Why choose University of Greenwich?
The University of Greenwich is a large and diverse institution which traces its antecedents to 1890 and the foundation of the UK’s second Polytechnic at Woolwich in South East London. During the ensuing one hundred and twenty years, the University has merged with a number of other higher education institutions and developed strategic partnerships with a range of institutions in the UK and internationally.
The university offers a wide range of programmes, covering subjects such as architecture and construction, business, computing, health, education, science and engineering. It offers a vast portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including combined degrees, which can be studied in a variety of ways. The university has a flexible approach to learning: many of its students balance the demands of education and family commitments.
Cutting Edge Research & Development
The university is proud of its diverse student body. In 2009-10, as well as over 5000 international students studying with us in the UK, we had almost 9,000 students overseas studying University of Greenwich programmes with our collaborative partners.
Many of our students have won awards from prestigious organisations and awarding bodies covering a range of areas, including theatre, biomedical sciences and architecture and construction
The university has highly qualified staff with wide-ranging expertise and significant links with business and industry. It also has a strong emphasis on applied research and enterprise, and is ranked amongst the highest of the newer universities for its income from applied research and consultancy.
At Greenwich, we set high standards for teaching quality and provide professional training opportunities for all lecturers. With over 1,600 members of staff, there is a multitude of knowledge and skills to benefit the university. The expertise of our staff is exemplified by the awards and positions they have gained.
Campuses in UK
The university’s largest campus is at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century. “More breathtaking than the Versailles of Louis XIV” is how the Independent newspaper described it, while The Sunday Times University Guide calls it “one of the finest academic estates in the world.”
Avery Hill Campus
Set in 86 acres of parkland in south-east London, this campus combines a listed Victorian mansion with a new £14 million development including modern teaching, living and sporting facilities. A library is housed in the mansion’s elegant former ballroom. The student village offers ensuite, online facilities and is home to over 1,200 students.
The University of Greenwich at Medway is a centre for teaching, research and consultancy, offering high-tech facilities in science, engineering, pharmacy and natural resources. Business, IT and nursing are also taught here, along with speech and language therapy. The campus, which dates from 1903, is based in splendid redbrick and ivy-clad Edwardian buildings.