With heritage in Britain’s pioneering aeronautical industry, the University of Hertfordshire (also known as UOH or Herts) has been an innovative force in education since the early 1950s. Today, they host a thriving community of more than 30,000 students, studying 550-degree options at their vibrant, inclusive, campus-based institution. Their strong relationships with industry and award-winning careers services complement high-quality teaching to ensure Herts’ students gain the knowledge and skills they need to match their ambition and succeed.

The university partners with institutions around the world, and welcomes over 10,000 international students from over 140 countries to their UK campus. From Creative Arts, Humanities and Psychology to Engineering and Technology, their schools of study open the door to a huge and fascinating range of subjects.


The University has long-standing links with business, industry, public sector and professional organisations.

From economics to English literature, every one of Herts’ courses is designed to boost the skills employers are looking for. That’s because each school works closely with experienced business people to plan its teaching programme. For example, all Hertfordshire Business School students study modules in employability and entrepreneurship.


Since the last REF (Research Excellence Framework) delivered in 2014, the University of Hertfordshire has moved up the research excellence rankings by 21 places to position 62 of 129 institutions. Over three quarters (78%) of their research has been ranked as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).

In addition to their excellent overall performance, they have risen 61 places to position 32 in the ranking for research impact, a greater rise than any other university. This means that the impact of their research exceeds that of any post-92 university, and is within the top 25% of all universities. 90% of their research has been classified as having ‘outstanding’ (4*) or ‘very considerable’ (3*) impact.


The University of Hertfordshire is located in Hatfield, just 25 minutes by train from London’s King’s Cross station.

The university’s 2 sites, College Lane and de Havilland, are situated less than a kilometre apart. A network of pathways, cycle routes and handy shuttle buses connects the sites.

International students

The university provides useful information for international applicants on various international student webpages. This includes scholarships and fees, the application process, and information for different regions.

Corporate sustainability

The University of Hertfordshire aims to become carbon neutral by 2050. They have plans in place across all aspects of environmental management; from continuing to invest in green and sustainable energy, to nurturing biodiversity across their campuses. Find out more on the university website.

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