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


The University’s 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 centre 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 programme. With many awards to its name, The Hive is one of the top ten visited libraries in the country, with accolades for its innovative services, staff and the building itself.

With a reputation for sporting excellence, their sports students have a wide range of specialist amenities to aid their studies. From the 2,000 seat University of Worcester Arena and fitness suites to human performance labs and floodlit astroturf pitches, their sports facilities cater for the needs of both able-bodied and disabled athletes.

One of the University’s newest facilities is the Art House which finished in 2018 and fully opened for regular timetabled teaching from the beginning of 2019. The Art House is the home for Fine Arts and Illustration students, as well as providing facilities for a range of other arts-based learning.

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 centre 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 - 97% of Worcester students are in work or further study within six months of graduation. The University of Worcester has one of the best graduate employment rates, being in the top 10 for ‘Sustained employment with or without further study’ in the most recent Longitudinal Educational Outcomes data.

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:

  • 97% 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 and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II herself
  • Worcester was voted 8th Happiest city in the UK
  • People & Planet placed the University of Worcester fourth out of 154 universities in the UK in its University League 2017, which measures environmental performance at higher education institutions 
  • Shortlisted for THE Awards 2018 for Outstanding Support for Students
  • The University is home to several international research centres, including the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit; the Association for Dementia Studies, which has pioneered many improvements in the care for people living with dementia; and the Centre for Violence Prevention


The information on this page has been submitted by the higher education institution itself, and it varies how frequently they update it. If you want to know more, get in touch and one of our student advisors will answer all your questions!

Across the Pond is the official representative for this teaching institution for selected countries around the world which means we can help you apply to their courses and help with all the documents needed to submit an application. We can help answer questions about their courses and the institution itself as they do not necessarily have the capacity to deal with student enquiries from all around the world on a daily basis. This also means that they can ask us questions about your application and we can help explain if they are not familiar with your grades, academic background or the educational system in your home country. They also appreciate that students who apply through Across the Pond get the help they need, not only in terms of submitting the application and supporting documents, but also with everything needed before arrival in the UK, such as student accommodation, visa information, funding information and well as preparing for departure to the UK.


Student population: ca. 10,000

City Population: ca. 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 countryside 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.

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