University of Huddersfield

Huddersfield, England


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.

60 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1992
Size Large
18,280 Students


3 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Studies (Language, Literature and Linguistics)
  • Health Professions
  • Hospitality and Culinary
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Recreation, Sports and Fitness Studies
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
Deadlines and Important Dates
Deadline of application via UCAS for majority of undergraduate courses

Cost and Scholarships

£ 15,000
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available

Need based
Merit Based


Scholarships for new international undergraduate
Total Worth £2,000
Eligibility and Requirements Must be an international self-funded student paying full overseas fees
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --
EU Undergraduate Scholarship
Total Worth £1000
Eligibility and Requirements EU students
Available for International Students No
Application Deadline --