University of Hertfordshire

About University of Hertfordshire

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.

University of Hertfordshire Campuses

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
  • art galleries.
  • cafes, shops and bank.

Location Specialities 

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.

University of Hertfordshire Accommodation 

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.

University of Hertfordshire Awards

Awarded the Entrepreneurial University of the Year by Times Higher Education in 2010.

University of Hertfordshire Ranking

  • #801-900 Universities Rankings - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2020
  • #801-1000 World University Ranking - QS 2021
  • #801-1000 University Ranking - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #81 University Ranking (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #103 University Rankings - The Guardian 2021
  • #1083 Global Universities - US News & World Report 2021

University of Hertfordshire Course Rankings

University of Hertfordshire Business Courses Ranks

  • #601+ PG Business and Economics - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #88 Business & Management Studies (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #76 Accounting & Finance Ranking - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #101 Business, Management & Marketing - The Guardian 2021
  • #59 Accounting & Finance Rankings - The Guardian 2021

University of Hertfordshire Engineering Courses Ranks

  • #601-800 PG Engineering and Technology - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #64 Electrical & Electronic Engineering - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #57 Mechanical Engineering Ranking - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #67 Mechanical Engineering - The Guardian 2021
  • #18 Electronic & Electrical Engineering - The Guardian 2021

University of Hertfordshire Computers Courses Ranks

  • #601-800 PG Computers - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #79 Computer Science - The Complete University Guide 2021

University of Hertfordshire Teaching Quality

Hertfordshire University has achieved the top gold ranking in the 2018 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for the Government.

Academic Divisions

  • Business School
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Arts
  • Education
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Health and Social Work
  • Humanities
  • 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.

University of Hertfordshire International Student Admissions

Prospective international students should submit all documents well within time for the term for which they are applying. All admissions decisions will be confirmed by final grades. Many additional requirements need to be fulfilled for overseas students to pursue higher education from the UK.

Application Portal: International students can apply through regional or country-specific forms.

Application Fee: 50 GBP

Application Requirements

  • A completed application form
  • Academic Transcripts and Certificates
  • English Language Qualifications
  • Copy of Passport photo page
  • Immigration History Evidence
  • ATAS Certificate (if applicable)
  • Disclosure and Barring Service Check (if applicable)
  • Personal Statement
  • Academic References
  • Additional requirements for specific programs

University of Hertfordshire Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
Medicine and HealthCare (1 Courses) 2 year PLN 12500
MBA (1 Courses) 1 year GBP 14995
Engineering (17 Courses) 1 Year - 4 Year GBP 11500 - GBP 15500
Science (20 Courses) 1 Year - 5 Year GBP 1670
Arts (4 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 8640 - GBP 12500
Media Films (7 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 11000 - GBP 13950
Hospitality & Tourism (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 13450
Information Technology (IT) (6 Courses) 1 Year - 1.5 Year GBP 12500 - GBP 15500
Banking & Finance (5 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 11000 - GBP 12000
Management (14 Courses) 1 Year - 4 Year GBP 4800 - GBP 11000

University of Hertfordshire Scholarships and Financial Aid

The University of Hertfordshire provides several scholarships for achievers and innovative students from around the world. Different scholarships have different amount of waiver for eligible students.

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship–Up to £2,000 for Intake
  • Regional Scholarships – Up to £4,000 for Intake
  • Chevening Scholarship
  • 20% Alumni Discount
  • 20% Study Abroad Discount


University of Hertfordshire English Language Proficiency for International Students

The minimum scores required on some of the common accepted tests are as follows:

Test Undergraduate Postgraduate
IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in any band) 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in any band)
PTE 51 (minimum 42 in any band) 58 (minimum 42 in any one band)
TOEFL 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20 79 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20
Cambridge English (B2 First and C1 Advanced); C2 Proficiency 169 (minimum 162 in any band); 180 (minimum 162 in any band) 176 (minimum162 in any band); 180 (minimum 162 in any band)

University of Hertfordshire 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

University of Hertfordshire Famous Aluminis

  • Kate Bellingham – presenter, engineer and STEM advocate.
  • 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.

University of Hertfordshire Highlights

Type of Institution Public
Campus Setting Urban
Endowment 26.2 Lakhs GBP
Number of Campuses 4
Number/Percentage of International Students 3800+
Total number of Professors 812 Academic Members
Student Satisfaction Rate 83.49%
Graduate Job Rate 96.5%
International fee Undergraduate-£12,350 Postgraduate-£12,650
Types of Academic Programs Preparatory, Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Research, Short Courses, Online distance courses and degree apprenticeships
Mode of Program Full time, Distance and online
Average Graduate Salary £19000

University of Hertfordshire Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

Expenses Estimated cost in pounds
Undergraduate Fee £12,350
Postgraduate Fee £12,650
Accommodation £2000 - £4500
Cost of living £10,000

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

Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 13,450


£ 13,950

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 9,880

Campus accommodation

£ 5,366

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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