10 reasons to study at Hertfordshire

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Hatfield is a 25-minute train ride from London

The University of Hertfordshire is based in Hatfield, a town just 25 minutes from central London by train.

There is plenty to see and enjoy while you study with us, surrounded by the beautiful British countryside of Hertfordshire, whilst also being able to experience the highs of London living within close reach.

96% of graduates are in work or further study

We are proud to say that over 96% of our graduates are in employment or further study within just 6 months of graduating with a degree from the University. Employment is at the heart of everything we do.

We work with leading businesses, to ensure all our programmes are tailored to meet the needs of employers. Practical assignments are based on real-world issues, giving you valuable experience for when you graduate.

Rated as one of the safest University towns in the region

Living at the University of Hertfordshire you will be able to enjoy the facilities on one of our multi-million pound campuses at one of the safest University locations in the East of England. We also offer guaranteed accommodation for all first year international students

High quality, professional accredited teaching

The University of Hertfordshire has established fantastic links with blue chip companies over many years ensuring your degree is connected to a global network of industry leaders. We have received support from companies including Microsoft, Samsung, Sony Music and many more.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are accredited by bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Association of MBAs, EPAS, Institute of Engineering & Technology, Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Solicitors Regulation Authority to name but a few.

Modern practical teaching facilities

Our campus is home to the  £38 million Forum Hertfordshire, which is a vital part of Hertfordshire's live music and club scene. Our latest investment of £50 million on a state-of-the-art Life and Medical Sciences building which opened in 2016. As well as our £10m Law Court building, voted the eight most impressive law school building in the world!

Affordable and competitive tuition fees and scholarships

We constantly check our competitors to ensure that our fees remain competitive in the sector. We have recently removed lab fees so that whether you study in a classroom or laboratory, you now pay the same fee. We also have invested heavily in our international scholarship pot to give more students across the globe access to higher education in the United Kingdom.

Flexible study routes, placements and entry points

We have a variety of options including foundation study with our partner Hertfordshire International College, pre-sessional English as well as our September and January entry points. This gives students a flexible choice to how they wish to pursue their future in higher education.

We are also one of the only universities in the country to offer placements on both our undergraduate and postgraduate provision meaning that students can go out and gain experience in industry throughout their whole education journey.

Ranked in the Top 150 Universities under 50 Years old

We are ranked by the Times Higher Education Young University Guide in their Top 150 in the World. Additionally, we are ranked 69th in the THE Student Experience Survey outranking many of our competitors for the support and experience we offer to our students.

Impressive facilities including £15m Sports Village

The University of Hertfordshire is home to a £15 million Sports Village on it's de Havilland Campus with climbing walls, indoor and outdoor sports pitches and rock climbing wall. Additionally, on our College Lane Campus, we offer a smaller cardio and resistance weight gym for those who don't want to go to the other campus for their work out.

Proximity to major international airports including Heathrow

Our campuses are a short distance away from five international airports making it easier to travel from almost any country in world!

The nearest airports are:

  • London Luton Airport (most likely flights: short haul)
  • London Heathrow Airport (most likely flights: long haul and British Airways)
  • London Gatwick Airport (most likely flights: long haul)
  • London City Airport (most likely flights: short haul)
  • London Southend Airport (most likely flights: short Haul)