University of Hertfordshire

Rank 601
Established 1952
Famous for

Engineering, Nursing, History

Overview

The University of Hertfordshire is a modern university based largely in Hatfield, in the county of Hertfordshire, about 35km north of London. Described as “the UK’s leading business-facing university”, Hertfordshire has more than 25,000 students enrolled from nearly 90 different countries.

The University of Hertfordshire won the Guardian University Award for Student Experience in 2015, while 95.2% of University students are in work or further study six months after graduating.

The University has many close links with industry, and every British Formula One team has at least one Hertfordshire graduate. Degrees in healthcare science and the pioneering paramedic science BSc make Hertfordshire a preferred provider for the NHS in the east of England and the Universities Careers and Placements Service offers graduates lifelong support on employment and career development.

Services

The International Student Support Team is fully trained to help with employment, visas, financial and personal matters. Free in-sessional English lessons are available for all international students and are tailored to be relevant to the course of study. Pre-sessional English courses are also available. Before term starts, the University runs a free airport collection service from Heathrow.

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Rankings

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. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, 90% of submitted research was judged to be of international quality, while History was rated first in the UK in terms of impact. 57% of Hertfordshire's submitted research was judged to be of world-leading and internationally excellent quality across all 12 units.

The University of Hertfordshire has made the biggest jump in research impact results across the higher education sector, according to the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

Results show that the University now ranks in the top 25% nationally at 32nd, the highest position for a post-92 university, and a huge rise of 61 places compared to the previous REF in 2014, the biggest rise of any university.

Highlighting the real-world benefits to wider society, 90% of research at Herts was classified as having ‘outstanding’ (4*) or ‘very considerable’ (3*) impact. In certain subject areas this was even higher, with Psychology obtaining a 100% 4* research impact rating.

In overall research excellence, over three-quarters of research (78%) at the University has now been rated ‘world-leading’ (4*) and ‘internationally excellent’ (3*), compared to 57% in 2014. This has underpinned the University’s rise of 21 places up the overall national rankings to 62nd place.

Courses

Accommodation

On-campus accommodation is guaranteed for all first year students at University of Hertfordshire. Halls of residence including flats, houses and traditional corridor halls are available on both the College Lane and the de Havilland campuses and students can choose to live at either, regardless of the campus at which they are studying.

Off-campus accommodation is available from the University at Ridgeview Lodge, a short drive away. There are numerous private rented properties in the area, as well as the option to live with a local family as a lodger.

NEWS

University of Hertfordshire news and blogs

May 16, 2024

University of Huddersfield named best university under 50 years old in the UK

The University of Huddersfield has been named the best UK university under 50

May 09, 2024

Coventry University introduces July intake and extends scholarship offers

Coventry University has announced a new July intake tailored to prospective i

Apr 29, 2024

La Universidad de Oxford lidera las universidades del Reino Unido en el ranking de reputación mundial 2024

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