• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.01 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.61 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.21 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    77.3 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    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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  • Good Honours
    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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    66.0 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

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

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    86.6 / 100.0

The University of Hertfordshire is a campus based institution whose vision is to be internationally renowned as the UK's leading business-facing university. All courses are underpinned by industry insight and powerful research with a view to producing employable graduates with the attributes to be successful in professional life. The university has relationships with industry across many areas and a number of successful alumni, promoting enterprise and innovation throughout its prospectus.

Entry Requirements

  • The university requires students to have at least 2 A levels (or equivalent) to begin an Honours undergraduate degree programme or at least 1 A level for a Foundation degree. 
  • The entry requirements for undergraduate degrees are given generally in UCAS tariff points.
  • Most undergraduate courses at the university have their own entry requirements. Please refer to the university website for details.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • The university offers extensive study abroad, industrial and work placement opportunities and has good contacts and relationships to facilitate opportunities for students with businesses and international universities.
  • Blended learning, part-time, full-time and distance learning are all offered.
  • Foundation Degrees – both full-time and part-time – are available in a wide range of subjects at the university’s consortium colleges, in subjects including Business, Creative Enterprise, Computing, and Sports.
  • Extended degrees are available in Engineering and Science, which allow students without the usual entry qualifications to study an initial year at college and then continue their studies at the university.

Student Services and Facilities

  • IT facilities are provided at the Learning and Resource Centres on both campuses, with 24-hour access to hundreds of computer workstations. There are over 400 different software applications available for students including a Microsoft Office 365 account for the duration of their time at Hertfordshire. The virtual learning environment gives students their own digital storage space, and can be used for study, revision or communication, as well as to access university information.  There is Wi-Fi available across both campuses.
  • Student support services include a nursery with places for 3-month to 5-year-old children, based on the College Lane campus. Student union shops are located on both College Lane and de Havilland campuses, along with food and coffee outlets. The university’s Student Centre is located in the Hutton Hub, and provides a one stop shop for students with services including Careers and Employment, Disability Services, the Student Union, Study Abroad, a pharmacy and an on-site bank. 

Disability Services

  • The Disability Service offers specialist advice and guidance for all students and staff. Please refer to the university website for details.

Students' Union

  • The Students' Union at the University of Hertfordshire represents all students at the university by organising campus activities and running different clubs and societies, from sports to entertainment. Please refer to the student union website for details.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The Student Job Centre is part of the Students' Union. It promotes part-time and volunteering roles for students.
  • There are part-time employment opportunities in the local area including retail and office work, as well as roles within the university.

Careers Guidance

  • The Careers and Employment Service provides an extensive service to help students with careers advice and development during their time at university and for up to 2 years after graduation. Services include workshops and seminars to gain career skills and 1-to-1 sessions for career advice and mock interviews.
  • Career Hub, the university’s job portal, allows students to search for jobs, including internships, placements and part-time opportunities. The portal also contains resources for students, such as CV and cover letter guidelines.
  • The Enterprise Team at the university provides students and graduates with support and advice to help turn their business and not-for-profit ideas into established and successful ventures.
  • The university has a range of long-term partnerships with industry to help support students with placements and work experience in a wide variety of industry sectors relevant to their course.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 77%
  • Postgraduate 23%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 71%
  • Part Time 29%

Where students come from

  • UK 85%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 12%

Student gender

  • Male 43%
  • Female 57%


  • The university's history derives from its close links to industry over many years, beginning with the technical college established by the de Havilland Aircraft company as an engineering centre of excellence.
  • The college later evolved into Hatfield College of Technology and then Hatfield Polytechnic, bringing in other disciplines; it gained university status in 1992.
  • In 2016 The Duke of Edinburgh opened a new Science Building, a milestone in the development of the university's College Lane campus.

Notable Alumni

  • Dr Diana Hodgins MBE – 2014 Alumnus of the Year with over 30 years’ experience as an engineer and entrepreneur.
  • Helen Lederer – actress, comedian, writer and television and radio presenter.
  • Alistair Spalding – Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Sadler's Wells Theatre.
  • Nitin Sawhney – world-renowned music producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer and cultural pioneer.
  • Sir Stuart Matthews – 2010 Alumnus of the Year with a highly decorated 53-year career in the aviation industry.
  • Frank Ogilvie – former aerodynamics director and deputy head of overall aircraft design for the Airbus A380 double-deck 'superjumbo jet'.
  • Kate Bellingham – broadcaster, engineer, keynote speaker and Ambassador for Women in Engineering.
  • Diane Maclean – world-renowned sculptor and environmental artist.
  • Alyssa Smith – international jewellery designer and social media entrepreneur, resident entrepreneur at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy in Hertfordshire.
  • Stephen Borthwick – Saracens and England Rugby player.

Further Details

Address University of Hertfordshire,
College Lane,
AL10 9AB
UCAS Code H36