University of Gloucestershire Profile

The University of Gloucestershire is one of the top new universities in England, offering a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate masters and PhD degrees. It also offers accredited and non-accredited short courses which encourage professional and personal development.

The Department of Education offers a range of initial teacher education (ITE) routes to Qualified Teacher Status. The primary and secondary teacher training programmes are awarded consistently high grades by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED).

The University offers professionally accredited courses including those from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, the Chartered Institute of Marketing.


- According to The Complete University Guide, it is ranked 58th in 2009 and 71st in 2010.

- 63rd out of 117 Leading UK universities (Guardian 2010).

- 68th nationally in The Times Good University Guide 2010.

- Placed among the Top 5 modern UK universities (Complete University Guide 2009).

- Ranked No.1 in the Green People and Planet League of Universities 2008 and awarded a Green Gown for Continuous Improvement (2008).

- Placed as one of the top ten new universities in the Good University Guide (The Independent 2008).

- The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) results for Higher Education institutions shows that the University has work of ‘world-leading’ quality in five of its research areas.

- The Times Higher Education Supplement League Table on Overall Student Experience placed the University in the top 3 of all the ‘new universities’ in December 2007, and 12th of all UK universities for Overall Quality of Life in March 2008.

- 73rd nationally in the Daily Telegraph University Ranking 2007.