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University of Hertfordshire

Top reasons to study here

  • They offer a rich range of over 500 courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • The student body of more than 27,700 includes more than 2,900 students from overseas, representing more than 90 countries.
  • It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (7)
Engineering & Technology (5)
Medicine & Health (4)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Journalism & Media (3)
Education & Training (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Law (1)



The University of Hertfordshire was created as an independent Higher Education Corporation in 1989 under the terms of the Education Reform Act (1989). The institution achieved university status in 1992 under the provisions of the Further and Higher Education Act (1992).


One of their aims is to bring higher education to a wider audience. They provide flexible learning opportunities for local residents and businesses, including:

  • evening classes, summer schools and short courses at community venues
  • public lectures and workshops
  • part-time study, continuing education programmes, and new foundation degrees.


The research institutes collaborate actively with academic, commercial and governmental organisations across the globe. The University is listed as one of the top 500 universities in the Shanghai Jiao Tong league table 2009. Over 85% of submitted research was judged to be of international quality in the 2008 RAE.


The University has longstanding links with business, industry, public sector and professional organisations, and our commitment to being the UK's leading business-facing University means you benefit from our drive to ensure that you, our graduates, are the first choice for employers. So, whatever you want to do - or if you're not quite sure yet - we'll do everything in our power to help you on your way to a happy and fulfilling future career.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
751 -50
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
698 -91
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Student services

The Office of the Dean of Students has a wide range of responsibilities including:

  • support for the student community
  • educational engagement
  • community partnerships
  • mentoring and widening participation initiatives

Housing services

  • On campus accommodation - Also known as halls of residence. This type of accommodation is University-run. You can live on either College Lane or de Havilland campus, regardless of where you're studying.
  • Off campus accommodation - Hatfield and the surrounding area is well equipped with plenty of private accommodation.

Library services

Integrated computing, library and media services:

  • Group learning in the de Havilland LRC24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on and off campus.
  • 2 Learning Resources Centres with some 3,000 study places and over 1,200 computers.
  • over 400 software apps and Office 365 for everyone.
  • advice and support.

ICT services

StudyNet - their online learning environment StudyNet is available 24/7 on the web from any location. The application offers students a range of blended learning methods in an innovative e-learning environment.

Always-on learning: the award-winning Learning Resources Centres are open 24/7, with 2900 study places and 1500 computer workstations.

Medical services

The Medical Centre is especially for University of Hertfordshire students living on campus or in the local area. Conveniently located at the heart of the campus, our Medical Centre is easy for you to get to so you can access medical support when you need it.

Student Life

Campus life

Going out on campus: Chill out with a drink and some good company at the Elehouse bar in the Students Union, or visit our £38m entertainment venue: The Forum Hertfordshire is a great place to meet, eat and have a night out with its choice of new bars, eateries and a mini-club.

Sports facilities

Top sport: the Universitys on-campus Hertfordshire Sports Village offers outstanding sports and fitness facilities for all ages and abilities.

Student clubs

The entertainment venue, 'The Forum Hertfordshire', opened in September 2009. It provides an exciting contemporary venue with state-of-the-art equipment, club, bars, shopping and eateries. Discover more about the different nationalities represented at the University of Hertfordshire through the International Students Associations programme of cultural events and trips. If youre passionate about the arts, the Universitys own arts association, UHArts, runs a programme of comedy, dance and drama throughout the year.


The School's commitment to professional accreditation and support for the professions is strong and further enhanced through proactive involvement of its Industrial Advisory Groups with the student learning experience.

Student Reviews

My experience in Hertfordshire University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

when I first entered the uni I was timid as I was the only person from my college going there, then when you start to talk to people which work with you, you start to build a relationship and it continues through where you would be much more confident in studying than you have been ever before and thats what Hertfordshire made me realise, that I have gained potential in...

University experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I’ve enjoyed everything so far about being at university and would love to be given the opportunity to do a masters programme abroad in America

A worthwhile experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall I had a great time at Hertfordshire. I would recommend it. The only down-point about the university is its location. There isn't much to do in the town compared to other universities. Depending on what kind of person you are, that might not be an issue

Hatfield, England, United Kingdom