University of Hertfordshire Entry Requirements & Scholarships | Student Connect

University of Hertfordshire

Based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, the 

University of Hertfordshire is one of the most reputed public universities in the UK. Ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years, the university traces its history to

Hatfield Technical College which was founded in 1948. In 1992, it was

granted university status and renamed as the University of Hertfordshire.

Home to over 25,000 students and almost 3000 staff, the university also has a strong representation of international students with more than 5,200 students from over 100 countries choosing the University of Hertfordshire for pursuing their higher studies.

UOF is based out of two campus, the College Lane Campus, and de Havilland Campus. College Lane is the primary campus and houses the Learning Resource Centre, Hertfordshire Intensive Care & Emergency Simulation Centre along with a range of research and teaching laboratories. Opened in 2003, The £120 million de Havilland campus is themed around law and business courses. It houses the Hertfordshire Sports Village and Weston Auditorium.

It offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses along with over 40 industry accredited courses.

The nine schools are Hertfordshire Business School, Computer Science, Creative Arts, Education, Health and Social Work, Humanities, Hertfordshire Law School, Life and Medical Sciences, Physics, Engineering and Computer Science and Hertfordshire Higher Education Consortium.

Multi-million pound investments into university facilities including several new and refurbished buildings, research facilities and state of the art technology including mock law court and flight simulation suites to enhance the teaching, learning and overall student experience.£7.7million Forum renovation offers collaborative teaching space and supports flexible learning styles,

The university is committed in its effort to conduct collaborative, multidisciplinary research organized within six themes, namely, Food; Global Economy; Health and Wellbeing; Heritage, Cultures and Communities; Information and Security; and Space.

Why study at University of Hertfordshire?

  • High rate of graduate employment with 96.5% of University students are in work or further study six months after graduating.

  • 90% of research submitted was judged to be of international quality by the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

  • Funding of over

    £11,222 are available for postgraduate students.

  • Placement opportunities through strong industry connections with over 1,700 businesses and industrial placements.

  • Awarded Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for outstanding teaching quality and academic curriculum design.

  • Committed to creating an inspiring, cutting-edge campus with recent developments like the £2.5m

    Enterprise Hub

    Institute of Sport


  • The university is a designated University Enterprise Zone and offers extensive support to both big and small business, locally and nationally.

  • Offers a wide range of scholarships, financial assistance and bursary like Deloitte’s 5 Million Future programme.

  • Ranked #1 in the UK and #22 globally in the Annual Top 50 Creative media and entertainment schools and colleges in the world by The Rookies.

  • Awarded the Best 2D animation school in the UK and ranked 1st for production excellence in 2D animation and 2nd in best game design and development school in the UK by the Rookies.

  • High quality teaching delivered by experienced lecturers and industry experts and in collaboration with industry partners like Warner Brothers, Sega and Elstree Studios.

  • Hertfordshire Business School has been awarded the Small Business Charter for engagement with local community.

  • Hertfordshire Business School offers ‘sandwich degree’, startup bootcamps and a variety of one-off workshops and seminars.

  • Surrounded by parks, recreational areas and just 25-minute train ride to London.

  • Dedicated Careers and Employment Service along with Employability platform Handshake offers access to the latest job opportunities, career events and workshops, appointments with expert careers and enterprise advisers.

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Degrees

A Level

The entry requirements for undergraduate degrees are given generally in UCAS Tariff points and you'll need at least two A levels (or equivalent qualification) to begin an undergraduate degree programme or at least one for a foundation degree.

T Level

The University of Hertfordshire welcomes the new T Level qualification for September 2022 entry for some courses.


Most courses require GCSE Mathematics and English Language at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the old grading structure) and Science or Double Science where individually specified (or equivalent qualifications).

Please note that some courses may have different requirements but these will be listed on the individual course pages.

Postgraduate Degrees

Most of our taught postgraduate and research degrees have entry requirements specific to the course. You can view these on the online prospectus page for each individual course.

However, below is some general guidance on our entry requirements for postgraduate study.

Master's degrees

  • Most taught Master's degrees require you to hold an Honours degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Detailed entry requirements for the degree you want to apply for can be found in the course description.
  • If you have prior higher education or equivalent work experience, we  may be able to take this into account and allow you to enter your chosen course at an advanced level.

Research Degrees

  • You should normally hold a first or upper second class Honours degree in the proposed study area in order to register for any form of research degree.
  • We are, however, pleased to consider applicants who can demonstrate their capability by means of publications or employment responsibilities.
  • If you are an international student, for research degrees you would normally need an IELTS score of 6.5.

University English Language Requirements

We require you to demonstrate your English language proficiency before an unconditional offer will be made to you. For the majority of our courses, we accept the following tests

  • GCSE English Language
  • IGCSE English
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Score of 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in any band) for undergraduate or 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in any band) for postgraduate
  • Cambridge English Qualifications
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT
  • Local English language qualifications including Indian Standard XII English Language (65% undergraduate/70% to 75% postgraduate)

This is not an exhaustive list. Please refer to the UKVI for a full list of approved English language tests.

IELTS, PTE and TOEFL tests are valid for 2 years and must be valid up to the date the CAS (Certificate of Acceptance for Studies) is issued.

The following courses have a different English language requirement:

IELTS 6.5 (minimum band scores also apply)

  • All postgraduate Business courses
  • All undergraduate and postgraduate Humanities courses
  • All postgraduate Art, Design, Film, Music and Media courses
  • All undergraduate and postgraduate Nursing courses
  • All undergraduate and postgraduate Social Work courses
  • Most courses in the School of Health and Emergency professions
  • BSc Nutrition
  • BSc Pharmaceutical Science
  • MPharm
  • MSc Biotechnology
  • MSc Pharmacology
  • MSc Molecular Biology
  • MSc Environmental Management
  • MSc Business Psychology
  • MSc Psychology
  • All postgraduate education programmes

IELTS 7.0 (minimum band scores also apply)

  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • BSc Dietetics
  • MSc Social Work
  • MSc Advancing Pharmacy Practice
  • MSc Organisational Psychology
  • Clinical MD (General Internal Medicine) - Pathway 1

IELTS 7.5 (minimum band scores also apply)

  • Clinical MD (General Internal Medicine) - Pathway 2


Scholarship Opportunities for International Students (September 2021)

Global Scholarships

  • Chancellor's International Scholarship

  • Chevening Scholarship

  • 20% Alumni Discount

  • 20% Study Abroad Discount

  • Sports Scholarships

South Asia

  • South Asian Government Scholarships

  • Goa Education Trust scholarships

  • Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation loan scholarships

  • Aga Khan Foundation

East Asia and South East Asia

  • East & SE Asian Government Scholarships

  • PETRONAS Education Scholarships

  • LPDP (Indonesia Endowment for Education)

  • Brunei Shell Petroleum scholarships



and the Americas

  • European/Americas Government Scholarships

  • TUK-TAM Foundation

  • Entente Cordiale scholarships

  • SOCAR scholarships

  • Scholarships

  • Becas Chile (CONICYT)

  • Colfuturo scholarships and loans

  • CONACYT scholarships

  • Santander Latin America Scholarships

  • Fulbright Awards

*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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