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 Huddersfield, United Kingdom

University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Join the University of Huddersfield and you’ll be part of a global postgraduate community working alongside award-winning academics and world-leading research teams, focused on developing the skills you need for your future success.

Enhancing your career

A postgraduate qualification will allow you to stand out from the crowd with specialist knowledge, expertise and skills or even allow you to change career direction entirely.

  • 98.4% of our postgraduate students go on to work and/or further study within fifteen months of graduating. *
  • £30.4k is the average salary of our postgraduate students fifteen months after graduating. **

*HESA Graduate Outcomes 2018/19, UK domiciled, other activities excluded.
**HESA Graduate Outcomes 2018/19, UK domiciled, Full-time UK employment.

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Teaching excellence

Here at Huddersfield, we’re recognised as a centre of teaching excellence. So, you’ll learn from the best, helping you be the best.

  • We’re the first among all universities in England for the percentage of academic staff with a Master’s degree or above, with 96%.*
  • All our permanent teaching staff** have, or are completing, doctorates. This expertise, together with our teaching credentials, means that you will learn from academics at the forefront of their subject area.
  • Our staff rank in the top three in England for the proportion who hold doctorates, who have higher degrees, and hold teaching qualifications. *
  • We are second in the country for National Teaching Fellowships, which mark the UK’s best lecturers in Higher Education, winning a total of 18 since 2008.
  • We were the first and are the only university in the UK where 100% of permanent teaching staff*** are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.
  • In 2017, we won the first annual Global Teaching Excellence Award, recognising our commitment to world-class teaching and success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers.

*HESA 2022
**Permanent staff, after probation; research degrees applies to those on contracts of more than half-time.
***Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.

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Fitting studies around you

Most of our taught postgraduate degrees and all of our research degrees can be studied full-time or part-time and some courses offer distance learning. You can also consider undertaking a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma; these qualifications are steps towards a Master’s degree, are internationally recognised and can be built upon in the future.

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Fees and funding

Postgraduate study and research is now more accessible than you think, thanks to the introduction of Government loans to support with tuition fees and the cost of living. We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Tuition fees vary depending on the course/programme you choose and details can be found within our online course finder directory.

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Supporting your journey

We’ve invested £156million in exciting new buildings, top class facilities and support services to ensure Huddersfield is an amazing place to learn.  With everything accessible across one campus and set at the heart of a lively town surrounded by stunning countryside, you’ll soon feel at home.

Our postgraduate community is made up of over 5,200, including taught students and researchers from nearly 100 different nationalities. We offer a whole range of specialist support to ensure you get the most out of your studies.

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Visit us

There’s nothing quite like a visit to campus to get a feel for what studying with us is really like.  We have regular Postgraduate Study Fairs throughout the year, giving you the opportunity to visit campus, speak to staff and current students and get top tips on making your application.

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If you’re unable to attend on-campus events in person, our International Office attend a range of overseas events and webinars where you can find out more about the University:

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Nursing & Health (27) Social Work (32) Finance (14) Computer Science (8) Education (11) Politics & Government (30) Business & Management (5) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Psychology (31) Creative Arts & Design (9) Economics (10) Materials Science (24) Geography (17) Medicine (26) Communication & Media Studies (7) Engineering (12) Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Biological Sciences (4) Chemistry (6) Sociology (33) Law (22) Mathematics (25) Forensic & Archaeological Sciences (16) History & Archaeology (19) Physics (29) Theology & Religious Studies (34) Environmental Sciences (13) Anthropology (2) Agriculture (1)

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Whatever you aim to do in life, it pays to get a good education. And with high standards of teaching and learning and excellent facilities that's exactly what our students can expect from the University of Huddersfield.

Huddersfield is one of the largest towns in the UK. Located in the North of England, the University is very much at the heart of the town and the local community.

The University of Huddersfield is a growing centre of research and excellence and we always push the boundaries of knowledge. Our academic staff are continually rated as providing high quality teaching in an exciting and stimulating environment.

The University is friendly and welcoming with facilities and departments contained on one town centre campus site close to all the local services, shops and transport links.

In September 2010 we opened a new Business School at an investment of over £17m, providing a modern and professional learning environment for all our students.

We warmly welcome students from over 130 countries each year. The university has been the academic home to many international students over the last 50 years. Their presence has enriched campus life and helped to create the diverse and friendly cosmopolitan atmosphere on which so many of our visitors comment.

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A warm welcome to the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Huddersfield.

Whether you are considering studying at the University, are interested in our research and opportunities to undertake research in the School or you are looking for general information about our work, we hope you find the information you need.

Each of our subject areas has its own mini-site on the School of Applied Sciences website, with information to help you find the right course for you.

Chemical and Biological Sciences
Forensic and Analytical Science
Nutrition and Health
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
Forensic and Analytical Science

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Our School is an exciting place in which to learn and work. We aim to deliver an inspirational learning experience and undertake pioneering research with a practical emphasis. We believe strongly in the quality of the support we offer to our students, employers and all our working partners.

Our staff are innovative and creative practitioners who offer expertise in their field and bring energy and enthusiasm to their work. Their established industry links allow us to continually refresh and update our teaching and research activities, keeping pace with an ever changing and increasingly technological world. This, along with our modern facilities, has allowed us to establish a reputation for the quality and professionalism of our courses, our teaching and our internationally recognised research.

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Making a difference to the future prospects of others and ensuring their personal development is both rewarding and worthwhile.

Study with us
The School of Education and Professional Development at the University of Huddersfield offers a range of teacher training and taught postgraduate courses. Plus, we supervise research degrees across a whole host of related subject areas to ensure this ever-evolving sector is continuously developed by a professional workforce.

We’ve been developing great teachers since 1947. Today we train over 1,500 teachers every year within the School together with our local and national partners.

Teaching excellence
You’ll be taught and supported by an outstanding team. In fact, we’ve been ranked in the top ten in the Guardian Guide for Education 2017 for the seventh year running. All our courses are developed with the involvement of professional partners from the field. These partners continue to be actively involved in course development through supporting student placements, participating in guest lectures and committees.

Our staff also bring a wealth of experience and knowledge. Many are prominent researchers and are actively involved in looking at new policies and development projects.

Professional links
Our professional network includes links with schools, colleges, early years settings, local authorities, youth services, youth offending teams and careers service organisations. These links not only offer you real-life experience whilst you’re studying, but play a major role in developing course content through collaboration and guest lectures.

Many of our courses are also professionally recognised and endorsed by bodies including the National Youth Agency (NYA) and the Career Development Institute (CDI).

Pioneering research
We’ve a reputation for delivering consistently outstanding educational research. In fact, in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, an impressive 94% of our research was deemed to be world class or of international significance.  Research is integral to our reputation for developing the best and brightest professionals whilst also addressing the needs of employers and the community.

All our research is fed directly back into course content and shared across our academic community.

Our courses
Outstanding teaching, access to our wide ranging professional networks plus the latest research findings all help ensure our students are able to equip themselves with the most relevant knowledge and skills needed within the workplace.

Many of our courses are offered on a flexible full- or part-time basis to ensure you’re able to work toward your qualification around your existing commitments

By choosing to study with the University of Huddersfield you’ll join an inspiring, passionate and committed community focused on making your studies as enjoyable, rewarding and successful as possible.

Education Studies and Continuing Professional Development
Pursue a career working within the education and training sectors or aspiring to develop your practice, explore new ideas and bring about change.

Youth, Community and Guidance
Pursue or advance your career working alongside young people, adults and their communities and gain a professionally endorsed qualification alongside your University of Huddersfield award, which could give you the edge when applying for jobs.

Teacher Training
We offer an exciting range of postgraduate courses that will help you to develop the skills and understanding needed to become an outstanding teacher.

So whether you’re interested in teaching early years and primary children, want to inspire secondary school students or share your professional skills with learners in the lifelong learning (post-16) sectors, then we’ve got the professional training course to help you on your way. We also work with a range of local School Direct partners for those interested in training to become primary and secondary school teachers via this route.

To help you put theory into practice we use our close links with schools, colleges, early years settings and local authorities. And when you’re not out on placement you’ll be studying in one of our well-equipped teaching rooms containing the latest audio-visual kit and whiteboards, and open access computing suites. We also offer a range of specialist facilities, including mock primary and early years classrooms, a science lab and music room.

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