University of Bedfordshire
University of Bedfordshire

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University of Bedfordshire Ranking

121

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University of Bedfordshire Location

South England

University of Bedfordshire

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University Ranking

121

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South England

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University of Bedfordshire

Key Information
Location Luton and Bedford, Bedfordshire
Established 2006
Percent International Students 15.4%
Famous For Journalism, Marketing, HR
International Fees £13,400-13,450
Key Information
Location Luton and Bedford, Bedfordshire
Established 2006
Percent International Students 15.4%
Famous For Journalism, Marketing, HR
International Fees £13,400-13,450

Overview

The University of Bedfordshire is based in both Luton and Bedford, two large towns north of London. The University of Bedfordshire has two main campuses in the centre of Luton and on the outskirts of Bedford, both with on-campus accommodation. The University also has two campuses for nursing and midwifery degrees at Butterfield Park on the outskirts of Luton, and at the Buckinghamshire campus at Oxford House in Aylesbury. A fifth site, Putteridge Bury, contains the postgraduate Business School.

24,000 students from over 100 countries study at the University of Bedfordshire and since its foundation in 2006, the University has invested over £130 million in building and redeveloping facilities. The sports facilities were used to host athletes in the London 2012 Olympic Games and will play a role in the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

It is less than an hour away from the capital by car and benefits from direct rail links to many airports including Luton and Heathrow. The University of Bedfordshire was created when the University of Luton and the Bedford campus of De Montfort University merged in 2006.

Services for International Students

The University of Bedfordshire has a dedicated International Office that offers support on issues such as visas, accommodation, travel and events, orientation and induction for new students. There is also a formal Communication Skills course, which deals with academic English, aspects of British university culture and more general study skills.

Every new international student is also given a buddy, a current international student who will help you settle into your new surroundings.

Ranking

  • 121st in the Times University Guide 2017
  • 113th in the Guardian University Guide 2017

Following the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the University of Bedfordshire has more than doubled its amount of world leading research since 2008, while the number of staff judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent in research has quadrupled.

Accommodation

There is a wide variety of accommodation in Luton, ranging from studio apartments to standard rooms in shared flats. Students can also enjoy free access to an on-site gym, 24-hour laundry and 24-hour security. In Bedford, students can choose from two different accommodation options at the Student Village or Liberty Park.

Location

Luton is one of the UK's largest towns, and also one of its most diverse. Over 140 different nationalities make up this vibrant, multicultural society. By contrast, Bedford is a riverside town on a beautiful stretch of the River Great Ouse, surrounded by parks and open spaces.

London is close and easy to reach from both the Luton and Bedford campuses, which are on the same train line into London's St. Pancras station. The journey takes around 40 minutes from Bedford and 22 minutes from Luton on a fast train. London Luton airport is just 4km away from the main Luton campus.

Alumni

  • Maggie Alphonsi –English women's rugby international.
  • Gemma Hunt – TV presenter for BBC.
  • Melvon Odoom – Radio presenter for KISS 100 Breakfast.

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