University of Bedfordshire

Luton, England, United Kingdom
The University of Bedfordshire is a modern, innovative university with a heritage of top quality education going back more than 100 years. We nurture our students to become educated, employable and entrepreneurial global citizens.



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.


  • University of Bedfordshire Business School
  • Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science
  • Faculty of Education & Sport
  • Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
  • Department of Journalism & Communications
  • School of Art & Design
  • Department of Applied Social Studies
  • Department of Computer Science and Technology
  • Department of English Language and Communication
  • Department of Education Studies
  • Department of Media Arts & Production
  • Department of Performing Arts & English
  • Department of Sport Science and Physical Activity
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Department of Teacher Education
  • Department of Clinical Education and Leadership
  • Department of Healthcare Practice
  • Department of Life Sciences


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%.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (25)
Applied Sciences & Professions (18)
Education & Training (17)
Business & Management (16)
Social Sciences (12)
Arts, Design & Architecture (11)
Computer Science & IT (6)
Law (6)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Engineering & Technology (4)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (4)
Humanities (4)
Journalism & Media (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

University Ranking

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Student services

We support our students in all aspects of their life and encourage them to influence the education and services we provide.

  • Superb facilities across all our subject areas
  • Study skills development
  • Career and job-seeking guidance
  • Volunteer and work experience
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Modern accommodation
  • Personal tutors

Housing services

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.

Library services

Our libraries are open 24/7 and offer a range of services aimed at supporting your studies while you are at University including:

  • 4,000+ ebooks
  • 280,000+ books
  • 30,000+ ejournals
  • 1,200+ print journals
  • 80+ databases

ICT services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

Luton campus

  • The Luton campus is the University of Bedfordshire's main campus. It is located right in the heart of Luton town centre.
Bedford campus
  • The Bedford campus is located in Polhill Avenue, Bedford.
Putteridge Bury campus
  • Putteridge Bury campus is the home of our postgraduate courses and conference centre, and is located on the outskirts of Luton.
Buckinghamshire campus
  • The Buckinghamshire campus is located in the town of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. Nursing and midwifery students are taught here.
Butterfield Park
  • Butterfield Park is located approximately four miles from the main Luton campus.
University Campus Milton Keynes (UCMK)
  • UCMK is our newest campus based in the heart of Milton Keynes.

Sports facilities

Bedford Facilities:

  • Alexander Sports Centre
  • The Arena
  • Riverside Tennis Centre
  • Bedford International Athletic Stadium
  • Astro
  • Outdoor Pitches
  • Bookings
  • Student Bookings
  • Aspire Gym Bedford
Luton Facilities:
  • Venue 360
  • Hightown Sports and Arts Centre
  • Inspire: Luton Sports Village


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.

Luton, England, United Kingdom