University of Bedfordshire

About University of Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire University is a public university based in Bedfordshire, and Buckinghamshire, England with a high quality education history spanning more than 100 years. The institution has origins since 1882 and in 1992 it acquired University status as University of Luton. The name changed to the University of Bedfordshire in 2006.

University of Bedfordshire has around 14,000 students in 5 campuses including approximately 4,500 international students.

Campus

There are 3 campuses in Bedfordshire, Bedford and Luton, and two campuses in Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury (for students studying nursing and midwifery), and Milton Keynes (where business studies, electronics and telecommunications are taught).

  1. Luton campus : Situated in the heart of the town centre

  2. Bedford campus : approximately five minutes) from the town centre by bus and a short walk from the Aspects Leisure Centre

  3. Milton Keynes Campus : in the modern, bustling, metropolitan area of central Milton Keynes

  4. Aylesbury campus : Home to many of nursing students , situated in the Medieval county town of Aylesbury

  5. Putteridge Bury Campus : is close by in the countryside

Location Specialities 

Luton 

The town of Luton is packed with cultural diversity. It has plenty of bars and restaurants, an 11-screen movie theater, bowling alleys, a shopping mall and indoor market, a football stadium and other sports venues, and a vibrant arts and cultural scene based around the Cultural Quarter.

Reach:  Luton lies just 50 km north of London-the capital is only a 30 minute train journey away. In addition, London Luton Airport is only 2.5 km away from the main Luton campus.

Attractions: Luton's surrounding area boasts a wealth of parks and open spaces, including ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable Downs, Wardown Park and Luton Hoo's stately home.

Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes (MK) is a city-sized town in Buckinghamshire also the fastest growing places in UK.

Attractions  :Milton Keynes is home to many high-tech companies, it offers great shopping facilities, art exhibitions, musicals, canal-side promenades and great sports facilities.

 Aylesbury 

The town of Aylesbury bursts with culture, international cuisine and clubs. It consists theatres, indoor karting facilities, galleries, and regular concerts.

Reach  : Aylesbury has excellent transport links which make it easy to reach. Just 40 miles from London, Aylesbury is conveniently located within an hour's drive of London Heathrow Airport and London Luton Airport.

Putteridge Bury

Putteridge Bury is situated in a picturesque parkland offering a lovely rural environment.

Reach : just a few miles from the train station, M1, Luton town centre and London Luton Airport.The University runs a free shuttle bus for staff and students from the Luton campus (Vicarage Street) to Putteridge Bury.

Accommodation 

University of Bedfordshire offers modern and comfortable on-campus accommodation for all students. Large numbers of rooms are available at both Bedford and Luton campuses. Both Luton and Bedford and the surrounding areas are well equipped with a lot of private rented student houses and apartments.

Awards

  • Awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade in 2011. 
  • Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education 2013
  • Outstanding Finance Team winners in the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2011.
  • 'Gold' award from Investors in People in 2011.

Ranking

  • The University of Bedfordshire earned a place in the Times Higher Education (THE) annual World University rankings .
  • The internationally renowned league table ranked Bedfordshire in the 601 to 800 category of the best universities in the world, 
  • The University of Bedfordshire is ranked 67th out of 130 UK universities. Out of the 130 universities in the UK

Teaching Quality

High quality teaching is one of the biggest reasons why students come to Bedfordshire. Many of Bed's highly qualified academic staff have received the National Teaching Fellowship Awards for their outstanding contribution to teaching and learning.

Bedfordshire University also receives a national award for outstanding teaching.

Academic Divisions

There are four faculties at the University of Bedfordshire.

  • University of Bedfordshire Business School
  • Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies and Science
  • Faculty of Education and Sport
  • Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Study Options Available 

  • Business Administration
  • Marketing, Management
  • Media, Journalism
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Computer Science
  • Linguistics
  • Health and Social Science
  • Education and Sport

Why  University  ( Advantages)

  • Location
  • All campuses are easily accessible by road with Luton close to junction.
  • Main campus in Luton is close to London Luton Airport.
  • Luton and Bedford are on the direct line into London St Pancras International. It takes around 40 minutes from Bedford and 22 minutes from Luton on a fast train.

Placement 

91% of Bedfordshire graduates are placed and/or further study within six months of graduating.

Facilities

  • 5 campuses with excellent facilities
  • Excellent learning resources with Bedford campus and Luton campus libraries open 24/7
  • First class specialist facilities
  • Continued investment and development across all campuses.

Quality of teaching

Highly-qualified academic staffs

The courses are designed to incorporate the latest theoretical developments into the subject area. 

How to Reach?

Main Campus in Luton is close to London Luton Airport.

All other campuses are easily accessible by road with Luton close to junction.

University of Bedfordshire Scholarships & Financial Aid

To cover the University's cost, we offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries to support the student's education.

  • This scholarship is for undergraduates with an entry qualification score of 112 UCAS tariff points or more, or equivalent, and the award is worth £2,400 over 3 academic years.
  • This bursary is for all undergraduates with an entry qualification score of fewer than 112 UCAS tariff points, or equivalent, and the scholarship is worth £1,500 over 3 academic years.

 Famous Aluminis

  • Gemma Hunt– TV presenter for CBBC
  • Toby Friedner – Senior Journalist for BBC Three Counties Radio; 
  • Adrian McDonagh – MD, Easy Web Recruitment;
  •  Jonathon Goodman – Joint Head of Chambers, 1 Gray’s Inn Square; Matt Fisher – Station Sound Manger at BBC Radio 1; Radio presenter for KISS 100 Breakfast; Simon Hall – Director of EcoStyle Ltd.; 
  • Ben Hodson – Award-winning, professional photographer; C
  • hris Butcher – Award-winning stop motion animator; 
  • Ruth Corden – Agony Aunt on The Joy of Teen Sex, Channel 4; 
  • Thomas Wiggins-Wilson – Analyst, 
  • Morgan Stanley; Thomas Dolby - Senior Programmer and Head Games Development Team, A.i.Solve; Jurgita Bareikaite – Production Co-ordinator, MTV networks.

English Language Requirements:

UG & PG:

  • IELTS – Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element
  • TOEFL – Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17
  • PTE – Listening: 51, Reading: 51, Speaking: 51, Writing: 51

Students may be exempt from the University's requirement to have a formal English language qualification if they have studied for a first degree in the English language medium in a majority English-speaking country, or they have passed one of the following:

  • GCSE or O Level English language grade C or above validated in the UK
  • IGCSE English as a First Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading Grade E, Writing Grade E, Speaking and Listening: Speaking Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500), Listening Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500)
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading and Writing: Reading Grade D, Writing Grade D, Oral (Speaking) Grade C (0511) or 2 (0510), Listening Grade A
  • Scottish Certificate of Education Standard Grade English, minimum grade C
  • Scottish Certificate of Education Higher Grade English, minimum grade D
  • Irish Leaving Certificate – Ordinary Level English, minimum grade C
  • Irish Leaving Certificate – Higher Level English, minimum grade D
  • West African Examinations Council School Certificate (WAEC SSCE): Minimum Grade C/6
  • TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17
  • Pearson PTE - Listening: 51, Reading: 51, Speaking: 51, Writing: 51
  • Duolingo 90-105

The Requirements for some Programs may Defer.

For more Details on English Language Requirements, Click HERE.


University of Bedfordshire Highlights

Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
Application portal Online
Academic Calendar Semester-based
Mode of Payment Online via e: vision account; Debit and Credit cards
Acceptance Rate 70-80%

Bedfordshire University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

Here is a table showing the determined the average cost of attendance (Estimated Tuition fee and Living cost)

Level Total Fee
Undergraduate £12,350 (p.a.)
Post Graduate £12,750 (total)
MBA £14,000 (total)
Average cost of Living £1,200–1,500.

Bedfordshire University Application process

Application Fee: £18 (UCAS)

Some necessary supporting document needs to be attached with the application

  • A complete application form along with the attached signature of the applicant.
  • Proof of English Proficiency Language
  • TOEFL (iBT): Listening and Writing: 17; Reading: 18; Speaking: 20.
  • IELTS: 6.0 (5.5 in each Section)
  • Pearson PTE: 52-54
  • Official Academic qualifications and certificates.
  • Copy of valid passport details.
  • Submit the copies of UK visa as well as the documents of any previous visa refusals.

Application Deadline: No such specific deadline for direct application submission.

Note: However, applicants are advised to complete and submit the application before 30 days of the start of the course.

Here is a table showing the determined the average cost of attendance (Estimated Tuition fee and Living cost)

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

Undergraduate

£ 12,660

Postgraduate

£ 12,450

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 9,150

Campus accommodation

£ 7,780

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

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