Why Choose Us?
Hertfordshire International College (HIC) offers students a modern and dynamic educational experience to study at a modern, business-facing University. We are committed to providing educational pathways and support services in an environment that encourages you to achieve excellence in your studies.
By choosing to study with HIC, you will have access to a wide range of courses and an exciting choice of modules – all designed to prepare you for your chosen degree. Located on the vibrant and modern University of Hertfordshire campus which is located in the center of Hatfield, HIC provides you with the opportunity to make friends with other students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
HIC’s academic and support staff are committed to your success and will work with you as you prepare for the challenges and rewards of study in an ambitious and world-class UK university. HIC is here to prepare you for life’s challenges, as well as providing support by helping you settle in the UK and ensuring you are equipped for the commitment to study and pass your degree.
- 20 minutes from London by train
- 2nd Safest University Town in the East of England (Complete University Guide - Crime Statistics - England and Wales, 2017)
- One of the world's top 150 universities under 50 years old (Times Higher Education, THE, Young Universities Rankings 2018)
- Top 10 University for graduate employment (Times Higher Education, THE, 2016)
- Over 96,5% of graduates in employment or further study six months after graduation (Destination of Leavers From Higher Education 2016/17)
- Among the top 20% of the world's most international Universities (Times Higher Education, THE, 2016)
Amazing careers start here
Every course here at Hertfordshire is designed to help you blaze a trail in your chosen career. Created with direct input from innovative employers, informed by groundbreaking research and backed up with incredible careers support, these really are degrees with a difference.
All the right connections
Our vision is to be internationally renowned as the UK’s business-leading University. That means we work with big blue-chip companies, public sector organisations, professional bodies and entrepreneurial smaller enterprises to open up all kinds of exciting employment opportunities for you.
These organisations help shape our courses, offer valuable work placements and give regular talks to share first-hand industry insights. Their input means you’ll pick up exactly the skills today’s companies need. No wonder they take on so many of our graduates after studying’s done.
Placements that put you ahead
We have a fantastic reputation with both employers and students for our placement opportunities, which range from vacation work to game-changing, full-year placements. Every year hundreds of students take huge strides forward
in their career by getting involved – many even land their first graduate job based on their placement’s success.
Outstanding careers support
CareerHub is our world-class careers portal, updated daily to give you 24/7 access to expert careers support, online resources and the latest graduate, placement and work experience jobs.
It’s run by our Careers, Employment and Enterprise Service, a friendly, expert team on hand to give you all the career and recruitment support you need. They also run a packed schedule of events, workshops and fairs, honing your skills and putting you face-to-face with great employers.Brooke Cagle / Unsplash
Nurturing new entrepreneurs
There’s a real entrepreneurial spirit here at Hertfordshire and the skills you’ll learn can also help you get a brand new business off the ground. We have dedicated enterprise advisers who can give you plenty of great advice, whether you want to work as a freelancer, start your own company, or set up a social enterprise or not-for-profit venture.
We also run inspirational speaker events, an annual competition for budding entrepreneurs and a business start-up programme to help you fast-track your ideas with the support of mentors. You can even grow your business alongside your studies by basing yourself in our Incubation Centre.
Here for you, long after you leave
Those first years after university can really define your future, so our Careers, Employment and Enterprise team
offer you support for two years after you graduate, or three years if you’re starting up a business.
You’ll also automatically become a member of our Alumni Association, giving you great opportunities to network, get
to know other graduates working in your field and hear about new career opportunities.
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