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miniguide 2014 Third Edition - September 2013


Facts and figures over

27,200

Students

89% employability

Mini Guide 2014

Facts and figures

- 2,800 overseas students - 85 nationalities

ranked 62 in

top 100 world universities

under 50

4%

within the top of all universities worldwide

THE World University Rankings 2011-12

THE World University Rankings 2011-12

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university th safest campus in England/Wales

Over 85% of submitted research judged to be of

85%

international quality in the 2008 RAE

Complete University guide 2012

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Only minutes from central

London

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ÂŁ200 million invested in facilities

top new UK university

Complete University Guide 2010


Contents

Our Courses

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Accounting and Finance

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Hello Hertfordshire

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Art and Design

22

Our graduate attributes

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Astrophysics

22

Our student charter

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Biology

22

Accommodation

10

Business and Management

22

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

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Computer Science and IT

23

Open days

13

Counselling

23

How much does student life cost?

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Dietetics

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Extra financial support

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Digital Technology

23

All you need for an amazing career

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Economics

24

Education

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Study abroad: opening up a world of possibilities 20 A vibrant international community

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Engineering

24

Students' Union - the heart of campus life

31

English

25

A forum for fun

32

Environment

25

Healthy body, healthy mind

35

Extended Degrees

25

Supporting you all the way

36

Film and Media

25

See you on campus

39

Geography

26

Improving your Campus

40

History

26

Love learning your way

42

Human Resource Management

26

Let the University come to you, online

43

Humanities

26

How do I apply?

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Journalism

26

Register with Hertfordshire online

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Languages

26

UCAS tariff

46

Law

27

Terms and Conditions

47

Marketing

27

Mathematics

27

Midwifery

27

Music

27

Nursing

27

Nutrition

28

Paramedic Science

28

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

28

Philosophy

28

Physics

28

Physiotherapy

28

Psychology

28

Radiography

28

Social Work

29

Sport

29

Teacher Training

29

Tourism

29

Open days and contact details

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Five great reasons to study with us

Contents

a-z by subject area

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Five great reasons to study with us


The skills, the knowledge, the experience 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.

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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.

Fantastic facilities

We invest millions to ensure that whether you’re learning in a lab or an editing suite, you’ll be using latest equipment that you can expect to use in industry.

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Outstanding support

Everyone needs a helping hand now and then, whether it’s money matters, personal problems or finding new accommodation. Our trained advisors are there for you when you need a little help. In fact, in 2009 the QAA said that the support we offered to international students was particularly good. That’s good news for you – and probably good news for your parents, who won’t need to worry quite so much.

Location matters

Our campuses have a vibrant community spirit and are modern, self-contained 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.

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Hello Hertfordshire


Find out more go.herts.ac.uk/placestogo

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 new Forum Hertfordshire has quickly become one of the UK’s top venues (see page 32), 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.

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 in a lively, safe, modern campus in the town of Hatfield, renowned for its association with the aerospace industry, and is one of the safest places in England and Wales to study, ranking as safest in the Eastern Region and 7th safest in the country according to the Complete University Guide Crime Statistics table 2012. Whether you’re looking for a night out, something new to wear or 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.

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Hello Hertfordshire!

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Our graduate attributes

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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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.

“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

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Our student charter

Your University’s commitment to you

• 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

• 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 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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Our commitments to each other – we will:

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.

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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Accommodation

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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 halls of residence - they’re conveniently located and they’re 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. All about halls

Halls of residence are run by the University. They are spread over both campuses, with some off-campus options too. 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 network connections.

de Havilland Campus

This campus offers self-contained flats for around eleven students. The single bedrooms are all en-suite, with fridges and network connections. Shared kitchens are all fitted out with the latest appliances.

University-managed homes

The University leases and manages a number of privately owned properties in Hatfield. Flats or houses typically accommodate four students but may be larger or smaller, and we allocate places just as we do for halls. If you go with this option, you’ll be able to move in from 15 September 2014.

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Private rented properties

Another option is to move into a privately owned house or flat with other students. We can give you advice and help with where to look, but as these properties aren’t owned or managed by the University you’ll need to deal directly with your landlord.

Living with a local family

Some students choose to live with a local family. It’s a good way to make sure you don’t miss out on your home comforts – some even provide meals. If this appeals, we can give you a list of houses available.

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.

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.

Find out more go.herts.ac.uk/accommodation Call: +44 (0)1707 284071 Email: accommodation@herts.ac.uk


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Follow us on Twitter and Facebook Mini Guide 2014

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook 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'.

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

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Open Days

Register your place now at go.herts.ac.uk/opendays

12 October 2013 13 October 2013 3 November 2013 22 March 2014 7 June 2014 11 October 2014 12 October 2014 2 November 2014

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• Meet staff and students • See our accommodation • Visit our facilities

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:

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How much does student life cost?


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. We have chosen not to charge more than we absolutely have to, offering a realistic and fair deal for our students. For details on individual course fees see the course pages 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 course page website.

NHS and teaching courses are still government funded, so you won’t need to pay any fees. 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 any Tuition Fee loans, Maintenance Loan or grant. This does not apply to Foundation degrees, PGCEs, Primary (BEd) and health related subjects. For more information visit www.direct.gov.uk/en/educationandlearning

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

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.

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.

NHS and teaching courses

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How much does student life cost?

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 £5,500 if you’re living away from home, or up to £4,375 if you’re living at home. You can apply for both types of loan through Student Finance England at www.direct.gov.uk/en/educationandlearning

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.

Find out more go.herts.ac.uk/fees Call: +44 (0)1707 284800

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Extra financial support

Extra financial support 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. Scholarships National Scholarship Programme

If you’re a UK student applying for a course costing over £6,000, and fall into one of the qualifying groups, you could be eligible for this scholarship worth a total of £6,000 – we offer a minimum of 250 each year. For more information visit go.herts.ac.uk/NSP

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

Find out more go.herts.ac.uk/fees Call: +44 (0)1707 284800

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 over £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.

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. • From the April after you leave university or college if you are earning below £21,000, interest will be applied at the rate of inflation. • For graduates earning between £21,000 and £41,000, interest will be applied between RPI and RPI + 3% on a gradual scale depending on income. • For graduates earning above £41,000, interest will be applied at RPI + 3%. For more information visit go.herts.ac.uk/fees

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All you need for an amazing career


We are the UK’s leading business-facing university and were the winners of the Times Higher Education’s Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2010. We have long-standing links with businesses, industry, the public sector and professional organisations, and these feed into our courses, adding to the student experience and successful employment prospects.

Boosting business skills

From Economics to English Literature, every one of our courses is cleverly designed to boost the skills employers are looking for – even if you don’t realise it. Each School of study works closely with experienced business people to plan its teaching programme. So whatever you’re learning about, you’ll be doing it in a way that makes you an even bigger asset to potential employees.

Placements that add real value

Every year, hundreds of University of Hertfordshire students are on placement with organisations gaining valuable work experience, giving them a real advantage in the graduate job market.

The Careers and Placements Service

Find out more go.herts.ac.uk/careers-and-placements

Wherever you’re heading next, this is the place to start. Our Careers and Placements Service can provide help and advice on everything from gaining work experience and taking a placement year, through to undertaking further study or securing a graduate job. They're based on both campuses and run a vibrant programme of events including regularly hosting networking opportunities with employers.

All you need for an amazing career

We’re here to help you get a job. Not just any job, but a career that excites and interests you, that offers new challenges and deserved rewards. But more than ever before, graduates need to get noticed. Which is why our courses are shaped to help you stand out.

The right connections

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All you need for an amazing career

Online support, whenever you need it

Our virtual learning environment, StudyNet, has lots of employment and career development resources too, including our on-line jobs board and {FIT} Student, our unique personal development programme.

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 might just open some pretty big doors. Our Careers and Placements team are also here to support you after you graduate.

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Study abroad: opening up a world of possibilities Mini Guide 2014

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 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 also available for studying in Europe and in many other countries, including Erasmus grants and Santander Bank scholarships.

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, south-east Asia, and Australia. In addition, under the Erasmus programme, you’ll have the chance to live, study and work in around twenty European countries and beyond.

Do I need to speak the language?

Not necessarily. You can study in English at many of our partner universities in non-English speaking 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.

Find out more go.herts.ac.uk/studyabroad Email: studyabroad@herts.ac.uk

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In fact we have over 2,800 international students from eighty-five 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. 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

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, how to secure accommodation, what to do before you get here, and what to expect when you do. See go.herts.ac.uk/predep

Help is at hand

Immigration, work permits, financial matters… there’s 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

A full-time course designed to help you improve your English and subject specialist skills before you go on to your degree course. See go.herts.ac.uk/prep

English for Academic Studies

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Take a quick tour of our campuses and you’ll bump into students from Turkey, Nigeria, Singapore, Canada, Germany and China.

A vibrant international community

A vibrant international community

A course for those who meet our academic requirements, but who have not yet achieved the appropriate English language level. See go.herts.ac.uk/prep

Pre-sessional English

An additional course designed to improve your spoken and written English to meet our language requirements. See go.herts.ac.uk/prep

Hertfordshire 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

Find out more go.herts.ac.uk/international

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UCAS tariff

UCAS code

Full-time Course website fee

Accounting, BA(Hons)

300

N400

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N400

Accounting Joint Honours, BA(Hons)

300

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/HBSJH

Our courses

A-B

Accounting and Finance

S C

Accounting and Finance, BA(Hons)

300

NN43

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/NN43

Finance, BA(Hons)

300

N300

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N300

240

W703

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W703

Art and Design

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Our courses A-B

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

Engineering Product Design, BSc(Hons)

240

H131

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H131

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 (subject to validation)

340

F511

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/AMPHYS

Astrophysics

Biology Biochemistry, BSc(Hons)

280

C1CR

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/C1CR

Biological Science, 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, BSc(Hons)

280

B901

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/HCS

Human Biology Joint Honours, BSc/BA(Hons)

280-320

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

Molecular Biology, BSc(Hons)

280

C1C7

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/C1C7

Pharmacology, BSc(Hons)

280

B210

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/B210

S C

Business and Management

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Business Administration, BA(Hons)

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

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

N/A

N/A

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/online

Business Joint Honours, BA/BSc(Hons)

300-320

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

Dependent on subject combination Open programme

S C

S C

Please enquire

S

C


Business School Joint Honours, BA(Hons)

UCAS tariff 300

UCAS code S C

Full-time Course website fee £9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/HBSJH

Business Studies, BA(Hons)

300

N100

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N100

Event Management, BA(Hons)

300

N820

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N820

Event Management Joint Honours, BA(Hons)

300

S

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/HBSJH

300

C S

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/HBSJH

Hospitality Joint Honours, BA(Hons)

C

Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB), BSc(Hons)

280

GN52

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/GN52

International Information Technology 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

Computer Science, BSc(Hons)

260

G400

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/G400

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 and IT

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, BSc/BA(Hons)

260-320

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

S C

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 (Top-Up), BSc(Hons)

N/A

G403

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/G403

Computer Science/Information Technology (Top-Up) (taught online), BSc(Hons)

N/A

N/A

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/online

N/A

N/A

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/CB03

300

B410

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/B410

Our courses B-D

B-D

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Counselling Counselling, Certificate of Higher Education/University Diploma

Dietetics Dietetics, BSc(Hons)

Digital Technology 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

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UCAS tariff

UCAS code

Full-time fee

Course website

300

L112

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/L112

Economics, BA(Hons)

300

L101

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/L101

Economics Joint Honours, BA/BSc(Hons)

300-320

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

Our courses

E

Economics Business Economics, BA(Hons)

C

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Education

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S

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 Language, BA(Hons)

280

XR31

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/XR31

Learning Support, FdA

N/A

N/A

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/LESU

Engineering 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

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

Motorsport Technology, BSc(Hons)

260

H331

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/H331

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

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


Our courses

UCAS tariff

E-F

UCAS code

Full-time fee

Course website

English American Studies Joint/Combined Honours, BA(Hons) 300 English Language & Communication, BA(Hons)

300

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

300-320

English Literature, BA(Hons)

300

S C

Q100 S

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/Q100

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/Q300

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

C

English Literature Joint/Combined Honours, BA(Hons) 300

Q300 S

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

Extended Degrees in Engineering, BEng/BSc(Hons)

120

C S

£5,500

go.herts.ac.uk/EDE

Extended Degrees in Science, BSc(Hons)/MPharm

120

C

£5,500

go.herts.ac.uk/IDKIYS

Extended Degrees

S

Our courses E-F

C

2D Digital Animation, BA(Hons)

280

W616

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W616

3D Digital Animation, BA(Hons)

280

W617

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W617

3D Games Art, BA(Hons)

280

W280

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W280

Character Creation and Technical Effects, BA(Hons)

240

W452

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W452

Film and Television Fiction, BA(Hons)

280

WW68

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/WW68

Film and Television Documentary, BA(Hons)

280

W600

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W600

Film and Television Entertainment, BA(Hons)

280

WP63

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/WP63

Interactive Media Design, BA(Hons)

240

W285

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W285

Model Design and Model Effects, BA(Hons)

240

W292

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W292

Photography, BA(Hons)

260

W641

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W641

Screen Cultures and Media Practices, BA(Hons)

240

P390

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/P390

Special Effects, BA(Hons)

240

W451

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W451

Visual Effects, BA(Hons)

280

W614

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W614

Dependent on subject combination Dependent on course choice

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S S C C

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Our courses

G-L

UCAS tariff

UCAS code

Full-time fee

Course website

260

F800

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/F800

Geography Geography, BSc(Hons) Human Geography, BSc(Hons)

260

L700

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/L700

Physical Geography, BSc(Hons)

260

F804

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/F804

History, BA(Hons)

300

V100

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/V100

History Joint/Combined Honours, BA(Hons)

300

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/HIST

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N600

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/HBSJH

History

Our courses G-L

Human Resource Management

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Human Resource Management, BA(Hons)

280

Human Resource Management Joint Honours, BA(Hons)

280

N600 S C

Humanities Humanities Programme, BA(Hons) • Creative Writing • English Language Teaching • Film • Journalism • Media Cultures • New Media Publishing

300

QRV0

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/QRV0

Mass Communications, BA(Hons)

300

P300

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/P300

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/language

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

300-320

S C

Languages Languages Joint/Combined Honours, BA/BSc(Hons) • French • German • Italian • Japanese • Mandarin Chinese • Spanish

Dependent on subject combination Open programme Please enquire Adult Care Mental Health Children's Nursing Learning Disability

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S C

S C

S C

300-320

S C


Our courses

L-N

UCAS tariff

UCAS code

Full-time fee

Course website

300

M221

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/M221

Law 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

340

M101

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/M101

Law Joint Honours, BA/BSc(Hons)

320

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/N500

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/HBSJH

S

Marketing, BA(Hons)

300

Marketing Joint Honours, BA(Hons)

300

N500 S C

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

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, BSc/BA(Hons)

280-320

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/MWH

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/B720

see website

go.herts.ac.uk/HHMBS

S C

Midwifery Midwifery and Women's Health, BSc(Hons)

N/A

Midwifery with RM, BSc/BSc(Hons)

300

N/A S C

S

B720C

Midwifery with RM (Shortened), BSc/BSc(Hons)

Our courses L-N

C

Marketing

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Commercial Law, LLB(Hons)

Music Audio Recording and Production, BSc(Hons)

240

W374

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/W374

Music and Entertainment Industry Management, BA(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

N/A N/A N/A

N/A N/A N/A

see website

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

260 260 260 240

B700 B701 B702 B761

see website

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

see website see website

see website see website seeS website

C

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

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UCAS tariff

UCAS code

Full-time Course website fee

260

B400

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/B400

Applied Paramedic Science, BSc(Hons)

N/A

N/A

see website

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

340

B230

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/B230

Philosophy, BA(Hons)

300

V500

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/V500

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

300-320

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

Our courses

N-R

Nutrition Nutrition, BSc(Hons)

Paramedic Science

Our courses N-R

Pharmacy, MPharm

Physics, BSc(Hons)

320

F300

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/F300

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Physics, MPhys (subject to validation)

340

F304

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/PMPHYS

320

B160

NHS funded

go.herts.ac.uk/B160

Psychology, BSc(Hons)

280

C800

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/C800

Psychology Joint Honours, BSc/BA(Hons)

280-320

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

Philosophy

C

Physics

Physiotherapy Physiotherapy, BSc(Hons)

Psychology

S C

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

Dependent on subject combination Lower Primary Upper Primary

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UCAS tariff

UCAS code

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

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/C602

Sports Studies Joint Honours, BSc/BA(Hons)

280-320

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/JH

Our courses

S-T

Full-time fee

Course website

Social Work Social Work, BSc(Hons)

Sport

S

Primary, BEd(Hons)

300

X120 X122

£9,000

go.herts.ac.uk/X120

Primary, PGCE

N/A

see website

£9,000*

go.herts.ac.uk/PGCE

Secondary, PGCE

N/A

see website

£9,000*

go.herts.ac.uk/PGCE

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

Tourism

*To be confirmed by OFFA.

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Our courses S-T

C

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Students' Union - the heart of campus life


Nights out

The SU-run 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 page 32 for more.

Star-gazing hip-hop skater seeks same

Sometimes you wish your friends shared your love of astronomy... and rollerskating... 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

Students' Union - the heart of campus 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!

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Students' Union - the heart of campus life

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, 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 36.

Find out more hertfordshire.su facebook.com/hertfordshire.su

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A forum for fun

A forum for fun Undoubtedly the most popular place on campus is the Forum Hertfordshire. The University’s stunning £38m entertainment venue earned 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.

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Find out more www.forumhertfordshire.co.uk facebook.com/forumhertfordshire @theforumherts

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Find out more go.herts.ac.uk/sportsvillage facebook.com/Sportsuh @sportsuh


Our indoor facilities were included in London 2012’s Pre-Games Training Camp Guide for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and we’ve hosted Olympic sports teams from countries as far afield as China to the British Virgin Islands.

Getting active

Hertfordshire Sports Village, located on the de Havilland Campus, is the University's state-ofthe-art sports complex and is the base for the majority of sport, health and fitness at the University of Hertfordshire. Also located in the sports village is the University of Hertfordshire’s Athletic Union, which is responsible for the management and development of 29 student sports clubs. Through our Active Students programme you’ll also find more than forty sports activities a week.

At our amazing Sports Village you’ll find:

• 110 station gym • Two studios for group exercise classes • Twenty-five metre swimming pool • Two squash courts • Sports halls for multi-sports

• Cricket hall for multi-sports • Indoor climbing wall • Artificial pitches for hockey and football • Grass pitches for football and rugby • Netball and tennis courts • Physiotherapy and sports injury clinic

There’s also fantastic indoor tennis centres, athletics tracks and golf courses nearby.

Sport doesn’t have to be competitive – the Active Students programme is all about having fun, getting active, making new friends and building or learning new skills. The programme is available to all University of Hertfordshire students across both the College Lane and de Havilland campuses. Sessions on the programme include netball, ultimate frisbee, roller skating and zumba. With so much to choose from there is something for everyone. Visit activestudents.co.uk for the full programme.

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Whether you’re a complete beginner or the next Olympic gold medallist, getting active is a fun way of keeping fit and meeting new friends. Boasting some of the finest university sports and fitness facilities in the country, our £15m Sports Village really is a brilliant place to work up a sweat.

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Supporting you all the way

Supporting you all the way You may feel a bit homesick, or overwhelmed, or just unwell. But whatever 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 advice. We’ll give you a full guide to our support services when you start, but here’s a quick preview.

Health centre

Feeling a little off-colour? The College Lane Campus has a fully equipped health centre with trained nurses and regular doctors’ surgeries. The friendly team can also advise you on all health related issues.

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 nusery@herts.ac.uk or visit go.herts.ac.uk/daynursery

Chaplaincy and religion

We have a full-time chaplain who represents all the Christian denominations and leads a multi-faith 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 multi-faith, multicultural centre based on the College Lane Campus. We also have student-run societies for most of the major faiths.

Counselling centre

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.

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Disability services

Our disability services are well established and we have our own team of disability advisers and specialist staff. They can work with you to help you access a whole range of specialist services and arrange any support and adjustments you may need. You’ll find information on sources of funding for disabled students, plus a whole range of related services 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:

• Promote a culture of fairness, dignity and respect • Attract a diverse student population • Advance equality of opportunity to constantly improve student outcomes • Deal with complaints of unfair treatment, harassment and bullying effectively. 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

Creating a greener future

We are widely recognised as leading the way in sustainability within the Higher Education sector. Our environment and sustainability team recruits student EcoReps to help spread the sustainability message among our student body. To find out more about our sustainability policies and aims, visit go.herts.ac.uk/sustainable

Find out more Call: +44 (0)1707 284451 Email: deanofstudents@herts.ac.uk


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See you on campus


Find out more herts.ac.uk/artsandgalleries facebook.com/unihertsarts @UniHertsArts

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

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.

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. It’s surrounded by specialist teaching facilities, Learning Resources Centre, student accommodation, a medical centre and pharmacy and our amazing new Students’ Union complex, the Forum Hertfordshire.

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, purpose-built academic buildings, a 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.

The School of Law

Our new £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.

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

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See you on campus

Catch the 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.

UHArts

Our UHArts team support 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.

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Improving your Campus

Improving your Campus

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.

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.

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.

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!

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The University is continually investing in its campuses to provide even better facilities to support your learning, teaching and social experiences.

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.

Find out more go.herts.ac.uk/2020estatesvision

Hutton Hub

Opening in Spring 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 and will offer a variety of pleasant and practical living options, including single and double rooms, studio flats and town houses. Additional facilities will include new sports pitches, a campus gym, informal learning and social spaces and a new dedicated bus route. Two additional phases will be constructed between September 2014 – September 2016, providing a total of 2,511 new bedrooms.

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The new Science Building, due to open in 2015, will bring all of the science teaching areas into Artist impression of science building


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Artist impression of student accommodation

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Love learning your way

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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 – with everything from silent study to group work 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 or find a wide range of online journals and other resources. 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.

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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.


Study by online distance learning and complete your degree around life’s timetable. This flexible study option means you can still earn a living and help your future by studying your degree online.

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Let the University come to you, online.

Let the University come to you online

Unable to get to University?

Developed and delivered by us

Some universities use third party agencies for their distance learning. At the University of Hertfordshire, all our online courses are developed and delivered by us. This way you are sure to receive the same high academic quality teaching as our campusbased students. We think it's fairer that way.

Industry relevant courses

Just like on campus, all online courses receive employer input to ensure our qualifications give you the most relevant skills for your career.

Find out more go.herts.ac.uk/uhonline

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How do I Apply?

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How do I Apply?

Ready to apply? That’s great. 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 September 2014, you should get your application in between 1 September 2013 and 15 January 2014. This will ensure you have time to visit your chosen universities, 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 post-registration admissions team on +44 (0)1707 284956 or email cpdhealth@herts.ac.uk

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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. Make a note of the website go.herts.ac.uk/ucastt – it will tell you all you need to know.

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

Find out more Call: +44 (0)1707 284800 Email: ask@herts.ac.uk


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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To view an electronic copy of our full undergraduate prospectus, register your details at go.herts.ac.uk/vip

Register with Hertfordshire online

Register with Hertfordshire online

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UCAS tariff GCE/VCE Qualifications Diplomas

BTEC Qualifications (QCF)

Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design)

(Suite of Qualifications known as Nationals) GCE GCE A level/ AS/ AS VCE AVCE Award

GCE/ AVCE Double Award

Progression Extended Extended Diploma Diploma Diploma Project (Stand alone)

90 Credit Diploma

Subsidiary Certificate Diploma

D*D*D*

420

D*D*D

400

D*DD

380

DDD

360

A*

350

UCAS tariff

DDM

320

A

300 Distinction

A*A*

DMM

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A*A

280

D*D

260 250

AA

MMM

DD

240 Merit

AB C

MMP

DM

BC

210

D*D

200

DD

180 Pass

CC

MPP

MM

DM

A

DD

B

DE

C

EE

150 PPP

MP

E

MM

D*

140

D

120

MP PP

100 M

A* A

D

A

E

C

B C

PP

80 D*

70

D

60

B

D

D

E

E

50 P

M

40 30

P

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165 160

D CD

225 220

D*D*

A*

285

D*D*

B

BB

Points

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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.

(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, lock-out or other industrial action. Changes to schemes of study The information given in this guide 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 guide 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 guide 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.

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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.

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(ii) The University will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver courses in accordance with the descriptions set out in this guide. 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.

Contractual liability The information published in this guide outlines the intended academic provisions for the 2014/15 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 guide 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 guide 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 guide and related information where such interruption is caused by weather, fire, industrial action, lock-out, 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 guide was accurate at the time of publication (September 2013), 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 web site, the web version will apply.

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