Department for Lifelong Learning
Your journey starts here
We have over 40 years’ experience of welcoming adults back into education. We value life and work experience, and lack of traditional entry qualifications is no barrier to entry.
Support for mature students
Find out about the support we can offer you, from study skills advice to being assigned your very own mentor
Full-time degrees with a foundation year
Our degrees with foundation year are designed to give people without standard university entry qualifications the best possible preparation for success on the degree of their choice.
Part-time degrees with a foundation year
Our part-time degrees with foundation year are for people who don’t have standard university entry qualifications and want to study towards a degree on a part-time basis.
Certificates in Higher Education
Our Certificates in Higher Education are specially designed for people who are looking for shorter flexible part-time courses of study.
Part-time foundation programme
This course is for people who are unsure about which subject they want to study, need some extra preparation prior to applying for a degree course, or can’t immediately commit to full-time study.
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