The University of Gloucestershire is particularly famous for its department of Sport and Exercise but it also offers a wide range of degree programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in subjects such as Accounting, Psychology, Advertising, Music, and Biology.
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This university has over 175 years of history behind it! The University of Gloucestershire (UoG) first opened in 1834 as the Cheltenham Mechanics’ Institute and obtained its university status in 2001. Today, in addition to its excellent degree programs, it is reputed for its constant efforts in terms of sustainable development. Its campus is one of the greenest in England, which makes it a frontrunner of the People and Planet Green League tables (a ranking of the most environmentally friendly and ethical universities) since they were created.
It goes without saying that the University of Gloucestershire offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in many disciplines. Business, human sciences, communications… Whatever it is you are looking for, you will find here. However one of UoG’s undeniable areas of excellence is sports. Its research programs in this area are ranked amongst the UK’s top 20, so if you are passionate about physical exertion, the sports programmes at UoG will not only allow you to gain a greater understanding of the field, but also help your transition to the professional realm. Joining UoG is therefore an excellent platform for anyone wishing to pursue a career in Sports Management, Sports Coaching, Sports Therapy or Fitness.
The two main campuses of the University of Gloucestershire (Park and Francis Close Hall) are located in Cheltenham. A third campus, Oxtalls, is located just a few minutes away from the historical center of Gloucester.
UoG offers affordable accommodation options in Cheltenham and Gloucester, allowing students to reside close to the location of their studies – a considerable advantage when studying abroad. Because it is specialised in sports, UoG also offers a wide range of world class sports facilities everywhere around campus that would give professional installations a run for their money!
Applications and admissions to the University of Gloucestershire are made through UCAS. Study Experience is a specialist in supporting and helping international students through the UCAS application process.
Deadline for applications is usually on January 15th of each year for entry in September. Complete applications must include: a CV, a translated Baccalaureate transcript, IELTS results, and a personal statement. The Study Experience team assists students in the writing of their personal statement and directs them towards the most relevant IELTS preparation program according to their level and needs. Regarding English entry requirements for the University of Gloucestershire, students must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 for undergraduate programs and 6.5 for postgraduate programs.
The University of Gloucestershire is the ideal option for anyone interested in sports and wishing to be part of a campus that is respectful of the environment. Its state-of-the-art facilities and its teachings based on ethics and performance guarantee academic and professional success to all its students. For more information or to apply, get in touch with a member of the Study Experience team.