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University of Gloucestershire

About University of Gloucestershire

The University of Gloucestershire is a public university situated in Gloucestershire with three campuses in total. The university is situated in two locations with two campuses in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester which is Francis Close Hall, The Park, and Oxstalls, respectively. The university gained its status in the year 2001, before which its roots can be traced back to the 19th century when two distinct strands of educational provisions in Gloucestershire merged to form the University of Gloucestershire, UK.

The university consists of 8 distinct schools of study which are School of Art and Design, School of Business and Technology, School of Education, School of Health and Social Care, School of Liberal and Performing Arts, School of Media, School of Natural and Social Sciences, and the School of Sport and Exercise. Along with the taught programs, the schools are also responsible for leading the university's research as well as commercial activities in their respective fields. Students have a range of courses and subjects to choose from as it offers more than 80 undergraduate courses, 57 post-graduate as well as Ph.D. degrees. The University  is a diverse, vibrant community of 12,000 students and 1,500 staff

Why choose the University of Gloucestershire?


We offer placement year and short work experience options through our Degreeplus initiative, giving you valuable work experience for the job market. 95% of our graduates find jobs or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/2017). We score 94% in students satisfaction with Careers Advice (ISB, 2017).

Fast-track degrees

Two-year intensive bachelor's degree programmes are offered in a number of subjects, including business and law, to help you graduate quicker and save money.

Student experience

Our welcoming and supportive campus environment allows you to get fully involved in university life. We're ranked in the top 5 in the UK for our international student support (ISB, 2017).

Quality teaching

We've been awarded 14 National Teaching Fellowships and have a strong portfolio of lecturers with industry experience. 94% of our students say we have expert lecturers (ISB, 2017).

University of Gloucestershire Rankings

  • #97 University Ranking (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #88 University Rankings - The Guardian 2021

University of Gloucestershire Alumni

  • Lewis Arnold- Television director
  • Henry Bond- Writer and Photographer
  • Chris Broad- Cricketer
  • Tony Cragg- Artist

University of Gloucestershire Location

The University is centrally located in the UK and within easy reach of major cities. London is two hours away by car or train, with Birmingham, Bristol and Oxford all less than one hour.

Two campuses are based in the town of Cheltenham, often referred to as the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’, with a third in nearby Oxstalls. Cheltenham is an attractive and peaceful town located in an area of outstanding natural beauty that attracts six million tourists from all over the world every year. It is also home to the world-famous Cheltenham Racecourse, which is also used as a venue for social events and the university graduation ceremony.

University of Gloucestershire Application Process

The admission guidelines at University of Gloucestershire are the same for international and domestic students:

  • How to apply: UCAS Protocol (UG), Online PG Application Portal (PG)
  • Application Fee: 20 GBP for UCAS (Single course)

Admission Requirements

  • Academic Transcripts from High-school to the latest completed qualification
  • Statement of Purpose (for PG)
  • Personal Statement (for UG)
  • Academic Reference letters
  • Resume (for PG courses)
  • Proof of financial worthiness
  • Valid Passport and UK Student visa

English Language Proficiency

Listed under are IELTS requirements, based on the type of courses:

Courses IELTS Requirements
Bachelor Degree 6.0 with 5.5 in any band
BA (Hons) Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) Social Work 7.0 overall with 7.0 in any component
Postgraduate programs 6.0 overall with 5.5 in any component
MA Communications, Media & PR 6.5 overall with 6.0 in any other component
MSc Human Resource Management 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing
MA Social Work 7.0 overall with 7.0 in any component
Research Courses 6.5 overall with 5.5 in any other component

University of Gloucestershire Bursaries and Scholarships

The university offers a range of bursaries and scholarships, for details please refer to the university website. Some of these include:

  • Partnership Bursary: £500 cash bursary for eligible full-time UK undergraduate students who recently completed a full-time, further education course of at least one year, at a partner school or college. Students must reside in the UK or EU, and be liable for the full tuition fee.
  • Care Leavers Scholarships (15 available): for students under 25 years old who have been in local authority care for 13 weeks or more (spanning their 16th birthday) and entering their first year of full-time undergraduate study. Up to £9,000 per year is offered, comprising a 50% fee waiver and up to £4,500 towards accommodation, general living and study costs.
  • Financial Assistance Fund: the university has a means-tested, non-repayable fund to support students who face unexpected financial hardship during their course.
  • Placement Expenses Bursaries: for students undertaking work experience to cover appropriate costs incurred including travel, childcare or accommodation. The amount covered is on average £150, although for placements in the UK claims of up to £500 may be considered, and £1,000 for international placements. Available on a first-come first-served basis.


University of Gloucestershire Highlights

Type of University Public
Establishment year 1847
Campus Type Semi- Urban
No. of Campuses 3
Students 12000+
No of Staffs 1,500
Mode of Course Full-time/Part-time
Number of alumni 39000+
Graduation Rate 95%



Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

University of Gloucestershire Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 20,372


£ 14,182

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 12,489

Campus accommodation

£ 7,614

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.