• Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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    341
  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

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

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    4.01 / 5.00
  • Research Quality Research Quality

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

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    2.33 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.25 / 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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    65.6 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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    17.8
  • 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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    1,293
  • 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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    612
  • 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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    67.5 / 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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    83.3 / 100.0
  • The University of Greenwich is one of London’s largest universities. Its proud tradition in education dates back more than 125 years.
  • The university has three campuses in south east London and Kent, all of which offer modern, hi-tech facilities within magnificient and historic settings.
  • Greenwich Campus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames. The Independent newspaper commented that it was 'more breathtaking than the Versailles of Louis XIV'.

Entry Requirements

  • Average total tariff for 2015 entry first degree students was 340.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Teaching Methods

  • Students begin with a broad-based programme and then specialise, or, after exploring new opportunities, bring new subjects into their studying.
  • Delivery methods include tutorials, lectures, seminars and workshops. More information on study and teaching methods can be found on the programme pages of the online prospectus.

Undergraduate Courses

Course Flexibility

  • This depends on the course – there is not a fixed, university-wide structure.

Student Services and Facilities

  • The university’s library and academic building on Stockwell Street, in the heart of Greenwich, includes film, TV and sound studios, seminar rooms, lecture theatres, open presentation spaces, as well as a café, exhibition and gallery spaces.
  • The Greenwich Campus includes language laboratories, computing rooms, the Stephen Lawrence Gallery and a bookshop.
  • Avery Hill houses modern teaching and living facilities, within a large student village complex. Students can use computing and laboratory equipment, lecture theatres, a TV studio and an extensive library.
  • The Medway Campus has laboratories for science, engineering, pharmacy and natural resources and an outstanding learning resource centre, the Drill Hall Library.

Disability Services

  • The university aims to help students with a disability succeed, providing support from application to graduation. The disability policy statement sets out the university's commitment to disabled students and contains useful information.
  • The Disability & Dyslexia Team provides information, academic support, and offers advice on Assistive Technology requirements. This includes support for students with mental health needs and long-term medical conditions.
  • The *AccessAbility Project provides information and guidance to disabled and diverse students who may not feel university is for them, or have concerns. Please refer to the university website for details.

Students' Union

  • Societies and teams are a fundamental part of life at university. Over 6,700 students are involved in student groups with SUUG and GK Unions, and over 150 different groups offer a variety of activities ranging from campaigning or fundraising for causes, celebrating different cultures and religions or performing, presenting or writing.
  • The union supports groups to do amazing things, like publish a newspaper, run a radio station or visit places like the European Parliament. Societies can compete in sports against other universities, raise thousands of pounds for charity, and host speakers who are influential in shaping the world.
  • Any student can start a group, so each year there are more to get involved in. Student group leaders gain a credit in their Employability Passports for their effort and skills. Plus, students can also work towards Students’ Union volunteering awards, which are celebrated at annual awards events.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The university JobShop provides valuable work experience, skills development and extra cash through a range of part-time work.
  • The JobShop handles hundreds of jobs within the university, including within the library, computer lab support, and marketing and events assistants.
  • The JobShop also advertises hundreds of part time, temporary and vacation jobs in the local area and across the country.

Careers Guidance

  • Greenwich runs an innovative job-hunting and careers guidance services for all students, ensuring access to extensive expert help when it comes to finding sought-after, graduate-level employment. The university has teamed up with Reed NCFE, one of the UK's leading employment and skills providers, to deliver graduate brokerage services to final-year students; Reed also provides input into workshops run for students.
  • Students have many opportunities to gain workplace experience via internships and placements – around 50% of students undertake a substantial placement as part of their studies.
  • Careers support includes discipline-specific fairs or events with employers; careers workshops on a range of topics including CV writing, psychometric testing, networking skills, and how to use LinkedIn to find jobs; and practice mock interviews. 
  • The university mentoring scheme links students to professionals from industry for up to 2 years after graduation, providing advice on career paths, industry insight, guidance in looking for jobs, support on the application process, and future network contacts.
  • Online career resources include short How to guides on a range of recruitment topics, to in-depth psychometric practice tests, and the JobShop board lists graduate vacancies and work experience / volunteering opportunities.

Student Mix

Student population

Small
<5,000
Medium
5,000–10,000
Large
>10,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 78%
  • Postgraduate 22%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 72%
  • Part Time 28%

Where students come from

  • UK 80%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 14%

Student gender

  • Male 43%
  • Female 57%

History

  • Greenwich has a proud tradition in education dating back more than 125 years
  • The university has three campuses: Avery Hill in Greenwich, south-east London; Greenwich Campus located in the old Royal Naval College in Greenwich; and Medway which is sited in a former Royal Navy shorebase at Chatham in Kent.
  • The university has won four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education, including a 2015 prize for outstanding work in Africa, and it is ranked as one of the UK's most friendly workplaces for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff, in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers.

Notable Alumni

  • Professor Charles Kao – Nobel Prize winner and pioneer of fibre optics.
  • Ian Livingstone CBE – entrepreneur and co-founder of prominent games company Games Workshop.
  • Doreen Lawrence OBE – social justice campaigner and member of the House of Lords.
  • Malorie Blackman OBE – writer and Children’s Laureate.
  • Jenny Fagan – writer, named one of the Best of Young British Novelists of this decade by leading literary magazine Granta.
  • Stephen Howlett – Chief Executive of the Peabody Housing Trust, a major housing association.
  • Solomon Wifa – lawyer, the youngest ever MD of a major law firm: named in The Lawyer’s 'Hot 100' list.
  • Wilson Leech – Executive Vice President, The Northern Trust Company.
  • Richard Allen-Turner – joint MD of Avalon Entertainment Limited.
  • Sarah Eberle – award-winning landscape architect and garden designer.

Further Details

Address University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
Greenwich
London
SE10 9LS
UCAS Code G70