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Undergraduate degrees

Undergraduate courses at the University of Wolverhampton

We offer a wide range of undergraduate courses designed to inspire learning, and have a vibrant history of academic excellence. Undergraduate students will develop academically as they prepare for a future career or further study in their desired field. Over the course of their degree, they’ll take advantage of unique opportunities, grow personally, and gain invaluable knowledge and skills to help them flourish in life. 

  • Employability – 89% of our UK graduates are employed, in education, or running their own business according to the latest Graduate Outcomes results. 
  • Opportunity – We want you to have every opportunity to prepare for your future, so over the last 5 years we have spent millions upgrading the buildings and equipment across our campuses, giving you facilities to support your studies, and prepare you for your career. 
  • Community – You’ll be welcomed into a diverse, rich and vibrant community of students, ready to embark on undergraduate study alongside you.
  • Support – You will be supported by teams to suit your individual needs. Our flexible approach encourages personalised learning that works for you.

Order a prospectus or book an undergraduate open day today to find out more.


Why study with us?

At the University of Wolverhampton, we provide the right support, opportunities, and facilities to help every undergraduate student achieve their potential. 

We are committed to helping students thrive and pave the right path for their future. As an undergraduate student, you can study in the ways that suit you. We provide flexible and personalised learning routes to meet your needs.

As well as our commitment to study success, we are passionate about making life as a University of Wolverhampton undergraduate fulfilling and inclusive. Take a look at our award-winning support services, quality accommodation and university life to find out more.

Our academic schools

Our expert faculties deliver engaging undergraduate degrees in a wealth of subjects. Choose yours today.

Further Information

Everything you need to know

We welcome students from all over the world. At the University of Wolverhampton, we have students from over 130 nations join us to study at our UK campuses every year.

Our courses are designed to fit around your lifestyle, with a range of Part Time undergraduate courses available.

Already applied for an undergraduate course? Find out more about university life and undergraduate study at our applicant events. Book an Applicant event today.

Undergraduate FAQs

Undergraduate degrees are typically the next academic qualification students achieve once completing their A-levels or equivalent, and the first degrees students can study. 

They provide students with the foundational understanding of a subject which will support them when looking for a career in their desired field. Students may also decide to develop their knowledge in a postgraduate course. Undergraduate degrees usually last three years.

There are several types of undergraduate degree, including:

  • Bachelor's degrees: A Bachelor’s degree involves studying one or two subjects in detail, and is the most common type of undergraduate course. There are several categories of Bachelor’s degree:
    • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
    • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
    • Bachelor of Education (BEd)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB)

Learn about the differences between a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in our guide.

  • Foundation year/foundation diplomas: A one-year introductory qualification designed for students who don't meet the entry requirements for a Bachelor's degree. Completion of a foundation year allows students to begin a Bachelor's degree.
  • Foundation degrees: Different to a foundation year or foundation diploma, a foundation degree is a level 5 qualification with an emphasis on practice-based learning.
  • Top-up degrees: Top-up degrees upgrade level 5 qualifications, like foundation degrees, to a full Bachelor's degree.
  • Higher National Certificate (HNC): HNCs are one-year undergraduate equivalents to the first year of university. They're designed to help students either gain the knowledge and skills for a specific career or move into the second year of a Bachelor's degree.
  • Higher National Diploma (HND): HNDs are similar to HNCs, but are equivalent to the first two years of a Bachelor's degree. Completing an HND will help students gain practical skills related to their desired career while allowing them to enter the third year of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE): CertHEs are level 4 vocational qualifications equivalent to the first year of a Bachelor's degree. They focus on a particular profession or academic subject, and can help students progress into further study.
  • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE): DipHEs are level 5 qualifications equivalent to an HND or two years of a Bachelor's degree. Upon completion, students can progress to the final year of a Bachelor’s degree.

Certificate of Continuing Education (CertCE): CertCEs equate to 60 undergraduate degree credits at level 4 or 5. Designed for those looking to get some higher education, CertCEs can develop into a full undergraduate degree.

Undergraduate degrees, such as Bachelor's degrees, are the first degrees students will study for in higher education. Postgraduate degrees, such as Master’s courses, postgraduate certificates, and postgraduate diplomas, are courses students can study for after completion of their undergraduate course.

Learn about the difference between undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Get in touch

We are here to help and welcome your comments and suggestions. You can contact us in lots of different ways:

You can talk to us via Chatify, our online chat service – Just click the 'Ask' button in the bottom right of this page to start chatting.

Email - enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

Phone - Call us on Tel: 0800 953 3222* (UK local call rate).