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The University of Hertfordshire offers over 100 taught, online and specialist courses at postgraduate level, and more than 50 research degrees across the ten schools of study. These are:

  • Hertfordshire Business School
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Arts
  • Education
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Health and Social Work
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Life and Medical Sciences
  • Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics


The university is based in Hatfield, a 20-minute train ride from central London, while Cambridge and Peterborough are easily accessible in just over an hour.

Over recent years, the university has invested in its facilities, which include a £10 million Law Court building containing a full-scale Courtroom, which was voted the eighth most impressive law school building in the world. There is also a £15 million Sports Village, complete with a 25m swimming pool, 100 station gym, and a Formula One simulator. Its most recent addition is the £50m state of the art Science building including labs and research technology, together under one roof.

More than 50% of the staff at the university are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy, and 55% of the university’s research has been ranked as ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Graduates go on to find work in a wide range of careers, with alumni working as politicians, executives, athletes and television presenters.

The university was recently rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2018 and placed 7th in the postgraduate category at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

University of Hertfordshire students on Postgraduate Search say:

“Good, friendly and everyone is kind.”

“Overall enjoyable. It's revived my passion for my subject and made me want to study further.”

“University of Hertfordshire is the best university for local students as well as for international students.”


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About the University of Hertfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire is one of the top 100 world universities under fifty years old as per the Times Higher Education Rankings 2014. It offers a rich range of postgraduate courses through its ten schools of study. Industry professionals teach its courses and visiting lecturers provide valuable input; courses are up to date with industry developments.

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