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At the Hugh Baird University Centre, we believe in giving you the time to be the very best you can be and fulfil your ultimate potential.

Studying with us will equip you with all the valuable skills needed to excel in your chosen subject area, as well the benefit of amazing tutor knowledge, excellent facilities and inspiring programmes of study. The clock is ticking; there's no better time to choose an exciting future.

Time for change. Time for opportunity. Time for possibilities. Time for HBUC.

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What you can study:

Our degree courses are filling fast, so be sure to apply and secure a place for September!

Courses approved by

  • University of Central Lancashire
  • Liverpool John Moores University

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your time at university is an important chapter in your life, and it can be a big commitment. But we can help you get all the information you need to make the right decisions for your future.

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

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.

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About the Hugh Baird University Centre

Housed in our multi-million pound state-of-the-art building, our University Centre is the dedicated place for all of our 400+ degree-level students studying with us.

With a relaxed open-plan study area, a specialist library and resource centre, a flexible performance space, and some great refreshment areas, everything you need is right here on campus.

We’re continually investing in our facilities and resources to help our students get the very best from their university experience. Alongside our superb creative facilities, unique enterprise zone and extensive digital library of study materials, we’re committed to expanding our courses with extensive industry links and highly experienced lecturers.

Money Matters

We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. Investing in your future doesn’t need to be a financial burden. We offer a number of financial support options to help you go further by staying local.

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Life in Liverpool

We are located in the suburb of Bootle, approximately four miles outside of Liverpool’s vibrant city centre. The city’s reputation for friendly, down to earth people, passionate sporting roots, comedy and music is known worldwide.

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Career Focused

We work with many different industries to ensure that our programmes have that vocational edge. The courses are work related, aimed at those who prefer to take a vocational route and build up skills to develop their careers. They include the skills and knowledge you will require to progress in the real world and succeed in the competitive jobs market.

Not quite ready for a Foundation Degree?

Our ‘Foundation Degree with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry’ courses are designed for those who want to study for a foundation degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications.

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Why choose us?

  1. Our lecturers have notable industry links and excellent, up-to-date subject knowledge, as well as extensive teaching experience.

  2. Our competitive fees and local campus help keep costs down and avoid running up unnecessary debt.

  3. 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.

  4. Our courses are validated by leading institutions such as the University of Central Lancashire and Liverpool John Moores University.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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