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Wrexham University

Vibrant, Friendly and Inclusive

Wrexham University is a learning community focused on inspiring its students to aim higher and achieve more.

Our Active Learning Framework combines making the best use of our on-campus learning spaces, with accessible student-focused digital learning content. ALF embodies ways of teaching and learning that create and support a sense of belonging for students.

As we look further ahead to our future as a university, Campus 2025 is Wrexham University’s £80m strategy to enhance all of our campuses to ensure our students have the best facilities and learning environment.

We've created a number of social/learning spaces for our students & visitors. The B Hive has been designed with both staff and students in mind to encourage interaction, collaborative working and new campus wide culture. Our new modern and vibrant multipurpose art gallery. Used for showcasing diverse artworks the gallery is a versatile study area. Flexible seating arrangements give the ability to transform the space into a presentation area utilising the newly installed AV equipment. Situated close to the university's catering facilities and only a short walk from coffee shops The Study is conveniently located. Enclosed pods fitted with screens and charging facilities make it an ideal area for solo and group study.

Our Student Centred Active Learning Environment (SCALE-UP) room and the £5m Colliers Park National Football Development Centre.

University Stats

Total enrollment - 7,615
Undergraduate numbers - 2,495
Male/Female split - 55% Female and 45% Male
Location - Wrexham, Wales
International student numbers - 2,310
Notable alumni - Ryan Harding - Football coach in Abu Dhabi

Quick Facts

  • Teaching students since 1887
  • Generous scholarships available for International Students
  • 1st in England and Wales for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023)
  • Top 10 in UK for Student Support & Experience (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)
  • Close to the English border with good transfer links to cities such as Liverpool & Manchester

Wrexham University Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Programmes

For entry onto Year 1:

We require a High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0/4.0. plus one of the following:

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with an overall grade of 1100
American College Testing (ACT) with a minimum of 22
Two advanced placement (AP) tests in relevant subjects with grades 3 or above

Advanced Entry to Undergraduate: You may be considered for advanced entry onto year 2 of an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8 from an associate's degree, provided that you have taken the relevant subjects.

Featured Programs

Our comics degree will help you develop both your own style and flair for creative sequential storytelling. The course covers the practical, professional, and artistic sides of working as a comic artist with an individual artistic voice, equipping you for a successful career in the creative industries.

You will:

• Learn how to create compelling images, work to professional standards, and understand how your work fits into the industry.

• Be introduced to a broad range of creative skills, from the generation of ideas to their technical production through printmaking, bookbinding, 3D materials, life drawing, traditional and digital media, with an emphasis on drawing and the development of a unique personal style.

• Be introduced to professional creative processes and encouraged to expand your abilities through workshops and practical projects.

• Learn how to interpret a brief, identify, and solve problems, develop creative individuality, and produce a professional portfolio.

• Gain personal, professional, and entrepreneurial skills including working as a freelance artist: from marketing and self-promotion to contracts, invoices and working with clients.

• Be encouraged to work on live briefs and competitions.

Our football coaching and performance degree has been designed to develop and enhance your current knowledge, reshape and update existing knowledge and provide an in-depth exploration of sports science within the game.

The course:

• Is designed in partnership with the Football Association of Wales (FAW)

• Offers a plethora of industry-recognised qualifications including the FAW C Certificate and FAW/UEFA B Licence

• Benefits from UEFA qualified coach educators and our academic team to provide students with support to develop personally, professionally and academically

• Has key links with the football clubs and associations, such as Wrexham AFC and the FAW Trust, to develop your industry knowledge and gain valuable applied experience

• Provides additional opportunities with Educational partners such as the International Soccer Science and Football Federation (ISSPF) and Achieve More Training to enhance your CV and coaching profile

• Includes sessions at the FAW National Football Development Centre, Colliers Park, which is complete with our performance analysis suite and full-sized FIFA quality 3G football pitch

• *This course is part of a subject area rated 1st in the UK for Teaching Satisfaction in the Sports Science subject league tables, The Guardian University Guide 2024

Our BA (Hons) in International Business allows students to see how globalisation has brought about an increasing 'connectedness' of businesses, markets, people and information across countries and gives students understanding of the different business management practices found all over the world.

You will:

• Inspire your commercial acumen and management skills

• Develop the knowledge and abilities to prepare for graduate careers working abroad or in organisations that are engaged in business on a global scale

• Gain a broad insight into the world of business and management from academics and industry professionals with a wealth of experience

• Study modules designed with an emphasis on international, contemporary and practical business issues to ensure graduates are ready for the job market

• Upon graduating also achieve a level 5 Diploma/Certificate in Leadership & Management from the Chartered Management Institute worth over £1,300 at no extra cost

This course is designed to develop strong technical game development and project management skills to enhance your employability.

The team work closely with organisations such as UK Games Fund, Games Wales and BAFTA Cymru to ensure that our students always have access to cutting-edge industry-related training and knowledge. The course is also fully accredited by the British Computing Society.

We are home to the innovative Games Talent Wales programme and a UK regional Tranzfuser hub that is sponsored and supported by the UK Games Fund and UK Games Talent. Our business incubation centre is home to several award-winning student-owned game studios.

With more than a decade of evolution behind it, students on this course will:

• Develop the technical skills that underpin games design, programming and the technical game art pipeline

• Enjoy the benefits of close industry engagement with regular visits, notable guest speakers, presentations, discussion groups and social events

• Gain valuable experience and insight into the game development process and the management of an independent game studio

• Benefit from a personal mentor with games development experience to help develop your skills and knowledge

• Have access to our in-house business incubation centre and the latest tools and technology in a specialist game development studio

• Develop a professional game design portfolio and critical employability skills

• *Study a course that is part of a subject area rated 3rd in the UK and 1st in Wales for satisfaction with teaching, and 2nd in the UK and 1st in Wales for satisfaction with the course in the Computer Science and Information Systems subject league tables, The Guardian University Guide 2022

• *Study a course that is part of a CHA3 subject group ranked 2nd out of Welsh universities for the teaching on my course in the National Student Survey 2022

• *Study a course that is part of a CHA3 subject group ranked 3rd out of Welsh universities for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2022

Our Cyber Security degree is industry-focused, ensuring you have the tools and techniques needed to meet the growing national skills gap in this sector. You will acquire the practical skillsets to counter emerging threats, and to maintain the overall security of a system whilst learning through immersive and gamified environments.

You will:

• Benefit from an inclusive and friendly environment

• Have the opportunity to undertake placements

• Benefit from guest speakers due to strong industrial links that support the degree

• Be studying a degree that is mapped to the CyBok Framework (Cyber Security Body of Knowledge) to ensure that you cover the variety of topics that underpin the Cyber Security profession aligned with best practice and industry needs

• Obtain the skills and knowledge across a range of security domains and skills including but not limited to design, policy, compliance and risk. All these aspects underpin the knowledge and skills to help protect us all from cyber threats

• Gain experience by working with a variety of teams both within cyber security and across the wider computing subject area, all whilst having an opportunity to network with peers and following your chosen Learning pathway

• Study a degree that is part of a subject area rated 3rd in the UK and 1st in Wales for satisfaction with teaching, and 2nd in the UK and 1st in Wales for satisfaction with the course in the Computer Science and Information Systems subject league tables, The Guardian University Guide 2022*

• Study a degree that is part of a subject area rated joint 2nd in Wales for teaching quality and 4th in the UK for student experience in the Computer Science subject league tables, Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022*

The key aim of the Aeronautical Engineering Degree is to develop intellectual and application skills through knowledge acquisition, problem solving, deductive skills, synthesis, analysis, and evaluation. This also encompasses social and environmental implications.

During the degree, you will:

• Develop a full understanding of engineering design concepts and the product development process

• Gain key skills and sound knowledge for a successful career in aircraft design and manufacturing industries, as well as in a variety of modern manufacturing engineering sectors

• Be pragmatic, taking a systematic approach and the logical and practical steps necessary for often complex concepts to become reality

• Seek to achieve sustainable solutions to problems and have strategies for being creative, innovative, and overcoming difficulties by employing their skills, knowledge and understanding in a flexible manner

• Be skilled at solving problems by applying their numerical, computational, analytical, and technical skills, using appropriate tools

• Be risk, cost and value-conscious, and aware of their ethical, social, cultural, environmental, health and safety, and wider professional responsibilities

• Be familiar with the nature of business and enterprise in the creation of economic and social value appreciate the global dimensions of engineering, commerce, and communication

• Be able to formulate and operate within appropriate codes of conduct, when faced with an ethical issue

• Be professional in your outlook, be capable of team working, be effective communicators, and be able to exercise responsibility and sound management approaches

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