October 2020, and was named by framework provider Pagabo as its ‘best project above £15m'. This stunning set of facilities for construction excellence is based at the city's former Springfield Brewery site, and was completed to rave reviews.

Marches Centre for Excellence in Health

This £5m project was completed and opened in March 2021, and uses cutting edge technology to revolutionise the way in which health-based learning is delivered. The centre will see over 1,000 students enrolled in the first four years of operation and will provide 72 jobs, as well as two new apprenticeship programmes, offering 174 apprentice opportunities.

Midlands Centre for Cyber Security

This joint venture between the university and Herefordshire Council provides office space for cyber business, advanced training options to tackle threats in cyberspace, and, through the Wolverhampton Cyber Research Institute (WCRI), the opportunity to expand the understanding of the high-tech world of cyber-crime, offering better defence solutions against this growing threat.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Wolverhampton has received many accolades since its inception, including being the first university in the Midlands to be recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency. It is also extremely proud to have been commended for the learning possibilities it provides its students, a legacy it is committed to continuing long into the future.

Research

At the heart of many aspects of the University of Wolverhampton is research, covering a wide variety of disciplines. During the last 20 years, the university has heavily invested in its research activity. This outstanding work achieved has resulted in national and international recognition.

International Academy

Students learning with the International Academy benefit from personal tutorials, dedicated support, and classes which have no more than 22 students.

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Department structure

Department structure

Hundreds of courses can be studied at the University of Wolverhampton, spanning undergraduate, postgraduate, and foundation-level studies. Each faculty consists of specialist schools and institutes:

Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences

  • School of Art
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Performing Arts
  • Business School
  • Law School
  • School of Social, Historical and Political Studies
  • International Academy
  • Centre for International Development and Training
  • Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

  • Institute of Community and Society
  • Institute of Education
  • Institute of Health
  • Institute of Human Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • School of Architecture and Built Environment
  • School of Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Medicine and Clinical Practice.

The International Academy teaches pre-sessional English language and International Foundation Year courses. These are designed to prepare international students for degree-level study at the university. Short courses are also on offer, including summer and winter schools, language test preparation courses.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

International students from all over the world are welcome to apply to the University of Wolverhampton. Prospective students can visit specific country pages to see what qualifications are accepted from their country.

All students must have a good level of English language proficiency, as courses are instructed in English. Those whose native language is not English, and who don't have a GCSE in English language or equivalent, must meet the minimum language requirements. The university accepts a number of academic qualifications which are recognised globally as equivalent to UK Level Three or above. Generally, students will need a minimum of:

  • Wolverhampton English Proficiency Exam (WEPE) score of 6.0 with no section lower than 5.5
  • IELTS score of 6.0 with no section lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL score of 79 with no section lower than 19
  • PTE score of 54 with no section lower than 51

If international students are unable to meet the English language requirements for their course, they can study a pre-sessional English language course first.

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Facilities

Facilities

Buildings

To support students, the university has invested millions of pounds in buildings and facilities. New facilities include the Springfield Campus, the Rosalind Franklin Building for science and the Lord Swraj Paul Building which houses University of Wolverhampton Business School.

Libraries

Each campus is equipped with a library containing all the reference and study material required for all of the courses on offer, in both digital and book format. Study spaces, group work learning areas and support services are all on offer too. The libraries are open 24/7 at the peak study times throughout the academic year.

Accommodation

International students can opt to reside on campus in university accommodation with either shared or private bathroom. Residences are safe and monitored 24/7 by university security staff. Utilities and internet are included.

Sports

There are numerous sports facilities for students to make use of, mainly based at the Walsall Campus, such as a swimming pool, a 3G football pitch, sports halls, fitness suites, outdoor and indoor courts, and sprint tracks.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

The University of Wolverhampton is committed to investing in student talent from all over the world to create the best opportunities for students to reach their potential. The university offers a wide range of competitive scholarships to help international students fund their studies. Find out about the scholarship and funding opportunities available for international students on the website.

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