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6 top reasons to study science at WLV

Choosing to pursue your studies – and your career – in science can be both personally, and financially, rewarding. We’re proud of the investment we’re continuing to make in supporting STEM subjects, and in you. In the fast-changing world of modern science, our lives may depend on it. So depend on us to give you a great start in pursuing your scientific ambitions.‌

1) From great foundations to Mastering your science

Whatever level you’re getting started from, you’ll find we have something to set you on a journey of discovery. We’ve got a range of Foundation Degrees to get you started in your chosen subject. Our undergraduate options include HNDs and Bachelor’s degrees, as well as integrated Master’s if you already have a clear career path you want to tread. Whether you want to study a branch of biology, physics or chemistry, you’ll find inspiring courses, including postgraduate options that take your studies to the peak of professional achievement.

2) Facilities that support scientific rigour

Six floors of facilities in our Rosalind Franklin building are packed full of the newest technology to meet the highest standards of modern teaching and research, whatever your branch of science. In addition to the technology supporting your learning such as tablet computers and a lecture capture system, there’s specialist equipment to rival the most modern labs including a fermentation suite, confocal microscope, gas chromatography, inductively coupled plasma analysis, and XRF and XRD. Discover more about our ‘flipped classroom’!


3) Industry accreditation

You can take comfort in knowing that our courses have been vetted – and approved – by some of the strictest people in the business.

Our animal behaviour, biological science, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science programmes are accredited by the Institute for Biomedical Science, with an applied option also accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council. Our new BSc (Hons) Medical Physiology and Diagnostics course provides a route towards specialist healthcare programmes accredited by the Registered Council for Clinical Physiologists and Health Education England. All our forensic science courses have official recognition from the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

4) The University of Wolverhampton – just down the road

Our science courses are based at our bustling City Campus in the heart of Wolverhampton. But you don’t need to be here in person to make the most of studying with us, you can study selected courses at partner colleges. We also offer some courses internationally, so you’ll find students in Sri Lanka, studying on our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences course. What’s more, we also offer the opportunity to study medicine with our combined BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science and MD degree programme with the University of Health Sciences Antigua (UHSA) School of Medicine! Find your ideal course today.


5) Finding your place in the field

On most of our science courses you have the option to gain amazing experience on a sandwich course – and unlike many universities, we don’t charge you for your sandwich year! But you don’t have to be in a workplace to experience what life might be like in your chosen career – if you’re a forensics student, our scene-of-crime suite will help you get hands-on. Or perhaps you’ll spend some time being green-fingered in our specialist greenhouse on the roof of the Rosalind Franklin building? Or if you’re a student of Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation you could head as far afield as the Azores or South Africa for a field trip!

6) Life-changing research happening today

There’s some amazing research going on behind our doors. The vital work of the talented and innovative minds that work here not only feeds back into the courses you study, but is having an impact that’s changing people’s lives, today. Join us, and you could contribute to something spectacular.