University of Gloucestershire
You’ll be joining a community of students and expert lecturers who challenge each other to discover new things. We offer over 4,000 placements and internships to help you prepare for your graduate career. We’re also the most sustainable university in the UK, so you can help to protect the planet.
Top reasons to study here
1. Protect the planet
2. Industry links and placements
3. Accommodation guarantee
4. 1-to-1 advice
5. Festival county
6. Expert lecturers
7. Over 96% of our Study Abroad students reported an increase in self-confidence
8. A diverse community
9. Cutting edge facilities
10. Over 93% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating
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about University of Gloucestershire
With career-focused degrees, many accredited by professional bodies, students will develop the confidence and skills to achieve their career ambitions. All within the stunning setting of the University of Gloucestershire campus.
- Established in 1847
- Total number of students: 12,000
- Number of international students: 600+
- Nationalities represented: 60+
We are ranked 6th overall in the 2019 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) and 7th for research skills.
As a student-centred, learning-led university, we believe that the creation and application of new knowledge is fundamental to our mission.
Our research and professional practice has impact for society and business, informing our curriculum and enhancing learning opportunities for our students. Our students are involved in the development and application of new knowledge, working collaboratively with staff and other students. In our view, this is a defining feature of an excellent higher education experience.
Students love studying within the beautiful landscaped gardens and lakes that surround the modern University campus. At Park campus students have access to excellent IT and library facilities that are open seven days a week in term time. The School of Media’s industry-standard, specialist facilities are ideal for any creative student.
1. Park Campus
Home to a wide range of dynamic courses including Media, Design, Computing and Advertising, Park Campus brings together students and professionals from a colourful range of creative backgrounds. It boasts the newly-expanded Media Centre, which features a modern animation suite, film and TV studios, and – most recently – a brand new computing and technology suite with access to the latest technology and software. Here, you’ll also find the INTO Centre, along with a selection of student accommodation options, a refectory, subject-specific library, student bar and dedicated ‘Helpzone’. This beautiful campus is set amongst 24 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens, and just a 10-15 minute walk from the delightful town of Cheltenham – making it an idyllic location to live, study and grow.
2. Francis Close
HallSometimes referred to as the ‘Hogwarts’ of UoG, Francis Close Hall is a beautiful campus with historic architecture reminiscent of Harry Potter’s famous school. It’s a truly inspiring place to study, offering a range of courses in Humanities; Education; Natural and Social Sciences; and more. It’s the University’s oldest campus, having been part of the institution for nearly 170 years – so Francis Close Hall students have a lot to be proud of. It’s located just a 5-10 minute walk from Cheltenham town centre, so you’ll be within easy reach of countless restaurants, shops, theatres and more.
3. Oxstalls campus
Offering varied timetables including Sport, Performing Arts and Business, Oxstalls Campus is ideally located just a 15-20 minute walk from Gloucester’s city centre. You’ll have easy access to the city’s vibrant shops, theatres and cafes, making it a dynamic and exciting place to study. Since 2018, Oxstalls has been the proud home of the University of Gloucestershire’s School of Business and Technology – an £18 million development where you’ll find courses in Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Finance. You’ll also find a host of other impressive investments across Oxstalls, including the Growth Hub and a new Performing Arts and Events centre.
This campus is home to the Centre for Art and Photography. There are plenty of facilities on campus to support students to explore their creativity, including dedicated studio spaces, a dark room, a processing room, a Mac suite, fine art studios and a sculpture yard.
- 6th in the UK for Criminology (Guardian University Guide 2019).
- 9th in the UK for Film Production and Photography (Guardian University Guide 2019).
- 8th in the UK for Town and Country Planning and Landscape (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).
- 11th in the UK for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism (The Complete University Guide 2019).
- Top 20 in the UK for Sports Science (Guardian University Guide 2019).
- Top 30 in the UK for Geography and Environmental Studies (Guardian University Guide 2019).
- Top 30 in the UK for Biosciences (Guardian University Guide 2019).
- Top 40 in the UK for Fashion and Textiles (Guardian University Guide 2019).
- Top 50 in the UK for Business, Management and Marketing (Guardian University Guide 2019).
- Top 50 in the UK for Journalism, Publishing and PR (Guardian University Guide 2019).
- Undergraduate students on many business degrees have an international field trip included in the degree.
- Placements in every year of study provide practical work experience for students on Events, Hospitality and Tourism degrees.
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