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What makes a pathway in Science or Health and Social Science at the University of Worcester International College (UWIC) special?

This pathway spans two Academic Institutes at the University of Worcester

1. The Institute of Science and Environment

The Institute’s educational and research expertise extends across many disciplines. We offer top quality undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a friendly and supportive fashion using modern approaches to learning and teaching. The Institute provides an exciting and attractive environment in which to study as a student or to engage in your research. From global warming to crime scene analysis, our world-leading research focuses on today’s key challenges. Working in collaboration with different disciplines and with other universities, private industry and the public sector, we see science as a means to achieve real-life benefits. A firm foundation of academic excellence enables us to support and inspire the scientists of the future. We offer undergraduates a broad-based training with specialist options across the disciplines, while postgraduates can take advantage of a supportive and stimulating research environment.

The University’s £7m investment in a new life sciences building illustrates the commitment to learning and innovation. Opened in 2009, students, academics and researchers all benefit from the thriving collaborative environment and the cutting-edge facilities that it provides.          

2. The Institute of Health and Society

The Institute is a vibrant, inclusive and empowering environment for learning. Partnership is central to our philosophy. Best practice in education is a partnership that is built on mutual respect, challenge and shared learning between educators and students and practice partners where relevant. We pride ourselves on our teaching excellence, applied research and practice development. We work closely with our local community and with partners across a wide range of sectors to enhance the student experience and to provide students with an invaluable insight into professional practice.  The Institute comprises four academic units: Psychology, Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Science Applied Professional Studies and Health and Applied Social Science. Co-location of these disciplines within one Institute enables us to take a strong interdisciplinary approach to our work. (We also work collaboratively with professionals in other Institutes).

The Institute is committed to playing a leading role in researching and developing innovative and creative solutions in health and wellbeing.  Our research is highly applied to real world issues which provide significant opportunity to impact positively on peoples’ lives, to contribute to the development of practice and to lead and influence policy. Our research covers a wide breadth of disciplines and applications. Results of research are disseminated national and internationally and implemented in practice.

The Institute of Health and Society is highly regarded by students and employers and External Professional, Regulatory and Statutory Bodies who assess our provision extremely positively. Students benefit from well-qualified, creative, enthusiastic, supportive staff and have access to some exceptional learning facilities. The University has invested in excellent skills and simulation facilities to support learning, including a psychology laboratory, skills rooms and our dedicated Ability House.

The University of Worcester is one of the UK’s most supportive universities. We have an established heritage of outstanding teaching.


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Pathways at the University of Worcester

Undergraduate pathway

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

Entry requirements

Stage 1 (Foundation)

5 GCSE passes or equivalent, with a minimum C/4 grade average overall

Stage 2 (First year degree)

120 UCAS tariff points at GCE A/AS level or equivalent

Please visit our entrance requirements page to find out more about equivalent qualifications from your own country.

English language requirements

The language of instruction at UWIC is English. To attain entry into the undergraduate or postgraduate pathway, you must be able to demonstrate you have a suitable level of English proficiency.

Download our entry requirements document to find out more about English language requirements.

Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

Stage 1

University Foundation

Compulsory Study Skills and Communication
Business & Economics
Critical Thinking
ICT Skills and Mass Communication

Specific Social Science module - World Cultures

Stages 2, 3 and 4

Stages 2, 3 and 4 follow the module structure of the First, Second and Third year of the University of Worcester degree programme that you decide to progress on to. Please see the relevant course page for details:

Science and Health

Social Science


Why choose UWIC?

Find out more

Find out why the University of Worcester International College could be your perfect way to study in the UK.


What qualifications will this pathway give you?


Successful completion of this pathway will lead to one of the following awards from the University of Worcester:


The City of Worcester

Find out more

Discover why Worcester is such a great student city.

Study location and duration

Where and when will you be studying?


Stage 1: Two semesters only

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September, January

Stage 2: September

Study Location

City Campus
University of Worcester
Castle Street


How much will it cost?

Tuition fees

University Foundation
£10,995 (two semesters)*
£7,500 (one semester)*

First Year Degree

Second Year Degree

Final Year Degree

*prices correct for the 2017/18 academic year at the bottom


Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to the £153 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.


How do you apply?

Direct application


Please make your application directly to UWIC, via our application form.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

UWIC Admissions Office

01905 542900