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Why choose us?

We’re a great choice for international students and your success is important to us. Here, you’ll gain much more than a qualification. 

You’ll receive a friendly welcome and support from our dedicated team in International Student Support. Our modern facilities and digital focus will support your learning. With industry leading research and experienced lecturers – you'll gain knowledge that will give you the edge in the workplace. Staffordshire University is a safe environment with everything you’ll need close at hand. It’s also a perfect base for exploring the rest of the UK. 

Why international students love Staffordshire University

High quality teaching

We have a reputation for the quality of our teaching. Whichever course you study, you’ll benefit from wealth of expertise and excellence in the field. You’ll gain the skills, real world learning and digital thinking that employers are looking for. 

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Featured academics

Many of our lecturers are industry experts and advisors with extensive UK and global connections. Others are highly respected academics who author papers and books, conduct pioneering research and share their knowledge at conferences and exhibitions globally. 

Nachiappan CHOCKALINGAM

Professor Of Clinical Biomechanics

As Professor of Clinical Biomechanics, I direct the Movement Analysis Laboratory and lead the biomechanics team and research at Staffordshire University. I am also an Affiliate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta

Nachiappan's profile

Professor Hamidreza Gohari Darabkhani

Professor-Low Carbon & Renew Energy Sys

Prof Gohari Darabkhani has focused his research and industry collaborations on technologies and projects that directly contribute to resolving current major issues in the energy industry to achieving net-zero emission targets by 2050.

Hamidreza's profile

Stella Jones-Devitt

Professor Of Critical Pedagogy

Stella is director of the SCoLPP pedagogic research centre. Prior to this, she was Director of Learning and Teaching at Staffordshire. Stella has significant experience and expertise in leading, designing and implementing evaluation research.

Stella's profile

Adrian Tooth

Course Director

Creating things and bringing them to life has always been a passion of Adrian's. He's been an animator and freelance illustrator/cartoonist amongst a range of other jobs, which include the manager of a pottery decoration department.

Adrian's profile

Dr Gemma Hurst

Course Director

I am the Course Leader for the MSc Health Psychology. My research focuses on measuring the impact of environment exposures on health and wellbeing and exploring the wider determinants of health in relation to health inequality. I am also experie…

Gemma's profile

Business connections

At Staffordshire University, you won’t leave with just a qualification. You’ll have the business connections, work experience and digital skills to stand out in your chosen career. 

To give you the best chance of success in the world of work, we’ve built close relationships with leading organisations across the UK and globally. 

We work with pioneering companies to ensure our courses are up-to-date with the latest thinking, standards and developments. You’ll have the skills, knowledge and experience that employers are looking for. If you’re career driven and go-getting then the opportunities are available. Our relationships also lead to work placements and networking for valuable connections.

Our location and facilities

Expect top-class facilities across our Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford campuses. We’re continually investing in our facilities, to provide an excellent student experience and the environment to nurture success. Outside of your studies, there’s plenty to do and explore in the city and beyond. 

What our students say

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"The campus is such a vibrant community"

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International student Pannya has been broadcasting her talents while studying at Staffordshire University and embraced all opportunities that came her way.

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Culture, connections, and the freedom to explore

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International student Bharathra talks about the inclusive culture at Staffs and studying and living in Stoke-on-Trent.

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The benefits of a quieter city experience for students

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International student Christine talks about the relaxed and cosy atmosphere of Stoke and Staffordshire comparing to the fast-paced life of the UAE.

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I chose the MA Ceramic Design course after seeing graduate students' work on the University website. I visited and talked with my professor and felt that it gave me a good opportunity to be a professional designer. I want to build my own design company and make indispensable and enriching objects for people's lives.

Yuka Kikumoto

MA Ceramic Design

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021