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University of Hertfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire is a modern, employability focussed institution located just 25 minutes north of Central London with a direct link to London’s King’s Cross Station. The University holds the prestigious Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award which showcases our quality of teaching and commitment to the overall student experience of both our domestic and overseas students.

We are business focused which means that we embed industry knowledge throughout our whole curriculum, engage with professional bodies and support hundreds of students every year on industrial placements, which are available at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

This business facing approach 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. 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. This focus has meant that 96% of our graduates are in work or further study within 6 months of graduating. 

We are home to around 25,000 students with 4,500 of those coming from overseas. This means at any one time there can be over 90 different nationalities on campus contributing to a diverse student population and making our campuses a melting pot of different cultures and customs. We are proud to be home to a truly international community and invest heavily in our campus facilities so that our students can call it home. 


We offer over 500 courses across a range of disciplines. These include Art & Design, Accounting & Finance, Business & Management, Computer Science, Engineering & Technology, Humanities & Liberal Arts, Law, Education & Teaching, Pharmacy & Pharmaceuticals, Psychology & Sport and Biosciences. We offer programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate and placements are available at both levels of study. 

Notably programmes include our 2 Year Accelerated Law Degree which allows students to complete a full British LLB in just two academic years. Additionally, you can combine a one-year work placement with our International Business MSc, giving you a British master’s degree followed by a year using those skills in industry.


We have really invested in our facilities over the past 10 years so that we can give our students the most practical learning experience. 

Notably, we have a new 4 storey £50 million Science Building which includes a state-of-the-art simulation hospital ward and pharmacy helping to prepare our Healthcare and Pharmacy students for work by giving them practical experience. We also are home to one of the UK’s only replica Crown Courts which means our Law students can practice in a realistic court environment before they qualify. All of these facilities are based across our two stunning campuses which means that most students are never more than 5 minutes away from their next lecture.


We have over 4,500 bed spaces in our new on-campus accommodation and guarantee a room on campus for all of our international students.There’s a variety of accommodation options both on and near the campuses to suit your budget. 

Student and Campus Experience

As a campus University, we have everything a student might need on campus! We are home to the Forum Hertfordshire, a 2,500 capacity entertainments complex offering the best in live entertainment, bars, shopping and eateries. 

We also have two on campus gyms including a £15 million Sports Village with facilities such as a 25m swimming pool, climbing wall, indoor and outdoor courts as well as an extensive cardio and weights training area. 

Close to the University is The Galleria which has a series of famous chain restaurants for you to eat in with friends. We have an on-campus pub called The EleHouse and just a short walk from the de Havilland Campus is Weatherspoon’s, one of the UK’s favourite pub chains. 

Just a short train ride south gets you into Central London! Trains run from early in the morning until late at night which means our students can explore the various museums by day, catch a show in the afternoon and go for a few drinks in Soho or Shoreditch in the evening! There’s loads to do, you just have to find time to fit it all in!

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

Student Population:  24,500

County Population: Hertfordshire 1 Million

Date of Establishment: 1952

Location: Hatfield, 25 minutes north of Central London by train

Schools of studyBusiness, 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 £12,350 per year (2019/20) 
  • Graduate courses: from £12,650 per year (2019/20)

Scholarships: £1,000, £2,000 or £4,000

Alumni Discount: 20% for any student who studied an undergraduate degree, CATS programme or studied abroad at Hertfordshire.

Estimated Living Costs: Between £760 and £960 per month

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

Employability Rating: 96.1% of Graduates are in work or further study after 6 months

World Ranking: Top 150 Universities under 50 Years Old (THE, 2018)

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

January 15th deadline

If you're thinking of applying, consider applying before January 15th! While generally the 15 January UCAS deadline doesn't apply to international students, there are some exceptions and it helps to beat the rush of UK/EU students who will be submitting.  

We can help you apply ASAP!

University of Hertfordshire Adds Two Canadian Law Modules

The University of Hertfordshire has added two new modules to their law program. Students from Canada can now study Canadian Constitutional Law and Canadian Criminal law! These modules will prepare students from Canada for the NCA accreditation process when they return home.

If you’d like to apply to Hertfordshire’s law program, or would like to learn more about studying Law in the UK, please register here.

Physiotherapy options in the UK

Physiotherapy is a very popular subject for Canadian students and we'd be delighted to help you apply!  We can help you apply for a physiotherapy program at either the bachelor's or Master's level.  A physiotherapy degree will be transferable back to Canada. If you'd like to learn more, see our Physiotherapy page to learn more about the subject and register for an advisor.  

We look forward to working with you!

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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