University of Bedfordshire

www.beds.ac.uk

About University of Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire was established in August 2006 by order of the Privy Council, following the merger between the University of Luton and De Montfort University’s Bedford campus.

The University of Bedfordshire is the largest higher education institution in the county, providing excellent opportunities for more people to access top quality higher education.We work closely with employers on our curriculum, while forging close links with UK companies to provide a broad range of training and accredited industry courses.

With large campuses in Luton and Bedford, the University is the single, major provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education in Bedfordshire.University of Bedfordshire graduates enjoy excellent employment rates, with 92% in work or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2012).

More than three-quarters of students at the University of Bedfordshire benefited from a bursary or scholarship in the 2010-2011 academic year. The University provided financial help to 76.3 per cent of its students – spending a total of £3.8 million. It makes the University the 4th most generous among all universities in the country for providing financial support to its students. (OFFA and HEFCE joint report 2012) The Government’s higher education quality watchdog, the Quality Assurance Agency, awarded Bedfordshire top marks in its most recent audit (2009)

University Rankings

This Year / Last Year

The Sunday Times

108/123115/121

The Guardian

98/121113/119

The Complete University Guide

109/129120/127

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    University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, LU1 3JU

    Telephone: 01582 734111
    Email: admissions@beds.ac.uk
    Website: www.beds.ac.uk

    Stats and Facts *

    Total Postgraduate Students:

    3,455

    Total Undergraduate Students:

    10,945

    Total Non-UK Students:

    2,605

    Total Part Time Students:

    4,185

    Total Full Time Students:

    10,215

    Total Student Population:

    14,400

    * Based on 2016 HESA Figures

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