University of Bedfordshire

At a glance

University of Bedfordshire, also known as Beds is popular for its vibrant & cosmopolitan student Population. Beds is a modern, innovative university with a heritage of top quality education going back more than 100 years. 

The University offers a full range of Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research courses across four faculties  – including University of Bedfordshire Business School,
Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science, Faculty of Education & Sport, Faculty of Health & Social Sciences.

The high quality of teaching is one of biggest reasons students come to Bedfordshire. Many of Beds highly qualified academic staff have received National Teaching Fellowship Awards for their outstanding contribution to teaching and learning.

Beds courses are grounded in a creative approach to teaching which blends theory with practice. Academic staff across all disciplines have substantial industry experience and maintain links with professional bodies so students at Beds benefit from teaching that is underpinned by real world application. Through their own research and consultancy engagements with leading global organisations, Beds staff help students to make the transition into employment.

The University of Bedfordshire is a member of Association of Business Schools (ABS) and European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The MBA courses of the University of Bedfordshire have won a national competition offered by the British Council in India. The University of Bedfordshire provides an MBM suite of one year courses to graduates who want to gain a solid foundation in Business and Management to improve their employability and career prospects.

The University is continually investing multi-million pounds in state-of-the-art facilities to provide students with the best environment to succeed. The brand new, three-storey Gateway building, opened its doors to students at the Bedford campus in 2015. The building features high-quality teaching spaces, lecture theatres, informal study areas and a new student services centre – everything you could need under one roof.

Beds contemporary en-suite accommodation features fully furnished flats for students to make a home away from home. Fitzroy Court and Wenlock Court provide 852 ultra modern bedrooms and fantastic communal recreational spaces, equipped gym and laundry facilities. There are eight further self-catered halls of residence - all close to the the campus and town centre.

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Higher Education Provider (HEP). Student Sponsor - Track Record

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Luton (England)

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Why choose University of Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire nurtures students to become educated, employable and entrepreneurial global citizens and committed to becoming the University of the Student Experience. The university is dedicated to provide every possible support that students require to be successful academically and professionally. What you do at university in addition to your studies can make all the difference when you apply for jobs after graduating. You may be a course rep, have a part-time job or be doing voluntary work - there are many ways to acquire and develop the skills that employers seek.

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