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Study at the University of Bedfordshire


We are proud to be an internationally recognised and award-winning institution with a heritage of quality education going back more than 100 years. We appear in the Times Higher Education World University rankings and are also ranked as one of the top 250 universities in the world under 50 years old in the Young University rankings. At Bedfordshire, we are renowned for our vibrant and cosmopolitan student population that includes more than 20,000 students from over 100 countries.

We are a modern university that believes in nurturing our students to become educated, employable and entrepreneurial global citizens, and offer a wide range of degree courses tailored to meet the needs of our students and providing them with transformational opportunities through access to an excellent educational experience.

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. Graduates of Bedfordshire university are often rated as having good prospects for work or further study.

Quick Summary

  • Established: 2006
  • Students: 9,733(2021)
  • Intl. Student Ratio: 38%
  • Location: University Square, Luton, Bedfordshire
  • Campus: Five ( Luton Campus, Bedford Campus, Aylesbury Campus, Milton Keynes Campus, Putteridge Bury Campus )
  • TEF Ranking: Silver
  • THE Ranking: 81st in the UK (801 – 1000 in the World)

University Details

Subjects Offered

The University of Bedfordshire covers a broad range of subjects at foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Find out more about what they offer and why it’s great to study at the University of Bedfordshire.

  • Accounting and Financial Services
  • Accounting BA (Hons)
  • Advertising and Branding Design
  • Advertising and Marketing Communications BSc (Hons)
  • Behavioural Science in Health
  • Biochemistry BSc (Hons)
  • Biomedical Science BSc
  • Broadcast Journalism BA (Hons)
  • Business Administration
  • Business and Management BA (Hons)
  • Business Economics BSc (Hons)
  • Business Information Systems BSc (Hons)
  • Business Management BSc
  • Business Management with Law BSc (Hons)
  • Clinical Exercise Therapy BSc (Hons)
  • Communication and Reputation Management BSc (Hons)
  • Computer Animation and Visual Effects BSc (Hons)
  • Computer Games Development BSc (Hons)
  • Computer Networking BSc (Hons)

Computer Science

  • Criminology BA (Hons)
  • Cybersecurity BSc (Hons)
  • Economics and Finance
  • Education and TEFL BA (Hons)
  • Education with Psychology BA (Hons)
  • Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)
  • Events Management BSc (Hons)
  • Exercise and Physical Activity for Health
  • Fashion Design BA (Hons)
  • Food and Nutrition Science BSc (Hons)
  • Graphic Design BA (Hons)
  • Health and Social Care BA (Hons)
  • Human Resources Management
  • Illustration BA (Hons)
  • Information and Data Systems BSc (Hons)
  • Information Technology BSc (Hons)
  • Interior Design BA (Hons)
  • International Business BSc (Hons)
  • International Tourism with Hospitality Management BSc (Hons)
  • Journalism

University Ranking (Worldwide)

According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, University of Bedfordshire is ranking at 801- 1000 in the world.

  • Overall: n/a
  • Teaching: 17.2
  • Research: 14.2
  • Citations: 31.8
  • Industry Income: 33.9
  • International Outlook: 78.3 

University Campuses

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.

  • Luton Campus University Square, Luton, LU1 3JU
  • Bedford Campus Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9EA
  • Aylesbury Campus Mandeville, RoadAylesbury, HP21 8AL
  • Milton Keynes Campus 2nd Floor Exchange House, Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 2EA
  • Putteridge Bury Campus Hitchin Road, Luton, LU2 8LE
  • Magee campus
  • London and Birmingham