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Worcester, University of

The University of Worcester has long established a tradition of welcoming students from all over the world. Their excellent reputation has led to an increase in the number of students studying here from Africa, South Asia, China and North America in particular, as well as from across Europe. You’ll be part of a truly international student and staff community in a traditional English setting.

The Sunday Times University Guide describes Worcester as “a university that invests in first class facilities, with a good teaching reputation, set in a historic cathedral city,” and, proclaims that “It is easy to see why Worcester has grown in popularity.”

They passionately believe in their students’ progression and are strongly committed to providing a stimulating and nurturing learning environment.  You will develop your ability to define goals, inspire people, make important career decisions, solve problems and respond creatively to change. The University of Worcester is renowned for its friendly and highly supportive learning environment. You will find students, staff and the local community will all give you a very warm welcome and help you to feel at home.

University of Worcester institutes:

  • Institute of Education
  • Institute of Health & Social Care
  • Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts
  • Institute of Science and the Environment
  • Institute of Sport & Exercise Science
  • Worcester Business School


Their commitment to academic excellence is backed by the highest quality facilities and equipment, with over £250 million invested in the last few years to further develop and improve their campuses.  The Hive is a multi-million pound library and the first of its kind in Europe. The beautifully designed center is home to a quarter of a million books and 12 miles of archive collections, as well as a number of educational and cultural spaces to support its busy events program. With over 48 awards to its name, The Hive is now the most celebrated university library in the country, with accolades for its innovative services, staff and the building itself.

The City of Worcester

Worcester is a traditional English city and is also known for being one of the safest cities.  Renowned for its captivating historic cathedral and colourful culture, the compact city center is brimming with riverside cafes and bars, stylish shops, museums, theatres, and plenty of live cultural events.

Just two hours from London and less than an hour to Birmingham and its international airport, Worcester is well-connected to the rest of the UK and a popular choice for students from across the globe.


Your time at university is an important investment in your future career potential and ability to compete for the most desirable graduate jobs. The employment prospects for Worcester graduates are excellent - 93% of Wocester students are in work or further study within six months of graduation.

The combination of teaching methods and opportunities for skills development can really help you to develop the qualities that today’s graduate employers seek.

Interesting Facts about the University of Worcester:

  • 93% of graduates were employed or in further study six months after graduation
  • Over £250 million invested in new facilities over the last 5 years
  • The University Library, the Hive is the 3rd most popular library in the country, ahead of Cambridge & Oxford
  • Worcester was voted 8th Happiest city in the UK
  • Ranked 5th by our students, out of over a hundred university Business Schools for personal development
  • Ranked 1st in Management Studies in the 2014 National Student Survey access and 10th for overall satisfaction

If you are interested in studying at the University of Wocester, please get in touch with one of the Across The Pond Advisors.

Student population: 11,000

City Population: 100,000

Rural/urban setting: Worcester is a small, safe and friendly city situated in the heart of the mid-lands and some of England’s most glorious country side with the Malvern Hills and Stratford-upon-Avon very nearby.

Date of establishment: 1946

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, UK

Centres of Excellence: Sport, Business, Creative Arts, Nursing and Teacher Training.

Cost of Tuition per year: From £12,400 per year (2019/20). Please note that tuition fees vary per course and fee status, ask your Across the Pond advisor for details.

Estimated Living Costs: £89 per week

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