Your studies

Schools of study

The University of Hertfordshire is structured into 10 schools to deliver a diverse range of subjects. You'll find state-of-the-art facilities, academic excellence and unique engagement with the worlds of business, commerce and the public sector in all our schools.

There is a strong focus on the employability of graduates and you will be equipped with the knowledge, practical skills and experience that employers look for, giving you the best chance of career success.

Learn more about our schools:

The University also has specialist support centres for you if you are on an online distance learning programme or if you are studying a research degree.

Doctoral College

For research students, the Doctoral College is the hub that oversees all stages of your research degree journey, from admissions to award. It also runs the Researcher Development Programme for research students and staff.

The Central Hub is based in the MacLaurin building, with separate hubs located on each of the College Lane and de Havilland campuses. Please come and see us if you have any queries during your time at the University.

Academic Support

At all stages of your University career you will have access to support tailored to your programme of study, which will help guide your academic and personal development. Personal tutors, programme teams and teaching staff will be available to discuss your progress and help you get the most out of your studies. They can advise on a range of academic and pastoral matters and act as a point of contact for any queries or concerns you may have.

In addition to the support offered by academic staff within your school of study, there is a range of other support available to all students.

Academic English and Study Skills Development

To help you overcome any academic challenges you may face during your studies, we offer a range of workshops, drop-in sessions and individual tutorials on both campuses throughout the academic year. These are tailored to help students with:

  • writing assignments.
  • using appropriate academic English.
  • knowing how to search for academic texts referring to texts appropriately in your assignments.
  • knowing how to maximise your experience when taking part in seminars.

Maths support service (MSS)

For students who need support with any maths which may form part of your course we offer a series of scheduled drop in sessions each week where you can access one-to-one help.

Library support

Once you start at Herts there's plenty of help to get you started and we'll support you every step of the way.

You'll discover all the different learning spaces where you can choose to study alone or in groups. We'll show you how to use the Online Library so you can access all the books and journals you'll need for your course. And we'll offer you support in your academic reading, study skills and digital capabilities.

If you want a head start take a look at our UH Library induction videos

Information Managers

Each subject area has an Information Manager that can help with finding and using the most appropriate resources for your subject, including specialist databases, print and electronic books and journals, training materials, i-skills tutorials and more.


You will be able to access your timetable via your University account, once it is available. However please be aware that it is not possible to finalise a completed timetable for new students until:

  • You are fully registered on your course (your registration session will be scheduled during your induction week).
  • Your school of study has allocated you to all the teaching activities related to your programme of study.

Once you have access to your timetable we would recommend checking it on a regular basis (ideally daily) to make sure you are aware of any last minute changes.

Questions about your course?

Studying at university can be very different from studying at school or college and we understand you may have lots of course related questions you’d like answers to.

You will probably have already read your course page before you applied, but if not, you’ll find a wealth of detailed information there including a course overview and information about individual modules.

If you can’t find the answers to your questions online, below we have provided a list of school contacts who will be able to help with any queries you may have. If you can’t find a contact for your particular subject area please get in touch on and we will find the right contact to answer your query.

School/Subject Area


Computer Science

Undergraduate: Nathan Baddoo

Postgraduate: Sue Attwood

Creative Arts




Engineering & Technology


Tel: +44 (0)1707 284252

Health and Social Work


Hertfordshire Business School


Tel: +44 (0)1707 285420

Hertfordshire Law School



Humanities (History, English, Philosophy): Sharon Maxwell Magnus

Mass Communications: Peter Thomas

Politics & International Relations: Thomas Dunk

Life and Medical Sciences



Geography, Environment & Agriculture


Physics, Astronomy & Maths


Tel: +44 (0)1707 284394

UH Online


tel: +44 (0)1707 281121