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University of Bedfordshire
University of Bedfordshire-Overview

Formed in 2006, the University of Bedfordshire is a modern university boasting innovative state-of-the-art facilities. It has over 15,000 students across five campuses. These are:

  • Luton
  • Bedford
  • Milton Keynes
  • Aylesbury
  • Putteridge Bury

Just under a quarter 20% of students at the university are postgraduate students, with 64% studying full time.

You can expect a high quality of teaching at the University of Bedfordshire, since the university was awarded silver in the very first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017, a significant achievement.

The university is constantly investing in its campuses and facilities, having opened two brand new gyms in 2015 and a high-tech, seven-storey library in 2016. From September 2019, students will benefit from a brand new, four-storey STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) building.

Bedfordshire students on Postgraduate Search say:

"Best choice I ever made."

"It has been really good."

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About the University of Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire’s reputation for top quality, modern education is based on its innovative teaching and facilities. The University continues to invest in state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and provide you with an outstanding and fulfilling student experience. 2015 welcomed the introduction of two new gyms at our Luton and Bedford campuses, as well as the Gateway building at Bedford. In 2016 our purpose-built, seven-storey library opened at our Luton campus, and from September 2019 students will benefit from our brand new four-storey STEM building (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

40% Part Time
60% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

10,320 Undergraduate
3,080 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2018


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University of Bedfordshire

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Nearest train station:

Luton 0.2 Miles away

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