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University of Worcester

University of Worcester was founded in 1946. It is a public research university in Worcester, England, United Kingdom. It was founded as an Emergency Teacher Training College for the University of Birmingham. 

University History

In 1946 University of Worcester was founded as an Emergency Teacher Training College for the University of Birmingham. In the 1970s the Council for National Academic Awards validated the degrees of the Worcester College of Higher Education and the former Pierson Library, which is now The Peirson Study and Guidance Center was started. In 1997 the Privy Council approved the institution's degree-awarding powers and then it began to be known as University College Worcester. 

University Programs, Courses and Schools

University of Worcester has 10 schools and colleges located in its campuses. The campuses offer wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 10 schools and colleges of the University of Worcester are;

  • School of Humanities
  • School of Allied Health and Community
  • School of Arts
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Science and Environment
  • Medical School
  • Business School
  • School of Sports and Exercise

University Achievements/ USP

An OFSTED report for the overall standard of the Institute of Education's teaching program rated the university as "Excellent". In June 2010, the training of teachers at the university was rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED. In 2008, results of the first four National Student Surveys listed Worcester in the top 40 universities for student satisfaction, the most satisfactory was in English, History and Teacher Training. In March 2010, the university was ranked 54th out of the top public sector places to work in the city. In 2019, The University of Worcester is ranked #1 in the UK, and 26th globally, for Quality Education, according to the Times Higher Education rankings. The university of Worcester is known for delivering high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students”

University Notable Alumni

University of Worcester’s alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards the university. The university has an extensive alumni network which includes- authors, cricketers, footballers, politicians and actors. Some of the alumni members of University of Worcester are-

  • Waqar Azmi OBE, diplomat and former chief adviser to the prime minister, Cabinet Office
  • Fawzia Gilani-Williams (author and scholar)
  • Jacqui Smith (politician)
  • Daryl Mitchell (cricketer)
  • Swaroop Sampat (actress and Femina Miss India 1979)
  • Alan Dickens (rugby player)
  • John Shimmin (politician)
  • Rob Taylor (footballer, born 1985)
  • Adam Willis (footballer)
  • Imogen Thomas (model)
  • Kyle Pryor (actor, Home and Away)
  • Matthew Raggett (educationalist)
  • Rosie Spaughton (YouTuber)
  • Y. S. Avinash Reddy (Indian MP)

University infrastructure & services


St John's Campus

The University of Worcester’s main campus is St John's campus and is the base home for all the courses, support departments and academic institutes, except business, computing, marketing or management-related departments. The campus includes Halls of Residence with more than 800 rooms, a sports center, sports pitches, facilities for training nurses, midwives, and physician associates, a commercial standard digital arts center and a motion performance center. The Peirson Center provides study spaces for everyone, as well as ICT facilities, support and a Student Guidance Center. The campus is situated close to the local area of St Johns, Worcester.

City Campus

The University of Worcester’s second campus is City Campus, and it is the home to the Worcester Business School. The campus was opened in September 2010 on the site of the former Worcester Royal Infirmary in Infirmary Walk. The buildings of the original infirmary, are the work of the noted eighteenth-century architect Anthony Keck. Phase 1 of the campus was completed on time for the 2010 academic year. The campus also includes Halls of Residence with accommodation for 250 students. All Worcester Business School courses are taught here, which includes undergraduate and postgraduate courses. 

Severn Campus

The University of Worcester occupies a large site adjacent to the River Severn known as Severn campus. This campus includes an Art Space & Exhibition building and a 2,000-seat-capacity sports arena, a national center of excellence for disability sports and as a further teaching and office space. The Worcester Arena is also accessible to the local community of the city.

Lakeside Campus 

University of Worcester’s Lakeside Campus is located in the Worcestershire countryside, just a 10-minute drive away from the main campus. The campus is spread across 50-acre of land which includes a watersports lake, grass pitches, woodlands and an activity center.


 The library at University of Worcester is an important part of the educational experience and an invaluable resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for the broad community. Each campus of the university has libraries. The library offers a wide range of books and other materials and services to support academic studies and enhance research work at University of Worcester. The library has a vast collection of books, e-journals and e-books etc. University library is focused to provide high-quality library resources, programs, and services to the students. The library provides flexible and well-equipped surroundings to everyone’s research and learning needs. The library supports the student learning experience, creation and administration of knowledge, and also contributes to advancements in teaching and research programs.                          

 Housing services-

On-campus- University of Worcester offers residential communities, where students from all over the country and the world live, learn and grow together. Students have an option to reside in the residence halls. There are residential halls present on each campus. The University of Worcester’s residential halls offer support and convenience, as well as opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and interaction with all facilities and staff. The university’s residence halls are perfect for comfortable housing.  Students can select the room of their choice based on costs, hall facilities, location, availability. Through university’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and course. The various services offered in university’s residence halls are- 

  • Fully furnished rooms
  • Large lounges with kitchens
  • All-inclusive utilities
  • Free Wi-Fi and cable TV
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Residence Life staff support
  • Programming created around a residential curriculum
  • 24-hour security and on-call housing staff

Off-campus- University of Worcester assists students in finding off-campus housing near university’s campus. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty and staff nearby university. 

Medical services-

University of Worcester provides medical services to students. The Health Services encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve their personal, academic and career goals. They also maintain an emergency response team which response immediately to any accidents or injuries involving any person on campus. Primary and urgent healthcare, health clearances, routine women’s healthcare, emergency response and wellness education are all part of the services provided. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who are dedicated towards their work and provide high-quality medical care to students.

Student’s clubs-

University of Worcester offers wide variety of students’ clubs and organizations which provide wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The university offers everything students need to stay active on campus. 

University location

St. John’s Campus- St John's, Worcester WR2 6AJ, United Kingdom

City Campus- City Campus, Castle St, Worcester WR1 3AS, United Kingdom

Severn Campus- University of Worcester Arena, Hylton Rd, Worcester WR2 5JN, United Kingdom 

Lakeside Campus- Worcester Road, Holt WR6 6NH, United Kingdom

Top Landmarks-

  • Union Station
  • Bancroft Tower
  • Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Salisbury Mansion
  • Fitton Field
  • Green Hill Park Farm
  • Burnside Fountain
  • Korean War Memorial

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

University of Worcester offers Undergraduate programs, Postgraduate programs and Doctoral programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)
  • Adapted Sport MSc
  • Advanced Clinical Practice MSc
  • Advanced Social Work Practice PG Cert
  • Advancing Practice BA (Hons) Top-Up
  • Allied Health Studies MPhil/PhD
  • Animal Biology MPhil/PhD
  • Animation (Joint Honours)
  • Applied Health and Social Care BA (Hons) Top-up Degree
  • Applied Sport Science MSc
  • Applied Sports Performance Analysis MSc
  • Art and Design MPhil/PhD
  • Atmospheric Sciences MPhil/PhD

Student Support-

 The Support Team for International Students at University of Worcester provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the international community. The office provides various services like-

  • immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.
  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.
  • provides on-going orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.

Visa and Immigration Support-

There are two types of Visas for which students can apply if they want to study in United Kingdom UK-

Student Visa (SV)

This visa is for students over 16 years old who have been offered a place on a course that is longer than six months in length.

Short Term Study Visa (STSV)

This is the visa to use for short-term courses such as an English Language course. It is not designed for doing research as part of a degree. These visas are normally valid for a period of either six months or eleven months.

International Student Contact-

Office- Jenny Lind Building - (Room JL 2026)
University of Worcester

Telephone: +44 (0)1905 542640
Email: [email protected]

Student life

Student society-

University of Worcester’s student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at the University of Worcester put on some of the most highly awaited campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. The University of Worcester has various student organizations, so there is something for each student. 

Sports and fitness-

University of Worcester provides activities that promote healthy lifestyles and fitness for a huge population of students, faculty and staff. The university provides various sports activities and fitness rooms to keep students fit and healthy. 

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the University of Worcester is to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to help students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need. 

Residential Life-

On-campus housing at the University of Worcester can easily accommodate a huge population of students. The residence halls include- Harrow Hall, Marylebone Hall, Alexander Fleming Hall, Olympic Way and Arch View House. The on-campus housing offers Residential Based Learning Communities on designated floors, areas or buildings where students request to live near others that share an interest in a particular social cause or academic area. 

Food & drink-

University of Worcester provides dining in the heart of all the campuses. Dining is open to students, faculty, and staff. The dining plan offers different dining options which include special dietary menus such as vegetarian and low-fat food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. There are a number of cafes and restaurants available nearby campus which provide a huge variety to students.

Short-term getaways, weekend getaways

There are many short-term getaways near the University of Worcester to have fun like- 

  • Worcester Cathedral
  • . Gheluvelt Park
  • Worcester Woods Country Park
  • Museum of Royal Worcester
  • Greyfriars' House and Garden
  • Tudor House Museum
  • Croome Park
  • The Commandery
  • The Guildhall Worcester
  • River Severn

and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Part-time jobs

The Student Employment Services at University of Worcester provides employment opportunities to students who want to earn money while studying to pay their expenses. The Office of Student Employment helps students find part-time work that not only builds their bank account, it is also on or near campus, and gives them a relevant and meaningful career experience which enhances their resume.

Student Safety

Crime Around the area-

University of Worcester keeps safety at priority. University’s Police Department provides 24/7 assistance to deter crime, and to increase personal safety and building security. A security desk is located in the lobby of each residence hall, which assists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure the safety and identification of those entering and leaving the campus buildings. Students can call an officer to escort them anywhere on campus 24/7. The University is committed towards providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff.    

Famous courses

The famous courses at University of Worcester are-

  • Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)
  • Adapted Sport MSc
  • Advanced Clinical Practice MSc
  • Advanced Social Work Practice PG Cert
  • Advancing Practice BA (Hons) Top Up
  • Allied Health Studies MPhil/PhD
  • Animal Biology MPhil/PhD
  • Animation (Joint Honors)
  • Applied Health and Social Care BA (Hons) Top-up Degree
  • Applied Sport Science MSc

Campus recruitment


The Career Team at University of Worcester has an award-winning placement team that is dedicated to supporting students throughout their placement search. The university hosts recruitment events and fairs to provide jobs to students. The University has a strong employability record with 90% placement.

Application Requirements

  • Create a new account
  • Completed Application Form
  • Submit required support documents
  • Academic Records
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores

University of Worcester Programs

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University of Worcester Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United Kingdom. To be able to get a successful admission in University of Worcester in United Kingdom students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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University of Worcester Cost of studies


Bachelors: £11,400
Masters: £12,900

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

University of Worcester Deadlines

Bachelors: 15th January 
Masters: 15th January 

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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