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University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich has one of the most beautiful settings in London. Its Greenwich Campus sits on a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Thames, while Avery Hill Campus in south-east London and Medway Campus in Kent offer a real campus university atmosphere. The university has been providing quality education for more than 125 years and has a silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, as well as strong links to business. Its postgraduate courses cover most academic subjects, including:

  • Architecture, landscape and the built environment
  • Business
  • Computing and mathematical sciences
  • Education (including PGCE)
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Law and criminology
  • Media and creative arts
  • Science.

Many of the postgraduate courses at the university are accredited by leading professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, BSC – The Chartered Institute of IT, Royal Institute of British Architects and the General Pharmaceutical Council. Students are taught by research-active academics who contribute to internationally recognised research and can look forward to expert guest speakers at lectures and seminars.

Internationally recognised research

For more than a century, the university has provided innovative solutions for governments, charities, industry and society as a whole in the UK and overseas. The university’s research has won a series of national awards, including four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education. Its contribution has been particularly important in fields such as food security, computer modelling and fire safety, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and sustainable development.

First-class facilities

The university may be steeped in history but it is also a very modern institution, fully equipped with all the latest technology. It has invested more than £80 million in teaching and student facilities in the past five years alone, including the £25-million makeover of the Dreadnought Building, which re-opened in autumn 2018. Dreadnought has open-access IT labs and state-of-the-art teaching and study spaces, as well as plenty of spaces for socialising. A specialist centre for engineering and science, Medway Campus has industry-standard lab space and offers students access to cutting-edge technology. Avery Hill Campus is renowned for its excellent teaching and sporting facilities, which include four clinical skills labs and two floodlit, all-weather sports pitches.

University of Greenwich

Notable alumni

  • Malorie Blackman, Children’s Laureate 2013-15
  • Ann Brightwell, Olympic champion
  • Sarah Eberle, Chelsea Flower Show winner
  • Sir Charles Kao, Nobel Prize winner
  • Baroness Lawrence, campaigner
  • Jme, musician and producer
  • Dave Rowntree, musician

Postgraduate funding

Students can finance their postgraduate studies in a number of ways, including scholarships and bursaries, or by applying to charities and trusts. For details about scholarships and bursaries at Greenwich, visit the university website.

Some students are eligible for a postgraduate loan from the UK government. This is a contribution towards fees, day-to-day living costs and other costs of study. The loan is paid directly to students and is not means tested. For more details about the postgraduate loan, visit the university website

To find out more about our postgraduate offering, see our website, email [email protected] or call +44 (0)20 8331 9000.

What our students say

“This MA gave me vast knowledge of tourism on a global scale. The education I received at the university helped me to further my career goals in this rapidly growing industry.”
Kathryn Daff, MA International Tourism Management

The lecturers are all very knowledgeable and keen to share that knowledge with students. In my experience, they have been very supportive, approachable and considerate. The skills we learn in the classroom are built upon further while out on placement.” 
Rachelle Roberts, MA Social Work

“My time at the university has been very rewarding. I’ve had a great deal of support from other students and academics, which has made for a great all-round experience.”
Sharon Thompson, PhD in nutrition and food science

“Studying this course has been an eye-opening experience for me. I have been able to explore new topics and express my own interests within my work. The exciting variety of modules has given me an opportunity to build a diverse portfolio.”
Lucy Manley, MA Media and Creative Cultures

University of Greenwich
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