Rankings of University of Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire is a publicly funded university located in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, England. One of the main campuses, in Luton, is home to the university’s Business, Media, Art & Design, Science, Computing, Law, Psychology, and Social Sciences schools. The Bedford campus is just a twenty minute walk from the town centre, and is home to the Primary Education, Secondary Education, Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences, and Tourism schools.

Latest ranking updates for University of Bedfordshire
  • March 2024: Publication of Scimago Institutions Rankings. Ranking position #1930.
  • December 2023: Urap announced latest results of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance with University of Bedfordshire in position 2467.
  • December 2023: Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments - ShanghaiRanking (Sport Science) update. University of Bedfordshire achieves place 201.
  • October 2023: THE Times Higher Education, UK announced latest results of THE World University Rankings by Subject (Business and Economics) with University of Bedfordshire in position 401.

University rankings

    • #106 
    • #130 
    The Times Good University Guide
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #316 
    • #122 
    The Guardian League Table
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #105 
    • #127 
    CUG The Complete University Guide
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #77 
    • #1001 
    THE World University Rankings
    [Published 27 September, 2023]
    • #87 
    • #1930 
    Scimago Institutions Rankings
    [Published 06 March, 2024]
    • #17 
    • #251 
    THE Young University Rankings
    [Published 03 July, 2023]
    • #77 
    • #2467 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 19 December, 2023]
    • #78 
    • #571 
    StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
    [Published 06 September, 2021]
    • #82 
    • #1765 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 31 July, 2023]
    • #75 
    • #898 
    THE China Subject Ratings Overall
    [Published 11 May, 2022]

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Subject rankings

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #7 
    • #7 
    Music
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #45 
    • #54 
    Music
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Business

    • #73 
    • #86 
    Marketing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Computer Science

    • #80 
    • #101 
    Computer Science
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #90 
    • #112 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Education

    • #32 
    • #42 
    Education
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #36 
    • #47 
    Education
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #58 
    • #70 
    Education
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #46 
    • #401 
    Education
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]

Languages & Literature

    • #24 
    • #31 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Law

    • #73 
    • #90 
    Law
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #80 
    • #98 
    Law
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #81 
    • #100 
    Law
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Natural Sciences

    • #56 
    • #73 
    Biology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #72 
    • #92 
    Psychology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #80 
    • #102 
    Psychology
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #83 
    • #104 
    Psychology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #58 
    • #501 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #12 
    • #18 
    Social Work
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #40 
    • #50 
    Social Work
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #49 
    • #61 
    Social Work
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #44 
    • #55 
    Sociology
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #71 
    • #84 
    Sociology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Sports Science

    • #32 
    • #38 
    Sports Science
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #40 
    • #51 
    Sports Science
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #45 
    • #59 
    Sports Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Highest subject rankings for University of Bedfordshire

Music The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#7 
Arts Visual & Performing
Social Work CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#18 
Social Studies & Humanities
English CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#31 
Languages & Literature
Sports Science The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#38 
Sports Science
Education The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#42 
Education
Biology The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#73 
Natural Sciences
Marketing CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#86 
Business
Law The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#90 
Law
Computer Science The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#101 
Computer Science

Student Ratings for University of Bedfordshire

Student satisfaction:
3.7 (based on 781 student ratings)
google logo Google ratings:
3.7 (based on 676 student ratings)
facebook logo Facebook ratings:
4.1 (based on 105 student ratings)

I’ve earned myself two degrees from Bedfordshire now and I really believe it’s one of the best universities in the UK. The staff and the facilities are amazing. The lecturers really take the time to get to know you and they help you with any issues you have with your assignments. I can happily recommend this university to all my friends and family!”

About University of Bedfordshire

PROS

  • The laboratories are particularly impressive, according to students, but they also highlight the quality of the facilities in general.
  • The university is praised by students for being located right in the heart of the town centre. This allows them to make the most of their free time between classes.
  • Ranked among the global top 1,000 by Times Higher Education. This can be a helpful advantage when applying for high -level job positions.

CONS

  • Numerous students have complained that some teachers are less passionate than others. However, this may be a simple preference for certain teaching styles.

Key facts

Foundation year:
1882
Telephone:
+44 1234 400400
Address:
University Square
LU1 3JU, Luton
England UK
Website:
https://www.beds.ac.uk/
Social:

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 5.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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NSS Aggregate Student reviews

Below you see the results of University of Bedfordshire for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall student satisfaction
72 /100
409 total respondents

THE Student Experience Survey by Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education has surveyed 20251 undergraduate students in the UK about their study experience. 105 students of University of Bedfordshire participated in the survey.

Below you'll find the results for each of the survey questions for University of Bedfordshire in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall score: 68.8

Student composition of University of Bedfordshire

Business and Management:
4415
Nursing and Midwifery:
1755
Computing:
1310
Education and Teaching:
1225
Sociology:
1040
English Studies:
445
Psychology:
440
Law:
395
Creative Arts and Design:
380
Social Policy:
350
Biosciences:
310
Allied Health:
305
Sport and Exercise Sciences:
255
Economics:
200
Electrical And Electronic Engineering:
75
Performing Arts:
65
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy:
55
Agriculture, Food and Related Studies:
40
Architecture, Building and Planning:
40
Veterinary Sciences:
5
India:
2940
Nigeria:
255
Pakistan:
245
China:
240
Bangladesh:
140
Nepal:
50
Vietnam:
30
Jordan:
15
Ghana:
15
Sri Lanka:
15
Nicaragua:
10
Kenya:
10
United Arab Emirates:
10
Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China):
10
Qatar:
5
Kuwait:
5
Colombia:
5
Saudi Arabia:
5
British Virgin Islands:
5
United States:
5
Albania:
5
Bahrain:
5
Zimbabwe:
5
Uganda:
5
Tanzania:
5
Morocco:
5
Egypt:
5
Congo (Democratic Republic) {formerly Zaire}:
5
Moldova:
5

Campuses of University of Bedfordshire

Bedford Campus
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Luton Campus
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Aylesbury Campus
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Milton Keynes Campus
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Shuttleworth College
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Bedford College
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Emil Dale Academy
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Putteridge Bury campus
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FAQ

University of Bedfordshire ranks #99 in England UK in our meta ranking of 112 university rankings. See rankings of all 382 universities in England UK.

University of Bedfordshire ranks #1 in Luton in our meta ranking.

University of Bedfordshire is listed in The Times Good University Guide, The Guardian League Table, CUG The Complete University Guide, THE World University Rankings, Scimago Institutions Rankings, THE Young University Rankings and more. See all 16 rankings of University of Bedfordshire.

University of Bedfordshire achieved #122 in The Guardian League Table. This is the university’s highest ranking in the 112 rankings tracked on our website. See all rankings for University of Bedfordshire.

University of Bedfordshire achieved the highest ranking for Medicine & Health. It is ranked #5 in The Guardian University League Tables by Subject (Mental Health Nursing). See all subject rankings for University of Bedfordshire.

A large number of university rankings include surveys among academics on reputation. In our meta ranking of 112 university rankings University of Bedfordshire ranks #1 among universities in Luton and #99 among universities in England UK. See all rankings of University of Bedfordshire.

In our meta ranking University of Bedfordshire ranks #99 among all universities in England UK and University of Oxford ranks #1. Apart from rankings you may also want to see the ratings from students who attended the universities.