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University of Bedfordshire

About University of Bedfordshire

In the United Kingdom's Luton Bedfordshire, you may find the University of Bedfordshire. The University of Luton was established in 1882, but it only attained the status of a university in 1992. This university is public. Following the merger of the University of Luton and the De Montfort University campus in Bedford, the Privy Council gave its consent for the name the University of Bedfordshire to be used.

Undergraduate students will receive up to 2,400 GBP in cash from the university. The Merit Scholarship, which has a value of 2,400 GBP and is paid over three academic years, is given to applicants who have demonstrated a high level of academic accomplishment and who can earn at least 112 UCAS points. Even if a student doesn't reach this level, the institution will still offer them a scholarship and around 1,500 GBP over three academic years, or 1,000 GBP over two years if they are a top-up student getting Level 5 subsidy. Numerous more requirements exist for grants and bursaries, such as the Care Leavers Bursary, which is offered to students who are "open to care" and who can receive financial support from local authorities leaving care services.

Former House of Commons speaker John Bercow serves as chancellor, and Bill Rammell serves as vice-chancellor. As of 2016–17, there are 14,000 students enrolled on the campus, of which 10,860 are undergraduates and 3,140 are postgraduates. The university has roughly 4,500 international students. The university is spread out over six campuses, with four in Bedfordshire (Luton and Bedford), two in Buckinghamshire (Aylesbury for midwifery and nursing students), and one in Milton Keynes (for business studies, telecommunications and electronic engineering). The university participated in the Research Assessment Exercise in 2008 and received a GPA of 2.087 with an international success rate of 34.7 percent.

The top assessment courses included English Language and Literature, Communication, Social Work, Social Policy, and Administration. The university was granted FairTrade status as of 2012. There are four faculties: the faculties of creative arts, science and technologies, education and sports, and health and social sciences. Among the notable alumni are Richard Page and Gemma Hunt.


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 


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.


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.


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.

University of Bedfordshire 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.

University of Bedfordshire 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  of University of Bedfordshire( 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.

University of Bedfordshire Placement 

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

University of Bedfordshire 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.

University of Bedfordshire 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.

 University of Bedfordshire 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)

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 Bedfordshire Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 12,660


£ 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.