Worcester

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Worcester at a glance

Worcester in England, UK, is an elegant city, preserving a small community feel, where you can admire Tudor architecture along with beautiful natural landscapes, as it is surrounded by the rolling Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds. A popular city to study abroad in the UK in terms of students’ satisfaction, Worcester provides higher educational institutions that focus on internationally recognised research work and are acknowledged for excellent teaching. Worcester is a city and the county town of Worcestershire in the West Midlands of England.

Studying

Studying in Worcester

In Worcester, you can prepare your training for a future career in numerous subject areas and the range of degree levels covers: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, PhD’s, DBA’s and some courses are available part-time.

As a proof of English language fluency in order to pursue your degree courses, IELTS, Pearson and Cambridge certificates are recognised and accepted.

Accounting, criminology, business, management, journalism, law, film studies, politics, sports studies, web development, engineering and education are among the most popular fields of study. You will also find a few Master of Science programmes, dedicated mostly to students interested in specialising in psychology, human resource management, or public health.

If you consider university short courses, in general, these are oriented towards disciplines like: education, health sciences, leadership and management, teaching, psychology.

Career

Career opportunities in Worcester

Worcester has a pretty stable economy. The city’s main growing industries are: iron manufacturing, glove manufacturing, machine tools production, finance, retail and public services.

Important employers in Worcester are: Lea & Perrins (the factory where the traditional Worcestershire Sauce is made), Worcester Windshields and Casements, Joy Mining Machinery, The Hanover Insurance Group, EMC, ika Systems, BNY Mellon, Bose, Walmart, Staples, Iron Mountain Inc.

As the Worcester University and College have strong links with local businesses, international students can apply for internship opportunities.

Life

Worcester city life

In Worcester, you will have plenty of attractions you can visit, learn about the historical heritage and you can also enjoy outdoor activities, including walks to the countryside.

Interesting places to see and visit in Worcester include:

  • Worcester Cathedral
  • Fort Royal Park – one of the battles sites of the English Civil War
  • Elgar's Birthplace Museum (Edward Elgar – English composer of classical music)
  • Tudor House Heritage Centre
  • Guild Hall
  • Museum of Royal Worcester

Worcester organises many music and film festivals throughout the year and you might also enjoy the Worcester Arts Workshop, which is an arts venue for performances and exhibitions that also includes a pottery studio. If you ever feel like watching a theatre performance, go to Theatre Royal.

Sports fans can enjoy matches and contests of the local rugby, cricket, football and basketball teams.

Worcester is a nice place for shopping and you can satisfy this hobby at one of the main shopping centres, like Crown Gate, Cathedral Plaza or Reindeer Court. In the evenings or when you feel the need for a break or have fun, you can relax in various pubs, bars and restaurants.

Whenever you feel like getting out of the city, check out Birmingham, 45 minutes away with the train or a car, or check out Gloucester, only half an hour away.

International atmosphere in Worcester

The international atmosphere in Worcester is greatly sustained by the numerous international students. Residents born outside the UK include ethnic minorities coming from Bangladesh, China, India, Pakistan, Italy, and Poland.

Worcester is considered one of the best places to work, invest and do business in the UK. The city is encouraging foreign investments in order to create more jobs. Multinationals that have set local offices in Worcester include manufacturing and technology companies.

Weather Worcester

In Worcester, summers are warm and winters are usually mild. The average high temperatures in winter record 7 - 8 C (45 – 46 F), while in the summer high temperatures are around 22 C (72 C).

Universities in Worcester

The University of Worcester is an independent corporation established by Royal Charter. Its objects, powers and framework of governance are set out in the Charter and its supporting statutes, amendments to which must be approved by the Privy Council.

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