University of city

University of city

Description

We're proud of being a thriving and successful higher education provider. Here are the top reasons why we hope you'll get involved with the University of Hertfordshire:

Business-facing ethos:
We are a new type of university - innovative, enterprising and business-facing with a commitment to adding value to employers, enterprise, regional and national economies.

Courses delivered by professionals:
We offer a rich range of courses - students can choose from undergraduate courses and postgraduate courses arranged under fifteen schools of study. Industry professionals teach on our courses and visiting lecturers provide valuable input. This keeps our courses up to date with industry developments, making the content fresh and forward looking.

Student placements for a great start
We support our students - during 2008, we helped facilitate more than 450 full-time student placements with industry. Graduate Futures is dedicated to making graduate recruitment easy for employers - as well as helping to give our students the edge in the careers marketplace.

High calibre graduates:
We deliver the people employers want - over 90 percent of our students are in employment or further study shortly after graduation. Almost one third of them choose to work in Hertfordshire. Our Graduate Futures team advice and support students, employers, alumni and staff.

Scholarships to support talent
We award thousands of pounds to outstanding students - we have the largest number of externally funded scholarships of any university in England. Scholarships are one example of our deep links with business and industry.

League table leaps
We are in the premier league - in 2009, the University made big leaps in university league tables which are geared towards helping would-be students to make the right choice of course and university. The Independent newspaper's league table (May 2010) also showed an increase of 4 places, where the University was positioned 41 out of 113 universities.

The Independent comments ""The Enterprising University of Hertfordshire continues to rise up the ranks, coming in again as the top new university in Britain... largely owing to improving its good honours degrees"".

In The Good University Guide in The Times, the University was ranked 66 out of 114 UK universities, up 13 places from the previous year. It was highlighted in The Times as one of the 'biggest climbers'.

Start-up companies:
We support businesses and start-up companies - our £4.5m Innovation Centre provides 1,561 square metres of office space and currently houses 22 spin-out and start-up companies. Our Business Services team also help companies get ahead of the competition.

We have state-of-the-art facilities - our Learning Resources Centres (LRCs), open 24/7, provide the University with 3,000 study places,1,300 computer workstations and WiFi for laptop users; plus 60,000 journals (most available online) and over 750,000 books (including 200,000 online ebooks).

New development:
We're big and are looking ahead - we are one of the highest investors in student facilities among UK universities. Our new entertainment venue, The Forum, is one of our most exciting projects to date.

The £120 m de Havilland campus is also acknowledged as one of Europe's most significant higher education development in the last 20 years.

With over £200 m spent on new developments in the last ten years, we've committed a further multi-million pound figure to developments over the next five years.

Accommodation on campus:
We have a fantastic range of halls on campus - around 3,400 students live on campus in University-owned and managed accommodation so they're always close to the social and learning facilities they need.

Safety first:
We have a large, well-equipped and safe campus - we are one of the safest universities in England and Wales.

Top courses

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Online
  • 1 Year

...heart of a learning experience that has successfully delivered educational and career benefits to students and professionals around the world... Learn about: Data Mining, Web Scripting, Quantum Computing... More


£ 5,120
  • Short course
  • Online

...This short course will enable students to critically appraise digital economy solutions within the panoply of business strategies. Anyone interested... Learn about: Digital Economy... More


£ 640
  • Master
  • Online
  • 2 Years

...You will also develop an international understanding of processes and developments in the recovery and social inclusion. Progress up the career ladder... Learn about: mental health, Collaborative Practice, Mental Health... More


£ 7,440
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Hatfield
  • 18 Months

...requires 120 credit points passed at level 4. Awards with Distinction or Commendation The University has approved structure and assessment regulations common to all programmes... Learn about: Clinical Imaging of the Appendicular Skeleton, Part Time, Preparation for Practice... More


£ 5,750
  • Postgraduate
  • Hatfield
  • 4 Years

...Skills for Optometry 3 Dispensing and Contact Lenses for Optometry Practice 2 Evidence Based Practice for Optometry Professional Practice for Optometry... Learn about: Laboratory Optics, Ophthalmic Project, Opthalmic Project... More


£ 9,000
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Hatfield
  • 4 Years

...for the automotive industry and product prototyping, through to the scale buildings used by architects or ‘movie miniatures’ used in films.Excellent workshop... Learn about: Scale and Structure, Design and Fabrication, Professional Context Model... More


£ 9,000
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Hatfield
  • 1 Year

...undergraduate level study at this center. As a student on IFP you are taught by specialist subject lecturers and expert teachers of English... Learn about: Introductory Life Sciences, Academic Study, Life Sciences... More


£ 5,750
  • Short course
  • Hatfield
  • 3 Days

...This course is for adults (aged 18+) wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as gym-based fitness instructors.The Level 2 Certificate... Learn about: Fitness Instructing, IQ level, fitness environment... More


£ 535
  • Short course
  • Hatfield

...C spine and back pain. Assessment Both levels will undertake a 2000 word written assessment and Objective Structured clinical Examination (OSCE)... Learn about: wound closure, soft tissues injuries, close wounds... More


Price on request
  • Short course
  • Hatfield

...Enroll in this course / bachelor degree / master / PhD and further develop your academic and professional career. Ask for more information through Emagister's website... Learn about: Communication Training, Non-verbal Communication, Effective Communication... More


Price on request
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History

The University of Hertfordshire's history goes back to 1952, when Hertfordshire County Council built Hatfield Technical College on land donated by the de Havilland aircraft company for educational use

Advantages of studying here

Our vision
We will shape the next generation of business-facing universities.
We will continue to be an exemplar in the sector and we will play a leading role in addressing the economic and social challenges facing the UK in increasingly competitive global markets.

Innovation, creativity and an enterprising mindset will be the defining characteristics of our University. We will provide flexible and transformational learning and commit to adding value to our partners and delivering positive and productive engagements with business, industry and the professions.

The University will continue to play a central role in the local and regional economy, contributing positively to its social and economic development, and we will build our international profile and global reputation.

Our mission
An innovative and enterprising university, challenging individuals and organisations to excel.