A cozy student-city, Hatfield hosts one of UK's leading universities in the business area and offers a safe environment for your study abroad experience. You will be able to choose a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in numerous subject areas, from finance, law, engineering, to arts and humanities. Hatfield has a relaxed atmosphere, but you can easily travel to London whenever you feel like tasting the big city life. Benefit from excellent teaching, top research facilities, career-oriented classes, and make new friends from all corners of the world. Hatfield is a city in the county of Hatfield, in southern England, and has a population of over 30,000 inhabitants, and almost just as many students. Hatfield’s train station links to London Kings Cross, taking approximately 20 minutes to reach UK’s capital.
The city of Hatfield was associated with aircraft design and manufacture, and remembered as the city where it was developed the world's first commercial jet liner, the Comet. Today, the Hatfield Business Park is home to an impressive array of businesses.
Important companies and employers in Hatfield include: Computacenter, GE Healthcare, Compass Group, EE (formerly T-Mobile), Tesco, Ocado, Porsche, the Environment Agency, Mitsubishi Electric, David Lloyd, Henkle, DHL Supply Chain, etc. Internship opportunities are available in companies in the city during your studies.
Hatfield offers a number of opportunities for entertainment and relaxation. The city is surrounded by beautiful and vestal countryside and it is close to the historic Roman city of St. Albans. Hatfield was one of the post-war New Towns built around London and has much modernist architecture from the period of the 1950’s.
Some of the most important tourist attractions in Hatfield are: the nine-screen Odeon cinema, the Mill Green Museum, the Art and Design Gallery, the Weston Auditorium and the Forum Hertfordshire, a music venue. The Hatfield House, a Jacobean house with gardens and park, is also one of Hatfield’s’ landmarks.
Shopping centres in the new town include the Galleria outlet shopping centre, the Stable Yard and at two supermarkets, ASDA and Tesco. Hatfield also has one public swimming pool, and four sports/leisure centres, of which two have indoor swimming pools.
Places to visit nearby Hatfield include the Berkhamsted Castle, the Gardens of the Rose, the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum, Royston Cave, Cedars Park, and many more.
Hatfield has a pronounced international character, particularly through its student’s population. The city receives every year over 5,000 international and exchange students, coming from 100 different countries.
Apart from students, you may encounter a significant number of expats that came in Hatfield for work opportunities, such as Chinese, Indian people and more.
Hatfield experiences an oceanic climate, similar to almost all of the United Kingdom. The average temperature in the summer rises to 19°C (66.2 °F), with August being the warmest month. In the winter, temperatures drop to an average of 6 °C (42.8 °F). There is a great deal of rainfall in Hatfield, so you will often need to keep an umbrella and a rain coat close to you.