We value real-world experience to prepare you for life beyond university. That’s why at Bedfordshire, you can take part in a range of relevant and exciting activities alongside your degree. There’s a whole host of opportunities available to boost your knowledge, develop your skills, and enhance your employability - from masterclasses, industry visits and internships, to Students' Union clubs, cultural visits and volunteering. You can now call to apply for a place and start this September.




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Computer Science and Technology

Computer Science and Technology

Many of our computing courses are accredited by The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). We have partnerships with world-leading companies such as National Instruments and 7Safe, enabling a career focused curriculum. With teaching led by world-class research and driven by business projects, you’ll have exceptional career prospects when you leave us.

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Sport Science & Physical Activity

Sport Science and Physical Activity

With access to industry-standard, state-of-the-art facilities, including a human performance laboratory, a muscle cellular laboratory and sport and science labs, we provide an exciting and dynamic hands-on teaching and learning experience. During your studies you’ll also have the opportunity to develop your knowledge further by getting involved with research projects and through undertaking additional sporting qualifications alongside your degree. We also have links with both local and national organisations, providing you with opportunities to gain industry-related work experience to enhance your employability.

We have five possible sport scholarships on offer for you to apply for. They are designed to support and develop you in your chosen sports. Read about our Sport Scholarships

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Media, Journalism and Culture

Media, Journalism & Culture

From strong industry links and internships, Students' Union societies and scholarships, to cultural visits, volunteering and master classes, we offer you more than a degree to develop your talents - all in state of the art facilities across our campuses.

These are some of the reasons we ranked 16 in the UK for added value in The Guardian University Guide 2018. We are also proud that we achieved a Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). You will have all the facilities available to graduate as a professional. .

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Many of our psychology courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and confer eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, increasing your employability by giving you a qualification that employers understand and value. We help you apply theory to real-life situations, ensuring that you receive an ideal balance of theory and practice. Our specialist facilities include first-class labs and computing environments and you’ll be encouraged to work with staff on research projects, as well as conducting your own research with opportunities to present at conferences.

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Dance, Theatre & Performing Arts

Dance, Theatre & Performing Arts

With three dance studios and a 280-seat theatre, you will be taught in industry-standard facilities by staff with experience in performance, choreography and directing. You will develop skills that will enhance your employability and learn the importance of networking as you begin to grow your own network of contacts. You will also be visited by industry professionals and have the opportunity to gain experience through volunteering and work placements.

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Art and Design

Art and Design

Gain hands-on experience of industry-standard technologies and software with our practice-based teaching and learning. Working on live projects will provide you with the experience of working in industry. With excellent links in industry, you’ll benefit from regular guest speakers as well as opportunities to enhance your employability with work placements. You’ll also have the chance to exhibit your work at our Art and Design degree show.

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Gaining practical experience is key when thinking of life beyond university. Here at Bedfordshire we offer ample opportunities to put your new found skills to the test. Our Law students are able to work in our Law Moot Court, and also within our Law Clinic, alongside academics, qualified lawyers and local advisors, on live cases to enhance your experience of legal practice. You can also gain an additional National Association of Licensed Paralegals (NALP) qualification on top of your Law degree.

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Education and Training

Education and Training

Engage with prospective employers through placements across our 500 partnership schools, as well as in children’s centres, nurseries, youth clubs and other relevant organisations. Our Education and Teacher Training courses have an excellent reputation, with academic roots in Education dating back to 1882. Prepare for your professional career with courses that respond to the changing national priorities and issues in education.

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Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Many of our social science courses are accredited by the National Youth Agency and the Health and Care Professional Council, and courses are developed in partnership with practice agencies to ensure you acquire knowledge relevant to the industry.

We’re highly recognised for our research, being awarded the Queens Anniversary prize for Higher and Further Education in 2013 and are committed to ensuring that your learning is underpinned by relevant research.

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Accounting, Finance and Economics

Accounting, Finance and Economics

Our Accounting, Finance and Economics courses have an international focus and offer opportunities to gain relevant work experience. Work in our state-of-the-art facilities, including the Financial Trading Room which simulates a real trading environment to get you ready for your professional career once you graduate. You can also benefit from ACCA course accreditation which secures maximum exemption from ACCA examinations to further support your career development and future earnings potential.

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English Language and Communication

English Language and Communication

We are an established centre of high-quality teaching and research, with a strong record for student satisfaction. We offer a wide range of courses, focusing on developing your employability and career management. We have strong links with professional bodies, providing opportunities for you to build your network and gain placement opportunities. We are also home to the internationally recognised Centre for Research in Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA).

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Life Sciences

Life Sciences

With courses accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), your career prospects will be advanced if you study a life science course with Bedfordshire. Our teaching staff are active in research, which will enhance your learning by exposing you to the latest advances in a range of areas. You’ll also work in our recently refurbished and purpose-built laboratory facilities, to further aid your learning. Forensic Science students have access to our Scene of Crime room; where you will investigate realistic crime scenes and dust for finger prints, take swabs and gather important evidence.

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Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Our healthcare courses are developed in collaboration with local healthcare providers and health authorities, to ensure the learning you receive meets the benchmark set for care providers. You’ll spend 50% of your time in industry, and we have an on-campus simulation centre to further enhance you clinical skills. Our Nursing and Midwifery courses lead to professional registration and are approved in partnership with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Our Operating Department Practice and Paramedic Science courses are approved in collaboration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Aswell as running our nursing courses in Luton, we run Child Nursing at our Bedford campus and Adult and Mental Health at our Aylesbury campus.

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Marketing, Tourism and Event Management

Marketing, Tourism and Event Management

Our Marketing, Tourism and Event Management courses provide a stimulating learning environment combined with practice to give you the skills you need to succeed in industry. Students secure placements in a range of high-profile companies, including the Hilton London and TUI Travel PLC to name but a few. Work in our fantastic facilities such as the Business Pods, take part in field trips and live projects for real business clients, and benefit from our professional course accreditations including CIM, and CIPR.

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Welcome package

First year UK and EU students get a welcome package worth £450 which includes money to spend on gym membership, books, laptops or even a Go Global trip.

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£450 Welcome package

The University of Bedfordshire Welcome Package is one of the most flexible support packages offered by British universities. The Welcome Package gives students choice about how they spend their money, whether on identified additional course costs or extra curricular activities on campus.

Students can also choose to use their welcome package to pay their deposit towards a Go Global overseas trip.

Your Beds Money Card 2018-19

The Welcome Package is worth £450 in total over three years. Eligible students will receive £300 'Your Beds Money credit' to spend at John Smith's bookshop on books, additional course materials*, or a range of other services on University of Bedfordshire campuses.**

Students will also receive £50 print credit in the first, second and third year.

The Welcome Package is available to all new first year full time undergraduate UK and EU students domiciled in the UK who pay the maximum tuition fee for a BA/BSc course.

The University is extending the use of the ‘Your Beds Money Card’ to be used on a range of University services including: Go Global deposit and Aspire Gym membership.

Students will automatically receive their ‘Your Beds Money Card’ at registration and do not need to apply for the welcome package.

*Applicants will be notified of any additional course costs prior to registration, most of which can be purchased with your ‘Your Beds Money Card’.

**The University is extending the use of the ‘Your Beds Money Card’ to be used on a range of University services including: campus retail outlets, Go Global deposit, and Aspire Gym membership.


From Academic Scholarships and Sport Scholarships to Foundation Year Bursaries. Take a look at how we may be able to support you financially.

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Foundation Year Degree Bursary

All full-time, new UK students (and EU students who are UK domiciled) undertaking a degree with Foundation Year in 2018 will be eligible to receive a Foundation Year Bursary, worth £500.

This is a bursary for students undertaking the Foundation Year as part of an integrated four-year degree.

The bursary is a cash bursary and will be delivered via instalments throughout the academic year 2018/19.

The Foundation Year Degree Bursary is worth £500 made up of two installments paid over one year.

Sport Scholarships

Sport Scholarships are available for students who have a record of performance in sport and who aspire to train and compete at the highest levels.

Care Leavers Bursary

The Care Leavers Bursary is available to all students under 25 who are currently open to and supported by a local authority leaving care service and fulfil the criteria stated in the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000; who are studying on a degree programme and paying £9,250 tuition fees.

Additional support for students

The University also offers practical support to students who get into financial difficulties.

Please contact for information on what help is available.


Fees can vary depending on whether you are applying for a Foundation Year or year one of your degree. Some courses may require you to pay some extra costs, for example, special clothing, such as dance shoes, or equipment, such as a portfolio for art work.

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Tuition fees help cover the costs of university, such as salaries of teaching staff and the cost of the equipment and facilities you will use during your studies.

To work out the approximate cost of your studies, multiply the tuition fee amount by the number of years you will be studying.

Tuition fees help cover the costs of university, such as salaries of teaching staff and also the cost of the equipment and facilities that you will use during your studies.

To work out the approximate cost of your studies, you should multiply the tuition fee amount by the number of years that you will be studying.

Fee schedules

The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250. You can apply for a tuition fee and maintenance loan. We offer a generous package of scholarships and bursaries.

The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro rata to £6,160. A 30-credit unit therefore costs £1,540. 120 credits are required to complete each stage of an undergraduate course. A stage is the equivalent of one year of full time study. Tuition fee loans and maintenance cost loans may be available for part-time study.

More information about 2018-19 fees can be found on the UK Government's student finance website

Download our Tuition Fee Schedule 2018-19 - PDF 201.8 KB


Five great reasons to live in University-endorsed accommodation.

1Instant opportunity to make new friends
2Safe and secure - with trained security staff on site 24/7, and fob and swipe card entry systems
3All inclusive value – your rent covers all bills and contents insurance
4Stay connected – free Wi-Fi in all rooms, helping you easily connect with people from home as well as your new friends
5Village Life programme – regular events such as BBQs, movie nights and day trips


Campus Tour

Discovering what it’s like at Beds is to experience it. We run campus tours during clearing between 10am and 4pm at Bedford campus and Luton campus.

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Accommodation tour

Accommodation is guaranteed to all first-year students. Take a look around where you will be living when you start your studies.

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1What is Clearing?

Clearing is a process managed by UCAS that gives students the opportunity to find a course at university if they haven’t managed to secure one. If you haven't yet applied to university, you have changed your mind about your current course choice, or your circumstances have changed, then you can use Clearing to find alternative courses to study for September 2018.

2Do I have to apply through UCAS?

If you are a UK or EU student wanting to study an undergraduate degree or foundation year and already within UCAS, you must apply through UCAS. If you are not in the UCAS system, then you can apply direct to us from 5 July. If you are an international student you can apply directly to Beds by emailing

3I haven’t had my results yet but I'm interested in applying to Beds through Clearing, what do I need to do?

Chat to one of our advisors via phone or live chat to find out about your options.