The University of Gloucestershire is a public university situated in Gloucestershire with three campuses in total. The university is situated in two locations with two campuses in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester which is Francis Close Hall, The Park, and Oxstalls, respectively. The university gained its status in the year 2001, before which its roots can be traced back to the 19th century when two distinct strands of educational provisions in Gloucestershire merged to form the University of Gloucestershire, UK.
The university consists of 8 distinct schools of study which are School of Art and Design, School of Business and Technology, School of Education, School of Health and Social Care, School of Liberal and Performing Arts, School of Media, School of Natural and Social Sciences, and the School of Sport and Exercise. Along with the taught programs, the schools are also responsible for leading the university's research as well as commercial activities in their respective fields. Students have a range of courses and subjects to choose from as it offers more than 80 undergraduate courses, 57 post-graduate as well as Ph.D. degrees. The University is a diverse, vibrant community of 12,000 students and 1,500 staff