Wrexham Glyndŵr University

  • Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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    236
  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.10 / 5.00
  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.15 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in research in the University.

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    0.16 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    66.1 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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    22.1
  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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    1,447
  • Facilities Spend Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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    412
  • Good Honours Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    55.6 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    74.3 / 100.0

History

  • Starting out with just our Wrexham campuses in 2008, we now have sites in St Asaph and Northop in North Wales, and in Kingston-upon-Thames in London.  Every year we are developing to offer more people the opportunity to access our courses and growing our facilities to keep our courses at the cutting edge and to develop our practical learning opportunities for students.
  • Education has been offered from our Wrexham sites since 1887, when we were known as the Wrexham School of Science and Art.
  • Delivering learning opportunities which are open to all has always been at the heart of our ethos.  That is why the support we offer is second to none whether you are looking for a caring environment to study for a degree for the first time, or you are looking for a course to help you progress in your career.

Location and Transport

An Ideal Location

  • If you choose to study at Wrexham Glyndŵr University then you will have the best of both worlds – city life and the great outdoors.
  • You’ll find us conveniently situated on the Wales-England border, perfectly placed for easy access to the nearby cities of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester to the east, the rugged beauty of Snowdonia to the west and great beaches along the stunning coastline of the north.
  • What’s more, it’s a really easy place to get to. Located just off the A483, we have excellent links to all major road routes in the North West, as well as an extensive bus network across North Wales, North West England and the Midlands.
  • Studying in Wrexham will also put you a stone’s throw away from spectacular countryside, coastal resorts and the beautiful Welsh mountains, ideal for walking, cycling, mountain biking, rock climbing, white water rafting or horse riding.
  • The towns and cities of Chester, Shrewsbury, Liverpool and Manchester are also close by and accessible by public transport – giving you even more options for activities and nights out.

Transport

  • Wrexham has great railway connections, with two main stations that run direct services to Chester, Holyhead and the North Wales Coast, Shrewsbury, Birmingham and Cardiff. You can also be in London in just over two and a half hours, Edinburgh in just over four and Dublin in under six.

Entry Requirements

Our expert admissions team are on hand to support you through the application process every step of the way.

Student Mix

The 6,765 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 87%
  • Postgraduate 13%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 57%
  • Part Time 43%

Domicile

  • UK 75%
  • EU 11%
  • Other 14%

Student gender

  • Male 44%
  • Female 56%

The 6,765 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

  • Undergraduate 87%
  • Postgraduate 13%,
  • Full Time 57%
  • Part Time 43%,
  • UK 75%
  • EU 11%
  • Other 14%,
  • Male 44%
  • Female 56%.

Course Flexibility

  • More than 240 courses are on offer. For a full list visit our website.
  • Programmes are modular, allowing students to study topics from other subject areas of interest.
  • Students can choose to study a second language, or learn skills and gain experience with the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL).
  • Kick-Start (Foundation) degrees are available if you want to study at university but think you might not have the grades or experience – our four-year kick-start degrees could be the answer.
  • Two-Year Fast-Track degrees. Available exclusively as part of the courses offered by the North Wales Business School at Wrexham Glyndwr University. Our two-year Fast Track degrees feature all the content of our traditional three-year routes, but condensed over three 10-week semesters.
  • Integrated Masters. Our four year Integrated Masters routes give you the opportunity to take masters-level modules in your final year and graduate from university with a higher level degree. By choosing this pathway you'll be eligible for student loan funding towards fees and living costs for the full four years of your course, however if you choose to do a standalone masters at the end of your course you won't be eligible for this funding.
  • Integrated Masters degrees are currently available in Art and Design, Computing, Engineering.

Research Standards

  • The university has eight research centres, including the Centre for Applied Internet Research and the Materials Science Research Centre.
  • Leading the world in elements of scientific research with Computing, Engineering, Psychology and Communications all judged to have submitted world leading research in the Research Excellence framework 2014.
  • Glyndŵr University's Centre for Solar Energy Research is one of the UK's leading centres for photovoltaics research.

Academic Strengths

  • The North Wales School of Art and Design has an international reputation for innovation and excellence. Its students have won prestigious D&AD awards and the Macmillan book prize.

Undergraduate Courses

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Student Facilities

  • Wrexham Glyndŵr University boasts a wide range of facilities which supports the courses we offer across our Wrexham and Northop campuses.
  • Mixing contemporary facilities with Grade II listed buildings, Glyndŵr University is a fantastic place for you to study, learn and live.
  • From our Centre for the Creative Industries to the Centre for the Child, Family and Society; we’re committed to providing learning environments focused on you and your development.
  • The purpose-built site has all the facilities you would expect of a campus-based university such as a student bar, sports facilities, cafes, restaurants and IT facilities.
  • We also have some facilities that you might not expect such as our art gallery, international football and rugby stadium, flight simulator, crime scene labs and Chinese medicine clinic.

Disability Services

Our Disability team is on hand to provide help, advice and support throughout your course of study. They work with students to identify individual needs and provide specific arrangements to support them, for example:

  • Note taking in lectures
  • Use of our Assistive Technology Suite (featuring high/low level lighting, adaptive furniture, ergonomic equipment etc)
  • One-to-one specialist dyslexia tutor support
  • Mental health monitoring and much more.

Students' Union

  • Run by and for students, the Union aims to make your time at Glyndŵr the very best it can be by organising exciting entertainment and events, promoting your interests and providing student welfare and support for all; from advice on housing and money to health and wellbeing.
  • Every student at Wrexham Glyndŵr is automatically a member of the Students’ Union. This entitles you the right to vote (or even stand!) in Students’ Union elections and grants you access to all the services offered by the Students’ Union.  As a member of the Wrexham Glyndŵr Students’ Union, you are also a member of the National Union of Students (NUS).
  • As part of the Union you can join and set up societies, play in the BUC’s league with Team Glyndŵr and generally have your voice heard and shape your university experience.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • There are opportunities to work for the university as student ambassadors, engaging with potential and prospective students.
  • Our online job shop is your handy way of helping you find part-time, temporary and graduate vacancies, as well as work experience and volunteering opportunities.
  • We also offer temporary vacancies on campus through the Glyndŵr Temps service.

Careers Guidance

  • Your employability is at the heart of everything we do. When you venture out into the world of work, you need to know you’ve been given the skills and knowledge to compete and succeed, which is why Careers and Zone is on hand to support you every step of the way.
  • Whatever the step of the employment ladder you're on, the Wrexham Glyndŵr careers team is ready to help you.
  • From advice on creating a contemporary CV that will catch the eyes of recruiters, help with a tricky application or even someone to practice an interview scenario with you, our dedicated team of experts are perfectly placed to help you make the most of your opportunities and explore what's right for you.

Notable Alumni

Graduating from Wrexham Glyndŵr University is not the end of your journey with us, we hope it’s only the beginning. Our alumni community are living and working all over the world and we are very proud of them all.

We want you to have a lifelong relationship with us and with the alumni who form the Wrexham Glyndŵr University Alumni Association.  

  • Brian Percival – Emmy award-winning director of Downton Abbey.
  • Owain Brown – Crusaders rugby league player.

Further Details

Address Glyndŵr University
Plas Coch Campus
Mold Road
Wrexham
LL11 2AW
UCAS Code G53