University profile

University of Gloucestershire

2021/22 edition

About University of Gloucestershire

Whether going straight from your first degree or returning to higher education after years in industry, studying a postgraduate degree at the University of Gloucestershire allows you to develop your skills, knowledge and contacts needed to advance in your chosen field.

We offer both taught and research degrees, from masters to PhDs, in a variety of subjects. We have one campus in Gloucester (Oxstalls) and two in Cheltenham (Francis Close Hall and Park).

Tailor your degree

We offer taught and research degrees in the following subject areas:

  • art and design
  • business and finance
  • computing
  • education
  • health and social care
  • liberal and performing arts
  • media
  • natural and social sciences
  • sport and exercise

Whether studying an MBA or a PGCE, you can tailor your learning experience to match your career aspirations.

Supported by tutors, you will be given the opportunity to study a wide variety of modules to make sure you’re getting the knowledge and skills that you require.

In everything I do, I say don’t work hard, work smart. The MBA is flexible and the lecturers allow you to work however is most effective for you, while also supporting you.

Jordon Allison, MBA graduate

Be guided by published experts

From former teachers supporting you in the classroom to active criminologists and psychologists helping you further understand the criminal mind, you’ll be taught by respected academics and experts with valuable practical experiences. Many still work part-time in their relevant industry, bringing the latest knowledge to the classroom but also influencing work practices with their teaching.

Join a dynamic community

You’ll not only be engaging with lecturers but also joining our community of experienced practitioners. You’ll work with and learn from your tutors and peers, gaining different perspectives and ideas to make you a more critical thinker. Build your connections outside of the course with guest lecturers and global businesses, while a lot of our courses are accredited by professional organisations such as the British Psychological Society and CIPD.

I love seeing the students develop into passionate researchers. Our latest research linking stalking behaviour with homicides, which got lots of media attention, is already starting to inform practice.

Dr Jane Monckton Smith, Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Further humanity’s understanding

Study a research degree and you will be actively furthering our understanding of a subject, from accounting and law to sport and exercise, biological sciences to theology and religious studies. Our degrees are underpinned by research that has been credited in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) as world leading and internationally excellent, with a high impact on real-world developments. This research included submissions in the areas of sports and exercise, countryside and community, humanities, and natural and social sciences.

The University of Gloucestershire is a community that provides a personal experience. You get more one-on-one contact, which is value for money in my opinion.

Charlotte Powell, Biosciences Postgraduate Research student

Use professional, state-of-the-art facilities

Study alongside real businesses looking to grow in our brand new Business School, conduct experiments in fully equipped labs (including virtual reality suite), work with elite athletes and sports organisations in our international-standard sports arena and get creative in dedicated studio spaces. We have three campuses, all full of state-of-the-art facilities and kit, from our professional standard media centre at Park in Cheltenham, to our sports science labs and therapy suites at Oxstalls, Gloucester.

The sports facilities are as good as anything I’ve seen in the real world – they’ve got really high standard professional equipment. Everything you learn in the classroom, you then use after you graduate. I’ve learned skills that I now use with my work with Aston Villa ladies.

Julie Anne Lacroix, MSc Sports Therapy graduate

About Cheltenham and Gloucester

Set between the beautiful Cotswold hills and the River Severn, Cheltenham and Gloucester are easily reachable from Birmingham, Bristol (both 40 minutes by train) and London (90–120 minutes by rail). The area is home to over 45 festivals a year, from jazz and comedy to science and literature. Whether you prefer hiking in the hills or shopping ’til you drop, Gloucestershire has something for everyone.

Fees and funding

For the academic year 2020/21 students applying for taught and masters courses can benefit from a non means-tested loan of up to £11,222. The loan is available for full-time, part-time and distance learning masters programmes, except for students who already have existing masters-level qualifications. Visit for further details and eligibility. We also have a range of bursaries and funding available.

How to apply

Apply online for most of our postgraduate taught courses by using the 'Apply Now' option via the relevant course page. If you wish to take one or more modules as a 'taster' of postgraduate study, please email for further details.

For PGCE courses, applications are made through UCAS. See our website for more information.

Contact details

+44 3330 141414
University of Gloucestershire
Pittville Student Village
Laurie Lee Building
Albert Road
GL52 3JG
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