University of Greenwich

2014 League Table Ranking 95
2014 Overall Score 518
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Entry Standards 284 Help
Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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Student-Staff Ratio 21.3 Help
Student-Staff Ratio
The average staffing levels at the University.

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Research Assessment 1.90 Help
Research Assessment
The average quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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Academic Services Spend 988 Help
Academic Services Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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Student Satisfaction 4.03 Help
Student Satisfaction
A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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Facilities Spend 455 Help
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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Graduate Prospects 56.7 Help
Graduate Prospects
A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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Degree Completion 77.3 Help
Degree Completion
The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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Good Honours 57.3 Help
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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Green Score 56.0 Help
Green Score
This environmental & ethical ranking of the University is provided courtesy of the People & Planet Green League - the only comprehensive and independent green ranking of every UK university. Choosing a greener university can reduce your carbon footprint and improve your job prospects in a global low-carbon economy.

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  • The university traces its roots back to Woolwich Polytechnic, Britain's second polytechnic, opened in 1890.
  • University status awarded in 1992.

Location and transport

  • The main campus is housed in the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, designed by Sir Christopher Wren - only 10 minutes from central London by train.
  • The Avery Hill campus is set in 35 hectares (86 acres) of parkland. Half is set around a Victorian mansion the other includes two new buildings.
  • Medway is a shared campus with the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, housed in Edwardian listed buildings in Chatham Maritime.

Entry standards

  • Average total tariff for first degree students 202.2.
  • Average total tariff for first degree students holding A/AS levels only 210.2.

Student mix

  • Men 47%, women 53%.
  • Home 85%, overseas 15%.
  • State 97%, public 3%.

Teaching standards

  • Students are to benefit from 17 new lecturers at the University of Greenwich.

Student facilities, including library and computing

  • Greenwich was placed the fifth highest UK university in the  most recent People & Planet Green League.
  • New university gym and refurbished café at the Avery Hill campus.
  • Refurbished café at the Medway campus.
  • The Drill Hall Library at the Medway campus is an impressive refurbished naval building shared with Kent and Canterbury Christ Church universities.

Disability services

  • Visit the website for information about the the Disability and Dyslexia Service at the University of Greenwich.
  • Telephone 020 8331 7875, textphone 020 8331 8581 or email

Students' union

  • Represents students at all three campuses.
  • Students at Medway also benefit from the services of joint students' union for all at the shared campus.


  • Greenwich won both the womens' and mens' boat races on the River Medway last year.

Recent/prospective new builds

  • Greenwich has started work on a new School of Architecture & Construction together with a library at Stockwell Street, in the heart of Greenwich town centre.

Availability of part-time work

  • University Jobshop offers employment inside and outside the university, as well as work experience and placements.
  • The Greenwich campus is near to the employment opportunities of the Docklands, Greenwich town centre and the new O2 Arena.
  • Visit the website for more information on the availability of part-time work at the University of Greenwich.

Notable alumni

  • Nobel prize winner Charles Kao for his work on fibre optic technology.


For further information

  • 020 8331 9000 (course enquiries)
  • +44 20 8331 8590 (international enquiries)
  • University of Greenwich
    Old Royal Naval College
    Park Row
    SE10 9LS
UCAS Code G70

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