University Guide

University of Worcester

The University of Worcester, was founded in 1946 and was originally opened as an Emergency Teacher Training College for the University of Birmingham. It gained university status in 2005, when it also changed its name to the University of Worcester and it now attracts over 10,000 students each year.

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University of Worcester

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of Worcester.

  • Rankings

    The University of Worcester has once again achieved a top 5 UK ranking for Quality Education and is the number one university in the UK for Gender Equality, in the prestigious Times Higher Education’s global University Impact Rankings.

  • Employability

    The University of Worcester has a very high employment rate with 97% of graduates in work or further study only six months after graduating. They rank in the top 10 for ‘Sustained employment with or without further study’ and have a career and employability service that help students with CV’s, Volunteering opportunities, Job news and career workshops.

  • Fees

    Fees for UK based undergraduate students are £9250, as well as for home students on a PGCE course. Part time fees are charged on a ‘pro rata bases’ and more information can be found[ here](http://: International undergraduate fees are between £14,700 and £45,100 (for medicine degrees).

  • Bursaries

    International Bursaries include the Alumni Loyalty Bursary, Family/sibling bursary, Early Payment Discount, Study abroad Discount and the Chevening Scholarship. The university offers a £1000 academic achievement scholarship as well as a £2000 choral scholarship for young men in the counter-tenor, tenor, baritone and bass voice, and a sport scholarship. There are also a range of international scholarships available for undergraduates who obtain an equivalent of 144 UCAS points, 128 UCAS points and 112 UCAS points. International postgraduates can qualify with graduating degrees of a 2:1 or a 2:2.


Worcester guarantees every first year undergraduate an accommodation place should they apply for it before 30th June and put the university as their first choice. They offer accommodation on two locations: St John’s campus and City Campus. St John’s campus offers en suit and standard rooms whereas City Campus offers over 170 en suit rooms with shared kitchen and dining areas. Specific prices can be found here.

Students' Union

The Students’ union runs 42 sports clubs and 53 societies ranging from subject specific clubs to British Sign Language, Horror, Harry Potter and LGBTQ+. Sports societies include Badminton, e Sports, Pole Fitness and Swimming.

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University of Worcester Students' Union
University of Worcester Students' Union

Famous for

The university of Worcester has produced graduates that entered politics such as Jacqui Smith, actors such as Kyle Pryor and sports personalities such as Daryl Mitchell, Adam Willis, and Rob Taylor.


The ICB has partnered with the University of Worcester to support a research fellow academic post, specifically dedicated to supporting The CO-LAB, which is based at Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre. The purpose of the new research role is to evaluate how the various digital healthcare technologies showcased at The CO-LAB, can benefit patient care and clinical teams in practice. Forging close links with the University of Worcester will also enable healthcare students to visit The CO-LAB to familiarise themselves with innovative technologies, which will equip them with the digital skills and experience needed for future career paths in the NHS.

AFS says

"A modern, dynamic university located in one of the UK's great historic cities"

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