University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Who is the University of Westminster and what do we do?

The University of Westminster was founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution in the heart of London. Technological innovation is still at the core of studies offered, sustaining the traditions set by our re-founder, Quintin Hogg, when the Polytechnic was re-founded in 1882 in Regent Street. We have over 19,000 students studying across five faculties, and over 1000 staff. We are one of the top 100 most international universities globally and our students come from over 169 different countries. In partnership with schools and colleges across London we provide access and outreach programmes to support students from a wide range of backgrounds to prepare for higher education study. The University has 183 industry partners, some of whom are shared with the UTC.

How the University of Westminster will help students at the UTC

  • The University is proud of its Polytechnic heritage and its success in developing graduates with the right attributes, knowledge and skills for careers in Engineering and the Built Environment industries.
  • Westminster’s Mobile Learner approach will help to ensure that all UTC students benefit from their learning opportunities wherever they take place – at the UTC, in Employer Alliance partner workplaces, at the University, and on external visits.
  • The University of Westminster’s three colleges and 12 schools offer courses and activities of interest to school and college students. Those of most direct interest to the UTC’s students are:
    • The Design, Creative and Digital Industries College, which hosts all courses in digital technologies in the Architecture and Interiors, and Transport and Logistics as well as Computer Science and Engineering
    • The Westminster Business School which hosts courses in Project Management and Property and Construction Management in its School of Applied Management, together with courses in the School Finance and Accounting
    • The Liberal Arts and Sciences College which brings together Life Sciences together with Languages and Humanities, spanning science and art.
  • Westminster Student Ambassadors will mentor UTC students, providing CV and application letter review advice.
  • The University’s academic specialists run dedicated sessions for the UTC’s students including workshops in programming. Skills workshops are also offered each year, and the University co-hosts the Network Rail Fast Trackers programme each summer term.
    Students completing their studies at the UTC will be guaranteed a place to study at the University if they meet the conditions in the offer of a place.


UTC students will be encouraged to apply for any course for which they can demonstrate an interest and relevant prior learning. Those which relate directly to the UTC curriculum are:

  • Architecture
  • Architecture and Environmental Design
  • Architectural Technology
  • Bioscience
  • Building Surveying
  • Business Economics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Computer Games Development
  • Computer Network Security
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Designing Cities: Planning and Architecture
  • Biomedical Science
  • Psychology
  • Smart Computer Systems
  • Software Engineering

Academic Qualifications Required

GCSE English, Mathematics, and Science plus two other subjects at Grade 5-9 or equivalent (Grade A* – C or plus).
Level 2 or above in an Engineering or relevant Technical Studies subject, together with Level 3 qualifications (A levels or Diplomas) as specified for each specialist degree subject

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