• 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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    334
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

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

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    4.17 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

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

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    2.65 / 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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    0.32 / 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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    72.7 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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    18.9
  • 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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    1,385
  • 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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    495
  • 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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    70.9 / 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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    80.7 / 100.0

Huddersfield won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award in 2017, awarded by the Higher Education Academy. it is 1st in England for professionally qualified teaching staff (HEFCE, December 2016).

The university is a top 10 university in England for paid work placement years in industry (HESA 15/16) and 94.5% of undergraduate students and 94.8% of undergraduate students go on to work or further study within 6 months of graduating (DLHE 2014–15).

Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements vary from course to course. Please refer to the university website for minimum entry requirements and to see the course listings for course-specific details.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Teaching Methods

  • The university is number one in England for the proportion of staff with teaching qualifications (HEFCE, Dec 2016), meaning students learn from knowledgeable and well-qualified teachers and academics.
  • Teaching methods vary depending on the course, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops.
  • Assessment could include exams, coursework, group exercises and presentations.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Many courses are offered on both a full-time and part-time basis and provide option modules alongside core modules, allowing students to study areas of particular interest to them.
  • All students have the opportunity to gain professional work experience during their studies, and many full-time undergraduate degrees include an optional paid placement year.
  • Along with paid work placements, there are opportunities to spend part of your degree in another country. The university has strong links with overseas institutions including universities in the USA, Hong Kong and China.

Student Services and Facilities

  • Student Central is a learning and leisure centre where you can find the Library, sport and gym facilities, the Students' Union, a shop and plenty of eating outlets including Starbucks, all under one roof.
  • On-site sports facilities include a sports hall, two dance studios, a sports and conditioning room and a fitness suite with over 80 stations.
  • The Library contains over 300,000 books and journals plus millions in a digital format, and is open 24/7 during term-time. The Library also offers 500 PCs and Macs and a laptop loan service. There is free Wi-Fi across campus.
  • Other facilities include a recording studio, law court, radio and TV studios, and the award-winning Canalside studios – where games are produced for paying clients. Students also have access to the university Health Centre, a podiatry clinic and a branch of Santander Bank.

Disability Services

  • The Disability Services team works alongside students with a range of disabilities and long-term conditions. It offers confidential advice and guidance and encourages students to discuss their specific requirements so appropriate support can be put in place.
  • Support can include adjustments for teaching and assessments, connecting students with support workers, help with Disabled Students’ Allowance applications and help with access to other services and facilities at the university.

Students' Union

  • The Students’ Union (SU) is led by students for students, providing an independent voice concerned only with looking after students’ interests.
  • The SU organises a range of events throughout the year, including Freshers’ Week, Varsity, and its ‘Give it a go’ programme, where students can join in on one-off activities and trips.
  • The Union oversees around 100 Sports Club and Societies, with societies ranging from Belly Dancing and Musical Theatre to 3D Printing, while Sports Clubs cover cheerleading, rugby, boxing and horse riding, to name a few.
  • It also offers advice services and support with accommodation, as well as opportunities to get involved in campaigning and volunteering.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The university's JobShop advertises good quality vacancies for students and graduates, including part-time jobs and summer schemes. JobShop is available both online via the Careers website, and in the form of the JobShop wall in the careers centre.
  • There are also options to work (part-time) for the university itself, with paid roles including Student Ambassadors, Library Student Helpers and Welcome Desk staff.

Careers Guidance

  • The university has its own Careers and Employability Service. Guidance appointments or drop-in sessions are available with professional Careers Advisors, where students can get support and advice on all aspects of the job hunt, from writing a CV and cover letter to preparing for an interview.
  • There are also regular careers workshops and fairs, and the Jobshop, where Students can look for part-time and holiday work, as well as Graduate opportunities.

Student Mix

Student population

Small
<5,000
Medium
5,000–10,000
Large
>10,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 77%
  • Postgraduate 23%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 77%
  • Part Time 23%

Where students come from

  • UK 84%
  • EU 4%
  • Other 12%

Student gender

  • Male 43%
  • Female 57%

History

  • The university has a long history from its founding as the Young Men’s Mental Improvement Society in 1841, eventually becoming Huddersfield Polytechnic in 1970.
  • In 1992, approval was granted by the Queen's Privy Council for the Polytechnic to become the University of Huddersfield.
  • Current Vice-Chancellor Professor Bob Cryan CBE was appointed in 2007, a catalyst for the recent rapid development work at the university as well as the improvement in academic and financial performance which is still on-going.
  • In 2013 Huddersfield received the Times Higher Education University of the Year Award, a prestigious award which highlighted the university’s outstanding record for student satisfaction and employability.

Notable Alumni

  • Sir George Buckley – formerly Chairman, President and CEO of multinational conglomerate 3M.
  • Kavita Oberoi OBE – founded her own business healthcare consultancy Oberoi Consulting in 2001, and was awarded an OBE for services to entrepreneurship and start-up businesses in 2014.
  • Matt Roberts – TV presenter best known for BBC Sport and Eurosport's Moto GP motorcycle racing coverage.
  • Robbie Hunter Paul – former New Zealand international rugby league player, along with periods at Bradford Bulls and Huddersfield Giants. Currently Managing Director for sports marketing company TXM Sports Ltd.
  • Natalie Gavin – actress appearing in several British TV dramas and comedies, including Prisoners’ Wives, Shameless and The Syndicate.
  • Sir John Andrew Harman – former Chairman of the Environment Agency and former leader of Kirklees Council, knighted in 1997 for services to local government and the environment.
  • Katy Lilley – Global Marketing Manager at the oral division of GlaxoSmithKline.
  • Adil Ray – actor and radio and TV presenter, best known for BBC1 comedy Citizen Khan.
  • Sally Nugent – journalist and presenter at BBC News.

Further Details

Address University of Huddersfield
Queensgate
Huddersfield
HD1 3DH
UCAS Code H60