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Undergraduate Mini Guide 2015 First Edition (March 2014)


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Contents

join a community of

27,200

students more than 2,900 overseas students from 120 countries

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Contents

Contents 4 Five great reasons to study with us 6 Welcome to a new kind of university 8 Our courses 16 Hello Hertfordshire! 18 Our Graduate Attributes 19 Our Student Charter 20 Students’ Union 21 The Forum Hertfordshire

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Our courses 8 Accounting and Finance 8 Art and Design 8 Astrophysics 8 Biology 8 Business and Management 9 Computer Science and IT

13 Journalism 13 Languages 13 Law 13 Mathematics 13 Midwifery 14 Music 14 Nursing 14 Nutrition

22 Supporting you all the way

10 Counselling

14 Paramedic Science

24 All you need for an amazing career

10 Dietetics

26 Love learning, your way

10 Digital Technology

14 Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

27 Let the University come to you, online

10 Economics

28 Study abroad

10 Education

29 A vibrant international community

10 Engineering

30 Choosing your course

11 English

32 How much does student life cost?

11 Environment

34 Extra financial support

12 Extended Degrees

36 See you on campus

12 Film and Media

38 Improving your campus

12 Geography

40 Accommodation

12 History

42 Sports facilities

12 Humanities

14 Philosophy 14 Physics 15 Physiotherapy 15 Psychology 15 Radiography 15 Social Work 15 Sport 15 Teacher Training

44 The location 46 Follow us on Facebook and Twitter 47 Open days 48 How do I apply? 49 Request a prospectus 50 UCAS tariff 51 Terms and conditions

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Five great reasons to study with us

great reasons to study with us 1. Careers and employability Our courses are shaped by the needs of business and industry, giving you the insight and skills employers are looking for. Many courses also give you the chance to spend time on work placement, putting into practice what you’ve learned and building valuable contacts. It’s a competitive market out there, so we can also help you polish up your CV in other ways, whether it’s through volunteering, studying abroad or getting involved with student politics. To find out more please visit go.herts.ac.uk/employability

2. Excellent teaching and research The last Research Assessment Exercise rated eleven of our research areas as world-leading. It also underpins and influences much of our teaching, which has a reputation for excellence. Safe to say, you’re in good hands. To find out more please visit go.herts.ac.uk/research

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Five great reasons to study with us

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3. Fantastic facilities We invest millions to ensure that whether you’re learning in a lab or an editing suite, you’ll be using the latest equipment that you can expect to use in industry. To find out more please visit go.herts.ac.uk/facilities

4. Improving your campus In the last ten years we’ve built the £120m de Havilland Campus, cutting-edge buildings for film and media and health and human sciences, our landmark entertainment venue Forum Hertfordshire and a brand new Law Court building. The next ten years will see us upgrade existing facilities as well as invest in major academic buildings, new student residences and new student services facilities with all services located on one part of the College Lane campus. Importantly, it will be delivered in a sustainable way with the College Lane residences being the country’s first true zero carbon university project. To find out more please visit go.herts.ac.uk/campusdevelopment

5. Location matters Our campuses have a vibrant community spirit and are modern, selfcontained and inspiring places to learn and enjoy student life. You’ll also discover that Hatfield and St Albans have loads to offer, they’re easy to get around and if you’re really stuck for ideas, London’s a short train ride away. To find out more please visit go.herts.ac.uk/placestogo

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Welcome to a new kind of university

We’re within

the top

4

% of all

universities

worldwide

QS World University Rankings 2013-14

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Welcome to a new kind of university

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Welcome to a new kind of university It’s always exciting to welcome talented new students to the University of Hertfordshire where you will have the opportunity to study on our highly respected courses and engage with some of the most inspiring academics in the country.

The creative and entrepreneurial environment within the University is enhanced by our close links with business and the professions. This provides opportunities for work placements and travel which give our graduates a great advantage when entering their chosen career. The quality of our courses is matched by the outstanding facilities of the University and the safe and friendly atmosphere on the campus. I look forward to welcoming you to the University of Hertfordshire where you will join a community of friends and discover a world of opportunity.

Professor Quintin McKellar CBE Vice-Chancellor

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Our courses Our courses

UCAS tariff

UCAS Full-time code fee

Course website

Accounting, BA (Hons)

300

N400

go.herts.ac.uk/N400

Accounting and Finance, BA (Hons)

300

NN43

Accounting Joint Honours, BA (Hons)

300

Finance, BA (Hons)

300

Finance Joint Honours, BA (Hons)

300

Accounting and Finance

N300

£9,000 £9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/NN43

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/HBSJH

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N300

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/HBSJH

Art and Design Contemporary Design Crafts (Ceramics and Glass), BA (Hons)

240

W703

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W703

Contemporary Design Crafts (Jewellery), BA (Hons)

240

W701

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W701

Contemporary Design Crafts (Textiles), BA (Hons)

240

W702

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W702

Fashion, BA (Hons)

240

W230

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W230

Fine Art, BA (Hons)

240

W100

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W100

Foundation Arts Therapies

N/A

N/A

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/CCFTH

Graphic Design and Illustration, BA (Hons)

240

W211

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W211

Industrial Design, BSc (Hons)

240

W241

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W241

Interior Architecture and Design, BA (Hons)

240

W251

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W251

Product Design, BA (Hons)

240

W240

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W240

Astrophysics, BSc (Hons)

320

F501

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/F501

Astrophysics, MPhys

340

F511

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/F511

Biochemistry, BSc (Hons)

280

C1CR

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/C1CR

Biological Sciences, BSc (Hons)

280

C902

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/C902

Biomedical Science, BSc (Hons)

280

B990

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/B990

Healthcare Science (Life Sciences), BSc (Hons)

280

B901

Human Biology Joint Honours, BA/BSc (Hons)

280-320

Molecular Biology, BSc (Hons)

280

Pharmacology, BSc (Hons)

280

Business Administration, BA (Hons)

Astrophysics

Biology

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/B901

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

C1C7

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/C1C7

B210

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/B210

300

N252

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N252

Business Administration (taught online), BA (Hons)

see website

N/A

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/online

Business Administration (Top-Up), BA (Hons)

see website

N251

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N251

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/online

Business and Management

Business Administration (Top-Up) (taught online), BA (Hons) see website N/A

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Dependent on subject combination Open programme


Our courses Our courses

UCAS tariff

UCAS Full-time Course website code fee

Business and Sport Management (taught online) (sports professionals only), BSc (Hons) (subject to validation)

see website

N/A

Business School Joint Honours, BA (Hons)

300

Business Studies, BA (Hons)

300

Event Management, BA (Hons)

300

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/ontopform

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/HBSJH

N100

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N100

N820

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N820

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/HBSJH

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N600

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/HBSJH

Event Management Joint Honours, BA (Hons)

300

Human Resources Management, BA (Hons)

280

Human Resources Management Joint Honours, BA (Hons)

280

IT Management for Business (ITMB), BSc (Hons)

280

GN52

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/GN52

International IT Management for Business (IITMB), BSc (Hons)

280

GN5F

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/GN5F

International Business, BA (Hons)

300

N120

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N120

International Management (Dual Award), BA (Hons)

300

N290

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N290

Management, BA (Hons)

300

N201

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N201

Marketing, BA (Hons)

300

N500

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N500

Marketing Joint Honours, BA (Hons)

300

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/HBSJH

Marketing with Advertising, BA (Hons)

300

N590

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N590

Marketing with Fashion, BA (Hons)

300

N5W2

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N5W2

Tourism Management, BA (Hons)

280

N800

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N800

International Tourism Management, BA (Hons)

280

N830

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N830

260

G400

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/G400

N600

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Computer Science and IT Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Computer Science (taught online), BSc (Hons)

see website

N/A

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/online

Computer Science, MEng

300

G402

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/G402

Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), BSc (Hons)

260

GG47

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/GG47

Computer Science (Networks), BSc (Hons)

260

G491

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/G491

Computer Science (Software Engineering), BSc (Hons)

260

GG46

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/GG46

Computing Joint Honours, BA/BSc (Hons)

260-320

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

Information Technology, BSc (Hons)

260

G501

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/G501

Information Technology (taught online), BSc (Hons)

see website

N/A

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/online

Computer Science/Information Technology (Direct Entry), BSc (Hons)

N/A

G403

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/G403

Computer Science/Information Technology (Direct Entry Final Year) (taught online), BSc(Hons)

N/A

N/A

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/online

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Our courses Our courses

UCAS tariff

UCAS Full-time code fee

Course website

N/A

N/A

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/HEUDIC

300

B410

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/B410

Broadcast Media Technology, BSc (Hons)

260

P901

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/P901

Computer and Network Technology, BSc (Hons)

260

G420

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/G420

Mobile and Smart Systems, BSc (Hons)

260

I300

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/I300

Multimedia Systems Technology, BSc (Hons)

260

P310

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk//P310

Business Economics, BA (Hons)

300

L112

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/L112

Economics, BA (Hons)

300

L101

Economics Joint Honours, BA/BSc (Hons)

300-320

Counselling Counselling, Certificate of Higher Education/ University Diploma

Dietetics Dietetics, Certificate of Higher Education/University Diploma/BSc (Hons)

Digital Technology

Economics £9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/L101

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

Education Education Studies, BA (Hons)

280

X390

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/X390

Education Studies and Early Years, BA (Hons)

280

X301

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/X301

Education Studies with Mathematics, BA (Hons)

280

X3G1

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/X3G1

Education Studies and Modern Foreign Languages (French), BA (Hons)

280

XR31

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/XR31

Organisational and Professional Learning (taught online), FdSc/BSc (subject to validation)

see website

N/A

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/online

Aerospace Engineering, BEng (Hons)

280

H410

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H410

Aerospace Engineering, MEng

340

H401

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H401

Aerospace Engineering with Space Technology, BEng (Hons)

280

H400

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H400

Aerospace Engineering with Space Technology, MEng

340

H402

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H402

Aerospace Systems Engineering, BEng (Hons)

280

H430

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H430

Aerospace Systems Engineering, MEng

340

H431

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H431

Aerospace Systems Engineering with Pilot Studies, BEng (Hons)

280

H492

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H492

Aerospace Systems Engineering with Pilot Studies, MEng

340

H491

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H491

Engineering

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Dependent on subject combination


Our courses Our courses

UCAS tariff

UCAS Full-time code fee

Course website

Aerospace Technology with Management, BSc (Hons)

260

H422

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H422

Aerospace Technology with Pilot Studies, BSc (Hons)

260

H490

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H490

Automotive Engineering, BEng (Hons)

280

H330

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H330

Automotive Engineering, MEng

340

H341

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H341

Automotive Engineering with Motorsport, BEng (Hons)

280

H335

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H335

Automotive Engineering with Motorsport, MEng

340

H336

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H336

Automotive Technology with Management, BSc (Hons)

260

H342

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H342

Biomedical Engineering, BEng (Hons) (subject to validation)

280

H160

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H160

Biomedical Engineering, MEng (subject to validation)

340

H161

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H161

Digital Communications and Electronics, BEng (Hons)

280

H641

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H641

Digital Communications and Electronics, MEng

340

H646

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H646

Digital Systems and Computer Engineering, BEng (Hons)

280

H651

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H651

Digital Systems and Computer Engineering, MEng

340

H654

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H654

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BEng (Hons)

280

H600

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H600

Electronic Engineering and Mechatronics, BEng (Hons)

280

H601

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H601

340

H602

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H602

Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons)

280

H300

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H300

Mechanical Engineering, MEng

340

H301

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H301

280

H304

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H304

340

H303

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H303

260

H331

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H331

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/AMST

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/Q100

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/ELANG

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/Q300

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/ELIT

(subject to validation)

Electronic Engineering and Mechatronics, MEng (subject to validation)

Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, BEng (Hons) (subject to validation)

Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, MEng (subject to validation)

Motorsport Technology, BSc (Hons)

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English American Studies Joint/Combined Honours, BA (Hons)

300

English Language & Communication, BA (Hons)

300

English Language & Communication Joint/Combined Honours, BA (Hons)

300

English Literature, BA (Hons)

300

English Literature Joint/Combined Honours, BA (Hons)

300

Q100

Q300

Environment Environmental Management, BSc (Hons)

260

F855

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/F855

Environmental Management with Agriculture, BSc (Hons)

260

F7D4

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/F7D4

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security, BSc (Hons)

260

4S63

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/4S63

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Our courses Our courses

UCAS tariff

UCAS Full-time code fee

Course website

Extended Degrees Extended Degrees in Engineering, BEng/BSc (Hons)

120

£5,500

go.herts.ac.uk/EDE

Extended Degrees in Science, BSc (Hons)/MPharm

120

£5,500

go.herts.ac.uk/IDKIYS

Film and Media 2D Animation and Character for Digital Media, BA (Hons)

280

W616

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W616

3D Animation and Modelling, BA (Hons)

280

W617

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W617

3D Games Art and Design, BA (Hons)

280

W280

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W280

Digital Media Arts, BA (Hons)

240

P390

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/P390

Film and Television Production, BA (Hons)

280

W602

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W602

Film and Television Post-Production, BA (Hons)

280

W601

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W601

Interactive Media Design, BA (Hons)

240

W285

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W285

Model Design (Character and Creative Effects), BA (Hons) 240

W452

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W452

Model Design (Model Effects), BA (Hons)

240

W292

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W292

Model Design (Special Effects), BA (Hons)

240

W451

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W451

Photography, BA (Hons)

260

W641

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W641

Visual Effects for Film and Television, BA (Hons)

280

W614

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W614

Geography, BSc (Hons)

260

F800

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/F800

Human Geography, BSc (Hons)

260

L700

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/L700

Human Geography with Environmental Studies, BSc (Hons) 260

L7F9

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/L7F9

Physical Geography, BSc (Hons)

260

F804

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/F804

History, BA (Hons)

300

V100

History Joint/Combined Honours, BA (Hons)

300

Geography

History £9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/V100

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/HIST

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/QRV0

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/hminor

Humanities Humanities Open Programme, BA (Hons)

300

QRV0

Humanities Minor subjects • • • • • • •

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Creative Writing English Language Teaching Film Journalism Media Cultures New Media Publishing Public History

300

see website

Dependent on subject combination

Dependent on course choice

Open programme

Please enquire


Our courses Our courses

UCAS tariff

UCAS Full-time code fee

Journalism and Creative Writing, BA (Hons)

300

P900

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/P900

Journalism and Media, BA (Hons)

300

P903

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/P903

Mass Communications, BA (Hons)

300

P300

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/P300

Media and Creative Writing, BA (Hons)

300

P902

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/P902

Media and Publishing, BA (Hons)

300

P904

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/P904

300-320

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

300-320

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/ language

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Course website

Journalism Journalism and Media Cultures Joint Honours, BA/BSc (Hons)

Languages Languages Joint/Combined Honours, BA/BSc (Hons) • • • • • •

French German Italian Japanese Mandarin Chinese Spanish

Law Commercial Law, LLB (Hons)

300

M221

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/M221

Government and Politics, LLB (Hons)

300

M190

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/M190

Law, LLB (Hons)

320

M100

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/M100

Law, LLB (Hons) Accelerated (two-year)

340

M101

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/M101

Law Joint Honours, BA/BSc (Hons)

320

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

Mathematics Financial Mathematics, BSc (Hons)

280

GN13

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/GN13

Mathematics, BSc (Hons)

280

G100

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/G100

Mathematics Joint Honours, BA/BSc (Hons)

280-320

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

Midwifery Midwifery and Women's Health, BSc/MSc

N/A

N/A

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/PQM

Midwifery with RM, BSc/BSc (Hons)

300

B720

NHS funded

go.herts.ac.uk/B720

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/PQM

Pre-Registration Midwifery (Shortened), BSc (Hons)

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Our courses Our courses

UCAS tariff

UCAS Full-time code fee

Course website

Audio Recording and Production, BSc/MSc

240

W374

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W374

Music and Entertainment Industry Management, BSc (Hons)

300

WN32

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/WN32

Music Composition and Technology, BSc (Hons)

240

W300

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W300

Music Composition and Technology for Film and Games, BSc (Hons)

240

W392

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W392

Music Technology, BSc (Hons)

240

W352

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W352

Songwriting and Music Production, BSc (Hons)

240

W3T4

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W3T4

Sound Design Technology, BSc (Hons)

240

W391

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W391

B700 B702 B761 B701

260 260 240 260

NHS funded NHS funded NHS funded NHS funded

go.herts.ac.uk/B700 go.herts.ac.uk/B702 go.herts.ac.uk/B761 go.herts.ac.uk/B701

N/A N/A N/A

N/A N/A N/A

see website see website see website

go.herts.ac.uk/CNBSC go.herts.ac.uk/SCN go.herts.ac.uk/SCPHN

260

B400

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/B400

Applied Paramedic Science, BSc (Hons)

N/A

N/A

£3,820

go.herts.ac.uk/APS

Paramedic Science, BSc (Hons)

300

B780

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/B780

Paramedic Science, FdSc

180

B781

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/B781

Pharmaceutical Science, BSc (Hons)

280

B202

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/B202

Pharmacy, MPharm

340

B230

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/B230

Philosophy, BA (Hons)

300

V500

Philosophy Joint/Combined Honours, BA/BSc (Hons)

300-320

Music

Nursing Pre-registration Nursing, BSc (Hons) • • • •

Adult Nursing Children’s Nursing Learning Disabilities Nursing Mental Health

Post-registration Nursing, BSc (Hons) • Contemporary Nursing • Specialist Community Nursing • Specialist Community and Public Health Nursing

Nutrition Nutrition, BSc (Hons)

Paramedic Science

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

Philosophy £9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/V500

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

Physics Physics, BSc (Hons)

320

F300

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/F300

Physics, MPhys

340

F304

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/F304

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Our courses Our courses

UCAS tariff

UCAS Full-time code fee

Course website

320

B160

NHS funded

go.herts.ac.uk/B160

Psychology, BSc (Hons)

280

C800

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/C800

Psychology Joint Honours, BA/BSc (Hons)

280-320

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

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Physiotherapy Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons)

Psychology

Radiography Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging, BSc (Hons)

300

B821

NHS funded

go.herts.ac.uk/B821

Radiotherapy and Oncology, BSc (Hons)

300

B822

NHS funded

go.herts.ac.uk/B822

260

L500

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/L500

Sport and Exercise Science, BSc (Hons)

280

C600

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/C600

Sports Therapy, BSc (Hons)

300

CB63

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/CB63

Sports Studies, BSc (Hons)

280

C602

Sports Studies Joint Honours, BA/BSc (Hons)

280-320

Social Work Social Work, BSc (Hons)

Sport

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/C602

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

Teacher Training Primary Education (Lower), BEd (Hons)

300

X120

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/X120

Primary Education, BEd (Hons)

300

X122

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/X122

Primary, PGCE

300

X171

£9,000*

go.herts.ac.uk/X171

N/A

see website

£9,000*

go.herts.ac.uk/PGCE

Secondary, PGCE

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Hello Hertfordshire!


Hello Hertfordshire!

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Hello Hertfordshire! With vibrant towns, lovely countryside, brilliant nights out, top shops and a splash of history, Hertfordshire’s a great place to live, study and generally just enjoy life. The University is based on a lively, safe, modern campus in the town of Hatfield, renowned for its association with the aerospace industry. It is one of the safest places in England and Wales to study, ranking as safest in the Eastern Region and ninth safest in the country according to the Complete University Guide Crime Statistics table 2013. Whether you’re looking for a night out or something new to wear, or you fancy a bit of culture, you’ll find plenty to do in and around Hatfield and nearby St Albans to keep you busy in between lectures. Right on your doorstep are pubs, clubs, cafés, takeaways, restaurants, galleries, music venues, museums, shopping centres, leisure centres, a stunning country house or two, and… well, you get the picture. In short, we’ve got it all, and in case you can’t find what you want, we know a huge capital city a few miles down the road that probably has.

London calling! Less than half an hour. That’s all it takes to find yourself in the middle of one of the world’s biggest, most vibrant cities. London. We could easily fill the rest of this prospectus with everything this thriving metropolis has to offer. So we’ll just say it’s got everything for every possible taste and budget and leave it at that. Music to your ears If you love music, Hatfield’s a great location to access club nights and gigs. On campus, the Forum Hertfordshire has quickly become one of the UK’s top venues (see page 21), while just down the road is Knebworth, host to historic, gigantic concerts featuring the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sonisphere, Oasis, Robbie Williams, and even Led Zeppelin back in the day.

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Want to know more? go.herts.ac.uk/placestogo

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Our Graduate Attributes

Our Graduate Attributes We are committed to providing a culturally enriched and researchinformed educational experience that will transform the lives of our students. Our aspiration is for graduates who have developed the knowledge, skills and attributes to equip them for life in a complex and rapidly changing world. In addition to their subject expertise and proficiency, the University’s graduates will have the following attributes. • Professionalism, employability and enterprise • Learning and research skills • Intellectual depth, breadth and adaptability • Respect for others • Social responsibility

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‘Your degree will give you all the essential skills to go forward to become successful business leaders and marketeers – the UK’s next generation of entrepreneurs.’ Michelle Mone, OBE, founder of MJM International and Ultimo


Our Student Charter

Our Student Charter Our Student Charter is designed to guide you through your time at the University of Hertfordshire to ensure you make the most of your experience. Our commitments to each other – we will: • Behave professionally, with courtesy and integrity • Respect each other, working collaboratively and in partnership • Work together to develop our University, by asking for and using feedback • Value our collective identity and our individual diversity • Make a personal contribution to our communities within and beyond the University Your commitment to us • To participate fully in your studies and university experience, so you become the best that you can possibly be • To use the facilities, resources and support on offer at the University, asking for help when you need it • To behave in a way that makes you proud of yourself, on and off campus • To respect the places in which you live and study, as well as the local environment and communities around you • To engage proactively with your student representatives, supporting them to ensure your voices are heard • To make the most of the many opportunities to contribute feedback about your student experience

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Your University’s commitment to you • To provide you with excellent educational opportunities and to do everything we can to make you highly employable whilst developing a lifelong passion for learning • To enable you to challenge yourselves and be challenged to be the best that you can be, by providing an intellectually stimulating environment • To provide you with support for your academic, professional and personal development so you can make the most of your university experience • To work in partnership with students, student representatives and the Students’ Union, to enable you to contribute to the improvement of university life • To provide flexible learning opportunities, using different technologies, to allow you to study in different ways and balance your commitments within and beyond university • To be entrepreneurial and creative in our outlook, and to be innovative and open to doing things differently Your Students’ Union’s commitment to you • To be student focused in everything we do • To be accountable in providing relevant services and activities that allow you to reach your full potential • To represent you on campus, locally and nationally in an unbiased way • To provide you with fun opportunities that are safe, diverse and challenging and to celebrate your successes • To be responsible and ensure that, as a charity, every penny we earn goes straight back into services that benefit you • To enable you to get involved with the local community, volunteering and charitable work

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Students’ Union

Students’ Union - the heart of student life Join the breakdancing society, go see a live band, meet for drinks after lectures, stand up for your rights... Your Students’ Union (SU) is here to help you get the best out of University life! Societies, club nights, volunteering, skills training, finding a job, representation or needing advice, your SU is here to help! Nights out The SU runs club and gig nights at the Forum Hertfordshire. These are a great way to get to know new people – particularly important in those first few weeks – see opposite page for more. Star-gazing hip-hop skater seeks same Sometimes you wish your friends shared your love of astronomy... and roller-skating... and Kanye West… The SU runs scores of clubs and societies for you to meet people who share your passion, whether it’s chess or chocolate, films or faith, motorsport or midwifery. And if there’s no society for your particular interest, why not start your own?

Give a little, gain a lot Student life doesn’t have to be all studying and partying. The SU has loads of volunteering opportunities as well as the SU fundraising initiative RaG! Not only will this give you that positive feeling that you’re contributing to society, but you’ll also be developing vital skills that will shine out from your CV. Your voice The Students’ Union is your voice, representing all students at every level of the University. You have the chance to stand up for your fellow students and become a student rep or an elected Officer. You can also get involved in the media side of things, through writing, editing, photography or broadcasting. Help when you need it The SU has a wealth of trained officers and staff who are capable of lending a friendly ear and offering some very sound advice. Accommodation issues, money matters, things just generally not going your way – all made easier by a cup of tea and someone to help. There’s more on support on page 22.

Want to know more? hertfordshire.su facebook.com/hertfordshire.su @hertssu

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The Forum Hertfordshire

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A forum for fun Undoubtedly the most popular place on campus is the Forum Hertfordshire. The University’s stunning £38m entertainment venue has an impressive reputation for great gigs, classic club nights and stylish socialising.

The Forum Hertfordshire boasts a spacious auditorium and several bars to suit every mood. There’s also a large, rather tasty restaurant, a cool café with Wi-Fi, and a very convenient shop. You’ll find a bunch of services close to the Forum Hertfordshire, such as a nursery, SU jobs shop and more.

Turn it up! Ellie Goulding, Florence and the Machine, Example, Tinchy Stryder, Ed Sheeran, will.i.am, Feeder and Professor Green are just some of the acts that have played at the Forum Hertfordshire, and no doubt there will be plenty for you to see during your time here. With a wide range of club nights and live gigs, there is something for everyone at the Forum Hertfordshire. The Main Room’s state-of-the-art sound system and large purpose-built stage creates a truly powerful atmosphere for all its events. As for mini-club ‘The Attic’ on the top floor, this is a more intimate space with a big atmosphere, playing host to some of the smaller live shows and club nights. Dressed up or laid back The Balcony bar overlooking the Main Room is perfect for kicking back and people watching, while the funky Style bar is open round the clock for light snacks and smile-inducing cocktails. If you fancy something a bit more down to earth, the EleHouse pub is a bit of an all-round favourite, with hearty pub grub, a games lounge and a friendly atmosphere.

Want to know more? www.forumhertfordshire.co.uk facebook.com/forumhertfordshire @theforumherts

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Supporting you all the way

Supporting you all the way You may feel a bit homesick, overwhelmed, or just unwell. Butwhatever challenges come your way, believe us when we say you’re not alone. We’re always here to help. From financial advice to confidential counselling, we provide all kinds of support and assistance. We’ll give you a full guide to our support services when you start, but here’s a quick preview. University Medical Centre It is important to look after your health and we are here to help when you need it. We provide a modern, friendly GP surgery based on our College Lane campus. The surgery offers everything you would expect from a GP practice including expert and confidential advice on many health issues. Don’t forget to register with the practice when you start your studies. Day nursery If you have young children, you’ll be happy to know we have a nursery right here on the College Lane Campus. It caters for children up to five years old and demand is usually high, so make sure you apply as soon as you can. To find out more call +44 (0)1707 284448, or email nursery@herts.ac.uk go.herts.ac.uk/daynursery

Want to know more? +44 (0)1707 284451 deanofstudents@herts.ac.uk

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Chaplaincy and religion We have a full-time chaplain who represents all the Christian denominations and leads a multifaith team to help the whole student community. The chaplain is in regular contact with other faith groups in the area and can provide you with details of events and contacts. If you’re looking to worship, enjoy some quiet meditation or discuss your faith with others, we have a multifaith, multicultural centre based on the College Lane Campus. We also have student-run societies for most of the major faiths. Find out more chaplain@herts.ac.uk Counselling service The University offers a free, professional and confidential counselling service where you can discuss any worries with experienced staff. To find out more call +44 (0)1707 284453 or email counselling.centre@herts.ac.uk. The centre also offers group workshops, a small library and extensive online information and self-help resources on the University intranet. Disability services An experienced team of specialist staff who can offer advice and agree adjustments for your studies. We can help you to access a wide range of specialist services and tailor support to meet your specific needs. You’ll find further information, plus advice on sources of funding for disabled students at go.herts.ac.uk/disability. Or you can talk to us on +44 (0)1707 281338 or by emailing disabilityservices@herts.ac.uk Equality and diversity Equality and diversity is important to the University. We strive to create and maintain an inclusive, safe and supportive learning environment for all our students, so that they are able to reach their full potential. We aim to: • p  romote a culture of fairness, dignity and respect • attract a diverse student population • advance equality of opportunity to constantly improve student outcomes • deal effectively with complaints of unfair treatment, harassment and bullying To find out more visit go.herts.ac.uk/equality You can speak to our Head of Equality on +44 (0)1707 289362/284982, or email equality@herts.ac.uk


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All you need for an amazing career

All you need for an amazing career In addition to stimulating courses, designed to help you stand out to employers, we offer support to help enhance your experience and skills for a successful career. The right connections We are the UK’s leading business-facing university. As well as working with big blue-chip companies, public sector and professional bodies, we also work closely with small and medium-sized enterprises, to drive diverse and exciting employment opportunities for our students. Our long-standing links with employers not only provide essential work experience, placements and graduate roles, but employers also input regularly to our course content to ensure our courses exceed their needs and expectations. From English Literature to Economics, and Computer Science to Nursing, every one of our courses embeds the skills that employers are looking for. Furthermore, employers present regularly on campus, both in- and extra-curricular, as part of our full schedule of events to promote employability.

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Outstanding careers support CareerHub is our class-leading careers portal, and is updated daily to provide our students with 24/7 access to expert careers support, online resources and the latest advertised graduate, placement and work experience roles. In addition to this, we hold regular events, fairs and careers appointments – a complete package that gives our students a vital boost to plan their future. Our team excel in giving information, advice and guidance that will give you a flying start to wherever you’re headed next. Based on both campuses, the Careers Service hosts a vibrant and packed schedule of events and workshops designed to support you at all stages of your research, application and recruitment. Placements that add real value University of Hertfordshire enjoys a fantastic reputation with employers and students for our placement opportunities, which range from vacation work to full-year placements. Every year hundreds of students take enormous strides forward in their career by partaking in a placement supported by the University; many secure graduate employment based on the success of their placements. View our Work Experience video here go.herts.ac.uk/workexperience Supporting you in self-employment The skills you learn during your studies can be just as applicable to creating your own business. We have a dedicated Enterprise Team to support our students in their quest for self-employment, whether they are looking to work as a freelancer, start their own company, or set up a social enterprise or not-for-profit venture. Our wide range of services includes one-to-one advice sessions, inspirational speaker events, an annual competition for budding entrepreneurs and a Business Start-up Programme where you can fast-track your business idea with the help and support of peers and mentors. We also provide office space and facilities in our Incubation Centre for you to grow your business alongside your studies. Please visit go.herts.ac.uk/enterprise for more information.


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88% employability

It’s never really goodbye... Even when you graduate, you’ll always have a friend in the University of Hertfordshire. We realise the importance of networking, so all graduates automatically become members of our Alumni Association. It puts you in contact with graduates who’ve made successful careers in your field, and has the potential to open up career opportunities for you. You can find out more and read some of our graduates’ stories at go.herts.ac.uk/alumni

Want to know more?

go.herts.ac.uk/careers-and-placements careers@herts.ac.uk

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Love learning, your way

Love learning, your way Whichever course you choose, you’ll need to do some work outside lectures and seminars (don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of free time too). We know that everyone likes to study in a different way and at different times, so our learning resources are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. So whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, you can use them day or night. Getting together or going it alone Studying isn’t just about poring over books in a silent room. University is a melting pot of passionate arguments and boundary-pushing ideas; it’s about getting together to solve a problem, practise a presentation or debate ideas. Sometimes you’ll want a little quiet time to study alone. That’s why we have 3,000 study spaces available in our learning resources centres – with everything from silent study to groupwork spaces.

Fantastic facilities and cutting-edge technology You’ll probably be asked to present your work in a variety of ways, and our brilliant equipment and facilities mean you can have some fun at the same time. There’s everything from high-tech science labs to video studios and editing suites; in fact, we’re always investing in new technology that reflects what you can expect to use in your chosen profession. You’ll also find university computers and Wi-Fi access throughout so you can tap into the internet, use software and our online library of journals and e-books anytime, anywhere. Don’t forget there’s plenty of support to help you both online and on campus and there’s assistive technology for those with a disability. Stay connected with StudyNet What is it? It’s your University online, where you can submit your coursework and find course resources, lecture notes, blogs, academic advice, news, events and more. Plus you can access it from absolutely anywhere. It’s particularly helpful if you’re balancing studies with a job or family, as you can log on whenever it suits you. You can also join in online discussions, helping you stay in touch with other students, as well as lecturers and tutors.

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Unable to get to University? Let the University come to you, online. Studying by online distance learning is a flexible way to complete your degree. There is no need to come on campus for lectures, making it easier to fit studies around work and other commitments. Study with UH Online Online Study through distance learning has been pioneered at the University of Hertfordshire for several years and provides an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional three-year degree taught on campus. How it works Our online degrees are based on their on-campus equivalents; they follow a similar approach and, wherever possible, cover the same topics. They are designed and delivered by the same lecturers and tutors, and supported by educational technologists and other specialists. The online degrees are taught and assessed in a way specifically designed for the online medium and for those who need to study flexibly. You can study at a rate to suit you. Modules start and end at a fixed date and you can pace your study to fit in around work, family or other commitments.

We also provide you with textbooks and ebooks when you need them. Assessment is through coursework, which will have fixed deadlines and may include scheduled online tests. High academic quality standards All University of Hertfordshire online courses have the same high academic quality standard as our on-campus qualifications. Just like on campus, all online courses receive employer input to ensure our qualifications give you the most relevant skills for your career. International community Learn and work with an international community of students online. Distance learning allows you to gain access to expertise and networking opportunities with working professionals on a global scale. Fees and Student Finance Fees for online study tend to be less than studying on campus. You pay as you study and may be eligible for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance. We offer online Undergraduate courses in: • Business Administration (see page 8) • Business and Sport (for sports professionals only) (see page 9) • Computer Science and IT (see page 9) • Education (see page 10)

Find out more

go.herts.ac.uk/online

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Study abroad

Study abroad: opening up a world of possibilities There is a great big world out there and we will help you explore it. Spend part of your course studying or working abroad and you will not only have an amazing time, you will also pick up valuable skills and experience which today’s businesses really value. Most of our students have the opportunity to spend time studying at one of our many partner universities overseas. It is an adventure you’ll never forget, boosting your confidence, increasing your independence, introducing you to new people and giving you a fresh perspective on the world. What will it cost? Whatever year you study abroad, you pay no tuition fees to the partner university, and if you take a Third Year placement, you’ll pay no tuition fees to us either. Grants and scholarships are available for studying in Europe and in many other countries, including Erasmus+ grants and Santander Universities scholarships.

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Where can I go? All sorts of places. We have partnerships with universities in the USA, Canada, Latin America, South Africa, China, Korea and Japan, southeast Asia, and Australia. In addition, under the Erasmus+ programme, you’ll have the chance to live and study in quite a few European countries. On some of our courses you can even combine study at a partner university with an overseas work placement, or perhaps just choose to take a work placement. Do I need to speak the language? Not necessarily. You can study in English at many of our partner universities in non-Englishspeaking countries, learning the local language alongside as a bonus. Being surrounded by native speakers will help you improve quickly and get even more out of your international experience.

Want to know more? +44 (0)1707 284451 studyabroad@herts.ac.uk


A vibrant international community

A vibrant international community Take a quick tour of our campuses and you’ll bump into students from Turkey, Nigeria, Singapore, Canada, Germany and China. We have more than 2,900 international students from 120 countries which makes for a wonderfully interesting and vibrant community, full of varied opinions, experiences and cultural backgrounds everything a contemporary and stimulating university should be. In fact we’ve recently been ranked 52nd in the 100 most international universities in the world, a league table produced by Times Higher Education. Hertfordshire is an attractive destination for international students: great courses, lots of support and we’re close to London. Before you apply, there are a few things to remember...

Immigration requirements Firstly you need to know what type of entry clearance or visa you need to study here. Your local British Council or British Mission can help. See go.herts.ac.uk/visa Local representatives To assist international students, we’ve set up a network of representatives throughout the world. They’re there to offer advice, information and support, and can also help with your application. To find your nearest representative visit go.herts.ac.uk/countries

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Before you get here Moving to a different country is a big step. So before you set foot on a plane, we’ll give you a detailed guide that will help you plan your journey and will explain how to secure accommodation, what to do before you get here, and what to expect when you do. Visit go.herts.ac.uk/predep Help is at hand Immigration, work permits, financial matters… there are lots of things to think about. For sound, confidential advice from trained experts, talk to our International Student Support Team. They also organise a social programme for international students, which includes trips to other parts of the UK and Europe. Get ready to study We offer a number of courses to help you prepare for academic study: International Foundation Programme  full-time course designed to help you A improve your English and subject specialist skills before you go on to your degree course. Visit go.herts.ac.uk/prep  nglish for Academic Studies E A course for those who meet our academic requirements, but who have not yet achieved the appropriate English language level. Visit go.herts.ac.uk/prep  re-sessional English P An additional course designed to improve your spoken and written English to meet our language requirements. Visit go.herts.ac.uk/prep H  ertfordshire International College (HIC) HIC is your pathway to a degree at the University of Hertfordshire. If you don’t quite make the academic grade to join one of the University’s courses, HIC, our on-campus pathway provider, offers a flexible alternative route in a range of subject areas. For a full list of pathway courses, visit hic.navitas.com

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go.herts.ac.uk/international

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Choosing your course


Choosing your course

Choosing your course Whether you’re joining us straight from school, or planning to study part-time while working or raising a family, our flexible choices mean we have the right course for you. Let’s take a look at what’s on offer... Honours (Hons) degree You’ll study for three years full-time or five years part-time, and depending on your course and final grade, you’re likely to graduate with one of the following: • • • • •

BA Honours (Bachelor of Arts) BSc Honours (Bachelor of Science) BEd Honours (Bachelor of Education) BEng Honours (Bachelor of Engineering) LLB Honours (Bachelor of Laws)

Our degree courses are made up of modules (some compulsory, others optional), and you’ll normally need to complete twenty-four for an Honours degree. Joint Honours degree Can’t choose between subjects? Study two! We have a large range of subjects you can mix and match. In your First Year you’ll split your study equally between the two. In your Second and Final Years, you can continue to study equally or make one a major subject and one a minor. For details visit go.herts.ac.uk/jh Foundation degrees/HNDs Don’t worry if you haven’t got the qualifications you need for an Honours degree, you can still take a Foundation degree; or Higher National Diploma (HND). These are run mainly through our local college network, and you’ll usually study full-time for two years. To find out more please visit go.herts.ac.uk/foundation

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Extended degrees If you don’t have the right qualifications, you can take a preliminary year at a nearby college, progressing to the full Honours degree the following year. To find out more please visit go.herts.ac.uk/extendeddegrees Work placement degrees/Sandwich This is a brilliant opportunity to get some real experience in the workplace. Some of our courses last four years, so you can spend your Third Year developing skills working for a company in the UK or overseas. Sometimes this even leads to a graduate job. Your timetable If you’re studying full-time, you can expect between ten and twenty hours a week of lessons, seminars, tutorials and practical sessions. But before you think ‘great, plenty of time to put my feet up’, you’ll also need to spend time studying away from the lecture theatre, either at home or at one of our Learning Resources Centres (LRCs). You can also study part-time if you need your studies to fit around work or family life. A parttime degree usually takes five years, and you’ll probably have to attend at least one lecture a week. Contact our Student Centre on +44 (0)1707 284800 to find out more. Credit Accumulation and Transfer programme (CATS) A really flexible way to study. Essentially, you create your own study programme, choosing modules from different subject areas which you’ll then study at your own pace. This is perfect if you’re returning to study after some time away, as you can even gain credits for any prior certificated or experiential learning, reducing the time you need to achieve your award. Making the grade The way we assess your work varies depending on your course, but there’s usually a mixture of exams, coursework and a Final Year project or dissertation (an in-depth piece of work).

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How much does student life cost?


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How much does student life cost? Being a student is an investment of time and money. Accommodation, textbooks, going out and food all need a bit of budgeting. Fortunately, there’s lots of financial support available. Investing in your future At the University of Hertfordshire we want to make higher education as accessible as possible to as many people as possible, while ensuring we can continue to invest in world-class facilities and academics. Our fee for UK/EU students, studying a full-time undergraduate degree is £9,000 per year, and £5,500 per year for a foundation degree in one of our partner colleges. For details on individual course fees see course pages 8-15 in this guide. Do I have to pay my fees up front? You will not need to pay any course fees up front, a loan from the Student Loans Company (which you will need to apply for) will cover your fees for your course. This loan is added to any other loans you take to cover living costs. This means that no matter what your financial situation is, course fees will not be a barrier to studying for a degree with us. For more information visit direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

What about part-time study? If you’re studying part-time you will pay fees per fifteen-credit module that you study, rather than by year. For part-time course fees, please visit the relevant course page on our website. See go.herts.ac.uk/courses NHS and teaching courses NHS and teaching courses are still government funded, so you won’t need to pay any fees. NHS bursary students can apply for a reduced student loan. Up-to-date information is available on go.herts.ac.uk/fees. UK applicants for NHS courses may also be entitled to a means tested NHS bursary; visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk Equivalent level qualifications (ELQs) If you’re interested in studying for a qualification that is equal to, or lower than, a qualification you already hold you will be charged the standard fee for your course. You may not be eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or grant. This does not apply to Foundation degrees, PGCEs, Primary (BEd) and health-related subjects. For more information visit gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance For international students If you’re joining us from overseas, you can find all the information you need about tuition fees at go.herts.ac.uk/international

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Extra financial support

Extra financial support Sports Scholarships Sporting talent is a real gift and we want to help you realise your potential while you study. Our scholarships all offer different levels of financial and practical support. For more information visit go.herts.ac.uk/scholarships Supporting students with disabilities If you have a disability, you may need some extra financial support throughout your studies. If you’re a UK student, you could be entitled to a Disabled Students Allowance – visit go.herts.ac.uk/disability and www.skill.org.uk Repaying your loans Course fee loans and loans to cover living costs are combined into one loan for repayment after you graduate from university. The facts about repaying your loan and the interest rates applied to your loan are detailed below. • Loans taken out to cover your course fees and living costs only start to be repaid in the April after you graduate if you are earning more than £21,000 a year. •If your salary falls below £21,000 your repayments stop – for example if you take a career break or are unemployed. Repayments only start again when you earn over £21,000. • You only repay 9% of what you earn over £21,000. So for example, if your salary was £25,000, you would be earning £4,000 over £21,000 and therefore repay 9% of the £4,000 per year – which is £30 per month. • Loan repayments will be deducted from your salary, normally through the tax system. • If you have not repaid your loan after thirty years it is written off.

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Interest • Interest on your loan will be applied at inflation (RPI – Retail Price Index) plus 3% while you are studying, and up until the April after you leave university or college. •F  rom the April after you leave university or college, if you are earning below £21,000, interest will be applied at the rate of inflation. •F  or graduates earning between £21,000 and £41,000, interest will be applied between RPI and RPI + 3% on a gradual scale depending on income. •F  or graduates earning above £41,000, interest will be applied at RPI + 3%. The figures listed are for 2014 entry. Please visit the relevant websites listed for up-to-date costs.

Loans

Course-fee loans These pay the tuition fees for your chosen course. You don’t need to pay up front, and these loans are paid directly to the University. Living-cost loans These are designed to cover your living expenses. They are paid straight into your bank account in three termly instalments. You can get up to £5,555 if you’re living away from home, or up to £4,418 if you’re living at home. You can apply for both types of loan through Student Finance England at gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance Grants Depending on your household income, you may be eligible for a grant. The maximum available grant is £3,354, which you won’t have to pay back.

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See you on campus

See you on campus This is where it all happens. Imagine a vibrant, fast-paced environment, a diverse community of students and academics, fantastic new facilities and plenty of inspiring spaces to meet, relax and study. Investing in your future We’re really proud of our Hatfield campuses, and we think you’ll be seriously impressed too. We’ve poured some big investments into the buildings and facilities to make sure we offer the best possible environment to study in. Both sites feel fresh and new, with a real sense of energy. All our halls of residence are spread over the two campuses, meaning our bustling social venues and world-class learning and sports facilities will be right outside your door. In addition, both sites are linked by a network of paths, cycle routes and a handy shuttle bus. Transport links in the local area are great too. Getting out to visit friends or family is easy – we’re really close to the A1(M), and Hatfield train station is just twenty minutes from London King’s Cross. You can’t get much better connected than that.

Take a look around go.herts.ac.uk/virtualtour

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The College Lane Campus Most of the University’s schools of study are based at College Lane, and you’ll soon get to know it really well. It’s a big, self-contained campus, with lots of modern buildings and some seriously impressive facilities. Right in the middle of it all sits our Art and Design Gallery – the best in the region if we say so ourselves. It’s surrounded by specialist teaching facilities, Learning Resources Centres, student accommodation, a medical centre and pharmacy and our amazing new Students’ Union complex, Forum Hertfordshire. Probably the most exciting place to be on campus (outside study hours, of course), it contains a restaurant, coffee shop, three bars and a club. Read more on page 21. The de Havilland Campus Our £120m de Havilland campus is home to the Schools of Humanities, Education, Law and Business. This pioneering development combines new halls of residence, purposebuilt academic buildings, a twenty-four hour Learning Resources Centre, great sports facilities and a 460-seat auditorium. When it’s time to take a break, the cinema and shopping centre are just a short walk away. Our £10m Law building on the de Havilland campus offers facilities that are nothing short of spectacular – modern, flexible teaching spaces, a mediation centre, a practising Law Clinic and a full-scale mock courtroom. We guarantee you’ll be amazed.

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UHArts Our UHArts team supports the cultural life of the University and the wider community through the provision of high-quality and affordable arts events and exhibitions. Within our excellent performance and exhibition spaces, visitors will discover theatre, music, exhibitions, comedy, film and the de Havilland Philharmonic, the University’s resident orchestra. Sustainable transport solutions We are leading the way in offering innovative and sustainable transport solutions to our students. In addition to operating our own bus network (UNO), we are the first university in the UK to offer our students the hire of an electric car. Find out more at www.e-car.org You can also hire your very own bicycle while  you study with us. Utilise the cycle paths to travel between campuses and keep fit at the same time. We also have events throughout the year where you can purchase a bicycle at discount prices. Look out for details on these and other offers at the Freshers Fair and other student events. If you want to own a vehicle, the ‘Scoots’ scheme gives you access to a range of 50 and 125cc scooters at discounted prices, which you repay over a twelve-month period. Find out more at scootsw2w.org.uk

Want to know more? herts.ac.uk/artsandgalleries facebook.com/unihertsarts @unihertsarts

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Improving your campus

Improving your campus The University is continually investing in its campuses to provide even better facilities to support your learning, teaching and social experiences. We are very excited about our current improvement plans, which represent an investment of more than £165m. Our vision is to see greater interaction with students, staff and the local community at our heart. Our first project – at the de Havilland Campus – is already complete. We have transformed a central Atrium area into a vibrant hub. Beautifully designed and with a welcoming atmosphere, it is the perfect spot for breaks between lectures, joint studying and catching up with fellow students. Our next projects focus on the College Lane Campus. Plans include Hutton Hub – a central space for student services – attractive new student accommodation and a modern Science Building.

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in to improving facilities Hutton Hub Opening towards the end of Summer 2014, Hutton Hub will offer a single centre where students will be able to access all of the services that are essential to University life. From the Campus Pharmacy to the Counselling Centre, the Students’ Union to the Student Centre, everything will be in one place, conveniently located right next to the social facilities within the Forum Hertfordshire. Student accommodation The first phase of the new student accommodation will be opening in September 2014. Two additional phases will be constructed between September 2014 and September 2016. Science Building The new Science Building, due to open in 2015, will bring all of the science teaching areas into a purpose-built state-of-the-art facility. The eyecatching light and airy glass building will provide space for both generic and specialist laboratories, as well as open areas for group work, informal learning and socialising between lectures. Disruption to students will be kept to a minimum. We are sure that the benefits from these new facilities will far outweigh any minor inconvenience that might be experienced while the building works are taking place!

Creating a sustainable future We are widely recognised as leading the way in sustainability within the Higher Education sector. Our environment and sustainability team has developed our Environment and Sustainability Policy, and achieved the ISO 14001 accreditation, helping to make our University a more sustainable place to live and study. The environment and sustainability team works on a wide range of areas including: • • • • • •

energy and water efficiency minimising and recycling waste sustainable travel options sustainable purchasing and fairtrade community involvement and biodiversity carbon management

The environment and sustainability team employs student EcoReps to help spread our sustainability message among the student body. Staff also get involved through our environmental representative group, helping to make a difference in their working area. To find out more about our sustainability policies and aims, visit go.herts.ac.uk/sustainable

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Accommodation For lots of people, one of the best things about university is the chance to live independently. So where will you live? Many First Year students choose University accommodation – it’s conveniently located and a great way to mingle and meet people. But there are other options available and, whichever you choose, we’ll support you all the way.

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All about University residences University residences are spread over both campuses. You don’t have to live on the campus where you’re studying, so the choice is all yours. While places in halls are obviously limited, we’re very good at finding rooms for applicants, especially First Year students. To give yourself the best chance of securing a place, apply before the A level results are out and accept your course offer before 31 August. College Lane Campus This campus has modern, comfortable and well-equipped halls with single study bedrooms, fully fitted kitchens with food lockers, and shared bathrooms. There are also plenty of houses and self-contained flats for six to eight students, plus a number of twin rooms. All rooms have University Wi-Fi.

de Havilland Campus This campus offers self-contained flats for around eleven students. The single bedrooms are all en-suite, with fridges and Wi-Fi. Shared kitchens are all fitted out with the latest appliances. See go.herts.ac.uk/accommodation for more details.

An exciting new building project is already transforming the living space and the campus, with new student accommodation available from September 2014.

Disabled students We’ll be sure to provide you with a suitable room if you use a wheelchair or have other particular needs. You may be able to stay there after your First Year too, possibly for the entire time you’re studying with us.

The University’s vision is to create a fully inclusive living and learning environment which will significantly enhance your life while at University. The new accommodation will provide: • • • • •

2,500 new bedrooms 500 refurbished bedrooms in Telford Court two new sports pitches campus gym common rooms with informal learning and social spaces • a central hub with security and student services There will be a variety of living arrangements to suit a range of budgets and needs. The accommodation is generally arranged as either flats or town houses, with a small number of single occupancy studio rooms with their own kitchen and bathroom. The rooms are predominantly en-suite. The first phase of the new student accommodation will be opening in September 2014 and two additional phases will be constructed between September 2014 and September 2016.

EU and international students Joining us from overseas? You’re welcome to apply for a room in halls of residence for your First Year. If you’re from the EU, you’ll need to accept your course place by 31 August, while international students have until 6 September. Accommodation costs There are a range of costs available dependent on the type of accommodation you stay in. Please check our website at go.herts.ac.uk/accommodation for a list of up-to-date prices.

Want to know more?

go.herts.ac.uk/accommodation +44 (0)1707 284071 accommodation@herts.ac.uk

Not only will the new facilities provide a fantastic environment for our students, they will also lead the way in sustainability, achieving a true carbonzero accreditation.

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Sports facilities Whether you’re a complete beginner or a serious competitor, getting active and playing sport is a great way of keeping fit and making new friends. Our £15m Sports Village on the de Havilland Campus has some of the finest university-based sports and fitness facilities in the country, and as part of the ongoing campus developments we will have a second gym, floodlit 3G pitch, and tennis and netball courts (opening in Autumn 2014) on the College Lane Campus. Also located in the sports village is the University of Hertfordshire’s Athletic Union which is responsible for the management and development of the twenty-nine student sports clubs - most of which compete in the interUniversity BUCS leagues. Visit the AU website uhsport.co.uk/athletic-union for more information about AU clubs.

Social sport activities are organised on both campuses and include some structured, social but still competitive programmes, some ‘pay as you play’ activities and a whole range of regular, very informal sessions run as part of our ‘Active Students’ programme where you’ll find more than forty activities a week available to all. Sessions on the programme include netball, ultimate frisbee, roller-skating and zumba. With so much to choose from there is something for everyone. See activestudents.co.uk for details. Facilities At our Sports Village on de Havilland campus you’ll find: • 110-station gym with large free weights area • High-performance area • Two studios for group exercise classes • Twenty-five metre eight lane swimming pool • Two glass backed squash courts • Three Sports halls • Four net cricket hall • Twelve metre high indoor climbing wall • Floodlit artificial grass pitches for hockey and football • Grass pitches for football and rugby • Floodlit netball and tennis courts • Physiotherapy and sports injury clinic At the residences hub building on College Lane you’ll find: • A gym • Floodlit artificial grass training pitch (one nine-a-side or two six-a-side pitches) • Floodlit multi-use games area (tennis, netball and basketball courts)

Want to know more? go.herts.ac.uk/sportsvillage facebook.com/sportsuh @sportsuh

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The location

The location How to get here by... Bus The quickest, cheapest and most convenient way to get around is with Uno, our very own bus service. Uno shuttle buses link both campuses. Along with the region’s public buses, Uno also runs to Hatfield station and town centre, across the region and into North London. To find out more call +44 (0)1707 255764 or visit unobus.info Rail Hatfield station (two kilometres from the campuses) is served by First Capital Connect trains from London King’s Cross (usual journey time twenty-two minutes) and Moorgate (usual journey time forty minutes), as well as local services from Cambridge and Peterborough.

Road The University is close to junction 3 of the A1(M). The postcode for College Lane is AL10 9AB and for de Havilland AL10 9EU. Air The University is located in the south-east of the UK, near to London. There are a number of airports within travelling distance of the University which handle international flights. London Heathrow and London Luton airports are the closest to the University. For details about travelling to the University from the airport please see herts.ac.uk/international

Direct local trains run between Hatfield and Stevenage (journey time fifteen minutes), connecting with Intercity services to the North. There is a taxi rank and bus stop at the station for connections to the campuses; a shuttle bus service operates regularly throughout the day between the College Lane and de Havilland Campuses.

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Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter Why not join in the conversation on Twitter and Facebook or see what we’ve been up to on YouTube? There’s a whole community online just waiting to talk about uni life. And now it’s time to say hello to our Social Media Reps (SMRs) – real Hertfordshire students who are there to answer your questions. They will keep you up to date on Facebook about campus life, their courses, University events and what they’ve been up to. To ‘meet’ our Social Media Reps visit the University Facebook page and click ‘Like’.

@discoveruh facebook.com/uniofherts youtube.com/uniofhertfordshire

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Open days University open days are your opportunity to explore our campuses and discover what studying at the University of Hertfordshire is really like. It’s your chance to: • meet staff and students • see our accommodation • visit our facilities Register your place now at go.herts.ac.uk/opendays

7 June 2014 11 October 2014 12 October 2014 2 November 2014 21 March 2015

6 June 2015 10 October 2015 11 October 2015 1 November 2015

To find out more about our open days go to go.herts.ac.uk /opendayvideo or scan this code on your smartphone.

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How do I apply?

How do I apply? If you’re a UK/EU student applying for any full-time undergraduate degree course with us, you’ll need to submit your application online at ucas.com. Don’t forget to use the University of Hertfordshire institution code, HERTS H36 Dates to remember The deadline for applying always comes round quickly. To start your course in 2015, you should get your application in between 1 September 2014 and 15 January 2015. This will ensure you have time to visit your chosen universities and apply for student finance and accommodation. The application deadline for art and design courses will be either 15 January or 24 March. You can double-check this by looking up your course on the UCAS website. Information for international students If you’re applying from outside the UK, the application process may be slightly different. See go.herts.ac.uk/international

Nursing and midwifery courses Unless you’re already registered as a nurse or midwife, just apply through UCAS as normal. If you’re applying for a post-registration course, you can call the Health CPD team on +44 (0)1707 284956 or email cpdhealth@herts.ac.uk Teaching qualifications If you already have a degree and are looking to apply for one of our PGCE courses, which leads to qualified teacher status, you’ll need to apply through the UCAS Teacher Training Scheme. You can find out more information at go.herts.ac.uk/ucastt Studying part-time We like to be flexible and most of our degrees can be studied part-time. The quickest and easiest way to apply for a part-time course is online, at go.herts.ac.uk/applypt

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Request a prospectus To view an electronic copy of our full undergraduate prospectus, register your details at go.herts.ac.uk/prospectus You will receive an electronic copy of our full undergraduate prospectus and be kept up-to-date with university news and information.

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UCAS tariff

UCAS tariff GCE/VCE Qualifications

Diplomas

BTEC Qualifications (QCF) (Suite of Qualifications known as Nationals)

GCE/AVCE Progression Extended GCE AS/ GCE Diploma Project AS VCE A level/AVCE Double (Stand alone) Award Award

Extended Diploma

Diploma 90 Credit Subsidiary Diploma Diploma

Diploma in Points Foundation Studies (Art and Design)

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DD

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C

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Terms and conditions

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Terms and conditions (i) All students will be required as a condition of enrolment to abide by, and to submit to the procedures of, the University’s disciplinary rules and regulations, as amended from time to time. A copy of the current disciplinary rules and regulations is available, on request, from the University. (ii) The University will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver courses in accordance with the descriptions set out in this prospectus. However, the University does not provide education to UK students on a commercial basis. It is also very largely dependent upon charitable and public funds, which the University has to manage in a way which is efficient and costeffective, in the context of the provision of a diverse range of courses to a large number of students. The University, therefore: (a) reserves the right to make variations to the contents or methods of delivery of courses, to discontinue courses and to merge or combine courses if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University (see statement below: ‘Changes to schemes of study’). If the University discontinues any course it will use its reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative course. (b) cannot accept responsibility and expressly excludes liability for damage to students’ personal property, for transfer of computer viruses to students’ equipment and for the consequences of any breach of contract by individual students. (c) cannot accept any liability for any circumstances beyond its reasonable control including, without limitation, any strike, lockout or other industrial action. Changes to schemes of study The information given in this prospectus is believed correct at the time of going to press, but the University reserves the right, at its discretion, at any time and for any reason, to make changes to the services offered by the University and set out in this prospectus without prior notice including, but not limited to, the following: • not to offer a scheme of study which fails to recruit the minimum number required by regulation; or to make changes to syllabuses and courses for reasons including meeting technological or academic developments or employers’ requirements particularly in specialist options in the Final Year; or • not to offer options, specialisms or elective courses within a scheme of study, where there is insufficient student demand. Provision of services and campus locations The campus locations and faculty structures for different study areas given throughout this prospectus are believed correct at the time of going to press. However, during a period of expansion and change or for administrative reasons, it may be necessary

to review policies or in a small minority of cases relocate particular activities; students affected by any such change will be notified by the University as soon as is possible in advance. You are advised to contact the University if you need clarification of particular issues. Contractual liability The information published in this prospectus outlines the intended academic provisions for the 2015/16 academic year, and provides other information on facilities that may be offered by the University as well as background information about the local area and the social and other opportunities it offers. The University reserves the right to change without notice any information about its provisions contained in this prospectus including (but without limitation) fees, or any rule or regulation pertaining to the standards for admission to, the requirements for the continuation of study in, and the requirements for the granting of degrees or diplomas in, any or all of its programmes of study. The publication of information in this prospectus does not bind the University to the provision of programmes of study or course modules, or other facilities as listed herein. The University will not be liable for any interruption in, or cancellation of, any academic activities as set forth in this prospectus and related information where such interruption is caused by weather, fire, industrial action, lockout, inability to procure materials or trades, restrictive laws or governmental regulations, actions taken by staff or students of the University or by others, civil unrest or disobedience, public health emergencies, or any other cause of any kind beyond the reasonable control of the University. Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this prospectus was accurate at the time of publication (February 2014), the University of Hertfordshire does not warrant or represent its accuracy and disclaims any liability to any person anywhere in the world (except for death or personal injury arising from the negligence of the University of Hertfordshire) for any liability whether in contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise for any economic loss (whether direct or indirect), damages, costs or expenses suffered as a result of the use or reliance upon the information contained in this document to the maximum extent permitted by law. This disclaimer shall be interpreted in accordance with English law. In the event of a discrepancy between a print version and information provided on the University’s website, the web version will apply.

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Open days University open days are your opportunity to explore our campuses and discover what studying at the University of Hertfordshire is really like. Register your place now at go.herts.ac.uk/opendays

7 June 2014 11 October 2014 12 October 2014 2 November 2014 21 March 2015

6 June 2015 10 October 2015 11 October 2015 1 November 2015

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