University of Huddersfield

2016 League Table Ranking 74
2016 Overall Score 612
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Entry Standards 324 Help
Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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Student-Staff Ratio 18.1 Help
Student-Staff Ratio
The average staffing levels at the University.

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Research Quality 2.65 Help
Research Quality
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Academic Services Spend 1,072 Help
Academic Services Spend
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Student Satisfaction 4.12 Help
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Facilities Spend 360 Help
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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 69.2 Help
Graduate Prospects
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Degree Completion 83.0 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 64.1 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 40.4 Help
Green Score
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  • The University has a long and proud tradition of providing education since 1825.
  • In 1992 the institution changed its named from Huddersfield Polytechnic to the University of Huddersfield.
  • In November 2003 Sir Patrick Stewart became the Chancellor of the University.

Location and Transport

  • A town centre campus, a few minutes walk from Huddersfield, one of the largest towns in the UK. It has all the sporting, cultural and social amenities you would expect from a major regional centre.
  • Conveniently placed with excellent rail and road links. Huddersfield is on the M62 corridor and the mainline railway meaning easy access to all major centres in the North of England.

Entry Standards

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

A-Level and GCSE Requirements

  • The Admissions policy on A level, AS Level and GCSE requirements can be found on our website.

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

Course Flexibility

  • Among the UK’s top providers of sandwich courses (12-month paid work placement).
  • International Foundation Year allows progression to a variety of degrees at the University. International Year One is an advanced course of study equivalent to the first year of a degree.
  • Study and work abroad opportunities and also as part of Erasmus.
  • Strong links with overseas universities including the USA, Hong Kong and South Korea.
  • Applications can be made for research degrees study at any time of the year, normally to commence in January or October each year.
  • Many courses allow students to choose a modern language as an additional module.

Teaching Standards

  • The first University in the UK where 100% of teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.
  • The course content, the qualifications and skills provided by the University are all approved by Professional accreditation such as RIBA, ACCA and IET.
  • UK’s leading university for the receipt of National Teaching Fellowships to mark Britain’s best teachers for the past seven years.
  • The University of Huddersfield has a reputation for teaching excellence and employability and it is in the top 10 of all UK universities for both.

Research Standards

  • The University was judged to have world-leading research across the four main areas: Biomedical sciences, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Social sciences and Arts and Humanities.
  • Home to 6 cross-disciplinary research institutes including the Turbocharger Research Institute, the Institute of Railway Research and the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences.

Academic Strengths

  • The UK’s only university where 100 per cent of teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Strong partnerships with industry and practice, including the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, AstraZeneca and the NHS.
  • A continuing focus on work placements means that 100% of our students undertake professional work experience during their studies.
  • Times Higher Education University of the Year Award in 2013 for demonstrating exceptional performance in the past academic year.
  • Fifth in the UK for student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2012).
  • Best University in the world for student experience (International Student Barometer, 2011).

Student Facilities

  • Student Central, a new learning and leisure centre opened in 2014 with access to all student services including the library as well as sport, eating and the SU all under one roof.
  • The library contains over 500 state of the art PCs and Macs as well as over 300,000 books and journals with millions in digital format. The Library is open 7 days a week during term time and the computer lab is open 24 hours a day all year round. Free Wi-fi access is available throughout the campus. The computer lab is open 24 hours a day all year round.
  • University Health Centre and a Podiatry Clinic with all the very latest clinical facilities.
  • There is a branch of Santander Bank on campus.
  • Heritage Quay, the new official archive for the University of Huddersfield.

Disability Services

  • Disability Services work alongside students to get the right support in place for their studies.
  • They offer confidential advice and guidance to students and encourage them to discuss their specific requirements.
  • They coordinate their support which can include adjustments for teaching and assessments, linking students with support workers, assistance with a Disabled Students’ Allowance application and assessment or access to other services at the University.
  • For information visit our website.

Students' Union

  • The Students' Union is a charity based on campus, led by students for students, which exists to make student life better.
  • Located in the heart of campus, but completely separate to the University, the Students’ Union ensures that students have an independent voice concerned only with their interests.
  • The Students’ Union also runs an advice centre, over 100 sports clubs and societies, volunteering opportunities, a letting agency, a shop, as well as running huge events such as Freshers’, Elections and Varsity.
  •  There really is something for everyone to get involved in at Huddersfield Students’ Union.


Team Hud deliver all sport, fitness and health initiatives in the brand new state-of-the-art gym, fitted out with top-of-the-range equipment. Students have access to:
  • An eight-court sports hall with the ability to transform into an 850 spectator arena.
  • A two-storey fitness centre with over 84 stations with the latest Technogym Artis equipment.
  • Two glass backed squash courts, two large dance and fitness studios.
  • Treatment areas for physiotherapy and beauty therapy.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • £27.5-million building for School of Law and the School of Music, Humanities and Media will be completed by September 2016.
  • £21.5-million Student Central building opened in 2014.
  • £3-million Buckley Innovation Centre, completed in 2012.
  • £17-million Business School opened September 2010.
  • Environmentally friendly Creative Arts Building opened in 2008.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The Student JobShop advertises full and part time vacancies. It’s the University's online vacancies service for both current students and graduates.
  • JobShop is available both online and in the form of our JobShop Resource Wall. Full details are available via the careers website where final year students can find graduate jobs and part-time/casual jobs that allow students to work and earn while they study.

Careers Guidance

  • Support from a professionally qualified and experienced award-winning careers team.
  • We offer careers appointments, workshops and dropins all year round.
  • Students can receive help from us for up to three years after graduation.
  • We have bookable guidance appointments where students can discuss career planning, career management and employability skills, applications, employer research and further study.
  • Email, telephone or Skype guidance is also available.

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

  • +44 (0) 1484 422288
  • University of Huddersfield
    HD1 3DH
UCAS Code H60

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