University profile

University of Huddersfield

Edition
2021/22 edition

About University of Huddersfield

Join the University of Huddersfield and you’ll be part of a global postgraduate community, working alongside award-winning academics and world-leading research teams, focused on developing the skills you need for your future success.

Enhancing your career

A postgraduate qualification will allow you to stand out from the crowd with specialist knowledge, expertise and skills or even allow you to change career direction entirely.

  • 98.4% of our postgraduate students go on to work and/or further study within fifteen months of graduating. *
  • £30.4k is the average salary of our postgraduate students fifteen months after graduating. **

In some professions, including teaching, architecture and health, you’ll be required to gain industry accreditation as standard. Within other sectors, a postgraduate qualification will allow you to stand out from the crowd with specialist knowledge, expertise and skills or even allow you to change career direction entirely.

*HESA Graduate Outcomes 2018/19, UK domiciled, other activities excluded.

**HESA Graduate Outcomes 2018/19, UK domiciled, Full-time UK employment

Teaching excellence

The University of Huddersfield is recognised as a centre of teaching excellence. So, you’ll learn from the best, helping you be the best.

  • We’re the first among all universities in England for the percentage of academic staff with a Master’s degree or above, with 96%.*
  • All our permanent teaching staff** have, or are completing, doctorates. This expertise, together with our teaching credentials, means that you will learn from academics at the forefront of their subject area.
  • Our staff rank in the top three in England for the proportion who hold doctorates, who have higher degrees, and hold teaching qualifications. *
  • We are second in the country for National Teaching Fellowships, which mark the UK’s best lecturers in Higher Education, winning a total of 18 since 2008.
  • We were the first and are the only university in the UK where 100% of permanent teaching staff*** are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.
  • • In 2017, we won the first annual Global Teaching Excellence Award, recognising our commitment to world-class teaching and success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers.

*HESA 2022

**Permanent staff, after probation; research degrees applies to those on contracts of more than half-time.

***Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.

Fitting studies around you

Most of our taught postgraduate degrees and all of our research degrees can be studied full-time or part-time and some courses offer distance learning. You can also consider undertaking a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma; these qualifications are steps towards a Master’s degree, are internationally recognised and can be built upon in the future.

Fees and funding

Postgraduate study and research is now more accessible than you think, thanks to the introduction of Government loans to support with tuition fees and the cost of living. We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Tuition fees vary depending on the course/programme you choose and details can be found within our online course finder directory.

Supporting your journey

We’ve invested nearly £156million in exciting new buildings, top class facilities and support services to ensure Huddersfield is an amazing place to learn. With everything accessible across one campus and set at the heart of a lively town surrounded by stunning countryside, you’ll soon feel at home.

Our postgraduate community is made up of around 5,200 taught students and researchers from over 100 different countries. We offer a whole range of specialist support to ensure you get the most out of your studies.

Studying at Huddersfield means that you’ll have access to great employment support – not just whilst you’re here, but throughout your working life.

*HESA Graduate Outcomes 2018/19 (UK domiciled, other activities excluded).
**HESA – Initially awarded in 2016, maintained in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Joint-first in 2020 and 2021.
***Permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.