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INTERNATIONAL GUIDE 2016/2017

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Welcome Why choose the University of Wolverhampton? Travelling around the UK and Europe I love studying in the UK Our Campuses - City Campus Our Campuses - Walsall Campus Our Campuses - Telford Campus International Academy Faculty of Arts Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing Faculty of Science and Engineering

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Faculty of Social Sciences The Doctoral College Careers Accommodation Student support Students’ Union Student visas and immigration Tuition fees How to apply Alumni We are international

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Here at the University of Wolverhampton, we are the University of Opportunity. This means giving our students the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to thrive in the global economy. Our excellent teaching, facilities and support are reflected in the satisfaction of our students – measured each year in the National Student Survey. By providing placements, work experience and volunteering opportunities, we prepare our students for the world of work; this is reflected in our graduate employment rate, which is rising each year: more than 95% of our class of 2014 were in work or continuing their studies after six months.* Our research community explores areas of life that affect us all in fields as diverse as brain tumours, diabetes, caste and culture, sports science, language and digital technologies. We hope you find the enclosed information useful. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions. I look forward to welcoming you to the University of Wolverhampton. Geoff Layer Vice-Chancellor

Thank you for considering the University of Wolverhampton for your studies. We welcome many hundreds of international students each year to the University, who join our friendly community in the centre of England, or study our degrees through our partner institutions overseas. We currently have students from over 100 nations studying at our UK campuses or partner institutions. Our vibrant international community enhances the already diverse cultural makeup of our University, city and region. The University has a long history of working internationally, establishing its first office in Hong Kong in 1996. We now have several Regional Offices and a network of Educational Advisors around the world offering superb support to international students wishing to study with us. We look forward to hearing from you. Jo Gittens International Director

Start dates September 2016 start Welcome Week: 26 September 2016 Teaching starts: 26 September 2016 Christmas and New Year vacation: 19 December 2016 – 2 January 2017

January 2017 start Welcome Week: 16 January 2017 Teaching starts: 23 January 2017 Easter vacation: 10 April 2017 – 21 April 2017

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*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015

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Why choose the University of Wolverhampton?

Why choose the University of Wolverhampton?

Why choose the

University of Wolverhampton? The University of Wolverhampton attracts students from around the world. Here are just some of the reasons why.

A truly international university Over 2,500 international students, including almost 700 from the EU currently study with us, coming from over 100 countries.

World-class facilities With our biggest ever investment programme: Our Vision, Your Opportunity, we’ve committed to generating £250 million of investment in five years to improve the student experience and boost the local economy. The differences are already visible on campus with our £18m new Business School; £21m new Science Centre; £12m investment in engineering; £4m on improved catering and facilities on City Campus; and a £30m Digital Campus programme.

Award winning links with industry

A modern university with historical roots

The University’s close links with hundreds of businesses benefit both students and businesses alike. In 2013 the University’s Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre won the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award for Knowledge Exchange.

Wolverhampton Mechanics’ Institute was founded in 1835 and is the origin of the University.

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of our graduates go on to further study or enter full-time employment*.

* Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey – based on date obtained 6 months after graduation.

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Why choose the University of Wolverhampton?

Why choose the University of Wolverhampton?

£ A large, vibrant, modern university

Low cost of living

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We have almost 20,000 students enrolled with us and over 2,300 staff.

Wolverhampton is recognised as one of the cheapest cities in the UK to live in.

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.

Central location We are located in the heart of England – perfect for sightseeing! Excellent transport links allow you to easily travel the UK and Europe.

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POSTGRADUATE COURSES Internationally-recognised qualifications Degrees from British universities are highly prized around the world and many of our qualifications are professionally accredited, giving you additional credibility with employers.

World-leading research

Continual improvement of our facilities We’re generating over £250 million of investment to improve facilities, courses, teaching and research through the Our Vision, Your Opportunity programme.

The University is home to a diverse range of Research Centres, 14 of which had elements rated as world-leading in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

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Travelling around the UK and Europe

Travelling around the UK and Europe

Travelling around

the UK and Europe When you want to explore the rest of the UK, Wolverhampton is close to local, national and international transport links, so getting around is easy. Birmingham International Airport is 30 minutes away by train. A short train journey can take you to Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. London is less than a two hour train ride away. The University also organises affordable trips around the UK for all its students. We have an experienced Visa and Immigration Officer who will advise you on how to obtain a Schengen Visa to enable you to travel around other European countries.

Travel times by train from Wolverhampton to: Birmingham: 18 mins Manchester: 1 hour 10 mins London: 1 hour 40 mins Liverpool: 1 hour 16 mins Edinburgh: 4 hours

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Manchester Liverpool Wolverhampton

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Travel time by plane from Birmingham International Airport to: Paris: 80 mins Rome: 2 hours 45 mins Barcelona: 2 hours 5 mins Dublin: 1 hour

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I can’t believe how easy it is to travel around the UK and Europe, it is also really cheap! I have visited so many different places such as Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Wales. The University also runs fun trips at the weekends which are a great way to meet new people and travel the UK on a low budget. I have travelled to Stratford-Upon-Avon, Blackpool, Cambridge and Cardiff with the University and made lots of new friends from around the world.

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I love studying in the UK

I love studying in the UK

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Israel Idris Habibu MSc Information Technology Management

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I chose to study in the UK, specifically the University of Wolverhampton, because of its history in quality education and meeting with people of diverse cultures.

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Studying here has exposed me to state-of-the art learning facilities. Great teaching and nonteaching staff are always ready to help.

I definitely love study in the UK. All the teachers I've met are very nice and have the passion and professional knowledge to teach well. Even if English is not my first language, I feel treated as equal to other students in class.

You have a better opportunity to be great.

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Oluwajuwonlo Olajide MA Conflict Studies

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I like to study in the UK because of the world-renowned education system. The UK is a multi-cultural nation and living here gives me the opportunity to meet new people. My Master’s degree is only one year in duration which saves me time and money compared to studying in the USA or other countries. Saroj Khanal MA Hospitality Management

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Studying in the UK involves different ways of being taught, academics who have different perspectives, and studying with better facilities and resources. I believe that the unique blend of experiences I gain in the UK will internationalize my CV that I may be more attractive to larger companies with operations worldwide.

The University of Wolverhampton is remarkable for its indelible work in promoting language and cultural diversity in the world. Personally, I am of the notion that, to cultivate and maintain any kind of relationship in this ever-so polarising world, understanding culture and language is fundamental. Therefore, we must all invest.

Prasanth Muthurajah MSc Civil Engineering

Henry Lyonga Njimapie BA (Hons) Media and Communication Studies

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I have the opportunity to meet new challenges: different country, new language, new lifestyle, new friends, lot of things to face and overcome.

I can improve myself, and the high standards of education here push you to be better.

It’s definitely an opportunity for me to be exposed to a new environment, new culture and traditions and to gain an insight in to a way of life which is radically different from our own.

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I love the UK because…

I have the chance to learn thousands of years of history and culture from other points of view because history changes depending upon the author.

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I chose to study in the UK because the quality of UK education is recognised worldwide. I am excited to live in a country so full of history and with so many cosmopolitan cities, but also with rural villages and castles!

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I can live the culture - in every corner, in every building there's something that tells you where it comes from, people here love their culture and for those who love learning this is the best place. I am going to get more than just education; I’m getting life experiences, friendships, love stories, a whole new world to discover.

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The UK is a stable environment that supports quality learning and education. Institutions have state-of-the-art facilities, and friendly and accommodating lecturers. British education promotes independent learning and encourages you to open your mind. Conducive classrooms, well-equipped Learning Centres and keep-fit facilities also informed my choice to study here.

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Our Campuses - City Campus

Our Campuses - City Campus

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City Campus

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PABLO PEREZ, MSc Construction Project Management

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8AM

After a long day, I often go to West Park to play a tennis match with some friends. I get to enjoy the beauty of West Park and play my favourite sport, all in one!

Wakey wakey! Time for a morning gym session! University gym membership is included with my accommodation, which is great – some of my friends at other universities have to pay £50 a month! You can always find someone you know and exercise together.

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Some of the Brazilian students held a Brazilian BBQ party at their accommodation – I have made so many friends from so many different countries including the UK, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, India and China. I love trying food from other countries and finding out about different cultures.

Seminar session, this is great as the class sizes are really small so the lecturers can provide a lot of support and we can ask them many questions. Today we were using the University visualisation lab.

10AM I meet some of my classmates after the workshop in the Mac Suite in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. I love this place – the computers are amazing, and we can use them whenever we want! I have access to any engineering software I may need.

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Lecture. I love the way that British education consists of different teaching methods – lectures are great because they are extremely informative, however we also have tutorials, workshops and seminars which allow us to discuss topics, share ideas and ask lecturers for further details.

I met my Dominican Republic friends in the University restaurant – there are so many food choices including British food, sandwiches, salads and foods from around the globe including curries and stir-frys.

Whenever I need a break from studying, I go to the Squeezebox in the Students' Union which has the MOST AMAZING SMOOTHIES EVER!!! It is a great place to meet new people, and there is a pool table where you can play and hang out with friends.

The Harrison Learning Centre is the best environment if you just want to focus on your assignments, or find any useful information with a wide variety of books. It has the most useful printer ever, which apparently does everything. It is open 24 hours and sometimes I can be there until 3am!

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Our Campuses - Walsall Campus

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF JOHN KONG, BA (Hons) Music Technology and Popular Music

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I start some days with an early morning swim or gym session. I can use the swimming pool for free with my sports membership which is included with my accommodation. I find it very relaxing, and it’s great for keeping fit!

The University offers a free shuttle bus for students to get to the other campuses. Sometimes I like to go into Wolverhampton city to meet my bandmates, watch concerts at the Civic Hall, go to the movie theatre, play bowling…there is lots to do!

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I have booked out a session room at 9am and would like to borrow some music from the Learning Centre. It is so easy to borrow anything from the music library. There is a selection of music from all different musical periods and genres; however I stick to Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin!

I have practised a lot today, so I like to chill out in the Students' Union. The campus at Walsall is quite small but I like that, as you get to know many people. The Union has a bar, serves pizza and other snacks, and is lots of fun as it also has a pool table.

2PM I have joined several University bands including the wind band, University orchestra, jazz band and semi chorus. I practise once a week with most of them. This was a great way to meet new friends. The semi chorus is quite similar to Glee – it’s so much fun!

9AM As I am a third year student, my course requires a lot of self-study. I spend about 20 hours per week in the studios within the Performance Hub. The facilities are amazing; there are rehearsal rooms, recording facilities with two computer suites equipped with iMacs running Protools, Logic,

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Cubase and Sibelius software, and two recording studios with analogue and digital recording equipment. The best part for me is that it is an All Steinway School meaning I have a choice of 17 Steinway pianos to choose from when I want to practise.

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I have music technology workshops every week which give me the opportunity to work in small focussed groups, and learn from the very experienced and supportive lecturers. My classmates are from all around the world – we learn so much from each other as the workshops allow us to have discussions. The lecturers are very friendly and we can chat to them whenever we want!

I usually cook my lunch in the flat. I enjoy Chinese food, and can buy all the ingredients I need from the local Asda supermarket.

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Our Campuses - Telford Campus

Our Campuses - Telford Campus

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF GIPSY PENA AND JOSE LAUREANO, MSc Advanced Technology Management

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We live on City Campus in Wolverhampton but some of our lectures are in Telford. There is a free shuttle bus between the campuses, which is great as we don’t have to worry about paying to get to our lectures. This also gives us the opportunity to discuss our previous classes, or if we’re too tired, chat and meet new people!

The free shuttle bus stops in Telford town centre on the way to Wolverhampton. We love going to the bowling alley in our free time. There’s even a dry ski-slope where you can snowboard or go skiing. Coming from the Caribbean we certainly didn’t expect we could go skiing when we came to the UK! Telford was recently voted one of the happiest places to live in Britain, we would definitely agree with that!

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There’s a great basketball court at Telford along with a football pitch and a tennis court. After lectures, Jose likes to get together with some of our classmates and shoot some hoops. It’s a great way to relax and meet new people. There’s always someone up for a game. I prefer to play table tennis in Priorslee Hall with some students from the International Academy – there is a social area open to all, it’s great!

Our first class of the day! There are students from all over the world in our classes. Learning about other cultures and traditions is all part of the fun. The lectures have been designed with industry specialists, and are recognised internationally. So we know that everything we’re learning is relevant to the industry and will help our career prospects.

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After lectures, we like to go to the Learning Centre with our class mates. It’s really modern and a great environment to study in; it has so many books and we can come and use the PCs whenever we need to. We like to use the private study pods when we’re working on a project together.

For lunch, we grab something to eat in the food court here. It’s so handy being able to pick something up on the go if you need to – Jose’s a bit fussy, however there is always lots of choice, and it’s not too pricey either!

When we have free time in the afternoon we often like to sit outside. It’s such a peaceful campus, so sometimes we sit and prepare for our lab session.

Off to the Innovative Product Development Centre or – as we prefer – the lab (much easier to say)! This place is unbelievable. We evaluate prototyping and rapid manufacturing technologies and develop an understanding of how these processes can be used by product developers and manufacturers in the global marketplace. The machines make parts from titanium, cobalt chrome and stainless steel alloys, through addictive layer manufacture. At first we found it very daunting, as you can imagine – however, the lecturers and technicians are extremely knowledgeable and supportive.

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International Academy

International Academy

International Foundation Year The International Foundation Year is designed for international students who wish to study for a degree and have the necessary standard of English but lack the required academic qualifications. You will study a mixture of subject-specific modules, develop your academic skills and expand your English language skills in preparation for higher education. Successful completion of the International Foundation Year allows you to join an undergraduate degree course at the University. Students hoping to study the IFY need an IELTS score of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

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TEFL teaching training and teacher development • Graduate teaching placement at a partner institution; open to all graduates from the University of Wolverhampton. • Teacher development for international teachers of English. For details visit: wlv.ac.uk/tefl • Internationally recognised Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. • A joint degree in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and selected other subjects.

Pre-Master's course This course is designed for students who need to bridge the gap between their previous qualifications and experience and postgraduate study. The course will help you to develop an understanding of the expectations and academic skills needed to successfully study at postgraduate level and will help you to advance your English language skills further.

International Academy The University’s International Academy is the home-from-home for many of our international students. The International Academy is based in the 18th century mansion Priorslee Hall, at the University’s Telford Innovation Campus. The campus lies in the heart of the rolling countryside, offering our students the opportunity to study in a relaxed, friendly community in safe, peaceful surroundings. Telford was recently voted by Rightmove as one of the ten happiest places in the UK to live. It is a thriving town with a lively centre packed with varied entertainment opportunities just 30 minutes from our City Campus.

All students successfully completing the course are guaranteed progression onto one of our Master’s programmes.

Language projects EU-funded opportunities are available for teachers, schools, local authorities and other educational professionals, including: • international projects through the ERASMUS+ Programme • international immersion courses in many languages. • secondary school events through the Routes into Languages initiative

To find out more about entry requirements, how to apply, and much more about the International Academy visit: wlv.ac.uk/international and follow the International Academy link.

• teaching resources • support for specific qualifications in the form of training, advice and resources

Short courses Short courses are an enjoyable and affordable way for you to gain skills and experience living and studying at a UK university. Our well managed summer school welcomes students from all over the world to study English, see local attractions and study specialised options such as art and design, media and broadcasting and professional communication. We are also well positioned to provide bespoke courses to cohort groups, designed around specific needs.

• available language support and development sessions relevant to your subject and language needs. For further information, visit: wlv.ac.uk/languagessupport

To find out more or make an enquiry, visit: wlv.ac.uk/englishshortcourses

Intensive English preparation courses Students are required to hold an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each component in order to enter our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes directly. If you do not hold this score however, do not worry! We have a selection of intensive English courses on offer for you to study before your degree programme. There are many different options. Below is a guideline of the duration and cost of the courses.

IELTS level on entry

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Below 4.0

32 weeks

£8,250

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28 weeks

£7,750

4.5

15 weeks

£3,500

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10 weeks

£2,350

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Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Arts

Masked Realities Liu Fang, 2014 Hand painted, fused and polished glass

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The Faculty of Arts includes the School of Creative Arts and Design, the School of Humanities, the School of Media and the School of Performing Arts.

Faculty of Arts MA Design and Applied Arts

This is not the entire list of courses we have on offer at the university, we have highlighted courses which are popular with international students. For a comprehensive list please visit: wlv.ac.uk.

School of Creative Arts and Design* The School of Creative Arts and Design has a long-standing history of design excellence, with roots dating back to the 1800s. Our courses build on this impressive heritage, and are shaped by the contemporary creative industries sector. Housed in one purpose-built building in the heart of the city of Wolverhampton, we offer a broad range of degree courses. Within the School, we have two art galleries for work by students and visiting artists – The Bessant Gallery and The Long Gallery. We also collaborate with local art galleries and exhibition spaces for our annual undergraduate and postgraduate student exhibitions, which showcase our students’ talents across all the creative disciplines. Your experience at the University of Wolverhampton will help you to develop your individual style as an artist, designer or maker. Courses include: Undergraduate

Postgraduate

• BA (Hons) Applied Arts

• MA Contemporary Media

• BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles

• MA Design and Applied Arts

• BA (Hons) Fine Art

• MA Fine Art

• BDes (Hons) Interior Design • BA (Hons) Photography • BDes (Hons) Product Design

Graduate destinations:

• BA (Hons) Visual Communication

• Puffin Fiction books

• BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Graphic Design)

• The Bright Agency • Art galleries across globe

• BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Illustration)

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School of Humanities The School of Humanities is strongly committed to creating an environment in which you can nourish your aspirations and realise your full potential. You can expect to receive extensive academic and personal support with stimulating courses enriched by the research and scholarship of our highly experienced academic staff. It is widely recognised that the humanities promote the intellectual, personal and social qualities that enhance personal development and are valued by employers. Broadening intellectual horizons by encouraging us to engage with ideas critically and independently, humanities also foster our understanding of an increasingly complex global world. Broad skills and competencies equip our graduates not only for the world of work today but, most crucially, for employment in the years to come. Typically, humanities graduates are lifelong learners whose studies have prepared them to apply their skills, to learn and relearn and to adapt to changing circumstances. Courses include: Undergraduate – many courses can be combined to be studied as joint honours.

Postgraduate

• BA (Hons) English

• MA English

• BA (Hons) Linguistics

• MA Language and Information Processing

• BA (Hons) Linguistics and Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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• BA (Hons) Media and Cultural Studies and English Language

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• Novel writing

• BA (Hons) Philosophy and Creative Professional Writing

• Freelance writing

• BA (Hons) Religious Studies

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School of Media The School of Media provides a lively and dynamic environment to hone your craft, with opportunities to collaborate with and learn from your peers and leading academics. Our courses cater for the full breadth of disciplines and angles of approach in the sphere of media. If your interest lies in front of the camera, investigating real world lives and news, our Broadcasting and Journalism degrees could be the route for you. If you want to explore stories already created, and their impact on our understanding of the world, Film Studies combines with a wide range of other subjects so you can hone in on your particular area of interest. Our media courses will equip you with a sound knowledge of all forms of media and communication, from texting to TV, as well as prepare you for employment in the competitive media marketplace. Or perhaps you want to present your own view: producing works of fiction and non-fiction in Video and Film Production, or creating your own virtual world in Animation or Computer Games Design. Courses include: Undergraduate – many courses can be combined to be studied as joint honours.

Postgraduate

• BA (Hons) Animation

• MA Contemporary Media

• BA (Hons) Broadcasting and Journalism

• MA Digital and Visual Communications

Graduate destinations:

• BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

• MA Film Studies

• Void Games Company

• BA (Hons) Film Studies

• BBC

• BA (Hons) Media and Communication Studies

• MA Public Relations and Corporate Communication

• Oscar winning effects studio • CITV

Matt Jones, BA (Hons) Illustration, MA Digital and Visual Communication Part of your prize, as a runner up, for the Penguin Design Awards was a work placement for Penguin Random House Books in their Puffin children's section. What did this entail?

• BA (Hons) Video and Film Production

School of Performing Arts The School of Performing Arts has an impressive history shaped by contemporary arts practice, offering a broad range of degree courses at our Walsall Campus. You will study at arguably the most advanced performing arts space in UK higher education, the Performance Hub. In addition to its industrystandard equipment and magnificent rehearsal and performance spaces, we also boast All-Steinway School status, one of the first universities in England to do so. We’ll help you to develop your individual style, whether in music, dance or drama – achieving a degree from the University of Wolverhampton is a perfect preparation for the realities of the world of work. Courses include:

Right from the beginning, the Puffin design team got me illustrating, designing and coming up with ideas for new titles for both Penguin UK and Penguin US. To have the opportunity to work so closely with experienced designers, having come straight from university, was a real pleasure. After doing so well, they offered you a post as junior designer. What is a typical day like? Each day is different depending on what stage of each project I am working on. One day I might be designing book covers and contacting illustrators for commissions, the next I might be researching new ideas for a forthcoming project. I also participate in meetings where decisions are made on editorial, design, sales and advertising for each book. What was your experience of studying both degrees at the University of Wolverhampton?

Undergraduate – many courses can be combined to be studied as joint honours.

Postgraduate

• BA (Hons) Dance

• MSc Audio Technology

It was an incredibly enjoyable experience for me. The tutors are amazing, and their knowledge and expertise in each of their specialist areas was a real inspiration in helping me to find my way within the design industry.

• BA (Hons) Drama

• MA Dance

Is lecturing something you would like to move into?

• BMus (Hons) Music

• MSc Dance Science

• BA (Hons) Music Technology

• MA Drama

• BMus (Hons) Popular Music

• MMus Music

In the future, yes. Before I got the job at Penguin Random House, the plan after my MA was to move into lecturing whilst working as a freelance illustrator/designer. It’s something I enjoy and can see myself doing one day.

Graduate destinations:

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• Stage school ownership • Abbey Road Studios

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Research Centres and Institutes • Centre for Art, Design, Research and Experimentation • Centre for Film, Media, Discourse and Culture • Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research • Cluster for Research in Culture and Humanities

A beautiful, traditional evocation of messing about on the river - very delicate and delightful.

• Dance companies

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Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing The Faculty brings together five Institutes specialising in education, health, psychology, sport, social care and social work. This is not the entire list of courses we have on offer at the university, we have highlighted courses which are popular with international students. For a comprehensive list please visit: wlv.ac.uk.

Institute of Education The Institute of Education offers a comprehensive range of nationally-recognised courses in education for future and current education professionals – from cutting-edge teacher training courses and undergraduate courses covering the education sector to research degrees and continuing professional development (CPD) for all education professionals. Courses include (but are not limited to): Teacher training. We offer cutting-edge Early Years (0-8 years), Primary (5-11 years). Secondary (11-18 years) and Post Compulsory (16 years +) teacher training courses. We also offer Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE), and bespoke CPD in all aspects of teacher training including mentoring, special needs, safeguarding, and behaviour management. Educare. We have a dedicated team of experts who lead our Childhood Studies Department. We offer : • BA (Hons) Childhood Studies

Graduate destinations: • Primary schools • Secondary schools

• BA (Hons) Childhood and Special Needs

• University lecturing and research

• BA (Hons) Childhood, Family and Education Studies. We also offer a range of bespoke CPD opportunities in areas such as child development, working with troubled children and reflective practice. Education and Inclusion. Our education and inclusion team is multi-disciplinary, with experts in speech therapy, conductive education, behaviour management and specific learning disabilities working alongside experts in SEN, autism and social justice. We are able to offer certificated/undergraduate and postgraduate CPD in all areas of special needs and disability including: inclusive practice, speech, language communication, autism/Asperger’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, dyslexia/dyspraxia, specific learning disabilities and managing challenging behaviour.

Undergraduate • BA (Hons) Education Studies • BA (Hons) Education Studies and English • BA (Hons) Special Needs and Inclusion Studies • BA (Hons) Special Needs & Inclusion Studies with Education Studies Postgraduate • MA Education • A wide selection of PGCE courses

Institute of Health Professions The Institute of Health Professions includes a wide range of professionally qualifying courses. Our newly developed skills centres offer hands-on teaching of nursing and midwifery skills through a comprehensive range of working/teaching aids and models; these include simulated hospital wards, a general practitioner room, a two bedded assessment area and a 'home environment'. Graduates often go on to work for NHS and private hospitals, hospices and GP practices. Courses include: Postgraduate

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Institute of Psychology The Institute of Psychology has an internationally renowned reputation for research focused on a number of areas including: health psychology, cognitive psychology, cyber-psychology, forensic and investigative psychology, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our exceptional facilities and commitment to research will provide you with an outstanding learning environment. Teaching is informed by research and our academic staff are experts in a variety of applied and theoretical areas of psychology. The breadth of the subject and the skills developed through studying Psychology at Wolverhampton will provide you with an excellent foundation for a wide range of career options. We are always willing to accommodate bespoke requests for international CPD, short courses, research or consultancy. Our undergraduate programmes are accredited through the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, provided the minimum standard of a Lower Second Class Honours is achieved; this is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. We have a complete suite of courses available to study at the University of Wolverhampton:

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Graduate destinations: • Counselling Psychology (NHS and private)

• BSc (Hons) Psychology • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Counselling Psychology) • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Criminal Behaviour)

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Postgraduate

• Police Force

• MSc Occupational Psychology

• The Prison Service

Research area: service users and carers’ involvement in education. Why did you choose to study at the University of Wolverhampton?

Institute of Public Health, Social Work and Care The subject areas of public health, social work and social care are located within this Institute. Public Health offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Health Studies and Public Health and the Master's in Public Health can also be studied online. Social Care is an undergraduate degree and can be studied as a single or joint honours subject. Social Work degrees are offered at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and lead to becoming a qualified social worker. Graduate careers are varied and include health promotion, sexual health advisor, teaching, smoking cessation, and nursing. Courses include: Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Graduate destinations:

• BSc (Hons) Health Studies

• Master of Public Health

• All levels of the NHS

• BSc (Hons) Public Health

• Government departments • Research

Institute of Sport The recently created Institute of Sport brings together the academic portfolio with student sports teams and world class facilities to provide a strategic lead for sport across the University. Sport students courses are taught on Walsall Campus which is also home to British Judo's Centre of Excellence. Specialist teaching facilities at Walsall include three physiology labs, a biomechanics lab and a social science lab. Other practical facilities include: two sports centres (Walsall and City) which include fitness gyms and arenas, track, grass pitches, astro-turf, games zone and a swimming pool. Courses include:

Graduate destinations:

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• Liverpool FC and other football clubs

• BA (Hons) Physical Education

• Personal training

• BSc (Hons) Physical Activity, Exercise and Health

• Uniformed services

• BA (Hons) Sports Studies

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I did my Master’s programme here at the University of Wolverhampton, so when the opportunity to do a PhD was available it was a no-brainer for me. The University was my first choice. When I first had the opportunity to visit the University, I was blown away with the facilities. It really does have the ‘wow’ factor. Why have you chosen this research area? I completed my Master of Public Health qualification at the University and graduated with distinction. This gave me more confidence to pursue research in certain areas of the health sector. I have always been interested in improving patients’ satisfaction, and through my education I do believe I can help make healthcare more patient-led. How has the University of Wolverhampton supported you through your research? The Doctoral College provide classes to help you improve the necessary skills for a PhD, as it is a completely new way of studying. Being a researcher can be lonely, however University staff are on hand to help whenever you need it. Even when staff do not have the immediate solutions, they will help you find out where to go to get help. The University has always encouraged me to get involved, and I am thankful for that. What advice would you give to other aspiring international students? The University is a good learning environment that supports students of different ethnicities and from different countries. Do not give up, I volunteered for a year before I got the opportunity to do a PhD – I am so glad I waited now; and whilst volunteering, I learnt so many skills for life. One important piece of advice is to make the most of your meetings with your supervisors and attend all workshops to maximise your potential.

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What do you hope to achieve as a result of the PhD? My career ambition is to be a lecturer and impact knowledge on future generations.

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Research Centres and Institutes • Centre for Developmental and Applied Research in Education • Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement • Centre for Research and Development in Lifelong Education • Institute of Psychology research groups • Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Performance • Research Institute in Healthcare Science Visit: wlv.ac.uk/postgraduate and explore the Research Opportunities section.

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The Faculty brings together six specialised Schools focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. This is not the entire list of courses we have on offer at the university, we have highlighted courses which are popular with international students. For a comprehensive list please visit: wlv.ac.uk.

School of Architecture and Built Environment The degrees taught in the department of Architecture and Built Environment are accredited by the: Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB). You will learn from industry experts who transfer their knowledge and hands-on experience in their respective fields. Staff are professionally qualified and possess considerable industrial experience, ensuring that your learning is practical and relevant to current industry practice. This has proven to be a highly successful formula for enhancing the employment prospects of our students. Courses include: Undergraduate • BSc (Hons) Architecture • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering • BSc (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering • BSc (Hons) Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying • BSc (Hons) Construction Management • BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture and Property Development Postgraduate • MSc Building Information Modelling for Integrated Construction • MSc Civil Engineering • MSc Civil Engineering Management • MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution • MSc Construction Project Management

Graduate destinations:

• MSc Environmental Management

• The Environment Agency

• MSc Environmental Technology

• Interserve

• MSc Programme and Project Management

• Birse

• MSc Transport and Infrastructure Management

• Carillion Construction

• MSc Waste and Resource Management

School of Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science play a key role in our future and by studying with us, you can play your part in determining what this future will be like. Your degree will give you a head-start in securing a rewarding career. Courses include: Undergraduate • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry • BSc (Hons) Biotechnology • BSc (Hons) Chemistry • BSc (Hons) Forensic Science • BSc (Hons) Genetics and Molecular Biology Postgraduate

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• MSc Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology • MSc Computational Bioinformatics

Graduate destinations:

• MSc Fire Scene Investigation

• The Police Force

• MSc Forensic Genetics and Human Identification

• The Sangar Institute

• MSc Medical Biotechnology

• Cellmark Diagnostics

• MSc Molecular Biology with Bioinformatics

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School of Biomedical Science and Physiology

School of Pharmacy

The understanding of how the human body functions normally and when diseased is central to the understanding of human health. The courses offered by the department of Biomedical Science and Physiology will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to support a career choice within this field. Courses include:

Studying pharmacy, pharmaceutical science or pharmacology will offer you an exciting and versatile learning experience that will lead to a prestigious and rewarding career path with many diverse opportunities. If you're strong at sciences, a good communicator, and willing to work hard, you can capitalise upon the fantastic facilities and teaching here at the  University of Wolverhampton. Courses include:

Undergraduate • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science • BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences)

Graduate destinations: • National Blood Transfusion Service • BUPA private hospitals • Postgraduate medical school

• BMed Sci (Hons) Medical Science

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Postgraduate

• BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science • Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) • BSc (Hons) Pharmacology

• Astra Zeneca

• MSc Biomedical Science

• NHS

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School of Engineering At the School of Engineering, we pride ourselves on our facilities, staff and links with industry. Whether studying with us at an undergraduate or postgraduate level, you will benefit from our established history of providing graduates with essential industry knowledge to further their professional and personal development. Courses include: Undergraduate

Postgraduate

• BEng (Hons) Automotive Systems Engineering

• MEng Automotive Systems Engineering

• Moog • McAlpine

• MEng Electronics and Communications Engineering

Research area: waste management. Why did you choose to study at the University of Wolverhampton?

• BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

• MEng Mechanical Engineering • MEng Mechatronics

Why have you chosen this research area?

• BEng (Hons) Mechatronics

• MSc Rapid Product Development and Advanced Manufacturing

• BEng (Hons) Engineering Design Management

• MEng Engineering Design Management • MSc Manufacturing Engineering

School of Mathematics and Computer Science Mathematics and computer science are disciplines central to almost everything we do, from everyday finance to scientific discovery. All our degrees in computing and computer science are in the process of being accredited by The Chartered Institute for IT. To support our students, we have developed excellent specialist facilities including the computer games and computer networking labs. Courses include: Undergraduate

Postgraduate

• BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems

• MSc Advanced Technology Management

• BSc (Hons) Computer Science

• MSc Computer Science

• BSc (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering

• MSc Information Technology

Graduate destinations:

• BSc (Hons) Information Technology

• Microsoft

• BSc (Hons) Mathematics

• The Meteorological Office

• MSc Mobile and Wireless Systems Engineering • MSc Strategic Information Technology Management

• Cooperative Bank

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Deinsam D. Ogan, BSc (Hons) Geology, MSc Environmental Management

I had aspired to do my PhD in the UK for some time. This may sound unbelievable, but I met a professor for the University of Wolverhampton on the train, and we spent much of the journey discussing subjects I am very passionate about. I believe in fate – we were meant to meet that day, and I was meant to study my PhD at the University of Wolverhampton.

• BEng (Hons) Electronics and Communications Engineering

• UTC Systems

Graduate destinations: • GlaxoSmithKline

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• Medi-lab laboratory testing

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I have always been fascinated with the environment, and especially the earth; its formation, and natural resources. So, after obtaining my degrees in Geology and then Environmental Management, I decided to enhance my knowledge in what I perceive to be one of the best ways possible: studying a PhD. Through my research, I am investigating how to properly utilise, manage, and regulate environmental and earth resources, while finding a possible way to solve a problem in the management and regulation of waste in specific sectors in West Africa. How has the University of Wolverhampton supported you through your research? The supervisors in my team have been outstanding in guiding me through the process and so encouraging, allowing me to unleash my strengths. I was recommended by my professors to apply for a course at The University of Oxford which was fully funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council. I successfully made it through the selection process and completed the course which was an unbelievable achievement. I have been given a personal workspace within a research office – which gives me the opportunity to network with other PhD students. This has been an amazing opportunity to share best practices, and to provide support and encouragement.

Deinsam D. Ogan

What do you hope to achieve as a result of the PhD? A tool to aid the enhancement of mining waste management and regulation in developing countries; and also add to knowledge while investigating the barriers and possible success factors available to tackle the issues around reducing, reusing, recycling, and regulating minerals and mining wastes in the area of study.

Research Centres and Institutes • Built Environment, Information Systems and Learning Technology Research Centre • Engineering and Computer Science Research Centre

What advice would you give to other aspiring international students?

• Neuro-oncology Research Centre

Be extremely innovative and persistent in pursuing your dreams. Aim to study abroad once in your lifetime; you learn a new positive culture, a new way of life, and you gain a new winning attitude, which is one of the most important tools to succeed.

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The Faculty of Social Sciences is composed of three academic schools, all based in outstanding, modern facilities at our City Campus in Wolverhampton. The Business School has a long and distinguished history and boasts strong links with many businesses across our region; Students can now study in the impressive new Lord Swraj Paul Building. The Wolverhampton Law School has over 30 years of experience of providing outstanding UK and international law graduates and The School of Social, Historical and Political Studies delivers a diverse range of courses to a large student community. This is not the entire list of courses we have on offer at the university, we have highlighted courses which are popular with international students. For a comprehensive list please visit: wlv.ac.uk.

The Wolverhampton Business School The Business School has a distinguished history of supporting business in the West Midlands and Black Country. Established for over 80 years, we have trained thousands of local and regional managers and supported organisations in their development. We were one of the first business schools 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 and managers. We have strong links with professional bodies and work closely with industry to ensure that our courses are relevant and underpinned by the latest research and work practices. Courses include:

Above: Hilary Devey CBE was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration in Spring 2014.

Undergraduate – many courses can be combined to be studied as joint honours. • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance • BA (Hons) Business Management • BA (Hons) Event and Venue Management • BA (Hons) Human Resource Management • BA (Hons) International Business Management • BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management • BA (Hons) Marketing Management • BA (Hons) Sport Management • BA (Hons) Tourism Management Postgraduate • Master of Business Administration (MBA) • MA Coaching and Mentoring • MA Event and Venue Management • MSc Finance and Accounting • MA Human Resource Management (CIPD accredited)

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• MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Graduate destinations:

• MSc International Banking and Finance

• Capgemini

• MSc International Business Management

• KPMG

• MA International Hospitality Management

• Disneyworld

• MA Management

• Hilton Hotel Group

• MSc Marketing

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The Wolverhampton Law School The Law School provides legal education to the highest standards and reflects the latest legal developments. Courses include: Undergraduate • LLB (Hons) • BA (Hons) Accounting and Law

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• BA (Hons) Business and Law • BA (Hons) Human Resource Management and Law • BA (Hons) Social Policy and Law Postgraduate • LLM (Law) • LLM (Common Professional Examination)

Graduate destinations:

• LLM International Commercial and Financial Law (Oil and Gas)

• District Judge

• LLM International Corporate and Financial Law

• Barristers

• LLM Professional Practice (Top-up)

• Solicitors

• Legal Practice Course (LPC)

Gary Sheffield is Professor of War Studies. He joined the University in September 2013. Previously he held Chairs at the University of Birmingham and King's College London. Educated at the University of Leeds (BA, MA) and King's College London (PhD), he is a military historian with expertise in Britain and the two world wars. He has published many books and articles. His most recent books are Command and Morale (2014), and Short History of the First World War (2014). He frequently appears on television and radio, and writes for the national press. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Arts.

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, war studies and politics. Courses include: Undergraduate – many courses can be combined to be studied as joint honours. • BSc (Hons) Armed Forces • BA (Hons) Childhood and Family Studies and Social Policy • BA (Hons) Childhood and Family Studies and Sociology

Professor Gary Sheffield Professor of War Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences

• BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice • BA (Hons) Criminology, Criminal Justice and Social Policy • BA (Hons) Deaf Studies and Special Needs • BSc (Hons) Fire and Rescue • BA (Hons) History • BA (Hons) Interpreting: (British Sign Language/English) • BSc (Hons) Policing • BA (Hons) Politics and Media and Communication Studies • BA (Hons) Politics and Social Policy • BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy • BA (Hons) Social Policy and Law Postgraduate

Graduate destinations:

• MA Conflict Studies

Professor Roger Seifert Professor of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations Management Research Centre, Wolverhampton Business School

• Local and central government • Teaching

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Roger Seifert read PPE at the University of Oxford before taking an MBA from London Business School. He received his PhD from London School of Economics in industrial relations. He worked for Incomes Data Services before joining Keele University where he was professor of industrial relations from 1993. He joined the University of Wolverhampton in 2008 as professor of industrial relations. He has worked for a number of large public and private sector organisations, trade unions, and government departments. He was president of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association, and is currently a member of the standing committee of the World Association of Political Economy. He is a visiting professor in China, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. His research deals with strikes, public sector labour management reforms, and wider issues about trade unions and politics.

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Research options available to you What is an MPhil? The MPhil is a programme of independent, self-directed research – guided by a team of expert supervisors – that collates and evaluates existing knowledge in an approved topic, with findings presented in a thesis for examination including a viva. It differs from the PhD in that it is a smaller scale of work, conducted over a shorter period of time, and does not create new knowledge in the field.

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What is a PhD? The PhD is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research, supported by a team of supervisors, that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a thesis. The PhD programme also supports the development of research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher in any setting.

The Doctoral College was established in 2013. All postgraduate research students studying in the UK or with our partners abroad belong to both their Faculty and the Doctoral College; this approach builds an overarching and vibrant community that unites and supports all research students, ensuring graduating researchers are positioned to play a part in building a successful global knowledge economy.

What is a Professional Doctorate? Professional doctorates are work based and start with a large taught element, which is formally assessed followed by the completion of an original piece of research. The research should be presented as a dissertation, and as with a traditional PhD, is examined by experts in the chosen field. Usually the research project would relate to real life issues concerned with professional practice.

Mode of attendance

Number of hours per week

Number of weeks per year

Maximum length of programme

Full-time

At least 35 hours

Minimum of 45

Four years

Minimum of 45

Two years

Research Skills Development Workshops The Doctoral College runs a programme of workshops throughout the academic year, covering key areas to support students with their research programme and their personal and professional development. The University of Wolverhampton also subscribes to the Vitae Research Development Framework.

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a week MPhil

Full-time

At least 35 hours a week

Research Supervisors Development Programme The University is committed to ensuring world class support is available for all researchers. All supervisors must complete the development programme.

Do you meet the entry requirements? All applications are assessed on an individual basis. Applicants for a research degree normally hold either:

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• a first or upper second class honours degree • a Master’s degree • evidence of prior practice or learning that is accepted by the Dean of Research.

Student representatives

In some cases, the University may require you to meet higher entry requirements.

The Doctoral College coordinates student representatives. The primary purpose of a postgraduate research student representative is to voice students’ views and ideas on a range of issues relating to their research degrees and the student experience, which can then be considered by the University and further action taken if necessary.

Applicants whose entry awards were not delivered in English, or are a non-native speaker of English, are required to demonstrate proficiency in English at least to the level of an IELTS score of 7.0 (or its equivalent) to be registered as a research degree student.

In addition to representing their peers, the main benefit is the opportunity for professional development and networking: helping to organise academic events and attending management meetings with senior academics allows representatives to gain important skills.

The application process 1. Complete an Expression of Interest form which includes personal details and a brief statement of the proposed research.

The University of Wolverhampton offers the following research degrees:

2. The relevant Faculty will review the Expression of Interest form.

• PhD

3. Once the Faculty has approved the research area, you will be instructed to complete a full Research Proposal, assisted by a supervisor.

• MPhil

4. When your proposal is formally accepted, and you have met all conditions on your offer letter, you will be sent instructions on how to enrol onto your programme.

Professional Doctorates: • Doctorate in Education (EdD) • Doctorate in Health and Wellbeing (DHW)

Please also be aware it takes approximately three months to complete the above process.

• Doctorate Counselling Psychology (PsychD)

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Part-time job opportunities 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 enhance your employability.

Local employment If you plan to remain in the UK, we work closely with many employers to provide excellent development opportunities in retail, catering, hospitality, administration, customer service, social care, education and many more areas. Jobs are available locally in Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Walsall and Telford.

Work experience opportunities at the University Our unique work experience programme for students allows you to undertake varied training opportunities on-campus. Students registered on the scheme undertake placements, which provide valuable experience, and participate in training workshops to enhance employability.

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Student placements Placements offer periods of professional experience that range from a few weeks to 12 months. The experience may offer academic credits towards your degree or could be totally independent of your course. There are a number of benefits to undertaking a student placement.

Our careers team are here to give you access to all of the information you need to help you launch the career you aspire to. We offer a range of support both during your time as a student and beyond to help you make the right decisions at every step.

• You can gain valuable work experience and develop a range of work-related skills, enhancing overall employability. • You can create a network of industry contacts and potential future job opportunities. • Successful placements often end with an offer of permanent, paid employment. • Many placements are paid, and the University does not charge for setting up the placement. If a year-long placement is undertaken (a sandwich year) students do not pay any tuition fees during that time.

Careers interviews All students can arrange to see a qualified careers adviser to discuss any issues relating to their career or job search. Some of the questions frequently raised are: What are my options after my course? How do I market myself to an employer? How do I write an effective application or present myself successfully at an interview?

• You will develop personal and professional skills, including self-confidence, selfdiscipline and responsibility. Large blue chip companies to small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) advertise placement opportunities which can be accessed via the online vacancy portal. For more information, speak to one of our placement officers at The Workplace.

Careers planning Whether you are clear on the career path you want to take, or still unsure, why not take advantage of the expert advice our Careers Centre can offer? We can help you identify the paths best suited to your knowledge and strengths, and then set out a structured plan for you to research, and to effectively select and approach prospective employers.

Volunteering Volunteering is any activity or service that involves spending time doing something that benefits someone else, the local community or the environment. Although volunteers are not paid, employers value the experience it offers, so volunteering is a great way to improve your skills, enhance your CV and help get you noticed.

Careers events and workshops

We work with a range of organisations including charities and private companies to provide volunteering opportunities. Would you like to work with children? Are you looking for a career in media or the arts? Whatever your field of interest, talk to us about ways to develop relevant experience through volunteering. Visit: wlv.ac.uk/volunteering for more information.

The Career Lab programme of careers workshops and presentations covers a wide range of topics to help you plan your career and prepare you for the global workplace, including: • writing great CVs and covering letters • effective completion of application forms • improving your interview skills • how to deal with psychometric testing • introducing assessment centres • dealing with nerves and enhancing confidence • delivering great presentations. Many short courses are also available, such as 'Brand New You' covering personal branding, 'Get to Work' covering the different aspects of the recruitment process, and 'Kick-start Your Career' aimed to get students started with planning their career.

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Accommodation

En-suite accommodation This is the most luxurious accommodation as you also have your own bathroom – so no need to worry about how long you take in the shower! You will share the kitchen with up to six people, as well as a communal area with a TV and sofa to relax and chill with your new housemates. Cost: £81- £99 per week (depending on campus)

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Standard accommodation Our standard accommodation offers a low cost of living with more independence and quieter corridors. You will share the kitchen and communal bathrooms with up to six people.

We offer a range of accommodation to suit all students’ needs. All of our accommodation is self-catering to encourage your independence and confidence. You will find many international students from all over the world living in University accommodation and you may also learn how to cook authentic dishes from around the globe!

Cost: £81 per week

Economy accommodation Each corridor contains 12 bedrooms sharing the communal bathroom and kitchen facilities. This is a very social option, popular with undergraduate students. Cost: £75 per week

We know living away from home is a daunting experience and that’s why we offer 24-hour support and pastoral care, along with security and CCTV. Living in University-owned accommodation is an excellent way to make new friends and make Wolverhampton your home away from home.

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Make the most of our accommodation City and Walsall Campuses house a small number of flats which are ideal for couples or small groups of friends, but whether you have your own room or choose to share, our communal areas offer plenty of opportunity to socialise and make new friends.

The University accommodation is a great way to meet new people and learn about different cultures. I live with students from Poland, UK, Greece and the Caribbean. The experience has been wonderful, I have learnt how to dance merengue, cook Souvlaki and speak Polish. The accommodation is very comfortable and the move was very easy – a staff member is available 24/7 which really makes me feel secure.

If you enjoy the outdoors, there are also plenty of large parks and open spaces within walking distance of all of our main campuses. Cyclists will find places to safely store their bikes and there are also free parking spaces near to all student accommodation. You could even try growing your own vegetables as part of the Students’ Union allotment project ‘Dig In’!

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Moving between campuses is easy as the University offers a free bus service between our campuses in Wolverhampton, Walsall and Telford.

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Why live in University accommodation?

Find out more at: wlv.ac.uk/accommodation. We look forward to welcoming you to our safe and friendly student accommodation.

• Excellent location on campus • Free sports membership • Laundry facilities available (£1 per wash, £1 per dry) • 24-hour security and CCTV • 24-hour support and pastoral care • FREE Wi-Fi and wired internet • All gas, electricity and water bills included • Different types of accommodation to suit all budgets • All communal areas are cleaned daily

Our accommodation Our main campuses at Wolverhampton, Walsall and Telford all feature plenty of on-site accommodation options, a short walk from your places of study and the social life on campus. All our study bedrooms are furnished with a single bed, wardrobe, wash-basin, chair and desk.

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Student support

Student support

Learning and information services All of the University’s campuses have modern, well-equipped Learning Centres providing a vibrant blend of traditional library services, together with the latest learning resource technologies, wireless access, modern study facilities, and selfservice options. You will find larger open plan areas where you may want to study with friends as well as quiet areas and spaces for individual study. Our Learning Centres are open 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. If you can’t make it to a Learning Centre, many resources are accessible 24/7 online: wlv.ac.uk/lib

Skills for Learning Adapting to new ways of learning here in the UK may seem daunting but we are here to help. ‘Skills for Learning’ is the University’s approach to giving you all of the information you need to be a successful student here in the UK. We can help with:

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• writing a successful dissertation • doing effective research • correctly referencing your work

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• preparing for exams

When you arrive at University you are sure to need advice and guidance to help you get settled in. That’s where our Student Centres come in. We can help with the administration and organisation of your time at university – from enrolment and module registration assignment submission, assessment and result queries, right through to graduation.

• time management, and much more.

The MX Student Centre, City Campus, can help you with any finance and financial support enquiries. We also offer information for current international students – including visa and immigration advice. The Student Centre at Telford Campus specialises in supporting International Academy students.

Our City, Telford and Walsall Campuses are connected by a free University shuttle bus. The buses run frequently from Monday to Friday to allow students to travel safely and easily between campus, whether it be for pleasure, sport or lectures. Remember your student ID card to travel for free between campuses.

98% of attendees would recommend our popular skills workshops – follow us on Facebook or find out about workshops, online learning activities and more at: wlv.ac.uk/skills

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Free English support for undergraduate and postgraduate students

Visit: wlv.ac.uk/studentcentre to find the details and location of your Student Centre.

All international students arriving at the University of Wolverhampton are offered free English language support as part of their programme. The course will focus on developing your academic writing skills. Students on similar courses are grouped together to ensure that the courses are of maximum use, and subject-specific terminology can be taught.

Counselling service We all sometimes have personal, social or academic concerns. Our fully qualified and experienced counsellors can listen and offer support and help in a non-judgemental way, helping you to develop the resources and skills to help ensure your time studying with us is a happy one.

Sports facilities and teams Whether you enjoy regular gym sessions or taking part in individual or team competitive sports, you will find plenty of opportunities to get involved across our campuses. Our Walsall Campus is home to a sports centre which houses a gymnasium, a 12-court sports hall and swimming pool. There is also a 6-lane outdoor athletics track, along with netball and tennis courts, an all-weather floodlit pitch for various sports, and the British Judo Centre of Excellence. City Campus features a gym, training and conditioning rooms, and an indoor sports hall.

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Chaplaincy The Chaplaincy offers a welcoming environment and space to reflect, whether you follow a religion or not. Chaplains can offer a confidential ear and pastoral support, and can help put you in touch with representatives of your religion. The University has a prayer room in ML building on City Campus, offering communal Friday Muslim prayers, and also provides space for prayer at Telford and Walsall campuses.

Competitive sports teams include: • American Football

• Netball

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• Badminton

• Rugby

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• Basketball – men’s and women’s

• Swimming team

The SEC provides services and support for students with sensory, physical or specific learning difficulties to ensure each student’s time at Wolverhampton is enjoyable and rewarding. To see what support is available, visit: wlv.ac.uk/sec

• Football – men’s and women’s

• Table tennis

• Hockey – men’s and women’s

• Volleyball

• Ju-jitsu

• Ultimate Frisbee

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Students’ Union

Students’ Union

The University of Wolverhampton Students’ Union is here to represent and advise all students, whether you’re from the UK or abroad. Officers and staff at the Union work to make sure you have a smooth time away from home and that you get the most out of your university experience. Advice and Support Centre Do you need urgent information on housing, loans or bursaries? The Union’s Advice and Support Centre (ASC) offers free, confidential and impartial advice in these areas and more. The ASC also has information to support you in health, consumer, employment, legal and personal matters. Visit: wolvesunion.org/adviceandsupport

Student Voice If your assignments aren’t being marked on time or there aren’t enough computers available for you to complete work, who do you speak to about it? Get in touch with your Course/Faculty Representative, a fellow student who’s volunteered their time to listen to student views and resolve any issues as necessary. To find out more about the Student Voice system, including how to become a Representative, visit: wolvesunion.org/voice

Volunteer Central Volunteering is an invaluable way to develop employment skills, gain experience, enhance your CV and increase employability. The Union has partnered with a number of organisations to launch Volunteer Central, offering a wide range of opportunities. For more information, visit: wolvesunion.org/volunteering

Societies Lecture finished, coursework complete, revision done? If you’ve got some spare time on your hands and a hobby or interest you’d like to share with other students, the Union can help you join or start a society. Joining a society can not only help you meet new people but also improve communication skills and confidence.

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Love sport but don’t want to compete? The Union offers a range of recreational sports sessions including badminton, cricket, football and more, so you can learn a new sport or brush up on old techniques. Visit your Union reception to pick up a leaflet for the exact timetable and sports available.

The Union is led by a team of Student Officers, each with responsibility over a specific area relating to student life. Officers, both full- and part-time, are elected by the student body each year in crosscampus elections. The full-time Officers are:

It can be a tough job taking advantage of all the opportunities the Union offers, so from time to time you’ll need to take it easy. Make your way over to our Squeezebox café and juice bars located at City and Walsall Campuses – from coffee, smoothies and shakes to paninis, porridge and pizza, Squeezebox has you covered.

See yourself as a budding writer or journalist? Or do you want to give the student perspective on the latest in current affairs? Student newspaper The Thread is always looking for more contributors. So, to make your voice heard and develop key journalistic and communications skills, email: contact@the-thread.co.uk to express your interest.

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Officers

Squeezebox

Student media

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Recreational sport

• President: Head of the Officer team, responsible for leading the Union strategically. • Academic Vice President: Responsible for ensuring students receive a smooth, high quality academic experience and students with any issues are fully assisted by the Union.

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• Welfare Vice President: Responsible for ensuring students have a positive university experience in terms of their health and wellbeing, and also leading the Union’s green and ethical strategies.

An NUS Extra Card gives you discounts from an array of retailers and is exclusive to students. Buy yours from Students’ Union reception at either City or Walsall Campus or online at: nus.org.uk.

• Student Experience Vice President: Responsible for ensuring students have a well-rounded university experience by leading on the Union’s sporting, society and volunteering services.

For the latest updates from your Union, visit: wolvesunion.org, follow us: @WolvesSU and like us at: wolvesunion.org/facebook.

To find out more, visit: wolvesunion.org/yourunion/executive

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Student visas and immigration

Student visas and immigration

Student visas and immigration Types of visa • If you want to study a short course of up to six months (or 11 months for English language courses only) in the UK, you might be able to apply for a Student Visitor visa. • If you want to study for longer than six months, you will need to apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa. • If you are applying for a Tier 4 visa, you may be able to bring your family members (dependants) to the UK whilst you are studying here, depending on the level and duration of your course. • You can also refer to "Check if you need a UK visa” on the UK Visa and Immigration Services website.

account and we will confirm the information held on your CAS record which will also include: • your personal details • the details of the course you intend to study • details of your qualifications you have used to apply for the course • tuition fees and how much of the fees you have paid • the University of Wolverhampton Sponsor Licence Number and address.

Visa applications

Please note: this information will be available for you to download from e:Vision and will be in addition to any conditional or unconditional offer letter already issued to you.

How to apply

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To apply for your visa, you will need to find your closest Visa Application Centre and check with them what their procedure for visa applications is. You will need to complete an online application form (available on the Home Office website) and attend an appointment to provide your biometric data and submit your documents, as well as attending an interview.

You must provide financial evidence that covers 28 days that shows you have enough money to claim the 10 points for maintenance. The money must be in your bank account or your parents' bank account. It cannot be in any other relative or friend’s account. If you are using your parents’ account, you will also need to submit your birth certificate and a letter of consent from your parents along with their bank statement. If you are planning to use any other financial evidence (other than a standard bank statement), we suggest you get the evidence checked by our Visa and Immigration Support Officer before you apply for the visa.

Points To qualify for a Tier 4 student visa, you must be able to claim 40 points. The points are given as follows: • You must have a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number from the University of Wolverhampton – 30 points. • You must have enough money to cover one year of tuition fees and up to nine months of living expenses – 10 points.

CAS number You will require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number to include on your application. You can request a CAS number from the Admissions Unit through e:Vision when you hold an unconditional offer and have paid your tuition fee deposit, a maximum of three months before the start of your course. You may also be required to submit evidence you have completed a tuberculosis (TB) test if you are a national of one of the listed countries that are required to do this. The CAS number will be available on your e:Vision

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The money must be constantly in your bank account for a minimum of 28 days and the date of the final balance cannot be more than 28 days before your visa application. If you are being financially sponsored by your home government, or a financial sponsor you need a letter to confirm the financial sponsorship and what is covered by the sponsorship (for example, tuition fees and living expenses, or just tuition fees). Please note: family members cannot be considered to be official financial sponsors. If you have any questions or concerns about visa application, please contact our Visa and Immigration Support Officer who will be happy to help you.

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Further information This information is correct at time of publishing and is a general guide to the visa requirements. Please visit the Visa and Immigration pages on the International section of the website and the Home Office website for the most recent updates and full requirements.

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Tuition fees

How to apply

Tuition fees

How to apply:

All fees can be paid in instalments and every international student can save 10% through our Prompt Payment Discount. For details, visit: wlv.ac.uk/international/fees If you are a Wolverhampton alumnus, you are entitled to benefit from our 20% loyalty discount which can save you over £2,000 on selected Master’s tuition fees.

Undergraduate fees £11,250 per year (£10,125 with the Prompt Payment Discount). If your course includes a placement year, that year is free.

Postgraduate taught fees

Wolverhampton Business School Master’s £12,470 for entire course (£11,223 with Prompt Payment Discount).

Postgraduate research fees Please refer to our website for more information: wlv.ac.uk All courses require a non-refundable tuition deposit of £3,000 in order to secure a CAS letter for your visa application. This amount is deducted from your fees.

Payment options 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.

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Check the specific entry requirements to see if you are eligible. If you are unsure then just ask!

Your application is received and gets processed.

If your application is successful you will receive a conditional offer letter.

Apply online, through a Regional Office, Contracted Educational Advisor or the International Centre.

I work part-time during my studies – my visa allows me to work 20 hours per week during term-time and full-time in the vacation period. The minimum wage in the UK is also very high so I have actually been able to save enough money to pay for my entire year’s accommodation and it has helped with my food bills too. Many of my friends at the University have found it easy to find part-time jobs. MD Jewel Sarkar, from Bangladesh, currently studying LLB

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£12,200 for entire course (£10,980 with the Prompt Payment Discount).

Choose a course online at: wlv.ac.uk/courses. If you need help choosing a course then check out the course guides or contact us.

The fees shown are correct at time of going to press. Please visit: wlv.ac.uk/international/fees for the most up to date information.

You can then request a CAS through e:Vision or your representative.

Apply for your visa.

Once you have met all the conditions you will receive an unconditional offer letter.

Book your travel to the UK.

See you in Wolverhampton!

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Alumni

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International Honorary Doctorates Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar bin Datuk Haji Mahiruddin, Malaysia Law graduate Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar bin Datuk Haji Mahiruddin, who is Head of the State of Sabah, was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws. Right: Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar bin Datuk Haji Mahiruddin and members of the Malaysian delegation.

Pranab Mukherjee, India The award of Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters was conferred on President of India, Mr Pranab Mukhejee, by our Chancellor in recognition of his outstanding service to Indian society and contribution to international affairs.

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Right: The Rt Hon Lord Paul of Marylebone PC and Pranab Mukherjee.

Arun Jaitley, India

As a graduate of the University of Wolverhampton, you are automatically a member of our WLV Alumni Association which has a global network of over 70,000 graduates in more than 150 countries. We are always on hand to offer you a lifelong source of support that will help you achieve your personal and professional aspirations.

Mr Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs, Information and Broadcasting of India, was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition for his contribution to Indian politics and service to the people of India. Right: Arun Jaitley

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.

Vijay N Shrestha, Nepal Former student Vijay Shrestha was awarded an Honorary Degree of Social Science for his valuable contribution to the development and improvements of Nepal’s Community Forestry sector. Right: Vijay N Shrestha

International Alumni Associations Our Alumni Associations bring together Wolverhampton graduates, old and new, both in the UK and around the world. The University has established Alumni Associations in Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Mauritius and Nigeria. Just make sure we have your correct contact details after graduation to ensure we stay in touch about what’s going on.

Alumni benefits Upon graduation you automatically become a member of the Alumni Association. That entitles you to a range of benefits. • Receive WLV Alumni e-zine and WLV Life magazine free – a great way to stay in touch with what’s happening at the University. • Events – social reunions, professional development workshops and networking opportunities. • Career planning and access to our online jobs database. • Postgraduate loyalty discount – 20% of postgraduate study at the time of writing*. • On-campus and off-campus discounts. Keep in touch and update your details at: wlv.ac.uk/alumni * Visit: wlv.ac.uk/loyalty for Terms and Conditions. Above: Professor Geoff Layer with Honorary Graduate Denise Lewis OBE.

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One of my proudest moments was winning the Prime Minister’s Award for Scientific Ingenuity for work I have done using microbes to control the release of methane gas. Studying for my MSc at the University of Wolverhampton has helped me approach projects of this sort, enabling me to combine technical experience with scientific confidence. I hope my work encourages other passionate students from my country, Trinidad, to aim for rewarding careers in science.

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The University of Wolverhampton made me realise what I could potentially achieve. The environment I was in made me realise I could be the best – anything is possible Laura Harvey, BA (Hons) Sports Studies Birmingham City L.F.C, Arsenal L.F.C, Seattle Reign FC (Head Coach)

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During my studies at the University of Wolverhampton, I was able to focus on areas I was interested in and which I felt were particularly valuable in the marketplace: marketing and technology. There was a lot of practical application, allowing me to work for great companies like Orange, AOL and now Facebook. The University of Wolverhampton allowed me to get to where I am today by instilling a sense of self drive. Marcus Wareham, BA (Hons) Business Management

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Richard Sebro, MSc Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology Research Officer in the Ministry of Energy

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The University had great links with industry and was the place I learned the skills that helped to launch my career. Peter Bebb, Faculty of Arts Bachelor's degree graduate Co-visual Effects Supervisor, Oscar and BAFTA Winner

On completion of my Master of Public Health (MPH), I returned to Nigeria and secured a top job in the Presidency at Abuja, Nigeria, as a Chief Programme Officer, under an agency that coordinates Nigeria’s national HIV/AIDS response. Gaining the MPH from University of Wolverhampton and securing my current job has been a dream come true. They have offered me a durable platform and wider latitude to play a proactive and critical role in mitigating the public health challenges facing my country, sub-Saharan Africa and the international community.

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I thought the teaching at the University of Wolverhampton was brilliant. I had some really good lecturers who pushed me hard, with a strong practical approach. Thanks to my LLB I was able to compete on merit, and it was my degree education which allowed me to get where I am today. Tan Ikram, LLB (Hons) Law

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We are international

We are international

We are international

China Regional Office Room 21D, Best-One International New City No.359 Second Part the Middle of Furong Road Yuhua District Changsha Hunan Province China 410007

University of Wolverhampton Wulfruna Street Wolverhampton WV1 1LY

Email: info@wlvchina.com Telephone: +86 (0) 731 8551 0661

Email: enquiries@wlv.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0) 1902 321000

West and Central Africa Regional Office The Richfort, 1st Floor No 1 Badagry Street (By Zenith Bank) Off Adeniyi Jones Ikeja Lagos Plot Nigeria

Middle East Regional Office Knowledge Oasis PO Box 200 P.C 124 Rusayl Muscat Sultanate of Oman

Email: dare.ojo@wlv.ac.uk Telephone: +234 (0)8027442902

Email: h.almasheri@wlv.ac.uk Telephone: + 00968-95099007

South Asia Regional Office 1, A.R. Complex Sector–13 R.K.Puram New Delhi-110066 India Email: pragyat.singh@wlv.ac.uk Telephone: +91 11-24675128/29

South East Asia Regional Office The Penthouse (Level 27), Centrepoint South Mid Valley City Lingkaran Syed Putra Kuala Lumpur 59200 Malaysia Email: audrey.kon@wlv.ac.uk Telephone: +603 2096 9668

Where our students come from

Contracted Education Advisors

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