INTERNATIONAL GUIDE 2017/2018
Welcome to the University of Wolverhampton The University of Wolverhampton is a global university. From our central UK location, we provide opportunities to our students from home or abroad, in the UK and in countries around the world – helping you to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to thrive in the global economy. Each year, we welcome many hundreds of international students from over 100 nations to the University, who join us to study at one of our UK campuses or partner institutions overseas. Wherever you’re studying with us, we put you – our students – first in our efforts to provide the best possible student experience, as well as improving your overall life chances and employability. We recently achieved our best ever student satisfaction rate* and are 2nd in the UK for graduate employability**. We hope you find this guide useful. Many of your questions will be answered within these pages, but please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you’d like to find out more.
Contents 03. Why choose Wolverhampton? 04. Things to do in Wolverhampton 05. Our heritage 06. How to get to us 07. Our campuses 09. Learning facilities 11. Our faculties 19. International Academy 21. Where to find us 23. Transnational education 24. Alumni 25. Help, guidance and support 26. Careers 27. Students’ Union 28. Accommodation 29. Money Matters 31. Fees and finance 33. How to apply 35. A-Z course list
I look forward to welcoming you to the University of Wolverhampton. Geoff Layer Vice-Chancellor
01 *National Student Survey. 84% overall student satisfaction. **Destination of Leavers from Higher Education. For universities with 2,000-3,000 graduating students (full-time, undergraduate).
Why choose Wolverhampton? • We’re a truly international university – over 2,500 overseas students from more than 100 countries. • Internationally recognised qualifications – the University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, many of which are accredited by professional bodies.
Things to do in Wolverhampton
• Modern facilities – we’ve invested around £125m over the last 15 years to ensure that our facilities for students are world class.
IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR MULTICULTURALISM AND A DYNAMIC URBAN ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT THE LONDON PRICE-TAG, THEN WOLVERHAMPTON MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU! YOU COULD BE AMONG THE HUNDREDS OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WE WELCOME EACH YEAR TO THE UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON, WHO JOIN OUR FRIENDLY COMMUNITY IN THE CENTRE OF ENGLAND, OR STUDY OUR DEGREES THROUGH OUR PARTNER INSTITUTIONS OVERSEAS.
• Our students are more employable than ever – 96% graduate employability!* • A central location at the hub of the UK transport network: Birmingham 18 mins; Manchester 70 mins; London 98 mins.
Wolverhampton is a vibrant city in the heart of the Midlands and the UK. You’ll find a good choice of shops, art, sport and theatre to suit all tastes in an environment that offers a beautiful mix of historical buildings, modern developments, picturesque parks and surrounding countryside.
• We’ve been commended for our enhancement of student learning opportunities** and awarded for our outstanding student support.***
Wolverhampton, like the rest of the UK, has a strong multicultural community with places of worship covering a wide range of religious faiths.
• 12 of our courses have received a 100% student satisfaction rating.#
The city has an excellent range of restaurants, supermarkets and market stalls that cater for food tastes from around the world including Caribbean, South East Asia, Eastern Europe and the Indian subcontinent.
• We have five international Regional Offices and Educational Advisors in over 40 countries. • We’ve continued to expand our global reach, working with institutions around the world to deliver University-approved courses. • Our long and successful history – we’ve been providing opportunity and academic excellence for 190 years. *Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2014/15. **Quality Assurance Agency 2015. ***Times Higher Education Awards 2016 winner: Outstanding Support for Students. #National Student Survey 2016.
ONE OF THE MAJOR PLUS POINTS OF STUDYING IN WOLVERHAMPTON IS THE LOW COST OF STUDENT LIVING COMPARED TO MOST OTHER CITIES IN THE UK. ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT COSTS WORK OUT RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE.
A lot has changed, but you’ll find our foundation remains: we continue to invest in our students and campuses to provide you with the best support, facilities and inspiration, in order to help you achieve your goals.
Go for it! The University is close to students – I was made to feel as if I am part of a family with all my other fellow students and in particular my lecturers. Thanks for making my experience a special one. Fisnik Lami from Albania MSc International Business Management
We’re proud of a history that goes all the way back to 1827 – over 190 years, we’ve grown and changed as an institution to become the global university we are today.
How to get to us Wherever you’re travelling from, getting to us here in Wolverhampton is simple thanks to our central UK location. BY PLANE Birmingham International Airport is just 30 minutes away by train with direct routes from countries including China, India, the USA and much of Europe. BY TRAIN Wolverhampton City Campus is just 5 minutes’ walk from the West Coast mainline station, with frequent and direct trains from and to Birmingham (18 minutes), Manchester (just over 1 hour) and London (under 2 hours). BY CAR The city is close to the M54, M5 and M6 motorways, so you can easily get to us by car or by coach. When you want to explore the rest of the UK, Wolverhampton’s proximity to these local, national and international transport links makes getting around easy. The city is also a bus and metro hub, making the rest of the West Midlands easily accessible.
With a history going back to the early 19th century, City Campus is right in the centre of Wolverhampton and could be where you start your own journey.
If your course is taught at our Walsall Campus, you’ll find everything you need – from onsite accommodation to specialist facilities for key subjects.
Telford Campus is home away from home for many of our international students, and where you’ll find some of our most exciting developments happening.
The campus has helped to change the landscape of the city, from historic buildings like the Wulfruna and George Wallis buildings, home to the Wolverhampton School of Art (est. 1851), to multi-million pound developments like the Rosalind Franklin Science Centre and new home of our Business School, the Lord Swraj Paul Building.
You can learn to teach or prepare for a career in the health professions, hone your craft in The Performance Hub or realise your sporting ambition with extensive sports facilities including a new 3G artificial grass pitch.
The International Academy at Priorslee Hall is based at the picturesque, countryside campus and provides support at every level for students who need help in improving their English language proficiency.
You’ll be just 10 minutes from Walsall town centre and a short distance away from Wolverhampton too, for a full and rewarding student experience.
We’re also investing £10 million at Telford in advanced new engineering facilities and equipment in a number of specialist areas, including motorsport engineering.
Our campuses WHICHEVER OF OUR THREE MAIN CAMPUSES YOU’RE BASED AT, YOU’LL FEEL RIGHT AT HOME IN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT INSPIRES YOU TO DO GREAT WORK.
Cutting-edge facilities are at your fingertips whatever your subject of choice, including mock court rooms, media suites, state-of-theart laboratories and more. With accommodation options to suit every budget, you’ll be situated just minutes away from everything you need.
I study English in the UK and decided to study my Master’s here. I chose Wolverhampton for its city location and course option. Abdulaziz Al Jumaia from Saudi Arabia MA Language and Information Processing
University Shuttle Bus Need to get from one campus to another? We offer a FREE inter-campus shuttle bus service for students during term-time – simply show your student ID and hop on board. Find out more at: wlv.ac.uk/bus
Learning facilities LEARNING CENTRES Our learning centres combine traditional library services with high-tech facilities, providing access to materials to aid you in your studies.
BUSINESS SCHOOL Our brand new, multi-million pound Lord Swraj Paul Building houses an executive education suite, IT suite, consulting rooms and more.
MEDIA SUITE Our purpose-built media suite includes cutting-edge TV and radio studios and a sound-booth with full recording capabilities
TECHNOLOGY CENTRE Game on! Computer Games Design and Computing students will find dedicated facilities in the Alan Turing Building for games testing, development and research.
GREAT I.T. FACILITIES There are over 2,400 PCs across campus for you to use, as well as specialist Mac suites. THE PERFORMANCE HUB Prestigious All-Steinway School status and fully equipped to support you in your chosen performance discipline. MOCK HOSPITAL WARDS Our mock hospital wards offer hands-on teaching for nursing and midwifery students, allowing you to practise without peril on our SimMen. WOLVERHAMPTON SCHOOL OF ART (EST. 1851) The iconic George Wallis Building, home to our School of Art, features nine floors of specialist equipment, studios and workshops to help you develop your craft. ROSALIND FRANKLIN SCIENCE CENTRE Our brand new, six-storey Science Centre provides purpose-built laboratories for all branches of science. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY SUITE Psychology students can make use of our innovative Social Psychology Suite, complete with one-way mirror, viewing chamber and video cameras.
WHATEVER YOUR SUBJECT, YOU’LL FIND YOUR STUDIES WELL SUPPORTED BY OUR EXCELLENT TEACHING AND LEARNING FACILITIES.
MOCK COURT ROOM Law students can practise the art of litigation in our purpose-built mock court room, complete with judges’ bench and witness box. Order in the court!
SPORTS CENTRE As well as sports facilities, including a new 3G pitch, Walsall Campus is home to sports labs and a stateof-the-art DXA suite for sport, exercise and healthrelated research, including bone density testing. LATTE ROOM The Millennium City LaTTE room is the result of our project aiming to create the perfect flexible learning and teaching environment, facilitating individual and group work with a focus on technology and accessibility. RECORDING STUDIOS Budding musicians can make use of The Performance Hub’s two recording studios and additional live rooms, equipped to the highest professional standard. THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT Gain hands-on practical learning with a prototyping laboratory, design studio, drawing offices and virtual reality suite. ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT We’ve invested £10m in engineering courses, facilities and equipment at Telford Innovation Campus. You could even get involved with University of Wolverhampton Racing Team, which debuted in the Protyre Formula Renault championships in 2015.
Our faculties HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY, YOUR COURSE WILL BE DELIVERED BY ONE OF OUR SCHOOLS OR INSTITUTES, HOUSED WITHIN FOUR MAIN FACULTIES. Faculty of Arts Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing Faculty of Science and Engineering Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts The Faculty of Arts has roots dating back to the 1800s. It comprises four Schools and offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a range of arts-based subjects that promote artistic craft, specialist skills and creative enterprise.
SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES: Broaden your intellectual horizons, engage with ideas critically and independently, and develop your understanding of an increasingly complex global world. Stimulating courses are enriched by the research and scholarship of our academic staff. SCHOOL OF MEDIA: Does your interest lie in front of the camera or behind it? Do you want to explore stories already created or produce works of your own in a variety of different media? The School of Media provides a lively and dynamic environment to explore different disciplines. SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS: With an impressive history shaped by contemporary arts practice, the School of Performing Arts offers the perfect environment and state-of-the-art facilities for you to realise your ambitions and develop your craft. Weâ€™ll provide the stage, ready for you to explore your performance potential.
WOLVERHAMPTON SCHOOL OF ART (EST. 1851): The School of Art builds on a long-standing history of design excellence, with courses shaped by the contemporary creative industries. Housed in one purposebuilt building in the heart of the city of Wolverhampton, the School offers the expertise and facilities to help you develop your individual style as an artist, designer or maker.
Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing The Faculty brings together five Institutes specialising in subject areas headed up by academic staff who are experts in their fields, with many courses accredited by recognised professional bodies. The Facultyâ€™s outstanding facilities include the multimillion pound Sports Centre and advanced, purpose-built healthcare and teacher training buildings. INSTITUTE OF SPORT: Multi-million pound facilities, excellent links with industry, renowned and dynamic staff, and interesting and challenging courses make Sport one of the leading lights of the University. INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION: Offers a comprehensive range of nationally-recognised courses in education for future and current education professionals. INSTITUTE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS: We have a range of courses including Nursing, Community Health, Midwifery, LEAP (Learning, Education and Progression), Paramedic Science, Physiotherapy and Physician Associate. INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOLOGY: With exceptional facilities, accreditation from the British Psychological Society and a strong commitment to research, we will provide you with an excellent foundation for a wide range of careers. INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH, SOCIAL WORK AND CARE: Our students benefit from extensive staff experience in health care at clinical, managerial and research levels. Research and development are viewed as an integral part of the Instituteâ€™s activities, underpinning learning and teaching within all subject areas.
Faculty of Science and Engineering The Faculty of Science and Engineering is pivotally positioned in the rebuilding of the technological/scientific capacity vital for the regeneration of engineering and related expertise in the UK. With a rich and long history of technology, teaching and local skills provision, the Faculty is committed to growing its base in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and works closely with leading companies such as Morgan, Jaguar Land Rover, Moog and UTC Aerospace Systems. SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT: Learn from industry experts who transfer their knowledge and hands-on experience in their respective fields. Courses are accredited through multiple accreditors, ensuring that your learning is practical and relevant to current industry practice. SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING: Our Engineering degree courses have been developed in close consultation with industry practitioners so that you have the up to date technical knowledge and design flair to work in todayâ€™s ever changing industry. SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE: Mathematics and Computer Science are disciplines central to almost everything we do, from everyday finance to scientific discovery. Degree courses are accredited and excellent specialist facilities have been developed for our students. SCHOOL OF PHARMACY: Studying Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science or Pharmacology will offer you an exciting and versatile learning experience leading to a prestigious and rewarding career path with many diverse opportunities. SCHOOL OF SCIENCES: Learn to understand how the human body functions and help to determine the impact biology, chemistry and forensic science will have in our future. Your science degree will give you a head-start in securing a rewarding career.
Faculty of Social Sciences The Faculty of Social Sciencesâ€™ teaching excellence, innovative learning materials and first class facilities create a vibrant and stimulating learning environment where you can develop personally and professionally. UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON BUSINESS SCHOOL: Established for over 80 years, our Business School has a distinguished history of supporting business in the West Midlands and Black Country. We were among the first in the country to offer MBA programmes, coaching and mentoring qualifications and have a tradition of innovation in developing courses which meet the needs of business. UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON LAW SCHOOL: The Law School has over 30 yearsâ€™ experience of providing legal education to the highest standard, reflecting the latest legal developments. Our expertise is respected and highly valued by important players in the legal sector. SCHOOL OF SOCIAL, HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL STUDIES: The School has highly qualified and committed staff teaching a broad range of subjects in sociology, social policy, criminology, history, war studies and politics. The Faculty also includes the Centre for International Development and Training, Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership and the International Academy.
INTENSIVE ENGLISH PRE-SESSIONAL PREPARATION COURSES Students are required to hold an IELTS of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each component in order to enter our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes directly. However, if you do not hold this score, do not worry! One of our intensive English courses will help you meet the requirements. Below is a guideline of the duration and cost of the courses. In these classes, you will practise writing, reading, grammar, listening, and formal and informal speaking. You will also find out about British culture and society.
All teaching at the University is carried out in English, so you must have a required proficiency in the language. We’ll help you reach the specific standard required to progress on to a full degree course. • Our courses are delivered by friendly and highly experienced qualified staff. • We design and deliver a variety of flexible, pre-sessional English courses to support you with your English before starting your degree course. • We deliver four International Foundation Year courses, subject to professional body requirements, and Extended International Foundation Year courses. • We design and deliver language development and communication courses for existing University students, both in foreign languages and English as a Foreign Language. • We are accredited by the British Council for teaching of English. For more information on the International Academy, visit: wlv.ac.uk/international/international-academy
Based in the 18th century Priorslee Hall at our Telford Innovation Campus, you will be part of a friendly and nurturing community where students are welcome from all over the world.
THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY IS A HOME-FROM-HOME FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, OFFERING SUPPORT TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR ACADEMIC AIMS.
COURSE / DURATION
*Pre-sessional English Elementary 21 weeks
*Pre-sessional English Pre-Intermediate (15 weeks)
Option to apply for the Extended International Foundation Year course (34 weeks)
*Pre-sessional English Intermediate (10 weeks)
Option to apply for the Extended International Foundation Year course (29 weeks)
**University Preparation Pre-sessional (5 weeks)
International Foundation Year (2 semesters)
Pre-Master’s (2 semesters/8 months)
Graduate and Professional Language skills (12 weeks)
The Study Semester Abroad, in the UK (1 semester)
Pre-Master’s (1 Semester)Kit out your new room with£4,250
*The weeks offered are based on the assumption that all students will complete up to and including the University Preparation course.) ** Other options are available, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
September: moving in day!
LEVEL ON ENTRY
The International Foundation Year (IFY) taught me new and improved patterns for academic writing to enable easy relay of information with high levels of vocabulary, accuracy, precision and professionalism. Timothy Waive (Nigeria)
Where to find us
TRANSNATIONAL EDUCATION PARTNERS
CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING PARTNERS CAMPUS
CHINA REGIONAL OFFICE Email: B.Zhang@wlv.ac.uk Tel: +86 (0) 731 8551 0661
SOUTH ASIA REGIONAL OFFICE Email: email@example.com Tel: +91 11-24675128/9
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“ We are always on hand to offer you a lifelong source of support that will help you achieve your personal and professional aspirations.
Our aim is to create a mutually beneficial relationship with our graduates. As part of our University-wide WLV Alumni Association, we have set up overseas associations to help you reconnect with us and your fellow alumni, no matter where you are in the world. Find out more about our international alumni associations: wlv.ac.uk/alumni/international-alumni
As a graduate of the University of Wolverhampton, you are automatically a member of our WLV Alumni Association: a global network of over 70,000 graduates in more than 150 countries.
One of the turning points in my education that I am truly proud of was to study with the University of Wolverhampton. In addition to qualifications, it has expanded my vision beyond the limits of Hong Kong. Now, my thinking is always on a global basis and I have become a more confident person. I have more global exposures and more friends from overseas when compared with my peers in Hong Kong. Anthony KAM Chairman of the Hong Kong Alumni Association
Our international partnerships mean you can study a University of Wolverhampton degree outside of the UK. The University works with an extensive network of transnational education (TNE) partners around the world that either: • deliver University of Wolverhampton courses in country • or offer courses which are accredited by the University. We’ve been working successfully with International Teaching Organisations around the world for a number of years, providing partner institutions with further and higher education including: • preparatory courses • undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes • research and professional development programmes • consultancy. The University has over 20 TNE Partners based in 14 countries, offering a variety of courses across our four faculties. Find out more about TNE opportunities at: wlv.ac.uk/tne
We understand that as an international student, adapting to life in a new country, you might need some extra support from time to time. We have in place a range of professional Student Support and Wellbeing services that are there for you when you need them. THE GATEWAY You can get friendly and professional advice on university study – including course choice, entry requirements, fees and finance and more – from our Education Guidance Advisors at The Gateway. Find out more at: wlv.ac.uk/gateway STUDENT CENTRE Your Student Centre can help with the administration and organisation of your time at University – from enrolment and module registration right through to graduation. We also offer information for current international students, including visa and immigration advice. Find out more at: wlv.ac.uk/studentcentre COUNSELLING SERVICE Our fully qualified and experienced counsellors can listen to personal or academic concerns and offer support and help in a non-judgemental way. Find out more at: wlv.ac.uk/counselling
CHAPLAINCY The Chaplaincy offers a welcoming environment and space to reflect, whether you follow a religion or not, and can help put you in touch with representatives of your religion. Find out more at: wlv.ac.uk/chaplaincy STUDENT ENABLING CENTRE (SEC) The SEC provides services and support for students with sensory, physical or specific learning difficulties. Find out more at: wlv.ac.uk/sec LEARNING AND INFORMATION SERVICES Learning centres are open seven days a week and provide a vibrant blend of traditional library services, together with the latest learning resource technologies, wireless access, modern study facilities, and self-service options. Find out more at: wlv.ac.uk/lib TRIPS AND TOURS We arrange trips on various weekends throughout the term to many major cities in the UK including Liverpool, Cambridge, Cardiff, Manchester and Bath. To see what’s on offer, visit: wlv.ac.uk/trips
Help, guidance and support
The University was so welcoming that I never felt like an outsider. It was just like ‘home away from home’ Ishav Mehta from India BA (Hons) International Business Management
Careers Our Careers, Enterprise and The Workplace department offers a wide range of services and resources to help you gain experience in developing a successful career. Our team of qualified careers advisors can help you explore the options available to you at the end of your course. Through our careers workshops and short courses, you can get expert guidance on: • • • •
completing application forms in the most effective way creating CVs and covering letters improving interview and presentation skills enhancing presentation skills.
As 2nd in the UK for graduate employment, employability is at our core. As well as careers-related modules embedded in many courses, we can help you to gain experience through student placements (including year-long sandwich placements), part-time job opportunities and work experience at the University. On most Tier 4 student visas, students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week during term-time. Here at the University, we understand the need to not only earn extra ‘pocket money’ but also to enhance your employability. To find out more, including the wide range of opportunities available, visit: wlv.ac.uk/careers
Your Students’ Union The University of Wolverhampton Students’ Union is here for all students, whether you’re from the UK or abroad. The Union is here to represent you, advise you and make sure you get the most out of your University experience. Officers and staff at the Union work to make sure you have a smooth time away from home and equip you with the right skills, so when it comes time to leave, you’re ready to take advantage of more opportunities than when you arrived. OFFICERS The Union is led by a team of Student Officers, elected every year, each with responsibility over a specific area relating to student life. Find out more about the Officers at: wolvesunion.org/yourunion/ executive ADVICE AND SUPPORT CENTRE The Advice and Support Centre (ASC) in the Union offers free, confidential and impartial advice on everything from housing to loans and bursaries. For more information, visit: wolvesunion.org/ adviceandsupport
STUDENT VOICE Your Course/Faculty Representative is a fellow student on your course/in your faculty who’s volunteered their time to listen to student views and resolve any issues as necessary. Find out more at: wolvesunion.org/voice
We have over 1,000 places available in Universityowned accommodation, so make yourself at home!
VOLUNTEER CENTRAL Take the opportunity to develop your skills, gain experience, enhance your CV and increase your employability through Volunteer Central: wolvesunion. org/volunteering
We offer a wide range of accommodation choices, suiting every budget and requirement. All Universityowned Halls of Residence are on or within walking distance to campus, all rooms are single occupancy and you can request specially adapted rooms and single-sex / quiet corridors on request.
SOCIETIES Run by students for students, societies are a great way for you to meet people who share the same interests or to try something new. Find a list of current societies at: wolvesunion.org/societies For more information including trips, social sport and how to get your hands on an NUS card for exclusive student discounts, visit your Students’ Union at: wolvesunion.org
Living in University accommodation gives our international students security and their family back home peace of mind. What’s more, we offer guaranteed accommodation to international students who meet certain criteria and you can stay with us throughout your time at University.
Student safety is one of our highest priorities. Security guards patrol 24 hours a day and cameras are located throughout the campus. Most halls have student swipecard entry systems and each residence has a team of wardens and tutors who live within the hall to offer help and guidance. WHAT’S THE COST? Our accommodation offers great value for money – with a host of extras included in your rent. • 24-hour security and caretaking service. • All utilities – heating, gas, electricity. • Basic contents insurance. • Wireless or plug-in internet access in your room and communal areas. • Free sports membership.* *Terms and conditions apply.
To apply for University accommodation and to find out more, visit: wlv.ac.uk/accommodation
WANT TO LIVE WITH FRIENDS? YOU CAN COMPLETE A GROUP APPLICATION FROM ACCOMMODATION SERVICES.
2017/18 PRICES 2017/18 Accommodation Lomas Street (City Standard) £85
37 Week Licence Cost
North Road (City En-Suite)
Gorway (Walsall Standard)
Student Village (Walsall En-Suite) £102
Money Matters We believe that the overall Wolverhampton experience offers excellent value for money and is a sensible investment in your future. The low cost of living in Wolverhampton, compared to other cities in the UK, means your money goes further – according to numbeo.com, consumer prices in the city are 20% lower, eating out is 30% less expensive, and rents are up to 300% lower! It’s estimated that a single student living in Wolverhampton will need approximately £1,015 a month to meet basic living expenses such as accommodation costs, food, books and equipment, and other necessities. This is in line with the Home Office recommended figures for living outside London. This figure is given as a guide only. WHERE TO BUY FOOD Wolverhampton has a variety of major supermarkets including ASDA, Sainsbury’s and Tesco, cheaper supermarkets including Lidl and Aldi, and premium supermarkets such as Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. British shops and larger supermarkets stock a wide range of products including foods imported from other countries and foods meeting religious requirements, such as Halal. There are also many local ethnic stores where you will be able to find the foods you are used to eating at home.
FOOD COSTS: £30 - £35 (average cost of weekly shop purchasing supermarket’s own brand). ACCOMMODATION COSTS: £4,900 - £8,300 per year depending on the type of accommodation. OTHER COSTS: To cover items such as books, clothing, entertainment, laundrette and dry-cleaning, personal hygiene items and household articles, you will need approximately £340 for the year.
The following example helps to illustrate the breakdown of costs. Let’s say your course fee is £12,000 and you’ve paid £3,000 in advance. For living costs you’ll need to show £9,135 (£1,015 x 9 months) but you’ve also paid £500 towards your University accommodation already. So, for this example, the amount you’ll need to show in your bank account is £17,635 – because £9,000 + £9,135 - £500 = £17,635.
Food prices are very different depending on where you shop and what products you buy. Supermarkets often have ‘own label’ brands which are cheaper than more recognised brands. You could also explore local markets or bulk buying.
The shopping list below gives an approximate idea of the cost of basic products in the UK from a supermarket. Another easy way to understand whether you have budgeted enough is to visit: https://international.studentcalculator.org/
Fees and finance WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Your tuition fee varies according to your chosen course, your level of study, your chosen mode of study and whether you are eligible to pay European Union (EU) or international fees (which depends on your nationality and residency over the past three years).
DID YOU KNOW? THE UNIVERSITY OFFERS A GENEROUS 20% LOYALTY DISCOUNT TO STUDENTS PROGRESSING FROM AN UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME TO A TAUGHT POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME, WHERE BOTH COURSES ARE STUDIED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON. THERE IS NO TIME LIMIT ON HOW LONG AGO YOU COMPLETED YOUR DEGREE AS LONG AS THIS IS YOUR FIRST MASTER’S LEVEL QUALIFICATION.
To find out the cost of tuition fees for your chosen course, you can check the individual course page on our Course Finder: wlv.ac.uk/courses The table below outlines how much tuition fees cost for courses starting in 2017/18. Tuition fee costs are for the duration of your course (unless otherwise stated):
Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes
£1,350 for 5 weeks or £2,700 for 10 weeks
International Foundation Programme
£9,950 for two-terms or £11,950 for three terms
Undergraduate full-time courses
£11,475 (per academic year)
Postgraduate taught full-time courses
£12,445 (per academic year)
Postgraduate full-time courses for Business School
£12,720 (per academic year)
Every international student who has an unconditional acceptance can save 10% through our Prompt Payment Discount. For details, visit: wlv.ac.uk/international/fees
Payment is flexible, with two options available depending upon your situation. After we have received the deposit, the remainder of the course fee can be paid altogether, or across the year in three easy to manage instalments.
A very important thing about the city of Wolverhampton is just how affordable everything is.
Issic Romel India
The best thing about studying at the University of Wolverhampton is at the end, you’ll have a degree certificate and people will think you’re mega-smart and want to give you amazing jobs – but if they don’t, you’ve always got the option of staying on to do a postgrad.
The best thing about the University of Wolverhampton is that your background does not matter, you’ll feel right at home and you will have the desire to discover new horizons to improve yourself; it definitely is the University of Opportunity. Don’t worry about asking for advice – there is lovely and qualified staff willing to sail with you during the storm.
Being a doctoral student at the University of Wolverhampton is one of the most memorable experiences of my life. The exciting research project on first year undergraduate experience matched my research interest perfectly as my Master degree study was about educational leadership and innovation.
My biggest success is being elected as the Welfare VP at the University of Wolverhampton Students’ Union. If you’re a student starting at the University, my advice is to get involved with the ongoing activities on campus and don’t leave your university work until the last minute – even if you have to, due to other priorities, then don’t give up because you finish what you started!
LLB Honours (Undergraduate Degree) and Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice Course
Look at the University resources and people that best enable you to develop yourself. I’ve started my professional career as I wanted and won a full scholarship to study fulltime abroad.
MSc International Banking and Finance
My supervisors were extraordinarily supportive and caring, which not only helped me build up my research skills but also enhanced my personal development. The guidance and training I received prepared me well for job hunting after graduation. Currently I am an Evaluation Director in a nonprofit organization in Canada, contributing to local community building with the knowledge and research skills developed through my PhD study.
Jennifer Uriewhu from Nigeria BSc (Hons) Business and Finance
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DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT APPLYING? HERE’S OUR TEN STEP GUIDE TO THE APPLICATION PROCESS.
01 Apply There are three easy ways to apply:
Get your offer Providing that you have submitted all the correct information, you will receive one of the following decisions by email:
Meet your conditions
Accept your offer
Book your accommodation
• Direct to the University – complete and submit an online application form, including a personal statement regarding your suitability for your chosen course, along with scans of your original academic transcripts and certificates. • Through a country representative – our in-country representatives can help you make your application and apply for a visa, and give advice on studying abroad.
of acceptance for studies (CAS)
• Through UCAS – if you’re applying for an undergraduate degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND), you can apply through the UK’s Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) at: ucas.com
• Unconditional offer – You meet the entry criteria. Your place will be reserved until you accept or decline your offer. • Conditional offer – You still need to complete your current qualifications, or submit outstanding documents. Your place will be reserved until you meet the rest of the entry criteria.
Arrange your finances
• Alternative course – You do not meet the entry criteria for the course you applied for, but you are suitable for another course. • Reject – You do not meet the entry criteria. We will always offer an alternative course where possible.
• If you are holding an unconditional offer, you have already met all of the conditions and you will be eligible to proceed to apply for your visa at the appropriate time.
Apply for a visa
• If you have a conditional offer, you will need to email your outstanding documents. • If your offer is conditional on meeting the English language requirements, then you may want to consider a pre-sessional English course (see pages 19-20).
To accept your offer, you will need to pay a deposit towards the tuition fees. This demonstrates to the visa authorities that you are a serious student. If you are a conditional offer holder and do not meet visa conditions, we will refund this payment, with the exception of £50 which is retained as an admin fee.
Applications will be considered at any time up until the course start date, although we advise you to apply well in advance to allow plenty of time to arrange your visa, accommodation and deal with any other issues ahead of your studies in the UK.
HELP AND GUIDANCE WITH YOUR APPLICATION
Once you have accepted your offer (conditional or unconditional), you will receive an email inviting you to book accommodation online.
If you need help with your application or would like some advice on study options, you can contact us via our offices in Wolverhampton, China, Nigeria, the Middle East, South Asia and South East Asia, or Educational Advisors in your country.
Arrange your travel
Wolverhampton School of Art – Undergraduate Courses • Applied Arts (BA) • Art and Design with Foundation Year (BA) • Fine Art (BA) • Interior Design (BDes) • Photography (BA) • Product Design (BDes) • Visual Communication (Graphic Design) (BA) • Visual Communication (Illustration) (BA)
A CAS is an e-document and confirms that you have been accepted onto a full-time degree course at an educational sponsor in the UK. The University will produce a CAS for you and email your CAS number and CAS statement.
Wolverhampton School of Art – Postgraduate Courses • Art & Design (MA by Research) • Design and Applied Arts (MA) • Design and Applied Arts (MA and PG Diploma) • Digital and Visual Communications Advertising (MA and PG Diploma) • Fine Art (MA and PG Diploma) • Fashion and Textiles
You will need to arrange for the remainder of your fees (minus the £3,000 deposit) and living costs to be in your bank account for 28 days. You will also need to pay a healthcare surcharge, which is currently £150 per year. You can find out more information and pay this charge online at: gov.uk/
School of Performing Arts – Undergraduate Courses • Dance (BA) • Drama (BA) • Music (BMus) • Music Technology (BA) • Musical Theatre (BA) • Popular Music (BMus)
Once the money has been in your account for 28 days and you have paid the healthcare surcharge, you can apply for the Tier 4 (General) student visa.
School of Performing Arts – Postgraduate Courses • Audio Technology (MSc) • Contemporary Theatre and Performance (MA) • Dance (MA) • Dance Science (MSc) • Music (MMus) • Music Technology (MSc by Research) • Musical Theatre (MA) • Performing Arts (MA by Research)
You may be invited to attend a credibility interview with the Home Office.
School of Media – Undergraduate Courses • Animation (BA) • Film and Television Production (BA) • Film and Television Studies (BA) • Media (BA) • Multimedia Journalism (BA) • Public Relations (BA)
Once you receive your visa, you can book your travel to the UK. See you in Wolverhampton! Make sure you arrive in time for our International Welcome Week!
School of Media – Postgraduate Courses • Contemporary Media (MA) • Film Studies (MA) • Public Relations and Corporate Communication (MA)
School of Humanities – Undergraduate Courses • Creative and Professional Writing (BA) • Cultural Heritage (BA) • English (BA) • English Language (BA)
• Linguistics (BA) • Philosophy (BA) • Religious Studies (BA) School of Humanities - Postgraduate Courses • English (MA) • Human Sciences (MRes) • Humanities (MA by Research) • Language and Information Processing (MA) • Popular Culture (MA) FACULTY OF EDUCATION, HEALTH AND WELLBEING Institute of Education – Postgraduate Courses • Education (MA) • Professional Practice and Lifelong Education (MA) Institute of Health Professions – Undergraduate Courses • DipHE International Nursing Studies (Top-up) • Physiotherapy (BSc) Institute of Health Professions – Postgraduate Courses • Advanced Clinical Practice (MSc and Postgraduate Diploma) • Advanced Practice for Allied Health Professionals (Qual) • Commissioning for Health and Social Care (MSc, PG Diploma and PG Certificate) • Education for Health, Social Care and Allied Professionals (PG Certificate) • Emergency Planning Resilience and Response (MSc, PG Diploma and PG Certificate) • Mental Health (MSc/MA) • Palliative and End of Life Care (PG Certificate and MSc) • Palliative and End of Life Care for Adults with Progressive Life Limiting Diagnoses (Douglas Macmillan Hospice) (PG Certificate and MSc) • Physician Associate Studies (PG Diploma) Institute of Psychology – Undergraduate Courses • Psychology (BSc and MSci) Institute of Psychology – Postgraduate Courses • Forensic and Investigative Psychology (MSc) • Occupational Psychology (MSc) Institute of Public Health, Social Work and Care – Undergraduate Courses • Health Studies (BSc) • Public Health (BSc) • Social Care (BA) • Social Policy (BA)
Institute of Public Health, Social Work and Care – Postgraduate Courses • Health and Social Care (MSc / MA) • Health and Wellbeing (Top-up) (MSc / MA) • Master of Public Health; Master of Public Health by Distance Learning (MPH) Institute of Sport – Undergraduate Courses • Exercise and Health (BSc) • Physical Education (BA) • Sport and Exercise Science (BSc) • Sport Studies and Development (BA) • Sport with Foundation Year (BA) • Sports Coaching Practice (Football/Martial Arts) (BSc) • Strength and Conditioning (BSc) Institute of Sport – Postgraduate Courses • Sport and Exercise (MRes) FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING School of Architecture and Built Environment – Undergraduate Courses • Architectural Design (HND) • Architectural Design Technology (BSc) • Architecture (BSc) • Building Surveying (BSc) • Civil and Transportation Engineering (BEng) • Civil Engineering (BEng) • Construction and the Built Environment (HND) • Construction Management (BSc) • Environmental Health (BSc) • Geography, Urban Environments and Climate Change (BSc) • Infrastructure Engineering and Management (BEng) • Interior Architecture and Property Development (BSc) • Property Management and Real Estate (BSc) • Quantity Surveying (BSc) School of Architecture and Built Environment – Postgraduate Courses • Building Information Modelling (PG Certificate) • Building Information Modelling for Integrated Construction (MSc) • Civil Engineering (MSc and PG Certificate) • Civil Engineering Management (MSc and PG Certificate) • Computer Aided Design for Construction (MSc) • Construction Law and Dispute Resolution (MSc, PG Diploma and PG Certificate) • Construction Project Management (also at British College of Applied Studies, Sri Lanka, and by Distance Learning) (MSc and PG Certificate) • Environmental Management (MSc) • Environmental Pollution Control (MSc) • Environmental Technology (MSc) • Oil and Gas Management (MSc)
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School of Engineering – Postgraduate Courses • Advanced Technology Management (Engineering Analysis) (also at ESTIA, Biarritz) (MSc) • Advanced Technology Management (Manufacturing) (also at ESTIA, Biarritz) (MSc) • Advanced Technology Management (Sustainability) (also at ESTIA, Biarritz) (MSc) • Manufacturing Engineering (MSc) School of Mathematics and Computer Science – Undergraduate Courses • Business Intelligence (BSc) • Cloud Computing (BSc) • Computer Games Design (BA) • Computer Science (BSc) • Computer Science with Secondary Education (QTS) • Computing (HND) • Computing and Information Technology (BSc) • Cybersecurity (BSc) • Data Science (BSc) • Industrial Mathematics (BSc) • Information Technology (HND) • Mathematics (BSc) • Mathematical Sciences (BSc) • Mathematics and Computing (HND) • Mathematics with Secondary Education (QTS) (BSc) School of Mathematics and Computer Science – Postgraduate Courses • Computer Science (MSc and PG Certificate) • Information Technology (MSc and PG Certificate) • Information Technology Management (MSc and PG Certificate) • Mathematics (MSc and PG Certificate) • Web and Mobile Application Development (MSc and PG Certificate) School of Pharmacy – Undergraduate Courses • Pharmaceutical Science (HND, BSc) • Pharmacology (BSc) • Pharmacy (MPharm) School of Pharmacy – Postgraduate Courses • Independent Prescribing (Practice Certificate and Postgraduate Certificate) • Pharmaceutical Science (MSc) • Prescribing Studies (Practice Certificate and Postgraduate Certificate) School of Sciences – Undergraduate Courses • Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation (HND, BSc or MSci) • Applied Biology (HND)
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Applied Physics (BSc) Biochemistry (BSc) Biological Sciences (BSc) Biology (MBiol) Biomedical Science (HND, BSc) Biotechnology (BSc) Chemistry (HND, BSc or MChem) Chemistry (BSc) Chemistry with Secondary Education (QTS) (BSc) Forensic Science (HND, BSc or MSci) Genetics and Molecular Biology (BSc) Human Biology (BSc) Medical Physiology and Diagnostics (BSc) Medical Science (BMEd Sci) Microbiology (BSc) Molecular Bioscience (MSci)
School of Sciences – Postgraduate Courses • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (MSc) • Biomedical Science (MSc) • Forensic Genetics and Human Identification (MSc) • Forensic Mark Comparison (MSc) • Fire Scene Investigation (MSc) • Investigation (MSc) • Medical Biotechnology (MSc) • Molecular Biology with Bioinformatics (MSc) • Programme and Project Management (MSc) • Waste and Resource Management (MSc) • Waste Management (By Distance Learning) (MSc) • Wildlife Conservation (MSc) FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES University of Wolverhampton Business School – Undergraduate Courses • Accounting and Finance (BA) • Business (HND) • Business Management (BA) • Economics (BA) • Event and Venue Management (BA) • Human Resource Management (BA or MArt) • International Business Management (BA) • International Hospitality Management (BA) • Marketing and Events Management (BA) • Marketing Management (BA) • Tourism Management (BA)
• International Master of Business Administration (MBA) • Leadership and Management (MSc) • Marketing Management (MSc) • Professional Accounting and Finance (MSc) University of Wolverhampton Law School – Undergraduate Courses • Law (LLB) • LLB University of Wolverhampton Law School – Postgraduate Courses • LLM (Common Professional Examination) • LLM International Corporate and Financial Law • LLM (Law) • LLM International Business Law • LLM Legal Practice Course • Legal Practice Course (LPC) • LLM Professional Practice by Distance Learning School of Social, Historical and Political Studies – Undergraduate Courses • Armed Forces (BSc) • Aviation Fire and Rescue (BSc) • Criminology and Criminal Justice (BA) • Deaf Studies (BA) • Fire and Rescue (BSc) • History (BA) • Interpreting (BSL/English) with Foundation Year • Interpreting (BSL/English) • Policing and Intelligence (BSc) • Politics (BA) • Sociology (BA) • War Studies (BA)
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School of Engineering – Undergraduate Courses • Aerospace Engineering (BEng and MEng) • Automotive Engineering (BEng and MEng) • Chemical Engineering (BEng) • Electronics and Communications Engineering (BEng and MEng) • Mechanical Engineering (BEng and MEng) • Mechatronics Engineering (BEng and MEng) • Motorsport Engineering (BEng or MEng)
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School of Social, Historical and Political Studies – Postgraduate Courses • Military History by Distance Learning (MA)
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We offer MPhils and PhDs, a full list of our courses can be found on our website at: wlv.ac.uk/courses
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University of Wolverhampton Business School – Postgraduate Courses • Master of Business Administration (also at British College of Applied Studies, Sri Lanka, ERC Institute Singapore, Westford School of Management, India) and by Distance Learning (MBA) • Master of Business Administration (International Development) (MBA) • Event and Venue Management (MA) • Finance and Accounting (MSc) • Human Resource Management (MA) • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MSc) • International Banking and Finance (MSc) • International Business Management (MSc) • International Hospitality Management (MA)
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