University of Hertfordshire Featured Image
University of Hertfordshire Logo

University of Hertfordshire

Hatfield, United Kingdom

  • Cost of Living£ 13,032
  • Tuition Fee From£ 9,040
  • Country Rank#64
  • Batch Strength17,771
  • Global Diversity31%
  • Gender Ratio47:53

Overview

About

Hatfield College of Technology was founded in 1952, and the University of Hertfordshire received the university designation in 1992. Its predecessor, Hatfield College of Technical, was founded in 1948 and ranked among the top 25 technology colleges in the UK in 1959. The British government granted Hatfield Polytechnic university status in 1992, and in 1993 it changed its name to the University of Hertfordshire. It is also a post-1992 university in the UK. It is a modern university with most of its facilities in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, around 35 kilometres north of London. The institution takes pride in having a "business-facing" attitude and strives to take a more innovative approach in teaching and learning, as well as providing a wide range of employment options and study abroad chances. The university belongs to the Association of Commonwealth Universities, which is made up of 535 institutions of higher learning from 37 Commonwealth nations. It also belongs to the University Alliance, a network of British universities that was established in 2006 and was given that name in 2007. The school's MBA programme is associated with The Association of MBAs, the only global MBA-specific Accreditation and Membership Organization.

 

There are two campuses for the Uni of Hertfordshire, located in College Lane and De Havilland. It is a public university that provides a variety of degree programmes in a wide range of subject areas, including business, law, the humanities, engineering technology, computer science, social work education, and the creative and performing arts. Additionally, the institution maintains a BioPark site that offers enterprises in the life sciences and health technology industry 6,000 square metres of laboratory and office space. In addition, the university is situated in Hatfield, which is just a 25-minute train ride from Central London, the top study and travel destination in the globe (QS University Rankings). Students now have simple access to the best eateries, bars, theatres, shops, parks, museums, and other tourist attractions in the city. When it comes to outdoor space and sporting amenities, the school has a lot to offer. Since the league's inception in 2007, the institution has consistently won first place, demonstrating its dedication to environmental conservation and its strong ecological focus.

University Name University of Hertfordshire
Official Website http://www.hertfordshire.ac.uk/
Year of Establishment 1992
Average Living Cost £12,682 - £13,182
Total International Students 31,940
Country Rank 63
University Type Public
For Study Abroad Counselling Click Here

Ranking

The University of Hertfordshire is renowned for its contributions to higher education and consistently achieves high rankings both nationally and internationally. According to THE (Times Higher Education) University Ranking 2024, it is placed in the 601-800 range globally, maintaining its position from 2022 to 2023 with an improving trend. Conversely, in the QS World University Ranking 2024, the university holds steady in the 801-1000 bracket, indicating no change from 2023. In the US News & World Report Global Universities Rankings 2023, the University of Hertfordshire is ranked 1172 worldwide, highlighting its global presence and recognition in academia. These rankings underscore the university's commitment to academic excellence and its role in shaping the future of education.

 

University of Hertfordshire - QS Ranking 2024

If we talk about the QS World University Rankings 2024, the University of Hertfordshire maintains its position in the 801-1000 range for the third consecutive year, indicating consistent performance in global academic assessments. This ranking reflects the university's efforts to provide quality education and research opportunities despite global competition among institutions.

 

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

World University

801-1000

801-1000

801-1000

 

University of Hertfordshire - US News & World Report Ranking

In the US News & World Report Global Universities Rankings 2023, the University of Hertfordshire is ranked 1172 globally, marking a slight increase from 1160 in 2022 but maintaining a position in the lower tier. This ranking illustrates the university's presence on the global stage and its ongoing efforts to enhance its academic standing and reputation worldwide. The table below shows the University of Hertfordshire's ranking in US News over recent years:

Ranked by

2021

2022

2023

Global Universities

1083

1160

1172

 

University of Hertfordshire - THE (Times Higher Education) Ranking

In THE (Times Higher Education) Ranking 2023, the University of Hertfordshire maintains its position in the 601-800 range globally, showing consistency from the previous year's improvement from 801-1000 in 2021 to 601-800 in 2022. This reflects the university's ongoing efforts to enhance its academic reputation and standing on the global stage. Check the table given below:

Ranked by

2021

2022

2023

University

801-1000

601-800

601-800

 

University of Hertfordshire - The Guardian Ranking 2024

In The Guardian Ranking 2024, the University of Hertfordshire is placed 87th, showing a slight decrease from 74th in 2023 but maintaining a competitive position compared to its 90th place in 2022. This fluctuation indicates the university's dynamic performance in the UK higher education landscape, reflecting its commitment to academic excellence and student experience.

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

University

90

74

87

 

University of Hertfordshire - The Complete University Guide Ranking 2024

According to the Complete University Guide Ranking 2024, the University of Hertfordshire is positioned 83rd among UK universities, marking a slight decrease from its 68th place in 2023 but remaining competitive compared to its 80th position in 2022. This ranking underscores the university's ongoing efforts to excel in various academic disciplines and its commitment to enhancing educational standards and opportunities for its students.

 

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

UK University

80

68

83

 

University of Hertfordshire - QS Ranking 2024

 

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

Medicine

-

651-680

-

Physics and Astronomy

551-600

601-620

-

 

University of Hertfordshire - THE (Times Higher Education) Ranking

 

Ranked by

2021

2022

2023

Arts and Humanities

401-500

501-600

501-600

Clinical and Health

501-600

401-500

401-500

Engineering

601-800

601-800

601-800

PG Business and Economics

601-800

601-800

601-800

PG Computer Science

601-800

601-800

601-800

Psychology

401-500

301-400

401-500

 

University of Hertfordshire - The Guardian Ranking 2024

 

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

Accounting and Finance

48

68

81

Architecture

39

42

53

Business and Management

81

80

78

Civil Engineering

-

32

-

Economics

14

8

44

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

28

23

35

Journalism

40

48

34

Law

91

71

79

Mechanical Engineering

66

51

50

Physics

44

40

42

Politics

51

-

-

Sociology and Social Policy

-

-

87

 

University of Hertfordshire - The Complete University Guide Ranking 2024

 

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

Accounting and Finance

75

78

65

Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering

27

27

28

Architecture

51

46

51

Art and Design

70

67

63

Biological Sciences

76

73

39

Business and Management Studies UK

105

99

83

Civil Engineering

55

41

52

Communication and Media Studies

78

65

61

Computer Science

83

75

62

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

66

45

65

Law

98

59

71

Mechanical Engineering

58

53

40

Nursing

56

45

24

Physics and Astronomy

49

38

39

Psychology

79

88

57

 

Course Rankings

 

University of Hertfordshire, B.A.

 

Ranked by

2020

2021

2022

The Guardian - Politics

-

25

51

The Complete University Guide - Art and Design

47

41

70

 

University of Hertfordshire, B.Arch

 

Ranked by

2021

2022

2023

The Guardian - Architecture

24

39

42

The Complete University Guide - Architecture

50

51

46

 

University of Hertfordshire, B.E. / B.Tech

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

The Guardian - Electronic and Electrical Engineering

33

10

18

The Guardian - Mechanical Engineering

52

55

67

The Complete University Guide - Electrical and Electronic Engineering

-

50

64

The Complete University Guide - Mechanical Engineering

-

54

57

The Complete University Guide - Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering

-

24

24

The Complete University Guide - Computer Science

-

77

79

 

University of Hertfordshire, B.J.M.C.

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

The Guardian - Journalism

36

20

39

The Complete University Guide - Communication and Media Studies

-

52

65

 

University of Hertfordshire, B.Sc.

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

The Complete University Guide - Biological Sciences

-

58

75

The Complete University Guide - Psychology

-

73

70

The Complete University Guide - Physics and Astronomy

-

37

38

The Guardian - Physics

23

35

37

 

University of Hertfordshire, BBA

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

The Guardian - Business and Management

77

82

101

The Guardian - Accounting and Finance

58

49

59

The Complete University Guide - Accounting and Finance

-

66

76

The Complete University Guide - Business and Management Studies UK

-

79

88

The Guardian - Economics

27

4

15

 

University of Hertfordshire, BSN

 

Ranked by

2020

2021

2022

The Complete University Guide - Nursing

54

54

56

 

University of Hertfordshire, LL.B.

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

The Guardian - Law

87

98

98

The Complete University Guide - Law

-

89

92

 

University of Hertfordshire, M.A.

 

Ranked by

2021

2022

2023

THE (Times Higher Education) - Arts and Humanities

401-500

501-600

501-600

 

University of Hertfordshire, MIM

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Business and Economics

401-500

501-600

601-800

 

University of Hertfordshire, MS

 

Ranked by

2020

2021

2022

QS - Physics and Astronomy

-

-

551-600

THE (Times Higher Education) - Engineering

-

601-800

601-800

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Computer Science

601-800

601-800

601-800

 

University of Hertfordshire, Others PG

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

THE (Times Higher Education) - Psychology

301-400

301-400

401-500

THE (Times Higher Education) - Clinical and Health

401-500

501-600

501-600

 

University of Hertfordshire, Accounting & Commerce

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

The Guardian - Accounting and Finance

58

49

59

The Complete University Guide - Accounting and Finance

-

66

76

 

University of Hertfordshire, Architecture & Planning

 

Ranked by

2021

2022

2023

The Guardian - Architecture

24

39

42

The Complete University Guide - Architecture

50

51

46

 

University of Hertfordshire, Arts ( Fine / Visual / Performing )

 

Ranked by

2020

2021

2022

THE (Times Higher Education) - Arts and Humanities

-

401-500

501-600

The Complete University Guide - Art and Design

47

41

70

 

University of Hertfordshire, Business & Management Studies

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

The Guardian - Business and Management

77

82

101

The Complete University Guide - Business and Management Studies UK

-

79

88

The Guardian - Economics

27

4

15

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Business and Economics

401-500

501-600

601-800

 

University of Hertfordshire, Engineering

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

THE (Times Higher Education) - Engineering

-

-

601-800

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Computer Science

-

601-800

601-800

The Guardian - Electronic and Electrical Engineering

33

10

18

The Guardian - Mechanical Engineering

52

55

67

The Complete University Guide - Electrical and Electronic Engineering

-

50

64

The Complete University Guide - Mechanical Engineering

-

54

57

The Complete University Guide - Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering

-

24

24

 

University of Hertfordshire, Humanities & Social Sciences

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

The Complete University Guide - Psychology

-

73

70

THE (Times Higher Education) - Psychology

301-400

301-400

401-500

The Guardian - Politics

-

-

25

 

University of Hertfordshire, Law

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

The Guardian - Law

87

98

98

The Complete University Guide - Law

-

89

92

 

University of Hertfordshire, Mass Communication & Media

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

The Guardian - Journalism

36

20

39

The Complete University Guide - Communication and Media Studies

-

52

65

 

University of Hertfordshire, Medicine & Health Sciences

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

THE (Times Higher Education) - Clinical and Health

401-500

501-600

501-600

 

University of Hertfordshire, Nursing

 

Ranked by

2020

2021

2022

The Complete University Guide - Nursing

54

54

56

 

University of Hertfordshire, Science

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

The Complete University Guide - Biological Sciences

-

58

75

The Complete University Guide - Physics and Astronomy

-

37

38

The Guardian - Physics

23

35

37

The Complete University Guide - Computer Science

-

77

79

 

University of Hertfordshire, Aeronautical Engineering

 

Ranked by

2020

2021

2022

The Complete University Guide - Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering

24

24

27

 

University of Hertfordshire, Biology

 

Ranked by

2020

2021

2022

The Complete University Guide - Biological Sciences

58

75

76

 

University of Hertfordshire, Business Economics

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

The Guardian - Economics

27

4

15

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Business and Economics

401-500

501-600

601-800

 

University of Hertfordshire, Civil Engineering

 

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

The Guardian - Civil Engineering

-

32

-

The Complete University Guide - Civil Engineering

55

41

52

 

University of Hertfordshire, Computer Science

 

Ranked by

2020

2021

2022

The Complete University Guide - Computer Science

77

79

83

 

University of Hertfordshire, Computer Science Engineering

 

Ranked by

2020

2021

2022

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Computer Science

601-800

601-800

601-800

 

University of Hertfordshire, Electrical Engineering

 

Ranked by

2020

2021

2022

The Complete University Guide - Electrical and Electronic Engineering

50

64

66

 

University of Hertfordshire, Electronics Engineering

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

The Guardian - Electronic and Electrical Engineering

33

10

18

 

University of Hertfordshire, Mechanical Engineering

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

The Guardian - Mechanical Engineering

52

55

67

The Complete University Guide - Mechanical Engineering

-

54

57

 

University of Hertfordshire, Physics

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

The Complete University Guide - Physics and Astronomy

-

37

38

The Guardian - Physics

23

35

37

 

University of Hertfordshire, Politics

 

Ranked by

2021

2022

The Guardian - Politics

25

51

 

University of Hertfordshire, Accounting

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

The Guardian - Accounting and Finance

58

49

59

The Complete University Guide - Accounting and Finance

-

66

76

 

University of Hertfordshire, Journalism

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

The Guardian - Journalism

36

20

39

 

University of Hertfordshire, Political Science

 

Ranked by

2021

2022

The Guardian - Politics

25

51

 

University of Hertfordshire, Psychology

 

Ranked by

2019

2020

2021

The Complete University Guide - Psychology

-

73

70

THE (Times Higher Education) - Psychology

301-400

301-400

401-500

Year

QS Ranks

US News Ranks

2024

#851 - 900

#1172

2023

#801 - 1000

#1172

2022

#801 - 1000

#1172

2021

#801 - 1000

#1160

Facilities

The School is well-equipped for the breadth of courses it covers, with art supplies and materials, musical instruments, audio-visual resources, religious and historical artefacts, and scientific laboratory equipment, all of which are supported by a team of expert technicians.

 

On the de Havilland Campus, students may also find a library and learning resources centre open around-the-clock, as well as outstanding sports village amenities and a wide variety of University of Hertfordshire accommodations. 

 

Here are a few popular University of Hertfordshire facilities:

  • Art studio and kiln room
  • Computing room
  • Design and technology room
  • Early childhood base
  • Primary base
  • Music room
  • Science lab
  • Social learning spaces

Notable Alumni

Sanjeev Bhaskar
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Chancellor of the University of Sussex
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Sanjeev Bhaskar
Chancellor of the University of Sussex
Claire Ward
Claire Ward
Former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice of the United Kingdom
Claire Ward
Claire Ward
Former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice of the United Kingdom
Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia's son
Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Abdullah of Saudi Arabia's son

Courses

Admission

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at the University of Hertfordshire is 70% and is considerably easier to get into. This indicates that out of 100 candidates, the University of Hertfordshire accepts about 70 applicants. The University of Hertfordshire enrols 13.5% of students from outside the United States. Additionally, 25,000 international students from 90 different countries are enrolled at the university. Because of this, the University of Hertfordshire is a desirable option for overseas students seeking higher education in the United Kingdom. 

Learn More About: The University of Hertfordshire Acceptance Rate

 

Entry Requirements

The University of Hertfordshire entry requirements differ depending on the type of programme that a student chooses. Below are the basic requirements that a student must meet if they wish to be considered for admission to this university. 

 

Pre-sessional English

The university offers pre-sessional English short courses and a HIC pathway if you have not yet attained the English language proficiency level needed for admission to your desired degree programme. Please be aware that to qualify for a student visa for a preparatory course, you must take one of the new UKVI Secure English Language Tests (SELT), Academic IELTS, or Trinity College Tests of English (the UK only). Given recent changes made by the Home Office to English language provision, the University will not be able to accept any further English test providers.

 

Academic Requirements

Undergraduates: Regular entry criteria for undergraduate degrees include completing 12 years of formal schooling and earning a diploma that is similar to the UK's "A" Levels.

 

Postgraduates: Check the entry requirements for the degree programme you are interested in before applying. Postgraduate degrees often require completion of a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field at a level similar to a second-class honours degree in the UK.

 

English Proficiency Requirements

University of Hertfordshire IELTS requirements along with other competitive exams and their scores are mentioned in the table below. We have considered Undergraduate and Postgraduate programme scores.

 

Test

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

IELTS

6.0

6.5 

PTE

51 

58 

TOEFL

72 

79 

 

Fees

The University of Hertfordshire fees differ from course to course depending on the programme that you choose. The fees for international students are usually on the higher end but students can swiftly take care of their study abroad expenses if they choose to rely on funding and scholarships. International students can either take advantage of various private scholarships along with student loans that are quite easier to get these days! The loan amount will cover your tuition fees along with other expenses that come with it. To get an estimate of how much popular courses cost at the University of Hertfordshire, and learn about your finances, check out the fees along with their duration below:

 

  • International Business: £14,750
  • Data Science & Analytics with Placement: £16,500
  • Computer Science: £16,500
  • Cyber Security: £16,500
  • Information Technology: £14,000
  • Biological Science: £14,000

 

Placement

The University of Hertfordshire is dedicated to its students' future and thinks that internships are the proverbial "career gold." The university has extensive connections with businesses, both globally and locally. University of Hertfordshire placements are curated to meet the needs of students. 

 

Amazing advantages of work experience for students include:

  • acquire worthwhile experience - studies show that more than 70% of employers prefer students with work experience 

 

Employers benefit too:

  • Employers gain access to new talent that doesn't require a long-term commitment as well as summer internships, 
  • work placements lasting 6 or 9-12 months, or short-term work experience opportunities.

 

Subject Areas 

Work placements are facilitated by the University of Hertfordshire in several topic areas:

  • creative arts e.g. art and design, film and media, music
  • physics, astronomy and maths
  • engineering and technology
  • computer science and IT
  • business-related areas
  • humanities, law and joint honours
  • life and medical sciences e.g. biosciences, geography, pharmaceutical sciences, sports therapy and sports science.

Scholarship

Given below are some of the scholarships offered at Hertfordshire University: 

 

Scholarship Name

Eligibility

Benefits 

Chancellor’s International Scholarships 

Only for new joiners - not applicable to the University of Hertfordshire or HIC graduates.

Amounts are variable from £500 up to £4000.

UG Tri Annual Scholarships 

All international new joiners enrolled in UG courses. 

Tuition fees will be discounted by £1,000 or £1,300 for each year.

Super early bird payment discount 

Eligible for international fee-paying taught postgraduate students joining the UK campus first time. 

£2,000 tuition fee discount. 

Finances

Studying abroad can be an exciting and life-changing experience, but it can also be expensive. Most international students rely on scholarships, personal savings, and student loans to fund their education. UniCreds, a leading online platform for education loans, can help you finance your education at the University of Hertfordshire. UniCreds offers a range of collateral-free loans that can help you cover your tuition fees, living expenses, and other education-related costs. With UniCreds, you can get your loan application approved quickly, so you can focus on your studies without worrying about finances. So, if you are an international student planning to study at the University of Hertfordshire, UniCreds can be your go-to platform for education loans

 

 

Accommodation

There are several student accommodations in Hatfield University of Hertfordshire that are fully equipped for your needs. Student accommodation near University Of Hertfordshire offers a wide choice of affordable yet elegant student flats, halls of residence, studios, ensuites, and more! You have the option of staying on campus in the university halls of residence or a private residence. Because of their proximity to the university, on-campus housing options may be ideal; nevertheless, they tend to fill up fast and are more expensive.

UniAcco simplifies the process of finding student housing and offers a variety of options. As a result, students can select from an array of available student accommodations near the university, such as luxury studios, en-suites, and shared apartments that are inexpensive and fully furnished with 24/7 staff support.

Cost of Living

Cost of living in Hertfordshire is affordable when compared to other UK cities like London which are rather quite expensive. If students choose to plan their spending and understand the importance of budgeting then living in this city would be much easier. We suggest that you take a look at the monthly spending listed below that will give you a clear idea of the costs of various items while your time in Hertfordshire; check it out!

 

Particulars

Cost (Monthly)

Off-Campus Accommodation 

£ 584

On-Campus Accommodation

£ 760

Transportation

£ 60

Food Cost

£ 225

Entertainment

£ 39

Groceries

£ 100

Clothes

£ 78

Total Cost of Living with Off Campus Accommodation 

£ 1,086

Total Cost of Living with On Campus Accommodation 

£ 1,262

Annual Cost of Living

£ 13,032

 

FAQs