University of Worcester Rankings

The ranking of the University of Worcester is a key consideration for students considering a degree there.

The University of Worcester traces its history back to its establishment in 1946 as Worcester Emergency Teacher Training College for the University of Birmingham. It was renamed Worcester Teacher Training College and later as Worcester College of Higher Education in 1976 and was granted full university status in 2005. It is the only university located in the counties of Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

The Hive, Worcester

A joint project between the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council, the Hive is one of the country's most unique library buildings.

Her Majesty the Queen opened the library in 2012. It is a unique library with over a quarter of a million books and 12 miles of archive collections. It is Europe's first fully integrated university and public library and has an outstanding space for students to study, access resources and share experiences.

Sports at the University of Worcester

The institution has a proven record of excellence in the field of sport. It houses the British Basketball League professionals Worcester Wolves, the league-winning Worcester All-Stars Football team and the Worcester Royals, an American Football team.

Notable alumni include Jo Yapp, former captain of England Women’s Rugby, Bollywood actress and former Miss India Swaroop Sampat and the politician Jacqui Smith

UK National Rankings

The Times University Guide

The University of Worcester is ranked at 101 in the UK according to the Times University Guide’s most recent edition. The institution continues to excel in psychology, Teacher Education, Nursing and Midwifery, Sports Science which recently benefitted from a newly opened2,000-seat stadium.

The Guardian University Guide 2022

The University of Worcester is ranked at 87 in the UK according to the Guardian University Guide’s most recent edition. With more than 10,000 undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time students enrolled, it is also currently one of the fastest-growing universities in the UK.

5.4% of its total students are international students from outside the EU, and 94.6% of students are from ethnic minorities.

The Times Higher Education Global University Ranking

According to the prestigious Times Higher Education's global University Impact Rankings, The University of Worcester ranks in the top three UK universities for Quality Education for the third year running.

Worcester is also ranked eighth in the UK for Zero Hunger, as well as top in England, second in the UK and ninth globally for Gender Equality, which highlight the contribution made by universities around the world to achieve the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which the United Nations adopted in 2016.

This year's ranking had 1,115 universities from 94 countries/regions around the world ranked with Worcester finishing in the top 20% overall.

The University of Worcester was shortlisted for two University of the Year titles after winning the Times Higher Education’s inaugural award for Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in November 2020.

In 2019, Worcester won the Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards and won another in 2021 for Total Reporting. Worcester was awarded First Class Honours in the 2019 people and Planet University League and has held this achievement held for over 10 years.

UK Subject Rankings

The Complete University Guide Ranking 2022

The University of Worcester’s UK subject rankings are shown below for selected subjects:

Business and Management Studies 76
Accounting and Finance 76
Communication and Media Studies 74
Computer Science 84
Law 90
Education 44
Nursing 62
Marketing 51
Sociology 77
Sports Science 44
Art and Design 97
Biological Sciences 57
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Occupational Therapy 41
Drama, Dance and Cinematics 96
Creative Writing 41