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University of 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.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



With a history dating back to 1946, Worcester has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, purposeful research.


  • Foundation degrees
  • Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) and Higher National Certificates (HNCs)
  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Certificate & short courses
  • CPD


  • Research in Education
  • Research in Health & Society
  • Research in Humanities & Creative Arts
  • Research in Science & Environment
  • Research in Sport & Exercise Science
  • Research in the Worcester Business School
  • Association for Dementia Studies
  • Centre for Palliative Care
  • National Pollen & Aerobiology Research
  • National Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse
  • Mood Disorders Research Group
  • Motion & Performance Centre


Information, advice and guidance is available at all stages of your study. Before you come to university, you can find out where our courses lead to through open events or by talking to a careers adviser. Representatives from the university may visit your school and there are a number of summer schools, taster days and other events which will help you to experience Higher Education at first hand.

  • 92.8% of our graduates go into work or education within six months of graduating – well above the national average.

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Student services

Our International Department has 3 areas that offer you support throughout your journey.

The International Recruitment department is the first point of contact when you are enquiring about a course at the University of Worcester. They provide you with information about the university and what it actually means for you to come here as an international student.

The International Experience is the department that supports you across your time at the university.

The Language Centre is another part of the International department, and it is the one that runs Pre-sessional English courses for improvement before your lectures start.

Housing services

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

With over 1,000 single-occupancy rooms across our campuses, we offer contemporary accommodation to suit a variety of budgets and needs. Your safety and comfort are our priority, and all university-managed halls operate 24-hour security, 24-hour emergency maintenance, free contents insurance, and cleaning of communal areas. Wired and wireless internet access, utility costs, and free gym membership are also included.

Library services

The Early Modern Research Group has launched a partnership with the Hurd Library at Hartlebury Castle in Worcestershire, which will see the unique collection of more than 4,000 items digitally catalogued for the first time.

The Hurd Library is a unique example of a working library, formed by an 18th century scholarly bishop, which remains on its original shelves in the original room built for it.

ICT services

Group study and learning spaces are located throughout our campuses, providing an excellent environment for you to study. These flexible areas include computer labs, wired and wi-fi internet access, and e-learning applications. Open access computers are also available in other campus areas such as the library and the popular Peirson Study and Guidance Centre.

Medical services

The NHS (National Health Service) is the UK's state health service which provides treatment for UK residents through a wide range of health care services. Some services are free and some have to be paid for. For detailed information about your elegibility for healthcare and free medical treatment, please read carefully the report provided on UKCISA website- Keeping Healthy.

Student Life

Campus life

Our commitment to academic excellence is backed by the highest quality facilities and equipment, with over £150 million invested in the last few years to further develop and improve our campuses.

Our three campuses are closely linked by footpaths and cycle routes and offer exceptional learning environments- all within a 20 minute walk from each other. From the contemporary science labs and incredible sports facilities at the recently refurbished St John’s and Riverside campuses, to our business school in the modernised Georgian buildings of City Campus, we have a number of specialised facilities that are central to your learning.

Sports facilities

Sporting facilities available for hire include:

  • 200 square metre air-conditioned Aerobics/CV and weight training facilities
  • International Standard Sports Hall: 6 Badminton court size with retractable seating
  • Sprung wooden floor - marked out for: 3 Volleyball courts, 3 Basketball courts, 6 Badminton courts
  • 2 Cricket nets
  • Indoor football & futsal court
  • 1 Netball Court
  • Viewing Gallery
  • Coaching Resource Centre
  • 3G Floodlit full size football pitch
  • Sports Injury Clinic
  • Sand filled AstroTurf (FIH Standard)
  • Gymnasium - fully-equipped for primary and secondary gymnastics
  • Dance Studio Sports Performance Centre: Sports Science and performance sport - linked to UKSI
  • Basketball Centre approved by the English Basketball Association

Student clubs

Worcester Students’ Union is the social heart of the University, with a huge range of clubs, societies and volunteering opportunities.

Located at the centre of the St John’s campus, the modern Students’ Union building is an ideal place to relax and chat; stock up on supplies from our campus shop or socialise over lunch. The bar and coffee house is a place for all students to meet with friends and enjoy a drink, play pool and watch the action on the big screens.

As soon as you register for a course at the University you automatically become a member of this student-run, democratic organisation.


The Forensic and Applied Biology course is formally accredited by the Forensic Science Society. The Society commended the University's commitment to the use of specialist Forensic Practitioners on the course and the high practical component (with particular reference to the Independent studies conducted by students in their third year of study).

Student Reviews

keniley pathway!
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The biggest issue was the bridge between the english program and the francophone system as I am a francophone speaker.Thi degree is really useful for me as it enable me to jump into the world of business having technical knowledges.

University for athletes
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

University provides really good facilities and program. It has a proper surrounding, both city campus and st johns campus are not so far to each other, the same as town centre.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed my study experience online, and l really would love to study online again in future.

Worcester, England, United Kingdom