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University of Gloucestershire


The University of Gloucestershire shares a 180-year tradition of education dating back to 1834. Approximately 10,000 students are now studying at three campuses in Gloucestershire. It is one of the top five UK universities for our international student support services (International Student Barometer Survey, 2014). The University welcomes international students representing more than 60 countries and offers over 100 academic courses to choose from.

Students are spread over three campuses; two in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester. Cradled by the Cotswolds, Cheltenham and Gloucester are blessed with rural splendour and rolling hills, but there's never a dull moment. From vibrant streets to chic boutiques, festivals, nightclubs and restaurants, there's always plenty to do. The university has a keen eye on student careers, focusing on flexible learning, innovative courses, strong industry links and work placements.

University of Gloucestershire was granted a university status in 2001. Predecessor colleges have been delivering quality education in Gloucestershire since 1834. International reputation for achievements in sustainability and is the only university in the UK to have been ranked in the top five of the People and Planet Green League each year since it began. Leading the way at elite sporting level, are the University of Gloucestershire All Golds, the only university owned professional rugby league club in the world.

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    South West England
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Academic specialism

All students belong to one of the University's academic schools. Each school is responsible for particular subject areas, offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses and undertakes research in related areas. As well as devising and delivering taught programmes, schools are responsible for leading the university's research and commercial activities in their fields. Students benefit from this concentration of activity, research and partnerships with external organisations ensuring taught programmes are relevant and up-to-date.

  • School of Accounting and Law
  • School of Art and Design
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Computing and Technology
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Leisure
  • School of Media
  • School of Natural and Social Sciences
  • School of Sports and Exercise
  • The Institute of Education and Public services


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University of Gloucestershire
PO Box 220
The Park Campus
GL50 2QF
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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+44 (0)1242 532700

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Regency Cheltenham is home to three of our campuses, with Oxstalls campus situated just minutes from the heart of historic Gloucester. Equidistant from Birmingham and Bristol, Gloucestershire offers bustling towns and stunning scenery within two hours reach of London. Free bus travel on the university bus between campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester. Subsidised flat rate fee of 50p on Stagecoach bus services in and around Cheltenham and Gloucester.