University profile

University of Gloucestershire

2022/23 edition

About University of Gloucestershire

Students at University of Gloucestershire encourage and support each other to grow as people. We celebrate our differences and challenge each other to be the best we can be. At University of Gloucestershire, you’ll never be just a number.

You’ll join a curious and ambitious postgraduate student community that help each other to discover new things and support global initiatives. Our lecturers will support you to fit your studies around your other commitments and ensure you achieve whatever goal you have set, whether that’s enhanced subject knowledge, career progression or a complete switch.

97% of our postgraduates are employed, or in further study, within 15 months of completing their course. (2022 Graduate Outcomes Survey)

We have three cutting-edge campuses, each with their own unique charm and state-of-the-art facilities.

Tailor your degree

We offer taught, professional and research degrees, from masters to PhDs, in a variety of subjects.

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

The course is very tailored to the job. On placement you really get to put into practice what you’ve learnt in uni. You’re working with real children, doing real things. You’re being a teacher.

Billy Jones, PGCE Primary Education graduate

Careers and Industry

Voted 4th in UK for career prospects (Whatuni Student Choice Awards, 2022), you’ll benefit from our connections with industry giants like Superdry, Raytheon, Intel, the BBC, Dreamworks, the NHS, British Airways and Universal Music.

You’ll not only be engaging with lecturers but also joining our community of experienced and active 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 started as a Junior Landscape Architect after my undergraduate, then became Sustainability Advisor after my Master’s and a Senior Associate Director after my PhD. Qualifications and education are important to progress. Postgraduate study always helps to get us to Chartered/Fellow level – and our opinions and views are respected and valued in the industry due to the knowledge and competency.

Dr Gayathiri Gowri Shankar, PhD Landscape Architecture graduate

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 2021) as world leading and internationally excellent, with a high impact on real-world developments.

Modern, professional facilities

Study alongside real businesses looking to grow in our 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.

Unrivalled location

Gloucestershire offers a great combination of city and country living. You’ll study on campuses across historic Gloucester and regency Cheltenham, which are next-door to each other, and just a quick uni bus ride away. 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.

Paying for your postgraduate study

Students normally living in the UK can apply for a non means-tested Master’s or Doctoral Loan from Student Finance. We also have a range of bursaries and funding available and a dedicated Money Advice Team who are available to offer advice and guidance. To make an appointment call 01242 714535.

How to apply

You can apply online 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 the ‘apply for teacher training service’ via the website.

Contact details

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