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Unsure what course to study?

You just need to answer three simple questions about your study preferences, interests and predicted grades and we can suggest courses that might suit you.

  • 1 Study type
  • 2 Your Interests
  • 3 Your Grades
Question 1

How would you prefer to study?

Question 2

What are your interests?

Question 3

What grades have you achieved or are predicted?

These results are a suggestion of courses you may want to explore but are by no means a definitive list and individual entry requirements do apply.

University Level

You don’t have to travel far to get a great degree level qualification.

  • University Centre Stamford is among the best places to study at University Level in the UK (The National Teaching excellence Framework (TEF)
  • Our students voted in the top 5% nationally for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2018)
  • We were awarded the TEF Silver Award in recognition of the excellent teaching and learning opportunities we provide for our students (2017)
UCS Business

Worried about the impact of Covid-19 on your education?

You’re not alone! Did you know last year record numbers of students entered clearing on purpose for reasons other than their grades? And this is expected to rise as concerns about moving away, staying safe in a new environment, and the increased cost of relocating for university is placing doubt in the minds of thousands of university applicants.

University Centre Stamford is a great alternative to studying for your degree level qualification. As an added bonus, the flexibility of HNC, HNDs and Foundation Degrees means you can then re-evaluate all your options of whether you should continue with your studies and top-up your qualification to a full BA/​BSc Hons degree at University in juts one year, go straight into work or take a gap year.


Within four months of graduating from my course I was offered Junior Photographer at one of the biggest Photographer companies - Kurt Geiger!


Thanks to the great employer links at UCS, I secured a placement whilst studying at Dsquared. I now work full time at Dsquared and I love it!


Studying for my degree was the best thing I ever did. I have been appointed as an Outdoor Education Lead for a local school where I will build and implement a forest school education from scratch.

Why choose us?

Our class sizes rarely exceed 15 students so you'll find greater 1-2-1 support, and access to resources at UCS. This also allows us to get to know you, your work-life challenges and your career goals.

Studying local and saving on your living expenses also means you could avoid debt up to £26,970 over a three year period!

We get employers involved in your learning through work experience and guest lecturing, and ensure you have access to industry standard equipment so you’re developing the skills and experience employers want!

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Our classes rarely exceed 15 students, meaning your tutor has more time to support you and you have better access to resources. We also provide tailored one-to-one academic support and careers advice to all of our students meaning you have the best opportunity to succeed in your studies and life beyond.

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Choosing to study with us can save you tens of thousands of pounds. Our fees up to £3000 per year less than most universities, but that’s not all. The average UK student spends £26,970 over a three-year period on living expenses. If you study without moving away then you can avoid this debt.

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You can decide to study for one year for a Higher National Certificate, or 2 years for a Higher National Diploma

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At UCS we understand that employers are looking for industry-relevant experience from the graduates they hire. That’s why our courses have employer involvement and work experience and are delivered by lecturers who have spent time working in the sectors they teach in. This approach has resulted in 89% of our students being in further study or employment within six months of graduating. You will be supported in CV writing, interview skills and self-promotion techniques to enable you to gain that all-important experience required to break into employment.

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A Higher National Diploma is only 2 years in duration and you will be issued with a qualification after this period.

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You can top-up to a full degree. In fact, Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma can be a fast track to university.

Useful Info: Getting here, finance and fees.

Find out more about how to get here, and the support available with finance and fees.

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