University of Worcester

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Intake Periods September 2024, January 2025

About University of Worcester

Worcester is an ideal location - it is big enough to allow you to experience British life, but small enough for you to become part of the community.

At the University of Worcester, we’re renowned for our friendly campus community. As an international student, you’ll become part of that community from the moment you arrive.

From the moment you apply to study here to the day of your graduation, we’ll make sure you get all the support you need to make the most of your Worcester student experience and fully realise your potential.

The International Team offers advice on every aspect of life as an international student in the UK. The Team also organises activities and events for our international students. You’ll never be short of an opportunity to make friends, learn all about life in the UK and at Worcester.

The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level.

The University has been ranked in the top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in all years of the Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings, which assess how universities globally are meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Worcester has been shortlisted three times as the Times Higher Education’s University of the Year – in 2016, 2019 and 2020 – and twice for University of the Year in the UK Social Mobility Awards – in 2019 and 2020.

The University scores consistently above our benchmark and the average in the National Student Survey. In 2021, Worcester Students’ Union was ranked among the top 10 unions at mainstream universities across the UK in the independent survey.

The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual.  From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all.

In 2020 we were the winner of the Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Our commitment to supporting students’ wellbeing was recognised in being shortlisted for Outstanding Student Support in 2018 and 2019 in the Times Higher Education University Awards, and we are regularly identified as a best practice example in this field.


  • Top 5 in the UK for Quality Education – in all years of the Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings
  • Sustainability Institution of the Year – Winner- 2019 Green Gown Awards
  • University of the Year – Finalist – 2020 Times Higher Education Awards and UK Social Mobility Award
  • Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – Winner – 2020 Times Higher Education Awards
  • Top 10 for Sustained Employment – Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey
  • Top 20 for Student Experience – Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

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What their Students Say

“Why are you not a UoW student yet?! Choosing to complete my nursing degree in UoW has been one of my best decisions.

The support from lecturers and the structures put in place are all geared toward seeing the student achieve their goals. Plus, the city is beautiful and there’s always something interesting to do making student life extremely enjoyable. Out of a 100, UoW is definitely a 130😁”.

Ghana, Bsc(Hons) Adult Nurse

“Worcester is the perfect little British town, and feels straight out of a novel with its old Tudor houses, cathedral, and beautiful river walk.

In this town you get the best of both worlds; everything you need in the city centre with great restaurants and shopping – while still being close to nature. What I liked most about the university is that you always feel seen, and are so much more than just a student number.

The lecturers and support system are great, and there are multiple ways to improve professionally, academically, and personally.

The occupational psychology course is very hands-on teaching you practical skills, which lead me to my dream job as a university lecturer in psychology”.

Norway, MSc Occupational Psychology

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University of Worcester Subject Areas

Subject Areas

Accounting and Finance, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Computing and IT, Counselling, Creative Media, Creative Writing, Criminology, Cyber Crime & Terrorism, Design and Crafts, Drama and Dance, Economics, Education, English and Creative Writing, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Forensic Science and Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Health and Social Care, History, International Studies, Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations, Languages, Law, Media Studies, Medicine, Mental Health, Music, Nursing and Midwifery, Physics, Physiotherapy, Politics, Psychology, Science, Social Work, Sociology, Sports and fitness

Apply to study at University of Worcester as an international student