University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire Vicarage St, Luton LU1 3JU, UK

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Postgraduate study opportunities at University of Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire is a modern university with a vibrant and cosmopolitan student population that includes around 20,000 students from over 100 countries. It offers a wide variety of research-informed courses, which believes in nurturing students to become educated, employable and entrepreneurial global citizens.

Whether you’re looking to further your knowledge, or are embarking on a career change, Bedfordshire will help you to develop the essential skills and knowledge to become an expert in your industry. You’ll learn in industry-standard facilities, and be taught by expert academics, many of whom are still actively involved in industry. Our professional environment prepares you for life beyond graduation, and helps you to gain the transferable skills and professional attributes that organisations compete to employ.

Postgraduate Taught Courses

The advantages of studying at the University of Bedfordshire have never been greater:

  • Courses taught by leading experts in their fields, with many lecturers presenting their work at international and national conferences.
  • Teaching informed by research, with over half our research rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
  • Multiple start points for those courses with ‘block delivery’, family-friendly attendance modes and part-time study options.
  • First-class facilities, equipment and resources, including our libraries at the Luton and Bedford campuses.
  • A brand new STEM building providing state-of-the-art science and technology facilities.
  • Excellent location, with central London only 25 minutes away from Luton and 40 minutes away from Bedford.
  • Industry links that provide a broad range of training and accredited professional courses.

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Postgraduate Open Events

Attending a Postgraduate Online Open Evening is a great way to find out more about a course, your academics, and the application process.

To find out more about postgraduate study at Beds, register for our next event.

Scholarships, bursaries and other funding

For information about fees and funding including the £1000 VC Scholarship for first year international students starting a postgraduate degree, UK postgraduate alumni discounts and bursaries please see our website

Postgraduate Research Degrees

Bedfordshire is committed to working with some of the most vulnerable groups in society and the case studies featured in this campaign are reflective of our values, showcasing how research conducted by universities can bring immediate and applicable benefits to society.

Overall, 60% of University of Bedfordshire’s research and 50% of its impact was judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

At Beds, our research areas include:

  • Business and Management
  • Computing
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language and Communication
  • Health
  • Media and Communications
  • Social Policy and Social Work

Research Graduate School

The Research Graduate School (RGS) works closely with the research institutes to ensure that all students have appropriate support throughout their studies and access to training and development programmes that will complement their research and provide a foundation for their future careers.

The University welcomes research degree applications – please see the research areas for a full list of topics supported, funding options and how to apply.

Student testimonials:

JOSHUA, Doctor of Philosophy (IRAC Computing)

“Whilst studying my Master’s at Bedfordshire, I found the resources and support to be outstanding, and this is what motivated me to continue onto my PhD here. The lecturers and support staff are always available and very supportive.”

IOANA, Digital Marketing MSc

“For my Masters I used the library the most – it is open 24 hours which is really useful. Most postgraduate students have part-time jobs which means they can use the library around their schedule. It’s a modern, quiet space that is really colourful, it gives you the feeling that you want to study and make the best out of your degree.”


You get the best of all worlds with our campus locations in Luton and Bedford. Colourful, culturally diverse towns with a long history and strong sense of community, big enough to offer a tempting choice of shops, sports and entertainments.

Beautiful countryside, framed by the Chiltern Hills, is on your doorstep as well as villages perfect for a pub lunch. Want a bit of the big-city buzz? Well, London is just a short train journey from Luton and Bedford.

Our Luton campus is also conveniently located close to Luton Airport, where you can take advantage of cheap international flights to many destinations in Europe and beyond!


The University of Bedfordshire boasts a range of high-quality facilities. There’s a specialised Art and Design building, Alexon House and industry-quality equipment such as Business Pods and a mock court room for law students.

Aside from the new STEM Building that opened in 2019, students also have other state-of the art facilities such as the seven-storey library on the Luton campus. Opened in 2016, students can access more than 300,000 books, plus 6,000 ebooks here, and make use of 900 computers. There are spaces for both, silent study and group work, and even a café!

Sporty students will appreciate the Physical Education and Sports Science Centre on the Bedford campus, where world-class athletes trained ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games.

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