About HIC


HIC provides an excellent opportunity to enter UK higher education. We offer Undergraduate and Postgraduate Pathways that result in the award of a University of Hertfordshire Degree.


  1. The University of Hertfordshire is one of the most improved Universities in the UK, climbing 16 places in the latest ranking (Guardian University Guide, 2015).

  2. HIC is located in the historic town of Hatfield, which is just a 25-minute train journey from Central London.

  3. The University of Hertfordshire offers some of the best UK university sports facilities and a world-class 1,500 capacity entertainment venue.

  4. HIC pathway students receive unparalleled academic support, with small class sizes and additional tutorials.

  5. HIC is the UK's longest established on-campus pathway college in the UK.


The University of Hertfordshire's College Lane and De Havilland Campuses in Hatfield.


Start in: September, January or May


Students from over 120 countries worldwide


Why HIC?

Welcome to HIC

Welcome to the HIC website, I am delighted that you are considering joining us in the College to study on one of the many pathway courses we provide with our highly respected partner, the University of Hertfordshire.

By choosing to study with us, 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 centre of Hertfordshire, HIC provides you with the opportunity to make friends with other students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Our 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. We are here to prepare you for life's challenges, as well as giving you every support by helping you settle in the UK and ensuring you are equipped for the commitment to study and pass your degree.

From the moment you enrol on your chosen course at HIC, you will be a member of the University of Hertfordshire with access to all the first-class study, sport and social facilities on campus. Please have a good look at the website and the exciting opportunities available to you by choosing HIC for your study pathway.

I look forward to personally welcoming you to HIC, and to helping you achieve your ambition.

Bob Baddeley
College Director and Principal