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UNDERGRADUATE

PROSPECTUS 2019

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University of Hertfordshire Undergraduate Prospectus 2019


UNDERGRADUATE

DAYS INSIDE EVERY BOOK

2018
THERE’S A STORY
INSIDE THIS BOOK
COULD BE YOUR STORY

15 June 2018
13 October 2018
17 November 2018
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Second Edition (April 2018)

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CONTENTS OUR
4 Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor SUBJECT
AREAS
6 Welcome from the Students’ Union President
8 Your campuses
10 Schools of study
14 Your learning environment
16 Unique style of teaching 36 Art and Design
18 Develop your skills 44 Astrophysics
20 Study abroad 45 Bioscience
22 Your future career 48 Business
24 Students’ Union 66 Computer Science and IT
26 Get active 73 Education
28 Hertfordshire Street Team 76 Engineering and Technology
30 Your accommodation 95 English
32 All the help you need in one place 97 Environment
34 Award-winning students 98 Film and Media
146 Foundation degrees 103 Geography
148 Extended degrees 106 History

Contents
151 Hertfordshire Higher Education Consortium 108 Humanities
156 General index 112 Journalism
157 Course index 113 Languages
160 Terms and conditions 114 Law and Criminology
162 How much does student life cost? 118 Mathematics
164 Loans and scholarships 120 Music
165 How to apply 125 Nursing and Midwifery
166 Entry requirements 130 Nutrition and Dietetics
167 UCAS tariff table 131 Optometry
132 Paramedic Science
133 Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
135 Philosophy
136 Physics
137 Physiotherapy
138 Politics

Join our 139


140
Psychology
Radiography
welcoming campus 141 Social Work

community of over 142 Sport

24,500
students
from more than 134
countries worldwide

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WELCOME
FROM
THE VICE-
CHANCELLOR

4
Choosing the university that’s right for you is a big
decision. There’s a lot to think about, from where
to go and what to study, to working out your
finances and looking ahead to your future career.
I hope this prospectus will help you make the right choice
and show you all the many things that are great about
studying at the University of Hertfordshire. Even better,
come to one of our Open Days, and discover for yourself
our inspiring, cutting-edge facilities, our friendly and
supportive campus, our diverse student community and
the outstanding opportunities we offer.
Everything we do at Herts is about transforming lives.

Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor


You’ll have the chance to study abroad, go on work
placements to gain valuable professional experience, build
your skills and grow in confidence. Studying with us is a
life-changing experience and we take pride in knowing
you’ll leave us with the skills, knowledge and attributes to
make a real difference in the world.
Central to this is our focus on being a modern, business-
facing university. We work with innovative businesses,
public sector organisations and professional bodies
to help shape our courses, to make sure these give
you the practical skills and experience needed by
today’s employers. We know that getting a good job
is a key reason to study at university, and it’s certainly
a good reason to come to Herts - more than 96% of
our graduates are working or doing further study within
six months of leaving us and we have the highest
employment rate of graduates in the East of England
region.
I’m really proud of our vibrant, energetic campus, and we
are continually investing in our buildings, with our students
always in mind. In our £50 million cutting-edge Science
Building you’ll find high-tech labs and innovative, inspiring
learning spaces, while our Sports Village offers you some
of the best university sports and fitness facilities in the
country. We also have the largest clinical simulation centre
in the UK and industry-standard creative studios and
workshops.
If you’re worried about moving away from home, our
campus is the ideal place to help you find your feet and
become more independent. It’s safe, friendly and with our
brand new £120 million student accommodation complex
and extensive professional support services, you’ll be
living within a welcoming and supportive community.
I hope you’ll decide that the University of Hertfordshire
is right for you, and I look forward to welcoming you on
campus.

Professor Quintin McKellar CBE


Vice-Chancellor
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Go Herts! You’ll see this on posters and The SU supports the University in its ambition to
hoodies all over our campus, and it sums be the UK’s leading business-facing university.
As a student doing history and Spanish I
up the energy, the fantastic opportunities can vouch for the opportunities this gives all
and the ‘get out there’ attitude that you’ll students. I had a whole placement-based
find if you decide to study here. module getting real experience working with
local heritage groups and museums, as well as
I really hope you choose the University of
networking with industry leaders.
Hertfordshire, as I did. My story is that my mum
Welcome from the Students' Union President

came here! She was a mature student and Throughout your time here you’ll also have the
I fell in love with the campus on my visits. At chance to meet employers, go on assessment
the Open Day everyone was so friendly and days and get CV and careers advice, all aimed
welcoming, telling me what I really wanted at giving you the confidence and skills that will
to know, that I knew it was the place for me. add to your employability.
There’s always so much going on – as you’ll
discover in this prospectus. When you’re not studying, we have more than
130 clubs and societies you can join. If you
Being President of the Students’ Union has can’t find what you’re looking for, you can
been a life-changing experience. I’ve rubbed set up a new one of your own! We’re one of
shoulders with people from all backgrounds and the few universities licensed to be a Duke of
served on big decision-making committees, Edinburgh’s awarding body, so there are also
where students’ views are taken seriously. The loads of opportunities for volunteering, from
University and Hertfordshire Students’ Union local projects to building children’s playgrounds
(SU) have a strong working partnership, which in East Africa.
means our voice is heard on every aspect of the
student experience. All your involvement and achievements in
activities beyond your degree are recognised in
The SU works hard to make your experience as our ‘Go Herts’ Awards, sponsored by me - the
good as it can be. We organise Freshers' Week President - and the Vice-Chancellor. We’re
and welcome events to help make you feel you hoping to turn these into Olympic-style Gold,
really belong. We have the Forum, the fantastic Silver and Bronze awards in future – they’re a
on-campus nightclub, as well as a student-run great way to record the fantastic experience
bar and kitchen with karaoke, quizzes and live you’ll have at Herts.
bands every week. We work closely with the
University’s wellbeing teams, offering friendly, Look out for Students’ Union officers at one of
independent support alongside their professional our Open Days – we’d love to meet you.
help on anything from financial worries to mental
health concerns. The University was shortlisted Shelby Loasby
for the 2017 Times Higher Education student
President, Hertfordshire Students’ Union
experience award and we are proud to be
invited to the awards ceremony as recognition
for adding to the student experience.

"Getting involved at
Uni has been life-
changing – it’s made me
a completely different
person, ready for any
challenge"

MY HERTS
STORY
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WELCOME
FROM THE
STUDENTS'
UNION
PRESIDENT

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Your campuses

de Havilland campus

College Lane Learning Resources Centre

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YOUR
CAMPUSES
The University of Hertfordshire Our Schools are housed within our
is a vibrant, exciting place to live Art and Design Building, Automotive
Centre, Health Research Building,
and study. Our award-winning Smart Systems Laboratory and Film,
buildings and state-of-the-art Music and Media Building. All of them
facilities are set across two provide industry-standard,
stunning, modern campuses just cutting-edge facilities to support your
learning. Our College Lane Campus
a few minutes’ from each other.
also offers more innovative Learning
Located outside the historic town of Resources Centres, and brand new
Hatfield, just 20 minutes by train from student accommodation.
London’s Kings Cross station and
Away from studying, you’ll find our
within easy reach of the A1(M), the
College Lane Campus has the best
University makes it easy to access the
live entertainment and club facilities in
capital while giving you the very best
the region at The Forum Hertfordshire,
of campus life.
as well as a lively student-run pub, the

Your campuses
Our de Havilland Campus offers safe, EleHouse. Close by, the Hutton Hub is
friendly modern halls of residence and our one-stop-shop, which has all the
is home to several of our academic medical and support services you’ll
Schools, including main buildings for: need, while The Key is our welcoming
de Havilland Learning • School of Education multi-faith, multi-cultural space.
Resources Centre • School of Humanities Of course, not all students choose to
• Hertfordshire Business School live on campus. For commuters, our
• Hertfordshire Law School bus company runs fast, direct links
The de Havilland Campus is also locally and into north London, and
home to our innovative Learning connects nearby train stations with the
Resources Centre, acclaimed, university. Our 800-car park and ride
purpose-built Law Court Building service runs shuttle buses to and from
which enables our students to put campus every 7-8 minutes.
legal theory into practice, and our The University’s teaching, social and
Hertfordshire Sports Village, whose study spaces on both campuses
world-class training facilities are are easy, safe and quick to get to,
used by professional athletes and no matter which accommodation
College Lane accommodation local residents as well as our student you choose. Joined by a network of
community. Also open to the public pathways and cycle routes – or take
is our beautiful 450-seat Weston the University’s free shuttle buses if
Auditorium, which hosts superb you don’t want to walk – our
performing arts events throughout de Havilland and College Lane
the year. campuses have been developed with
Our College Lane Campus is home you, our students, at their centre. We’ll
to many of our academic Schools, make you feel welcome – we know
including main buildings for: you’ll be inspired.
• School of Computer Science
• School of Creative Arts
• School of Engineering and
Technology
• School of Health and Social Work
• School of Life and Medical
Sciences
• School of Physics, Astronomy and
College Lane campus Mathematics

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Schools of study

de Havilland campus

SCHOOLS
OF STUDY
Our Schools are inspiring, supportive places to
study. They cover a diverse range of subjects,
but all offer stunning facilities, the very latest
technology and highly regarded teaching staff,
many with hands-on experience in their industry.
Our Schools are focused on giving you the skills to
make a real difference in today’s rapidly changing
world.
Hertfordshire Business School
You’ll get a head start in competitive national and
international job markets by taking the theory learned
in our Business School into real-life work experience.
We offer subjects ranging from accounting, economics,
human resource management and business analysis, to
management, digital marketing, tourism and events. Our
collaboration with leading businesses, practical projects
and placements, together with our location 20 minutes
from central London, mean you’ll have every opportunity
to build the skills, contacts and experience you need for
a rewarding career.

Cruden driving simulator

10
School of Computer School of Engineering
Science and Technology
One of the largest and best Our School puts exciting industry-
established in the country, our leading technology into your
School of Computer Science hands. We have commercial flight
offers software development, simulators and supersonic wind
artificial intelligence and robotics, tunnels, so you can fly a variety of
networking and security, aircraft, even ones you’ve designed
software engineering, business yourself. We have a £250,000
applications, IT strategy and Formula One driving simulator
management. You’ll learn from and a manufacturing fabrication
experts, as many of our highly workshop on campus, where you’ll
qualified and supportive team have also find laboratories dedicated
experience of applying advanced to system-on-chip technology,
technology in the real world. smart systems, material properties
Our strong links with business and testing, media technology
will also give you opportunities and digital broadcasting. You’ll
to work with industry leaders on go on valuable placements, while
placements at companies such our courses are developed with
as Accenture, Apple, Microsoft or industry, so you can be sure the
GlaxoSmithKline. skills and knowledge you gain are
what employers need.
School of Creative Arts

Schools of study
Our vibrant School of Creative Arts School of Health and
offers an inspiring and supportive Social Work
environment in which to start your A national centre of excellence, our
Children's nursing laboratory journey towards a creative career. School is the largest provider of
Our film, media, design, visual arts, radiography education, and the first
music and art therapy courses in the country to offer paramedic
are all led by talented artists, degrees. You’ll be trained by our
experienced lecturers and industry highly supportive academic staff,
experts. We'll help you develop whose teaching can open the door
your creative curiosity by putting the to an incredibly rewarding career.
latest technology at your fingertips, Strong industry partnerships keep
including 3D printers, a motion- us at the cutting edge of health and
capture studio, a construction social care. Many of these partners
and carving workshop, jewellery offer placements so you’ll learn in
benches, sound control rooms, real-world settings, improving lives
darkrooms and post-production and safeguarding futures every day.
suites.
School of Humanities
School of Education We offer innovative cultural journeys
Our School of Education inspires that will help you view the world
life-changing learning. We have in a whole new way, giving you
strong links to hundreds of primary exceptional opportunities to
and secondary schools, giving learn and develop. Alongside the
you plenty of opportunities to gain traditional subjects such as English
practical experience and tackle literature, history and philosophy,
classroom challenges head on. As our School offers applied courses
a result, our graduates go on to including mass communications,
successful careers and have a huge journalism and creative writing. With
impact on the lives of thousands more than 150 modules to choose
of learners. Our innovative courses from, you’ll be able to shape your
reflect the social, political and degree around your personal
technological changes taking place interests and ambitions. Many offer
in education, while our expertise opportunities to study abroad,
spans curriculum development, immersing you in another culture.
educational assessment, early
childhood education, STEM
Art and Design Gallery education, and higher education
teaching.
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Schools of study

Replica crown court

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Hertfordshire Law School
Voted among the top 10 in the world
by Best Choice Schools, our
£10 million Law Court Building has
a replica crown court combining the
latest technology with professional
legal settings. You’ll benefit from
research-led teaching and learning in
a dynamic School which is developing
new courses and research projects that
directly impact current legal thinking.
You’ll be able to compete nationally
in mooting, trial advocacy, mediation
and debating – helping you to grow in
confidence and skill in communicating
and negotiating.

School of Life and Medical


Sciences
Our landmark £50 million Science
Optometry simulation suite Building offers you brand new
laboratories and learning spaces,

Schools of study
where you’ll use research
technologies including pharmaceutical
manufacturing equipment, cell
culture facilities and aseptic suites.
Our courses span biological and
environmental sciences, optometry,
sport, psychology, pharmacy,
pharmacology, postgraduate medicine
and research. We also have the
largest clinical simulation centre in the
UK, featuring an intensive care unit,
emergency department and operating
theatres, so you’ll be able to practise
your skills in state-of-the-art learning
environments. We are dedicated to
training new scientists, practitioners
and professionals, ready to tackle many
of today’s challenges.

School of Physics,
Astronomy and
Mathematics
Home to some of the UK’s best
teaching facilities, our School has
a planetarium and fully equipped
undergraduate laboratories. Our
Bayfordbury Observatory is recognised
as one of the best in the UK. You’ll be
taught by exceptional mathematicians
and scientists and will have great
opportunities to put your skills into
practice, including a year-long work
placement in the UK or abroad and
to work with our industry partners on
innovative new projects. Our renowned
research includes the astrophysics of
galaxies and black holes, quantum
Bayfordbury observatory computing and climate change.

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Your learning environment

YOUR LEARNING
ENVIRONMENT
Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, We're continually investing in cutting-edge technology
prefer to study alone or in a group, the learning so that our learning spaces mirror the facilities you’re
likely to have in your chosen field of work. University
resources you’ll find here will give you computers and Wi-Fi access are available throughout
everything you need. our campuses, so our online library is always
Our two Learning Resources Centres are normally available.
open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so no Our flexible, high-tech learning spaces include
matter when you want to study, our facilities are our award-winning digitally enabled Chapman
available. With approximately 3,000 study spaces, in lounge, which has the latest integrated audio-visual
areas equipped for silent study or group work, you’ll equipment, comfy seating and a healthy-eating café.
find the space and resources to tackle your latest
project. See more online at
go.herts.ac.uk/learning

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Virtual learning environment
We can help you stay connected with your
University online. Through StudyNet and our
new Guided Learner Journey (GLJ) you can
submit coursework, find lecture notes and
access journals, ebooks and other online
learning resources. You can log in from
anywhere, at any time, to keep track of your
learning activities and stay connected through
online messaging and discussions. Using our
GLJ will transform your learning experience
and help take your learning to the next level.

Online study
If studying for a degree on campus isn’t for
you, we’ll bring our courses to you, online.
You’ll have the freedom and flexibility to learn
and work with an international community of

Your learning environment


students, with access to global expertise and
networking opportunities, wherever you are.
You can study online with us for an
undergraduate degree in
• Business Administration (see page 50)
• Business and Sport Management (for
sports professionals, see page 51)
• Computer Science and IT (see page 71)
These degrees follow a similar approach to
our on-campus equivalents and, wherever
possible, cover the same topics. They’re
designed and delivered by the same lecturers,
but taught and assessed in a way that's
specifically designed for web-based learning
and for students who need to study flexibly.
All our online courses have the same high
academic standards as our on-campus
degrees. They’re created with input from
forward-thinking employers, ensuring you
graduate with the skills you need for a
successful career.
See more online at
College Lane Learning Resources Centre go.herts.ac.uk/online

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War of Words co-curricular activity in replica Crown Court

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embedded in our courses, while

UNIQUE STYLE professional bodies also recognise and


value our industry-facing approach.

OF TEACHING Co-curricular activity


Most of our Schools offer additional
opportunities and qualifications that will
At Hertfordshire, our teaching enhance your core academic studies.
is different. Not only are our These range from peer mentoring
teachers experts in their field, to gaining your pilot’s license, from
but everything they teach is research and consultancy work to
taking Microsoft qualifications and City
shaped by businesses and the
& Guilds awards.
professions so that it’s directly
relevant to your future career. Subject excellence
We expect all our lecturers to be
Each of our 10 academic Schools professionally recognised in teaching.
works with an employer or professional We value and celebrate the teaching
advisory board to keep our courses expertise of our staff and are proud
professionally relevant and up to

Unique style of teaching


that 79% of our academic staff hold
date. Our strategic approach means Fellowships of the Higher Education
that 85% of our single honours Academy, the body which works to
students graduate with a degree that's ensure world-class teaching in UK
professionally accredited. universities. This percentage is almost
Business input to courses twice that of the higher education
Our vision of being the UK’s leading sector average.
business-facing university means Silver TEF
our teaching places great emphasis We were pleased to be awarded
on workplace learning, live industry Silver in the first Teaching Excellence
projects and real-world simulation. Framework (TEF) rankings, introduced
Experts from business, industry and by the Government in June 2017. The
the professions are involved not only in TEF measures the quality of teaching
designing our courses, but in teaching in UK universities, using a range of
them too. The Chief Executive of the factors including the National Student
Hertfordshire Partnership University Survey results. Our TEF Silver award
NHS Foundation Trust teaches on recognised the support we offer and
courses within the School of Life the importance we place on enabling
and Medical Sciences, while recent our students from all backgrounds to
guest speakers in the Hertfordshire go on to highly skilled employment or
Law School have included alumna further study. The award also reflects
Grace Ononiwu OBE, Chief Crown our investment in the University’s
Prosecutor for West Midlands. physical and digital learning
We know our students appreciate environment, from our state-of-the-art
the industry links and partnerships buildings to innovative learning spaces.

"The co-curricular
programme was enjoyable
and enhanced my personal
and professional skills.
Each activity is unique and

MY HERTS
allows you to network with
both staff and students."

STORY Leya Peshavaria


LLB (Hons) Law, 2017

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DEVELOP
YOUR
SKILLS
We’re here to help you realise what
you’re capable of. We’ll work with
you to develop the knowledge,
skills and attributes you’ll need so
that you leave us ready to make an
impact wherever you want to go in
the world.
Degree Apprenticeships
Learn and earn
Degree apprenticeships are an exciting
Develop your skills

way to gain a degree qualification,


whilst gaining valuable employment
experience. Degree apprenticeships
are an opportunity to combine studying
at the University and working with an
employer, who will pay you a salary and
cover your tuition fees. This package of
study enables you to apply your subject
learning directly in the work place,
enhancing your skills, knowledge and
employability.

Hertfordshire Business School


Chartered Manager (BA Business and Management) see more about this course on page 52
School of Computer Science
Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (BSc Digital and Technology Solutions) see more about
this course on page 72
School of Engineering and Technology
Aerospace Engineer (BEng Aerospace Engineering)
Civil Engineer (BEng Civil Engineering)
Control/Technical Support Engineering (BEng Mechatronics Engineering)
Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer (BEng Electronics Engineering)
Manufacturing Engineer (BEng Manufacturing Engineer)
Product Design and Development Engineer (BEng Automotive Engineer or BEng Mechanical Engineer)
School of Health and Social Work
Nursing Associate (FdSc Health Care Practice - Nursing Associate)
Registered Nurse (BSc Nursing)
Hertfordshire Law School
Solicitor (LLB Legal Practice)
School of Life and Medical Sciences
Laboratory Scientist (BSc Laboratory Science (Synthetic))
(BSc Laboratory Science (Analytical))
Healthcare Science Practitioner (BSc Healthcare Science (Life Sciences))
Chartered Town Planner (BSc/MSc Town Planning)
School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
Data Scientist (BSc Data Science)
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/dap

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Industry experts
We draw extensively on subject
experts from industry and the
professions to make your learning
and assessment experience the
best it can be. This means that in
our School of Education, practising
teachers lecture alongside university
staff, while if you’re studying
mathematics, physics, astrophysics
or aerospace engineering you’ll work
collaboratively on a space mission
design project judged by an industry
professional, who’ll also mentor you.
All our 10 Schools work with an
employer or professional advisory
board to make sure our courses stay
current and relevant to the world
beyond university.

Academic support

Develop your skills


We want you to succeed with us
and achieve your goals. We offer
a Preparing for University online
course before you arrive, and once
you’re here there are weekly drop-in
sessions offering help with study
skills or academic English. Personal
or academic support tutors will
work with you within each School to
get you through challenging times,
and help build your confidence for
independent study.

Work placements
As you’d expect from a university
with a long and strong vocational
history, work-based and placement
learning has been established
at Herts for many years. All our
undergraduate courses offer
curriculum-based placements – in
2016/17 more than 3,000 students
undertook a placement and more
than 300 students took part in some
study abroad.
Sandwich and project-based
placements range from the creative
arts and humanities to cutting edge
research opportunities. And if there’s
an entrepreneur inside you burning
to develop your own business, our
Innovation Centre can support
self-employment opportunities.
You can go on work shadowing
schemes, while our placement
ambassadors will share their
experiences with you and encourage
you to get the most out of your
placement opportunity.

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Herts students during their study abroad year
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STUDY How much will it cost?
Not as much as you might think. In

ABROAD many countries the cost of living is


lower than in the UK and you’ll still be
eligible to receive any grants or loans
you’d get if you were studying here.
Studying or working abroad can Whatever year you study abroad, you
be the opportunity of a lifetime. don’t have to pay tuition fees to the
You’ll have some fantastic partner university, and if you elect to
experiences, grow in confidence do a sandwich year, you won’t pay
and return with vital skills really tuition fees to us either.
valued by today’s employers. Subject to the UK remaining part of
the Erasmus+ Programme - which is
You won’t be doing it alone - we’ll
part of the UK EU exit negotiations -
help you every step of the way.
you’ll also be eligible for an Erasmus+
Most of our courses give you the
grant to help with travel and living
chance to study at one of our more
costs. These are open to everyone,
than 170 partner universities all over
whatever your nationality, and
the world, from the USA, Canada
whether you’re studying, working or
and Latin America to Africa, China,
both. If you venture outside Europe,
Korea, Japan, India, South East Asia
we offer our own Global Scholarships
and Australia. We also have partner
and Santander Universities
universities and schools in around 20

Study abroad
Scholarships.
European countries.
You can study for three months, a
You don’t necessarily need to
semester or a whole year, with the
speak the language. You can study
chance of taking a work placement
in English at many of our partner
too. If you can’t be away from the UK
universities in non-English-speaking
for that long, we also offer summer
countries and learn the local language
schools in many destinations.
alongside as a bonus. Being
surrounded by native speakers will See more online at
help you improve quickly and get go.herts.ac.uk/studyabroad
even more out of your international
experience.
Wherever you decide to go, living
abroad will be an adventure you’ll
never forget, giving you a new
perspective on the world and an
international network of friends and
contacts.

"The countries I visited were


incredible, and travelling to
different countries was a real
eye-opener. I met amazing
students from all over the
world, and also many
significant people from various
international companies. The
places I visited, people I met
and the things I experienced

MY HERTS
were out of this world. I’d do it
again in a heartbeat."
STORY Josh Abbott
BA (Hons) International Business, 2017

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Your future career

University’s business start-up competition, Flare

Outstanding careers
YOUR FUTURE support
CareerHub, our class-leading careers
CAREER portal, gives you 24/7 access to
expert careers support, online
resources and the latest graduate,
Created with industry input placement and work experience jobs.
and backed up by outstanding It’s run by our friendly Careers and
Employment Service team, who’ll give
careers support, our courses
you all the support you need.
will ensure you leave us with the
skills today’s employers need. Want to start a company or set up
a social enterprise? Our dedicated
We work with blue-chip companies, enterprise advisers can help, while we
the public sector, professional bodies also host inspirational speakers, an
and entrepreneurial enterprises annual competition for entrepreneurs
to bring you all kinds of exciting and a start-up programme to help
employment opportunities, from you fast-track your ideas with mentor
holiday work to game-changing, support. You can even grow your
full-year placements. Many students business alongside studying by
land their first graduate job based on basing yourself in our Incubation
their placement’s success. Centre.
See more online at See more online at
go.herts.ac.uk/workexperience go.herts.ac.uk/enterprise
Our Careers and Employment team
offer you support for two years after
graduating, or three if you’re starting
a business. You’ll also automatically
become a member of our Alumni
Association - a great way to network
and hear about new opportunities.

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The University’s global Supporting students'
alumni community employability
The University’s global alumni In a tough and competitive global job
community encompasses the marketplace, our alumni understand
graduates of the University of the challenges our graduates face
Hertfordshire as well as those of the embarking on their careers. They
Hatfield Polytechnic and Hatfield are an integral part of supporting our

MY HERTS
Technology College, dating right students’ career prospects, through
back to when our doors first opened the provision of work placements,

STORY
in 1952. With a total of over 230,000 internships and speaking at student
alumni spread over more than 190 careers events.
countries worldwide, our alumni
Our alumni team brings students
network is truly global, and reflects
and alumni together by providing
the strength and breadth of our
a platform for alumni to share their
“In my second year I used the diverse and talented graduates from
career successes and industry trips
every corner of the world.
Careers department's CV drop in with our student community and
sessions. This allowed me to get Our alumni programme new graduates.
valuable feedback as I had already We offer our alumni the opportunity
Global advocacy
written a CV for part time jobs, to stay connected to the University,
Our hugely successful and high
our student community and each
but did not recognise how much achieving alumni are the University’s
other, through our dedicated and

Your future career


it needed adapting for placement comprehensive programme of
best advocates, and through their
applications” professional and entrepreneurial
social, professional and School-
successes they showcase
based alumni events, targeted
the benefit of a University of
Stuart Grieve social media groups and regional
Hertfordshire education world-wide.
IT Management for Business, final year community activities.
Alumni play an integral part in
Our 35 international Alumni Chapters
shaping the choices of prospective
– led by our dedicated team of
students, by sharing their experience
international alumni ambassadors –
at student recruitment fairs and
offer international graduates returning
University Open Days, and providing
to their home country an opportunity
interviews and case studies for our
to meet fellow alumni in their region,
alumni communications. In addition,
and provide support to our new
many alumni provide philanthropic
graduates as they forge ahead on
support, funding scholarships and
their career paths.
prizes and new equipment all for the
Our alumni card offers all alumni a benefit of current students.
range of exclusive services, including
continued access to University See more online at
services and resources, the go.herts.ac.uk/alumni
opportunity to return for further study
at a discounted rate, and a range
of discounted travel and leisure
benefits.
Social media channels, regular
e-newsletter – e-Futures – and the
annual alumni magazine Futures all
ensure that our alumni are kept up to
date with the University’s news and
activities and can remain engaged
with our work.

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STUDENTS'
UNION
From sharing your passion for snow sports
to representing your fellow students,
opportunities of all kinds are on offer at
Hertfordshire Students’ Union.
We’ll welcome you from your first day, give you great
nights out at a club and even find you a student job
– whatever you need, we’re here to help you get the
best out of your student experience.
The Students’ Union is your voice, representing all
students across the University. You can play your part
by becoming a student rep or elected officer, or get
involved in the media side of things through writing,
photography or broadcasting for Trident Media, our
student campus media group. Whatever way you get
involved, you’ll meet passionate people and get some
Students' Union

great skills.

Creating great memories for life


The SU runs fantastic club nights and events at its
venue, the Forum Hertfordshire. This £38 million,
2,250-capactiy venue hosts some of the most The Forum Hertfordshire
exciting events in the area, as well as the all-important
Freshers’ Week. The SU also runs its own pub, the
EleHouse bar, where you can meet up with friends or We work to make University life
even try some speed dating! better
Sometimes you wish your friends shared your love of The SU has a friendly team of trained people
drama or baking. Or perhaps you’ve always wanted who can listen to your problems, give you
to play the ukulele or get involved in politics? The advice and help you through tricky times.
SU supports over a hundred societies and student- Whatever you’re worried about, come in and
led projects where you can meet people who share talk things through. Find out more about
your enthusiasm. From big band to bhangra, LGBT+ support on page 32.
to organising the Law Ball, there are societies for See more online at
everyone - academic and cultural to music and social. hertfordshire.su
And if you really can’t find the right one for you, we’ll
help you start your own!

Inspiring student-led change


The SU runs loads of volunteering programmes, as
well as year-round fundraising through our Raise
and Give (RAG) events. Our Enactus projects aim to
make the world a better place through entrepreneurial
action, starting with our local community in Hatfield
and beyond. Get involved and you won’t just get that
warm and fuzzy feeling that you’re contributing to
society – you’ll also get new skills to make your CV
shine.

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Students' Union

Student colour run

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Get active

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GET
ACTIVE

Get active
Complete beginner, serious competitor or just Get competitive
want to stay fit? Whatever motivates you, If you like competitive sports, the Athletic Union (AU)
getting active in sport is a great way to make runs 28 different student sports clubs, most of which
compete in inter-university BUCS leagues. The AU is
friends. based at the Sports Village and you can find out more
Our £15m Sports Village is part of the de Havilland at www.uhsport.co.uk/athletic-union
Campus and home to some of the best university
sport and fitness facilities in the country. Keeping fit
Based at our College Lane Campus, facilities at The
Seven of team GB’s Rio 2016 Olympian and Oval include:
Paralympian squad trained here, while many • 50-station gym with free weights
professional sports teams use the Sports Village as a • floodlit artificial 3G grass training pitch for nine- or
training base. Its state-of-the-art facilities include: seven-a-side football
• 25-metre swimming pool • floodlit multi-use games area for tennis, netball,
basketball or five-a-side football
• 100+ station gym with free weights
• 12-metre high indoor climbing wall Keeping fit isn’t just about super-serious sports. That’s
why we run our fun, free, friendly Active Students
• floodlit artificial pitches for hockey and football
programme too. It’s open to everyone who wants to
• grass pitches for football and rugby give sports or fitness sessions a go, with no previous
• floodlit netball and tennis courts experience needed!
• 2 glass-backed squash courts There are more than 80 free activities a week, plus
• 2 studios for exercise classes some on a pay-as-you-play basis. From archery
• 4-net purpose-built cricket hall to Ultimate Frisbee, salsa to Zumba, there really is
something for everyone. Find out more at
• 3 sports halls with sprung wooden floors for www.activestudents.co.uk
badminton, basketball and volleyball
• physiotherapy and sports injury clinic See more online at
go.herts.ac.uk/sportsvillage

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HERTFORDSHIRE
STREET TEAM
To find out what student life is really
like here at Hertfordshire, check out
the Social Street Team.
While we’re happy to tell you how great life
is at this University, we think our students
can tell an even better story. So on key
Meet the Hertfordshire Street Team

days in the year, such as Open Days and


Freshers' Fair, the University's social media
channels and online networks are taken
over by our students, to tell it like it is.
Using Snapchat, Instagram and the
University’s blog, our Social Street Team of
volunteers have taken the opportunity to
offer advice or information, showcase their
final year work, or just interact with our
student community.
They’re not just wannabe YouTube
stars or journalism students – our Street
Team has included students on courses ASGHAR IQBAL
including paramedic science, nutrition and
photography, to name just a few. What
they share is a love of social media and
FINAL YEAR,
social interaction, and a passion to talk
about their experiences on campus and BSc PARAMEDIC
beyond. Their videos, blogs and tweets
have showcased the University round the SCIENCE
world.
“I made a video of a busy night shift I
spent in a rapid response car during my
placement in east London. I wanted to
show the reality of the job – it’s not all
car crashes and major trauma! – but a
frontline ambulance role is a stressful
job physically and mentally.
“I've had lots of positive feedback from
potential students who watched my
video and then applied for the same
course. Social Street Team combined
my love of social media and spreading
a positive message - I always enjoy
speaking about my role and why I think
it's the best job in the world. And having
people stop you on campus and call
you ‘the Snapchat guy’ isn’t too bad!”
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LUCEY KEAST
THIRD YEAR
BA PHOTOGRAPHY
“I blogged about being at University
with dyslexia as I felt it was important
to inform people how difficult it can

Meet the Hertfordshire Street Team


be, and to give people who are
studying with dyslexia some help and
advice. Joining the Social Street Team
has been great for me because I have
more people around the University I
can talk to or ask for advice.
"Social Street Team shows the
University cares about giving students
a platform to share their thoughts and
feelings.”

TOMI OJO
GRADUATED 2017
BA PHOTOGRAPHY
“Doing a live answering session on
Instagram during the Open Day made
the University’s media channels much
more interactive. And my experience
landed me a job as my company’s
communications officer!”

#GOHERTS
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College Lane campus
Your accommodation

Townhouse at College Lane campus

YOUR
ACCOMMODATION College Lane accommodation

We guarantee on campus accommodation to our On both campuses you can choose from a great mix of
first-year students*. It’s safe, convenient – and a accommodation, all with Wi-Fi. Inside our halls are self-
contained flats for six to 12 students, each with single
great way to make new friends. study, or sometimes twin, bedrooms. These rooms are
Our fantastic new accommodation on our College Lane either en-suite or share a bathroom with a few others.
Campus is close to lecture theatres, study centres and You’ll share a kitchen but have your own food locker.
social spaces. There is also a gym, social and learning There are also some single studio rooms, separate
spaces, and a central hub with security and student to the flats, with their own kitchen and bathroom. In
services. our College Lane accommodation you’ll have your
Our de Havilland Campus halls are right next to the own bedroom but share a bathroom with one other
refectory and Learning Resources Centre, Sports Village housemate, and the rest of the facilities with all your
and the Weston Auditorium, a brilliant film and live housemates.
performance venue. It means you’ll never be far from
lectures, study spaces or places to catch up with friends.

*Subject to application deadline and personal needs


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How can I make sure I
get a place?
If you apply for accommodation
before the A level results come
out on Thursday 15 August 2019,
then accept your Unconditional
Offer before 22 August 2019, we’ll
guarantee you a room in University
accommodation.

Students with disabilities


If you use a wheelchair or need
a room designed to make life
easier, please let us know as soon
as possible. We’ll discuss your
requirments to check we are able to
meet your needs.

International and EU
students

Your accommodation
Living on campus can be
convenient and cost-effective.
Being close to lectures and libraries
can make it easier to find your way
around, and you’ll save money on
transport too.
There are also shops and laundry
facilities on site.

What does it cost?


There are options to suit different
budgets and requirements. Our
2018 prices start from £114 per
week for a single room.
See more online at
go.herts.ac.uk/accommodation

Price is correct at time of going to print.

Kitchen in new College Lane accommodation de Havilland campus

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ALL THE HELP
YOU NEED
IN ONE PLACE
We make sure you’ll never have to deal Student wellbeing
with your problems alone. From financial The Student Wellbeing team offers free, professional
counselling and mental health advice, as well as
advice to confidential counselling, our workshops and self-help resources. If you have a
friendly team of experts are here to help. disability, the team can agree adjustments and help
All the help you need in one place

you access tailored support. To find out more just


Our Hutton Hub, at the heart of the College Lane
drop in or visit herts.ac.uk/counselling or
Campus, is home to all the support services outlined
go.herts.ac.uk/disability
here, so if you’re ever unsure who to ask for advice,
just pop in. There’s also the Hutton Lounge, where Equality and diversity
you can relax, meet friends or study as a group. It’s We aim to provide an inclusive, safe and supportive
open from 07.00 to 22.00 daily. You can find opening learning environment for all our students, so everyone
hours for each support team at ask.herts.ac.uk can reach their full potential.
The Student Centre See more online at
Our Student Centre team can advise you on go.herts.ac.uk/equality
anything from applying for courses, finance, funding,
accommodation, council tax and renewing your visa. Find out more
Call the Centre on +44 (0)1707 284800, email We’ll give you a full guide to our support services
ask@herts.ac.uk or visit ask.herts.ac.uk to find when you start, but in the meantime, the Office of the
out more. Dean of Students is always happy to help.
+44 (0)1707 284451 deanofstudents@herts.ac.uk
The University Medical Centre
For parents and carers, we regularly offer
As well as help when you’re unwell, our friendly GP
presentations on topics such as accommodation,
practice offers expert, confidential advice on any
finance and personal statements.
health worries. Remember to register when you start
University. See more online at
go.herts.ac.uk/parents
Hertfordshire Students’ Union
The Students’ Union is here to represent your
interests and its Advice and Support Centre offers
free, confidential help with personal, academic, social
and health issues, independently of the University.
See page 24 for more information.

Day nursery
Our day nursery, opposite the Forum on our College
Lane Campus, looks after children up to five years
old. Demand is high, so apply early.
See more online at
go.herts.ac.uk/daynursery

Chaplaincy and religion


A multi-faith team supports the whole University
community, led by the University Chaplain, based at
The Key, our multi-faith centre at College Lane.
See more online at
go.herts.ac.uk/chaplaincy

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All the help you need in one place

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Hutton Hub
Award Winning Students.

Celebrating graduation at St Albans Cathedral


34 EXPERIENCE.
AWARD-
prize for his fitness app, FittFind.
Winners of Best Idea were Alessio
Regalbuto and Devansh Sharma
WINNING from the School of Engineering
and School of Creative Arts for
STUDENTS their virtual reality app, Xultour.

Dean’s awards
Gaining a degree is a great These awards, offered by
achievement and a fantastic the Hertfordshire Business
first step towards your School, the School of Life and
Medical Sciences and the
future career, but we’ll also
School of Humanities, celebrate
celebrate your successes our students’ success and
along the way. commitment across a wide range
of achievements, both as part
Every year our students and
of their studies and beyond.
graduates excel in showing how

Award-winning students
The awards recognise students’
they’re putting their learning into
engagement with social enterprise
practice. Taking part in national
and work experience; their impact
competitions and industry awards
through charity or community
can help showcase your creativity
work; their future promise, and
and skills, give you all-important
the many other areas of learning,
visibility in your chosen field and
employment and life in which they
inspire others.
have excelled.
Recent industry award winners
include illustration student Graduation
Isobel Evans, who outshone art One of the high points of your
college contenders to win the time at University will be achieving
Hachette Children’s Group 2017 your degree, and at Hertfordshire
Carmelite Picture Book Prize, we celebrate your success with
while BSc Computer and Network formal graduation ceremonies
Technology graduate Emilio in the Weston Auditorium on
Mistretta won a BrightSparks campus, or in the magnificent
Design Engineer Award for his nearby St Albans Cathedral, where
work training young engineers. your degree will be conferred by
the University’s Chancellor, Lord
The University was also very Salisbury. Together with fellow
pleased to congratulate nursing graduates you can share the day
student Julie Auger on being with family and friends, on social
shortlisted for the Inspirational media, and through videos of the
Student of the Year Award at the whole unforgettable event.
Student Nursing Times Awards
2017.

Setting up your own


business: Flare
Now in its 14th successful year,
our business entrepreneurs’
competition, Flare, helps students
and graduates bring their
innovative ideas to life. Flare offers
support and training in writing a
business proposal, finances and
intellectual property, as well as
all-important prize money.
Economics and sports studies
graduate Ibrahim Fagge recently
won the Best Growth Business

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Architecture BA (Hons)
Art and Design

About the course


This course has been developed in accordance
with industry guidelines to give you a professionally
grounded, challenging and creative education, focusing
on architecture, principles of urbanism, landscape and
building construction. You’ll work within a professional,
studio-based architectural environment on a variety of
industry projects, including houses, shops, museums,
public buildings, squares, cities and civic centres.
You’ll also visit and analyse places and engage with
the social, political and economic factors that influence
architecture and society. By working individually and in
multidisciplinary teams, you’ll gain an understanding
of cultural and urban conditions, learn how to improve
the built environment and develop a sharp commercial
awareness of the architecture industry.

What job can I get?


As an architecture graduate you can continue to
the second stage of architectural education (ARB /
RIBA part 2). You can also start your career within an
architectural or interior architecture practice, or join a
multidisciplinary design consultancy. You could also
move into areas such as urban design, real estate and
retail design.

UCAS code: K100


Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 112 UCAS points
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/K100

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Art Therapies and Wellbeing

Art and Design


Foundation
About the course
This course introduces the theoretical, practical and
experiential elements of work in art therapy, with some
reference to drama therapy and dance movement
therapy. It’s designed to give you an understanding of
the clinical potential and use of art as a means of social
inclusion. Taking part in workshops and studio practice,
you’ll gain the ability to reflect on yourself and the
dynamics of the group. Students choose this course for
lots of reasons. You may, after some additional clinical
experience, train as an art therapist on our postgraduate
course. Or you may already be working in teaching,
health or the arts and wish to extend your skills, make a
career change or explore your creativity.

What job can I get?


This course provides a foundation for further training on
our postgraduate Art Therapy MA, which is accredited
by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Alternatively, you may already be working in an area
such as teaching, health or the arts and use this course
as a stepping stone to develop your career or even
change direction.

UCAS code: Apply directly to the University


Course length: 2 semesters part time
(23 evenings plus 3 one-day Saturday intensive
courses)
UK fee (2018): See website
Entry requirements (2018): You’ll need to be
over 21 and have a relevant qualification, preferably
at HND level or above. Alternatively, you should
have experience in arts, healthcare, social work,
education or arts education (paid or voluntary). You
should also be able to demonstrate engagement
with art-making in art, drama or dance / movement.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/ATWF

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Design Crafts (Ceramics
Art and Design

and Glass) BA (Hons)


About the course
This degree involves a practical workshop programme,
establishing and refining your understanding of the
tactile qualities and properties of materials and how they
can be manipulated to express your ideas. In the First
Year you’ll learn contemporary approaches to designing
and making across a range of 2D and 3D media. Then,
in the Second Year, you’ll focus your interests in order
to reach the high level of refinement necessary for the
professional marketplace. Our students produce a
richly diverse range of artefacts, such as tableware,
experimental objects, sculptures, architectural
pieces, tiles and conceptual pieces for exhibition or
commission.

What job can I get?


This course will give you the skills for a variety of
exciting career options. You'll learn key skills such as
modelling, throwing, mould making, casting, firing and
glazing, which will help you start successful careers
running workshops, teaching, curating, beginning your
own practices or becoming employed in the ceramic
industry as designers or fabricators.

UCAS code: W700


Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018):£11,850 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points,
including a related creative subject. You’ll have
a portfolio interview and we may advise you to
complete a Foundation Diploma before your degree.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W700

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Design Crafts (Jewellery) Design Crafts (Textiles)

Art and Design


BA (Hons) BA (Hons)

About the course About the course


This degree involves a practical workshop programme, This degree involves a practical workshop programme,
establishing and refining your understanding of the establishing and refining your understanding of the
tactile qualities and properties of materials and how they tactile qualities and properties of materials and how they
can be manipulated to express your ideas. In the First can be manipulated to express your ideas. In the First
Year you’ll learn contemporary approaches to designing Year you’ll learn contemporary approaches to designing
and making across a range of 2D and 3D media. Then, and making across a range of 2D and 3D media. Then,
in the Second Year, you’ll focus your interests in order in the Second Year, you’ll focus your interests in order
to reach the high level of refinement necessary for the to reach the high level of refinement necessary for the
professional marketplace. Our students produce a professional marketplace. Our students produce a
richly diverse range of artefacts, such as accessories, richly diverse range of artefacts, such as experimental
experimental and fine jewellery, and conceptual pieces clothing and accessories, objects and surfaces for
for exhibition or commission. interiors, site-specific pieces and conceptual works for
exhibition or commission.
What job can I get?
This course develops your skills for a wide range of What job can I get?
career opportunities. As well as marketing your work for With a focus on fresh ideas, using materials and
retail, exhibition and commission, you could also find techniques in inventive ways and understanding
yourself running workshops, teaching and curating. Our contemporary markets, this course helps you reach
graduates also land roles as jewellery designers, in retail a professional level. Our graduates have gone on to
and styling, and many undertake postgraduate study. teach, curate, set up their own businesses and even
showcase their work at the Royal Academy, the
London Art Fair, Liberty London and through the
UCAS code: W704
Craft Council’s Hothouse Makers programme.
Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time UCAS code: W705
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* Course length: 3 years full time
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* 4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points,
including a related creative subject. You’ll have UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
a portfolio interview and we may advise you to International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
complete a Foundation Diploma before your degree. Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points,
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. including a related creative subject. You’ll have
See page 167 for additional standard requirements a portfolio interview and we may advise you to
and equivalent qualifications. complete a Foundation Diploma before your degree.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W704 *Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W705

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Fashion and Fashion Fashion Design BA (Hons)
Art and Design

Business BA (Hons) About the course


About the course Fashion impacts upon all aspects of our lives and
This course is ideal for students who are both creative shapes our appreciation and understanding of the
and analytical, who want to learn about the business of world around us. This course offers a commercially
fashion and who still have a desire to design and make, informed, creative and innovative design experience for
but ultimately want a fashion business-centric career. tomorrow’s generation of fashion professionals. You’ll
The course considers the complexities surrounding learn vital pattern-cutting skills in 2D and 3D as well as
the global fashion industry to provide an in-depth core manufacturing abilities. You’ll also enhance your
appreciation of how products are manufactured, freehand and technical drawing and illustration skills
supplied and sold. Ultimately, you’ll gain the experience, using traditional and computer-aided design methods.
knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to start your As well as technical skills, you’ll explore the history
own company or to enter an existing one with a of fashion and exciting innovations in contemporary
sound understanding of the business of fashion. Our design. Optional study trips, fashion shows, exhibitions
strong collaborations with the likes of Ted Baker, Ally and competitions will enrich your educational
Capellino and Maria Grachvogel open up opportunities experience, while live industry projects could lead
for live projects, work placements, competitions and to your designs going into production and open up
employment. employment opportunities.

What job can I get? What job can I get?


Our fashion and fashion business degree equips you Graduates from this course have gone into a wide
with a range of skills suitable for starting careers in range of careers, from fashion design, pattern cutting
the industry. Our graduates are employed in buying, and garment technology to sourcing and allocating,
merchandising, strategic marketing, e-commerce, buying, production management, and more. The
sourcing and allocating, sales, production management professional skills graduates obtain from this course
and more, and often use their knowledge to start their also allow them to build successful freelance careers.
careers as freelancers.
UCAS code: W233
UCAS code: W231 Course length: 3 years full time
Course length: 3 years full time 4 years with work placement / study abroad
4 years with work placement / study abroad 5 years minimum part time
5 years minimum part time UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points.
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points, You’ll have a portfolio interview and we may advise
including an art-and-design-related qualification. you to complete a Foundation Diploma before your
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. degree.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
and equivalent qualifications. See page 167 for additional standard requirements
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W231


See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W233

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Fine Art BA (Hons)

Art and Design


About the course
This course focuses on contemporary approaches to
fine art and the practice and theories that inform it. You’ll
be actively encouraged to explore your ideas through a
range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture,
printmaking, video, installation, photography and digital
media. Supporting you will be a team of internationally
practising artists, each bringing their unique research,
experiences and interests directly into their teaching.
The lively and diverse lecture programme sees visiting
artists and art professionals discuss their own practice
while encouraging debate and discussion. Throughout
the course, we’ll foster your natural abilities and interests
in a stimulating environment. Excellently equipped
facilities and your own personal studio space allow you
to experiment and develop your practice.

What job can I get?


Our graduates find employment across the creative and
culture industries: as professional artists who exhibit
and undertake commissions, and as community-based
creative practitioners, curators, arts administrators and
educators. Transferable skills mean our graduates are
well equipped for the creative professions.

UCAS code: W100


Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points,
including an art-related subject. You’ll have a
portfolio interview and we may advise you to
complete a Foundation Diploma before your degree.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W100

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Graphic Design BA (Hons) Illustration BA (Hons)
Art and Design

About the course About the course


This multi-award-winning course will give you a This multi-award-winning course will give you a
thorough grounding and understanding of the thorough grounding and understanding of the
commercial applications of graphic design. Our aim is commercial applications of illustration. Our aim is to
to develop creative thinkers and visual communicators develop creative thinkers and visual communicators
who aren’t confined by the conventional boundaries of who aren’t confined by the conventional boundaries of
the industry. We encourage you to think imaginatively the industry. We encourage you to think imaginatively
to develop engaging and purposeful ideas, and to to develop engaging and purposeful ideas, and to
execute them beautifully. The First Year is about core execute them beautifully. The First Year is about core
skills and finding the right pathway. Teaching guides you skills and finding the right pathway. Teaching guides you
to be creative, generate ideas and solve problems, with to be creative, generate ideas and solve problems, with
workshops in software, typography and printmaking. workshops in software, typography and printmaking.
Later, we focus on professional projects, emphasising Later, we focus on professional projects, emphasising
commercial constraints and expectations. We also commercial constraints and expectations. We also
explore areas like digital design, interaction and motion explore areas like digital design, interaction and motion
graphics. In the Final Year you’ll produce a high-quality graphics. In the Final Year you’ll produce a high-quality
portfolio. portfolio.

What job can I get? What job can I get?


Recent graduates are working at some of the most Our Illustration graduates’ work is regularly seen online,
highly regarded design businesses in the UK and in books, newspapers and advertising campaigns.
internationally. We encourage versatility, which can lead Many graduates work as freelance illustrators, while
to a wide range of career opportunities in design and others work in publishing, marketing, publicity and
illustration in the fields of corporate identity, marketing, advertising.
publicity, advertising and publishing, as well as freelance
graphic design.
UCAS code: W221
Course length: 3 years full time
UCAS code: W210 4 years with work placement / study abroad
Course length: 3 years full time UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
4 years with work placement / study abroad
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points.
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* You’ll have a portfolio interview and we may advise
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points. you to complete a Foundation Diploma before your
You’ll have a portfolio interview and we may advise degree.
you to complete a Foundation Diploma before your BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
degree.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. and equivalent qualifications.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
and equivalent qualifications. might want to look at our Foundation degree. For
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you more information please see page 146.
might want to look at our Foundation degree. For *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
more information please see page 146.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W221

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W210

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Interior Architecture and Product and Industrial

Art and Design


Design BA (Hons) Design BA (Hons)
About the course About the course
This course specialises in the design and production This course provides an opportunity to experience
of immersive, innovative and surprising interior spaces. and develop the skills and processes involved in the
There’s great emphasis on the understanding and use professional practice of product and industrial design.
of materials as you explore surface design and detailing. Approaches are centred around consumer goods,
Throughout the course you’ll work with existing where issues covering everyday manufactured products
buildings and conditions, producing refit, refurbishment, are developed and explored. The degree investigates
retrofit, re-use and place-making designs. As you the cultural, technical and commercial factors which
progress you’ll develop an expertise in producing influence the development of innovative new products,
impressive drawings, images and models, as you not and introduces the creative and professional strategies
only design functional, contemporary and innovative which underpin design.
interiors, but – above all else – create immersive
atmospheres. What job can I get?
Our graduates offer employers advanced computer-
What job can I get? aided design and manufacturing skills, and are well
You’ll be well equipped for a job in the creative placed to develop successful careers with leading
industries, whether you choose to specialise in companies in the field of product design. These
interior architecture and design, or move into a more careers include 3D modellers and visualisers, product
multidisciplinary role. Many graduates have been designers, CAD specialists, designer-makers and
offered jobs from leading companies, such as Foster design teachers. Your strong 3D, IT and design skills will
+ Partners. You’ll also be eligible for membership of benefit a wide range of employers.
several professional institutions.

UCAS code: W242


UCAS code: W251
Course length: 3 years full time
Course length: 3 years full time 4 years with work placement / study abroad
4 years with work placement / study abroad 5 years minimum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points. Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points.
You’ll have a portfolio interview and we may advise You’ll have a portfolio interview and we may advise
you to complete a Foundation Diploma before your you to complete a Foundation Diploma before your
degree. degree.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications. and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. *Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W251 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W242

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Astrophysics BSc (Hons) Astrophysics MPhys (Hons)
Astrophysics

About the course About the course


Astrophysics is the study of the physical processes The MPhys allows you to study astrophysics to a
that shape the structure and evolution of the universe. greater depth and breadth than the BSc. It’s particularly
This course seeks to provide answers to fundamental recommended if you’re interested in pursuing research
questions about the origin and evolution of stars, in industry, government or academia, or if you want to
planets and galaxies, as well as the universe itself. go on to further postgraduate study. During the course
You’ll have the chance to study the cosmos in all its you’ll study more advanced topics such as galaxy
wonder, and gain a detailed physical understanding formation and evolution, high-energy astrophysics and
of how the universe works. The School’s vibrant atmospheric physics. You’ll also undertake a large
research programme feeds into the course content and research project within our Centre for Astrophysics
you’ll make extensive use of our superbly equipped Research. We have an innovative strand of industrial
observatory. You’ll also have the exciting opportunity to projects, supported by the Institute of Physics, that
spend a year at a major astronomical research centre or gives you direct experience of working in industrial
an international observatory. research. You’ll also have the exciting opportunity to
spend a year at a major astronomical research centre or
What job can I get? an international observatory.
Your specialist physics understanding and range of
technical and mathematical abilities mean you’ll be What job can I get?
well equipped for careers in research or industry, or for Your in-depth, specialist physics understanding and
postgraduate study. Our graduates find employment range of technical and mathematical skills mean you’ll
in international observatories, research institutions, be well placed for a career in industrial or scientific
engineering and financial industries, and teaching. research. Alternatively, you could stay in academia on
a PhD programme, the number one destination for
our graduates. Our graduates also find employment
UCAS code: F501 in international observatories, research institutions,
Course length: 3 years full time engineering and financial industries, and teaching.
4 years with work placement / study abroad
6 years part time
UCAS code: F511
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Course length: 4 years full time
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* 5 years with work placement / study abroad
Entry requirements (2018): 128 UCAS points 8 years part time
including A2 level maths and physics at grade C UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
or above (80 UCAS points or more). Alternatively,
BTEC Applied Science plus A level maths at grade International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
C or above, or Access to HE Diploma with 30 Entry requirements (2018): 136 UCAS points
credits at merit or above in maths and physics. including A2 level maths and physics at grade C
See page 167 for additional standard requirements or above (80 UCAS points or more). Alternatively,
and equivalent qualifications. BTEC Applied Science plus A level maths at grade
C or above.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
might want to look at our Extended degree. For See page 167 for additional standard requirements
more information please see page 148. and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. *Please check our website for the latest fee information.

We also offer the opportunity to transfer to our new See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/F511
BSc Astrophysics with Science Education degree at
level 5. For more information visit go.herts.ac.uk/ase

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/F501

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Biochemistry BSc (Hons)

Bioscience
About the course
Biochemistry is the study of the fundamental processes
of life. Biochemists seek to answer questions about life,
health, disease, the natural environment, and materials
and compounds, using scientific techniques developed
in chemistry and biology. After an initial grounding in
chemistry, genetics, cell biology, microbiology and
human physiology, you’ll learn the complex biochemical
processes that underpin the very latest discoveries.
Explore how biochemistry affects the quality of people’s
lives, from the discovery of new drugs and the design of
medical treatments to the industrialisation of laboratory
processes. Our strong links with industry offer you
fantastic opportunities to gain valuable experience
during your placement year. This degree is accredited
by the Royal Society of Biology.

What job can I get?


Our graduates are highly sought after. They find
employment in the pharmaceutical, food and drink,
agrochemical and biotechnology industries, as well as
in industrial, academic and charity-funded research.
Jobs include drug safety coordinator, lab scientist,
microbiologist, research assistant and donor transplant
assistant.

UCAS code: C1CR


Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
6 years minimum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,950 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
including two science A levels, one of which must
be chemistry at grade C or above (acceptable
A levels are biology, human biology, psychology,
geography, mathematics and physics).
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
might want to look at our Extended degrees. For
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/C1CR

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Biological Science BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)
Bioscience

About the course About the course


Biology is the scientific study of living organisms and This degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical
deals with every aspect of life. During the course you’ll Science (IBMS). Students who complete an IBMS
examine the physiology of the human body and how portfolio during the placement year, which is
it’s affected by disease and drugs. You’ll study the successfully verified, receive the award of Applied
structure, biochemistry and mechanics of the cell, as Biomedical Science. With a career in biomedical
well as evolutionary processes and genetics, both in science, you could help improve the lives of millions of
mammals and microorganisms. As you progress, you’ll people suffering from a wide range of diseases. You’ll
choose from a wide range of modules including blood study the causes, diagnosis and treatments of major
sciences, pharmacology, microbiology, immunology diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease,
and drug discovery. You’ll also have the chance to blood disorders, respiratory diseases, biochemical and
study abroad or take a year’s work placement, either endocrine disorders, and infectious diseases. Once
of which will boost your employability. Ultimately, you’ll you’ve developed a fundamental understanding of
gain the technical, analytical and practical skills needed biology and chemistry, you’ll move on to specialised
to investigate biological phenomena in microorganisms, areas such as pathophysiology, molecular biology,
plants, humans and animals. This degree is accredited haematology, clinical microbiology, immunology,
by the Royal Society of Biology. biochemistry, histopathology and transfusion science.
You’ll also have the exciting opportunity to study abroad
What job can I get? or take a year-long work placement in industry. This
Our graduates are highly sought after. They find degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical
employment in the pharmaceutical, food and drink, Science and the Royal Society of Biology.
agrochemical and biotechnology industries, as well as
in industrial, academic and charity-funded research. What job can I get?
Jobs include drug safety coordinator, lab scientist, Graduates who have completed an IBMS portfolio are
microbiologist, research assistant and donor transplant eligible to work as biomedical scientists in the NHS
assistant. and public health laboratories. Alternatively, you could
pursue a career in blood transfusion laboratories,
pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, forensic
UCAS code: C902
laboratories, healthcare sales and marketing, education
Course length: 3 years full time and research.
4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time
UCAS code: B990
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Course length: 3 years full time
International fee (2018): £11,950 per year*
4 years with work placement / study abroad
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points 5 years minimum part time
including two science A levels, one of which must
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
be biology or chemistry at grade C or above
(acceptable A levels are geography, human biology, International fee (2018): £11,950 per year*
ICT, physics, mathematics, psychology, sports Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
studies). including two science A levels, one of which must
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. be biology or chemistry at grade C or above
(acceptable A levels are geography, human biology,
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
ICT, physics, mathematics, psychology, sports
and equivalent qualifications.
studies).
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
might want to look at our Extended degrees. For
more information please see page 148. See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
might want to look at our Extended degrees. For
more information please see page 148.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/C902
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/B990

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Molecular Biology BSc (Hons) Pharmacology BSc (Hons)

Bioscience
About the course About the course
Now that scientists can read and change DNA The massive research expenditure of Britain’s
sequences, a new era has arrived in which it’s possible pharmaceutical companies and the fierce competition
to investigate organisms at their most fundamental in the field ensures a continual demand for well-trained
level. That means we have the opportunity to find pharmacology graduates. This degree covers all
pioneering ways to prevent or find cures for genetic aspects of drugs and their uses as medicines. You’ll
diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and cancer. It could learn how new drugs are discovered and tested and
even help us discover more about our origins and who understand the reasons for their effectiveness in treating
we really are. This course will give you the specialist disease. You’ll also gain an appreciation of why new
theoretical knowledge and practical experience of drugs are needed and how they can be developed. Our
gene manipulation and the analysis of nucleic acids links with major pharmaceutical companies will give you
and proteins. It will also show you how this can be the opportunity to gain valuable experience during your
applied to the study of health, disease and the natural placement year. This degree is accredited by the Royal
environment. This degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.
Society of Biology.
What job can I get?
What job can I get? Our graduates can find employment in the
Graduates can find employment in the pharmaceutical pharmaceutical or clinical industries as well as in
and biotechnology industries as well as in industrial, industrial, academic and charity-funded research. Some
academic and charity-funded research. Some graduates go on to work in pharmaceutical sales, drug
graduates also go on to work in clinical trial companies, regulation, scientific communication or education.
in education and in healthcare as cytogeneticists or,
with further study, as genetic counsellors.
UCAS code: B210
Course length: 3 years full time
UCAS code: C1C7 4 years with work placement / study abroad
Course length: 3 years full time 6 years part time
4 years with work placement / study abroad UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
6 years part time
International fee (2018): £11,950 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
International fee (2018): £11,950 per year* including two science A levels, one of which must
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points be biology or chemistry at grade C or above
including two science A levels, one of which must (acceptable A levels are geography, human biology,
be biology or chemistry at grade C or above ICT, physics, mathematics, psychology, sports
(acceptable A levels are geography, human biology, studies).
ICT, physics, mathematics, psychology, sports BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
studies).
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. and equivalent qualifications.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
and equivalent qualifications. might want to look at our Extended degrees. For
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you more information please see page 148.
might want to look at our Extended degrees. For *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/B210

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/C1C7

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Accounting BA (Hons) Accounting and Economics
Business

About the course BA (Hons)


Develop the skills and knowledge to become an
About the course
accountant. Accountants play a vital role in our
economy and help ensure companies’ finances are Accounting and economics work together to help us
well governed. You’ll learn about corporate reporting, understand the financial health of the world around
auditing, corporate law and strategic management us. They empower people to accurately record
accounting, as well as developing your general business and analyse figures, and then use them to forecast
and commercial awareness. During the course you’ll international trends, solve complex problems and make
have the exciting opportunity to study abroad or take a recommendations.
work placement for a year. Both of these opportunities At Hertfordshire Business School, our BA Accounting
build your knowledge and experience and boost your and Economics explores the latest practices and
employability prospects. themes within these subjects, both in the UK and in
an international context. It’s a practical, relevant course
What job can I get?
that will help you become a confident, knowledgeable,
Around 95% of our graduates have gone on to work or forward-thinking graduate ready to carve out a
further study within six months of finishing this course. successful career in this dynamic global sector.
They’ve secured roles such as finance analyst, trainee
accountant, estate accountant, accounts officer, What job can I get?
payment plan administrator and graduate trainee with a Around 95% of our graduates have gone on to work
wide range of companies. These include PwC, Hewlett or further study within six months of finishing this
Packard, Costco, Hertfordshire County Council, course. Every organisation needs financial, economic
the NHS, Price Bailey LLP, Mothercare, Cathedral and management expertise, so your degree will open
Capital, Balfour Beatty Rail and TUI. doors in diverse sectors, from public services to politics,
e-commerce to corporate brands. Recent graduates
We also offer the following languages: now work for PwC, Citibank, Amazon, John Lewis,
Accounting with Eastern Language TUI, Walt Disney and the NHS. UK accountancy
(Japanese and Mandarin) qualifications are respected worldwide, so if you secure
UCAS code: N4T9 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N4T9 a role in an international firm you may have opportunities
to work overseas.
Accounting with European Language
(French, German and Spanish)
UCAS code: NR49 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/NR49 UCAS code: NL41
See page 113 for more information on Languages. Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time
UCAS code: N400
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
5 years minimum part time Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year* See page 167 for additional standard
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points requirements and equivalent qualifications.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. *Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See page 167 for additional standard


requirements and equivalent qualifications.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/NL41
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N400

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Accounting and Finance Business Administration

Business
BA (Hons) BA (Hons)

About the course About the course


This course gives you a firm understanding of This course is ideal if you want a degree that can lead
key business functions and the basic principles of to a wide range of business careers. It offers a creative
accounting and finance. You’ll learn about corporate mix of academic study, skills development and practical
reporting, auditing, corporate law and strategic training, giving you the best possible platform for your
management accounting, as well as develop your career. You’ll learn principles of accounting, economics
general business and commercial awareness. You’ll and marketing, and choose from a variety of other
study and research the key areas of financial accounting subject options. Strong partnerships with industry
and corporate finance in great depth, and choose ensure our curriculum is up to date and meets business
from a broad range of specialist modules. These cover needs. Add a language and take the opportunity
topics such as ethics, taxation, Islamic banking and to study abroad. This course is aligned to several
information systems. During the course you’ll have the professional bodies for students to work towards
opportunity to study abroad or take a work placement achieving professional recognition.
for a year.
What job can I get?
This course offers exemptions from the professional
examinations of the Chartered Institute of Management Our graduates have gone on to employment in roles
Accountants (CIMA), Association of Chartered Certified such as finance officer, HR manager, key account
Accountants (ACCA) and Institute of Chartered administrator, management consultant, marketing
Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). executive, purchasing officer, project manager,
quality consultant, recruitment consultant and trainee
What job can I get? accountant. They have found employment with major
companies including Argos, Boots, Halifax, KPMG,
Around 95% of our graduates have gone on to work or Marks and Spencer, Marriott Hotels, and Procter
further study within six months of finishing this course. and Gamble.
Recent graduates have launched their careers in roles
such as finance analyst, trainee accountant, payment We also offer the following languages:
plan administrator, estate accountant and accounts
Business Administration with Eastern Language
officer. Our graduates find opportunities with employers
(Japanese and Mandarin)
of all sizes, including major organisations such as PwC,
Hewlett Packard, Costco, Hertfordshire County Business Administration with European Language
Council, the NHS, Price Bailey LLP, Mothercare, (French, German and Spanish)
Cathedral Capital, Balfour Beatty Rail and TUI.
See page 113 for more information on Languages.

UCAS code: NN43


UCAS code: N252
Course length: 3 years full time
Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
4 years with study abroad
5 years minimum part time
5 years minimum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* Also taught online: see page 50.
International fee (2018):£11,350 per year* UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
See page 167 for additional standard requirements BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
and equivalent qualifications.
See page 167 for additional standard
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. requirements and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/NN43


See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N252

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Business Administration Business
Business

study
(Top-Up) BA (Hons) Administration online
About the course
(Taught Online) BA (Hons)
Improve your employability by topping up your HND or About the course
Foundation qualification to an Honours degree in just
one year. This course is ideal if you want a degree that This online course is ideal if you want a degree that
can lead to a wide range of business careers. It offers can lead to a wide range of business careers. It closely
a creative mix of academic study, skills development follows our traditional business administration degree,
and practical training, giving you the best possible but gives you the flexibility to learn from wherever you’re
platform for your career. You’ll study business strategy, based and fit studying around other commitments.
commercial awareness, leadership and organisation, During the course, you’ll learn principles of accounting,
and contemporary issues in business and management, economics and marketing as well as other relevant
plus four optional modules that suit your interests and business modules that prepare you for a career in
career aspirations. business and management. All teaching and resources
are online and you’ll have plenty of support from and
What job can I get? interaction with your tutors.
Our graduates have gone on to employment in roles What job can I get?
such as finance officer, HR manager, key account
administrator, management consultant, marketing Our graduates have gone on to employment in
executive, purchasing officer, project manager, diverse roles such as computer programmers, design
quality consultant, recruitment consultant and trainee engineers, management development specialists,
accountant. Employers include British Airways, accountants and project managers.
Citibank, EY, GlaxoSmithKline, HM Customs and
Excise, JP Morgan, Marks and Spencer, Rolls- UCAS code: Apply directly to the University.
Royce, Siemens and Vauxhall Motors. For information on an alternative bridging route
please see website.
UCAS code: N251 Course length: 6 years part time
Course length: 1 year full time UK fee (2018): See website
2 years part time International fee (2018): See website
Also taught online: see page 51.
Entry requirements (2018): See the course web
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* page for full entry requirements. See page 167 for
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year* additional standard requirements and equivalent
Entry requirements (2018): Foundation degree qualifications.
in Business (average 50% in the Second Year or
equivalent with all subjects passed at first attempt)
or HND Business (with an overall grade of a Merit See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/BABAonline
including a maximum of 30 credits at Level 5 at a
Pass grade).
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N251

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Business Business and Sport

Business
study study
Administration online Management online
(Top-Up) (Taught Online) (Sports Professionals Only)
BA (Hons) (Taught Online) BSc (Hons)
About the course About the course
Top up your HND or Foundation qualification to an Developed for sports professionals and elite athletes,
Honours degree in just one year with this online course. this course gives you the option to study for a
It closely follows our traditional business administration university degree alongside your career. Created in
top-up degree, but gives you the flexibility to learn from consultation with the English Institute of Sport and
wherever you’re based and fit studying around other former international sports professionals, the course is
commitments. During the course you’ll study topics designed to give you the professional business skills
such as business strategy, leadership and organisation, to move into the management and development side
commercial awareness, the digital economy, global of sport. All learning is online and you’ll receive plenty
marketing, and ethics and culture. All teaching and of support from expert teaching staff. If you haven’t
resources are online and you’ll have plenty of support studied for a while you can sign up to do just one
from interaction with your tutors. module first, and we’ll help you learn to write in an
academic style. The course is also suitable for coaches,
What job can I get? development professionals, managers and support
Our graduates have gone on to employment in diverse staff.
roles such as computer programmer, design engineer,
management development specialist, accountant and What job can I get?
project manager. This course builds on your existing sporting expertise
while developing your business acumen. It can help
you enter into the world of business, whether in a large
UCAS code: Apply directly to the University
corporation, sports management or setting up your own
Course length: 1 year full time company.
UK fee (2018): See website
International fee (2018): See website UCAS code: Apply directly to the University
Entry requirements (2018): See the course web Course length: 4 years part time
page for full entry requirements. See page 167 for
additional standard requirements and equivalent UK fee (2018): See website
qualifications. International fee (2018): See website
Entry requirements (2018): For sports
professionals and high-performance athletes. See
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/BABAonlineL6 the course web page for full entry requirements. See
page 167 for additional standard requirements and
equivalent qualifications.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/BSMonline

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Business and Business Joint Honours
Business

Management
degree
apprenticeship
course BA / BSc (Hons)
BA (Hons) About the course
This course prepares you for a range of managerial and
executive careers in industry, commerce and the public
Degree Apprenticeships are an exciting and sector, or for further study. You’ll gain an understanding
innovative way to gain your degree. They provide of the role of businesses in society, and develop
you with the opportunity to learn by studying part knowledge of key areas like finance, HR and marketing.
time, and gain on-the-job training by working full
time and earning a salary with your employer. This Business can be combined with one of the following
package of work and study allows you to gain subjects as part of a Joint Honours degree:
your qualification and hands-on experience while M1N1 Law
you work. G1N1 Mathematics
N1C8 Psychology

About the course C6N1 Sports Studies

Whether you’re a school leaver looking to start your What job can I get?
career in management or you’re a current or aspiring
manager, this flexible, accredited course will build your Studying business will make you an attractive candidate
knowledge and experience as part of your management in today’s competitive job market, particularly when
degree. Professionally recognised by the Chartered combined with another Joint Honours subject.
Management Institute (CMI), this dual-accredited
business and management programme combines the UCAS code: See table
best of classroom, online and work-based learning.
You'll will gain practical and industry expertise alongside Course length: 3 years full time
your qualification and work towards your Chartered 4 years with work placement / study abroad
Manager status. 5 years minimum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Course length: 4 years
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/dap
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard
requirements and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/JH

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Business and Event Management
Business combinations

Business
(UCAS code: NN1V)
BA (Hons) Subject to revalidation You’ll develop a specialism in event management that
could see you planning corporate events, concerts,
About the course festivals or sports fixtures, right across the globe. You’ll
get hands-on experience on a live event management
A business degree is a powerful, career-launching project, hear from industry-leading guest speakers and
qualification, and if you’re interested in a career in business, go on rewarding field trips.
combining two subjects will give you sought-after skills,
exciting experiences and a whole world of future career Business and Finance (UCAS code: NN13)
opportunities. This degree gives you an in-depth understanding of
today’s business world. You’ll explore accounting,
It gives you the chance to study a whole range of marketing and human resources, as well as the fast-
fascinating business areas, including accounting, marketing, moving international financial sector – from financial
business operations, human resources and the role of markets and investments to banking and economics.
business in society. You’ll explore everything from strategic It’s an ideal choice if you know you’d like a respected
leadership, performance and business management to business degree and you’re interested in finance but
ethics, enterprise and creative problem solving. perhaps not yet sure where you’d like to specialise. It
enables you to bring both disciplines together, and to
What job can I get? understand how they interact and impact on society.
The flexibility of these courses leaves graduates in a
position to take on various business roles within both Business and Human Resources
the public and private sectors or to go on to run their (UCAS code: NN1P)
own businesses. Our graduates have gone on to We’ve combined this dynamic discipline with core
work at Amazon UK, Jaguar Land Rover, Hewlett business studies, creating a dual-focus degree that
Packard and the Royal Bank of Scotland. opens all sorts of high-level career opportunities. This
course gives you an in-depth understanding of today’s
businesses and the HR world. Students can explore
UCAS code: Refer to combinations opposite organisational psychology, learn about employment law
Course length: 3 years full time and key areas of HR including employment relations,
4 years with work placement / study abroad human resource development and performance
5 years minimum part time management and reward.
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* Business and Information Systems
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year* (UCAS code: NG1M)
You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
modern business as well as a strong specialism
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. in IT and information systems, from the basics of
See page 167 for additional standard requirements management information to expert systems, technology
and equivalent qualifications. trends, databases, software and dedicated decision
support. You’ll also learn to be an effective project
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
manager and use information systems as a strategic
tool.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/buscom Business and Marketing (UCAS code: NN1M)
We’ve designed our course to get your career off to
Business and Accounting (UCAS code: NN4D) an incredible start. You’ll be able to study product
A strong business degree is an incredible start to your innovation, consumer buyer behaviour, and marketing
career. By combining it with accounting you’ll have the planning as well as key modules on managing media
chance to build a firm foundation in business with a and communications and market and social research.
strong focus on accounting practices. Marketing is creative, strategic and hugely dynamic,
spanning a whole range of jobs in advertising, social
You’ll study a whole range of key business areas, media, consumer insights, communications, market
including marketing, operations, management, human research, public relations, sales, brand management,
resources and the role of business in society. We’ll also product innovation, retail services and the creative
help you explore everything from strategic leadership, industries.
performance and business management to ethics,
enterprise and creative problem solving. Business and Tourism (UCAS code: N1N8)
The course looks in depth at a range of core business
Business and Economics (UCAS code: N1L1) areas, including accounting, marketing, operations
Business and economics are intrinsically linked and human resources. At the same time, you’ll gain
disciplines. You’ll explore the role of economics in a specialism in tourism, in which you’ll explore career
forming government, public, corporate and individual planning in the tourism industry, passenger tourism
policies, as well as the role of business in today’s transport, visitor attraction management, strategic
economy. This course will give you valuable insights tourism planning and responsible tourism. There's
into problem solving and decision making in a business also the chance to travel and experience different
context, while regular lively economic debates will cultures and study tourism’s impact on domestic and
expose you to different perspectives and help develop international destinations.
your confidence.

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Business Economics BA (Hons) Business Studies
Business

BA (Hons) Subject to revalidation


About the course
Economics drives business, informs policy and affects About the course
everyone’s lives. With its applied business focus,
This course is ideal if you want a business degree that
this course emphasises the economic analysis of
can lead to a wide range of careers. Business studies
key business functions and the industrial structure of
has been Hertfordshire Business School’s flagship
market economies and the global environment. It will
undergraduate programme for over 50 years, and
give you a detailed understanding of the principles of
continually evolves to meet current business and industry
economics and teach you how to apply these principles
needs.The First Year gives you a solid foundation,
to support decision making. As well as developing an
while the Second and Final Years allow you to choose
understanding of the nature of pricing, investment,
optional modules from across business disciplines
employment and many other decisions businesses
including marketing, human resource management,
have to take, you’ll have the option to study modules
finance, accounting and management. You also have the
in marketing, accounting finance and human resource
opportunity to study a language. This course is aligned to
management.
several professional bodies for students to work towards
achieving professional body recognition.
What job can I get?
Our graduates have started their careers in roles such What job can I get?
as emerging market analyst, fund manager’s assistant,
Around 93% of our graduates have gone on to work
management trainee, merchandise associate, pensions
or further study within six months of finishing this
administrator, purchase ledger accountant, quality
course. Our graduates have worked at Disney, Ford,
assurance analyst, settlements clerk, trainee accountant
GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, KPMG, Marks and Spencer
and trainee stockbroker. Recent destinations include
and Xerox. You can also spend time studying abroad
Citibank, Friends Provident, HSBC, Royal Bank of
in Europe, North or South America, the Far East or
Scotland, Tesco and Vauxhall.
Australia.
We also offer the following languages: We also offer the following languages:
Business Economics with Eastern Language Business with Eastern Language
(Japanese and Mandarin) (Japanese and Mandarin)
Business Economics with European Language UCAS code: N1T9 View details on: go.herts.ac.uk/N1T9
(French, German and Spanish)
Business with European Language
See page 113 for more information on Languages. (French, German and Spanish)
UCAS code: N1R9 View details on: go.herts.ac.uk/N1R9
UCAS code: L112 See page 113 for more information on Languages.
Course length: 3 years full time You can also combine business with other subjects as
4 years with work placement / study abroad part of a Business Combination degree (see page 53) or
5 years minimum part time a Joint Honours degree (see page 52).
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year* UCAS code: N100
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points Course length: 3 years full time
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. 4 years with work placement / study abroad
See page 167 for additional standard requirements 5 years minimum part time
and equivalent qualifications. UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/L112
See page 167 for additional standard
requirements and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N100

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Economics BA (Hons) Economics Joint Honours

Business
BA / BSc (Hons)
About the course
Discover the vital role economics plays in shaping About the course
policy in companies, institutions and governments. This
Discover the vital role economics plays in shaping
course will give you solid knowledge of economics and
policy in companies, institutions and governments. This
a rigorous understanding of the quantitative methods
course will give you knowledge of economics and an
economists use in their analyses. It will also enable
understanding of the quantitative methods economists
you to apply economic principles to a wide variety of
use in their analyses.
contemporary problems and use your quantitative skills
in numerous professional situations when you graduate. Economics can be combined with one of the following
The opportunity to study abroad or spend a year in subjects as part of a Joint Honours degree:
industry will give you valuable experience and enhance
your career prospects. L1L7 Human Geography
G1L1 Mathematics
What job can I get? L1V5 Philosophy
Our graduates have gone on to work for major
companies including Citibank, Friends Provident, What job can I get?
HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, You’ll be able to move into a wide variety of roles as
Schroders and Standard Bank. Job roles have a professional economist, or into general business
included emerging market analyst, fund manager’s management and public sector administration.
assistant, trainee accountant and trainee stockbroker.

We also offer the following languages: UCAS code: L1V5


Economics with Eastern Language Course length: 3 years full time
(Japanese and Mandarin) 4 years with work placement / study abroad
UCAS code: L1T9 View details on: go.herts.ac.uk/L1T9 5 years part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Economics with European Language
(French, German and Spanish) International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
UCAS code: L1R9 View details on: go.herts.ac.uk/L1R9 Entry requirements (2018): 112 UCAS points
See page 113 for more information on Languages. BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard
requirements and equivalent qualifications.
UCAS code: L101
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/JH
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/L101

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Event Management BA (Hons) Event Management and
Business

About the course Marketing BA (Hons)


Event management is a fascinating career that can see
you working on inspiring projects all over the world. It’s About the course
an exciting, practical degree course that explores the Diverse, dynamic and full of fresh challenges, event
latest trends and practices in the events management, management can take you all over the world, working
tourism and hospitality business. It’s also ranked inside on concerts, corporate events, sports fixtures and
the top 20 of the Guardian University League Table festivals. Marketing is an essential part of it, raising
2018 for tourism, hospitality and event management. events’ profiles and selling those all-important tickets.
Our course draws on the latest theories and global We’ve created a powerful, practical degree which
case studies to explore why some events succeed brings these subjects together to help you launch a
and others fail. You’ll learn about event marketing, successful career, and this course gives you an in-depth
risk and security and hospitality operations. You’ll also understanding of event management, hospitality,
have the chance to study abroad in one of our partner marketing, advertising, sales, communications
universities worldwide and to take an optional six-month and public relations. Working with industry leaders
internship at Walt Disney World, Florida, and study at and professional bodies, we’ve combined rigorous
the University of California Riverside. academic theory with real-world scenarios to help you
explore why some events succeed and others fail.
What job can I get?
Our graduates go on to work in the fast-growing event What job can I get?
management industry in a variety of sectors from Our graduates go on to a whole range of exciting
major sporting events to business conferences. You’ll careers, including events planning, hospitality
be equipped for positions in the management and management and marketing communications. They
organisation of events in the public, corporate and often work for event management organisations, large
charity sectors in companies such as First Protocol, travel companies, hospitality businesses and airlines.
Walt Disney Company, Goldman Sachs, Hilton 100% of our graduates have gone on to work or further
Hotel Group, Luis Vuitton and Cancer Research study within six months of finishing this course and 75%
UK. 100% of our graduates have gone on to work or of our 2016 leavers.
further study within six months of finishing this course
and 75% of our 2016 leavers are in graduate jobs.
UCAS code: NN8M
We also offer the following languages: Course length: 3 years full time
Event Management with Eastern Language 4 years with work placement / study abroad
(Japanese and Mandarin) 6 years minimum part time
UCAS code: N8T9 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N8T9 UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Event Management with European Language International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
(French, German and Spanish) Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
UCAS code: N8R9 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N8R9 BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 113 for more information on Languages. See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
UCAS code: N820 *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
6 years minimum part time See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/NN8M
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N820

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Event Management and

Business
Tourism BA (Hons)
About the course
Careers in event management and tourism are full of
possibilities, with exciting projects in interesting places,
all over the world. Whether you want to organise
festivals and sports fixtures or develop thriving tourist
destinations, this course will help you launch a really
successful career. It uses the latest theories and real-
world case studies to explore their successes and
failings, as well as their sustainability, impact, cultural
attributes and community engagement.
It’s a multi disciplinary, globally focused course
developed in collaboration with business leaders and MY HERTS
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professional bodies and taught by Hertfordshire’s highly
regarded, experienced academics.

What job can I get?


We’re extremely proud to say that 90% of graduates
from this degree are employed or in further study
just six months after completing the course. They go "Being an international student
on to careers including events planning, hospitality
management and marketing, often working for event has been a challenge but it has
management organisations, large travel companies,
hospitality businesses and airlines.
been the best four years of my life!
Doing a placement enabled me
UCAS code: N891 to take my theoretical knowledge
Course length: 3 years full time and put it into practice. I grew and
4 years with work placement / study abroad
6 years minimum part time learned so much during that year!
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* It also gave me a new focus for
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year* my Final Year and the new skills
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points I obtained helped me get the
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
results I wanted."
and equivalent qualifications. Evelina Börjesson
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. BA (Hons) Event Management

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N891

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Finance BA (Hons) Finance and Economics
Business

About the course BA (Hons)


This course gives you a firm foundation for a career
in finance. A degree in finance will give you the skills About the course
for a career in financial services such as banking, This course combines two highly respected subjects
investment management, pension fund management to give you a powerful business degree with real career
and insurance. During the course you’ll develop the potential. You’ll learn from Hertfordshire Business
sharp evaluation and analytical skills needed to move School’s highly experienced, research-active academic
into more functional and management roles. team. You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the
role finance and economics plays in the health of an
The First Year introduces general business and finance economy, as well as have the opportunity to become
agendas, including economics, quantitative methods part of a new generation of international financial
and ethics. The Second Year explores employability and experts.
the business life cycle. The Final Year focuses on areas
such as banking, current issues, and global finance and As well as deepening your knowledge of these
markets. You can also choose from several specialist important areas, your lecturers here at Hertfordshire will
options. be firmly focused on your employability, giving you the
advanced skills that employers today demand.
This course offers potential exemptions from the
professional qualifications of the Association of What job can I get?
Corporate Treasurers (ACT).
Just like every University of Hertfordshire course, this
What job can I get? BA is firmly focused on employability – giving you the
skills and experience to become a highly sought-after
Our graduates have gone on to work in a range of graduate. Your degree can be a launch pad into a
financial roles with a wide range of organisations such whole range of careers, from banking to accounting,
as banks, stockbrokers, investment houses, pension trading to IT. Whether you start an innovative small
funds and insurance companies. They have found business or work for a major international brand, with
employment with the likes of CBRE Capital Advisors your Hertfordshire BA under your belt, you’ll have an
and Intu Properties. exceptional head start.

We also offer the following languages:


Finance with Eastern Language UCAS code: L1N3
(Japanese and Mandarin) Course length: 3 years full time
UCAS code: N301 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N301 4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time
Finance with European Language
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
(French, German and Spanish)
UCAS code: N302 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N302 International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
See page 113 for more information on Languages. Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
UCAS code: N300 See page 167 for additional standard
requirements and equivalent qualifications.
Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
5 years minimum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/L1N3
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard
requirements and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N300

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Human Resource

Business
Management BA (Hons)
About the course
Human resources (HR) typically focuses on the
management of people within an organisation, and
this course gives you the skills and knowledge for a
successful career in this important area. You’ll study
topics that fundamentally underpin HR management,
including legal issues, economics, people resourcing,
accounting and marketing. You’ll then move on to
specialist modules such as organisational psychology,
employment relations, individual employment law, ethics,
contemporary HRD and performance management.
Once you’ve completed the course, you can apply
for associate membership of the Chartered Institute of
Personnel and Development.

What job can I get?


Our graduates have gone on to roles such as HR
administrator, HR graduate trainee, HR manager and
personnel officer with companies including Arcadia,
Europcar, Marks and Spencer and Royal Mail.
The course also gives you the skills to work in
industrial relations, equal opportunities, training and
development, and general management. Around 95%
of our graduates have gone on to work or further study
within six months of finishing this course. Students also
consider an MA Human Resource Management upon
starting their career.

We also offer the following languages:


HR Management with Eastern Language
(Japanese and Mandarin)
UCAS code: N6T9 View details on: go.herts.ac.uk/N6T9
HR Management with European Language
(French, German and Spanish)
UCAS code: N6R9 View details on: go.herts.ac.uk/N6R9
See page 113 for more information on Languages.

UCAS code: N600


Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard
requirements and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N600

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International Business BA (Hons)
Business

About the course


If you want a career in international business and love
to travel, this four-year degree is ideal. You’ll have the
opportunity to spend one or two years studying, and
possibly working, in Europe, North America, Latin
America, Australia or the Asia Pacific region. This course
reflects the growing need for managers of tomorrow
to have the business and leadership skills, language
competencey and cultural awareness for success in
today’s global business environment. This course is
EPAS accredited, which is a programme accredited
system of the European Foundation for Management

MY HERTS
Development (EFMD). The EPAS is a badge of
academic quality bestowed on a select group of leading
business schools in the world. You can be awarded the

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degree ‘with language’ if you choose to study a foreign
language in all years of study.

What job can I get?


With a business degree, language skills and
international exposure, you’ll be an attractive prospect
for employers worldwide, as well as for UK-based “Coming to Hertfordshire to study
multinationals. Many of our graduates work across
Europe, North America, Asia and Africa, in the financial, international business was the
automotive, publishing and retail sectors. They work in best decision I could have made.
fields including HR, marketing, sales, procurement and
travel management. Our graduates earn an average The course challenges you and
salary of £23,000 six months after finishing the course.
provides the necessary skills
We also offer the following languages: needed for when you graduate.”
International Business with Eastern
Language (Japanese and Mandarin) Abinaya Muralitharan
UCAS code: NCT9 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/NCT9 BA (Hons) International Business

International Business with European Language


(French, German and Spanish)
UCAS code: N9R1 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N9R1
See page 113 for more information on Languages.

UCAS code: N120


Course length: 4 years full time with mandatory
study abroad / optional work placement
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 120 UCAS points
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N120

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International Management International Tourism

Business
(Dual Award) BA (Hons) Management BA (Hons)
About the course About the course
This innovative, multinational course gives you Tourism is a career that can take you anywhere. Our
two degrees. It produces graduates with a strong course is recognised by the Tourism Management
intercultural understanding as well as the business Institute (TMI) and is ranked inside the top 20 of the
knowledge for an international management career. Guardian University League Table 2018 for tourism,
Our Business School is a member of the Transatlantic hospitality and event management. It’s a four-year
Business School Alliance, a programme that develops course, with international travel, exploring the latest
the business leaders of tomorrow. As a result, this tourism trends and practices as well as the sector’s
course allows you to study for two years with us sustainability, cultural influences, community engagement
and two years at an Alliance university in France, and impact on destinations worldwide. You’ll also have
Germany, Spain or the USA. You’ll also take a work the chance to take an optional six-month internship at
placement abroad and have the opportunity to study Walt Disney World, Florida, and study at the University of
another language, further boosting your prospects in California Riverside in an exclusive partnership with the
international business. University of Hertfordshire.

What job can I get? What job can I get?


Graduates with an internationally focused degree and Our graduates have secured roles such as account
linguistic abilities are in demand overseas and in UK- director, conference coordinator, customer relations
based multinationals. The international experience you executive, graduate trainee, marketing manager,
gain on this course will give you a competitive edge project manager, resort representative, sales manager,
in the global job market. Our graduates have secured travel consultant, web search executive and yield
positions in companies such as Bank Nationale developer. Companies include British Airways,
de Paris, BZW Services, Citibank, Coopers and EasyJet, Enterprise, Expedia, Hilton International,
Lybrand, Deutsche Bank, Disneyland Paris, lastminute.com, Marriot, Mundy Cruising,
KPMG, PwC, Reuters and Rolls-Royce. Ramblers Worldwide, STA Travel, Thomas Cook,
TUI and Virgin Atlantic.
UCAS code: N290 We also offer the following languages:
Course length: 4 years full time with mandatory International Tourism Management with Eastern
study abroad / optional work placement Language (Japanese and Mandarin)
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* UCAS code: N831 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N831
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year* International Tourism Management with European
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points Language (French, German and Spanish)
plus GCSE B foreign language relevant to route UCAS code: N832 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N832
taken.
See page 113 for more information on Languages.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
UCAS code: N830
Course length: 4 years full time with mandatory
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N290 study abroad / optional work placement
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N830

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IT Management for Business
Business

(ITMB) BSc (Hons)


About the course
This unique and innovative course has been developed
by the Business School and School of Computer
Science, along with The Tech Partnership and more
than 90 of the UK’s largest organisations. It was created
to meet industry needs and ensure that tomorrow’s IT
managers have important technology, business, project
management, personal and interpersonal skills. You’ll
benefit from direct industry expertise, with leading IT
professionals giving guest lectures and supporting

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projects that tackle real business problems. You’ll
also have the opportunity to network with partner
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even a graduate career.

What job can I get?


Our graduates are prepared for management or senior
professional careers in designing, developing and
implementing technology solutions for businesses.
Typical fields for our graduates include IT management, “I thought ITMB would give me
strategy and planning, system design and IT
consultancy. Almost 100% of our graduates have gone the tools to build a new business.
on to work or further study within six months of finishing It gave me the tools to build a
this course.
new world.”
We also offer the following languages:
ITMB with Eastern Language (Japanese and Mandarin) Solomon Daniel Brown
UCAS code: GN6F See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/GN6F BSc (Hons) Information Technology
Management for Business
ITMB with European Language
(French, German and Spanish)
UCAS code: GN7F See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/GN7F
See page 113 for more information on Languages.

UCAS code: GN52


Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
6 years maximum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/GN52

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Management Marketing BA (Hons)

Business
BA (Hons) Subject to revalidation
About the course
About the course Marketing is an exciting, dynamic and multi-focused
discipline. This course will provide you with a broad
Managers today need a broad range of skills to operate perspective, covering subjects such as principles of
effectively in a rapidly changing and increasingly global marketing, strategic planning, consumer behaviour,
business environment. In the first two years, this course enterprise, brand and media communications and
introduces the fundamentals of business management market research. It will prepare you to work successfully
and explores the functional areas of finance, human in the sector whether you wish to set up your own
resources management and marketing. It also covers business or join a small or a large enterprise. During
management theory, organisational issues and the this degree, you’ll have the opportunity to study for a
importance of cultural awareness in today’s business professional qualification with the Chartered Institute
world. You’ll benefit from well-established links with of Marketing (CIM), significantly enhancing your career
industry and enjoy plenty of placement opportunities prospects. In the First Year, students are given the
with leading companies, nationally and internationally. opportunity to become Affiliate Members of CIM and
The Final Year develops your critical understanding of study for a first CIM award.
organisational behaviour and strategic management.
You can also combine this course with a language to What job can I get?
enhance your employability.
Our graduates are well prepared for a wide range
What job can I get? of marketing-related jobs in general marketing,
communications, branding, sales, market research,
You’ll graduate with the skills and confidence to start
business development and new product development.
a successful management career in small businesses,
large organisations and multinational companies.
We also offer the following languages:
In particular, you’ll be well prepared for the many
attractive graduate training schemes offered by such Marketing with Eastern Language
organisations. (Japanese and Mandarin)
UCAS code: N5R9 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N5R9
We also offer the following languages: Marketing with European Language
Management with Eastern Language (French, German and Spanish)
(Japanese and Mandarin) UCAS code: N9R5 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N9R5
UCAS code: OS78 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/OS78
See page 113 for more information on Languages.
Management with European Language
(French, German and Spanish)
UCAS code: N500
UCAS code: 9L58 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/9L58
Course length: 3 years full time
See page 113 for more information on Languages.
4 years with work placement / study abroad
6 years part-time
UCAS code: N201 UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Course length: 3 years full time International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
4 years with work placement / study abroad
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
6 years minimum part time
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
and equivalent qualifications.
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications. See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N500
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N201

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Marketing and Advertising Marketing with Digital
Business

BA (Hons) Communications BA (Hons)


About the course About the course
This course is an academically robust and business- Digital media continues to transform the way brands
relevant programme. It gives you a solid foundation in and companies interact with consumers. This course
marketing while exploring the complex and exciting is a direct response to the fast-paced changes in
world of advertising – covering the development of marketing, giving you an up-to-date understanding
creative concepts, planning and execution of advertising in topics such as digital marketing, mobile business
campaigns, critical analysis and measurement of technologies, creativity, technology and innovation,
advertising success. You’ll also gain an understanding web analytics and social media monitoring. It also
of communication, media and marketing methods. gives you the vital fundamental principles that underpin
During this degree, you’ll have the opportunity to study all marketing. During this degree, you’ll have the
for a professional qualification with the Chartered opportunity to study for a professional qualification with
Institute of Marketing (CIM), significantly enhancing your the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), significantly
career prospects. In the First Year, students are given enhancing your career prospects. In the First Year,
the opportunity to become Affiliate Members of CIM students are given the opportunity to become Affiliate
and study for a first CIM award. Members of CIM and study for a first CIM award.

What job can I get? What job can I get?


Our graduates work for a range of companies and Graduates are ideally placed for jobs in online
specialist agencies in roles such as account planner, communications, social media, branding, web analytics
account executive, media planner, foresight executive, and digital marketing. You’ll also be well prepared for
online marketing communications assistant, copywriter, more general marketing and advertising roles with large
social media coordinator, and branding and strategy companies and specialist agencies.
assistant.
UCAS code: N501
UCAS code: N590 Course length: 3 years full time
Course length: 3 years full time 4 years with work placement / study abroad
4 years with work placement / study abroad 6 years part time
6 years part time UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year* Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. See page 167 for additional standard requirements
See page 167 for additional standard requirements and equivalent qualifications.
and equivalent qualifications. *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N501


See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N590

“Without my course, which gave me general


business acumen and understanding
alongside marketing strategy, I don’t think I
would have had the ability to turn a hobby into
a viable business. The course had a great mix
of assignments to challenge real-life scenarios
and was well-rounded, including finance,

MY HERTS HR and economics. All skills I wasn’t sure I


needed, but since they have proved so useful.”

STORY Louise Hollis


BA (Hons) Marketing, 2007
Owner/ Founder, whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com

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Marketing with Fashion Tourism Management BA (Hons)

Business
BA (Hons)
About the course
About the course Tourism is a career that can take you anywhere. Our
course is recognised by the Tourism Management
This course is ideal if you want to work in marketing Institute (TMI) and is ranked inside the top 20 of the
in the exciting fashion retail industry. You’ll develop a Guardian University League Table 2018 for tourism,
fundamental understanding of business, economics hospitality and event management. It explores the latest
and quantitative techniques, as well as the principles of trends and practices within the industry, examining
marketing as they apply to fashion. Specific modules the impact tourism has on destinations, as well as the
include understanding markets and trends, developing sector’s sustainability, cultural influences and community
design for production, strategic marketing planning, engagement. You’ll also have the chance to take a
product innovation, and marketing in the creative and six-month internship at Walt Disney World, Florida,
cultural industries. During this degree, you’ll have the and study at the University of California Riverside
opportunity to study for a professional qualification with in an exclusive partnership with the University of
the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), significantly Hertfordshire.
enhancing your career prospects. In the First Year,
students are given the opportunity to become Affiliate What job can I get?
Members of CIM and study for a first CIM award.
Our graduates have secured roles such as account
What job can I get? director, conference coordinator, customer relations
executive, graduate trainee, marketing manager,
Our graduates go into various roles in marketing,
project manager, resort representative, sales manager,
branding, advertising, retail and fashion, such as
travel consultant, web search executive and yield
assistant buyer, retail assistant, account executive,
developer. Companies include British Airways,
contemporary buyer assistant and merchandising
EasyJet, Enterprise, Expedia, Hilton International,
assistant.
lastminute.com, Marriot, Mundy Cruising,
Ramblers Worldwide, STA Travel, Thomas Cook,
UCAS code: N5W2 TUI and Virgin Atlantic.
Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad We also offer the following languages:
6 years part time Tourism with Eastern Language
(Japanese and Mandarin)
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
UCAS code: N9T8 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N9T8
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points Tourism with European Language
(French, German and Spanish)
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. UCAS code: N9R8 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N9R8
See page 167 for additional standard requirements See page 113 for more information on Languages.
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
UCAS code: N800
Course length: 3 years full time
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N5W2 4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N800

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Computer Science BSc (Hons)
Computer Science and IT

About the course


This course is ideal if you have an interest in technology
and software development and how they can be
applied to benefit individuals and organisations.
Core topics include foundations of computation,
programming, multimedia, networks, databases,
operating systems, software engineering and
professional issues. In addition, you’ll choose from a
wide range of specialist modules to tailor your degree
to your interests. As well as gaining an understanding
of the wider context in which systems operate, you’ll
develop your communication and team-working skills.
Thanks to the nature of this degree, you’ll develop
the broad skills many employers are looking for while
keeping your career options open. MY HERTS
What job can I get?
Recent graduates have become software developers,
programmers, web developers, project managers,
STORY
software engineers and IT consultants, or have gone on
to postgraduate study. Graduates have landed jobs at
companies such as FDM, Deutsche Bank, Oracle,
Ford and many other world-class organisations. “My background in software
development has helped me
UCAS code: G400 immensely on system delivery
Course length: 3 years full time projects, and I have built on the
4 years with work placement / study abroad
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* programming skills I learnt and use
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* them practically every day. Having
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points solid programming skills opens so
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. many doors post-university, and
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications. makes it much easier to pick up
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you new technical skills, which is vital to
might want to look at our Foundation or Extended employers.
degrees. For more information please see page
146.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. My placement made all the
difference when I was applying for
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/G400
a graduate role. You hear so many
stories of unemployed graduates,
but I know the jobs are out there –
I was offered three!”
Checca Aird
BSc (Hons) Computer Science
(Software Engineering), 2015
Banking Technology Consultant, Capgemini

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Computer Science (Artificial Computer Science

Computer Science and IT


Intelligence) BSc (Hons) (Networks) BSc (Hons)
About the course About the course
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a discipline in which Computer networking is an essential part of modern
computers and other devices are designed and life: from the networked applications that run on
developed to display intelligent characteristics. This smartphones and the internet, to the secure systems
course adds a specialism in AI to a broad base in demanded by global business. This course adds a
technology and software development. Particularly in specialism in networking to a broad base in technology
the first two years, you’ll find an emphasis on software and software development. Particularly in the first two
development, professional programming, the modelling years, you’ll find an emphasis on software development,
and design of systems and data, the principles of professional programming, the modelling of systems
networking and the user experience. These give you the and data and the issues that arise in a networked
core skills to specialise in AI, where you can study the environment. From this foundation you’ll learn about
analysis, design and construction of knowledge-based protocols, network design, constructing distributed
and expert systems, artificial life and robotics, and applications and defending against cyberattacks. The
systems based around the use of neural networks. course will enable you to create and evaluate systems
and applications within a networked environment.
What job can I get?
After graduating, you’ll be equipped to work in a range What job can I get?
of specialist roles in academic or industrial research or This course equips you for a range of specialist roles,
in software development. For example, you could carry such as network designer, manager or administrator,
out research into social robotics or design intelligent operations administrator, developer of distributed
systems. Recent employers have included Blackberry, systems and cybersecurity consultant. Graduates have
GSK, HP, IBM and John Lewis. Other graduates recently found careers with the likes of Blackberry,
have gone on to postgraduate study. GSK, HP, IBM and John Lewis. Others have gone on
to successful postgraduate study.
UCAS code: GG47
Course length: 3 years full time UCAS code: G491
4 years with work placement / study abroad Course length: 3 years full time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* 4 years with work placement / study abroad
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
See page 167 for additional standard requirements BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
and equivalent qualifications. See page 167 for additional standard requirements
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you and equivalent qualifications.
might want to look at our Foundation or Extended *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
degrees. For more information please see page
146.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/G491

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/GG47

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Computer Science (Software
Computer Science and IT

Engineering) BSc (Hons)


About the course
Software engineering is a discipline that applies
professional engineering techniques to the construction
and evolution of large and complex software systems.
This course adds a specialism in software engineering
to a broad base in computer science. In the first two
years there is an emphasis on software development,
professional programming, the modelling and design
of systems and data, the principles of networking and
the user experience. Building on this foundation you’ll
study software engineering in depth and learn how to

MY HERTS
analyse, design, develop and evaluate computer-based
systems. You’ll also learn the application of engineering
techniques, such as those relying on software metrics.

What job can I get?


This course gives you a firm foundation for a career
as a systems designer, software engineer or project
STORY
manager. The specialism in software engineering,
coupled with your broad knowledge of computer
science in general, will really make your degree stand
out. Recent graduates have gone on to become
“The most useful thing was being
software engineers at Amazon and many other able to cover an extensive range
world-class organisations. Others have gone on to
postgraduate study. of topics, from which I was able
to find out what I really enjoyed.
UCAS code: GG46 Without the foundation I received
Course length: 3 years full time at university, I wouldn’t have been
4 years with work placement / study abroad
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* able to progress so quickly in my
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* career.”
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
Tom Wilson
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. BSc (Hons) Computer Science, 2013
See page 167 for additional standard requirements Head of Technology, J2
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/GG46

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Computer Science MEng (Hons) Information Technology

Computer Science and IT


About the course BSc (Hons)
The MEng course allows you to study computer About the course
science at an advanced level and includes modules
from our Master’s programme. The course is wider Information technology includes many aspects
ranging and more in depth than our BSc, with an of computer science, but with more focus on
emphasis on mainstream computer science and the computer technology needs of people and
software development. It gives you the option to choose organisations. The subject includes software
modules from other computer science courses, and development and acquisition, but also operations,
involves more of a focus on applying your knowledge support and systems administration. This course has
to real-world problems. During the course you’ll a particular emphasis on the application of computer
also complete a Master’s-level project and have the technology to businesses: the modelling and design
opportunity to spend a year working in industry or of systems and data, the design of databases, how
studying abroad. to enhance the user experience, and how to ensure
software solutions meet clients’ needs. You also have
What job can I get? the option to gain Oracle DBA certification. Thanks to
the nature of this degree, you’ll develop the broad skills
This course gives you the skills and knowledge for
many employers are looking for while keeping your
a career as a developer, software engineer, project
career options open.
manager or IT consultant. Common employers typically
include IT consultancies and IT service providers in What job can I get?
the telecommunications, aerospace, defence, financial
services and retail sectors. Recent graduates have become business analysts, web
designers, support specialists, IT analysts, database
administrators, project managers and IT consultants,
UCAS code: G402 or have gone on to postgraduate study. Careers are
Course length: 4 years full time available in virtually all sectors and our graduates
5 years with work placement / study abroad have landed jobs at EE, ECA International, Lloyds,
Imagination Technologies and many other world-
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
class organisations.
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 120 UCAS points
UCAS code: G501
BTEC accepted.
Course length: 3 years full time
See page 167 for additional standard requirements 4 years with work placement / study abroad
and equivalent qualifications.
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/G402 BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/G501

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Computer Science /
Computer Science and IT

Information Technology
(Top-Up) BSc (Hons)

About the course


Top up your two-year Foundation degree or diploma
and join the Final Year of either our computer science
or information technology course. Alternatively, you
can join the Second Year if you prefer. Both courses
allow you to choose from a variety of options, many
with a technology and software development focus,
that will give you a broad range of technical skills and
knowledge. You’ll also work on a substantial practical
project and enhance your general transferable skills.

What job can I get?


These courses equip you for a graduate career in IT,
business, government or education. Recent graduates
have become business analysts, software developers,
web designers, support specialists and database
administrators. Others have gone on to successful
postgraduate study.

UCAS code: G403


Course length: 1 year full time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 240 credits from a
BTEC HND, Foundation degree or equivalent.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/G403

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Computer Science / Computer Science /

Computer Science and IT


study study
Information online Information online
Technology Technology
(Top-Up) (Taught Online) BSc (Hons) (Taught Online) BSc (Hons)
About the course About the course
If you have a computing or information technology- Our online computer science and information
based qualification that’s the equivalent to the Second technology courses are very similar to our campus-
Year BSc degree, you can join the Final Year of either of based degrees, and the academic standards required
these two BSc courses. Our online computer science are just as high. However, they give you the flexibility to
and information technology courses are very similar study from wherever you like and to fit learning around
to our campus-based degrees, and the academic other commitments. Computer science gives you a
standards required are just as high. However, they broad range of skills and knowledge in core areas
give you the flexibility to study from wherever you including foundations of computation, programming,
like and to fit learning around other commitments. multimedia, networks, databases, operating systems
Computer Science gives you a broad range of skills and and software engineering. Information technology
knowledge in areas including programming, multimedia, includes many aspects of computer science, but with
networks, databases, operating systems and software more focus on the computer technology needs of
engineering. Information technology includes many people and organisations.
aspects of computer science, but with more focus on
the needs of people and organisations. What job can I get?
Our graduates have gone on to become software
What job can I get? developers, programmers, web developers, project
Our graduates have gone on to become software managers, software engineers and IT consultants.
developers, programmers, web developers, project
managers, software engineers and IT consultants.
UCAS code: Apply directly to the University
Course length: 6 years part time
UCAS code: Apply directly to the University
UK fee (2018): See website
Course length: 1 year full time
International fee (2018): See website
2 years part time
Entry requirements (2018): See the course web
UK fee (2018): See website
page for full entry requirements. See page 167 for
International fee (2018): See website additional standard requirements and equivalent
Entry requirements (2018): See the course web qualifications.
page for full entry requirements. See page 167 for
additional standard requirements and equivalent
qualifications. See more online at
Computer Science: go.herts.ac.uk/CSonline
Information Technology: go.herts.ac.uk/ITonline
See more online at
Computer Science: go.herts.ac.uk/CSonlineL6
Information Technology: go.herts.ac.uk/ITonlineL6

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Digital and
Computer Science and IT

degree
Technology apprenticeship
course

Solutions BSc (Hons)

Degree Apprenticeships are an exciting and


innovative way to gain your degree. They provide
you with the opportunity to learn by studying part
time, and gain on-the-job training by working full
time and earning a salary with your employer.
This package of work and study allows you to
gain your qualification and hands-on experience
while you work.

About the course


Designed in collaboration with IT businesses and
the Tech Partnership to meet industry needs, this
apprenticeship offers a broad programme of study for
a wide range of roles in the digital sectors alongside
immediately relevant workplace experience. You'll
spend the majority of your time with your employer and
attend lectures and tutorials, and complete practical lab
work through day and block release at the University.
In addition, the course offers four specialist routes in
software engineering, cyber security, data analysis or
network engineering.
Course length: 3-5 years

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/dap

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Early Childhood Education Education Studies BA (Hons)

Education
BA (Hons)
About the course
About the course With a growing emphasis on education in all aspects
This course is ideal if you want to work with and for of public and political life, this degree gives you the
children and their families in a range of sectors and knowledge to make an informed contribution to
roles. It focuses on children’s education, development educational debates. It also provides an excellent
and care from conception to the age of seven. Drawing foundation for anyone wanting to work in educational
on international research and practice, the course administration and management. During the course
gives you global perspectives of children, explores you’ll explore contemporary issues in education
different childhood curricula and introduces emerging and society, historical figures, the philosophy and
theories. The First Year focuses on your personal and psychology of education, learning theory and education
professional development, while the Second Year links literature. As you progress there will be opportunities
the theory you are learning to practice through a work to focus on areas of particular interest, and you also
placement (or in your own work place). The Final Year have the exciting opportunity to study for six months in
includes a research project and the opportunity to another country.
specialise in a particular area of interest.
What job can I get?
What job can I get? Graduates from our programme are well positioned to
A wide range of career opportunities will be open to go into many areas of graduate employment such as
you in the early childhood sector, including those in museums, educational welfare, prisons, social work
children’s centres, nurseries, family support teams and and local authorities. Career prospects in education
local authorities. If you’re already in work, this degree can also be furthered by progressing to postgraduate
can help you move into a managerial or leadership studies. These include gaining a Master's degree in,
position. You can also progress to a Master’s degree, for example, education, leadership or psychology,
Early Years Teacher status or postgraduate primary or entering a postgraduate primary teacher training
teaching. course.

UCAS code: X390


UCAS code: X310
Course length: 3 years full time
Course length: 3 years full time
6 years typically part time
6 years typically part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/X390


See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/X310

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Education Studies with Education Studies with Special
Education

Learning and Teaching BA (Hons) Educational Needs and


About the course
Disability BA (Hons)
Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of About the course
learning and teaching both within and beyond the
school context. This degree gives you the chance to Develop your understanding of key issues and
understand, explore and make an informed contribution thinking in the field of special educational needs and
to education debates. You’ll be able to make links disability (SEND). You’ll focus on inclusion in education
between education policy, its delivery and the and how to meet the needs of all learners, both
experience of groups and individuals. You’ll also choose children and adults. The course also gives you the
specific modules that will develop your understanding skills to understand, explore and make an informed
of learning and teaching. These focus on topics such contribution to education debates. You’ll be able to
as the primary national curriculum and behaviour and make links between education policy, its delivery and
learning. You also have the exciting opportunity to study the experience of groups and individuals. You’ll choose
for six months in another country. modules that explore the causes of specific learning
needs, and the skills and strategies required to support
What job can I get? them. You have the exciting opportunity to study for six
months in another country.
Graduates from our programme are well positioned to
go into many areas of graduate employment such as What job can I get?
museums, educational welfare, prisons, social work
Graduates from our programme are well positioned to
and local authorities. Career prospects in education
go into many areas of graduate employment such as
can also be furthered by progressing to postgraduate
museums, educational welfare, prisons, social work
studies. These include gaining a Master's degree in,
and local authorities. Career prospects in education
for example, education, leadership or psychology,
can also be furthered by progressing to postgraduate
or entering a postgraduate primary teacher training
studies. These include gaining a Master's degree in,
course.
for example, education, leadership or psychology,
or entering a postgraduate primary teacher training
UCAS code: X303 course.
Course length: 3 years full time
6 years typically part time UCAS code: X304
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* Course length: 3 years full time
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year* 6 years typically part time
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
See page 167 for additional standard requirements Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
and equivalent qualifications. BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/X303

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/X304

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Primary Education with

Education
Qualified Teacher Status
BEd (Hons)

About the course


This course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher
Status. Teaching in a primary school is a demanding
but highly rewarding career, as you help young children
gain an important educational foundation that sets them
up for the rest of their lives. This degree will ensure
you meet the demands of the profession with growing
confidence. It’s structured so that you can develop the
skills and subject knowledge to teach the full National

MY HERTS
Curriculum and Early Years Statutory Framework to
children aged three to 11 years. It includes 24 weeks of
assessed school-based training in partnership schools,
under the guidance of a teacher who has received

STORY
mentor training from the University.

What job can I get?


By successfully completing this course, you'll gain
Qualified Teacher Status and be ready to start your "My degree has enabled me to
career as a Newly Qualified Teacher of three- to
11-year-olds. Employment opportunities are excellent, progress and to be in an advisory
with many of our graduates securing first teaching position. It's useful for helping
posts in local schools. You also have the opportunity of
gaining a higher degree by continuing your studies on me to understand how children
our MA Education programme. develop and how best to support
UCAS code: X122
them in accessing all areas of the
Course length: 3 years full time curriculum.
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
The best thing about my course
Entry requirements (2018): 112 UCAS points, was the variety of subjects
plus GCSE English language, mathematics and taught, which gave me a broader
science at grade 4 or above.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
perspective on education as a
See page 167 for additional standard requirements whole."
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. Aimee Hardwick
BA (Hons) Education Studies, 2012
Deputy Manager, Rainbow House Nursery
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/X122

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Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering
Engineering and Technology

BEng (Hons) MEng (Hons)

About the course About the course


This course specialises in aircraft design, especially Like the BEng, this course specialises in aircraft
aircraft structures, materials and aerodynamics. You’ll design, especially aircraft structures, materials and
learn CATIA, a computer-aided design package, as aerodynamics. You’ll follow the same pathway as
well as finite element analysis and computational fluid the BEng, but in your extra year you’ll deepen your
dynamics. Eventually you’ll work with other students knowledge and understanding of aerospace topics.
to design a complete aircraft. Modules along the You’ll also sharpen your business and management
way include aerospace technology and industry, skills. The team project is multidisciplinary and involves
engineering mathematics, materials and electrical applying your skills to solve an unusual and challenging
science, mechanical science, fluid mechanics and problem, for example the design of an unmanned aerial
thermodynamics, computer-aided engineering, vehicle (UAV) for surveillance on Mars. You can also
structural mechanics, control systems, project participate in the BMFA Heavy Lift competition, where
management and product development. You’ll also you and your fellow students have the chance to design
have the exciting opportunity to study abroad or spend and build your own UAV and compete against teams
a year in industry, either of which will enhance your from across Europe.
career prospects.
What job can I get?
What job can I get? Having an MEng demonstrates your breadth and
Graduate employment opportunities are excellent depth of understanding about the aerospace industry,
whether you’re interested in the civilian or defence sides therefore making you more attractive to employers.
of the aerospace industry. Some students even return Past graduates have been employed on major projects
from industrial placements with sponsorships and job such as the Airbus A380 or the Typhoon, or in the
offers. Past graduates have been employed on major development of missile systems, satellites and space
projects such as the Airbus A380 or the Typhoon, or vehicles.
in the development of missile systems, satellites and
space vehicles.
UCAS code: H401
Course length: 4 years full time
UCAS code: H410 5 years with work placement / study abroad
Course length: 3 years full time UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
4 years with work placement / study abroad
6 years minimum part time International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* Entry requirements (2018): 128 UCAS points
including A level maths and either physics or a
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* technology or engineering-based subject. See
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points page 167 for additional standard requirements and
including A level maths and either physics or a equivalent qualifications.
technology or engineering-based subject. *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications. See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H401
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
might want to look at our Extended degree. For
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H410

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Aerospace Engineering with Aerospace Engineering with

Engineering and Technology


Space Technology Space Technology
BEng (Hons) MEng (Hons)

About the course About the course


While much of this course is common with BEng (Hons) Like the BEng, this course includes many of the
Aerospace Engineering, this degree specialises in the modules featured on our general aerospace engineering
design of space vehicles, with a particular emphasis course, as well as special modules on the design of
on rocket propulsion, space flight control and satellite space vehicles, rocket propulsion, space flight control
communication systems. For many of our students, the and satellite communication systems. However, in your
highlights of the course are the group design projects MEng year you’ll deepen your skills and knowledge,
in the Third / Final Year, where you join with other taking extra modules in aerospace embedded systems,
aerospace students to design a complete aircraft. You’ll computational fluid dynamics and human resource
also work with astrophysicists to design a space vehicle management. As with the BEng, you’ll have the chance
in conjunction with a major space industry employer. to join with other aerospace students to design a
As well as the aerospace engineering modules you’ll complete aircraft. You’ll also work with astrophysicists
take specialist modules in rocket performance and to design a space vehicle in conjunction with a major
propulsion, space dynamics and terrestrial and satellite space industry employer.
communication systems.
What job can I get?
What job can I get? Career prospects for our graduates are excellent across
Career prospects for our graduates are excellent across the space, aircraft and defence sides of the aerospace
the space, aircraft and defence sides of the aerospace industry. Graduates of this course are strong candidates
industry. Graduates of this course are strong candidates for employment on projects such as the development of
for employment on projects such as the development of missile systems, satellites and space vehicles. An MEng
missile systems, satellites and space vehicles. makes you even more attractive to employers.

UCAS code: H400 UCAS code: H402


Course length: 3 years full time Course length: 4 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad 5 years with work placement / study abroad
6 years minimum part time UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* Entry requirements (2018): 128 UCAS points
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points including A level maths and either physics or a
including A level maths and either physics or a technology or engineering-based subject. See
technology or engineering-based subject. page 167 for additional standard requirements and
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. equivalent qualifications.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
and equivalent qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
might want to look at our Extended degree. For See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H402
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H400

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Aerospace Systems Aerospace Systems
Engineering and Technology

Engineering BEng (Hons) Engineering MEng (Hons)


About the course About the course
Aerospace systems engineers need to be Aerospace systems engineers need to be
multidisciplined and have as much knowledge of multidisciplined and have as much knowledge of
avionics as aeronautical systems. They’re particularly avionics as aeronautical systems. They’re particularly
interested in the overall performance of aircraft, interested in the overall performance of aircraft,
specialising in the design and integration of mechanical specialising in the design and integration of mechanical
and avionics systems. This professionally accredited and avionics systems. This professionally accredited
course includes not only traditional aeronautical course includes not only traditional aeronautical
disciplines, but also specialist modules such as modern disciplines, but also specialist modules such as modern
navigation equipment, cockpit instrumentation, flight navigation equipment, cockpit instrumentation, flight
controls and logistics engineering. A highlight of the controls and logistics engineering. The MEng is a year
course is the group project in the Final Year, where you’ll longer than the BEng and will deepen your knowledge
collaborate with other aerospace students to design and understanding of aerospace systems. It will also
a complete aircraft. This course provides the first step develop your business and management skills. As with
towards chartered engineer status. the BEng, a highlight is the group project to design a
complete aircraft. This course provides the first step
What job can I get? towards chartered engineer status.
Employment opportunities for our graduates are
excellent in both the civilian and defence sides of the What job can I get?
aerospace industry. Previous graduates have found Employment opportunities for our graduates are
employment with major aerospace companies in the excellent in both the civilian and defence sides of the
UK and abroad, as well as with smaller companies in aerospace industry. Previous graduates have found
the aerospace supply chain. employment with major aerospace companies in the
UK and abroad, as well as with smaller companies in
the aerospace supply chain.
UCAS code: H430
Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad UCAS code: H431
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* Course length: 4 years full time
5 years with work placement / study abroad
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
including A level maths and either physics or a International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
technology or engineering-based subject. Entry requirements (2018): 128 UCAS points
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. including A level maths and either physics or a
technology or engineering-based subject. See
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
page 167 for additional standard requirements and
and equivalent qualifications.
equivalent qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
might want to look at our Extended degree. For
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H431

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H430

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Aerospace Systems Aerospace Systems

Engineering and Technology


Engineering with Pilot Engineering with Pilot
Studies BEng (Hons) Studies MEng (Hons)
About the course About the course
This unique course gives you the flexibility to pursue This unique course gives you the flexibility to pursue
an engineering career designing aircraft from a pilot’s an engineering career designing aircraft from a pilot’s
perspective, or to take the first step to become a perspective, or to take the first step to become a
commercial pilot. The compulsory flying element commercial pilot. The compulsory flying element is
is mainly in the Fourth Year and is provided by a mainly in the Final Year and is provided by a nationally
nationally recognised flight centre either in the UK or recognised flight centre either in the UK or the US.
the US. There are additional fees for this, but with at There are additional fees for this, but at an attractively
an attractively discounted rate compared to other discounted rate compared to other flight centres. There
flight centres. There are also opportunities to fly in the are also opportunities to fly in the First and Second
First and Second Years as an extracurricular activity, Years as an extracurricular activity, including the chance
including the chance to use various flight simulators. to use various flight simulators. The MEng’s extra year
will deepen your knowledge of aerospace systems and
What job can I get? develop your business and management skills.
Many of our graduates have become professional pilots
with the RAF, Royal Navy and commercial airlines. What job can I get?
Others have become private pilot instructors. Some Many of our graduates have become professional pilots
graduates decide to keep flying as a hobby and pursue with the RAF, Royal Navy and commercial airlines.
an engineering career in an aerospace organisation or a Others have become private pilot instructors. Some
smaller company in the supply chain. graduates decide to keep flying as a hobby and pursue
an engineering career in an aerospace organisation or a
smaller company in the supply chain.
UCAS code: H492
Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad UCAS code: H491
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* Course length: 4 years full time
5 years with work placement / study abroad
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Entry requirements: 104 UCAS points including
A level maths and either physics or a technology or International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
engineering-based subject. Entry requirements: 128 UCAS points including
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. A level maths and either physics or a technology
or engineering-based subject. See page 167 for
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
additional standard requirements and equivalent
and equivalent qualifications.
qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
might want to look at our Extended degree. For
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H491

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H492

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Aerospace Technology with Aerospace Technology with
Engineering and Technology

Management BSc (Hons) Pilot Studies BSc (Hons)


About the course About the course
This broad-based aviation course, covering computer As with our aerospace technology with management
simulation and design, technology, production, degree, this broad-based aviation course has an
manufacture, management and business studies, emphasis on computer-aided engineering – including
equips you for a wide variety of career paths in 3D modelling, computer-aided analysis, simulation
aerospace. You’ll develop your practical skills in and computer-aided manufacture. You’ll develop
the early stages in workshops and well-equipped your practical skills in workshops and well-equipped
laboratories, before learning your management skills laboratories, while your piloting skills are developed in
in the second half of the course. You’ll find a particular the second half of the course through the University’s
emphasis on computer-aided engineering, including flight simulators and tuition at a nationally recognised
3D modelling, computer-aided analysis and computer- flight centre in the UK or US. There are additional fees
aided manufacture. You’ll also take part in group work, for this but at a discounted rate. You’ll also take part
enabling you to develop your team-working skills and in group work, which will enable you to develop your
improve your employability. team-working skills and improve your employability.

What job can I get? What job can I get?


You’ll find employment opportunities in a range You’ll find employment opportunities in a range
of companies, from airline operators and aircraft of companies, from airline operators and aircraft
manufacturers to small aerospace supply chain firms. manufacturers to small aerospace supply chain firms.
Jobs can vary, from managing specialist laboratories Jobs can vary, from managing specialist laboratories
and test facilities to the supervision of production lines and test facilities to the supervision of production lines
and project management. The breadth and flexibility and project management. It’s also the first step to
of this course will also open doors to careers in other becoming a professional pilot.
branches of engineering, computing and business.

UCAS code: H490


UCAS code: H422
Course length: 3 years full time
Course length: 3 years full time 4 years with work placement / study abroad
4 years with work placement / study abroad 6 years minimum part time
6 years minimum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points including two A levels.
including two A levels.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
See page 167 for additional standard requirements and equivalent qualifications.
and equivalent qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you might want to look at our Extended degree. For
might want to look at our Extended degree. For more information please see page 148.
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H490


See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H422

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Engineering and Technology

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Engineering and Technology

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Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering

Engineering and Technology


BEng (Hons) MEng (Hons)

About the course About the course


With a 30-year record of producing skilled engineers for With a 30-year record of producing skilled engineers for
all branches of the automotive industry, Hertfordshire’s all branches of the automotive industry, Hertfordshire’s
a great choice if you want to work in this cutting- a great choice if you want to work in this cutting-edge
edge sector. What’s more, you’ll get to take part in sector. What’s more, you’ll get to take part in designing,
designing, building and racing a single-seater race building and racing a single-seater race car in the UK
car in the UK Formula Student competition. How? Formula Student competition. How? As with the BEng,
The course focuses on vehicle design, taking into this course focuses on vehicle design, taking into
account performance, consumer demand, safety account performance, consumer demand, safety and
and sustainability. You’ll use all the latest industry sustainability. It follows the same structure as the BEng,
tools and techniques, and take specialist classes in but includes an extra year where you’ll deepen your
vehicle structures, engine performance, aerodynamics, understanding of the automotive industry. This course
materials and manufacturing strategies. This course is is also accredited by the Institution of Mechanical
accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Engineers.
and is the first step towards chartered engineer status.
What job can I get?
What job can I get? Our graduates’ employment prospects are
Our graduates’ employment prospects are excellent. You can expect to be employed in design,
excellent. You can expect to be employed in design, manufacturing or testing in one of the major automotive
manufacturing or testing in one of the major automotive companies in the UK or internationally. In fact, most
companies in the UK or internationally. In fact, most Formula One teams have one of our graduates in
Formula One teams have one of our graduates in their design team. Other graduates decide to stay
their design team. Other graduates decide to stay with us and extend their automotive education at
with us and extend their automotive education at postgraduate level.
postgraduate level.

UCAS code: H341


UCAS code: H330
Course length: 4 years full time
Course length: 3 years full time 5 years with work placement / study abroad
4 years with work placement / study abroad
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 128 UCAS points
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points including A level maths and either physics or a
including A level maths and either physics or a technology or engineering-based subject. See
technology or engineering-based subject. page 167 for additional standard requirements and
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. equivalent qualifications.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
and equivalent qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
might want to look at our Extended degree. For See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H341
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H330

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Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering
Engineering and Technology

with Motorsport BEng (Hons) with Motorsport MEng (Hons)


About the course About the course
Motorsport’s not just exciting entertainment, but Motorsport’s not just exciting entertainment, but
also an important part of automotive development. It also an important part of automotive development. It
challenges engineers to be innovative in using the latest challenges engineers to be innovative in using the latest
technologies to design high-performance vehicles. You’ll technologies to design high-performance vehicles. You’ll
find most modules on this course are common with find most modules on this course are common with
those on our general automotive engineering degree. those on our general automotive engineering degree.
However, you’ll also learn about aerodynamics of high- However, you’ll also learn about aerodynamics of high-
speed vehicles and high-performance engine design, speed vehicles and high-performance engine design,
testing and mapping. One of the big highlights is to get testing and mapping. In your MEng year, you’ll deepen
involved in designing, building and racing a Student your understanding of the industry. One of the big
Formula car. This course is accredited by the Institution highlights is to get involved in designing, building and
of Mechanical Engineers and is the first step towards racing a car at the IMechE Formula Student events. This
chartered engineer status. course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical
Engineers and is the first step towards chartered
What job can I get? engineer status.
As one of the top UK motorsport schools, our links with
the sector are very strong, providing good placement What job can I get?
and employment prospects. Almost every Formula One As one of the top UK motorsport schools, our links with
racing team has a University of Hertfordshire graduate the sector are very strong, providing good placement
in its design team. You can also expect to be employed and employment prospects. Almost every Formula One
in design, manufacturing or testing in one of the major racing team has a University of Hertfordshire graduate
automotive companies in the UK or internationally. in its design team. You can also expect to be employed
in design, manufacturing or testing in one of the major
automotive companies in the UK or internationally.
UCAS code: H335
Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad UCAS code: H336
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
6 years minimum part time
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
including A level maths and either physics or a
technology or engineering-based subject. International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. Entry requirements (2018): 128 UCAS points
including A level maths and either physics or a
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
technology or engineering-based subject. See
and equivalent qualifications.
page 167 for additional standard requirements and
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you equivalent qualifications.
might want to look at our Extended degree. For
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H336

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H335

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Automotive Technology with

Engineering and Technology


Management
BSc (Hons)

About the course


This course gives you the broad-ranging skills to
support the development of automotive products.
It blends practical study in workshops and well-
equipped labs (such as computer simulation, design,
vehicle technology, production and manufacture)
with management and business studies modules. A
particular focus is on group work, which will enable you

MY HERTS
to develop your team-working skills and improve your
employability. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to
work with engineering students in designing, building
and racing a Formula Student race car.

What job can I get?


Our graduates can be found in all areas of the
STORY
automotive sector, working in specialist laboratories and
test facilities, or specialising in computer-aided design
to make high-performance automotive products. The
breadth and flexibility of this course will also open doors
“My placement year was
to careers in other branches of engineering, computing in Bergen op Zoom in the
and business.
Netherlands. It was an amazing
UCAS code: H342
and life-changing experience
Course length: 3 years full time to work abroad and something
4 years with work placement / study abroad
6 years minimum part time
which really matured me.”
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* Ross Barrow
BSc (Hons) Automotive Technology
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
with Management, 2010
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points Lead Engineer (Body Structures), Jaguar Land Rover
including two A levels.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
might want to look at our Extended degree. For
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H342

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Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering MEng (Hons)
Engineering and Technology

About the course About the course


From the world’s tallest buildings and most spectacular From the world’s tallest buildings and most spectacular
bridges, to airports, highways, hospitals, rail networks bridges, to airports, highways, hospitals, rail networks
and flood defences, civil engineers provide the critical and flood defences, civil engineers provide the critical
infrastructure that makes our world work. This course infrastructure that makes our world work. This course
is designed to provide the educational base you need is designed to provide the educational base you need
to become professionally recognised as a chartered to become professionally recognised as a chartered
engineer. You’ll learn to apply the principles of structural engineer. As with the BEng, you’ll learn the principles of
engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics civil engineering and the latest industry developments,
and hydrology, environmental engineering, materials, but the extra Master’s year will give you a much broader,
surveying and construction. You’ll also discover the more in-depth understanding of the subject. For this
latest techniques and developments, such as low- degree we’ve partnered with the world-renowned BRE
carbon materials and sustainability. For this degree to give you access to specialist facilities, projects and
we’ve partnered with the world-renowned BRE to give lectures.
you access to specialist facilities, projects and lectures.
What job can I get?
What job can I get? Employment prospects for civil engineers are strong,
Employment prospects for civil engineers are strong, both in the UK and overseas. The UK government
both in the UK and overseas. The UK government recently announced major infrastructure projects worth
recently announced major infrastructure projects worth around £460bn, while global construction is expected
around £460bn, while global construction is expected to grow by some 75% by 2025. Graduates can go on
to grow by some 75% by 2025. Graduates can go on to careers in multinational consultancies, as well as
to careers in multinational consultancies, as well as smaller design and project management companies,
smaller design and project management companies, utility companies and the public sector.
utility companies and the public sector.
UCAS code: H200
UCAS code: H201 Course length: 4 years full time
Course length: 3 years full time 5 years with work placement / study abroad
4 years with work placement / study abroad UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* Entry requirements (2018): 128 UCAS points
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points from three A levels to include maths.
from three A levels to include maths. See page 167 for additional standard requirements
BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering DMM with and equivalent qualifications.
a Distinction in further maths accepted. *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H200
might want to look at our Extended degree. For
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H201

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Computer Technology and

Engineering and Technology


Networks BSc (Hons)
About the course
The use of computers and online services continues to
evolve at a rapid pace. So the power and complexity of
computer systems, peripheral equipment and support
have to keep pace with user demand. This course
will give you the ability to specify requirements, design
systems and commission and test computer and
network technologies – sought-after skills in today’s
technology-driven job market. You’ll also learn specific
skills in digital electronic systems, network design and
management, distributed systems, microcomputers,
digital signal processing tools and techniques, software
design methodology, and data communication
techniques.

What job can I get?


An understanding of advanced technology puts you
in an excellent position to take advantage of the many
employment opportunities in this fast-moving sector.
Industries using network design and management,
distributed systems, network maintenance and data
communication techniques all require the skills you’ll
develop on this course.

UCAS code: G420


Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points
from a minimum of two A levels. Alternatively, an
engineering or technology-based BTEC Diploma
NQF / QCF, Advanced Diploma or Progression
Diploma. Access to HE Diploma in engineering or
technology with a merit. See page 167 for additional
standard requirements and equivalent qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
might want to look at our Extended degree. For
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/G420

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Electrical and Electronic Electrical and Electronic
Engineering and Technology

Engineering BEng (Hons) Engineering MEng (Hons)


About the course About the course
This course gives you a sound technological This course gives you a sound technological
understanding in the field of electrical and electronic understanding in the field of electrical and electronic
engineering. With access to modern engineering tools engineering. With access to modern engineering tools
and a hi-tech laboratory environment, you’ll learn the and a hi-tech laboratory environment, you’ll learn the
latest skills and knowledge in digital signal processing, latest skills and knowledge in digital signal processing,
microelectronic and VLSI (very-large-scale integration) microelectronic and VLSI (very-large-scale integration)
design practice, robotics and neural networks, power design practice, robotics and neural networks, power
systems applications, and advanced power conversion systems applications, and advanced power conversion
and control application trends. You’ll also have the and control application trends. The MEng extends
exciting opportunity to study abroad or work in your studies by a year, enabling you to develop more
industry for a year, boosting your CV and employment in-depth knowledge of the subject. As with the BEng,
prospects. you’ll have the exciting opportunity to study abroad
or work in industry for a year, boosting your CV and
What job can I get? employment prospects.
The broad skills you acquire during this course will
equip you for a wide range of careers in the electronics What job can I get?
sector. Our previous graduates have found employment The broad skills you acquire during this course will
in the automotive, avionics, medical electronics, power equip you for a wide range of careers in the electronics
generation and distribution industries, with many sector. Our previous graduates have found employment
successfully moving into management positions within a in the automotive, avionics, medical electronics, power
few years. Many others decide to stay at the University generation and distribution industries, with many
and extend their studies to postgraduate level. successfully moving into management positions within a
few years. Many others decide to stay at the University
and extend their studies to postgraduate level.
UCAS code: H600
Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad UCAS code: H603
6 years minimum part time Course length: 4 years full time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* 5 years with work placement / study abroad
8 years minimum part time
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
including A level maths and either physics or a International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
technology or engineering-based subject. Entry requirements (2018): 128 UCAS points
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. including A level maths and either physics or a
technology or engineering-based subject. See
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
page 167 for additional standard requirements and
and equivalent qualifications.
equivalent qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped you
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
might want to look at our Extended degree. For
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H603

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H600

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Electronic Engineering and Electronic Engineering and

Engineering and Technology


Mechatronics BEng (Hons) Mechatronics MEng (Hons)
About the course About the course
Mechatronics brings together precision mechanics, Mechatronics brings together precision mechanics,
electronics, controls and computer engineering through electronics, controls and computer engineering through
a process of integrated design. It involves creating a a process of integrated design. It involves creating a
wide range of technologies such as sensors, actuators, wide range of technologies such as sensors, actuators,
interface hardware, control systems, software, and interface hardware, control systems, software, and
analogue and digital electronics. The applications for analogue and digital electronics. The applications for
these technologies affect all our lives and can be found these technologies affect all our lives and can be found
everywhere: aircraft, cars, trains, healthcare, materials everywhere: aircraft, cars, trains, healthcare, materials
processing, advanced manufacturing systems, defence processing, advanced manufacturing systems, defence
systems, consumer electronics and more. Using the systems, consumer electronics and more. Using the
latest tools and our specialist labs, you’ll learn the latest tools and our specialist labs, you’ll follow the
fundamental skills in electronic systems, manufacturing same route as BEng students, but in your extra year
technology, engineering mathematics, computer you’ll study advanced modules such as sustainability
programming, mechanical science, design, robotics and and smart systems engineering, manufacturing strategy
many more areas. and embedded control systems.

What job can I get? What job can I get?


Because of the wide-ranging applications of the Because of the wide-ranging applications of the
technology involved in this area, employment prospects technology involved in this area, employment prospects
are excellent. Our graduates have the skills, knowledge are excellent. Our graduates have the skills, knowledge
and potential to work in almost any engineering and potential to work in almost any engineering
company in the UK or internationally. company in the UK or internationally. As an MEng
graduate, you can expect to be in a senior managerial
position within a few years.
UCAS code: H601
Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad UCAS code: H602
6 years minimum part time Course length: 4 years full time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* 5 years with work placement / study abroad
8 years minimum part time
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
including A level maths and either physics or a International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
technology or engineering-based subject. Entry requirements (2018): 128 UCAS points
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. including A level maths and either physics or a
technology or engineering-based subject. See
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
page 167 for additional standard requirements and
and equivalent qualifications.
equivalent qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped you
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
might want to look at our Extended degree. For
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H602

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H601

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Engineering and Technology

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Manufacturing Engineering Manufacturing Engineering

Engineering and Technology


BEng (Hons) MEng (Hons)

About the course About the course


This course recognises the need to produce senior Like the BEng, this course specialises in manufacturing,
managers capable of handling the four main themes of materials, electronics and operations management.
manufacturing, materials, electronics and operations You'll follow the same pathway as the BEng, but
management, for manufacturing competitive advantage. in your extra year you'll deepen your knowledge
This will allow for diversification into any manufacturing and understanding of manufacturing engineering
sector of your choice. The main focus is on the analysis topics. You'll also sharpen your business, operations
and synthesis of manufacturing that is no longer just management and human resources skills. The team
about production, but about a wider set of activities project is multidisciplinary and involves applying your
that create value-added benefits for both industry and wide-ranging skills to solve an unusual and challenging
society. You'll also have the exciting opportunity to study problem in the manufacturing sector.
abroad or spend a year in industry, either of which will
enhance your career prospects. What job can I get?
Having an MEng will demonstrate your breadth and
What job can I get? depth of understanding about the manufacturing
Graduate employment opportunities are excellent industry, therefore making you more attractive to
whether you're interested in manufacturing, materials, employers. Graduates can expect to be employed on
electronics or operations management. Some students major projects within the manufacturing sector.
will return from industrial placements with sponsorships
and job offers. Graduates will also have the
opportunities to work in the business, manufacturing, UCAS code: H701
service and technology sectors in a wide range of Course length: 4 years full time
industries. 5 years with work placement / study abroad
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
UCAS code: H700 International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
Course length: 3 years full time Entry requirements (2018): 128 UCAS points
4 years with work placement / study abroad including A level maths and either physics or a
6 years minimum part time technology or engineering-based subject. See
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* page 167 for additional standard requirements and
equivalent qualifications.
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
including A level maths and either physics or a
technology or engineering-based subject.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H701
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
might want to look at our Extended degree. For
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H700

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Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Engineering and Technology

BEng (Hons) MEng (Hons)

About the course About the course


Learn the fundamental skills and knowledge of a Learn the fundamental skills and knowledge of a
modern engineer. This course offers a comprehensive modern engineer. This course offers a comprehensive
introduction to engineering, giving you the flexibility introduction to engineering, giving you the flexibility
to work in a broad range of industries. Among the to work in a broad range of industries. Among the
general topics, you’ll study engineering mathematics, general topics, you’ll study engineering mathematics,
materials and electrical science, mechanical science, materials and electrical science, mechanical science,
manufacturing technology, computer-aided engineering manufacturing technology, computer-aided engineering
and thermodynamics. You’ll also have the unique and thermodynamics. During your MEng year, you’ll
opportunity to collaborate with other engineering deepen your understanding of engineering through
students on some incredible projects, such as a selection of advanced modules. As with the BEng,
designing a hovercraft, a Formula Student racing car you’ll get the chance to work on some impressive team
and an unmanned aircraft. This course is the first step projects, including designing a hovercraft, a Formula
towards chartered engineer status. Student racing car and an unmanned aircraft. This
course is the first step towards chartered engineer
What job can I get? status.
Mechanical engineering graduates are highly sought
after around the world. Our graduates have an excellent What job can I get?
employment record and have everything it takes to Mechanical engineering graduates are highly sought
work in virtually any engineering company in the UK and after around the world. Our graduates have an excellent
internationally. employment record and have everything it takes to
work in virtually any engineering company in the UK and
internationally. MEng graduates in particular can expect
UCAS code: H300 to be in senior managerial positions within a few years.
Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
UCAS code: H301
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Course length: 4 years full time
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* 5 years with work placement / study abroad
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
including A level maths and either physics or a
technology or engineering-based subject. International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. Entry requirements (2018): 128 UCAS points
including A level maths and either physics or a
See page 167 for additional standard requirements technology or engineering-based subject. See
and equivalent qualifications. page 167 for additional standard requirements and
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you equivalent qualifications.
might want to look at our Extended degree. For *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H301

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H300

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Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and

Engineering and Technology


Mechatronics BEng (Hons) Mechatronics MEng (Hons)
About the course About the course
Mechatronics brings together precision mechanics, Mechatronics brings together precision mechanics,
electronics, controls and computer engineering through electronics, controls and computer engineering through
a process of integrated design. It involves creating a a process of integrated design. It involves creating a
wide range of technologies such as sensors, actuators, wide range of technologies such as sensors, actuators,
interface hardware, control systems, software, and interface hardware, control systems, software, and
analogue and digital electronics. The applications for analogue and digital electronics. The applications for
these technologies affect all our lives and can be found these technologies affect all our lives and can be found
everywhere: aircraft, cars, trains, healthcare, materials everywhere: aircraft, cars, trains, healthcare, materials
processing, advanced manufacturing systems, defence processing, advanced manufacturing systems, defence
systems, consumer electronics and more. This course systems, consumer electronics and more. This course
gives you a broad understanding of mechatronics gives you a broad understanding of mechatronics
but with more focus on the mechanical engineering but with more focus on the mechanical engineering
aspects. Topics include engineering mathematics, aspects. During your MEng year, you’ll study advanced
mechanical science, computer-aided engineering, and modules in embedded control systems and the
the mechanics and properties of materials. dynamics and performance of mechanical systems.

What job can I get? What job can I get?


Mechanical engineering graduates are highly sought Mechanical engineering graduates are highly sought
after around the world. Our graduates have an excellent after around the world. Our graduates have an excellent
employment record and have everything it takes to employment record and have everything it takes to
work in virtually any engineering company in the UK and work in virtually any engineering company in the UK
internationally. and internationally. MEng graduates can expect to be in
senior managerial positions within a few years.
UCAS code: H304
Course length: 3 years full time UCAS code: H303
4 years with work placement / study abroad Course length: 4 years full time
6 years minimum part time 5 years with work placement / study abroad
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* 8 years minimum part time
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
including A level maths and either physics or a Entry requirements (2018): 128 UCAS points
technology or engineering-based subject. including A level maths and either physics or a
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. technology or engineering-based subject. See
page 167 for additional standard requirements and
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
equivalent qualifications.
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
might want to look at our Extended degree. For
more information please see page 148.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H303
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H304

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Motorsport Technology
Engineering and Technology

BSc (Hons)

About the course


Excitement, international travel and working in a high-
performing team to achieve success are just some of
the major attractions of motorsport. It’s an industry that
allows you to work at the cutting edge of automotive
technology. This course will give you the skills necessary
to support motorsport engineers as they push the
boundaries and strive for optimum vehicle performance.
Benefiting from world-class expertise and facilities,
you’ll study a wide range of modules, including the
fundamentals of vehicle and engine design, as well as
high-tech computer-aided design and manufacturing
techniques. You’ll also have the unique chance to work
with engineering students in designing, building and
racing a Formula Student race car.

What job can I get?


Our graduates can be found in all areas of the
automotive sector, working in specialist laboratories and
test facilities, or specialising in computer-aided design
to make high-performance automotive products. The
breadth and flexibility of this course will also open doors
to careers in other branches of engineering, computing
and business.

UCAS code: H331


Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
6 years minimum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points
including two A levels.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
might want to look at our Extended degree. For
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/H331

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English Language & What job can I get?

English
This course gives you an awareness of your own
Communication BA (Hons) language and enhances your communication skills.
Our graduates have gone on to become speech and
About the course language therapists, psychologists, lexicographers
Language is humanity’s greatest invention and at the and teachers (including teaching English as a foreign
heart of all communication. It’s easy to take language language), among many professions.
for granted, but the ability to communicate effectively in
different scenarios – to explain, inspire, persuade and
effect change – is an uncommon skill highly valued by UCAS code: Q100
every employer, whatever career you have in mind. Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
Through an exciting range of innovative modules 5 years minimum part time
shaped and taught by supportive, research-active staff,
you’ll explore and analyse our fascinating language. UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
From tutorials and group work to eye-opening International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
psycholinguistic experiments, we use a range of Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
engaging, student-centred teaching methods.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
You’ll dive into real-life data, get involved in research and See page 167 for additional standard requirements
learn from guest experts. There’s even the opportunity and equivalent qualifications.
to put your communication skills into practice by
studying abroad for a year or working for the student *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
newspaper or radio station.
English Language & Communication is combined See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/ELANG
with up to three subjects as part of the humanities
programme. For more information, see pages 108 - 109.
QT37 American Studies
Q1W8 Creative Writing
Q1T1 Eastern Language (Japanese, Mandarin)
Q1X1 English Language Teaching
QQ13 English Literature
Q1PH European Language (French, German, Spanish)
Q1PH Film
Q310 Heritage Studies
QV11 History
Q1P5 Journalism
Q101 Media
Q1GK New Media Publishing
QV15 Philosophy
Q311 Religious Studies
Or combined with any two combinations from the above
Please choose one subject combination when you apply.
Additional subjects can be selected at the start of the First Year.

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English Literature BA (Hons) What job can I get?
English

Our graduates have an excellent record of


About the course employment in media, publishing, teaching and
information management, where their skills in analysis,
Studying English Literature offers a fascinating communication and evaluation are highly valued. Many
exploration of culture, society, and the power of the graduates go on to higher levels of study, engaging
written word. It gives you windows into the past and in research in their chosen fields. We ensure our
fresh perspectives on the present opening your eyes, programmes are relevant through active links with a
challenging your ideas and firing your imagination. This range of regional employers.
modern programme will provide you with a package of
critical skills, subject knowledge and creativity, which
can be applied in a range of careers. UCAS code: Q300
At Hertfordshire we offer a supportive learning Course length: 3 years full time
environment and the opportunity to study writing in 4 years with work placement / study abroad
English from every corner of the globe. Our modules 5 years minimum part time
explore everything from contemporary children’s stories UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
to 18th-century plays, Native American writing to International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
European crime fiction.
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
Our internationally recognised, research-active BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
academic team will guide you in developing your own
interests, helping you form fresh opinions and gain See page 167 for additional standard requirements
powerful, lifelong transferable skills. You’ll also have and equivalent qualifications.
the opportunity to take a valuable extended work *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
placement or even spend a life-changing year studying
abroad as part of your degree.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/ELIT
English literature can also be combined with up to three
subjects as part of the humanities programme:
QT37 American Studies
Q3W8 Creative Writing
Q3T3 Eastern Language (Japanese, Mandarin)
QQ31 English Language & Communication
Q3XC English Language Teaching
Q3R3 European Language (French, German, Spanish)
Q3PH Film
Q301 Heritage Studies
QV11 History
Q3P5 Journalism
Q322 Media
Q3G4 New Media Publishing
QV35 Philosophy
Q321 Religious Studies
Please choose one subject combination when you apply.
Additional subjects can be selected at the start of the First Year.

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Environmental Management

Environment
and Ecology BSc (Hons)
About the course
This course offers you an opportunity to study some
of the most pressing environmental issues of our time,
including biodiversity loss, climate change, invasive
species, land-use change, pollution, food security and
water scarcity. Most of these issues are fundamentally
ecological in nature and hence the course has a very
strong focus on ecological theory, application and
management. Topics on biological conservation,
ecological monitoring, habitat management and

MY HERTS
restoration, environmental law, ecological economics,
ecological impact assessment, as well as assessment
of environmental quality, are all included.

What job can I get?


Our graduates have found successful careers within
local government, town and country planning,
STORY
recreational and habitat management, environmental
resources management, teaching and in private
environmental consultancies. Some join more general "Travel is an important part of
graduate recruitment schemes while others stay at the
University for postgraduate study. my job as we work with many
international partners and across
UCAS code: F750 most regions – so far I’ve been
Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad to 15 countries across five
5 years minimum part time continents."
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Nadine Bowles-Newark
International fee (2018): £11,950 per year*
BSc (Hons) Environmental Management, 2012
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points Programme Officer, UN Environment World
See page 167 for additional standard requirements Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
and equivalent qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
might want to look at our Extended degrees. For
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/F750

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2D Animation and Character 3D Computer Animation and
Film and Media

for Digital Media BA (Hons) Modelling BA (Hons)


About the course About the course
This course focuses on animation, storytelling and This is an award-winning and world-renowned course
character creation, encouraging groundbreaking and taught to the highest level by industry professionals. Its
innovative visuals in traditional animation, 2D gaming, graduates have worked on many Oscar-winning films
concept art and many other possible traditional and and are in the best companies in the world. If you want
digital mediums. You’ll develop essential skills in to be a 3D animator, model creatures in the latest sci-fi
character design, production design and animation, film, are interested in the more technical side of CG,
and explore context to your studies. Using the latest or perhaps want to design characters and concept
technology in our award-winning Film, Music and Media art, then this course is for you. It allows you to either
Building, you’ll hone your individual style. Eventually specialise in the above or be a generalist. We have great
you’ll produce an eye-catching showreel and body of resources with cutting-edge software and hardware
work to wow potential employers or set yourself up as that is constantly updated, motion capture studios and
the next Miyazaki. This course is accredited by Creative much more, in an award-winning building. Eventually
Skillset – run by animation professionals – reflecting the you’ll create a final animation or visualisation and an eye-
highest standard of teaching. catching showreel to impress potential employers. This
course is accredited by Creative Skillset, reflecting the
What job can I get? highest standard of teaching and facilities. Listed as top
Our graduates work for some of the world’s best-known five best schools for animation in the world by The CG
production and post-production houses. They also land Rookies Awards 2017.
coveted jobs with computer animation firms, games
developers, and TV and film special effects companies. What job can I get?
Our graduates work for some of the world’s best-known
production and post-production houses. They also land
UCAS code: W616 coveted jobs with computer animation firms, games
Course length: 3 years full time developers, and TV and film special effects companies.
4 years with work placement / study abroad
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* UCAS code: W617
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* Course length: 3 years full time
Entry requirements (2018): 120 UCAS points. 4 years with work placement / study abroad
You’ll also have to bring a portfolio to interview. UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
BTEC to HE Diploma accepted. International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
See page 167 for additional standard requirements Entry requirements (2018): 120 UCAS points.
and equivalent qualifications. You’ll also have to bring a portfolio to interview.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. BTEC to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W616
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W617

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3D Games Art and Design Digital Media Design

Film and Media


BA (Hons) BA (Hons)

About the course About the course


This course focuses on high-end 3D games art and This course explores the digital domain, including
has been recognised as one of the best courses of its multimedia platforms, mobile devices, and augmented
kind. It explores the digital modelling of characters and and virtual realities, and establishes a rich, hybrid
environments, shading techniques and level creation. area of study for the 21st century. By using practice-
You will explore the design side as well by using the based approaches and theory-led methodologies, the
latest software in our award-winning Film, Music and programme aims to provide you with the necessary
Media Building. You’ll discover how to create optimised knowledge and skills to become part of the digital
shapes and textures and apply them to real-time revolution.
3D graphics. You’ll also explore games and gaming
trends, looking at scenarios that can be applied to In this rapidly expanding field, you'll learn how digital
PCs, consoles and interactivity and VR. This course is media are produced and have the opportunity to
accredited by Creative Skillset, reflecting the highest explore areas such as web-based content, mobile
standard of teaching. apps, interactive advertising, responsive objects and
environments, networked information and social-media
What job can I get? systems, interactive video, live performance technology
and digital art installations.
Your skills will open doors with computer animation
companies, games developers and special effects What job can I get?
companies. Previous graduates have gone on to work
for some of the world’s best-known production and This course will prepare you for careers in fields
post-production houses. We also encourage you to such as advertising, marketing, digital creativity,
make contacts with other students to form professional entrepreneurship, web consultancy, journalism and art.
networks.
UCAS code: W212
UCAS code: W280 Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
Course length: 3 years full time 6 years minimum part time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points.
Entry requirements (2018): 120 UCAS points. You’ll also have to bring a portfolio to interview. See
You’ll also have to bring a portfolio to interview. page 167 for additional standard requirements and
BTEC and HE Diploma accepted. equivalent qualifications.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W212

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W280

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Film and Television Model Design (Character
Film and Media

Production BA (Hons) and Creative Effects) BA (Hons)


About the course About the course
With the digital film and television industries All three of our model design courses share the same
experiencing unprecedented growth, there has First Year, giving you an excellent introduction to model
never been a better time to consider working in this making, prop making, sculpture and special effects.
exciting and creative environment. Taught by industry Building on this foundation, you’ll learn to use a wide
professionals and using the latest technology, you’ll range of specialist materials and processes to create
develop the practical skills, creative flair, technical original sculptural characters, props and set dressings
expertise and business know-how to really kick-start – including the option of developing stop-motion
your career. You’ll also take advantage of our excellent puppets or collaborating with special effects students.
links with industry partners, including Warner Bros In your Final Year you’ll work on major projects and
Leavesden and Elstree Studios, as well as opportunities create a professional portfolio to impress employers.
for work placements and employment. Graduates Throughout your studies you’ll have access to traditional
typically go on to become producers, directors, editors model-making equipment and cutting-edge prototyping
and cinematographers. technologies. This course is accredited by Creative
Skillset, reflecting the highest standard of teaching and
What job can I get? facilities.
Our graduates become producers, directors,
scriptwriters, researchers, editors, production designers What job can I get?
and camera operators on a wide range of film and With a strong focus on sculpture, practical skills and
television productions. creativity ability, you’ll be well equipped to work in TV,
film and advertising. You could also find yourself working
with theatres, theme parks, museums and exhibitions
UCAS code: W602 or creating displays. Our graduates have gone on to
Course length: 3 years full time employment with the likes of Anarchy Ltd, Crawley
4 years with work placement / study abroad Creatures, Universal Creations, MacKinnon and
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* Saunders, Madame Tussauds and Merlin Studios.
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points. UCAS code: W452
Selection is based on an interview and examples of Course length: 3 years full time
your video and other relevant work. See page 167 4 years with work placement / study abroad
for additional standard requirements and equivalent UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
qualifications.
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points.
You’ll also have to bring a portfolio to interview.
BTEC and HE Diploma accepted.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W602
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W452

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Model Design (Model Model Design (Special

Film and Media


Effects) BA (Hons) Effects) BA (Hons)
About the course About the course
All three of our model design courses share the same All three of our model design courses share the same
First Year, giving you an excellent introduction to model First Year, giving you an excellent introduction to model
making, prop making, sculpture and special effects. making, prop making, sculpture and special effects.
Building on this foundation, you’ll learn how to create Building on this foundation, you’ll focus on developing
highly detailed models for a range of disciplines, such as your artistic and technical skills to produce models,
concept cars for the automotive industry, scale models animatronics and other effects. You’ll also gain hands-
for architects and miniatures for films. In your Final Year on experience of the specialist equipment used to
you’ll work on major projects and create a professional produce rain, fire, smoke, wind and snow, and learn
portfolio to impress employers. Throughout your studies about the safe use of pyrotechnics. In your Final Year,
you’ll use the latest computer-aided design technology you’ll work on major projects and create a professional
alongside more traditional machining. This course is portfolio to impress employers. Throughout your studies
accredited by Creative Skillset, reflecting the highest you’ll use a mix of traditional techniques and modern
standard of teaching and facilities. technology. This course is accredited by Creative
Skillset, reflecting the highest standard of teaching and
What job can I get? facilities.
Our graduates work across the design and creative
industries, often for film companies, internationally What job can I get?
renowned architectural practices and major product Our graduates have strong creative problem-solving,
and packaging design consultancies in the UK and mechanical design and practical workshop skills that
abroad. Many graduates work in the film and TV lead to many fascinating employment opportunities.
industry on high-profile advertisements, TV shows and You’ll find our graduates working in TV and films, the
blockbuster movies. Our graduates have gone on to theatre, museums and other highly creative areas. Our
employment with the likes of Anarchy Ltd, Warner graduates have gone on to employment with the likes
Bros, Gerry Judah, Foster + Partners, Pipers of Chris Corbould, Neil Corbould, Anarchy Ltd,
Models, ATOM, Red Bull Racing, Zone Creations Artem, Warner Bros, Universal Creations and
and Dyson. Zone Creations.

UCAS code: W292 UCAS code: W451


Course length: 3 years full time Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad 4 years with work placement / study abroad
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points. Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points.
You’ll also have to bring a portfolio to interview. You’ll also have to bring a portfolio to interview.
BTEC and HE Diploma accepted. BTEC and HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications. and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. *Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W292 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W451

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Photography BA (Hons) Visual Effects for Film and
Film and Media

About the course


Television BA (Hons)
If you want a career as a professional photographer, About the course
this is the course for you. Through a range of projects
you’ll explore and evolve your own vision and practice, This degree is for anyone who wants to create the
learning all aspects of lighting, developing, digital incredible digital visual effects we see on our screens,
manipulation and other techniques. You’ll also study the from weird and wonderful TV ads to Hollywood
theoretical side of photography, including its fascinating blockbusters. Using the latest technology, this course
history and contemporary practices. Although teaches you how to create and seamlessly integrate
experimentation is encouraged, the course has a clear photo-real, computer-generated creatures, crowds,
industry focus that aims to develop your professional objects and stunt doubles. You’ll also learn how to
awareness. A key part of your Final Year is learning produce digital particle effects (such as fluid and
how to operate as a freelancer, interact with clients and fire), object dynamics, lighting, crowd simulation and
approach potential employers. This culminates in the many other tricks and techniques. Often working in
presentation of your portfolio to employers. collaboration with film students and the best central
London production houses, you’ll take part in some
What job can I get? spectacular live projects and gain vital industry
experience.
Many of our graduates work in freelance positions
after their degree. Others go into areas of employment What job can I get?
such as photo editing and retouching, or become CGI
artists, photo librarians / archivists, producers, agents, Our graduates have the skills and impressive CVs
art buyers, art directors, photographers’ assistants, to land coveted jobs in the growing and exciting
lighting technicians, digital operators, studio managers, area of computer-animated visual effects. You’ll find
photography curators / writers / historians and more. opportunities in television, film, games and specialist
visual effects companies.

UCAS code: W641


UCAS code: W614
Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad Course length: 3 years full time
6 years minimum part time 4 years with work placement / study abroad
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points. Entry requirements (2018): 120 UCAS points.
You’ll also have to bring a portfolio to interview. See You’ll also have to bring a portfolio to interview.
page 167 for additional standard requirements and BTEC and HE Diploma accepted.
equivalent qualifications. See page 167 for additional standard requirements
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you and equivalent qualifications.
might want to look at our Foundation or Extended *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
degrees. For more information please see page 146.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W614

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W641

"The University gave me opportunities to learn how


to speak with the public while being a student
ambassador. This helped me when being a team
leader to speak to my group of 15 teenagers and
lead them through their daily activities.
"My standout memory from my time at university

MY HERTS
was having a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor
and talking to him about the importance of the
University's social media accounts."
STORY Tomi Ojo
BA (Hons) Photography, 2017
Communications Officer, Elevation Networks

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Geography BSc (Hons) Human Geography BSc (Hons)

Geography
About the course About the course
An understanding of the world from social, economic, Human geography, after sharing a foundation year with
political and environmental perspectives has never geography, focuses more on people, place, space and
been more critical. A geography degree will give you an mobility. Field-based learning and practical application
in-depth understanding of our rapidly changing world are at the heart of this course, and you’ll develop skills
by combining elements of both physical and human in collecting real world data and using geographical
geography. Fieldwork learning and practical application information systems. You’ll also have the opportunity to
are at the heart of this course, and you’ll develop skills take fully-funded field trips in the UK, Switzerland and
using our own field station, specialist laboratories and Spain. Module content ranges from looking into how
geographical information analysis facilities. You’ll also our world is changing and contested, planning for rural
have the opportunity to take fully-funded field trips in the and urban change in Britain, outdoor recreation and
UK and Switzerland. Throughout the course you can education. It also reflects on the growing importance
explore topics such as sustainability, glaciology, Earth of tourism and development alongside the impacts of
surface processes and landforms, natural hazards and migration, geopolitics and globalisation.
the management of environmental problems alongside
demography, migration, urban and rural planning What job can I get?
and development, transport, outdoor recreation and Our graduates are highly sought after in a wide range
education, and geopolitics. of professions within local government, the civil service,
town and country planning, regeneration, housing,
What job can I get? recreational management, transport and travel planning,
Our graduates are highly sought after in a wide range environmental resources management and teaching.
of professions within local government, the civil service, Our graduates also join more general graduate
town and country planning, regeneration, environment recruitment schemes and go on to postgraduate study.
agency work, water companies, recreational and habitat
management, environmental resources management,
teaching and environmental consultancies. Our UCAS code: L700
graduates also join more general graduate recruitment Course length: 3 years full time
schemes and go on to postgraduate study. 4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time
UCAS code: F800 UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Course length: 3 years full time International fee (2018): £11,950 per year*
4 years with work placement / study abroad Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points
6 years minimum part time See page 167 for additional standard requirements
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* and equivalent qualifications.
International fee (2018): £11,950 per year* If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points might want to look at our Extended degrees. For
more information please see page 148.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications. *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
might want to look at our Extended degrees. For
more information please see page 148. See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/L700
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/F800

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Human Geography Joint Human Geography with
Geography

Honours BA / BSc (Hons) Environmental Studies BSc (Hons)


About the course About the course
Focusing on understanding our world from both a social This course follows a similar path to our geography
sciences and a humanities perspective, you'll deepen degree, but combines core elements from
your knowledge of sustainability, the organisation of environmental management studies. As with our other
space and place, tourism and the functioning of our degrees, fieldwork learning and practical application
global environment. You’ll also develop your knowledge are at the heart of the course, and you’ll develop skills
of urban social geography, planning and development. using our own field station, specialist laboratories and
geographical information analysis facilities. You’ll also
Human geography can be combined with one the have the opportunity to take fully-funded field trips in the
following subjects: UK, Spain and Switzerland. Specialist modules cover
L1L7 Economics ecology and environmental quality, people and place,
V1L7 History habitat management and monitoring, urban social
C6L7 Sports Studies geography, and the management of environmental
problems. Depending on how your interests evolve, you
What job can I get? can switch between the different geography courses.
Our graduates are highly sought after in a wide range What job can I get?
of professions within local government, town and
country planning, recreational and habitat management, Our graduates are highly sought after in a wide range
environmental resources management, teaching and of professions within local government, town and
environmental consultancies. Our graduates also join country planning, recreational and habitat management,
more general graduate recruitment schemes and go on environmental resources management, teaching and
to postgraduate study. environmental consultancies. Our graduates also join
more general graduate recruitment schemes and go on
to postgraduate study.
UCAS code: See table
Course length: 3 years full time UCAS code: L7F9
4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* 5 years minimum part time
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year* UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points International fee (2018): £11,950 per year*
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications. Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/JH might want to look at our Extended degrees. For
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/L7F9

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Physical Geography BSc (Hons)

Geography
About the course
This course follows a similar path to our geography
degree, but after the First Year focuses more on the
natural and environmental sciences aspects. Fieldwork
learning and practical application are at the heart of
this course, and you’ll develop skills using our own
field station, specialist laboratories and geographical
information analysis facilities. You’ll also have the
opportunity to take fully-funded field trips in the UK and
Switzerland. Specialist modules include global change,
Earth surface processes and landforms, glaciology,
and natural hazards and disaster reduction. Areas of
optional study include perspectives on global change
and geospatial information. Depending on how your
interests evolve, you’ll have a chance to switch between
the different geography courses.

What job can I get?


Our graduates are highly sought after in a wide range
of professions within local government, town and
country planning, recreational and habitat management,
environmental resources management, teaching and
environmental consultancies. Our graduates also join
more general graduate recruitment schemes and go on
to postgraduate study.

UCAS code: L804


Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,950 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
might want to look at our Extended degrees. For
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/L804

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History BA (Hons)
History

About the course


History at Hertfordshire means exploring everything from
war and witchcraft to propaganda and popular protest.
It’s a fascinating journey examining the impact of world-
changing events on people’s everyday lives. Together,
we’ll delve into faith, freedom, migration and identity,
discovering how the modern world was made.
Our rich, rewarding history modules are shaped by an
exceptional academic team, conducting world-leading
research. We were ranked first in the UK for the impact
of our history research, and the ground-breaking work

MY HERTS
we do makes our courses truly cutting edge.
Here you’ll be treated as a fellow researcher,
encouraged to think creatively, work collaboratively and

STORY become a confident, professional analyst of history,


culture and the world around you. You’ll also have
opportunities to study abroad, conduct oral history
interviews or work with local museums, archives and
history groups, developing valuable practical skills.
"My best memories are around History is studied as part of the humanities programme.
For more information, see pages 108 - 109.
being able to take part in so
many opportunities outside What job can I get?
of my studies. I was heavily The intellectual training of history demands critical
thinking, imagination and a respect for evidence in
involved in the Students’ support of reasoned argument – all qualities highly
valued by employers. Our students have an excellent
Union, leading societies and record of employment in teaching, heritage, the civil
volunteering groups, as well as service, law, retail management and the media.
being an SSRO and a member
UCAS code: V100
of the Athletic Union."
Course length: 3 years full time
Gemma Fulton 4 years with work placement / study abroad
BA (Hons) History, 2015 5 years minimum part time
Assistant Project and Performance Manager, UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Hertfordshie Local Enterprise Partnership International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/HIST

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History Joint Honours What job can I get?

History
The intellectual training of history demands critical
BA (Hons) thinking, imagination and a respect for evidence in
support of reasoned argument – all qualities highly
Learning from academics with an international valued by employers. Our students have an excellent
reputation, you’ll explore a range of approaches to record of employment in teaching, heritage, the civil
constructing, interpreting and presenting the past service, law, retail management and the media.
across different countries, societies and time periods.
History can be combined with one of the following UCAS code: See above
subjects as part of a Joint Honours degree: Course length: 3 years full time
V1L7 Human Geography 4 years with work placement / study abroad
V1M1 Law 5 years minimum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
History can also be combined with up to three subjects
as part of the humanities programme: International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 104-112 UCAS
VT17 American Studies
points
V1W8 Creative Writing
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
QV11 English Language & Communication
V1X1 English Language Teaching
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
Q301 English Literature
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
V1PH Film
V1T1 Eastern Language (Japanese, Mandarin)
V1R2 European Language (French, German, Spanish)
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/JH
V101 Heritage Studies
V104 Journalism
V102 Media Cultures
V1G4 New Media Publishing
VV15 Philosophy
V105 Religious Studies
Or combined with any two combinations from the above
*Please choose one subject combination when you apply.
Additional subjects can be selected at the start of the First Year.

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Humanities Programme
Humanities

BA (Hons)

About the course List A: Major subjects – you must choose one
Study humanities at Hertfordshire and delve into history, English Language & Communication
discover new culture and challenges your values. English Literature
The great thing about our creative, vibrant humanities History
programme is that it’s incredibly flexible, allowing you to
Philosophy
build a degree that suits your interests and strengths.
Learning from some of the most exceptional research- List B: Minor subjects – you must choose
active academics in their fields, you’ll discover new between one and three
ideas, deepen your knowledge and prepare for a truly American Studies
exciting future. We’ll teach you how to develop your Creative Writing
critical and analytical skills, broaden your global and English Language & Communication
cultural awareness, and refine your communication
English Language Teaching
skills – all attributes that graduate employers are looking
for. In your First Year, you can choose two, three or four English Literature
of the subjects listed below, at least one of which must Film
be from List A. You can continue to study each of these French, German, Japanese, Mandarin or Spanish
subjects throughout your degree, or you can refine your Heritage Studies
choice at a later stage. You may specialise entirely in a
History
core subject from the beginning of your Second Year.
Journalism
What job can I get? Media Cultures
Our graduates have an excellent record of securing New Media Publishing
roles in a range of industries including the media, Philosophy
publishing, teaching and information management. Religious Studies
Many graduates go on to higher levels of study,
engaging in research in their chosen fields. Whatever List C: Combination subjects
your future career plans, what’s important to your
potential employers is the range of intellectual, You can also combine any of the following subjects with
transferable, personal skills and experiences you can one of the four core (List A). From your Second Year,
demonstrate. each subject will make up half your degree.
American Studies
Creative Writing
UCAS code: ORVO
Journalism
Course length: 3 years full time
Media (combining Media Cultures and New Media Publishing)
4 years with work placement / study abroad
5-6 years part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* American Studies
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year* Develop your understanding of the social, political and
cultural contexts of the USA and gain a fascinating
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points insight into one of the world’s most complex and
See page 167 for additional standard requirements multicultural societies. You’ll explore diverse aspects
and equivalent qualifications. of American history, literature and film ranging from
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. the colonial period to the present. You can also apply
to spend a semester of your Second Year studying in
the United States, at the University of North Carolina,
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/humanities Wilmington.

Creative Writing
Creative writing is a practice-based discipline that
encourages you to develop your own individual writing
style. It helps you cultivate a creative and critical
approach to a wide variety of writing, including fiction,
non-fiction, poetry and drama (stage and screen). You’ll
create work of your own, informed by your study of
published work drawn from a range of authors and
genres. You’ll be taught in small workshop groups,
where you get lots of individual feedback from fellow
students and your lecturers.

108
English Language & Communication History

Humanities
This subject looks at how English language works, how History at Hertfordshire means exploring everything
we use it to communicate, how we acquire it in the first from war and witchcraft to propaganda and popular
place, and how it varies according to social factors. protest. It’s a fascinating journey examining the impact
You’ll develop skills of grammatical analysis and explore of world-changing events on people’s everyday lives.
questions like: Are humans the only species to use Together, we’ll delve into faith, freedom, migration and
language? And does the way we speak influence the identity, discovering how the modern world was made.
way we think? We have an international reputation for the quality of our
research, which means you’ll learn from some of the
English Language Teaching world’s most respected academics.
Teaching English is a hugely rewarding career, giving Journalism
you exciting opportunities to work overseas, learn about
other cultures and get to know people from all over the Whether you’re writing breaking news, investigative
world. Here at Hertfordshire, we explore the different pieces or lifestyle features, journalism really is a craft
motivations for learning a second language, the role of and our exciting, creative course gives you the skills
English in today’s world and the powerful techniques you need to hit the ground running. You’ll get hands-on
you can use to teach it. experience producing work in different styles, for diverse
markets, learn how to source stories and make career-
English Literature boosting industry contacts.
Studying English Literature offers a fascinating Media Cultures
exploration of culture, society, and the power of the
written word. It gives you windows into the past and Modern media is becoming more and more influential
fresh perspectives on the present, opening your eyes, in every aspect of our society, from politics and
challenging your ideas and firing your imagination. economics to the way we communicate with our
closest friends. You’ll learn the different ways in which
You’ll study the historical significance and qualities the media communicates, how the various industries
of different kinds of texts from all over the world, are connected and what influence the media has
including novels, short stories, plays, films, poems on society. In addition, you’ll develop an in-depth
and autobiographies. You’ll also investigate their role knowledge of specialist topics such as public relations,
in reproducing or changing cultural values. A love of advertising and digital media, complementing your other
reading is a great start for any student of this subject subjects and enabling you to work in a variety of fields.
and our aim is to make you a more critically aware
reader. New Media Publishing
Carve out a career in today’s fast-paced media industry
Film with sought-after knowledge, skills and hands-on
From European cinema to Hollywood noir, our modules experience. Our new media publishing course teaches
in film will take you on a journey through diverse genres, you everything from magazine, app and web design to
contexts, cultures and filmmaking techniques. You’ll visual communication, film production and interactive
delve into the golden age of cinema, discover what media creation. It’s about becoming a confident,
drives the industry today and learn firsthand how to capable problem solver who can use the latest
make your own original short films. technology to communicate ideas – and open doors.

French, German, Japanese, Mandarin or Philosophy


Spanish Philosophy addresses central questions about what we
Adding a language to your studies will open up a world know and how we know it, the values we live by and
of opportunities and give you a big advantage in the job how we reason. It also gives you a sense of personal
market. Whichever language you choose at whatever responsibility and is an excellent introduction to lively
level, you’ll develop practical listening, speaking, reading debate. Studying philosophy gives you the critical skills
and writing capabilities. Spending a year overseas – that apply in any career requiring thinking, writing and
living and working or studying – will help your language speech.
skills enormously.
Religious Studies
Heritage Studies Explore how the ideas, beliefs and practices of some of
This course investigates the ways in which history and the world’s major religious and spiritual traditions have
heritage are used in museums, monuments, turns of influenced, and been influenced by, the modern world.
phrase, commemorations, digital media, film and fiction. Understanding how people live their different faiths is
Through exploring professional, popular and community crucial to navigating a globalised world. Being able to
engagements with the past, you’ll learn the practices communicate effectively on these matters can give you
and methodologies of public history. The subject draws an edge in a multicultural job market and workplace.
on our staff’s track record of successful engagement in
community history and heritage-related projects.

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Mass Communications Programme
Humanities

BA (Hons)

This innovative programme allows you to design Mass Communications


your own degree. Taught by leading academics
and experienced media professionals, it explores About the course
the exciting, ever-changing world of media, Join the next generation of media professionals, with a
communications and professional writing, helping you powerful, practical course that gives you the skills and
become a knowledgeable, reflective critical thinker and agility to thrive in a rapidly changing industry. Explore
media practitioner. Choose media cultures and up to the nature of language, communication and the media.
three other subjects listed below. You can continue to Write news, features and fiction. Study films, music and
study all subjects across your degree, or you can opt to celebrity. Design magazines, websites and a fascinating,
specialise in one or more at a later stage. successful future.
Creative Writing
The media world is evolving fast. Digital and social
English Language & Communication media are developing at breakneck speed and
Film changing the way we talk to, learn from and understand
Journalism each other. Here at Hertfordshire, our mass comms
Media Cultures course focuses on communication and media practice,
encouraging you to be entrepreneurial and professional,
New Media Publishing
with a diverse set of sought-after creative skills.
Journalism & media cultures can also be studied as part You’ll have a whole range of opportunities, including
of the Joint Honours programme. For more information, exploring publishing and PR, examining the ethical and
see page 112. legal aspects of journalism, developing your voice as
a writer, studying the context behind films, spending a
Film, journalism, media cultures and new media
life-changing year abroad or taking a year-long work
publishing are all available to study as part of the
placement.
humanities programme. For more information, see
pages 108 - 109. UCAS code: P300

What job can I get?


See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/P300
This course is ideal for those who want to discuss the
latest film, design websites or develop professional
writing skills in journalism or creative writing. Our
graduates have an excellent record of securing roles
in the media, publishing, teaching and information
Multiplatform Journalism
management. Many graduates go on to higher levels of About the course
study, engaging in research in their chosen fields.
A new generation of journalists is emerging.
Fast moving and technologically confident, they’re
UCAS code: See the following pages for individual
bringing world events to a wider audience by working
course codes
seamlessly in print, online and across TV, radio
Course length: 3 years full time and social media platforms. Our innovative course
4 years with work placement / study abroad equips you to thrive in this ever-changing landscape,
5 years minimum part time developing powerful, real-world skills and opening up a
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* lifetime of opportunities.
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year* We’ve created an intensive, engaging degree designed
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points to make you a confident, employable journalist for the
digital age. Created in close collaboration with industry
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
professionals, it not only develops the central journalistic
and equivalent qualifications.
skills of research and storytelling, but also equips you
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. to use these skills powerfully across a whole range of
modern-day media platforms.
You’ll explore print, digital, photographic and broadcast
journalism, work on breaking stories as part of live
newsroom days, and take placements with exciting
potential employers. You’ll also be given voice coaching,
learn to use industry-leading technologies and have
the option of spending a lifechanging year studying
overseas.
UCAS code: P905

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/P905

110
Journalism and Creative Writing Media and Creative Writing

Humanities
About the course About the course
A career in writing sees you explore the world through Find your voice, both critically and creatively, as you
your work – discovering people and places, exploring develop an in-depth understanding of today’s media
unfolding events, influencing debate and shaping your world and hone the skills you need to play your part.
own creative voice. On this course, you’ll write for blogs, Harnessing two fascinating subjects, this course opens
websites, print, video, audio and multimedia contexts, your eyes to the evolution and influence of the media
developing the skills to research your subject and really industry, while inspiring creative thinking, writing and
engage your readers. career pathways.
Together, these subjects give you exciting opportunities Today’s media industries are becoming more diverse
to develop your voice as a writer and discover ways and dynamic as digital and social media platforms
to publish your work. In journalism, you’ll learn about thrive. Our practical course nurtures your hands-on
ethics, target audiences and the journey from interview technical skills, original creativity and entrepreneurial
to finished article. You’ll analyse newspapers and their attitude, giving you the versatility for a successful media
values, as well as exploring broadcasting and online career.
journalism.
You’ll develop the ability to critically comment on media
In creative writing, you’ll learn important skills for practice and produce new creative work for websites,
devising, editing, revising and submitting your work. blogs, print, video, audio and multimedia. We’ll help you
You’ll analyse texts, explore the effects of the author’s develop research, editorial, storytelling and targeting
choices and create short stories, drama, poetry skills, building your confidence in creating, editing and
and creative nonfiction of your own. You’ll also have submitting work. You’ll produce short stories, drama,
opportunities to work with schools or museums, attend poetry and creative nonfiction, as well as having
guest lectures, study abroad or take a year’s work opportunities to work with schools or museums, study
placement. abroad or take a year’s work placement.
UCAS code: P900 UCAS code: P902

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/P900 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/P902

Journalism and Media Media and Publishing


About the course About the course
This is a fascinating time to be a journalist, with In a fast-paced, multifaceted media world, people
traditional media like newspapers, magazines, television with the ability to write, design and harness new
and radio, jostling for attention alongside online news, technologies are in high demand. At Hertfordshire, we’ll
blogs, podcasts and social media. This exciting course develop your critical awareness of the media, sharpen
will develop your practical, professional writing skills, your practical skills and get your career off to a flying
shed new light on how the media works and get you start.
some hands-on experience that employers are really
looking for. Design your own app proposal, create a hard-hitting
ad campaign, build a brilliant website and craft an
Our inspiring, industry-experienced academic team inspiring feature article all supported by our industry-
will develop your journalistic skills, introducing you to experienced team. Working across different platforms
the concepts of ‘news’ and ‘features’, and teaching and for different audiences, you’ll develop a packed
you how to carry out research, conduct interviews, portfolio that will demonstrate your skills, adaptability
structure your writing and get published. As the course and ambition.
progresses, you’ll discover how journalism varies
across video, radio and the internet, hear from inspiring But you’ll need more than practical know-how to get
industry guest speakers and take placements in real published. So, we’ll develop your understanding of the
newsrooms. global media industry, its influence on society, the legal
and ethical contexts of your work and the impact of
You’ll also delve into the history of media, its role emerging technologies.
in society, how it shapes our views and how new
technologies are disrupting traditional communication UCAS code: P904
channels. It’s this combination of the theoretical with
the highly practical that will turn you into a skilled, well-
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/P904
rounded media practitioner ready to launch an exciting,
rewarding career.
UCAS code: P903

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/P903

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Journalism & Media Cultures
Journalism

Joint Honours BA (Hons)


About the course
Develop journalistic skills to write news and feature
articles for a variety of platforms, plus learn how the
media works and influences society. You’ll also have the
chance to take a variety of work placements to enhance
your employability.
Journalism & media cultures can be combined with
one of the following subjects as part of a Joint Honours
degree:
P5M1 Law
G1P5 Mathematics
P5C6 Sports Studies

Journalism & media cultures can also be studied as MY HERTS


STORY
minor subjects as part of the humanities programme.

What job can I get?


You’ll have the journalistic skills and media
understanding to work in newspapers, magazines,
TV, radio and online. By combining journalism &
media cultures with another subject, you can work in “In my Final Year I suggested
a particular field, such as sports reporting, business there should be someone who
journalism and specialist publications.
took on the responsibility of
UCAS code: See above ensuring that all of the great
Course length: 3 years full time acts that came to perform at
4 years with work placement / study abroad the Forum were interviewed by
5 years minimum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* someone within student media. I
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year* became that someone and was
Entry requirements (2018): 104-112 UCAS appointed Head of Interviews.
points
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
This led to some of my best
See page 167 for additional standard requirements memories: getting to meet the
and equivalent qualifications. likes of Tinie Tempah, Fearne
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. Cotton, Reggie Yates,
Ms. Dynamite and so on.”
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/JH
Calum Di Lieto
BA (Hons) Literature and Philosophy with Creative
Writing and Journalism, 2011
Editor – C&IT Magazine

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Languages

Languages
Languages open doors, break barriers and change
lives. They’re transformational, highly sought-after by
employers and a powerful way to gain a competitive
advantage in an increasingly multilingual world. Choose
your route, immerse yourself in culture, history, politics
and the world of business and shape a future full of
exciting opportunities, right across the globe.
We offer a range of languages at different levels.
The level that you study will be dependent on your
qualifications and past experience. You can study at
beginner level without any past experience. For full
details of entry requirements and eligibility for studying
at the different levels, please see

MY HERTS
go.herts.ac.uk/language
What level can I study?

French
German
Beginners Intermediate





Advanced


STORY
Spanish ✔ ✔ ✔
Japanese ✔ ✔
Mandarin Chinese ✔
“Studying Marketing and French
as part of the Hertfordshire
How can I study a language? Business School has been both
Languages can be studied as part of the humanities a fun and smooth experience.
programme. For more information, see pages 108-109.
Languages can also be studied with a business single
The various optional modules
honours degree. For more information, see pages 48-65. have enabled me to shape my
What job can I get?
course around my own interests,
A language really adds another dimension to your CV, which boosted the enjoyability of
and isn’t just for specialist occupations like translating, my course!”
interpreting and teaching. Practically any job can involve
languages, whether it’s based in the UK or overseas. Jonathan Burnett
BA (Hons) Marketing with French
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/language

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Commercial Law LLB (Hons) Criminal Justice LLB (Hons)
Law and Criminology

About the course About the course


This course builds on a fundamental understanding of This course blends an understanding of written law and
law and the legal system to focus on the commercial the criminal legal system that enforces it. Understanding
aspects of law. You’ll learn key concepts in the sale of how the criminal justice system works enables you to
goods, agency and commercial dispute resolution, and think critically about how crime is created, its effects on
get an introduction to international commercial law. Your society and the most effective strategies to fight it. You’ll
Final Year lets you choose modules from across our learn ways of using the law to help people in conflict
law degrees, many related to commercial law. These and advocate for fair, equitable and effective laws and
include company law, international commercial law interventions. You’ll also reflect on how the fight against
and intellectual property. All law students benefit from criminality can impact on individual human rights.
innovative teaching and outstanding facilities, including Modules include theories of crime and criminal justice,
our full-size replica Crown Court. You’ll also take part and many other options from across our law degrees.
in co-curricular courses in areas such as debating,
mooting, mock trials and mediation. What job can I get?
On graduation you'll gain a qualifying law degree. This
What job can I get? means you'll be exempt from the academic stage of
On graduation you'll gain a qualifying law degree. This legal training, so you can proceed to further training to
means you'll be exempt from the academic stage of become a solicitor or barrister. You can pursue a range
legal training, so you can proceed to further training of careers in the field of criminal justice and beyond.
to become a solicitor or barrister. While most of our You could work within the legal profession, the police,
graduates pursue a career in the legal profession, a probation, youth offending or prison services, crime
commercial law degree opens up many opportunities, prevention and criminological research.
specifically in business, but also in banking, politics,
local government, the media and more.
UCAS code: M1M2
Course length: 3 years full time
UCAS code: M221 4 years with work placement / study abroad
Course length: 3 years full time 6 years part time
4 years with work placement / study abroad UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
6 years part time
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year* See page 167 for additional standard requirements
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points and equivalent qualifications.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/M1M2

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/M221

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Criminal Justice and Government and Politics

Law and Criminology


Criminology BA (Hons) LLB (Hons)

About the course About the course


Criminology is the study of the anatomy of a crime, This course builds on a fundamental understanding of
specifically its causes, consequences and costs. law and the legal system to focus on the legal aspects
Criminal justice is the established systems for dealing of government and politics. In particular, you’ll study the
with crime: detection of crime, detaining of criminals, role of government in a liberal society: its powers, how
and criminal prosecution and punishment. During it’s held accountable and the fundamental structure of
this fascinating course, you’ll engage with a range of the services it provides. All law students benefit from
current issues and debates on some of today’s most innovative teaching and outstanding facilities, including
pressing social issues, such as terrorism and organised our full-size replica Crown Court Room. You’ll also have
crime. You’ll also have the chance to take part in our the chance to take part in our co-curricular courses
co-curricular courses in areas such as police officer in areas such as debating, mooting, mock trials and
shadowing, debating, mooting, mock trials, mediation, mediation.
stop and search, and independent custody visiting.
What job can I get?
What job can I get? On graduation you'll gain a qualifying law degree. This
Graduates can pursue a range of careers in the field of means you'll be exempt from the academic stage of
criminal justice and beyond. You could work within the legal training, so you can proceed to further training to
police, probation, youth offending or prison services, become a solicitor or barrister. Many graduates have
crime prevention and criminological research. used this course to launch careers in local authorities,
the civil service, government departments and
charitable organisations.
UCAS code: M211
Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad UCAS code: M190
6 years part time Course length: 3 years full time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* 4 years with work placement / study abroad
6 years part time
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
See page 167 for additional standard requirements International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
and equivalent qualifications. Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/M211

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/M190

“I have very fond memories


of my time at the University.
It was here my professional
foundations were set
and this enabled the
achievement of many career
MY HERTS goals.”

STORY Grace Ononiwu OBE


Chief Crown Prosecutor for the West Midlands

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Law LLB (Hons) Law (Accelerated) LLB (Hons)
Law and Criminology

About the course About the course


Our course combines sector-leading teaching methods, This is one of the very few law degrees in the UK
substantial skills development and extensive contact that allows you to complete the academic stage of
time as well as first-class pastoral care. The course is legal training in two years instead of three. Starting in
designed to give you a fundamental understanding of September and studying over two years, including
law and the legal system, as well as offer a wide range through the summer, you’ll save on student living
of specialist modules. All our law students benefit from and tuition costs and have the opportunity to enter
our outstanding range of facilities, including our full-size employment more quickly than your peers. You’ll also
replica Crown Court, and have the opportunity to take have the chance to specialise in either commercial law
part in a range of co-curricular courses in areas such or government and politics. All our law students benefit
as debating, mooting, mock trials, mediation and our from outstanding facilities, including a full-size replica
signature War of Words activity. Crown Court, and take part in an innovative selection
of co-curricular courses in areas such as debating,
What job can I get? mooting, mock trials and mediation.
On graduation you'll gain a qualifying law degree. This
means you'll be exempt from the academic stage of What job can I get?
professional legal training, so you can proceed to further On graduation you'll gain a qualifying law degree. This
training to become a solicitor or barrister. We offer means you'll be exempt from the academic stage of
optional added-value pathways with NALP and CILEx professional legal training, so you can proceed to further
accreditation, which provides recognition of alternative training to become a solicitor or barrister. The beauty
legal career routes and allows students to graduate of the accelerated route is that you can enter whatever
with professional qualifications in addition to their LLB profession you choose faster and at a lower cost.
degree. While most of our graduates end up in the legal
profession, a law degree opens up many opportunities
UCAS code: M101
in other professions, such as business, banking, politics,
accounting, local government, the media and more. Course length: 2 years full time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
UCAS code: M100 International fee (2018): £14,045 per year*
Course length: 3 years full time Entry requirements (2018): 120 UCAS points
4 years with work placement / study abroad See page 167 for additional standard requirements
6 years part time and equivalent qualifications. Access to HE
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* qualification is not accepted for this course.
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year* *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/M101
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/M100

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Law Joint Honours

Law and Criminology


BA / BSc (Hons)

The law has relevance in every professional sector, so


combining legal training with another subject opens up
many exciting career opportunities. During your Second
and Third Years, depending on your other subject you
may decide to major or minor in law, tailoring your
degree to suit your interests.
Law can be combined with one of the following
subjects:
M1N1 Business

MY HERTS
V1M1 History
P5M1 Journalism & Media Cultures
M1V5 Philosophy

STORY
M1C8 Psychology

What job can I get?


Graduates find opportunities in business, banking, the
public sector, politics, the media and many other areas.
Alternatively, graduates may decide to take further
professional qualifications to pursue a career in law, "Herts provided an open-door
including becoming a barrister or a solicitor.
policy so you could always get
the support you needed from
UCAS code: See table
Course length: 3 years full time
the fantastic academic staff."
4 years with work placement / study abroad Christopher Weeks
5 years minimum part time
LLB (Hons), 2011
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* Director / Partner and Head of Private Clients,
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year* Bryan and Mercer Solicitors
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/JH

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Financial Mathematics Mathematics BSc (Hons)
Mathematics

BSc (Hons) About the course


About the course Explore the full range of modern mathematics as
you gain fundamental knowledge and advanced
The explosive growth and inherent variability of mathematical and statistical skills. Mathematics holds
financial markets has fuelled demand for highly skilled the key to advances in virtually all areas of our lives,
mathematics graduates with an in-depth knowledge from finance to computing, logistics to medicine and
of the sector. This specialist degree focuses on travel to weather forecasting. If you’re looking for a
developing both your understanding and your practical career that involves shaping technological or scientific
application of the sophisticated mathematical modelling progress, mathematics is an ideal degree for you.
techniques that financial institutions rely on. You’ll learn What’s more, our flexible course allows you to specialise
the detailed mathematical background behind the in whichever area of mathematics interests you most.
behaviour of portfolios, trading, returns and risk, so that We have particular teaching expertise in various areas
you can mathematically determine the best investment of numerical modelling, financial mathematics, algebra,
strategies. You’ll also develop a sharp understanding statistics, optimisation and mathematical physics.
of the financial techniques and statistical and numerical
modelling used in the finance industry. What job can I get?
What job can I get? Britain has a national shortage of mathematics
graduates, so once you graduate you’ll be highly
This degree opens the door to excellent career valued and able to apply your skills to an exceptionally
opportunities as an investment analyst in banks, wide range of careers. A small selection of careers
investment houses and accountancy firms. As an that our previous graduates have pursued are
industry-aware graduate with integrated mathematics financial consultants, business analysts, engineering
and computer programming skills, you’ll have an consultants, programmers, statisticians, credit analysts,
exceptionally wide choice of challenging and rewarding meteorologists, environmental analysts, teachers,
careers. A small selection of careers that our previous actuaries and many more.
graduates have pursued are as business, environmental
and credit analysts, financial and engineering
consultants, programmers, statisticians, meteorologists, UCAS code: G100
teachers and actuaries. Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
UCAS code: GN13 5 years part time
Course length: 3 years full time UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
4 years with work placement / study abroad International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
5 years part time Entry requirements (2018): 112 UCAS points
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* including A level maths at grade C or above.
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year* Alternatively, BTEC applied science plus A level
maths at grade C or above, or Access to HE
Entry requirements (2018): 112 UCAS points Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits, 15 of which must
including A level maths at grade C or above. be at least a merit in maths. See page 167 for
Alternatively, BTEC applied science plus A level additional standard requirements and equivalent
maths at grade C or above, or Access to HE qualifications.
Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits, 15 of which must
be at least a merit in maths. See page 167 for If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped you
additional standard requirements and equivalent might want to look at our Extended degrees. For
qualifications. more information please see page 148.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped you *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
might want to look at our Extended degrees. For
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/G100

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/GN13

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Mathematics Joint Honours

Mathematics
BA / BSc (Hons)

About the course


A mathematics education is highly respected and gives
you the skills needed to help shape our society’s future.
Advances in computing, decision-making, medicine,
pollution control, product design, space travel,
telecoms, weather forecasting and many other areas
rely on the insight mathematics provides.
Mathematics can be combined with one of the
following subjects:
G1N1 Business
G1L1 Economics
G1P5 Journalism & Media Cultures
GT19 Eastern Languages (Japanese or Mandarin)
GR19 European Languages (French, German or Spanish)
G1V5 Philosophy
G1C8 Psychology

What job can I get?


Britain has a shortage of mathematics graduates,
so with a good degree, you’ll be highly sought after.
Combined with the skills you’ll learn on your joint
subject, you can expect to find opportunities in
industry, commerce, research establishments, financial
institutions, government, the civil service and teaching.

UCAS code: G1V5


Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 112 UCAS points
including A level maths at grade C or above.
Alternatively, BTEC applied science plus A level
maths at grade C or above. See page 167 for
additional standard requirements and equivalent
qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped you
might want to look at our Foundation or Extended
degrees. For more information please see page
146.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/JH

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Audio Recording and Live Sound and Lighting
Music

Production BSc (Hons) Technology BSc (Hons)


About the course About the course
With input from professionals, you’ll investigate the tools This course is ideal for students who wish to focus
used by some of the world’s most successful engineers through the lens of broadcast and live event support.
and producers. Using industry-standard studios Practical techniques are developed within a range of
and technology, you’ll learn techniques to record, different spaces to suit differing audiences, and students
process and mix your work to the highest professional on this award pathway and you'll have a number of
standards. You’ll also gain an in-depth understanding opportunities to apply their learning within live contexts.
of acoustics, studio design and installation, monitoring,
webcasting and advanced digital signal processing You'll also engage with the latest light-projection
techniques. mapping systems, as well as design and specify
venue-based audio systems and solutions. Core
What job can I get? modules studied alongside live sound and lighting
technology alongside practice modules develop your
Our graduates find work in a number of audio and techniques and approaches using a range of sound
sound-related fields, including audio engineering (live technologies. They'll also foster professional and
and studio), music production, TV and radio. Others industrial contextual immersion and awareness, and
have gone on to build hardware and software, work experience with specialisms within connected audio
in acoustics, artist management, music PR or as and sound-related fields.
sound designers for game audio, sample libraries and
installations. Graduates also start their own businesses, What job can I get?
from music labels to working as mastering engineers.
You can expect to develop a career in hardware /
software system specification, web-based music /
UCAS code: W374 sound creation and delivery, or in technical roles within
Course length: 3 years full time the music and sound industry. These could include
4 years with work placement / study abroad sound reinforcement, recording and engineering,
6 years minimum part time multimedia installations, music studios or production
companies.
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
UCAS code: W376
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
Course length: 3 years full time
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. 4 years with work placement / study abroad
See page 167 for additional standard requirements 6 years minimum part time
and equivalent qualifications. UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W374 BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W376

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Music

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Music Composition and Music Industry Management
Music

Technology for Film and BA (Hons)


Games BSc (Hons) About the course
About the course This course is for the music industry managers,
entrepreneurs and executives of the future. Delivered
This specialist degree focuses on making music for by renowned professionals with vast experience, this
media. You’ll create music and sound for a huge course blends the study of music, law and business
variety of commercial film, animation and game studies to give you a deep understanding of all aspects
audio productions, as well as dance performances, of the industry. You’ll explore topics such as people’s
video installations, interactive technology and online roles, the history of popular music, record companies,
applications. With the support of industry professionals, finance, marketing, publishing and live events, as well
you’ll analyse the styles of different composers and as looking at how new technologies are influencing the
genres, understand the stages of film production, industry’s evolution. You’ll benefit from state-of-the-art
and develop a critical understanding of how musical facilities and be encouraged to secure work placements
parameters affect visuals. You’ll also study the business that will significantly boost your career prospects.
aspects of commercial music making, pursue work
experience and build the skills to become a creative and What job can I get?
entrepreneurial musician.
Our graduates work in many areas of the industry,
What job can I get? including marketing, digital distribution, artist
management, A&R, research, business affairs,
Our graduates have gone on to successful careers copyright, TV and film synchronisation, PR and live
as film and TV composers and songwriters (including music production.
some with exclusive songwriting contracts with EMI
and Sony Music). They work for organisations such as
the BBC and PRS, create sound design for computer UCAS code: WN32
games, and work in sound engineering and teaching. Course length: 3 years full time
Others continue their studies with a Master’s and PhD. 4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time
UCAS code: W392 UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Course length: 3 years full time International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
4 years with work placement / study abroad Entry requirements (2018): 112 UCAS points
6 years minimum part time
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* and equivalent qualifications.
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points, *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
including A level in music technology or equivalent.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/WN32
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W392

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Music and Sound Design Music Production BSc (Hons)

Music
Technology BSc (Hons) About the course
About the course Our students are creative technologists, wanting to
produce their own music, enhanced by the very best
This degree enables you to explore the nature of current
sound production values. You'll work on a range of
sound and music technologies, using the latest digital
musical projects and portfolios centered around music
audio hardware, software and programming packages.
creation. You'll hone technical skills, and also develop
You'll investigate topics such as sampling, sequencing,
an understanding of a wide range of musical styles,
mixing, remixing, signal processing, sound editing and
musical theories and cultures, and apply these skills
recording, alongside audio programming, internet audio
and understanding to the creation of music products.
and electronics, ensuring that you'll be well equipped
You'll also work with others, including engineers and
with the knowledge and hands-on experience expected
musicians in order to craft an overall music ‘production’
of today’s professionals.
vision. Core modules studied alongside practice
modules develop your techniques and approaches
What job can I get?
using a range of sound technologies. They also foster
You can expect to develop a career in hardware / professional and industrial contextual immersion and
software system specification, web-based music / awareness, and experience with specialisms within
sound creation and delivery, or in technical roles within connected musical fields.
the music and sound industry. These could include
sound reinforcement, recording and engineering, What job can I get?
multimedia installations, music studios or production
You can expect to develop a career in hardware /
companies.
software system specification, web-based music /
sound creation and delivery, or in technical roles within
UCAS code: W352 the music and sound industry. These could include
Course length: 3 years full time sound reinforcement, recording and engineering,
4 years with work placement / study abroad multimedia installations, music studios or production
6 years minimum part time companies.
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* UCAS code: W375
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. 5 years minimum part time
See page 167 for additional standard requirements UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
and equivalent qualifications.
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W352 See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W375

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Songwriting and Music
Music

Production BSc (Hons)


About the course
Building on our successful composition and technology
courses, this degree focuses on the technical and
creative aspects of being a successful songwriter.
You’ll explore a range of songwriting techniques,
composing and recording songs and building up your
studio skills to a professional standard. With access
to instruments, electronic equipment, cutting-edge
software and venues to perform live, you’ll develop your
own musical language and explore how your means of
self-expression connect with your cultural surroundings.
You’ll also study the business aspects of commercial
music making, pursue work experience and build
the skills and experience to become a creative and
entrepreneurial musician.

What job can I get?


Our graduates have gone on to successful careers as
composers and performers, working in television, sound
design, computer games and sound engineering.
Because of the course’s blend of technological and
creative aspects, our students have been in constant
demand in teaching. Others have progressed to
Master’s and PhDs.

UCAS code: W3T4


Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
6 years minimum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points,
including A level in music technology or equivalent.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/W3T4

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Nursing** (Adult) BSc (Hons) Nursing** (Child) BSc (Hons)

Nursing and Midwifery


About the course About the course
Nursing is a highly skilled, rewarding and caring Nursing is a highly skilled, rewarding and caring
profession where you can make a real difference to profession where you can make a real difference to
people’s lives. In adult nursing, you’ll promote health people’s lives. As with adult nursing, you’ll promote
and provide whole-person care in hospitals and the health and provide whole-person care in hospitals
community. Throughout this pre-registration course and the community. However, this pre-registration
you’ll develop critical, analytical and reflective skills that course will give you the specialist skills needed to help
allow you to make sound judgements and evidence- children and young people, as well as educate and
based care. Half the course will be spent at the support their families. Half the course will be spent
University, where you’ll learn the theoretical foundations at the University, where you’ll learn the theoretical
of nursing. The other half will be spent in a variety foundations of nursing. The other half will be spent in
of clinical settings, developing your hands-on skills. a variety of clinical settings, developing your hands-on
This integration of theory and practice will ensure you skills. The integration of theory and practice will ensure
become a skilled, competent, compassionate and you become a skilled, competent, compassionate and
committed adult nurse. committed children’s nurse.

What job can I get? What job can I get?


This course entitles you to apply for registration as a This course entitles you to apply for registration as a
nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. It opens children’s nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
up a wide range of career options, typically within It opens up a wide range of career options, typically
hospitals or community-based services which can within hospitals or community-based services which
take you in several different directions. For example, can take you in many different directions. For example,
you may discover you have talents in leadership and you may choose to work in a specialist area such as
management and pursue this route or you may prefer a neonatal unit or children’s accident and emergency
to learn more about a specialist area of practice so you department, or you may prefer to consider community-
can work as a specialist or consultant nurse. based settings such as hospice care or community
children’s nursing.
UCAS code: B700
Course length: 3 years full time UCAS code: B702
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* Course length: 3 years full time
International fee (2018): £15,000 per year* UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 112-120 UCAS International fee (2018): See website
points from at least two A levels. Plus five GCSEs Entry requirements (2018): 112-120 UCAS
at grade 4 or above including English language and points from at least two A levels. Plus five GCSEs at
maths. grade 4 or above including English language, maths
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. and science.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
and equivalent qualifications. See page 167 for additional standard requirements
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/B700


See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/B702

** We may also provide the Nursing Work Based Learning Programmes for pre-registration BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult,
Child, Learning Disability or Mental Health). These unique and flexible courses aim to equip students with the appropriate
knowledge, skills, values and attitudes necessary for contemporary nursing practice. This course is open to working staff
such as Health Care Assistants, Support Workers or Assistant Practitioners whose organisations are willing to support
their learning within this pathway, in terms of funding and practice placements. This 18-month course enables sponsored
individuals to become student nurses for a proportion of the working week, whilst delivering service as health care
support workers for the remainder of the working week. This approach provides students with opportunities to apply
their knowledge and build on their clinical competencies as well as enhance their knowledge and skills.
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Nursing** Nursing**
Nursing and Midwifery

(Learning Disabilities) BSc (Hons) (Mental Health) BSc (Hons)


About the course About the course
As a learning disabilities nurse, you’ll have the Nurses are the largest profession working in mental
challenging yet rewarding job of caring for people health services. With a quarter of the population thought
with a range of special needs. This pre-registration to have some form of mental health issues, it's clear
course gives you the knowledge, skills and attitudes that nurses have an essential role in supporting people.
to enhance a person’s health and wellbeing, and As a mental health nurse, you’ll have the vital and
improve or maintain a range of complex developmental, challenging role of establishing therapeutic relationships
physical, psychological and mental health needs. You’ll with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and
work in partnership with people with learning disabilities, age groups. This pre-registration course gives you the
their families, carers and other health and social care essential skills to make evidence-based interventions
professionals. Ultimately, you’ll help people with learning and provide care, while respecting and valuing the
disabilities to live a life that’s as fulfilling as possible. As aspirations of individuals with mental health challenges.
with our other nursing courses, you’ll take a variety of As with our other nursing courses, you’ll spend half your
clinical work placements. time on placements in clinical settings, putting what
you’ve learned into practice.
What job can I get?
This course entitles you to apply for registration as What job can I get?
a learning disabilities nurse with the Nursing and The course entitles you to apply to register as a mental
Midwifery Council. This opens up a range of career health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
options providing care within the NHS, social services This opens up a range of fascinating and rewarding
and private and voluntary organisations. career options for both work and advancement in
a variety of settings, such as hospitals, community
practice, individuals’ homes and rehabilitation units.
UCAS code: B761 There are different mental health fields in which a
Course length: 3 years full time registered nurse can work, and some mental health
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* nursing roles include: staff nurse, community mental
health nurse, crisis nurse, nurse practitioner or
International fee (2018): See website specialist, modern matron and consultant nurse.
Entry requirements (2018): 112-120 UCAS
points from at least two A levels. Plus five GCSEs at
grade 4 or above including English language, maths UCAS code: B701
and science. Course length: 3 years full time
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
See page 167 for additional standard requirements International fee (2018): See website
and equivalent qualifications. Entry requirements (2018): 120-136 UCAS
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. points from at least two A levels. Plus five GCSEs
at grade 4 or above including English language and
maths.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/B761 BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/B701

** We may also provide the Nursing Work Based Learning Programmes for pre-registration BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult,
Child, Learning Disability or Mental Health). These unique and flexible courses aim to equip students with the appropriate
knowledge, skills, values and attitudes necessary for contemporary nursing practice. This course is open to working staff
such as Health Care Assistants, Support Workers or Assistant Practitioners whose organisations are willing to support
their learning within this pathway, in terms of funding and practice placements. This 18-month course enables sponsored
individuals to become student nurses for a proportion of the working week, whilst delivering service as health care
support workers for the remainder of the working week. This approach provides students with opportunities to apply
their knowledge and build on their clinical competencies as well as enhance their knowledge and skills.
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Contemporary Nursing

Nursing and Midwifery


BSc (Hons)

About the course


With nursing diplomas now phased out, demand
for nurses with degrees is greater than ever. This
post-registration course is designed for registered
nurses looking to advance their skills and knowledge,
so they can progress their careers and improve the
effectiveness of their care. Suitable for nurses with a
diploma or older professional qualifications, this degree
is rooted in clinical practice. It gives you the flexibility to
study the whole course or pick individual modules as
part of your continuing professional development.

What job can I get?


This post-registration degree supports your continuing
professional development and significantly boosts your
career prospects. It will give you a basis to progress
your career into a wide range of clinical and professional
areas.

UCAS code: Apply directly to the University


Course length: Up to 4 years part time
UK fee (2018): £1,155 per 15-credit module*
International fee (2018): £11,000 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): Qualified nurse
registered with the NMC or equivalent professional
regulatory body, working in a relevant clinical
environment. See page 167 for additional standard
requirements and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/bcn

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Pre-registration Midwifery Pre-registration Midwifery
Nursing and Midwifery

with RM BSc (Hons) (Shortened) BSc (Hons)


About the course About the course
Midwives provide essential care during pregnancy, This is an innovative, flexible, work-based course
labour and the postnatal period to both mothers and for qualified nurses looking to become midwives. It’ll
their babies. This course will train you to become a develop your skills and knowledge so that you can
qualified midwife, eligible to apply for registration with become a responsive, confident midwife able to care
the Nursing and Midwifery Council. It'll give you a sound for women and their babies. Focusing on holistic
knowledge of what's normal and healthy in childbearing care, you’ll gain a sound knowledge of what’s normal
women and enable you to recognise and manage and healthy in childbearing women, enabling you to
any problems that may arise. As well as studying the recognise and manage problems they might face. The
theory of midwifery, half of your time will be spent in course is divided into five study blocks of 30 hours
various clinical settings, working alongside experienced each over 18 months. When you return to your clinical
midwives. The inclusion of the newborn and infant site, you’ll be supported through online resources,
physical examination competency provides you with discussions and group working.
advanced knowledge to support the care provided.
During the programme you'll also have an exciting What job can I get?
opportunity to undergo an elective placement abroad or This course prepares you to become a registered
in the UK. midwife with the NMC. Most midwives graduating from
this course find employment in local NHS Trusts, but
What job can I get? some choose to move further afield. Many of our former
Most midwives graduating from this course find students now have positions in management, research
employment in local NHS Trusts, but some choose to and education. The course also gives you a foundation
move further afield. Many of our former students now to specialise in particular aspects of care, such as
have positions in management, research and education. teenage pregnancy, parent education, infant feeding
The course also gives you a foundation to specialise in and bereavement support.
particular aspects of care, such as teenage pregnancy,
parent education, infant feeding and bereavement
support. UCAS code: Apply directly to the University via the
website
Course length: 18 months full time
UCAS code: B720
UK fee (2018): Course funded by HEE / salary
Course length: 3 years full time paid (under review)
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* International fee (2018): International students
International fee (2018): £15,000 per year* aren’t eligible for this course
(includes occupational health, uniform, disclosure Entry requirements (2018): Normally a Diploma/
barring service screening). Degree in Pre-registration Nursing (Adult Branch)
Entry requirements (2018): 120 UCAS points and evidence that you’ve studied research
with at least two A levels, including a B in a methods.
biological or social science or a BTEC diploma in Master's route: First degree at 2:1 or above
applied science or a health-related science. Plus
five GCSEs normally grade 5 required for English
language and maths.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/sm
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/B720

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Specialist Community Specialist Community Public

Nursing and Midwifery


Nursing BSc (Hons) Health Nursing BSc (Hons)
About the course About the course
This course is for registered nurses who’d like to move This course is for registered nurses who’d like to move
into specialist community nursing. Covering areas into specialist community nursing, in particular as a
such as needs assessments, clinical practice, care health visitor or school nurse. Our focus is on giving
and programme management, and clinical practice you the skills and strategies necessary to promote
leadership, the main focus is on how to develop health and wellbeing in partnership with individuals and
multi-professional, multi-agency approaches to care. groups in a variety of community settings. You’ll develop
You’ll learn the strategies of working in partnership leadership and management skills so that when you
with patients and carers, and evaluate agendas that graduate, you’ll be able to provide effective leadership
influence care delivery in primary healthcare settings. within a mixed skill team and multi-agency environment.
In addition, you’ll be encouraged to develop leadership Your time will be divided equally between theory and
and management skills, and have the chance to practice.
specialise in children’s or district nursing. Your time will
be divided equally between theory and practice. What job can I get?
This post-registration degree makes you eligible to
What job can I get? register as a specialist community public health nurse
This post-registration degree makes you eligible to with the NMC. It’ll enable you to transition into a role
register as a specialist community nurse with the NMC. as a health visitor or school nurse, and prepare you for
It’ll enable you to transition into a district nursing role management.
and prepare you for management.
UCAS code: Apply directly to the University
UCAS code: Apply directly to the University Course length: 1 year full time
Course length: 1 year full time 3 years part time
3 years part time UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* International fee (2018): £11,000 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,000 per yearr* Entry requirements (2018): Qualified health
Entry requirements (2018): Qualified health professional, registered with a UK regulatory body.
professional, registered with a UK regulatory body. See page 167 for additional standard requirements
See page 167 for additional standard requirements and equivalent qualifications.
and equivalent qualifications. *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/scphn


See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/scn

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Dietetics BSc (Hons) Nutrition BSc (Hons)
Nutrition and Dietetics

About the course About the course


With an increased scrutiny on eating and obesity, Nutrition plays a pivotal role in the prevention of chronic
along with demand from both government and the illnesses, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular
public for nutritional and dietetic education, the role of disease, cancer, osteoporosis and neurodegenerative
dietitians has never been more important. Dietetics is diseases. With a degree in nutrition, you can play an
the interpretation and communication of the science influential role in educating the public, promoting healthy
of nutrition, which enables people to make informed eating and developing healthier food. The course
choices about food and lifestyle. Dietitians work with is accredited by the Association for Nutrition and
individuals with special dietary needs, inform the general explores in detail the scientific basis of nutrition and
public about nutrition, evaluate and improve treatments, disease prevention. Taught by experienced registered
and educate patients, doctors, nurses and other health nutritionists and benefiting from our specialist facilities
professionals. This course covers the broad range of and diet laboratories, you’ll cover a wide range of
sciences that informs dietetics and is the first of its topics including food science, behavioural science,
kind in the UK to award academic credit for practice biochemistry, metabolism and the impact of diet on
placements. different biological systems.

What job can I get? What job can I get?


Because this course has been developed in partnership There are many opportunities for nutrition graduates
with the NHS, you’ll be fully equipped to work as a including working in: public health where you can
dietitian in a range of environments, from hospitals and educate people to make healthier choices; the food
community settings, to the food industry, charities, industry where you can provide nutritional information
education and research. You’ll also have a firm and help develop healthier products and clinical nutrition
foundation to advance your career into senior roles. where you can advise on diets to reduce the risk of
On graduation you will be eligible to apply for chronic disease. Opportunities also exist in sports
registration with the Health and Care Professions nutrition, consultancy, research, education or journalism.
Council (HCPC) as a dietitian. On graduation you'll be eligible to apply for registration
with the Association for Nutrition (AfN) as a registered
associate nutritionist (ANutr).
UCAS code: B410
Course length: 3 years full time
UCAS code: B400
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Course length: 3 years full time
International fee (2018): £16,000 per year* 4 years with work placement / study abroad
Entry requirements (2018): 120 UCAS points UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
including A level chemistry at grade B and biology
International fee (2018): £11,950 per year*
at grade B and a further 40 UCAS points from other
AS and/or A2 subjects excluding general studies Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points
and critical thinking. A pass in the practical element from three A2s studied at one sitting, including
of the science A level is required. Five GCSEs biology at grade C (32 points) and chemistry at
including maths, English language and science at grade C (32 points)* plus 32 points from other AS
grade 4 (C) or above. and/or A2 subjects excluding general studies. A
pass in the practical element of the science A level
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
is required. In addition, a minimum of five GCSEs
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you taken at one sitting including English, maths and
might want to look at our Extended degrees. For science (chemistry or dual award science) at grade
more information please see page 148. 4 or above (grade C or above under the old grading
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. structure). *We may consider applicants without
A level chemistry. Applicants who don't have
chemistry A level will be asked to study an additional
chemistry module in the First Year.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/B410
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
might want to look at our Extended degrees. For
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/B400

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Optometry MOptom

Optometry
About the course
This distinctive course integrates theory, research,
science and clinical practice right from the start. What
makes it unique is that it’s the first optometry degree to
incorporate the College of Optometrists’ pre-registration
period within the course. That means that once you
graduate, you’ll be a fully registered optometrist. During
your degree, you’ll have access to the latest specialist
laboratories, equipment and simulation facilities,
and take part in innovative methods of learning that
embed evidence-based practice and knowledge.
Work experience is a vital part of the course, and you’ll
have placements in hospitals and community practice,
getting a taste of different career paths.

What job can I get?


Once you graduate, you’ll be a fully registered
optometrist with the General Optical Council. You’ll be
qualified to perform a comprehensive eye examination,
give advice on visual and ocular problems and prescribe
optical appliances. You may want to work within an
NHS healthcare team, private practice, industry or
academia.

UCAS code: B510


Course length: 4 years full time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,950 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 136 UCAS points
including two A levels from biology, human biology,
maths, physics or chemistry. Qualifications in
ophthalmic dispensing will be considered. Five
GCSEs including English language, maths and a
science all at grade 5 (B).
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/B510

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Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)
Paramedic Science

About the course


Paramedics are autonomous practitioners, who are
often the first point of contact for a patient requiring
emergency or urgent healthcare. They work in a variety
of settings and deliver patient care in situations that
can be complex and highly pressured. This course
will equip you with the knowledge and skills required
to manage patients with illness or injury, including
assessment and diagnostic skills through to treatment
or referral to other healthcare professionals. The course
has strong emphasis on high-quality care, taking into
account rapid changes within the profession. A sound
understanding of evidence-based practice and research
is a fundamental part of your education. Your studies
will be interspersed with practice placements, facilitated
by local ambulance services.

What job can I get?


Upon graduation you'll be eligible to register as a
paramedic with the Health and Care Professions
Council. Paramedics work in ambulance services,
other NHS Trusts and the private sector. You can go
on to specialise in urgent or critical care, research,
management or education.

UCAS code: B780


Course length: 3 years full time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): See website
Entry requirements (2018): 112-128 UCAS
points including a B or equivalent from a natural
science at A level. Plus five GCSEs at grade 4 or
above including English language and maths.
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
might want to look at our Extended degrees. For
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/B780

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Pharmaceutical Science Pharmacy MPharm

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science


BSc (Hons)
About the course
About the course Pharmacists are experts in medicines and a trusted
source of advice and treatment. The role of pharmacists
Pharmaceutical scientists play a vital role in is developing in exciting new ways to support patients
the development of new medicines – from the through medicine management and non-medical
initial discovery chemistry through to formulation prescribing, as well as drug development. Using state-
development, manufacture, clinical testing and beyond. of-the-art facilities, you’ll gain the scientific knowledge
This course has been developed in collaboration to become a skilled and confident pharmacist. You’ll
with local and national biotech and pharmaceutical develop an understanding of normal and abnormal
companies to ensure that its content stays relevant bodily functions and be able to apply what you’ve
and it gives you up-to-date skills. Modules give you a learned to the treatment of patients. You’ll also study
fundamental understanding of chemistry, biochemistry, the role of the pharmacist in healthcare and industry,
biology and pharmacology, before building your and develop vital interpersonal skills. Work placements
specialist knowledge in drug design, formulation are essential and you’ll have opportunities in every year
development and clinical testing. At the same time you’ll of the course.
develop the essential capabilities employers want to see
in their graduate employees. What job can I get?
What job can I get? Following graduation and meeting the GPhC
requirements during the pre-registration year, there are
Graduates of the course will be fully equipped to enter a wide range of career paths open to you. You could
the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors in a work in community / hospital pharmacy, for one of the
variety of disciplines, including formulation science, growing online pharmacy companies, or within drug
analytical chemistry, medicinal chemistry and regulatory development and marketing within the pharmaceutical
affairs. The course will also provide a platform for industry.
postgraduate study for those students interested in
pursuing higher degrees such as MSc and PhD.
UCAS code: B230
UCAS code: B202 Course length: 4 years full time
Course length: 3 years full time UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
4 years with work placement / study abroad International fee (2018): £11,950 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* Entry requirements (2018): 120 UCAS points
International fee (2018): £11,950 per year* from three Bs at A level, chemistry grade B and one
other A level grade B from either maths, biology,
Entry requirements (2018): 112 UCAS points physics or psychology. Applicants taking three A
including two science A levels with a C grade or levels only are required to achieve ABB (to include
above in chemistry (acceptable science A levels are chemistry and another science). General studies
human biology, biology, psychology, geography, excluded. A pass in the practical element of the
maths and physics). A pass in the practical element science A level is required. Five GCSEs including
of the science A level is required. English language grade 5 (B), Maths grade 5 (B) and
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. two science at grade 4 (C).
See page 167 for additional standard requirements BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
and equivalent qualifications. See page 167 for additional standard requirements
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you and equivalent qualifications.
might want to look at our Extended degrees. For If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
more information please see page 148. might want to look at our Extended degrees. For
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/B202


See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/B230

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Regulatory Science
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

UCAS code: F290


(Pharmaceuticals and Course length: 4 years full time
Medical Devices) MRegSci UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
About the course Entry requirements (2018): 112 UCAS points
This course gives you advanced knowledge of with a minimum of a grade C in GCE A level
pharmaceuticals and medical devices, equipping you chemistry plus at least one other science subject
for a career as a regulatory professional. Combining at GCE A level or equivalent. Plus GCSE English
theory with hands-on practice, you’ll study the science language, maths and dual science (or biology and
behind these products and the process of registering chemistry) at grade 4 or above (grade C or above
them for marketing authorisation worldwide. You’ll under the old grading system). Applicants with
develop your understanding of bodily functions, equivalent or non-standard qualifications and those
examining the safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals from overseas will be considered on an individual
and medical devices (the risk-benefit balance). We’ll basis.
explore the role of regulatory professionals in healthcare, BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
regulatory authorities and the pharmaceutical and
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
medical devices industries, giving you the chance
and equivalent qualifications.
to take a valuable work placement in your Fourth
Year. Throughout, you’ll also develop strong, relevant If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
communication group-working and IT skills. might want to look at our Extended degrees. For
more information please see page 148.
Residency placements *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
The compulsory residency and research project in
your Fourth Year involves a hands-on work placement,
designed to equip you for the challenges of today’s See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/F290
regulatory environment. We’ve an exceptional
reputation for our residency programmes, which create
opportunities to hone your skills as a practitioner and
gain the real-world experience employers demand.

What job can I get?


After graduation, you’ll be able to start work in the
organisation where you took your residency, or
somewhere new. Your placement will help you build
valuable contacts and we have strong links with local,
national and international organisations, committed to
recruiting our graduates. The regulatory profession is a
highly demanding field internationally, which means you
could attract a high salary, especially after gaining two-
to-three years' experience.

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Philosophy BA (Hons) Philosophy Joint Honours

Philosophy
BA (Hons)
About the course
Philosophy explores and challenges the assumptions Philosophy addresses central questions about what
that frame the way we think, act and see the world we know and how we know it, the values we live by
around us. Here at Hertfordshire, it’s not just about and how we reason. Studying philosophy gives you the
understanding theories, it’s about creating original new critical skills that apply in any career requiring thinking,
work as part of a thriving team. With our internationally writing and speech. Therefore, it makes an excellent
renowned academics, you’ll examine everything from subject to pair with others as part of a Joint Honours
logic and reason to vices, virtues and ethics, developing course.
fresh perspectives and powerful critical skills.
Philosophy can be combined with one of the following
We’re a small, supportive academic community, where subjects as part of a Joint Honours degree:
every lecturer is an active researcher and every student
L1V5
Economics
can get involved with their exciting, diverse work. In the
2017 QS rankings of university departments, we were M1V5 Law
rated as one of the 100 best philosophy departments G1V5 Mathematics
worldwide. C8V5 Psychology
With us, you’ll assess the arguments of others and
Philosophy can also be combined with up to three
arrive at your own conclusions on deep, important
subjects as part of the humanities programme:
issues. You’ll hear distinguished, international guest
speakers and gain skills that last a lifetime and are VT57 American Studies
increasingly valuable as your career grows. V5W8 Creative Writing
VQ51 English Language & Communication
Philosophy is studied as part of the humanities V5X1 English Language Teaching
programme. For more information, see page 108 - 109.
QV35 English Literature
V5PH Film
What job can I get?
V5T3 Eastern Language (Japanese, Mandarin)
Our graduates are valuable because philosophy trains
V5R3 European Language (French, German, Spanish)
you to express your own thoughts and criticise those
VV51 History
of others clearly and systematically. You’ll learn how to
analyse arguments, think your way through difficult and V5P5 Journalism
unfamiliar problems, and present your ideas in a logical V501 Media Cultures
order. These skills are useful in every graduate job and V5GK New Media Publishing
become more important as your career advances. V502 Heritage Studies
V505 Religious Studies
Or combined with any two combinations from the above
UCAS code: V500
*Please choose one subject combination when you apply.
Course length: 3 years full time Additional subjects can be selected at the start of the First Year.
4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time What job can I get?
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* Our graduates are valuable because philosophy trains
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year* you to express your own thoughts and criticise those
Entry requirements (2018): 104 UCAS points of others clearly and systematically. You’ll learn how to
See page 167 for additional standard requirements analyse arguments, think your way through difficult and
and equivalent qualifications. unfamiliar problems, and present your ideas in a logical
order.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

UCAS code: See above


See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/PHIL Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 104-112 UCAS points
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/JH

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Physics BSc (Hons) Physics MPhys (Hons)
Physics

About the course About the course


Explore the fundamental theories of physics and gain The MPhys allows you to study physics in greater
the skills to understand the world in terms of forces depth and breadth than our BSc. It’s particularly
and particles in small or complex systems. During recommended if you’re interested in pursuing research
this fascinating course you’ll learn to comprehend in industry, government or academia, or if you want to
everything from the streamlined shape of dolphins to go on to postgraduate study. During the course you’ll
the quantum encryption of messages. The course is study more advanced topics such as atmospheric
informed by our internationally excellent and world- physics, medical physics and computational fluid
leading physics research, which covers areas such as dynamics. You’ll also undertake a large research project
the microphysics of air quality, atmospheric physics, with one of our research centres. We have an innovative
light scattering, quantum optics and mathematical strand of industrial projects, supported by the Institute
physics. You’ll also have the option of spending a year of Physics, that gives you direct experience of working
working in industry or at a research institution. Study in industrial research. You’ll also have the option of
abroad opportunities are available at universities in studying abroad or spending a year in industry or at a
Europe, Australia and the USA. research institution.

What job can I get? What job can I get?


A physics degree opens up opportunities for careers With an MPhys you’ll be ideally placed to go on to a
in industry, teaching, telecommunications, computing career in industrial or scientific research. You could also
and research. The analytical skills you’ll gain are also remain in academia on a PhD programme. Equally,
highly valued in a variety of non-scientific jobs, including your high level of numeracy, plus your ability to think
finance, accounting and commerce. You’ll also be able critically and communicate complex ideas will be prized
to progress to postgraduate study. by employers in areas as diverse as financial services,
information technology and teaching.
UCAS code: F300
Course length: 3 years full time UCAS code: F304
4 years with work placement / study abroad Course length: 4 years full time
6 years part time 5 years with work placement / study abroad
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* 8 years part time
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year* UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 128 UCAS points International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
including A2 level maths and physics at grade C Entry requirements (2018): 136 UCAS points
or above (80 UCAS points or more). Alternatively, including A2 level maths and physics at grade C
BTEC applied science plus A level maths at grade or above (80 UCAS points or more). Alternatively,
C or above, or Access to HE Diploma with 30 BTEC applied science plus A level maths at grade
credits at merit or above in maths and physics. See C or above. See page 167 for additional standard
page 167 for additional standard requirements and requirements and equivalent qualifications.
equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
might want to look at our Extended degree. For
more information please see page 148.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/F304
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

We also offer the opportunity to transfer to our


BSc Physics with Science Education degree at level 5.
For more information visit go.herts.ac.uk/pse

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/F300

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Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)

Physiotherapy
About the course
This dynamic course gives you the sound
knowledgeable and placement experiences to become
a skilled, contemporary physiotherapist. Covering
anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics,
physiotherapy practice and electrotherapy, the course
hones your skills and provides opportunities for you to
work with other healthcare professionals. Each year
you’ll take a number of work placements, allowing you
to put what you’ve learned into practice. By adding an
additional short course to your degree, you can gain

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level 2 and 3 qualifications with PD:Approval and gain
entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals, boosting
your employability.

What job can I get?


At the end of the course you'll be eligible to register as
a physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions
Council and join the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
STORY
This course will lead to career opportunities as a
physiotherapist within the NHS, charities and private "My best memory is graduation
sector in the UK or overseas.
day. This was a wonderful day for
UCAS code: B160 myself and my family, and I was
Course length: 3 years full time happy to see that all the hard
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* work was worth it in the end.
International fee (2018): £15,000 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 136-152 UCAS "I studied alongside part-time
points including three A levels at AAB with two
appropriate sciences, A2 subjects at a minimum training with Arsenal. Balancing
of AA, plus a B from another A2 subject. Plus five my studies and football
GCSEs at grade 4 and above including English
language, maths and science at grade 5 and above. commitments was always a
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. struggle but it helped me with
See page 166 for additional standard requirements time keeping and organisational
and equivalent qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you skills."
might want to look at our Extended degree.
Danielle Carter
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 2015
Footballer, Arsenal Ladies and England Ladies

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/B160

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Politics and International
Politics

Relations BA (Hons)
About the course
This course enables you to understand the central
challenges that national and international politics
faces in the 21st century. You'll gain an independent,
critical and nuanced insight into global issues beyond
simplifying news stories and one-sided political
narratives. Combining this contemporary focus with a
thorough training in all major areas of political science,
the course enables you to develop the knowledge and
skills to question, analyse and discuss both what does
occur in politics, and what should occur in politics.
This ability to break down, examine and problematise
phenomena on an abstract level to find alternatives and
possible solutions will be important and useful for many
professional pathways.

What job can I get?


This course is the perfect way to kick-start a career
in local government, the civil service, national or
political parties, the media, diplomatic services,
international organisations, law firms, charities and
non-governmental organisations.

UCAS code: L290


Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
6 years part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/L290

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Psychology BSc (Hons) Psychology Joint Honours

Psychology
About the course BA / BSc (Hons)
With a reputation for academic excellence, practical With a reputation for academic excellence, practical
value and intellectual rigour, our BPS-accredited value and intellectual rigour, our psychology degree is
psychology degree is one of the most respected one of the most respected courses of its kind in the
courses of its kind in the UK. This fascinating degree UK. The skills and techniques you learn can be applied
gives you a grounding in all major areas of psychology to a wide range of careers, making it an ideal subject
and our graduates are thoroughly prepared for to combine with another as part of a Joint Honours
employment, postgraduate research and professional degree. Please note that psychology is available as
training. Our psychology department is one of the a joint or a minor only as part of a Joint Honours course.
largest of any British university, offering a stimulating
environment with high-profile, research-active staff and Psychology can be combined with one of the
exceptionally well-equipped labs and computer facilities. following subjects as part of a Joint Honours degree:
In addition to covering core psychology topics, there
are a number of specialist modules including individual N1C8 Business
differences, cyberpsychology, non-verbal behaviour, and M1C8 Law
forensic and clinical psychology. G1C8 Mathematics
C8V5 Philosophy
What job can I get?
C6C8 Sports Studies
Our graduates go on to careers in forensic, clinical,
health and educational psychology. Psychology What job can I get?
graduates are highly employable and are sought By combining with another subject, you can develop
by employers in areas such as retail, marketing, a unique skill set that will boost your prospects in
personnel and local government. Recent destinations business, retail, the legal profession, sports, science
include BUPA, the Probation Service, Work with and the public sector.
Families, Excel, victim support teams, North Herts
Partnership, Sony and Autism West Midlands.
UCAS code: See table
UCAS code: C800 Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad
Course length: 3 years full time 5 years minimum part time
4 years with study abroad
5 years minimum part time UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* International fee (2018): £11,350 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,350 per year* Entry requirements (2018): 112 UCAS points,
with 72 from two A levels (science subjects
Entry requirements (2018): 112 UCAS points, preferred), BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) at DMM
with 72 from two A levels (science subjects (science-based BTECs preferred). See page 167
preferred), BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) at DMM for additional standard requirements and equivalent
(science-based BTECs preferred). See page 167 qualifications.
for additional standard requirements and equivalent
qualifications. If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
might want to look at our Extended degree. For
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you more information please see page 148.
might want to look at our Extended degree. For
more information please see page 148. *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/JH


See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/C800

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Diagnostic Radiography and Radiotherapy and Oncology
Radiography

Imaging BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons)

About the course About the course


This course is a well-balanced programme of learning Oncology is the study and practice of treating cancers.
which takes place in both the academic and clinical One method of treatment is radiotherapy, which uses
placement environment settings. Your learning will radiation at high energies to destroy cancer cells and
include a range of subject-specific areas such as relieve a patient’s symptons. This course will give you
anatomy, pathology, radiation science, techniques to the training to become a highly skilled practitioner,
obtain good quality images and the skills for evaluating, capable of planning and administering radiotherapy.
interpreting and reporting radiographic images. Using a range of technical equipment, you’ll learn to
You'll also learn about the role of the radiographer, deliver accurate doses of radiation to destroy diseased
providing high-quality compassionate patient care, tissue, while minimising the amount of radiation to
developing excellent communication skills and learning surrounding healthy tissue. You’ll also develop the
to work in a team environment. We're the largest vital skills to manage the psychological and emotional
provider of radiography education in the country. aspects of cancer in order to support patients and their
families. Practical experience is vital, so around half your
What job can I get? time each year will be spent in the clinical environment.
Working in diagnostic radiography is a challenging yet
rewarding career. Our graduates, once registered as What job can I get?
diagnostic radiographers, are able to practise in a range Upon graduation you’ll be eligible to register with the
of healthcare settings, in a variety of locations nationally Health and Care Professions Council as a therapeutic
and internationally. The profession is constantly evolving radiographer. Therapeutic radiographers work in
and as a radiographer you'll be able to extend your specialist treatment centres within both public and
scope of practice into specialist imaging areas including private hospitals, and there are excellent prospects
ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic to branch out into advanced practice, education and
resonance imaging, among others. You'll also have research.
the opportunity to be involved in research and / or
education and training of radiographers.
UCAS code: B822
Course length: 3 years full time
UCAS code: B821
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Course length: 3 years full time
International fee (2018): See website
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 120-136 UCAS
International fee (2018): See website
points from at least two A levels, including a B
Entry requirements (2018): 120-136 UCAS in science or maths. Plus five GCSEs grade 4
points from at least two A levels, including a or above including English language, maths and
minimum of 80 points from sciences. Plus five science.
GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
language, maths and science.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
and equivalent qualifications.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
and equivalent qualifications.
might want to look at our Extended degree.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/B821


See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/B822

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Social Work BSc (Hons)

Social Work
About the course
Social workers help people find solutions to
their problems and live more successfully in their
communities. Sometimes this includes helping them
confront and manage behaviours that put themselves
and others at risk. To succeed, social workers must
work not only with clients, but also with their clients’
families and friends, as well as other organisations
including the police, NHS and schools. This course
covers subjects such as law, partnership working,
assessment and interventions, social science, mental
health, disabilities, and families and children. One of
the course’s distinctive features is the chance to put
what you learn into practice through a series of work
placements.

What job can I get?


On graduation you’ll be eligible to register as a social
worker with the Health and Care Professions Council.
You’ll also be qualified to work in the wide range of
statutory, private and voluntary agencies that employ
social workers.

UCAS code: L500


Course length: 3 years full time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 112-128 UCAS
points
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/L500

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Physical Activity and Sports Sport and Exercise Science
Sport

Development BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons)

About the course About the course


This course will give you a deep, considered This course covers the three main disciplines of sport
appreciation for the role physical activity and sports play science: physiology (including nutrition), biomechanics
in today’s global society. You’ll explore the importance and psychology. You’ll gain a fundamental
of both community and high-performance sport, while understanding of physiology, anatomy, psychology,
looking at the challenges involved in engaging an biomechanics, sports performance, biochemistry,
inactive population. You’ll also examine the significance nutrition, and strength and conditioning – and then
of large-scale sports events, using key concepts and apply your knowledge through practical classes
theories to appraise sports policy and individuals’ and research. During your studies you’ll have many
behaviour. At every stage, and in every context, we’ll opportunities to use our state of-the-art human
encourage you to use your new-found insights to performance labs, where you’ll learn to assess
evaluate sports development practice. and improve sporting performance, as well as gain
invaluable knowledge on the role exercise plays in
What job can I get? improving health and wellbeing. You’ll also develop
After your degree, you can go into a whole range of the analytical, written and verbal skills expected by
careers, including sports development, health and employers.
physical activity promotion, or sport-specific roles
within governing bodies like the FA or England Netball. What job can I get?
You’ll also find opportunities to develop programmes in Our graduates work with elite athletes, professional
schools, colleges, universities, councils and local and sports teams, health clubs and in the NHS. Recent
national government. Alternatively, you could move into jobs for our graduates include community rugby coach,
elite sports, carving out a career in strategic planning or police officer, trainee cardiac physiologist, fire brigade
creating talent pathways. fitness advisor, health and fitness coach, personal
trainer / gym instructor, pharmaceutical production
technician and nutrition advisor.
UCAS code: C620
Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad UCAS code: C600
5 years minimum part time Course length: 3 years full time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* 4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time
International fee (2018): £11,950 per year*
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96 points for
applicants taking three A levels, and a higher offer International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
of 112 for applicants taking any other qualifications Entry requirements (2018): 112 UCAS points
including BTEC or a mixture of A levels and BTECs. including double GCSE science at grade C or above
See page 167 for additional standard requirements and at least one science A level.
and equivalent qualifications. BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications.
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/C620 might want to look at our Extended degree. For
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/C600

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Sports Business Sports Coaching BSc (Hons)

Sport
Management BSc (Hons) About the course
About the course Our sports coaching degree gives you the opportunity
to explore coaching theory, research and practice.
This course develops your understanding of the You’ll focus on contemporary areas of sports coaching
business of sport, exploring the sports industry in the study, including coach education, learning and
UK, as well as from a broader global perspective. You’ll practical skills. You’ll also develop your own specialised
learn key business concepts and theories, using them coaching knowledge, attributes and abilities through a
to review modern sports businesses and best practice whole range of theoretical and hands-on experiences.
in sports management. Throughout the course, we put Throughout, we’ll encourage you to shape your own
a strong emphasis on the leadership and management professional development journey and achieve the
of sports events, as well as developing the strategic appropriate vocational coaching qualifications to
skills you’ll need to be successful in today’s sports take your career in the direction you want. We’ll also
industry. We’ll help you develop your entrepreneurial emphasise the importance of developing your academic
skills, so that when you graduate you’ll have a balanced and research strengths, improving your confidence,
portfolio of knowledge and practical skills which really credibility and critical writing skills.
boosts your employability.
What job can I get?
What job can I get?
Once you graduate, you’ll be well equipped for a
After your course, you’ll be well equipped for careers variety of coaching careers, including high-performance
in sports management including event management, coaching, multi-sports schools coaching, specialised
sports administration and leisure centre leadership, coaching support, coach education or establishing your
working for private sector sports businesses or own coaching business. Alternatively, you could work
developing your own sport-based business model. You with an elite team or athlete, or carry on your studies at
could also study at postgraduate level or join a graduate postgraduate level. Many of our graduates also go into
scheme, either in the public or private sector. educational settings or teacher training.

UCAS code: N880 UCAS code: C610


Course length: 3 years full time Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad 4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time 5 years minimum part time
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,950 per year* International fee (2018): £11,950 per year*
Entry requirements (2018): 96 points for Entry requirements (2018): 96 points for
applicants taking three A levels, and a higher offer applicants taking three A levels, and a higher offer
of 112 for applicants taking any other qualifications of 112 for applicants taking any other qualifications
including BTEC or a mixture of A levels and BTECs. including BTEC or a mixture of A levels and BTECs.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information. *Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/N880 See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/C610

We also offer an online degree in business and


sport management. Please see page 51 for more
information.

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Sports Studies BSc (Hons) Sports Studies Joint
Sport

About the course


Honours BA / BSc (Hons)
This course covers three specific themes: sports About the course
coaching, sports development and sports
management, which build in breadth and depth as you Sports studies focuses on sports development
progress. You’ll study a range of subjects that impact and sports management. This content develops
on sports participation and performance, including an in breadth and depth as you progress through the
introduction to sports science and sociology of sport. course. If you're choosing sports studies as a major
During your studies you’ll benefit from some of the best option, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake
university sports facilities in the UK, and take part in research and work experience modules. By
coaching and other work experience opportunities. This combining this subject with another, you’ll develop a
work-related experience combined with academic and unique skill set focused on professional attributes that
focus on communication skills will enhance your career are in demand in sports-related careers.
prospects.
What job can I get?
What job can I get? Our graduates work in sports development, sports
There are many sports-related career opportunities management, business, the media and other
for our graduates, including coaching, development, professional roles.
management, media, physical activity promotion, health
promotion, business, teaching and research. Sports studies can be combined with one of the
following subjects as part of a Joint Honours degree:
UCAS code: C602 C6N1 Business
C6L7 Human Geography
Course length: 3 years full time
4 years with work placement / study abroad P5C6 Journalism & Media Cultures
5 years minimum part time C6C8 Psychology
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
International fee (2018): £11,950 per year* UCAS code: See table
Entry requirements (2018): 96 UCAS points for Course length: 3 years full time
applicants taking three A levels, and a higher offer 4 years with work placement / study abroad
of 112 for applicants taking any other qualifications 5 years minimum part time
including BTEC or a mixture of A levels and BTECs. UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year*
See page 167 for additional standard requirements International fee (2018): £11,850 per year*
and equivalent qualifications.
Entry requirements (2018): 96-112 UCAS points
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you See page 167 for additional standard requirements
might want to look at our Foundation or Extended and equivalent qualifications.
degrees. For more information please see page
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
146.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/JH
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Sports Therapy BSc (Hons)

Sport
About the course
This course gives you the latest skills needed to work
in the cutting-edge field of sports therapy. You’ll learn
how to assess injuries, apply treatments (such as
sports massage, electrotherapy and joint mobilisation),
learn pitch-side injury management and design injury
prevention and rehabilitation programmes. You’ll also
study the underpinning theory of practice: anatomy,
clinical biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports
nutrition and psychology. Our students enjoy access
to specialist labs and high-tech facilities, such as our

MY HERTS
dedicated sports injury clinic, and take valuable clinical
placements in a diverse range of sport and exercise
environments.

What job can I get?


Our graduates have gone on to work for professional
sports teams, in sports injury clinics, in health centres
STORY
and gyms, or on a self-employed basis.

UCAS code: CB63 "Hertfordshire gave me the


Course length: 3 years full time platform on which to build my
4 years with work placement / study abroad
5 years minimum part time career goals. I was able to
UK fee (2018): £9,250 per year* discover not just my interest
International fee (2018): £11,950 per year* in coaching but also the
Entry requirements (2018): 120 UCAS points,
including a C or above in a life science A level and
psychological elements of sport,
GCSE double science at grade 4 (C) or above. which became a huge part of my
BTEC and Access to HE Diploma accepted. future endeavours."
See page 167 for additional standard requirements
and equivalent qualifications. Ronan O’Rourke
If your grades aren’t as good as you’d hoped, you BSc (Hons) Sports Studies with French, 2009
might want to look at our Extended degree. For Scout, Soccer Chance USA
more information please see page 148.
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.

See more online at go.herts.ac.uk/CB63

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Foundation degrees

College Lane Learning Resources Centre

FOUNDATION
DEGREES
A great way to gain a nationally recognised Fit your studies around your work
undergraduate qualification at college, in two Flexible study methods mean that if you’re already
working you can fit your studies around other
years of full-time study. responsibilities. Also, if you don’t have the usual
Foundation degrees are standalone qualifications that qualifications we may still be able to offer you a place
employers really value. They can also be topped up to based on your employment and other experience.
a BA or BSc Honours by studying for one or two more
We’ve developed our Foundation degrees in partnership
years at the University, depending on your results. We also
with local industry and professional bodies, so they take
offer the option of studying certain courses part time.
account of the needs of the job market and open up real
If you’re not sure whether working or studying is better employment opportunities.
for your career prospects, Foundation degrees are ideal.
Employers are encouraged to send members of their
They’re very career-focused, combining study with large
team on Foundation degrees to support their career
elements of work-based learning to prepare you for a
progression, and can even help create tailored courses
range of jobs.
of their own based on company goals.
They’re particularly valuable if you hope to become a
higher-level technician or an associate professional. You’ll
develop personal and professional skills alongside your
subject knowledge to enhance your employability.

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Course Hertford North West
Subject Study UCAS Campus Oaklands
Course title Award fees Regional Hertfordshire Herts
area Route code code College
(2018) College College College

Business Foundation 2 years (FT)


Business
Management degree 2 (PT)
N101 £6,165 H/N/O/W    
Business
Foundation 2 years (FT)
Management with
degree 2 (PT)
N1N3 £6,165 H/N/W   
Accounting
Business
Foundation 2 years (FT)
Management with
degree 2 (PT)
N104 £6,165 H/N/W   
Event Management
Business
Management with Foundation 2 years (FT)
Human Resources degree 2 (PT)
N1N6 £6,165 H/N/W   
Management
Business
Foundation 2 years (FT)
Management with
degree 2 (PT)
N1MC £6,165 N/O/W   
Law
Business
Foundation 2 years (FT)
Management with
degree 2 (PT)
N1N5 £6,165 H/N/O/W    
Marketing
Business
Foundation 2 years (FT)
Management with
degree 2 (PT)
N103 £6,165 H/N/W   
Tourism

Foundation degrees
Computing Web-based Foundation 2 years (FT)
Technologies Technologies degree 2 (PT)
I120 £6,165 N/W  

Networks and Foundation 2 years (FT)


Cyber Security degree 2 (PT)
I150 £6,165 N/W  

Software Foundation 2 years (FT)


Development degree 2 (PT)
I310 £6,165 N/W  

Fashion and Foundation


Creative Arts
Textiles degree
2 years (FT) W232 £6,165 N 

Foundation
Fine Art Practice
degree
2 years (FT) W190 £6,165 H 

Foundation
Graphic Design
degree
2 years (FT) W216 £6,165 H/W  

Foundation
Media Production
degree
2 years (FT) W283 £6,165 O/W  

Foundation
Photography
degree
2 years (FT) W640 £6,165 W 

Three-dimensional Foundation
Design degree
2 years (FT) W201 £6,165 H 

Visual Foundation 2 years (FT)


Merchandising degree Flexible (PT)
WN22 £6,165 H 

Foundation
Education Early Years
degree
2 years (PT) £6,165 H/N/O/W    

Life and Animal Foundation 2 years (FT)


Medical Management degree 4 years (PT)
D300 £6,165 O 

Foundation
Sports Studies
degree
2 years (FT) C601 £6,165 N/O  
See
Extended Extended Degree BEng/BSc 4 or 5 years relevant
degrees in Engineering (Hons) (FT) course
£6,165 H/O  
pages
See
Extended Degree BSc (Hons)/ 4 or 5 years relevant
in Science MPharm (FT) course
£6,165 N/W  
pages

Extended Degree BA (Hons)


in Law LLB
4 years (FT) M102 £6,165 W 

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EXTENDED EXTENDED DEGREES
DEGREES IN SCIENCE BSc (Hons)/MPharm
If you don’t quite have the right qualifications If you’re looking to study for a science degree but don’t
for your desired undergraduate programme, an have the usual entry qualifications, you may still be able
Extended Degree may help you get there. to get on to the course you want by applying for an
Extended degree.
You’ll gain an excellent foundation in your
chosen subject area while studying at one of our Extended degrees, which include an initial full-time year
Consortium colleges. Once you've completed at North Hertfordshire College, West Herts College,
your Extended Degree, you’ll have the opportunity Hertford Regional College or Oaklands College (see
to progress on to a range of undergraduate pages 152 - 155), are available on all our BSc science
programmes at the University, subject to meeting degrees and science units within the Joint Honours
the required tariff and any additional entry programme. Please note that places are limited on the
requirements. For more information, please refer following courses: MPharm Pharmacy, BSc (Hons)
to the relevant undergraduate course pages. Paramedic Science, BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy, BSc
(Hons) Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons) Radiography, BSc
Our Consortium colleges currently offer one- (Hons) Radiotherapy, BSc (Hons) Dietetics and BSc
year Extended degrees in science, engineering (Hons) Nursing and Midwifery. Therefore, entry will
and law that on completion can enable you to depend on your academic achievements in that initial
continue undergraduate study at the University of year and your interview.
Hertfordshire on degree courses in areas such as: Once you’ve successfully finished your initial year, you’ll
• Aerospace and automotive engineering join your chosen course at the University. If your interests
• Biochemistry have changed, you can usually switch to one of our
• Biomedical Science other science degrees. After your Third Year of study it's
• Environmental management possible to be eligible to take a work placement or to
• Geography study abroad at one of our partner universities.
• Law
• Mathematics
• Molecular biology
• Optometry
• Pharmacy EXTENDED DEGREES
• Physics and astrophysics
• Sport science ENGINEERING BEng/BSc (Hons)
Perhaps you'd like to study for an engineering
or technology degree but, for whatever reason,
don’t have the necessary formal qualifications. If
that’s you, an Extended degree can help.
The initial year, studied at a local college, gives you the
knowledge to progress to the First Year of any of our
BEng or BSc engineering degrees at the University. Once
you’ve successfully completed the initial year, you can
either continue with your original choice of subject or
change to another.
During that initial year, we use a wide range of teaching
methods to give you a broad foundation of mathematics
and technology, with emphasis on applied engineering.
You’ll spend four days a week at the college of your
choice and one day a week at the University.
Colleges offering the course are Hertford Regional College
(Broxbourne), Oaklands College (Welwyn Garden City),
Barnet College and North Hertfordshire College. You can
find out more about these colleges on pages 152 - 155.

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How to apply • Astrophysics, BSc (Hons)
You can apply online at ucas.com using institution • Biochemistry, BSc (Hons)
code HERTS H36 and campus code: N for North • Biological Science, BSc (Hons)
Hertfordshire College, W for West Herts College, • Biomedical Science, BSc (Hons)
H for Hertford Regional College or O for Oaklands
College. See page 165 for more details. • Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging, BSc (Hons)
• Dietetics, BSc (Hons)
UCAS codes: • Environmental Management and Ecology, BSc (Hons)
B900 Subjects allied to Biological Sciences • Financial Mathematics, BSc (Hons)
G101 Subjects allied to Mathematics • Geography, BSc (Hons)
B902 Subjects allied to Medicine • Mathematics, BSc (Hons)
F900 Subjects allied to Physical Sciences • Molecular Biology, BSc (Hons)
• Nutrition, BSc (Hons)
Entry requirements (2018): 48 UCAS points. • Paramedic Science, BSc (Hons)
See page 167 for additional standard requirements • Pharmaceutical Science, BSc (Hons)
and equivalent qualifications.
• Pharmacology, BSc (Hons)
Course length: 4 years full time • Pharmacy, MPharm
(initial year plus 3 years)
• Physics, BSc (Hons)
5 years with work placement / study abroad
(initial year plus 4 years) • Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons)
• Psychology, BSc (Hons)
UK fee (2018): £6,165 per year*
• Radiotherapy and Oncology, BSc (Hons)
*Please check our website for the latest fee information.
• Sport and Exercise Science, BSc (Hons)

Extended degrees
Please see right a list of courses available • Sports Studies, BSc (Hons)
• Sports Studies, FdSc
• Sports Therapy, BSc (Hons)
See more online go.herts.ac.uk/EDS

While at University, you’ll collaborate with students


Please see below a list of courses available
from all the colleges on project and laboratory-based
work. You’ll develop your study skills, learning from Aerospace Engineering, BEng (Hons) H408
our staff and making use of our extensive facilities.
Aerospace Systems Engineering, BEng (Hons) H438
How to apply
You can apply online at ucas.com using institution Aerospace Technology with Management, BSc (Hons) H4N2
code HERTS H36 and campus code: H for Hertford Aerospace Technology with Pilot Studies, BSc (Hons) H494
Regional College, N for North Hertfordshire College,
O for Oaklands College or W for West Herts College. Automotive Engineering, BEng (Hons) H348
See page 165 for more details. Automotive Technology with Management, BSc (Hons) H3N2
Professional accreditation Automotive Engineering with Motorsport, BEng (Hons) H334
The Royal Aeronautical Society, the Institution of
Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Electrical Broadcast Media Technology, BSc (Hons) P311
Engineers.
Computer Technology and Networks, BSc (Hons) I121
UCAS code: See table
Digital Communications and Electronics, BEng (Hons) H645
Entry requirements (2018): 48 UCAS points.
See page 167 for additional standard requirements Digital Systems and Computer Engineering, BEng (Hons) H653
and equivalent qualifications.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BEng (Hons) H606
Course length: 4 years full time
(initial year plus 3 years) Electronic Engineering and Mechatronics, BEng (Hons) H610
5 years with work placement / study abroad Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons) H308
(initial year plus 4 years)
UK fee (2018): £6,165 per year* Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, BEng (Hons) H302
*Please check our website for the latest fee Mobile & Smart Systems, BSc (Hons) I302
Motorsport Technology, BSc (Hons) H337
See more online go.herts.ac.uk/EDE Multimedia Systems Technology, BSc (Hons) I151

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How to apply
You can apply online at ucas.com using institution
EXTENDED DEGREES code HERTS H36 and campus code W for West Herts
College. See page 165 for more details.

IN LAW BA (Hons) LLB UCAS codes: M102


Entry requirements (2018): 48 UCAS points.
Studying our Extended degree in law will provide you See page 167 for additional standard requirements
with a strong foundation for moving on to study law at and equivalent qualifications.
degree level. Course length: 4 years full time
(initial year plus 3 years)
The expert tutorial support and knowledge that you'll
develop in areas such as constitutional law and legal UK fee (2018): £6,165 per year*
drafting will also prepare you for a career in in related *Please check our website for the latest fee information.
areas such as for a career in public services, local
government and the civil service.
See more online go.herts.ac.uk/EDL
You’ll gain confidence and improve your study, practical
and theoretical skills, which will ensure that you stand out
to employers.
Why choose this course?
The unique feature of this course is that not only will
you learn about the theory of subjects, but you’ll also
have the opportunity to apply this knowledge in the legal
Extended degrees

drafting and advocacy modules. You’ll prepare court


documents such as skeleton arguments setting out your
case and then practise these skills during mock hearings
and advocate your case. These modules are taught by
a qualified solicitor with over 20 years of court litigation
experience.

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HERTFORDSHIRE
HIGHER
EDUCATION
CONSORTIUM

Hertfordshire Higher Education Consortium


The Hertfordshire Higher Education
Consortium is a partnership between
the University and four colleges:
Hertford Regional, North Hertfordshire,
Oaklands and West Herts. Together,
with excellent support and facilities,
we can help you get into higher
education and achieve your goals.
Perhaps you haven’t got any formal
qualifications and so want to take an
Extended degree. Maybe you want to build
on work experience or the qualifications
you got at school. You might be job
hunting or changing career and need new
skills. Or maybe you want to study part
time around work or family commitments.

Whatever you want to do, the


Consortium’s here to help you study in a
way that works for you. Each college offers
excellent teaching and great resources,
plus you get access to the University’s
state-of-the-art Learning Resources
Centres. You’ll also benefit from links
with business that will really boost your
employability.

If you’ve got your sights set on learning,


don’t let anything stand in your way. Read
about our courses and talk to your local
college about taking the first step.
As a Consortium student, you can
choose from four local colleges, each
offering an exciting range of courses.

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Where to find us

HERTFORD Our campuses are six miles apart on the A10 and are
easily accessible by road, bus and rail. They’re also close
to vibrant and historic towns such as Hertford, Ware,
REGIONAL Cheshunt and Waltham Cross.

COLLEGE
We’re also within 25 miles of London and our
Broxbourne Campus is a few miles from junction 25 of
the M25.
At Hertford Regional College, some major We offer higher education courses in many
redevelopments at both our campuses mean you can areas, including:
enjoy some fantastic new facilities. In particular we’ve • business
invested £10.5m in our Ware campus, which opened in • fine art
autumn 2015. The college now offers: • design
• high-quality, flexible studio and workshop facilities for • visual merchandising
business-focused creative arts courses. • music, media and performing arts
• childcare and early years
• e-learning and physical facilities that reflect the • engineering
modern workplace and are helping us develop • science
stronger links with employers.
Hertford Regional College

• a gallery space for learners and others to display their We offer a number of Higher National Certificate and
work. Diploma courses. If you’re returning to study and don’t
have formal entry qualifications, we also offer several
• business and computer suites throughout, including Access courses to help you.
Apple Mac suites.
• Wi-Fi throughout both campuses.
• the 140-seater Michael Morpurgo performance theatre.
Hertford Regional
• gym, sports hall and fitness testing centre.
• hairdressing and beauty salons.
College
• motor vehicle and engineering workshop equipped to Hertford Regional College
industry standards. has two campuses:
• training restaurant. Ware Campus Broxbourne Campus
• Children, Care and Health Building, which replicates Scotts Road Turnford
three practical classrooms, nursery suite, care suite Broxbourne
Ware
and garden area, and benefits from being next door to
a real children’s centre. Hertfordshire Hertfordshire
SG12 9JF EN10 6AE
You’ll also benefit from professional, independent careers
advice at both campuses, and we maintain excellent tel +44 (0)1992 411411 info@hrc.ac.uk
partnerships with local employers and industry. fax +44 (0)1992 411650 www.hrc.ac.uk

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in your chosen area of study. On all courses, you’ll be

NORTH HERTFORDSHIRE supported to achieve your career goal by caring and


experienced staff, and will have access to a great range
of cultural, recreational and support facilities.
COLLEGE Where to find us
All campuses have excellent road and rail links with the
North Hertfordshire College provides exceptional University and the rest of the county. Each campus is
opportunities for its students, communities, employers close to the A1(M) and is just a 30-minute train journey
and stakeholders. from London King’s Cross.
With more than 30 years’ experience in higher education, We offer higher education courses in many
we offer a mixture of franchised and directly funded areas, including:
courses, including Higher National Diplomas, Extended • art • sports and science
and Foundation degrees, and Access to Higher Education • biology • science
qualifications. • business • fashion and textiles
• computing technologies • early years
Our students come from a range of diverse backgrounds
and learn through a variety of innovative methods. In our
most recent QAA inspection, we received an excellent
North

North Hertfordshire College


outcome for all our higher education programmes, with all
aspects meeting UK expectations. Hertfordshire
Our Hitchin campus has recently undergone a £10m College
refurbishment and now offers an exciting, modern and
lively study environment, with state-of-the-art sports North Hertfordshire College has
facilities. Meanwhile, our Stevenage campus provides a two campuses:
modern, bright and airy venue at which you can study a
range of programmes. It houses highly equipped labs,
Stevenage Centre Hitchin Centre
including the latest gas chromatography equipment. Monkswood Way Cambridge Road
Stevenage Hitchin
We also boast close links with industry and commerce,
making our courses relevant to employers’ needs.
Hertfordshire Hertfordshire
SG1 1LA SG4 0LS
Throughout your time with us you’ll be encouraged to enquiries@nhc.ac.uk
develop to your full potential, both as an individual and tel +44 (0)1462 424242
www.nhc.ac.uk

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Oaklands College

Extended degrees in engineering and science


OAKLANDS If you haven’t got the grades you need to go straight
to university, we offer Extended degrees in engineering

COLLEGE
and science. Once you successfully complete this initial
year, you’ll be able to move on to study for an Honours
degree at the University of Hertfordshire.
Oaklands College offers a flexible learning environment We also offer Access to Higher Education
where you can gain the qualifications and skills you need courses in subjects such as:
to succeed. Most courses can be studied either full or • midwifery and nursing
part time and can fit around your other commitments. • science
We work closely with employers to make sure we’re
These bridge the gap between existing qualifications and
equipping students with the skills they need to flourish in
those you need to study at degree level.
the workplace and stand out from the crowd.
Studying with us means you’ll benefit from our
outstanding facilities, with a fully supportive system
of tutorial and personal care. You’ll receive excellent Oaklands
teaching, delivered by a dedicated and experienced
team from a wide range of professional backgrounds.
College
Oaklands College has two campuses:
We offer a range of Foundation degrees in:
• animal management • media production St Albans Campus Welwyn Garden City
• business • sports Hatfield Road Campus
• early years St Albans The Campus
We offer Higher National Certificates or Hertfordshire Welwyn Garden City
Diplomas in specialist areas, including: AL4 0JA AL8 6AH
• art and design • construction
tel +44 (0)1727 737000 info@oaklands.ac.uk
• engineering (mechanical
fax +44 (0)1727 737341 www.oaklands.ac.uk
and electrical)
• civil engineering
• music

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Our close links with employers and industry shape our

WEST HERTS teaching and provide a head start for you as you enter
your chosen profession.

COLLEGE We offer Foundation degrees in vocational areas


such as:

At West Herts College, higher education is all about • business


creative thinking and applying academic expertise • computing technologies
to real-life situations. We offer high-quality, specialist • early years
teaching and links to a comprehensive network of
local employers looking to help you get your first job • creative arts including media production, graphic
or the skills to progress to university. design and photography

Our campus in Watford offers state-of-the art, We also offer teacher training and a range of
industry-standard facilities to give you the practical professional and higher apprenticeship courses.
skills you need to succeed in your chosen career.
These include:
• a dedicated Higher Education Centre for learners.
• 120-seat performance theatre. West Herts
• specialist photographic studios and darkroom.
• art and design workshops.
College
• gym and fitness studio. Watford Campus

West Herts College


• Mac and IT suites. Hempstead Road
• industry-standard media, music and TV studios. Watford
• Wi-Fi with laptops and computers across the Hertfordshire
college. WD17 3EZ
Our highly qualified staff have a wealth of teaching, tel +44 (0)1923 812345
commercial and professional experience, and work fax +44 (0)1923 812556
hard to make sure your college experience is exciting admissions@westherts.ac.uk
and rewarding. You’ll enjoy the benefits of a personal www.westherts.ac.uk
tutor and a variety of support services, helping you
make the most of your time with us.

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GENERAL
INDEX
A I
Accommodation 30 International Baccalaureate (IB) 166
Accreditation of Prior Learning 166 International students 163, 165
Admissions Service 165, back cover
Alumni Association 23 L
Applications 165 Loans 163, 164
Athletic Union 27
M
C Medical centre 32
Campuses 9,30
Careers 23 N
Careers and Employment team 23 North Hertfordshire College 153
Chaplaincy 32
College Lane Campus 9, 27, 30, 32 O
Contact us back cover Oaklands College 154
Cost of living 163 Online study 15
Course-fee Loans 163, 164 Open Days back cover
Course index 157
P
General Index

Part-time study 165


D
Placements 19
Day nursery 32
Dean's Awards 35 R
de Havilland Campus 9,30 Religion 32
Deferred entry 165 Resources and study facilities 14
Degree Apprenticeships 19,52,72 Returning to study 166
Disability services 32, 164, 165
S
E Scholarships 164
Entry requirements 166 Sponsored studies 164
Equality and diversity 32 Sports facilities 27
Extended degrees 148 Student Centre 32
Students’ Union 6,24,32
Extended Project Qualification 166
Student wellbeing 32
Study abroad 21
F Support 32
Facebook back cover
Fees 163 T
Financial support 163, 164 Teaching qualifications 165
Flare 35 Terms and conditions 160
Forum Hertfordshire 6, 9, 24, 32 Tuition fee loans 163
Foundation degrees 146 Twitter back cover

G U
UCAS 165
Graduation 35
UCAS tariff 167

H V
Health centre 32 Virtual learning environment 15
Hertford Regional College 152
Hertfordshire Higher Education Consortium 151 W
Hertfordshire Sports Village 5, 9, 27, 30 West Herts College 155
How to apply 165 Work-placement degrees 19
Hutton Hub 9, 32
Y
YouTube back cover

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COURSE
INDEX
2D Animation and Character for Digital Media 98 Business and Marketing 53
3D Computer Animation and Modelling 98 Business and Tourism 53
3D Games Art and Design 99 Business Joint Honours 52
A Business Management 147
Accounting 48 Business Studies 55
Accounting and Economics 48 Business Management with Accounting 147
Accounting and Finance 49 Business Management with Event Management 147
Aerospace Engineering 76,149 Business Management with Human Resources
Aerospace Engineering with Space Technology 77 Management 147

Aerospace Systems Engineering 78,149 Business Management with Law 147

Aerospace Systems Engineering with Pilot Studies 79 Business Management with Marketing 147

Aerospace Technology with Management 80,149 Business Management with Tourism 147

Aerospace Technology with Pilot Studies 80,149 C


American Studies 108 Ceramics and Glass (Design Crafts) 38
Animal Management 147 Civil Engineering 86

Course Index
Architecture 36 Commercial Law 114
Art Therapies and Wellbeing Foundation 37 Computer Science 66,69
Astrophysics 44,149 Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) 67
Audio Recording and Production 120 Computer Science / Information Technology 70
Automotive Engineering 83,149 Computer Science / Information Technology (online) 71
Automotive Engineering with Motorsport 84,149 Computer Science (Networks) 67
Automotive Technology with Management 85,149 Computer Science (Software Engineering) 68

B Computing Technologies 147

Biochemistry 45,149 Computer Technology and Networks 87,149

Biological Science 46,149 Contemporary Nursing 127

Biomedical Science 46,149 Creative Writing 108

Broadcast Media Technology 149 Criminal Justice 114

Business 48,147 Criminal Justice and Criminology 115

Business Administration 49,50 D


Business Adminstration (online) 50,51 Degree Apprenticeships 19, 52, 72
Business and Accounting 53 Design Crafts (Ceramics and Glass) 38
Business combinations 53 Design Crafts (Jewellery) 39
Business and Sport Management (online) 51 Design Crafts (Textiles) 39
Business Economics 54 Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging 140,149
Business and Economics 53 Dietetics 130,149
Business and Event Management 53 Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship 72
Business and Finance 53 Digital Communications and Electronics 149
Business and Human Resources 53 Digital Media Design 99
Business and Information Systems 53 Digital Systems and Computer Engineering 149
Business and Management 52

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E H
Early Childhood Education 73 Heritage Studies 109
Early Years 147 History 106,109
Economics 55 History Joint / Combined Honours 107
Economics Joint Honours 56 Human Geography 103
Education 147 Human Geography Joint Honours 104
Education Studies 73 Human Geography with Environmental Studies 104
Education Studies with Learning and Teaching 74 Human Resource Management 59
Education Studies with Special Educational Needs Humanities Programme 108
and Disability 74
I
Electrical and Electronic Engineering 88,149
Illustration 42
Electronic Engineering and Mechatronics 89,149
Information Technology 69
Engineering, Extended degrees in 149,150
Interior Architecture and Design 43
English Language & Communication 95,109
International Business 60
English Language & Communication Joint / Combined
Honours 95 International Management 61
Course Index

English Language Teaching 109 International Tourism Management 61

English Literature 96,109 IT Management for Business (ITMB) 62

English Literature Joint / Combined Honours 96 J


Environmental Management and Ecology 97,149 Japanese 109,113
Event Management 56 Jewellery (Design Crafts) 39
Event Management and Marketing 56 Journalism 109
Event Management and Tourism 57 Journalism and Creative Writing 111
Extended degrees in Engineering 147,148,149 Journalism and Media 111
Extended degrees in Science 147,148,149 Journalism & Media Cultures Joint Honours 112
Extended degrees in Law 147,150
L
F Languages Joint Honours 113
Fashion Design 40 Law 116
Fashion and Fashion Business 40 Law (Accelerated) 116
Fashion and Textiles 147 Law Joint Honours 117
Film 109 Live Sound and Lighting Technology 120
Film and Television Production 100
M
Finance 58
Management 63
Finance and Economics 58
Mandarin Chinese 109,113
Financial Mathematics 118,149
Manufacturing Engineering 91
Fine Art 41
Marketing 63
Fine Art Practice 147
Marketing and Advertising 64
Foundation Degrees 146,147
Marketing with Digital Communications 64
French 109,113
Marketing with Fashion 65
G Mass Communications 110
Geography 103,149 Mass Communications Programme 110
German 109,113 Mathematics 118,149
Government and Politics 115
Graphic Design 42,147

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Mathematics Joint Honours 119 Physiotherapy 137,149
Mechanical Engineering 92,149 Politics and International Relations 138
Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics 93,149 Pre-registration Midwifery with RM 128
Media and Creative Writing 111 Pre-registration Midwifery (Shortened) 128
Media and Publishing 111 Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status 75
Media Cultures 109 Product and Industrial Design 43
Media Production 147 Psychology 139,149
Mobile & Smart Systems 149 Psychology Joint Honours 139
Model Design (Character and Creative Effects) 100 R
Model Design (Model Effects) 101 Radiotherapy and Oncology 140,149
Model Design (Special Effects) 101 Regulatory Science
Molecular Biology 47,149 (Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices) 134
Motorsport Technology 94,149 Religious Studies 109
Multimedia Systems Technology 149 S
Multiplatform Journalism 110 Science, Extended degrees in 148,149

Course Index
Music Composition and Technology for Film and Games 122 Social Work 141
Music Industry Management 122 Software Development 147
Music and Sound Design Technology 123 Songwriting and Music Production 124
Music Production 123 Spanish 109,113
N Specialist Community Nursing 129
Networks and Cyber Security 147 Specialist Community Public Health Nursing 129
New Media Publishing 109 Sport and Exercise Science 142,149
Nursing 125 -129 Sports Business Management 143
Nursing (Adult) 125 Sports Coaching 143
Nursing (Child) 125 Sports Studies 144,147,149
Nursing (Learning Disabilities) 126 Sports Studies Joint Honours 145
Nursing (Mental Health) 126 Sports Therapy 144,149
Nutrition 130,149
T
0 Textiles (Design Crafts) 39
Optometry 131 3D Computer Animation and Modelling 98
P 3D Games Art and Design 99
Paramedic Science 132,149 Three-dimensional Design 147
Pharmaceutical Science 133,149 Tourism Management 65
Pharmacology 47,149 2D Animation and Character for Digital Media 98
Pharmacy 133,149 V
Philosophy 109,135 Visual Effects for Film and Television 102
Philosophy Joint Honours 135 Visual Merchandising 147
Photography 102,147
W
Physical Activity and Sports Development 142
Web Based Technologies 147
Physical Geography 105
Physics 136,149

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TERMS AND
CONDITIONS
This prospectus The education we provide
This prospectus is primarily intended for use by Our goal is to ensure that you are taught, supervised,
prospective students who are interested in applying for a assessed and supported by staff who are appropriately
place on a course at the University of Hertfordshire starting qualified and experienced, taking into account your
in our 2019/20 academic year. We try our best to make needs, the needs of other students and the nature of your
sure that the information in the prospectus is accurate course. We will use every reasonable effort to provide
and up to date at the time of publication (April 2018). your educational and other related services in the manner
However, we cannot guarantee that it does not contain and to the standards set out in our prospectuses, on
any errors and to the fullest extent permitted by law we do our website, and in our other published materials. We
not accept liability for such errors. If you believe you have recognise that you expect to receive the educational
found an error, please let us know at ask@herts.ac.uk. service you are paying for. However, we cannot make
an absolute commitment to provide our services at all
Even where the information was accurate at the time of times in this manner and to these standards because,
publication, we may need to update it from time to time, for instance, there may be circumstances outside our
for example as a result of the way in which we continually reasonable control which have a detrimental effect on how
seek to improve our academic provision and take on
Terms and conditions

we provide our services to you. These could include, by


board feedback from students and other stakeholders, way of example, industrial action (including by members of
or in order to take account of circumstances that have our own staff), civil commotion, severe weather conditions,
changed since publication. changes in the law and/or actions taken by a government
For the most up to date information about courses and or public authority, damage or destruction to our buildings
life at the University please view our website at or facilities, failures by our suppliers or sub-contractors,
www.herts.ac.uk. or interruption or failure of utility services. If circumstances
such as these arise, we will use every reasonable effort to
Any corrections or updates to course information in this minimise any disruption to you.
prospectus will also be set out on our website at
go.herts.ac.uk/prospectuschanges. Changes to your course or modules
Although it is never something we do lightly, we may in
Your relationship with us certain circumstances make changes to the advertised
Please note that nothing in this prospectus is intended to content or structure or methods of delivery of your
constitute an offer of a place to any prospective student. If course or individual modules after you have accepted an
you wish to study with us, you will need to make a formal offer, which may in certain cases include discontinuing a
application, following which we will inform you whether we module. We cannot cover here every possible example
are able to offer you a place. of when we might decide to do so, but in normal
circumstances it would only be for one or more of the
If you are offered, and accept a place as a student
following reasons:
of the University of Hertfordshire, you will become a
member of a community which enjoys many rights and • to reflect changes to the theory in an area of research
privileges. You will also be expected to accept a number or practices around the subject or its delivery
of responsibilities in the interests of the community as a • to improve a course or a module (for example, to take
whole. These rights and responsibilities form part of the account of feedback from students)
contractual relationship that will exist between us.
• to safeguard academic standards
You can find further information about the nature of
this relationship in our Key Facts document for • to comply with the requirements of an external
students which is available on our website at professional, commissioning or accrediting body
go.herts.ac.uk/becoming-a-student. Please note that (for example, a requirement that certain course content
depending on when you visit our website, the version be added, changed or removed or that a particular
of this document which you will see there may not module is discontinued or included)
necessarily be the version that will apply to you if you are • to comply with legal, regulatory or governmental
offered and accept a place as a student. The version that requirements
will apply to you will be sent to you if we offer you a place. • where insufficient students have chosen an optional
The following three sections (taken from the 2018/19 module making it unviable or where a member of staff
version of the Key Facts document) explain the whose expertise was required to run it is no longer
standards we strive to meet for students accepting an available
offer of a place for entry in our 2018/19 academic year, • where the change results from other circumstances
and the circumstances in which we may make changes outside our reasonable control (for example, an external
to (or occasionally even discontinue) a course before a provider no longer being available to contribute to the
student finishes. course or a module)

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If we decide to make a change (other than one which is In exceptional circumstances, we may have to merge or
minor or insignificant) before you have registered on the even discontinue a course once you have started your
course for the first time, we will inform you as soon as studies (and before you have completed them), for one or
reasonably practicable so that you can decide whether or more of the following reasons:
not you still wish to study with us. If as a consequence you
decide not to study with us, we will refund any tuition fees • to comply with legal, regulatory or governmental
and / or deposit that you have paid in advance in respect requirements
of the course in question. For further details regarding our • where accreditation or validation of the course is
refund policy please see our Fees and Finance Policy withdrawn
on our website at go.herts.ac.uk/becoming-a-student
• where a commissioning or sponsoring body which
If we decide to make a change (other than one which is we rely on for the financial or other viability of the
minor or insignificant) after you have registered, we will course withdraws its support or its allocation of places
similarly inform you as soon as reasonably practicable, and/or funding for the course (for example, an NHS
and we will use every reasonable effort to minimise any authority in respect of certain nursing courses)
adverse effect it may have on you. If in spite of our efforts

Terms and conditions


the change is likely to have a serious adverse effect on • other circumstances outside our reasonable control
you (for example, by prejudicing your future choice of which make it impossible or prohibitively impractical to
career), we will try to find you a suitable alternative course continue the course
or module with us or (if you prefer) we will try to suggest
If we decide to merge or discontinue your course in these
a suitable alternative course with another education
circumstances, we will inform you as soon as reasonably
provider. If you change course or module in these
practicable and we will use every reasonable effort to
circumstances (or simply withdraw from your course), any
minimise the impact it has on you. Where appropriate, we
entitlement you may have to a refund in tuition fees you
will try to find you a suitable alternative course with us or
have already paid will be determined in accordance with
(if you prefer) we will try to suggest a suitable alternative
our Fees and Finance Policy.
course with another education provider. If you do transfer
In the case of a material change to a course or module, to another education provider in these circumstances,
we will also in appropriate circumstances try to consult we will co-operate with your new provider in respect of
with student representatives with a view to identifying any transfer of credit/academic progress. If you do not
options for, and minimising any adverse effect on, affected transfer to an alternative course either with us or with
students. another provider, we will keep a record of your credit /
academic progress in case you return to higher education
Some optional modules may have capacity issues and in the future. Any entitlement you may have to a refund
therefore we may not be able to guarantee you a place on in tuition fees you have already paid will be determined in
your first choice. accordance with our Fees and Finance Policy.
Discontinuing your course
Sometimes we can only run an advertised course if
certain conditions are fulfilled – for example, that sufficient
students accept offers to make the course financially
viable to run, or that the course is accredited or validated
(ie officially approved) in time for the start of the academic
year. Your About your course factsheet will set out any
such conditions that apply to your course. If the conditions
are not fulfilled and we cancel your course before the start
of your studies, we will inform you as soon as reasonably
practicable and we will refund any tuition fees or deposit
you may have paid in advance. Where practical, we
will also try to find you a suitable alternative course with
us or offer you the opportunity to defer your entry to a
subsequent intake.

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How much does student life cost?

Science building, College Lane campus

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HOW MUCH DOES
STUDENT LIFE
COST?
Having a degree is the first step to What if I want to study part time?
an exciting career. It will always If you’re studying part time, you’ll be
charged for each 15-credit module that
open doors for you, and give you
you study, rather than for the whole
lots more opportunities to earn a year. The fees on the course pages of

How much does student life cost?


good salary and progress in your this prospectus are for full time study.
work, whatever you want to do. For part time fees, please look up your
course at go.herts.ac.uk/courses
We want to make higher education and
You’ll still be able to apply for a loan from
the opportunities it brings as accessible
the Student Loans Company as long as
to as many people as possible. At the
you meet their criteria.
same time, we need to invest in the
world-class facilities and academics that How much are fees for international
make our courses so relevant, rewarding students?
and valuable. If you’re joining us from overseas, you
can find all the information you need
How much are course fees?
about tuition fees at
Our standard fee for UK and EU students
go.herts.ac.uk/international
studying a full time undergraduate
degree on campus is currently £9,250 Other study costs
per year for 2018/19. For details on You’ll need to factor in a number of other
individual course fees, turn to the course costs relating to your studies; these
pages. might be books, trips or other essential
materials. These costs are outlined on
Please note, we set our tuition fees
the course page of our website.
annually, taking account of inflation and
any UK government-imposed caps. The Want to know more?
fees you’ll see in this prospectus are for go.herts.ac.uk/fees
the 2018/19 academic year. We’ll publish go.herts.ac.uk/international
our fees for 2019/20 on our website
Talk it all through
once they’ve been agreed.
Call the Student Centre on
Do I have to pay my fees up front? +44 (0)1707 284800
No. A loan from the Student Loans
Company will cover your course fees
as long as you meet their criteria. So,
no matter what your financial situation
is, course fees shouldn’t be a barrier to
studying with us. You have to apply for
your tuition fee loan each year of study,
as well as any other support you need to
cover your living costs. Find out more on
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LOANS AND
SCHOLARSHIPS
There’s a lot of support available to help you Loan repayments
• Tuition fee loans and living cost loans are
cover your course fees and living costs.
combined into one single loan for you to repay.
LOANS • You’ll start to repay it in the April after you
graduate, if you’re earning more than £25,000 a
Tuition fee loans year.
These loans cover the tuition fees for your chosen
course, so you don’t have to pay up front. Once you • If you're not earning £25,000 a year at that point,
successfully apply for your loan, it’s paid directly to you won’t start repayments until your earnings
the University by the Student Loans Company. reach that figure.

Maintenance loans • If your salary falls below £25,000 your repayments


Loans and scholarships

These loans are designed to cover living expenses will stop – for example if you take a career break
like accommodation, food, books and travel. Once or are unemployed. They will restart when you earn
you successfully apply for your loan, it’s paid straight more than £25,000 again.
into your bank account in three termly instalments by • You’ll only repay 9% of what you earn over
Student Finance England. £25,000. So, for example, if your salary was
Part of the loan is means tested, so this proportion £27,000, you would be earning £2,000
will depend on your household income. over £25,000 and therefore repay 9% of
the £2,000 a year – which is £15 a month.
Applying and repaying
You can apply for both types through the Student • Your loan repayments will be deducted from your
Loans Company at www.slc.co.uk salary, normally through the tax system.
You’ll start repaying after you graduate, once you
• If you haven’t repaid your loan after 30 years, it’ll
start earning £21,000 or more.
be written off.
Scholarships
All the figures listed on this page are for 2019 entry.
We believe that a low household income shouldn’t
Please visit the websites listed for up-to-date costs.
be a barrier to a good university education. That’s
why we offer a sports scholarship to students with a Interest
particular talent for sports. You don’t have to repay • Interest on your loan will be applied at the rate of
the money you get, and you can find out more at inflation (called RPI or the Retail Price Index) plus
go.herts.ac.uk/scholarships 3% while you’re studying, and up until the
April after you leave university.
Sponsored studies
If you’re being sponsored through your studies, • From the April after you leave university, if you’re
whether by your employer or someone else, please earning below £25,000, interest will be applied at
let us have written confirmation of this when you the rate of inflation (RPI).
register at the start of term.
• From the April after you leave university, if you
Supporting students with disabilities earn between £25,000 and £45,000, interest will
If you have a disability, you may need some extra be applied at between RPI and RPI plus 3% on a
financial support while you study. If you’re a UK gradual scale depending on your specific income.
student, you could be entitled to the Disabled
Students’ Allowance. You can read about it at • From the April after you leave university, if you earn
www.gov.uk/browse/disabilities above £45,000, interest will be applied at RPI plus
3%.
There’s also lots of helpful information on our website
Want to know more?
at go.herts.ac.uk/disability
www.slc.co.uk
go.herts.ac.uk/scholarships
go.herts.ac.uk/disability
go.herts.ac.uk/fees
Talk it all through
Call the Student Centre on
+44 (0)1707 284800
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HOW TO
APPLY
If you’re a UK or EU student applying for a full Studying part time
time undergraduate course with us, you’ll need We like to be flexible and most of our degrees can be
studied part time. The quickest and easiest way to apply
to submit your application online at ucas.com for a part time course is online, at
What is UCAS? go.herts.ac.uk/applypt
UCAS is the University and Colleges Admissions Service,
Equal opportunities
a central organisation that handles all full time higher
We’ll judge your application on its academic merit alone.
education applications in the UK. Anyone applying for a
We’re very proud of our equal opportunities record,
university place gets to know UCAS pretty well, as they
and if you have a disability or special requirement then
handle your application, send out offers of places and
we’ll be more than happy to offer any support you need
pass your exam grades to your chosen universities.
throughout your studies. Talk to our disability officer on
Wondering how the whole thing works? Have a look at tel/txt +44 (0)1707 281338 or email
the UCAS website, www.ucas.com. It’s really helpful disabilityservices@herts.ac.uk to find out more.
and should tell you everything you need to know. You
Deferred entry
can also speak to a UCAS adviser on
Some students decide to take a year out between
+44 (0)371 468 0468.
leaving school or college and starting university, often

How to apply
Dates to remember to travel or earn some extra money. If that’s what you’re
The deadline for applying always comes round planning, you can apply for 2019 during the application
quickly. To guarantee there will be places available on period for 2018.
your chosen course in 2019, you’ll need to get your
Finding you a course
application in between 1 September 2018 and
We always do our best to help you get on to your
15 January 2019. This will make sure you have time
chosen course, but sometimes it’s just not possible.
to visit your chosen universities and apply for student
When that happens, we may be able to offer you a place
finance and accommodation.
on an Extended or Foundation degree course taught at
The application deadline for art and design courses will one of our college partners in Hertfordshire.
be either 15 January or 24 March 2019. You can double
We’re here to help
check this by looking up your specific course on the
If you’ve got any questions or concerns about applying,
UCAS website.
don’t hesitate to get in touch with our admissions
Applying if you’re an international student team – they’re always happy to help. You can email
If you’re applying from outside the UK, the application ask@herts.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1707 284800.
process and deadlines may be slightly different,
You’ll also find the latest entry information at herts.ac.uk
depending on where you’re from. Visit
go.herts.ac.uk/international to find out more.

Nursing and midwifery courses Don’t forget our institution code.


Unless you’re already registered as a nurse or midwife, Use HERTS H36 when you apply.
just apply through UCAS as normal. If you’re applying for
a post-registration course, you can call the Health CPD
team on +44 (0)1707 284956 or email
cpdhealth@herts.ac.uk

Teaching qualifications
If you’ve already got a degree and want to apply for one
of our PGCE courses, which lead to qualified teacher
status, you’ll need to apply through the UCAS Teacher
Training Scheme. You can find out more at
go.herts.ac.uk/ucastt

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OUR ENTRY
REQUIREMENTS
Our courses have their entry requirements on International Baccalaureate (IB)
Our standard offer for the International Baccalaureate
the course pages. We also have some standard
is the course UCAS tariff from a minimum of two HL
requirements for all courses, which you can subjects at grade H4 or above (with the remaining
read about here. points coming from HL, SL and Core). Some
UCAS tariff points courses require higher offers or have subject-specific
You’ll need at least two A levels (or equivalent) to requirements. Please visit the course page on our
begin an Honours undergraduate degree with us, or website for more information.
at least one A level (or equivalent) for a Foundation
Extended Project Qualification
degree.
We welcome students who are studying the
The entry requirements for undergraduate degrees are Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) as a
given generally in UCAS tariff points as our students standalone qualification.
typically have a range of qualifications. To work out
Returning to study?
your tariff points total, use the chart opposite. Add
If you’ve taken a break from studying, no matter
Entry requirements

together the points you score from each of your


how long, you’ll find plenty of support here at
qualifications – including A levels, the International
Hertfordshire. We believe your life experience and
Baccalaureate and BTEC.
working history is invaluable, and we’ll take all
You can’t double count the same or similar that into account when you apply.
qualifications. So, if you count the points you score for
Accreditation of Prior Learning
an A level, you can’t count the points for an AS in the
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is the process
same subject.
we use to formally recognise your past learning,
To find out more about which qualifications are whether through study or hands-on experience.
included and how to add up your points, please visit It gives you credits which you can use towards entry
go.herts.ac.uk/ucastariff to one of our courses. If you’ve got any queries about
how it works, please email ask@herts.ac.uk
Although our standard offers are given in UCAS tariff
points, we also welcome applications from people For more information:
with equivalent qualifications, like Access to HE
courses. If you’re not sure whether we’ll accept your go.herts.ac.uk/apply
qualifications, please email ask@herts.ac.uk

Offers based on Access to HE Diplomas are not


expressed in terms of UCAS points. The standard
offer is an overall Merit profile in 45 credits at Level 3.
Some Schools and courses have more specific entry
requirements. For more information visit
go.herts.ac.uk/accessHE

All of the entry details and tariffs on these pages are correct as
we go to print, but they’re subject to constant review, so please
visit the UCAS website for up-to-the-minute information.

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STANDARD REQUIREMENTS
Foundation degree Full time honours and work-placement degrees
English language and maths at GCSE grade 4 or English language and maths at GCSE grade
above (or C under the old GCSE grading structure), 4 or above (or C under the old GCSE grading
plus at least one GCE A level, BTEC National Award structure), plus at least two GCE A levels, BTEC
or Access qualification. We also welcome equivalent National Diploma/National Extended Diploma or
qualifications. Access qualifications. We also welcome equivalent
qualifications.

Tariff GCE/VCE BTEC Qualifications (RQF/QCF) EPQ IB


Points Qualifications

GCE GCE A Pearsons BTEC Pearsons BTEC National National National IB higher/
AS/AS level National Extended National Foundation Extended Certificate/ standard
VCE Diploma/Extended Diploma/Diploma Diploma/90 Certificate/ Certificate level
Diploma OCR Level 3 Credit Subsidiary
OCR Level 3 Cambridge Diploma
Diploma
Cambridge Technical Technical National
National Extended Diploma/Diploma
Diploma/Extended

Entry requirements
Diploma

168 D*D*D*
160 D*D*D
152 D*DD
144 DDD
136 AAB
128 ABB DDM
120 BBB
112 BBC DMM D*D*
104 BCC D*D
96 CCC MMM DD
84 D*D*
80 MMP DM
78 D*D
72 DD
64 MPP MM
60 DM
56 A* D* H7
48 A PPP MP MM D H6
40 B
36 MP
32 C PP M H5
28 D* A* S7
24 D PP D A H4/S6
20 A B
16 B E P M C S5
12 C D H3/S4
10 D
8 P E
6 E S3

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