• 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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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

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

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    4.04 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

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

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  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

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

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  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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

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    60.4 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    56.9 / 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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    72.5 / 100.0

The University of Suffolk opened in 2007 and received university title in 2016, making it one of the newest universities in the UK. The university is an institution that absorbs the best of UK university traditions and aligns them with the 21st Century using innovation and creativity.

Entry Requirements

  • Course entry requirements vary to reflect the specific academic knowledge required.
  • Typical UCAS point requirements are 80 for Foundation Degrees and 112 for BA or BSc degrees.
  • In order to ensure that applicants have sufficient depth of academic knowledge and understanding, they are normally required to have at least 2 subjects at A level (or equivalent), together with 3 GCSEs at grade C or above. Many courses require a grade C or above in English and Maths.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

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

Teaching Methods

  • Courses are intended to develop students as independent learners with the capacity for analytical, critical and creative thinking, with active participation a central aspect of all student learning.
  • Students are given guidance and practice in assessment techniques before embarking on graded assessments.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • In addition to traditional full-time undergraduate degrees, there are many part-time courses and some courses with January, February and March start dates.
  • Students are encouraged to take part in work placement opportunities and internships, and to engage with employers.
  • Individual courses may offer the opportunity to study abroad or to take an industry-specific placement, and the university takes part in the Erasmus scheme.

Student Services and Facilities

  • The Atrium has a Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training, while the latest clinical skills and sports and exercise laboratories, and specialist bioscience teaching and research facilities, are at the James Hehir building in Ipswich.
  • Also at the Atrium are specialist IT facilities.
  • Students studying at Suffolk New College can access modern construction and soil testing workshops.
  • Creative facilities include studios for painting, sculpture, drawing and print; installation and video spaces; a film studio; and photography studios, within the Arts Building; and industry standard recording studios at University of Suffolk partner colleges, West Suffolk College and Great Yarmouth College.
  • Library resources include printed and online materials such as e-books and e-journals and there are learning networks on each campus.

Disability Services

  • The University of Suffolk aims to create an environment which is accessible for students with any disability. This includes specific learning differences, sensory impairment, long-term medical conditions and/or mental ill health.
  • Disability and wellbeing advisers can provide advice and support in applying for Disabled Students' Allowances, and arrange tailored support including non-medical help such as note-taking, study assistance and/or mentoring, 1-to-1 study skills tuition, and counselling.

Students' Union

  • Suffolk students are automatically members of the Students' Union, giving them access to support through representation, activities and advice.
  • There are a variety of societies to join, from politics to gaming. The Students' Union can help students start their own club or society if there isn't one to suit their interests.
  • Students have access to Cult Café Bar for food, drink and live music as well as 2 other cafés on the Ipswich Campus.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The online JobShop enables students to search and apply for casual and part-time paid work or voluntary experience.
  • The Student Ambassador Scheme offers students part-time work on a casual basis.
  • The university works with employers to offer a range of Summer Internship programmes. Many of these opportunities enable students to get valuable experience while getting paid.

Careers Guidance

  • Strong connections with local, regional and international employers ensure that all courses are built with student’s future work in mind – 93% of graduates in 2015 went on to employment or further study.
  • The commitment to careers and employability across the curriculum is an important characteristic of courses offered at the University of Suffolk and students are encouraged to get involved in exciting opportunities to enhance their employability.
  • The Careers team offer confidential advice, mock interviews, and provide the opportunity for students to realise their vocational potential. Support is available to develop important careers related skills and knowledge, such as CV design and interview techniques. There are also work experience opportunities in the Internship Programme.
  • Careers events and fairs each year enable students and potential employers to network.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 92%
  • Postgraduate 8%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 73%
  • Part Time 27%

Where students come from

  • UK 98%
  • EU 2%
  • Other 1%

Student gender

  • Male 33%
  • Female 67%


  • The University of Suffolk opened in 2007 and is one of the newest higher education institutions in the UK. Originally known as University Campus Suffolk, its university title was awarded in 2016.
  • Today, there are over 5,000 students – of which approximately 70% are based at the main campus in Ipswich. With students representing 68 different nationalities, the university has a varied and diverse student body, which creates a stimulating and inspiring place to study.
  • In 2016, the university was ranked the 22nd best in the UK, as voted for by students.

Further Details

Address University of Suffolk Waterfront Building Neptune Quay Ipswich IP4 1QJ
UCAS Code S82