The University of Hertfordshire is a public university based largely in Hatfield, about 35 km north of London in Hertfordshire County. It is described as "the leading university in the UK"
The history of the university stems from its close links with industry, starting as Hatfield Technical College, established as a center of excellence for engineering by the de Havilland Aircraft Company.
The college later became the Hatfield College of Technology, then the Polytechnic of Hatfield, bringing in other disciplines. In 1992 it acquired university status.
University of Hertfordshire has achieved the top gold ranking in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2018.
It has over 27,000 students, and a staff of 2358. It has over 5200 students from around the world and a global network of over 160,000 alumni.
96.1 per cent of students are employed or studied further within 6 months of graduation.
Including undergraduate, postgraduate, continuing professional development, online distance learning and short courses, there are over 800 courses to choose from.
Almost all University of Hertfordshire undergraduate programs include a job placement opportunity, and the University has strong ties with professional organisations.
The overall student satisfaction is 83 percent, according to the National Student Survey.
It has partnerships in the USA, Canada, Latin America, South Africa, China, Korea and Japan, South East Asia and Australia with universities all over the world.
Hertfordshire University has two campuses in Hatfield (College Lane and de Havilland), which are just a 10-minute walk away, connected by a network of paths, cycle routes and shuttle buses. The campuses are only a 20-minute train ride from central London.
The university's main site remains the campus of College Lane which houses the original building of Hatfield Technical College.
Facilities in Campus
largest Clinical Simulation Centres in the UK
multi-million-pound Science building,
smart systems laboratory,
relative studios and Law Court building which was voted as the eighth most impressive Law School building in the world.
The University is also home to one of the UK’s best equipped astronomical observatories featuring 7 large optical individually-housed telescopes,
4 radio telescopes and a high definition planetarium.
24/7 Learning Resource Centre,
combined library and computer centre
halls of residence and student houses
Hertfordshire Intensive Care & Emergency Simulation Centre
Sports Village which includes a gym, swimming pool, squash courts
BioPark ( Science Park)
Auditorium for arts events
cafes, shops and bank.
The University of Hertfordshire is located in beautiful countryside north of the capital, only 25 minutes away by train from London.
Hatfield is a city of nearly 30 000 in Hertfordshire County. It features several pubs, and a popular student entertainment venue, The Forum.
Shopping center Galleria Outlet is a 10-minute walk from the campus.
Accommodation for first-year students is guaranteed as long as you apply and accept your offer within the deadlines set.
There are a range of types of accommodation available, on and off campus, depending on your needs and budget. The accommodation in College Lane received 'Best Student Housing' at the 2017 CUBO awards.
The University of Hertfordshire continues to be one of the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old and is currently 71st in post 1964 UK universities.
Hertfordshire University has achieved the top gold ranking in the 2018 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for the Government.
Engineering and Technology
Health and Social Work
Hertfordshire Law School
Life and Medical Sciences
Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
Why University of Herfordshire
Location : it’s close to London.
Employability : 96% of graduates are in work or further study.
Safety : Safest university location in the East of London.
Courses : 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 etc.
Modern Teaching Facilities: Teaching facilities are best compared to other Universities.
Ranking : Ranked in the top 200 universities under 50 years old.
Near to Airport: campuses are a short distance away from five international airports.
How to Reach?
The University of Hertfordshire at Hatfield is easily accessible by road, rail and air.
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Grace Ononiwu – Chief Crown Prosecutor, West Midlands CPS.
Helen Lederer – actress and comedian.
Alistair Spalding – artistic director and chief executive of Sadler's Wells.
Nitin Sawhney – composer, producer and musician.
Jon Symonds – chair of HSBC.
David Sproul – partner with Deloitte.
Billy Vunipola – Saracens and British and Irish Lions rugby.
Danielle Carter – Arsenal Ladies and England Ladies football.
David Henson MBE – Parasport athlete – represented Britain at the Invictus Games, World and European Championships and bronze medal winner at Rio Paralympics 2016.
English Language Requirements:
IELTS – 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band for standard courses.
TOEFL – Overall 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20 or above.
PTE – Overall 52 (with no less than 42 in any band) or above.
All Business Courses – Overall 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) or above.
All CS & Engineering – Overall 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) or above.
TOEFL – Overall 79 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20 or above.
PTE – Overall 58 (with no less than 42 in any one band) or above.
The Requirements may Defer for some Programs.
UG – Standard XII English with 65% will also be accepted
PG – Standard XII English with 70% will also be accepted
Average Tuition Fee Per Year
Costs per year
Overall cost of living
Please note that fees will vary.
Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.