University of Huddersfield

601–800 th
World University Rankings 2020
151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2019
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, United Kingdom

Founded in 1825, the University of Huddersfield – originally the Huddersfield Scientific and Mechanic Institute – has a longstanding tradition of providing vocational education.

Today, with student numbers at more than 24,000, the university continues to emphasise professional experience alongside academic study, with all students given the opportunity to undertake work placements and sandwich courses. Around 70% of Huddersfield students gain a professional qualification alongside their main degree and many courses also include a new language as an extra module.


Aided by strong industry links, Huddersfield also prides itself in being a leader in the field of enterprise. It supports self-starters and was awarded with the THE Entrepreneurial University of the Year award in 2012. Its new, state-of-the-art 3M Buckley Innovation Centre promotes innovation and collaboration between students, faculty and local business start-ups.

Overseas study opportunities are available to students within Europe and further afield via Huddersfield’s partnerships with Hong Kong Polytechnic University and SUNY (State University of New York), among others.

The university comprises seven academic schools and is located in Huddersfield town centre, alongside the picturesque Narrow Canal and tree-lined towpath, old bridges and converted mills.

It recently opened Student Central, a new £22.5m development that brings together learning and leisure facilities under one roof.

With a lower cost of living compared to other parts of the UK, Huddersfield is a popular student destination. Mid-way between Leeds and Manchester, it offers easy access to two major northern cities as well as the great outdoors. The Peak District National Park is also within easy reach, which offers activities such as hiking, rock climbing, caving, sailing, quad biking, horse riding and more.

Alumni of the university include the politician Lord David Blunkett, BBC Breakfast presenter Sally Nugent, the actor Rob James-Collier who played Thomas Barrow in Downton Abbey, and Adil Ray, who co-writes and stars in Citizen Khan.

The University of Huddersfield is a modern, innovative university with a reputation for supporting international students like you to prepare for your career. You will learn from excellent teachers to gain practical experience, while enjoying one of the best student experiences in the UK.

Begin your journey to a successful career at the International Study Centre. Our pathway programmes will prepare you for the challenges of degree-level study in the UK, providing you with the academic knowledge and English language skills needed to succeed at the University of Huddersfield.

Whether you are interested in creative arts, computing, engineering or business, there is a course at the International Study Centre to suit you. Each programme will raise your academic skills, English language level and study skills to help you prepare and progress to your chosen degree.

International Foundation Year
Prepare for your undergraduate degree in a three-term programme that will develop your academic knowledge, study skills and English language skills.

Choose from five routes:

Business and Law, Hospitality and Tourism, Management, Marketing, Transport and Logistics
Computing, Engineering and Science
Creative Arts
Social & Behavioural Sciences
Social Sciences & Health

International Year One
An intensive, three-term programme designed to develop your skills and prepare you for the second year of your undergraduate degree.

Choose from four routes:

Business Management
Business Studies

Extended International Year One
A four-term programme of academic subjects, study skills, career support and additional English language support, preparing you for the second year of your undergraduate degree. You can choose from three routes:

Business Management
Business Studies

The Pre-Master's is a two-term programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training, preparing you for a master's degree at the University of Huddersfield. You can choose from two routes:

Art and Design

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Key statistics

  • 20.7
    No. of students per staff
  • 24%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 55 : 45
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 14,483
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings