University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

Summary of University of Bedfordshire

Location Bedford, Luton, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK
Established 2006
Popular majors Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health, Engineering and Technology, Computer Science
International students 32%
School fee £11,500


Overview of the University of Bedfordshire

Previously Luton College of Higher Education, with roots dating back to Luton Modern School, founded in 1908, the University of Bedfordshire has been known by its current name since the University of Luton and De Montfort University’s Bedford campus merged in 2006. It is a modern university with a total of six campuses across the counties of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, offering courses in creative arts, sport, science, social sciences, business and a range of other subjects.

Located in the town centre, the university’s Luton campus is home to seven departments, the students’ union and the Postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development Centre. Housing the Physical Education and Sports Science Centre and a number of lecture theatres and specialist labs, the Bedford campus is 20 minutes from Bedford town centre on foot.  Situated just north east of Luton, the Butterfield Park campus plays a key part in nursing and midwifery courses. A number of the University of Bedfordshire’s health courses take place at its Buckinghamshire campus in the town of Aylesbury.

Graduates of Bedfordshire University are often rated as having good prospects for work or further study. A large proportion of its research output has been considered of an international standard and quality, and the university operates a total of 11 research institutes.

Sports clubs range from badminton and basketball to squash and swimming, while student societies cover a wide range of interests, causes, religions and cultures.

Alumni include Teardrop Explodes keyboardist and Food Records co-founder David Balfe, and former MP Richard Page.

Ranking of the University of Bedfordshire

  • 98 in 2018 by the Guardian
  • 113 in 2019 by the Guardian

Accommodation at the University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire accommodation will give you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live, study and learn with students from many different backgrounds – many of whom will become friends for life. At the Luton campus, they have designated halls for postgraduate and mature students, which offer a quieter living and studying environment, as well as the option of living in single-sex flats.