The University of Gloucestershire is a public university situated in Gloucestershire with three campuses in total. The university is situated in two locations with two campuses in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester which is Francis Close Hall, The Park, and Oxstalls, respectively. The university gained its status in the year 2001, before which its roots can be traced back to the 19th century when two distinct strands of educational provisions in Gloucestershire merged to form the University of Gloucestershire, UK.
The university consists of 8 distinct schools of study which are School of Art and Design, School of Business and Technology, School of Education, School of Health and Social Care, School of Liberal and Performing Arts, School of Media, School of Natural and Social Sciences, and the School of Sport and Exercise. Along with the taught programs, the schools are also responsible for leading the university's research as well as commercial activities in their respective fields. Students have a range of courses and subjects to choose from as it offers more than 80 undergraduate courses, 57 post-graduate as well as Ph.D. degrees. The University is a diverse, vibrant community of 12,000 students and 1,500 staff
We offer placement year and short work experience options through our Degreeplus initiative, giving you valuable work experience for the job market. 95% of our graduates find jobs or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/2017). We score 94% in students satisfaction with Careers Advice (ISB, 2017).
Two-year intensive bachelor's degree programmes are offered in a number of subjects, including business and law, to help you graduate quicker and save money.
Our welcoming and supportive campus environment allows you to get fully involved in university life. We're ranked in the top 5 in the UK for our international student support (ISB, 2017).
We've been awarded 14 National Teaching Fellowships and have a strong portfolio of lecturers with industry experience. 94% of our students say we have expert lecturers (ISB, 2017).
The University is centrally located in the UK and within easy reach of major cities. London is two hours away by car or train, with Birmingham, Bristol and Oxford all less than one hour.
Two campuses are based in the town of Cheltenham, often referred to as the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’, with a third in nearby Oxstalls. Cheltenham is an attractive and peaceful town located in an area of outstanding natural beauty that attracts six million tourists from all over the world every year. It is also home to the world-famous Cheltenham Racecourse, which is also used as a venue for social events and the university graduation ceremony.
The admission guidelines at University of Gloucestershire are the same for international and domestic students:
Listed under are IELTS requirements, based on the type of courses:
|Bachelor Degree||6.0 with 5.5 in any band|
|BA (Hons) Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) Social Work||7.0 overall with 7.0 in any component|
|Postgraduate programs||6.0 overall with 5.5 in any component|
|MA Communications, Media & PR||6.5 overall with 6.0 in any other component|
|MSc Human Resource Management||6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing|
|MA Social Work||7.0 overall with 7.0 in any component|
|Research Courses||6.5 overall with 5.5 in any other component|
The university offers a range of bursaries and scholarships, for details please refer to the university website. Some of these include:
|Type of University||Public|
|Campus Type||Semi- Urban|
|No. of Campuses||3|
|No of Staffs||1,500|
|Mode of Course||Full-time/Part-time|
|Number of alumni||39000+|
|Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average)||MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452|
|Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK||£850 to £1,050 a month|
|Entrance Exams in UK||TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590|
|Work and Study in UK||Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.|
|Post Study Work Permit in UK||2 Year after graduation depending on the course.|
|Cost of Student Visa in UK||£348|
|Student Visa in UK||Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.|
|Intakes in UK||There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.|
|Top Job Sectors in UK||IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.|
|Economy in UK||Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal|