Anyone who has the right qualifications and/or experience can do a university course. For example:
- Students who come straight from 6th form or college
- Mature students aged 18+ who want to return to education
- Individuals who are working in industry and want to study for qualifications to progress within their profession
We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. We offer a number of financial support options to help you go further by staying local. You don’t need to pay for your tuition fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England.
They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn. You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to help support your living costs. For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance
No, not necessarily. In general, applicants to our undergraduate courses are normally expected to have completed level 3 qualifications – i.e. A-levels, BTEC Extended Diploma or equivalent – as well as a minimum of 3 GCSEs or equivalent including maths and English at grade C or above (grades 4 – 9 in the new grading system).
However, we do encourage applications from those who may not have the standard entry requirements, but may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work experience. We also offer a number of Optional Integrated Foundation Entry routes and Access to Higher Education courses for those not quite ready for a Foundation Degree.
Our lecturers have notable industry links and excellent, up-to-date subject knowledge, as well as extensive teaching experience.
New full-time foundation degree students may be offered a bursary gift to help with their studies.
Our competitive fees and local campus help keep costs down and avoid running up unnecessary debt.
For those not quite ready for a Foundation Degree, many of our courses offer an Optional Integrated Foundation Entry route. We also have a range of Access to Higher Education courses.
Our courses are validated by leading institutions such as the University of Central Lancashire, Liverpool John Moores University and University of Cumbria.
You don’t need to pay your fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans are available for many students through Student Finance England to cover the cost of your course fees.
Full-time courses often only mean attending University for up to 15 hours per week and many of our courses have a part-time option too, so you can fit your study around work and family life.