Welcome to the University of Wolverhampton
Based in the heart of the UK, we've been providing education since 1827, supporting people like you to broaden their minds and achieve their aspirations. We're great at it too: At the University of Wolverhampton, as the University of Opportunity, we’re focused on putting you – our students – first. Offering a wide range of subjects that will prepare you for the world of work, whatever your career ambitions, our excellent teaching is backed up by outstanding student support.
Our sector knowledge and expertise include specialisms led by world-leading researchers. Academic excellence, outstanding facilities, professional accreditations and industry links ensure our students are prepared for future careers in these growing sectors.
The University has three main sites in Wolverhampton, Telford and Walsall. We have hundreds of undergraduate courses including both full- and part-time, single-subject and joint honours degrees. When we look at your application, we consider your achievements and potential alongside your qualifications, personal accomplishments, and work experience.
The student community at Wolverhampton is incredibly diverse – with students of all ages, from across the world, pursuing their ambitions together. We offer you the chance to explore your passions and talent during a life-enhancing period of study. We’ll provide the guidance, facilities and expertise to help you on your way, making your time with us an experience you’ll never forget.
We put a lot of emphasis on helping you become an employable graduate, offering placements, work experience, volunteering and part-time work opportunities to build your CV ready for graduation.
We embed employability into all our programmes, contributing to economic growth regionally and nationally by creating opportunities and connections for our students. Almost 87% of our UK graduates from the most recent cohort were employed, in education, or running their own business 15 months after graduation, according to the latest Graduate Outcomes report (published July 2021). It also showed almost 68% of our UK graduates were in highly skilled professions, with 77% working within the West Midlands.
If you’re considering studying with us to enhance your job prospects for the future, you probably have money matters on your mind, so we’ve got good news: Wolverhampton is one of the best-value cities in the UK for living costs. According to numbeo.com, your daily shopping, eating out and rent are all great value, even being cheaper than in nearby Birmingham for example with rent 30% lower. The differences stack up even more against London, with rent up to 250% higher in the capital.
Through continuous investment and dedication, we drive economic growth across the region. We train our students to become skilled professionals ready to enrich and serve the West Midlands and beyond.
The University of Wolverhampton is divided into three faculties, each split into specialist Schools and Institutes offering a wide range of subjects to help you achieve your ambitions. These include:
- Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing
- Faculty of Science and Engineering
The Gateway provides lots of advice to applicants, including information on the scholarships and bursaries which you might be eligible for, support options and student finance. For full course information (including latest fees) and to find your perfect subject, check out our website.
Facilities and student support
Whatever your subject requires – from mock court rooms and recording studios, to sports labs and psychology suites – you'll have it at your fingertips. Our buildings are equipped with the latest facilities to ensure that you have everything you need to succeed in your studies.
Investing in the development of our facilities and programmes is an essential part of our progressive ethos, ensuring that our courses and facilities remain world-class Over the past five years we have made huge advances in our offering, refreshing our course portfolio to reflect industry needs and investing in brand-new facilities including our Business School, state-of-the-art Rosalind Franklin Building, School of Pharmacy, and Springfield Campus, which is dedicated to architecture and built environment.
Each campus has a well-equipped library, with extensive study facilities and resources, as well as friendly, informed librarians. They offer extended opening hours, plus selected 24/7 opening during exam periods and submission deadlines. The ASSIST online library chat service is available 24/7 to answer your queries. Libraries offer social, quiet, silent and bookable spaces, plus specialist software.
The wellbeing of our students is one of our highest priorities. If you’re studying with us, whatever you’d like to discuss or need help with, we have a team to help. Whether it’s a social, financial, mental, spiritual, emotional, educational, or physical issue. Our teams include a multi-faith chaplaincy; disability support; academic coaches; mental health & wellbeing advisors; funding and finance experts; and skills for learning tutors.
The University of Wolverhampton Students' Union (SU) is independent of the University and represents, supports, and works with students in order to influence positive change to all areas of university life. The SU's Advice Quality Standard-accredited Advice and Representation Centre offers professional, independent, free and confidential advice. Students' campus experience is enriched with societies, the [email protected] health and wellbeing programme, and social spaces.
Research at the University of Wolverhampton is at its highest ever level according to the most recent national assessment of research quality, published in May 2022. We have significantly grown our research, and submitted four new subject areas and 75% more staff than in REF2014. The results that were published in May show that more than half of our research is judged as internationally excellent (3*) and world-leading (4*).
Be who you want to be at the University of Wolverhampton