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The University of Hertfordshire is an ambitious and entrepreneurial university and was recently awarded the prestigious Times Higher Education ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ award. It offers excellence in teaching, learning and research and our students are at the heart of everything.

It is the country’s leading business-facing university with a strong focus on the employability of graduates. It provides students with the knowledge, practical skills and experience that employers look for, giving them the best chance of career success. Producing highly employable graduates who are in demand for their knowledge, skills and competence is a priority at the University of Hertfordshire.

With over 27,200 students, including more than 2,800 from overseas, representing more than 85 countries, the University of Hertfordshire is a truly international community.

Courses
It offers over 500 courses in a fascinating range of subjects such as Art & Design, Accounting and Finance, Business and Management, Computer Science and Engineering, Humanities, Law and Education, Pharmacy, Psychology and Biosciences, all at both undergraduate and graduate level.

Business-facing university
The university’s courses are developed in consultation with business, industry, the professions and the public sector. Their high vocational content means graduates from the University of Hertfordshire are more ‘work-ready’ than many other graduates qualified in their area of expertise. On graduation students have everything they need for a satisfying career – a professional qualification, life skills, practical experience and an ever growing network of contacts, which includes a worldwide family of over 160,000 alumni.

Facilities
First-class study facilities are on offer, including the award-winning Learning Resource Centers which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and specialist subject facilities including an astronomical teaching observatory and a medical simulation center.

Location
The university has the perfect location, just 25 minutes by train from central London in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, and within easy reach of all four of the capital’s international airports.

The university’s two campuses in Hatfield are only ten minutes walk apart and are safe, attractive places to live and study.

Accommodation
A comfortable, affordable space of your own where you can relax and study is an essential part of establishing your new life in the UK at the University of Hertfordshire. There’s a variety of accommodation both on and near the campuses and all new international students are guaranteed a room in university accommodation.

Entertainment
The on-campus, 2,000 capacity entertainment facility – The Forum, is an exciting contemporary venue offering the best in live entertainment, bars, shopping and eateries. The Sports Village boasts some of the best university sports and fitness facilities in the UK. Students at the university enjoy a vibrant social life with a thriving range of clubs, societies and Students’ Union event as well as a first class educational experience.

If you are interested in studying at Hertfordshire University, please contact one of our Across The Pond Advisors.

Student Population:   27,200

County Population: Hertfordshire 1 Million

Date of Establishment: 1952

Location: Hatfield, 20 minutes north of London by train

Schools of study include Business, Computer Science, Creative Arts, Education, Engineering and Technology, Health and Social Work, Humanities, Law, Life & Medical Sciences and Physics, Astronomy & Mathematics

Cost of Tuition:

  • Undergraduate courses: from £11,350 per year (2017/18) 
  • Graduate courses: from £12,100 per year (2017/18) 

Accommodation Cost: £92.47 - £187.04 (based on 50 or 51 week contract, 2018-19 entry)

Closest airports: London City (LCY), London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), London Luton (LTN), London Stansted (STN), London Southend (SEN)

Teaching Excellence Framework Rating: Gold

Business School Accreditations: CPA Australia, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Chartered Institute of Public Finances and Accounting, Association of Corporate Treasurers, Chartered Management Institute, CIPD, EPAS, Association of Project Management, AASCB Member. Chartered Institute of Marketing, Tourism Management Institute

Law School Accreditations: Bar Standards Board, Solicitors Regulation Authority, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, National Association of Licensed Paralegals

Engineering, Computer Science & Technology Schools Accreditations: Royal Aeronautical Society, Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Engineering and Technology, British Computer Society

Creative Arts School Accreditation & Partners: Creative Skillset Tick, Interior Educators Group, British Association of Art Therapists, Health Care Professions Council, Architects Registration Board, Skillset Media Academy

Life Science and Health Care Schools Accreditations: Royal Society of Biology, Health & Care Professions Council, The Association of UK Dietitians, Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES), Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), Royal Geographical Society, Association for Nutrition, British Psychological Society, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Society of Sports Therapists

Hertfordshire Students Shortlisted at Cannes

A film by University of Hertfordshire postgraduate students Dani Alava and Juan Lozano, The Idea Thief, has been shortlisted in the Short Film Corner at the presitigious Festival de Cannes 2016. The film also received recognition at the Sand Dune International Short Film Festival (India, 2014) in the Animation Category. 

In other news, the University of Hertfordshire was featured in the top 150 universities (for universities under 50 years old) in the 2016 Times Higher Education rankings.

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