About Us

  • A large, vibrant modern university – we have almost 20,000 students enrolled with us and over 2,300 staff.
  • A truly international university – almost 2,500 international, including almost 700 EU students currently study with us from over 100 countries.
  • A modern university with historical roots – Wolverhampton Mechanics’ Institute was founded in 1835 and is the origin of the University.
  • Internationally recognised qualifications – the University offers over 250 undergraduate and 120 postgraduate courses – many of which are accredited by professional bodies.
  • Links with industry – we have an excellent record in knowledge transfer activity, which brings together students and businesses to develop special projects.
  • Employability is at our core – 94% of our graduates go on to further study or enter full-time employment*.
  • Safe, friendly campuses – our three main UK campuses are connected by a free shuttle bus service and have a strong sense of community with 24-hour security.
  • World class facilities – over the last 15 years we have invested £125m to expand our outstanding facilities across our campuses.
  • Continual improvement of our facilities – we are spending a further £45m on campus investment over two years to ensure world-class facilities.
  • Outstanding research – a number of our Research Centres were rated as ‘world leading’ in the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008.
  • Low cost of living – Wolverhampton is recognised as one of the cheapest cities to live in the UK.
  • Central location – we are located in the heart of England – perfect for sightseeing! We have excellent transport links allowing you to easily travel the UK and Europe.