The University of Wolverhampton


To be The University of Opportunity – renowned for creativity and innovation – developing students and staff who are entrepreneurial, eminently employable and well connected within a research and professionally informed environment.


To be an employer-focused university connected with our local, national and global communities delivering opportunity and academic excellence.

Core values

At the University of Wolverhampton we will be:

·   ethical

·   respectful

·   transparent

·   inclusive and fair

·   challenging

·   confident

·   collaborative

·   professional

These values guide the decisions we make and how we engage with our communities locally and Our Schools and Institutes. Here at the university we have 18 different Schools or Institutes housed within 4 main Faculties.

Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing

The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing has four institutes

·   Institute of Sport and Human Sciences

·   Institute of Health

·   Institute of Education

·   Institute of Community and Society

Research & Enterprise in Education, Health & Wellbeing

The Faculty supports over 450 academic staff who are supported to engage in research, as well as over 30 dedicated research staff, including Professors, Readers and Research Fellows. Our teams are at the forefront of research and practice in their subjects and make a direct impact in many ways. We have over 240 doctoral students, many of whom are studying for a Professional Doctorate and making a direct impact in their workplaces. It's an exciting time to be in the innovative and enterprising areas of Education, Health and Wellbeing.

The Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing supports the ground-breaking research of over 240 doctoral students in Education, Health, Social Work and Social Care, Sport and Psychology. Our research community is diverse and dynamic. We work with local, regional and international students from across the world on a diverse range of research fields. We welcome applications from graduates wanting to develop themselves, their area of interest and their careers

From pioneering research into brain tumours to shopping habits in the 19th century, we have a growing research community that fosters a spirit of enquiry and a thirst for discovery.

All of our academic schools have areas of research strength, overseen by our established Research Institutes and Centres, many of which work closely with industry on large-scale projects.

In the last Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), our efforts in research were recognised with a £2 million investment - testament to dedicated, hardworking staff, and a mark of the University’s constant drive for discovery and innovation. 

World Leading

Each member of staff and subject area that were evaluated by The Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) were recognised as having world-leading elements. Particular areas of strength included the work by renowned Professor of Information Science Mike Thelwall and his team, whose research includes measuring the value of web pages (see case study). Other areas that were awarded with high praise include Health, History and Modern Languages Research.

The results mark a significant improvement for the University on the last national analysis of research, the Research Assessment exercise (2008).

Academic Institute of Medicine

The Academic Institute of Medicine (AIM) is the new Postgraduate Medical School of the University of Wolverhampton. The Institute builds on our current position as a leader in health-related professional sciences and has developed through a close liaison and partnership with local NHS Trusts, taking us forward into the delivery of postgraduate medical education and research.



A founding principle is that participation in the Institute will be inclusive, not exclusive or elitist, with doctors and other public health professionals encouraged to engage from all areas. This will enhance NHS staff skills and knowledge, leading to high quality patient care and improved service delivery.


The Institute currently has 30 Doctors studying its MSc Clinical Medicine.


             Page updated: 20 September 2017