Worcester University

Worcester has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, purposeful research.

The University of Worcester is a British public university, based in Worcester, England. With a history dating back to 1946, the institution was granted university status in September 2005.

  • 1946: Established as an Emergency Teacher Training College after WWII
  • 1970s: Degrees validated by the CNAA, under the title of Worcester College of Higher Education
  • 1992: Agreement concluded with Coventry University for the validation of the Institution’s degree courses
  • 1995: Herefordshire and Worcestershire College of Nursing and Midwifery was absorbed into Worcester College of Higher Education
  • 1997: Institution gained and implemented degree-awarding powers from the Privy Council for all its taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses and, as a consequence, adopted the title of University College Worcester
  • 2005: UCW awarded full University status and adopts its new title: University of Worcester
  • 2010: HM Privy Council confers Research Degree Awarding Powers on the University. Research is a thriving and developing area at Worcester with many successful MPhil and PhD students studying a wide variety of subjects
  • 2010: Opening of new City Campus in beautifully renovated former Infirmary. This first rate facility has created a new home for our Business School and transformed a derelict landmark into a innovative centre of learning
  • 2012: Opening of The Hive, a joint venture between the University and Worcestershire County Council. This is an exceptional £60 million facility that will dramatically increase the learning resources, technology, study and social spaces available to you as a University of Worcester student.
  • Institute of Education
  • Institute of Health and Society
  • Institute of Humanities & Creative Arts
  • Institute of Science and the Environment
  • Institute of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Worcester Business School

The University has a well-managed, fully funded £100m investment programme to provide for new, improved and refurbished facilities. Recently completed projects include our new City Campus, home to the Worcester Business School.

The Hive, a joint venture between the University and Worcestershire County Council opened in July 2012, provides a first class, inclusive, internationally acclaimed resource for students, staff and the wider community.

Opened in spring 2013, the University of Worcester Arena offers both state-of-the-art facilities and an exceptional standard of universal accessibility. As well as providing excellent facilities for all areas of sports study, the Arena allows the University to offer unique services to local sport clubs in the community as well as elite and professional athletes.