University of Hertfordshire

With its heritage in Britain’s pioneering aeronautical industry, the University has been an innovative force in education since the early 1950s. Today, it hosts a thriving community of more than 30,000 students who study 550-degree options at a vibrant, inclusive, campus-based institution.

Top reasons to study here

  • Academics are experts in their field, delivering research which is having a meaningful social and environmental impact in the UK and across the globe.
  • The University of Hertfordshire has been an anchor institution for the regional economy and community since its beginning.
  • Globally, the University partners with institutions in countries all over the world, as well as welcoming over 10,000 international students.

Bachelor's programmes

About

History

The University has a rich and vibrant history spanning over half a century of higher education excellence in Hertfordshire. The University of Hertfordshire began life in 1952 as a Technical College on land donated by the then Chairman of the de Havilland Aircraft company, AS Butler. 

Education

Explore the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to discover more about which courses are available to you. Study alongside future entrepreneurs, lawyers, nurses, engineers, and scientists. Benefit from our inspiring and engaging academic staff, choose from a variety of extra-curricular activities, and the opportunity to gain vital skills to prepare you for the career of your dreams.

By studying with us, you’ll be able to learn and gain hands on practical experience with our wide range of facilities so you can make the most of your time with us. From our mock law court to specialist sports laboratories, and our new science building which provides spacious, naturally lit laboratories and social spaces. 

Research

At the University of Hertfordshire we harness the potential of students, businesses, researchers, and the global community, and we stimulate, nurture and grow this potential, to power progress.

This principle applies to all of our research, and we work with industry, the public sector, businesses, charities and policy makers to make it happen. Together we stimulate innovation and encourage new ways of thinking about the greatest challenges facing human beings and our planet, from food inequality, to climate change, to dementia, to cyber security.

Career

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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
601 200
2021
801 -200
2020
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
801
2021
801 -50
2020
751
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
901 -100
2020
801
2019
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
1083 -111
2020
972
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

Living on campus is exciting, great value for money and an amazing way to meet new people. You'll benefit from 24/7 support from resident assistants and have everything you need close by; from social spaces and sports facilities, to the library and lecture theatres. All utility bills are included within your rent, so you don't need to worry about the rising cost of gas and electricity.All rooms have fast wifi, ethernet outlet, TV aerial socket, desk with storage, lamp, chair and a wardrobe (two of each in twin room). All rooms apart from Single en suite have a bedside cabinet with storage shelf.

Library services

Our two large and modern Learning Resources Centres (LRCs) are central to life at Herts and home to many of the library and computing services and facilities which support the student academic journey.

In addition to thousands of print books, the LRCs also offer a wide selection of study areas, access to computers, hi-spec computing rooms, printing facilities.

Medical services

The Medical Centre is a GP Practice based on our College Lane campus. The service is for students living on campus or in the local area. All the doctors and nurses have extensive experience and a special interest in caring for students. The surgery also has access for wheelchairs and facilities for disabled people.

Student Life

Sports facilities

At Herts, we believe sport and physical activity should be accessible to all. Whether you are going for gold or playing for fun, we have the resources, support and clubs for you.

Our state-of-the-art facilities give you excellent places to train and enable us to provide sports services, such as injury management, to all of our students.

From our premier league winning performance sport teams, to Active Students, which gives everyone a chance to get involved with physical activity, there is always a way to take part, get healthier and make new friends. Find out more about our HertSquad programme.

Student Reviews

I can make things happen, when I put my mind to it!
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Ok, not great
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Support for international students is poor compared to what home students get, there are hardly any scholarships for international students especially those who study remotely, fees are higher compared to other universities with distance learning and payment methods are limited.

Studying BA Fine Arts
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

After school I started studying at this university. I am up to this day really inspired by the teaching staff, atmosphere and the system.

Hatfield, England, United Kingdom

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