University of Wolverhampton

We have been providing students with the opportunities presented by a first class education for over 180 years. Guided by our coat of arms’ motto ‘Innovation and Opportunity’, we seek to widen participation in higher education and were commended for our enhancement of student learning opportunities in the most recent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) review.

PhD Programmes

Humanities (8)
Arts, Design & Architecture (6)
Education & Training (5)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Social Sciences (5)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Medicine & Health (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Business & Management (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



The roots of the University of Wolverhampton lie in the 19th century growth of Mechanics Institutes, providing vocational and general education for working men.In Wolverhampton the Free Library (1870) developed technical, scientific, commercial and general classes, while a School of Art, established in 1851, had been developed into the Municipal School for Art in new buildings by 1885. .


With over 500 courses to choose from delivered across our 18 Schools and Institutes, the University of Wolverhampton's attractive offering to students from around the world includes 96% graduate employability (Destination of Leavers of Higher Education survey 2015), teaching informed by world-leading research, strong business links, and state-of-the-art facilities.


All of our academic schools have areas of research strength, overseen by our established Research Institutes and Centres, many of which work closely with industry on large-scale projects.And in the last Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), our efforts in research were recognised with a £2 million investment - testament to dedicated, hard working staff, and a mark of the University’s constant drive for discovery and innovation.


It pays to plan ahead for career success. The University of Wolverhampton's careers centre is here to help you with all aspects of career planning and to help you become more employable. We offer practical advice on many areas including:

  • How to succeed in interviews.
  • How to best use your qualification to achieve career success.
  • How to market yourself to ensure you stand out from your peers.
  • How to build an outstanding CV.
  • Troubleshooting to help you avoid things that limit your chances of success.
We have recently upgraded our career centres, including a move to spacious new facilities at our City Campus.

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Student services

We understand you'll have many questions you want to ask before you arrive. You can talk to our Regional Offices or a Contracted Educational Advisor.

Housing services

Accommodation services are a friendly bunch who deal with everything to do with life in halls, from processing your application to solving any issues with your flatmates. We also solve any invoice queries or anything to do with paying for your room.

Student Life

Campus life

City Campus is home to the Millennium City Building which provides:

  • advanced new teaching facilities
  • a 300-seat lecture theatre
  • food court
  • our 'Social Learning Space' which incorporates a coffee/sandwich bar with islands of PCs and comfortable seating.
The Technology Centre has 500 PCs for you to use for work or play.Three Halls of Residence for 1,000 students are a short walk from City Campus - and next to a 24-hoursupermarket. They're safe, secure, convenient and comfortable. And there's a block for mature studentswho are looking for a quieter, study-friendly home.For theatre-lovers there's The Grand Theatre and the University's own Arena TheatreThe Wolverhampton Art Gallery includes a Pop Art collection

Sports facilities

Studying and immersing yourself in all your Union has to offer could be difficult if you’re not in good health. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring you’re in top-notch physical and mental condition all year round with our Health & Wellbeing Hub. The Hub houses a wide variety of local and national resources that can help you reach your physical and mental peak.The Hub is split into three distinct sections: Staying healthy, Mindfulness and Green SU.

Sports on campus:
  • Basketball
  • Just Play Football
  • Netball
  • Just Play Futsal
  • Volleyball Go Spike
  • Jiu Jitsu
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Disability Football
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Touch Rugby
  • Judo
  • Table Tennis

Student clubs

Societies are a great way for you to make the most of your spare time while at university. They are run by students, for students and hold meetings, day trips, activities and social events for you to get involved with. Societies are a great way for you to meet people who share the same interests or to try something new. Currently we have societies based around hobbies, religions, faiths, sports, causes and politics.Current societies are available for you to join or if you can't find what you are looking for you can always set up one of your own. Union societies are run from the SU and can access all the resources they need through the centre staff.

Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom