University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire is a public university in England with campuses in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, England. The university was created in August 2006 following approval by the Privy Council by merging the University of Luton and the Bedford campus of De Montfort University.

It has 15,655 students, including approximately 4,500 international students. It is spread across six campuses: there are four campuses in Bedfordshire in Bedford, and Luton; and two campuses in Buckinghamshire, in Aylesbury for students studying Nursing and Midwifery, and in Milton Keynes, where business studies, electronic engineering, and telecommunications are taught.

The University entered the Research Assessment Exercise in 2008 and achieved a GPA of 2.087 with 34.7% world-leading or internationally excellent.The top units of assessment were in Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Social Work Social Policy and Administration and English Language and Literature. In 2012 it achieved FairTrade status.

University highlights

  •  World-class facilities and wide range of courses
  •  The Guardian University Guide Rankings -102 out of 117
  •  In 2012 the university received a first class award and was ranked 36th out of 145 in the People and Planet Green League 2012 – rising 17 places from the previous year
  •  Scholarships for deserving students
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