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University of Gloucestershire

Home to over 15,000 students and 1,500 faculty members, the University of Gloucestershire is one of the most reputed centers of higher education in the UK. Guided by its motto, In Spirit and In Truth, the university is committed in its endeavor to improve life chances, challenge unsustainable thinking, and reduce its environmental footprint.

The history of the university can be traced back to Cheltenham Mechanics' Institute and the Cheltenham Training College, established in mid 1850s. It received the university status in 2001. 

Offering over 80 undergraduate, 57 postgraduate and 20 research degree courses, the university comprises of eight Schools of Study, namely, School of Art and Design, School of Business and Technology, School of Education, School of Health and Social Care, School of Liberal and Performing Arts, School of Media, School of Natural and Social Sciences, and the School of Sport and Exercise. 

The university is spread across three campus - two campus in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester.

The Park campus in Cheltenham is the largest campus and the administrative center of the university. Francis Close Hall campus is located close to Cheltenham's town Centre. The Centre for Art and Photography is located close to Francis Close Hall campus.

Located in Gloucester, Oxstalls campus boasts of a transformational and vibrant campus. It boasts of an investment of £1.8 million for the Performing Arts Centre and £20 million investment into the new School of Business and Technology.

The university is recognized for producing world-leading research Sport. Six areas of research priority are Exercise, Health & Wellbeing, Environmental Dynamics & Governance, Applied Business Research, Being Human: Past, Present & Future, Innovation, Design & Technology and Learning & Professional Contexts

Notable alumni of the university include TV presenter Adam Buxton, director Lewis Arnold, and Turner-prize nominated artist Cornelia Parker.

Why study at University of Gloucestershire?

  • 92% of graduates are in employment or further study within 15 months of completing their course - Graduate Outcomes Survey (2021).
  • Your Future Plan is a specialized program designed to assist undergraduate students with personalized career support and guidance.
  • Degreeplus initiative offers opportunity for students to increase their employability quotient through volunteering, entrepreneurship, and internships.
  • Over 4,000 placements and internship opportunities globally, focusing on skill development learning and gaining of meaningful work experience.
  • Financial support such as the Care Leavers Scholarship, Music Scholarship, Partnership Bursary, Sports Excellence Funds.
  • Sports scholarships are also offered in association with by the Rugby Football Union, the Football Association, England Netball, and the English Cricket Board.
  • HelpZones offer advice, support, or assistance for any student related issues.
  • Investment of over £7 million to support enterprise, business development and business support services from funding secured with partnership from GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership.
  • Only university in the UK to own a professional rugby league team, the University of Gloucestershire All Golds and is also the Centre of Excellence for elite women's rugby sevens.
  • UK’s most Sustainable University, actively committed to protecting the planet through smart living, research and community actions.
  • The Enterprise Hubs are specifically designed to offer creative and entrepreneurial guidance to business collaborating with university graduates, including offering physical and virtual support.

Entry Requirements


  • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis


  • 112 UCAS tariff points, BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or a Merit in your T-Level.
  • If you are using a combination of qualifications to achieve the required UCAS tariff points, they must either include at least 2 A levels, a BTEC or an equivalent qualification.
  • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

  • 104 – 120 UCAS tariff points, BCC – BBB at A levels, MMM – DDM at BTEC, or a Merit in your T-Level.

    If you are using a combination of qualifications to achieve the required UCAS tariff points, they must either include at least 2 A levels, a BTEC or an equivalent qualification.

Postgraduate Taught:

  • You should hold at least a  2.2 Bachelors degree with honours.

  • Application without a bachelors degree but with significant relevant industry experience.

  • We will consider a comparable professional or postgraduate qualification.

IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum all components):

  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Accepted English Courses:

– UKVI IELTS (Academic) – IELTS Consortium

– Integrated Skills in English (ISE) – Trinity College London 

– LanguageCert International ESOL SELT

– Skills for English UKVI – PSI Services

IELTS Academic Test (non-UKVI) (AND IELTS Indicator Online test for 2021/22 entry):

Undergraduate ExceptionsUndergraduate ExceptionsUndergraduate Exceptions
Course levelMost bachelor degree courses (Level 4, 5 & 6 entry)BA (Hons) Paramedic Science
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
BSc (Hons) Social Work
BA (Hons) Nursing (Adult)
BA (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health)
BSc Journalism & Sports Journalism
Bachelor Degree CoursesIELTS 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any bandIELTS 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in any componentIELTS 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in writing and no less than 7.0 in any other component

Occupational English Test
(OET) also accepted with
grade B in each section
IELTS 7.0 overall with no
less than 7.5 in writing
and no less than 7.0 in
any other component
Course LevelPostgraduate Taught coursesExceptions: Postgraduate Taught coursesPostgraduate Research courses
Postgraduate CoursesIELTS 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any componentMA Communications, Media & PR IELTS 6.5 overall with no less than 6 in any other component

MSc Human Resource Management IELTS 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in writing

MA Social Work IELTS 7.0 overall with no less than 7.0 in any component
IELTS 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in any other component


Fee Waivers, Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards for 2022/23:

  • Michael Perham Sanctuary Scholarship
  • Financial Assistance Fund
  • PGCE Funding
  • Care Leavers Scholarship
  • Sport Scholarships
  • Financial Assistance Fund
  • Your Future Plan Work Experience Bursary
  • University Endowment Fund Bursaries

Academic Merit Scholarship 2022/23:

The University of Gloucestershire Academic Merit Scholarship is a grades-based award, designed to reward academic merit.

We hope to encourage those who receive the award to maintain a high level of academic achievement. Each scholarship is worth up to £1200, in the form of £400 annually for up to three academic years.

To be eligible for this new scholarship, students will need to achieve a certain standard in their Level 3 results (128 tariff points or more from at least three full A-levels or equivalent on enrolment), then continue to do well in each year of study.

Fee Waivers, Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards for 2021/22:

  • Academic Merit Scholarship
  • Care Leavers Scholarship
  • PGCE funding
  • Michael Perham ​Sanctuary scholarship
  • Michael Perham ​Sanctuary scholarship application form
  • Sport Scholarships
  • Your Future Plan Work Experience Bursary
  • University Endowment Fund Bursaries

Other Scholarship Programmes:

  • Undergraduate and PGCE Funding.
  • International Scholarships and Awards.
  • International Grant Award.
  • EU Grant Award.
  • International Undergraduate Scholarship (IUS).
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship (IPS)

Alumni Award:

Students who have successfully completed a University of Gloucestershire undergraduate degree in 2021/22 and opt to study a postgraduate master’s degree or postgraduate diploma in the academic year 2022/23, will receive a 20% discount off the course tuition fee.

Students who completed their undergraduate course in 2020/21 or earlier will receive a 10% discount.

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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