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University of Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire is a public university .It was formed by the merger of the University of Luton with De Montfort University's Bedford campus in August 2006. The University currently has 5 campuses: Luton, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and Putteridge Bury , offering courses in creative arts, sport, science, social sciences, business and a range of other subjects. It is a vibrant, forward-thinking university with a diverse population of 22,000 students from more than 120 countries.

Key statistics

Located in the town centre, the university’s Luton campus is home to seven departments, the students’ union and the Postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development Centre. Housing the Physical Education and Sports Science Centre and a number of lecture theatres and specialist labs, the Bedford..

University of Bedfordshire
University of Bedfordshire
University of Bedfordshire
URBAN
Estd
1882
Institution
PUBLIC
Campus
URBAN
Cost of Living
£12,006
Intake
April/May/June/July 2022
September/October/November 2022

The University of Bedfordshire is a public university .It was formed by the merger of the University of Luton with De Montfort University's Bedford campus in August 2006. The University currently has 5 campuses: Luton, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and Putteridge Bury , offering courses in creative arts, sport, science, social sciences, business and a range of other subjects. It is a vibrant, forward-thinking university with a diverse population of 22,000 students from more than 120 countries.

Key statistics

Located in the town centre, the university’s Luton campus is home to seven departments, the students’ union and the Postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development Centre. Housing the Physical Education and Sports Science Centre and a number of lecture theatres and specialist labs, the Bedford campus is 20 minutes from Bedford town centre on foot.  Situated just north east of Luton, the Butterfield Park campus plays a key part in nursing and midwifery courses. A number of the University of Bedfordshire’s health courses take place at its Buckinghamshire campus in the town of Aylesbury.

Graduates of Bedfordshire university are often rated as having good prospects for work or further study. A large proportion of its research output has been considered of an international standard and quality, and the university operates a total of 11 research institutes. In the latest national research audit, the university performed well in the fields of health, social work and social policy and English language and literature

Total UG Students  Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
10,945 3,455 33% 16:9

Sports clubs range from badminton and basketball to squash and swimming, while student societies cover a wide range of interests, causes, religions and cultures.

Notable Alumni

  • Adrian McDonagh – MD, Easy Web Recruitment.

  • Jonathon Goodman – Joint Head of Chambers, 1 Gray’s Inn Square.

  • Melvin Odoom – comedian, television presenter and radio presenter for KISS 100 Breakfast.

  • Simon Hall – Director of EcoStyle Ltd.

  • Dharam Barrett – Director, film maker.

  • Maggie Alphonsi – English women's rugby international.

  • Ben Hodson – award-winning, professional photographer.

  • Thomas Wiggins-Wilson – analyst, Morgan Stanley.

  • Sarah Jane Cass – Founder of TalentSJC and British talent agent and manager, Broadcast now.

  • Tamara-Lee Notcutt – Senior Casting 

Under Graduate

Graphic Design BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
12,900
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Contemporary Arts Practice BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
12,650
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Theatre and Professional Practice BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
11,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Education with Psychology BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
12,650
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Sport Science and Personal Training BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
11,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Law with PsychologyLLB (Hons)
Tution Fees
11,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Sports Studies BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
11,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

Digital Film Technologies and Production MSc
Tution Fees
13,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Criminology BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
12,650
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
11,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

Biotechnology with Project Management MSc
Tution Fees
15,600
Duration
 2 Years 

Under Graduate

Business Studies (International) BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
12,900
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Accounting and Financial Services (Top up) BA (Hon..
Tution Fees
12,650
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Performing Arts BA (Hons)
Tution Fees
11,500
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

Business Administration (Oil and Gas Management) M..
Tution Fees
14,500
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

International Relations Management MSc
Tution Fees
13,275
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Building Technology (Top up) BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
12,650
Duration
 1 Year 

Electronic Engineering MSc
Tution Fees
13,275
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Business Administration (Logistics and Supply Chai..
Tution Fees
14,500
Duration
 1 Year 
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English Language Requirements

  • English entry requirements are IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

  • If an applicant has achieved a lower IELTS score, the university may be able to offer pre-sessional English (please note, a UKVI approved IELTS test must have been taken for pre-sessional English to be an option).

  • If students have alternative English qualifications the university will be happy to assess whether these are sufficient to fulfill the English requirement.

Academic Entry Requirements

  • Undergraduate (3 Years) programmes

  • Successfully complete Foundation year (from a recognized university or HE institution)

  • Successfully pass Year 12 with overall average marks of 55% or above

  • Additional course requirements if any (see Faculty Course Requirements)

  • Academic requirement for taught postgraduate MSc / MA / MBA / LLM programmes

  • Four year Bachelor degree with a minimum of 2.2 GPA

  • Additional course requirements if any (see Faculty Course Requirements)

Five great reasons to live in University-endorsed accommodation

  • Instant opportunity to make new friends

  • Safe and secure - with trained security staff on site 24/7, and fob and swipe card entry systems

  • All inclusive value – your rent covers all bills and contents insurance

  • Stay connected – free Wi-Fi in all rooms, helping you easily connect with people from home as well as your new friends

  • Village Life programme – regular events such as BBQs, movie nights and day trips

Accommodation for International Students

Accommodation is guaranteed for international students; the university will endeavour to respond to requests, such as for gender-specific accommodation. Being a student isn’t just about studying – it can also be about lifestyle, and so deciding where to live is important. Enjoy a safe, secure and friendly home from home in our range of halls, with rooms to suit different budgets, and all close to our campuses.

Conditional Offer Unconditional Offer CAS
4 Days 2 Days 3 Days

The Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship is on offer to all new international students

Undergraduate - BA/BSc   Taught Master's - MA/MSc  MBA
1000GBP 1000GBP 1000GBP

There is also a £500 merit scholarship available for those scoring 60% and above marks in their academic subjects with an average IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each band. There are numerous other scholarships.Please refer university website for detail qualifications required.

Other scholarships

You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.

Some key facts of University of Bedfordshire 

  • 100 full-time, 2 Professors of Management Practice and a further 40 visiting staff supporting our industry led teaching

  • 5000 on-campus students and a further 4500 students based across our worldwide Partnerships and TNE provision

  • Approximately 3200 Undergraduate and 1500 Postgraduate students; with 35 Postgraduate Research Based students working with dedicated academic

  • Eco Campus Platinum Award (2020)

  • One of 50 Business Schools in the country reaccredited with Small Business Charter (2021)

  • 23rd (out of 111) in the Country for Social Mobility (Sutton Trust Social Mobility Rank, Nov. 2021)

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