With a heritage of top-quality education dating back more than 100 years, the University of Bedfordshire has been known by its current name since the University of Luton and De Montfort University’s Bedford campus merged in 2006. The University of Bedfordshire is an internationally recognised modern and transformative Higher Education institution that is both dynamic and innovative with a total of six campuses across the counties of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire offering courses in creative arts, sport, science, social sciences, business and a range of other subjects. University of Bedfordshire is ranked 801 in World University Rankings by Times Higher Education and has an overall score of 4.4 stars according to student reviews on Studyportals.
The main UK campuses are based in Luton, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury with many partner colleges across the UK including London School of Commerce in London and Birmingham. The University has students from over 120 countries that are studying across the Undergraduate, Postgraduate degree programmes. The University also has international education partners across the world in countries and continents such as China, Vietnam, Middle East, Europe and South East Asia. University of Bedfordshire offers a wide range of programs ranging from foundation year to Master’s degrees. The school is renowned for the quality of its programs in sciences, in sports, and in commerce.
Its MBA in Brand Management is a great illustration of its innovative teaching philosophy as it combines the knowledge of the Communication and Business schools. Programmes at University of Bedfordshire are known for being extremely stimulating, gathering a multitude of teaching methods.
Results published from the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS) in July 2018 demonstrate that 83% of final year students at Bedfordshire are satisfied with their studies. This also shows that the University outperformed its competitors and placed it in the top half of universities measured by student satisfaction.
The results also position the University in the top 25 for most improved overall satisfaction over a three-and-five-year period. The University is also Top 10 for most improved in teaching over the last five years.
Many of the courses scored 100% in overall satisfaction including Forensic Science, Psychology, Performing Arts, while others including Biological Science, Football Studies, Law, Adult and Mental Health Nursing scored over 90%.
The University nurtures its students to become educated, employable and entrepreneurial global citizens. The University supports its students in all aspects of life and encourages them to influence the education and services it provides, including superb facilities across all our subject areas; study skills development; Career and job-seeking guidance; volunteer and work experience; health and wellbeing services; modern accommodation; and personal tutors. All campuses have library provision available. At the Luton campus, a brand new seven-storey library includes 300,000+ books, 6,000 e-books and 900 computers. It features dedicated silent areas, breakout spaces and pods to facilitate group work, a café, and state-of-the-art IT and AV equipment.
The University of Bedfordshire has a careers and employability service that is very helpful for students. It offers support with CV and job interviews preparation and it helps students in finding internship or placement year. It also organises different events and workshops with prospective employers to help students find their future jobs.
The University of Bedfordshire is home to world-leading research with direct societal, economic and cultural impact. This is recognised in the UK-wide 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and includes major areas of research such as advancing medical knowledge of serious and chronic disease, substance misuse, language assessment, and robotics technology that supports independent living.