The University of Bedfordshire was established in August 2006 by order of the Privy Council, following the merger between the University of Luton and De Montfort University's Bedford campus.
Our 11 Research Institutes impact UK and European agendas across health, energy and technology, and social policy.
We won the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2013 in recognition of our pioneering research. This is the highest form of national recognition for universities in the UK.
Our research subjects range from organ donation to cyberstalking to smart city development to Parkinson's disease and much more.
92% of Bedfordshire students who graduated last year have found jobs or are in further study – the highest figure achieved by the University.(Destination of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE)2013 survey).
DLHE 2013 also shows the number of Bedfordshire students who left the University last year and are now in graduate level employment – professional and managerial roles – increased, by over 8% to 73.5%.
We support our students in all aspects of their life and encourage them to influence the education and services we provide.
Enjoy a safe, secure and friendly home from home in our fabulous range of University endorsed student accommodation. With London on Luton and Bedfords doorstep, you can benefit from its cosmopolitan social scene, but for nearly half the price, and with all your bills, Wi-Fi and so much more included. We have a range of rooms on offer from en-suites to study rooms, and all directly on our campuses, or a short walk away.
Want to know what University life is like? Well, look no further. Simply watch the video above to get the inside scoop on what our students think about Bedfordshire, our accommodation and how they rate our other facilities.
Our libraries are open 24/7 and offer a range of services aimed at supporting your studies while you are at University including:
Wireless internet access is available throughout the University at each of our campus locations. Our students can also benefit from award-winning social and learning spaces designed with a brighter future in mind. We have invested in professional-quality equipment and resources across all our campuses to offer you the perfect place to study.
Our PG courses are accredited by: Nursing and Midwifery Council; British Psychological Society; General Osteopathic Council; Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD); Association for Project Management; Chartered Management Institute; Chartered Institute of Public Relations; The Institution of Engineering and Technology; National College for Teaching and Leadership.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.