University of Huddersfield
The University of Huddersfield is a modern,successful and innovative university with a long and proud tradition in teaching and research. Formed in 1825, originally as a Scientific and Mechanic Institute, the University has kept its scientific and mechanical roots and over the last 180 years it has successfully expanded into business, art, humanities, education and health sciences.
From its modest beginnings, the University now has over 22,500 students including 3,500 postgraduate students.
Our international students are an important part of our University – in fact we currently have over 85 different nationalities represented on campus.
There are seven schools of study: Applied Sciences, Engineering and Computing, Art & Design, Education and Professional Development, Huddersfield University Business School, Human and Health Sciences, Music and Humanities
• The University is constantly upgrading and updating facilities for all these departments and also for all non-academic activity, so that our students have the best facilities for the best complete student experience.upgrading
• We are renowned for our excellence and have been rated amongst the very best for our teaching quality, as independently judged by the UK Quality Assurance Agency, and our students consistently rate their experience with us very highly. We were the highest climbing University in the Guardian rankings 2010 and are currently ranked in the top 50 universities in the UK.
Studying at Huddersfield
The University of Huddersfield is among the UK’s top five providers of “sandwich courses” where students can undertake a paid work placement in industry or commerce. That’s one of the reasons why we have also got such an impressive record for graduate employment. It’s a direct result of our practical and vocational approach, combining real work experience with high academic standards.
Each year over 800 students take part in sandwich year placements in industry or commerce and another 1,400 take part in some form of shorter placement scheme.
Huddersfield is located between Manchester and Leeds with a population of approximately 200,000. The town offers a friendly, close knit community where students can enjoy life and be successful in their studies.
It is one of the largest towns in the UK and offers all the sporting, cultural and social amenities you would expect from a major regional centre.