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University of Huddersfield

2015 League Table Ranking 70
2015 Overall Score 613
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Entry Standards 326 Help
Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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Student-Staff Ratio 18.3 Help
Student-Staff Ratio
The average staffing levels at the University.

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Research Assessment 2.10 Help
Research Assessment
The average quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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Academic Services Spend 1,017 Help
Academic Services Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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Student Satisfaction 4.12 Help
Student Satisfaction
A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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Facilities Spend 325 Help
Facilities Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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Graduate Prospects 67.4 Help
Graduate Prospects
A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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Degree Completion 81.7 Help
Degree Completion
The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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Good Honours 60.0 Help
Good Honours
The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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Green Score 41.0 Help
Green Score
This environmental & ethical ranking of the University is provided courtesy of the People & Planet Green League - the only comprehensive and independent green ranking of every UK university. Choosing a greener university can reduce your carbon footprint and improve your job prospects in a global low-carbon economy.

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  • Established in 1825 as the Huddersfield Scientific and Mechanic Institute.
  • The university has a long and proud tradition of providing education.

Location and Transport

  • A town centre campus, a few minutes walk from one of the largest towns in the UK, with all of the sporting, cultural and social amenities you would expect from a major regional centre.
  • Conveniently placed for all the major centres in the north of England. At the heart of rail and motorway networks.

Entry Standards

  • Visit the website for information about entry standards at Huddersfield.

Student Mix

The 19,175 students enrolled in the academic year 2013/14 comprise:

Level of study
Mode of study
Full Time
Part Time
Student gender

Teaching Standards

  • Excellent teaching quality.
  • Pattern of excellent performances in every National Student Survey with around 80 per cent of scores at or above the national average

Research Standards

  • In the 2008 RAE, most of the areas in which Huddersfield entered contained world-leading work.
  • A third of the university’s submission was placed in the top two categories, with music and social work being among the exceptional performers.
  • Result of the 2008 RAE was a 45 per cent increase in research funding.

Academic Strengths

  • Centre of Excellence in Teacher Training.
  • Centre for Industrial Collaboration in Precision Technology.
  • As well as the Research Standards strengths, the university is strong in sciences, notably chemistry.
  • Emphasis on work placements in almost all course areas has resulted in exceptionally high figures for graduate employment – Huddersfield is now 16th in Unistats league.

Student Facilities

  • The university's learning resources (computing and library support for students, and the quality of the estate) continue to be highly rated.
  • The university met or exceeded the national average in every case (NSS).

Disability Services

  • For information on the disability services at Huddersfield, telephone 01484 472675, email disability@hud.ac.uk or visit the website.


  • The Sports Hall at the Huddersfield campus includes a 30-station fitness centre, two squash courts, male and female changing rooms and a five-court sports hall utilised for many indoor sports and a fitness programme.
  • There is also a floodlit astroturf pitch and grass pitches at Storthes Hall Student Village. This site is managed by Hudderfield's partner Shelley FC.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, completed in 2012.
  • Newly acquired and remodelled Queens Street Studio for Architecture, Interior and Product Design students opened in September 2011.
  • Design and construction of a £21.5-million Learning and Leisure Centre to be opened in spring 2014, to fully integrate with the recently remodelled Library and Central Computing Facility.
  • £17-million Business School opened September 2010.
  • Innovative and environmentally friendly Creative Arts Building including rehearsal spaces and a recital hall, opened in 2008.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Good availability.
  • University runs a job bureau to help students find good quality part-time jobs with local employers.

Notable Alumni

  • Sir George Buckley – former Chairman, President and CEO, 3M.
  • Sir John Harman – former Chairman of the Environment Agency.
  • Captain Lisa Head (deceased) – 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment.
  • Sally Nugent – journalist for BBC.
  • Kavita Oberoi – Managing Director, Oberoi Consulting.

For further information

  • www.huddersfield.ac.uk
  • prospectus@hud.ac.uk
  • +44 (0) 1484 422288
  • University of Huddersfield
    HD1 3DH
UCAS Code H60

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