University profile

University of Gloucestershire

2017/18 edition

About University of Gloucestershire

Top 10 UK modern university for student satisfaction (PTES, 2016)

The University of Gloucestershire is a diverse, vibrant community of 12,000 students, based across four campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester. We are located one hour from both Birmingham and Bristol.


Postgraduate subject communities

We offer postgraduate courses in:

  • accounting and finance
  • art and design
  • business and management
  • computing and IT
  • education and training
  • ecology and environmental sciences
  • health and social care
  • media and humanities
  • psychology and criminology
  • sport and exercise

We have particular postgraduate specialisms in Landscape Architecture, Forensic and Occupational Psychology, Business Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Finance, Sports Coaching and Sports Therapy.

Please visit our website to browse our postgraduate courses.


Go further with a postgraduate degree

Our postgraduate courses enhance your vocational skills, grow your professional network and allow you to enter specialist careers through placement opportunities, expert guest speakers and industry accreditations. These include the International Federation of Landscape Architects, British Psychological Society, The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Society of Sports Therapists.

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Facilities and support arrangements

Park Campus brings together business, media and computing students and is surrounded by 24 acres of parkland and a lake. There are dedicated facilities for postgraduate courses, including a new computing and cyber security centre, industry-standard media editing suites and production studios and a trading room featuring live trading floor software.

Francis Close Hall Campus helps shape the next generation of artists, designers, teachers, creative writers, criminologists, psychologists and ecologists. There are dedicated studios for landscape architecture, illustration and visual communications. The Centre for Fashion, Art and Photography, just a few minutes from FCH Campus, is a thriving hub of creativity and is home to fashion designers, photographers and artists with state of the art facilities including photographic studios, fashion production room, a sculpture yard and an art gallery.

Oxstalls campus in Gloucester is one of the largest sports campus in the country with access to specialist physiology, bio-mechanics and bio-assessment labs, strength and conditioning and therapy suites and an environmental chamber area. Oxstalls is also home to the leisure, events management and performing arts and drama. Opening in 2018 will be a brand new £16million building to house the Business School and Growth Hub and substantially improved sports facilities

Each campus has its own library, open until late, with a dedicated customer service team and subject specialists. There is also 24/7 access to the virtual library. On each campus there is a dedicated Helpzone providing academic support as well as information on accommodation, student finance, disability advice, mental health and wellbeing and counselling.


Fees, funding and costs

Course fees can be found on the individual course webpage.

Alternatively please visit our fees page.

With government-backed loans of up to £10,280 available to UK and EU students, postgraduate study is now much more accessible. Find out more about the postgraduate student loan scheme.



We have invested £38million in developing a brand new 600 bedroom student village in Cheltenham. Townhouses will be available to postgraduate students and will provide study bedroom accommodation with large modern kitchens and communal areas. Postgraduate applicants who firmly accept their offer and complete the online accommodation application by 3 July will be eligible for these halls of residence.

For further information visit our accommodation page



Gloucestershire is known for its sports, and home to the famous Cheltenham Racecourse and Gloucester Rugby’s Kingsholm Stadium. Outdoor activities can be enjoyed in the region, such as paintballing, horse riding, skiing, mountain biking and rock climbing.

There are also over 45 cultural festivals every year, including the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cotswolds Beer Festival and Wychwood. Cheltenham and Gloucester have a large number of live music venues, bars, pubs and clubs – with plenty of student nights throughout the week to keep that student budget happy. There are also plenty of restaurants and independent cafes in both towns – perfect for relaxing in during your spare time.


How to apply

Applications can be submitted directly to the university via the course webpage. The deadline for applications is September. Please visit our website to browse our postgraduate courses.

Contact details

+44 3330 141414
University of Gloucestershire
The Park
GL50 2RH
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