University of Huddersfield
Welcome to University of Huddersfield
The University of Huddersfield can trace its roots back to 1825. We have grown to become an award-winning, successful, innovative and modern provider of higher education.
Huddersfield is Pennine Yorkshire at its best and the perfect backdrop to the University campus. All buildings are located around this one main campus, with everything you need just minutes away. This cosmopolitan town offers great shopping, fun nightlife, exciting festivals, sporting legends and friendly people who love to chat! Make a friend here and you’ve got them for life.
Since 2010, almost £80m has been invested in new buildings making our campus a more exciting, inspiring place to learn. Huddersfield also has a vibrant social scene and a very active Students’ Union with more than 110 clubs and societies.
Why do over 23,000 students choose to study at Huddersfield?
The University of Huddersfield is a growing centre of research and excellence. Huddersfield is the only University where 100% of the permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.*
We are a top 10 University in England for paid work placement years in industry (HESA 14/15). 100% of our students have the opportunity to undertake professional work experience during their studies.
We have an impressive record for graduate employment, with 94.6% of our undergraduate students going on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers Survey 2013/14).
* permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.
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Courses and fees
The minimum entry requirements for first degree courses are detailed below, however you will also need to check the entry requirements for each specific course as these do vary. You can find out more using our course finder: hud.ac.uk/courses/
Minimum entry requirements:
- Passes in five subjects at GCE/VCE/GSCE which must include two subjects at A2 level.
- A Scottish Certificate of Education with: - Passes in five subjects, three at Higher Grade or – Passes in four subjects, all at Higher Grade.
- A National Certificate or Diploma awarded by Edexcel Foundation (formerly BTEC).
- A European Baccalaureate.
- An International Baccalaureate.
- Advanced Diploma.
- Access to HE Diploma.
- The Irish Leaving Certificate with grade C or above in four subjects at Higher Level.
All of our international applications are considered on an individual basis and our normal entry criteria applies to all international students. Requirements may vary between programmes though and you are advised to check these carefully before applying. We do also have English language requirements for any degree.
Our 2016-17 undergraduate fees are £9,000 per year with any placement years charged at £750 to cover the cost of tutor support and admin during the year. The Government provides UK students with a tuition fee loan meaning that there are no up-front fees and nothing to pay until after you leave university and get a job. Find out more about fees and finance: http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/feesandfinance/
UK & EU postgraduate study, fees start at £4,950. International student fees start at £12,500, again, depending on the course.
For a full breakdown of tuition fees, please consult the universities website.
In terms of funding, UK undergraduates are eligible for the Huddersfield Scholarship, of £1,000 for your first year of study. For International students, there are several scholarships offered by the university and third parties. For a full breakdown and terms and conditions, please consult the universities website.
We have an impressive record for graduate employment, with 94.6% of our undergraduate students going on to work and/or further study within six months of graduating.
Situated in the heart of Yorkshire between the cities of Leeds and Manchester, Huddersfield is one of the largest towns in the UK. Just five minutes’ drive in almost any direction out of the town centre will lead you to a picturesque setting with rolling hills and sweeping countryside.
Library and study facilities
Our Library is pretty special. It contains around 330,000 books and journals in print form and literally millions in digital format. We also have our online library resource, Summon, a quick and easy tool to help find what you’re looking for. There are friendly staff and student helpers on hand if you need any help or have questions. We’ve also created spaces to reflect the way you work, whether this be collaboratively, quietly, plugged into a screen or with room to spread out and think.
The University has WiFi coverage across the campus with a single log-in for all students. You’ll also be able to access a huge storage area for your work whether you are on or off campus.
Our Library contains over 500 state-of-the-art PCs and Macs and you can even rent out one of our 70 laptops available 24 hours a day.
Our Careers Service team will support you to help get your dream job once you graduate, pop in for free, impartial advice. The Job Shop provides details on the latest part-time vacancies and work experience that can be flexible around your studies.
Student Central is the hub of the University campus. There is everything you need all conveniently located within one building from food outlets to meet friends for lunch, to the careers service and the Job Shop. iPoint are our friendly team based in the entrance of Student Central, they are on hand to answer any questions you may have. The Students’ Union is located on the upper floor of Student Central where you can find clubs, societies and volunteering opportunities. Downstairs you’ll find our modern gym, fitted out with top-of-the-range equipment and a jam-packed health and fitness timetable.
You’ll find the Students’ Union at the heart of Student Central with the services and support you need to enhance your experience at Huddersfield. The SU is home to over 110 sports clubs and societies so whether you’re an aspiring athlete or a Harry Potter enthusiast there really is something for everyone. Within the SU you’ll also find the Advice Centre offering free, impartial and confidential advice on anything from welfare issues and financial advice to academic support and housing information.
The SU also puts on a number of headline events throughout the year such as Freshers’ Festival, Bonfire Night and Varsity. There is also the ‘Give it a Go’ programme where students can go on trips to Europe and days out across the UK. These sessions and events are designed so your time at Huddersfield can be as fulfilling and rewarding as possible.
Medical & welfare services
We have a dedicated Wellbeing Service along with the University Faith Centre and University Health Centre. Our Wellbeing Service is here for any student with concern or difficulties and who needs someone to talk to. We offer one-to-one appointments, advice and support in managing mental health, counselling and support groups.
Our disability support service also have a dedicated team of advisors who’ll get to know you and your needs to make sure the right support is in place.
Halls of residence
All of our accommodation is provided through DIGS Student, a privately owned company that specialises in providing high quality, affordable accommodation and who are our preferred, recommended and approved accommodation providers.
Storthes Hall Park Student Village
Storthes Hall Park Student Village is the largest student community in Huddersfield with over 1,300 residents. It’s a great location for freshers with a lively environment and a beautiful location. Each bedroom has en-suite facilities and you’ll find a range of room types and sizes to suit all budgets and needs.
The Venue – the on-site events centre – hosts regular theme nights and an on-site gym means you’ll never be stuck for something to do.
Commuting to the University is easy with a regular shuttle bus running between the campus and Storthes Hall seven days a week.
Ashenhurst is perfect for those students looking for something a little quieter and is within walking distance of the University. The communal houses provide the experience of a private let with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities but with the added security of being part of the DIGS community. Ashenhurst is located within beautiful parkland with lots of outside space for sports and BBQ’s and residents can also access the activities and facilities at Storthes Hall Park Student Village.
Other housing options
Huddersfield Students’ Union have a dedicated service for current students who are looking to arrange their own accommodation no matter what year of your study you are in. Hudlets are based within Student Central and are available throughout the summer. They can offer impartial advice about your housing options and also offer support and guidance when you are looking for your own accommodation.
Why come to an open day?
There is nothing quite like a visit to the campus to get a feel for what studying with us is really like. It’s a great chance to look at the facilities, talk to staff and current students from the courses you are interested in and find out about those key things that matter to you.
What are undergraduate open days like?
The undergraduate Open Day is a chance to find out all you need to know from detailed information on courses and accommodation to what it’s like to live and socialise in Huddersfield. You’ll be able to attend campus and accommodation tours run by our current students and DIGS Student to see where you’ll be living and learning. Through our subject talks and demonstrations you’ll be able to see our teaching facilities and meet the lecturers. The Open Day is also a chance for you to chat with current students to get an insight into what University life is really like in Huddersfield.
What are postgraduate open days like?
Our Postgraduate Study Fairs are your chance to chat with staff and current students and get the answers to all your questions. We hold a daytime and evening session so that you can come along at a time that suits you. You’ll be able to find out about fees and finance and talk to staff about how a postgraduate degree can help boost your career prospects. There are also various talks throughout the day so you can find out about the many study options open to you and the issues to consider so that you can decide which route is right for you. Current students will also be on hand to offer any advice on study/life balance and will also be able to show you round the campus and the excellent facilities available to you.
How to get to the University
Huddersfield is located between Leeds and Manchester and has excellent transport links. To find out more information on how to get to the campus via car, bus, train or plane please use the following link: http://www.hud.ac.uk/about/maps/
2016/2017 Term Dates
- Induction & Registration – Monday 19 - Friday 23 September
- First Term – Monday 26 September - Friday 16 December
- Spring Term – Monday 9 January - Friday 7 April
- Summer Term – Monday 1 May - Friday 21 July
To ensure you have the best possible experience during your time at the University we offer fantastic facilities within a great setting. There are innovative new buildings alongside a working canal, old bridges and sympathetically converted mills. All of our courses have access to state-of-the-art equipment and resources giving you a competitive advantage in the jobs market.
Sports and recreation
You’ll find all of the sports clubs and societies within the Students’ Union and joining a club with people who have the same passion as you is a great way to make new friends. Huddersfield is a very beautiful town and the open countryside is just on your doorstep. Ideal for donning those walking boots and heading off into the hills. For local sights, the views from Castle Hill are breathtaking so it’s well worth the walk up!
For something a little alternative you’ll also find Play World just 2 miles out of the town centre which is a roller skating centre – a great way to bond with new flatmates as well as keeping active and even if you’ve never skated before it’s the ideal place to start.
In and around Huddersfield
Holmfirth is a small town near to Huddersfield and is easy to reach by car or public transport. There are museums and quirky shops and their annual ‘Duck Race’ and Christmas fairs are always great days out.
Huddersfield town centre also holds host to a variety of different events throughout the year including Food and Drink Festivals, Bonfire Night celebrations, open-air cinema weekends and Alternative Markets.
If your calendar still isn’t full, why not book your train tickets and explore some of the rest that Yorkshire has to offer. York, Haworth, Leeds & Manchester are all very accessible and offer alternative cultural and fun days out.
There’s something for everyone in Huddersfield, whether you want to let loose and celebrate, wind-down and chill or soak up some culture. Huddersfield town centre has lots to offer from small, quirky, independent bars to well-known chain restaurants. The Warehouse is our approved Students’ Union bar and has a wide range of food and drink as well as a wonderfully chilled out atmosphere. If you’re looking for something more energetic then the Camel Club offers you chance the party till the early hours. If live performances are more your thing then you’ll find regular open mic and acoustic nights at Bar 1:22 and comedy nights at the Lawrence Batley Theatre.
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