University of Wolverhampton
Faculty of Science and Engineering
As a university and as a faculty, we are pivotally positioned in the rebuilding of the technological/scientific capacity vital for the regeneration of engineering and related expertise in our country. We support the regeneration of the Black Country, and to meet national and global demand, we are committed to growing our base in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This is of paramount importance for the rebuilding of the economy. The Black Country is the home of much of the manufacturing base and it needs a strong vocational university to support it.
We have built on our rich and long history of technology, teaching and local skills provision to become a significant player in the high-tech reskilling that is of national importance. Leading companies such as Morgan, Jaguar Land Rover, Moog, UTC Aerospace Systems work closely with us because we provide the skilled graduates necessary in the science/technology/engineering resurgence.
The Faculty is made up of five schools:
- School of Architecture and Built Environment
- School of Science
- School of Engineering
- School of Mathematics and Computer Science
- School of Pharmacy
Our postgraduate courses have been designed to reflect current and emerging practices in industry and to expand your technological awareness such that you can play a pivotal role in your chosen profession. We offer the following postgraduate taught qualifications including MSc and MA degrees and postgraduate certificates in a variety of subject areas including civil engineering, construction project management, construction law and dispute resolution, environment, geography, biological sciences, forensic science, biomedical science, engineering and technology, computing, information technology, mathematics, pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.
There are PHD opportunities available in the subject areas listed above. Find out more and apply by visiting www.wlv.ac.uk/research
We undertake research in a range of areas:
- Applied Research and Knowledge Transfer: Our research supports and enhances the activities of industrial, commercial and public sector organisations through three routes: IT Futures Centre, Caparo Innovation Centre and West Midlands Centre for Construction Excellence.
- Brain Tumour UK Neuro-oncology Research Centre: Leading the way in identifying the genetic causes of brain tumours and the treatments to deal with them, our pioneering research at the Brain Tumour UK Neuro-oncology Centre is helping the 8,500 people in the UK who will develop a brain tumour this year.
- Built Environment, Information Systems and Learning Technology Research Centre: We research aspects of engineering, information systems, the built environment and sustainability pertaining to people, process, management and education.
- Engineering and Computer Science Research Centre: We research aspects of engineering and computer science relating to their application to the development of innovative technologies through application of aspects of material science, engineering, games technology and computer science to the realisation of tangible and virtual systems or system parts.
- Research Institute in Healthcare Science (RIHS): Pioneering research into cancer, diabetes, immunity, disinfection and the psychology behind coping with illness are just some of the areas under investigation by RIHS, a collaboration between three of the University's academic schools.
We are committed to investing millions of pounds in state-of-the art facilities for our Science and Engineering students. Our facilities include:
- Built Environment: We are one of the few universities in the UK to house a Multi-Purpose Flume and all students have access to our labs, where you can take part in practical sessions examining the role of materials used in all fields of construction.
- Our Rosalind Franklin Science Centre is a dedicated science facility which provides a state of the art environment where students are able to research the key practical skills associated with their studies in three large 90-seater teaching laboratories. Students work alongside research staff on projects which contribute toward new scientific discoveries in their field.
- Biology: Hands-on experience of technical and analytical equipment is central to the vocational application of science.
- Forensic science: On the face of it, our Scenes of Crime suite looks like a normal furnished flat, but look closer.
- Biomedical Science and Physiology: The Rosalind Franklin Building is an exciting new addition to the City Campus which provides a state of the art environment where students are taught the key practical skills associated with their studies in three large 90-seater teaching laboratories. You will work alongside research staff on projects which contribute towards new scientific discoveries in their field.
- We are currently investing £12m in new state-of-the-art facilities and courses to help create the next generation of skilled engineers.
- Pharmacy: We are proud to offer a simulated community pharmacy, mock hospital wards, new laboratories dedicated to all types of dispensing and medicine formulation and testing. We also have strong links with local hospitals providing our students with hands on experience of clinical pharmacy in the hospital environment and community pharmacies.
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