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Study at the University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich is a British public university located in London. It was previously named as Woolwich Polytechnic and Thames Polytechnic.

The university offers a range of subjects includes Architecture, Business, Computing, Mathematics, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Maritime Studies, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, and Social Sciences. The university has a large international community and students come from nearly 180 countries worldwide. Students also have the opportunity to study abroad either in Munich or at a variety of universities in the United States.  

Quick Summary

  • Established: 1890
  • Students: 18,945 (2018/19)
  • Intl. Student Ratio: 36%
  • Location: London, England
  • Campus: three (Greenwich, Avery Hill, Medway)
  • TEF Ranking: Silver
  • THE Ranking: 67th in the UK (601-800 in the world)

University Details

Subjects Offered

University of Greenwich (GRE) covers a broad range of subjects at foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Find out more about what they offer and why it’s great to study at Greenwich.

  • Business & Economics
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Life Sciences
  • Education
  • Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health
  • Computer Science
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Psychology


University Ranking (Worldwide)

According to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021, The University of Greenwich ranks between 601 and 800 in the world. Here is how it scores:

  • Overall: n/a
  • Teaching: 18.0
  • Research: 16.2
  • Citations: 51.4
  • Industry Income: 34.3
  • International Outlook: 91.9


University Campuses

Just off the main campus in Greenwich is the Cooper Building where the Student Union is located, complete with a modern bar, pool room, shop, and eateries.

The university has two other campuses. The Avery Hill campus is located in 86-acre grounds in Eltham, southeast London, and is made up of two sites that feature computer clusters, laboratories, lecture theatres, and libraries, as well as being surrounded by pubs, clubs, and restaurants.

  • Greenwich Campus Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS
  • Avery Hill Campus Mansion Site, Bexley Road, Eltham, London SE9 2PQ
  • Medway Campus Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB