The University of Huddersfield (informally Huddersfield University) is a public university located in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. It has been a University since 1992, but has its origins in a series of institutions dating back to the 19th century. It has made teaching quality a particular focus of its activities, winning the inaugural Higher Education Academy Global Teaching Excellence Award, and achieving a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold Award, both in 2017.
The university is organised into the following academic schools: Applied Sciences, Art, Design and Architecture, Computing and Engineering, Education and Professional Development, Business, Human and Health Sciences and Music, Humanities and Media.
The University has world-leading applied research groups in biomedical sciences, engineering and physical sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities. It has quadrupled its research income and its number of postgraduate researchers in recent years.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, the University of Huddersfield achieved its best ever result. It rose to 68th in the UK Research Power league table, having been placed 97th in the 2008 REF.
More University of Huddersfield academics, 262, were entered than in any previous cycle, and the proportion of world leading research submitted increased to 15%.
The University also host the MIAMI facilities, a world-class laboratory addressed to materials sciences investigations and energy studies.
The University has developed a significant association with the Royal family in recent years, in particular with the appointment of HRH The Duke of York as Patron in 2013 and later Chancellor in 2015. The University’s centre for young entrepreneurs is named for the Duke, and was opened by him in 2013. It is situated on the first floor of the Buckley Innovation Centre, across Firth Street from the main campus.
The Duke’s former wife, Sarah, Duchess of York, was in 2016 given the title of Visiting Professor of Philanthropreneurship. Their elder daughter, Princess Beatrice, has also visited the University to meet students and view their work.
The Queen visited the campus in 2007 to lay the foundation stone of the Creative Arts Building. Other royals to have visited the University in the years since include the Princess Royal, who in 2015 opened the new Student Central building, the Duke of Kent and the Duke of Gloucester.
The Prince of Wales visited University Campus Barnsley in 2012.
|Eligibility and Requirements||Must be an international self-funded student paying full overseas fees|
|Available for International Students||Yes|
|Eligibility and Requirements||EU students|
|Available for International Students||No|