University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire

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The University of Gloucestershire is located in the southwest of the UK across three campuses. A couple of them are located in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester. Students can travel by train to major cities such as Birmingham (40 minutes), Bristol (40 minutes), and London (two hours) within a few hours. For students starting their studies in the UK, Gloucestershire offers excellent access to the rest of the country by road and rail.

Approximately 10,000 students from 60 countries make up the vibrant and connected community. At the University of Gloucestershire, more than 100 courses offer a high-quality education based on leading research. Gloucestershire also offers over 80 sports clubs and societies for students.

It is divided into eight distinct schools: the School of Art and Design, the School of Business and Technology, the School of Education, the School of Health and Social Care, the School of Liberal and Performing Arts, the School of Media, the School of Natural and Social Sciences, and the School of Sport and Exercise. Besides teaching, schools also have responsibilities for conducting research and directing commercial activities. The University offers over 80 undergraduate courses, 57 postgraduate courses, and Ph.D. degrees. It is a diverse, vibrant community with more than 12,000 students and 1,500 employees.

Among the undergraduate courses are Accounting and Law, Computing, Journalism, Business Management, Fine Arts, Humanities, Geography, Biology, Social Science, Education, and Sports, while the post-graduate programs include Accounting and Law, Business and Management, IT and Multimedia, Health and Social Care, Education, Humanities, Leisure, Media, Art and Design, Natural and Social Sciences, as well as Sports and Exercise. For undergraduate students, a variety of financial support packages are available, including Care Leavers Scholarships, Music Scholarships, Partnership Bursaries, Sports Excellence Funds, Financial Assistance Funds, and Emergency Short-Term Loans. The university also offers scholarships for unique sports supported by the Rugby Football Union, Football Association, England Netball, and English Cricket Board.

During their first year, undergraduates are provided with the right kind of support to develop a personal career plan, which is called the ‘Your Future Plan’ program at the university. Each campus has a HelpZone dedicated to student support where students can get advice, support, or assistance for any issues they may be facing. Among its alumni are TV presenter Adam Buxton, director Lewis Arnold, and Turner Prize nominated artist Cornelia Parker

In Gloucestershire, you will explore what matters to you and be supported in reaching your postgraduate goals. It doesn’t matter what you want to achieve from further study, they offer programs that will meet your needs

Why the University of Gloucestershire

The planet needs to be protected

Gloucestershire University is striving to become carbon net zero by 2030. As a student, you have the opportunity to help protect the world through smart living, research, field trips, community actions, and climate strikes.

Links to the industry and placements

More than 4,000 placements and internships are completed by our students each year, both in the UK and abroad..With internships at London Fashion Week and the BBC, beachfront hotels in South Carolina, or fast-paced A&E departments, our students push themselves to graduate on top.

Advice tailored to each individual

In every campus, they have a Helpzone that provides assistance to students. Whether it’s choosing where to live, accessing dyslexia support, scholarships, funding, or health and wellbeing support – no question is left unanswered.

Counties with festivals

In addition to jazz, science, food, and literature festivals, we host over 45 a year. The great outdoors is just one of the many things to enjoy here. There are over 500 pubs, clubs, and bars to choose from. The best of city life and country living can be found in Gloucestershire – it’s not what you might expect.

Lecturers with expert knowledge

Throughout your degree, you will be challenged and inspired by the lecturers, who are published experts, active researchers, practising artists, and experienced professionals. Their knowledge and connections are often up-to-date since they are still working in their field.

Perspectives for the world

Learning new skills and experiencing different cultures can be some of the best things about studying abroad. There are opportunities for you to study abroad, or complete international placements and field trips in places such as New York, South Africa, Vancouver, and Florence. 

A diverse community

With over 10,000 students, you’ll be part of a vibrant, connected community. Among the many sports clubs and societies at BAM, they also have the best freshers’ fair in the country (BAM Freshers’ Fayre Survey 2018).

Facilities of the highest quality

Through our new sports arena, Business School, and Design Centre, as well as our high-tech labs, mock nursing clinics, and film studios, our students work in industry-standard facilities.

Students are kept busy after graduation

Among higher education providers, the University of Glasgow ranks among the top 20 for graduates who have sustained employment, further study, or both five years after completing their course.The latest Graduate Outcomes Survey shows that 95% of graduates are employed or enrolled in further education after completing their course.


  • The Park Campus offers food and drink  
  • At Park Campus, there are green spaces  
  • An information center for media  
  • Centre for Design  
  • Centre for Computing & Engineering  
  • Campus Food & Drink at Francis Close Hall  
  • The Francis Close Hall has green spaces  
  • Charming Francis Close Hall  
  • Facilities for the natural and social sciences  
  • Facilities related to education and humanities  
  • The Hardwick Centre for Fine Art & Photography 

Student services for international students

International students receive comprehensive and relevant advice from the Student Services Team. On each campus, there is a Helpzone where students can receive support and assistance. Students can take advantage of the services of an International Student Advisor in order to have a successful and enjoyable time while studying abroad. The International Welcome Week provides all the information and support students need before starting their courses, and throughout the year, international students can enjoy a variety of trips, parties, and social events.


  • 96th in the 2022 Times University Guide
  • 71st in the 2022 Guardian University Guide
  • Based on the Guardian University Guide 2019, the University of Gloucestershire is ranked 55th out of 121 universities.
  • Listed 87th in Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities Published, 2021.
  • Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 ranks the university 38th for teaching quality and 44th for overall student experience.

Approximately 46 percent of the university’s total REF submission was rated three or four stars, and 71% in the top two bands for Art and Design, and 71% in Sport and Exercise.Art and Design received 78% of world-leading or internationally excellent grades in the REF, whereas Sport and Exercise attained 70%.

Gloucestershire University provides excellent student housing with all the necessary safety and security. Students at Gloucestershire University have access to excellent student housing that is safe and secure. A total of £38million has been invested in the university’s housing systems, including Pittville Student Village with its bar, gym, and outdoor sports fields. Additional 600 rooms here also include en-suite apartments for students. Due to the abundance of housing options, you will have the opportunity to live comfortably and socialize with other people.

With campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester, students can enjoy exploring the beautiful Cotswold surroundings, world-famous festivals, shopping and eating options, and an eclectic mix of music, sport and entertainment venues. With 45 festivals a year, work placements with global businesses right in your backyard and over 500 bars, clubs, and pubs to choose from, we’re so much more than just a pretty place to visit. There is a Purple Flag status held by Gloucester as a recognition that the city provides a diverse, safe, and enjoyable night-time environment.

More than 92% of graduates from the University of Gloucestershire are in employment or further study within six months of graduation. 

As part of the university’s Your Future Plan initiative, students are supported to become the best graduates possible, so that they can feel confident in their next step after graduation. Throughout the course, students will explore all options, clarify their goals, and develop the skills they need to achieve them.

Professional development opportunities and career and employability support are available to students. Having all this information will help you maximize your chances of finding an ideal job after graduation. Among the services offered are work placements, career advice and guidance, employability workshops, training, mentoring, internships, volunteering, study abroad, online resources, and part-time jobs.

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Entry Requirement

For an undergraduate Honours degree, entry requirements vary from course to course but typically range from 96 to 136 UCAS Tariff Points The degree will be awarded in 2022/23*. UK applicants are also usually required to meet the following requirements, in addition to the specific course UCAS Tariff requirements:

  • GCSEs in English and mathematics (or equivalent) with a grade of 4 or C
  • Some courses also require Grade 4/C or above in science
  • A minimum of two A levels (or equivalent) or at least one foundation degree

The admissions process for some courses (especially in creative subjects) relies more on interviews than UCAS Tariff points. After applying for such a course, the University of Gloucestershire will invite applicants for an interview.

Tuition Fee

  • MBA/PGDM programme offers 2 Courses  with duration of  12 months. Total cost INR 14.63 L.
  • MIM programme offers 4 Courses with duration of 12 months.Total cost INR 14.04 L – 14.63 L.
  • MS programme offers 9 Courses with duration  of 45 weeks-18 months. Total cost  INR 13.76 L – 14.32 L.
  • M.Des programme offers 1 Courses with duration of 12 months. Total cost INR 13.76 L.
  • MEM  programme offers 1 Courses with duration of  18 months. Total cost  INR 14.04 L.
  • B.E. / B.Tech programme offers 20 Courses with duration of  3-4 years. Total cost  INR 13.76 L – 14.04 L
  • BBA programme offers 11 Courses with duration of 3-4 years. Total cost INR 13.76 L – 14.04 L
  • B.Sc. programme offers 3 Courses with duration of 3 years. Total cost INR 13.76 L
  • BHM programme offers 1 Course with duration os 3 years. Total cost INR 14.04 L
  • M.A.  programme offers 1 Courses with duration o 12 months. Total cost  INR 13.76 L.

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Scholarships and funds are always sought by students, especially international students, in order to reduce their expenses. To help students manage their costs, the University of Gloucestershire offers several types of awards each year.

  • Academic Merit Scholarship
  • International Postgraduate Merit Scholarships
  • International Bursaries
  • Care Leavers Scholarship
  • Sports Scholarships
  • University of Gloucestershire International Scholarship
  • Progression Partner Award
  • Academic Merit Scholarship 2021-22

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Courses and Faculty

The University of Gloucestershire offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, courses and apprenticeships. Coursework, real-life projects, placements and field trips allow you to put your learning into practice with the help of industry experts.

  • English Courses (10 Week)
  • English Courses (6 Week)
  • English Courses (Online) (10 Week)
  • English Courses (Online) (15 Week)
  • English Courses (Online) (6 Week)
  • Accounting and Business Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Animal Biology
  • Animation
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Studies
  • Architecture
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Business & Management (Human Resource Management)
  • Business and Management
  • Business and Management (Digital Business)
  • Business and Management (Enterprise & Innovation)
  • Business and Management (Law)
  • Business and Marketing Management
  • Business Management and Strategy (Level 6)
  • Communications and Media
  • Computer and Cyber Forensics
  • Computer Games Design
  • Computer Games Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Computing (Level 6)
  • Computing Technologies
  • Construction Project Management
  • Creative Advertising
  • Creative Writing
  • Crime and Criminal Justice (Level 6)
  • Criminology
  • Criminology and Psychology
  • Criminology and Sociology
  • Cyber and Computer Security
  • Dance
  • Dance (Level 6)
  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Digital Media
  • Drama and Performance Practice
  • Drama and Performance Practice (Level 6)
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Ecology and Environmental Science
  • Education
  • Education, Inclusion and Special Ed Needs
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (4 Years)
  • English
  • English and Creative Writing
  • English Literature and Creative Writing
  • Events Management
  • Fashion Design
  • Film Production
  • Fine Art
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Games Art
  • Geography
  • Geography (3 Years)
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Social Care
  • Healthcare Science (Ophthalmic Imaging)
  • History
  • History and Philosophy
  • History and Politics
  • History and Religious Studies
  • Human Geography
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Control Engineering
  • Industrial Control Engineering (4 Years)
  • Interior Architecture and Design
  • Interior Design
  • International Business Management
  • International Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Journalism and Communications (Level 6)
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Law
  • Law (Corporate Law)
  • Law (Individual Rights)
  • Logistics Management
  • Magazine Journalism and Production
  • Marketing
  • Marketing (Advertising and Branding)
  • Marketing (Consumer Behaviour Insights)
  • Marketing (Digital Innovation)
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering (4 Years)
  • Music Business
  • Nursing (Adult)
  • Nursing (Learning Disabilities)
  • Nursing (Mental Health)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operating Department Practice
  • Paramedic Science
  • Paramedic Science (Level 6)
  • Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts (Level 6)
  • Philosophy and Politics
  • Photography
  • Photography: Editorial and Advertising
  • Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Education and Coaching
  • Physiotherapy
  • Popular Music
  • Primary Education with QTS
  • Professional Policing
  • Psychology
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Religion Philosophy and Ethics
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sound and Music Production
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Sport Business Management
  • Sport Business Management (High Performance Leadership)
  • Sport Coaching Science
  • Sport Coaching Science (4 Years)
  • Sports Journalism
  • Sports Therapy
  • Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation
  • Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation (4 Years)
  • Television Production
  • Urban Planning
  • Visual Communication
  • Working with Children, Young People & Families
  • Accounting and Finance (Top-Up)
  • Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Advanced Professional Practice
  • Advanced Restorative Practitioner
  • Animation
  • Applied Ecology
  • Communications, PR and the Media
  • Conservation GIS
  • Creative and Critical Writing
  • Criminology
  • Cyber Forensic Investigation
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Digital Construction
  • Early Years with Early Years Teacher Status
  • Education
  • Education, Ethics and Leadership
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Film Making
  • Financial Technology
  • Fine Art
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Game Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Psychology
  • Higher Education Leadership and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Management (Top-Up)
  • Illustration
  • Inclusive Education
  • Industrial Control Engineering
  • International Business
  • International Business Law and Management
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture (Conversion)
  • Legal Research
  • Marketing
  • MBA (Business Administration)
  • MBA (Business Administration) (Top-Up)
  • MBA (Global Business Administration)
  • MBA (Global Business Administration) (with Placement)
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASENCO Award)
  • Photography
  • Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)
  • Primary Education
  • Professional Practice in PE and School Sport
  • Professional Practice in Sports Coaching
  • Professional Practice: Lifestyle Management in Sport
  • Psychology
  • School Direct – General Primary
  • Screenwriting
  • Secondary Education Art and Design
  • Secondary Education Biology
  • Secondary Education Computing
  • Secondary Education English
  • Secondary Education Geography
  • Secondary Education History
  • Secondary Education Mathematics
  • Secondary Education Physical Education
  • Social Work
  • Sports Communications and Digital Media
  • Sports Performance Analysis
  • Sports Strength and Conditioning
  • Sports Therapy
  • Urban Planning and Design
  • Allied Health Professions
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Architecture, Construction and Environment
  • Art
  • Business Administration
  • Creative Computing
  • Design
  • Education
  • Education (Doctorate)
  • Engineering Technologies
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Film and Television
  • Humanities
  • Journalism and Communications
  • Law, Accounting and Finance
  • Marketing, Events, Hospitality and Tourism
  • Music and Sound
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts and Production
  • Photography
  • Psychological Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work and Social Care
  • Sport and Exercise
  • Sports Leadership, Education and Society
  • Strategy, Enterprise Leadership and Management
  • Teacher Education
  • Technical and Applied Computing

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

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The University of Gloucestershire offers top courses in business, finance, and computer science.

There are over 8500 international students studying at the university in different courses. As a result, the university is a melting pot of cultures from around the world.

There is also a Helpzone where students can receive support and guidance for any problems they may encounter. The Student Services Team provides relevant guidance and support to international students.

There are accommodations available for international students. However, they must apply before the deadline.

In addition to the 288 undergraduate programmes, the University offers 82 postgraduate programmes

Yes, the university offers merit-based scholarships to international students, so your previous academic performance will always be an advantage

The university has more than 10,000 students enrolled in different programs. The variety of programs offered attracts more students.

After graduating from the campus, 94.3% of graduates find employment within six months.