United Kingdom

University of Huddersfield

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Rank 601 Location United Kingdom Established 1992 International Students 20,000
Famous Courses BSc (Hons), MMath, BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MSci, MChem, MComp, BEng (Hons), MEng, LLB (Hons), MPhys, MSc, LLM, MBA, MA, MSc, MRes, PGCE, PGCert, PGDip International Fees £17,000

University of Huddersfield UK

Huddersfield University (formerly known as Huddersfield College) is a public research university in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. It has been a university since 1992, but its roots may be traced back to a number of 19th-century institutions. It has prioritised teaching quality, gaining the inaugural Higher Education Academy Global Teaching Excellence Award and earning a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold Award both in 2017. It was tied for first place in England in terms of the proportion of its staff with a teaching qualification in 2020.

Huddersfield University was founded in 1825 and is a founding member of the Northern Consortium as well as a member of the Yorkshire Universities. It is housed on a single campus in the north of England, just outside of the city.

At the 2012 Times Higher Education Awards, the University was named Entrepreneurial University of the Year, and at the 2013 Times Higher Education Awards, it was named University of the Year. Many courses provide a'sandwich' option involving a work placement with a variety of partner employers, and it has been recognised for its graduate employment scores.Human and health sciences are the most popular courses, and the University often scores best in these and other vocational areas like as social work, teaching, engineering, and music because of its technological background. Sir Patrick Stewart of Star Trek renown is the University's Chancellor, and he has also taught acting master classes to students.

Services for international students

Students arriving at Manchester International Airport can use the University of Huddersfield's 'Meet & Greet' service, which includes transportation to Huddersfield. A series of events has been organised to assist overseas students in registering with the university, registering with all appropriate authorities, meeting other new students, learning more about their course, and becoming comfortable with the campus and area. An orientation event is an informal gathering where prospective overseas students can connect in a casual setting. It's also a chance to ask university support workers any questions that may have come up during the registration process.

In addition, the Students' Union organises a variety of day trips for overseas students, giving them the opportunity to experience more of the UK while they are studying. This is in collaboration with the university's numerous international societies. For overseas students, the International Study Centre (ISC) offers degree preparatory courses that last up to a year before and throughout their studies. Students who desire or need to enhance their English score before entering a course can take pre-sessional English courses.


  • In the Times University Guide 2022, it is ranked 75th, and in the Guardian University Guide 2022, it is ranked 54th.
  • The University of Huddersfield has previously won the Times University of the Year Award and the Times Entrepreneurial University of the Year Award. The Foreign Student Barometer ranked it first in the country for international student satisfaction in 2011.
  • Following the previous Research Excellence Framework review in 2014, Huddersfield boosted its total percentage of world-leading research submitted to 15% in 2014, up from 6% in 2008.


The University recommends the Storthes Hall Park Student Village and Ashenhurst Student Houses, both of which are privately owned and run. Storthes Hall is located in parks to the south of town and offers en-suite single, double, and handicapped bedrooms in shared flats of six to eight students, which are specifically built for first-year students.

Ashenhurst Homes are located in the woods near campus and offer 279 single rooms in shared houses of six to eight students, all with shared amenities such as a community lounge and kitchen/dining area.


Queensgate, the main campus, is located south-east of Huddersfield town centre. Huddersfield is a historic market town in West Yorkshire, located 310 kilometres north of London and 16.6 kilometres south of the nearest metropolis, Bradford. It is the UK's tenth largest town and has one of the highest concentrations of listed buildings.


  • Dr Tsitsi Chituku - Inspirational Woman of the Year Award 2015 at the Zimbabwe International Women’s Awards
  • Daniel Kelly - founder of May-Contain (an allergy blog and podcast) and the first-ever Youth Ambassador for the Anaphylaxis Campaign Charity.
  • Sian Gabbidon - celebrity favourite swim and loungewear label.
  • Megan Ellaby- BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion 2014.
  • Paula Maguire - BSc (Hons) Midwifery Studies 2013
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Under graduate

  • Economics BSc(Hons)
  • Economics with Financial Services BSc(Hons)
  • Economics and Mathematics BSc(Hons)
  • Economics and History BA(Hons)
  • Early Childhood and Education BA(Hons)
  • Early Childhood Education and Care BA(Hons)

Post graduate

  • Economics and Econometrics (MSc by Research)
  • Economics and Econometrics (PhD)
  • Education (PhD)
  • Education (MA by Research)
  • Engineering (MSc by Research)
  • Engineering (PhD)

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Events From To
Autumn Registration 20 September 2021 24 September 2021
Teaching  27 September 2021 17 December 2021
Christmas break  18 December 2021 8 January 2022 
Spring Semester  10 January 2022 8 April 2022
Summer Semester 2 May 2022 22 July 2022 


£2,000 for each academic year BA, BSc, BEng, MA, MSc, MBA' are all eligible programmes. Automatically taken into account (no application required) You must be a self-funded foreign student paying full international costs. For Masters with Placement or Professional Practice Programs, the scholarship is not accessible.
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