University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire



The University of Hertfordshire was founded in 1952 and is currently one of the best modern educational establishments in the country. The University is the UK's leading business-facing university and an exemplar in the sector. It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel. It offers excellence in teaching, learning and research and puts students at the heart of its activities.

With a student community of 23,000, including more than 2,000 international students from over eighty five countries, the University has a global network of over 210,000 alumni.

Based in Hatfield just north of London, the University has a diverse and vibrant community that attracts people from all over the world. The campus, located on two main sites less than 1 km apart is safe, close enough to London to make use of everything it offers, yet surrounded by the beauty of rural Hertfordshire.

The University has exceptional study facilities including Learning Resources Centres which are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and have over 2,900 study places. As well as providing some of the best university sports facilities in the country, there is a 460 seat Auditorium which hosts the best plays, concerts and comedy the UK has to offer. The new £38m University Forum Development includes a 2,000 capacity entertainment venue, restaurant, style bar, club, coffee bar and convenience store.

Learning Resources Centre De Havilland campus



The School of Creative Art's origins go back 125 years to an art college in St. Albans. A merger between the University of Hertfordshire and Hertfordshire College of Art and Design in the 1990s added to its creative credentials. Today it is a thriving School that houses wonderful studios for art, photography, multimedia, graphic, and product design classes including well-equipped workshops for metalwork, woodwork, plastics, and fabrics. The computer resources offer a wealth of opportunity for 3D modelling, multimedia design and work with sound, video and animation. 

The School has important international ties and its reputation abroad is very high. It aims to help students become independent, goal-oriented and resourceful practitioners who know the history of design and are well prepared for work in the creative industries.

Reasons to choose UH


The University of Hertfordshire is one of the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old according to the Times Higher Education 100 under 50 rankings 2015. Also it is included in the Times Higher Education list of the 100 most international universities in the world published in January 2015.

Graduate employment rate

Over 95% of University of Hertfordshire students are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating, ranking it as the second highest University in East of England.

Excellent study resources

The School of Creative Arts provides some of the best facilities in the UK for studying and producing your own creative work in art, design, film, media and music. Students benefit from cutting-edge study resources creative studios and digital workshops. Facilities are supported by specialist technical officers who offer high levels of support and advice in their particular specialism.

Modern facilitites

World-class facilities make UH an outstanding place to study, live and work. Its award-winning Learning Resources Centres are open 24/7, with some 3,000 study seats and over 1,200 computer workstations. On-campus Hertfordshire Sports Village offers outstanding sports and fitness facilities. A fantastic range of halls on campus – around 3,500 students live on campus in University-owned and managed student accommodation so they're always close to the social and learning facilities they need. Social life is presented through a thriving range of clubs, societies and Students' Union events.

Proximity to London

The University of Hertfordshire is located in Hatfield, just 20 minutes by train from London's King's Cross station. Students are in easy reach of London's major art galleries, design consultancies, fashion and interior design houses and thriving music communities.

Keeping students safe

The University has the safest campus and the lowest recorded ‘student-relevant’ crimes in the East of England region.