The roots of the University of Wolverhampton lie in the 19th century growth of Mechanics Institutes, providing vocational and general education for working men.
In Wolverhampton the Free Library (1870) developed technical, scientific, commercial and general classes, while a School of Art, established in 1851, had been developed into the Municipal School for Art in new buildings by 1885. By 1903, we had courses in coach building, house painting and pattern making.
The University has eight academic schools and cross-disciplinary research centers and institutes. It has approximately 23,000 students and currently offers over 380 undergraduate and postgraduate courses
The University of Wolverhampton is located across four campuses across the West Midlands and Shropshire. Student and staff bus service operates between each of its campuses and campus towns, running between Wolverhampton city centre, Walsall and Telford. The University provides one of the largest wireless networks in UK Higher Education, allowing students and staff remote access to the Internet across all its campuses.
City Campus is the main site for the University, and is situated in the heart of Wolverhampton city centre, right opposite Molineux Stadium, home of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., and approximately 16 miles (26km) from Birmingham. Divided into City Campus South and City Campus North it is home to eight Schools: administration departments; the Students' Unionand student support facilities. In addition, over 1000 students live in three separate Halls of Residence on this campus: North Road, Lomas Street and Randall Lines.
Based on the City Campus in Wolverhampton, the Arena Theatre contains an auditorium seating 150, a studio seating 100 and a seminar room for up to 50 people. Its programme includes professional companies, celebrating drama, dance and music, as well as showcasing work by local schools, colleges, students, amateur companies and community events.
The University of Wolverhampton is located across four campuses across the West Midlands and Shropshire.
- Accounting and Finance
- Applied, Pure Science
- Architecture, Building
- Business, Management
- Computer Science, IT
- Creative Arts & Design
- Education & Teaching
- Health & Medicine
- Hotel Management & Hospitality
- Humanities & Social Sciences
- Mass Communication & Media