University of Greenwich
University of Greenwich is located in the historic London Borough of Greenwich, London, England. It has three campuses – Avery hill in south – east London, Greenwich and Medway in Chatham Maritime, Kent. It is one of the most diverse of all UK universities with students from over 100 countries and many projects in collaboration with over 20 countries.
Traditionally, the University‚Äôs areas of focus are mathematics, computing and natural sciences, but in recent years it has built on architecture, teacher training, engineering and history with its Business School emerging as one of the best.
The University schools and institutes are -
The Business School – includes accounts and finance, financial services, economics, international marketing and personnel management
Architecture and Consruction – include landscape architecture, 3D designing, constuction management and estate management
Computing & Mathematical Sciences – for mathematics, statistics, software engineering, computing and multimedia technologies
Education and Teacher Training
Engineering – for product design and civil, mechanical and electronic engineering and communication etc.
Greenwich Maritime Institute – offers postgraduate programmes in maritime management, policy and history.
Health and Social Care – include courses in nursing, midwifery, public health, social work and psychology.
Humanities and Social Sciences – include English, history, law and sociology, languages, media studies, philosophy, politics.
Medway School of Pharmacy – is a joint initiative between the University of Greenwich and University of Kent, offering an MPharm program and foundation degrees.
Natural Resources Institute – is a multi-disciplinary centre for the study of management of natural and human resources, especially in developing countries.
The Science School – includes biochemistry, biomedical science, chemistry, environmental science, forensic science, geography, human nutrition, pharmaceutical science and sports science.
Urban Renaissance Centre – dedicated to research programs for studying regeneration and other challenges specific to London and Kent.
Applications for undergraduate courses are to be made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admission Service) online.
Application for postgraduate courses should be made on University Application Form. There is no closing date and late applications will be considered subject to availability of seats.
Applications for primary and secondary PGCE programs are to be made through GTTR (Graduate Teacher Training Registry) except for Primary Flexible Program starting in January for which the University Application has to be used.
International students looking to study in UK should apply using University Application Form and provide proof of proficiency in English.
Bursaries and Scholarships:
Some of the proposed bursaries for 2010 – 2011 are -
Mandatory Bursary for financial support depending on household income
UCAS scholarship for academic excellence
Merit awards for academic excellence
Accommodation is guaranteed for all freshers including international students in either halls of residence on campus or university approved individual accommodations. All accommodation is conveniently located with proximity to university campus.
Jobs and Placements:
University of Greenwich has strong links with many top companies and many of its graduates are employed with them. Many startup companies have set up base in Thames Valley for technical collaborations which provide another venue for jobs for students.
The university has a Job shop to assist students find part- time jobs during the study tenure and in getting placed with good companies after graduation.