Huddersfield International Study Centre
Founded in 1825, the University of Huddersfield – originally the Huddersfield Scientific and Mechanic Institute – has a longstanding tradition of providing vocational education.
Today, with student numbers at more than 24,000, the university continues to emphasise professional experience alongside academic study, with all students given the opportunity to undertake work placements and sandwich courses. Around 70% of Huddersfield students gain a professional qualification alongside their main degree and many courses also include a new language as an extra module.
Aided by strong industry links, Huddersfield also prides itself in being a leader in the field of enterprise. It supports self-starters and was awarded with the THE Entrepreneurial University of the Year award in 2012. Its new, state-of-the-art 3M Buckley Innovation Centre promotes innovation and collaboration between students, faculty and local business start-ups.
Overseas study opportunities are available to students within Europe and further afield via Huddersfield’s partnerships with Hong Kong Polytechnic University and SUNY (State University of New York), among others.
The university comprises seven academic schools and is located in Huddersfield town centre, alongside the picturesque Narrow Canal and tree-lined towpath, old bridges and converted mills.
It recently opened Student Central, a new £22.5m development that brings together learning and leisure facilities under one roof.
With a lower cost of living compared to other parts of the UK, Huddersfield is a popular student destination. Mid-way between Leeds and Manchester, it offers easy access to two major northern cities as well as the great outdoors. The Peak District National Park is also within easy reach, which offers activities such as hiking, rock climbing, caving, sailing, quad biking, horse riding and more.
Alumni of the university include the politician Lord David Blunkett, BBC Breakfast presenter Sally Nugent, the actor Rob James-Collier who played Thomas Barrow in Downton Abbey, and Adil Ray, who co-writes and stars in Citizen Khan.
Career-focused degrees prepare students for a great future
As one of the top providers of work placement courses in the UK (Higher Education Statistics Agency, 2013/14), Huddersfield has a strong reputation for helping students succeed in their chosen career.
The University offers professional work placements with most of its degree courses and has a practical approach to learning and teaching.
Students at the University of Huddersfield can access the Careers and Employability Service for advice, workshops, CV checks and interview techniques. The service also has specialist advisers for international students.
Study Group’s International Study Centre is based in the heart of the University of Huddersfield campus, set in a thriving Yorkshire town and less than an hour from Leeds and Manchester. Study Group’s unique global reach provides the International Study Centre with a growing number of international students each year. Our staff and tutors are specialists in preparing international students for the a UK university education, delivering the required academic knowledge, English language and study skills, supported by a state-of-the-art high technology learning environment.
International Study Centre programmes:
•International Foundation Year
•International Year One
•English Language Preparation/Pre-sessional English