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University of Hertfordshire

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (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.


Their research provides solutions to major societal challenges, supports industrial innovation, enriches lives and informs our teaching through a network of collaborations with businesses, the public sector, policymakers and charities.

They organise our research by six themes: Food; Global Economy; Health and Wellbeing; Heritage, Cultures and Communities; Information and Security; and Space.


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.

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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.

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

Sports facilities

Top sport: the Universities 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

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My journey was such a rollercoaster. From lots and lots of sad moments to a sigh of relief at the end. I failed my entrance exams and every single university I ever applied (over 10) rejected me. Boy, it was painful. I applied to do a foundation year and it helped me boost my confidence up and start studying again. I fell in love with Science and now going to be working in...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

So far my experience is living up to the standards I expected from my uni

I love the University of Hertfordshire
Aamir Khan rated 4 out of 5 stars

After I completed my Diploma, I took a one year Top Up programme for BSc (Hons) from University of Hertfordshire. The time I was enrolled in this institution was academically tough as the type of study was relatively new for me but It was a great learning experience. I learned a lot and I enjoyed it a lot. The staff was really cooperative and the module offered were in...

Hatfield, England, United Kingdom

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