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Why study with us?

Study Locally

We provide you with the opportunity to study a degree on your doorstep with the added benefits of staying at home, saving money and juggling your studies around existing commitments.

Degrees accredited by top universities

Our degree and higher-level qualifications are accredited by partner universities including Sheffield Hallam University and University of Hull, giving you access to top-quality Higher Education courses closer to home.

Fantastic student experience

Whether you study within UCR or at one of our College campuses, the student experience is one of a kind. Our small student numbers and friendly team of staff means that you will feel valued.

You can volunteer as a Student Ambassador to support with Open Events, run for a role in the Student Union or become a Student Voice Representative, building your CV and employability skills whilst having your say.

Our comprehensive enrichment activities are also on offer to provide you with the opportunity to try new things, develop new skills and meet a variety of new people outside of the classroom.

In the latest National Student Survey, results showed that University Centre Rotherham is over 5% above average for teaching, learning opportunities, and overall satisfaction.”

Small, friendly campus

You will have access to our purpose-built Higher Education campus, University Centre Rotherham (UCR), which is based near our Rotherham College Town Centre Campus. You will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes and learn within a friendly, tight-knit community that will help support you with your studies.

High quality degrees, low fees

As we offer lower fees than most traditional universities that charge £9,000 per year or over, our courses are excellent value for money. This doesn’t substitute the quality of your education – you just pay less for a fully accredited degree awarded by one of our partner universities.

Access to specialist facilities

We have fantastic facilities designed to reflect real working environments and standards, fitted with the latest equipment and resources so you can develop the sought-after skills needed in today’s workplace.

Industry experienced teaching professionals

Our talented team of lecturers bring with them expert knowledge in their fields and a breadth of experience to their teaching. Our academic staff are passionate about the development and achievements of their students.

Supportive and caring learning environment

Learning within a small, friendly campus means that you won’t get lost in the crowd. Our staff take the time to get to know you as an individual and will provide you with the one-to-one support and guidance you deserve whilst undertaking your course. You will have access to our Student Services team and Progress Tutors who can help you stay on track with your studies and overcome any obstacles you may face.

Flexible study around your commitments

We offer courses on both a full and part-time basis so you can fit studying alongside your existing commitments. Some of our full-time courses are delivered over only one to two days a week (depending on subject area), allowing even full-time courses to be accessible to those who wish to fit learning into their busy schedules.

Excellent employer links

Our extensive employer links ensure that our curriculum matches that of local and regional skill needs as well as offering you experience and future employment opportunities.

You will be able to participate in guest speaker sessions and visits from industry experts to equip you with invaluable knowledge about your dream career.

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