About us

Wrexham Glyndŵr University started in 2008 so we’re still one of the youngest universities in the UK. It is a vibrant, friendly place where each student’s learning and future is given personal attention.

Our inspiration

Our name comes from Welsh scholar and hero Owain Glyndŵr and we aim to champion some of the same philosophies as him.

We are proud to name our university after a man who cherished learning, loved his country, embraced an international outlook, and constantly demonstrated an inspiring and enterprising approach to life.

His spirit lies at the heart of Wrexham Glyndŵr University where we set out to be bold, enterprising and open to all in everything that we do.

We’ve been delivering education at our main Wrexham campus since 1887 when we were known as the Wrexham School of Science and Art. We first started offering degrees in 1924 but we've come a long way since then.

Our connections

Today, industry-led courses are at the heart of our offering. We pride ourselves on our links with leading local and regional employers, such as Airbus, Kellogg’s, JCB and the BBC. Their knowledge and expertise are fed back into our courses, ensuring that our students are provided with only the most relevant skills for their future career.

Our community

We are extremely proud of the opportunities which we provide for those from non-traditional backgrounds to enter higher education. More than half of our students study part-time and we are one of the UK’s leading universities for supporting students from lower socio-economic backgrounds through university thanks to our comprehensive Widening Access programme in the local community. The university is also the first HE institution in North Wales to become a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

Our location

We began with just our two campuses in Wrexham (Plas Coch and Regent Street), but we have since grown to include campuses in St Asaph and Northop in North Wales as well as a satellite campus in Kingston-upon-Thames in London. We are a small university compared to many others, but with that comes a great sense of community with a fantastic support network for all our students and staff.

If you're interested in studying at Wrexham Glyndwr, or you're a local business that would like to get involved, take a look around our website to see what we have to offer.

Our mission statement

Our Mission is to work in partnership to inspire and educate our students and enable social and economic success.

Our vision

The Vision encompasses seven commitments that are carried into the main body of the Vision and Strategy 2025 document and supported by a number of actions.

Our activity...

is underpinned by our values:

  • Accessible in the learning we provide for our students, staff and community, being pro-active in promoting the value of higher education. This is grounded in a dedication to being inclusive and fair in how we provide our services
  • Supportive of our learners and staff, as well as the region, helping all to gain confidence and achieve their potential. This implies a partnership focus to add value and share understanding – we work better and more effectively together, whether this is with students, staff, industry or other stakeholders
  • Innovative in our delivery and management of academic provision and professional services, and in our relationships with collaborative and regulatory partners. This enables our culture, structure, policies and people to drive excellence, respond to need and deliver what we set out to achieve.
  • Ambitious in what we seek to deliver for our students, staff and partners and in how we do that, recognising that there are no limits to learning and knowledge. This implies an innovative, enterprising and flexible approach; an eagerness to explore new ideas.

Has an applied focus

Driving excellence, through the delivery of an employer and industry-led course portfolio, to provide career-ready professionals to support and meet the needs of the regional, national and international economy.

Places students at the heart of what we do

Providing a vibrant, friendly and supportive community, focused on inspiring each person through personal tutors, to support and meet individual needs in reaching their potential through academic excellence.

How we work

  • We involve and listen to students in all we do
  • We build mutually beneficial partnerships
  • We deliver what we promise
  • We keep processes simple and effective
  • We anticipate and act
  • We communicate openly and regularly
Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

BA

Wrexham Glyndwr University

Our specialised Accounting and Finance degree aims to improve employability by concentrating on the practical applications of accounting and finance theories. ... [+]

Why choose this course?

Our specialised Accounting and Finance degree aims to improve employability by concentrating on the practical applications of accounting and finance theories.

Our Accounting and Finance degree is delivered by accounting specialists and is strongly focused on developing you as a ‘business ready’ graduate. In addition, work-based learning is embedded in the programme, so that all graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet current and future market needs and be ‘work ready’. This includes a broad base of applications from case studies, problem-solving to work placement opportunities. This programme is ranked 15th in the U.K. for student satisfaction in the 2018 Complete University Guide.... [-]

United Kingdom Wrexham
September 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Wrexham Glyndwr University

Our accredited BA Business recognises the requirements of employers in the contemporary business world giving our students an excellent foundation to build a successful b ... [+]

Why choose this course?

Our accredited BA Business recognises the requirements of employers in the contemporary business world giving our students an excellent foundation to build a successful business career.

During the course, you will gain a broad insight into the world of business and management from academics and industry professionals with a wealth of experience in organisations and business. They will inspire your commercial acumen and management skills as you develop the knowledge and abilities necessary to be successful in the modern business world. As well as developing your personal and professional skills, you will acquire the knowledge and abilities not only to become an effective business manager but also the entrepreneurialism to develop your own business.... [-]

United Kingdom Wrexham
September 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Wrexham Glyndwr University

Develop practical skills alongside the vital knowledge required for a career in the hospitality, tourism and event management industry on our dedicated degree. ... [+]

Why choose this course?

Develop practical skills alongside the vital knowledge required for a career in the hospitality, tourism and event management industry on our dedicated degree.

Modules are stimulating and thought-provoking. They cover essential business topics, before progressing onto advanced modules providing a breadth of knowledge and experience such as managing and executing events, visitor attraction management, service and relationship marketing, corporate social responsibility and human resource management.

As part of the degree, we will provide all students with direct, practical experience including real event management. It could also include the opportunity to take a work placement that will significantly enhance your CV and employment prospects.... [-]

United Kingdom Wrexham
September 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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BSc

Wrexham Glyndwr University

Rated first in Wales for overall satisfaction and teaching, this course is designed to develop strong technical game development and project management skills to enhance ... [+]

Why choose this course?

Rated first in Wales for overall satisfaction and teaching, this course is designed to develop strong technical game development and project management skills to enhance your employability.

The team works 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.... [-]

United Kingdom Wrexham
September 2019
English
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
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Wrexham Glyndwr University

Computing is an exciting, challenging and dynamic field. Computers form an integral part of every aspect of society and modern life and new computing technologies are int ... [+]

Why choose this course?

Computing is an exciting, challenging and dynamic field. Computers form an integral part of every aspect of society and modern life and new computing technologies are introduced at an enormous rate. As a result, the computer science area develops and changes continually and rapidly.

The demand for graduates with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to analyse, design, develop, test and maintain modern computer systems is high.

This degree will look at computer science at the core of the underlying technologies that are increasingly infiltrating every element of our society.

This course:

has employability skills at its heart, developing team working, project management, communication and creative thinking. will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to work as a professional engineer and/or consultant in the design, configuration and management of computer systems allows you to work on practical design projects, laboratory activities and group project work gives you the opportunity to work on a live work-based project/placement gives you the option of an Industrial Placement Year is 1st in Wales and 3rd in the UK for learning opportunities and 8th in the UK for academic support (WGU analysis of unpublished 2019 NSS data) provides an opportunity to participate in the CISCO Academy Programmes and qualify for CISCO accreditation ... [-]
United Kingdom Wrexham
September 2019
English
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
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Wrexham Glyndwr University

Digitally enabled technologies and services support most aspects of modern life. Ensuring information is safe and services are kept running is the responsibility of cyber ... [+]

Why choose this course?

Digitally enabled technologies and services support most aspects of modern life. Ensuring information is safe and services are kept running is the responsibility of cybersecurity practitioners and computer security experts.

The course is first in Wales and third in the UK for learning opportunities and eighth in the UK for academic support (WGU analysis of unpublished 2019 NSS data).

This course:

addresses the advances in cybersecurity through an in-depth understanding of IT security, hacking, forensics, and the future and emerging technologies associated with this rapidly changing field provides opportunities to undertake real-life projects, preparing you for work within the industry provides opportunities to build and configure a computer and networked systems, as well as the necessary support systems, to enable them to work effectively in a range of employment environments explores the issues associated with managing these types of systems and in particular the necessary aspects of network security offers the option of an Industrial Placement Year ... [-]
United Kingdom Wrexham
September 2019
English
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
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Bachelor

Wrexham Glyndwr University

Number one in the UK for course satisfaction (Guardian University League Table 2019), this course will ensure you have the key skills and thorough knowledge necessary for ... [+]

Why choose this course?

Number one in the UK for course satisfaction (Guardian University League Table 2019), this course will ensure you have the key skills and thorough knowledge necessary for a successful career in aircraft and modern engineering.

The course is designed to fulfill industries’ requirements and benefits from strong industrial links.

Design-focused course: develop a full understanding of engineering design concepts and the engineering design process. Gain transferable knowledge and business skills to equip you for a broader job market. You’ll be trained to use a variety of computer-aided design tools, including industry-highly-required Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools. ... [-]
United Kingdom Wrexham
September 2019
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Wrexham Glyndwr University

The continuing rapid expansion of technology calls for highly qualified and skilled electronic and electrical engineers. Studying electrical and electronic engineering wi ... [+]

Why choose this course?

The continuing rapid expansion of technology calls for highly qualified and skilled electronic and electrical engineers. Studying electrical and electronic engineering will prepare you for a vast range of exciting careers, equipping you with technical engineering skills as well as technology, communication and design expertise.

On this practical, hands-on degree you’ll use our on-site advanced facilities to help prepare you for the demands of working in this industry.

Using our computer-aided design (CAD), electronics and engineering laboratories you’ll be trained in industry-standard software packages to equip you with all the technical skills you’ll need.... [-]

United Kingdom Wrexham
September 2019
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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Wrexham Glyndwr University

Our renewable and sustainable engineering degree tackles some of the biggest challenges facing mankind today - affordable energy, climate change, global warming and pollu ... [+]

Why choose this course?

Our renewable and sustainable engineering degree tackles some of the biggest challenges facing mankind today - affordable energy, climate change, global warming and pollution control.

For students wanting to be at the forefront of new engineering and cost-effective solutions that will help satisfy the need for renewable energy, this degree could be your next step.

Developed by research-active staff with strong professional and academic experience, the course focuses on providing students with the skills and experience needed for careers, working with and developing innovative technologies in a variety of sectors, including renewable energy, sustainable technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction and many more.... [-]

United Kingdom Wrexham
September 2019
English
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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LL11 2AW Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom