About Us

Welcome to the TEF Gold rated University Centre South Devon. We offer a range of degrees and our recent QAA review and student satisfaction results rated us as best in the South West.

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Five reasons to study here

There are countless reasons to study with us, but we think that these are what make us a unique Higher Education institution and the best place for you to study towards your degree.

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Student Finance

Getting a degree is a great investment. Our unique bursaries make studying your degree with us more affordable, whilst still offering first-class facilities and teaching.

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How to apply

Although the UCAS deadline is 15th January there are plenty of opportunities to apply throughout the year still, with UCAS Extra and Clearing.

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Entry requirements

We assess every application on its own merit. This means that even if you don't meet the specified requirements, you may still be able to study with us.

Request a prospectus

Check out the degree level courses available at our University Centre and order our new prospectus.

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Upcoming events
3rd October, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

AAT Plymouth Open Event

Thinking about studying Accountancy? South Devon College is offering AAT courses at Plymouth Science Park; courses will be starting the week commencing 9th October. To find out more come along…

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10th October, 2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

University Centre South Devon Open Evening

At the University Centre South Devon we offer a wide range of foundation degrees in areas including psychology, yacht operations, engineering, sustainable construction and much more. We also offer full…

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12th October, 2017 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

7 Chefs from England’s Seafood Coast

South Devon College is hosting a taste-filled evening at Horizon’s Restaurant on Thursday 12th October.  This is a unique opportunity to sample world-class local seafood from seven of the Bay’s…

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18th October, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

South Devon High School Parent Information Evening

The South Devon High School Parent Information Evening offers learners and their parents and guardians the opportunity to come and meet with staff, view our facilities and find out more…

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25th October, 2017 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Apprenticeships Information Drop-in Session

Are you thinking about taking up an apprenticeship? At South Devon College we can help – come in and talk to our staff about the options available. Whether you already…

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16th November, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Heathfield Professional Centre Drop-in Session

Come and visit the Professional Centre at Heathfield to discuss business and professional courses and meet our team. Subjects include management, accounting, HR, apprenticeships and many more. Support and advice…

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16th November, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

South Devon College Open Evening

The South Devon College Open Evening offers learners or people thinking of returning to study the opportunity to come and meet with staff, view our facilities and find out more…

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30th November, 2017 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Apprenticeships Information Drop-in Session

Are you thinking about taking up an apprenticeship? At South Devon College we can help – come in and talk to our staff about the options available. Whether you already…

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Latest news
18th September 2017

South Devon College launches dedicated health and care facility in Torquay

South Devon College is expanding its offer of courses in health and care professions to include a new base in Torquay.  The Centre for Health and Care Professions, located at…

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14th September 2017

Students pass Foundation Art and Design course with flying colours achieving 100% distinction

South Devon College is celebrating the success of their Foundation Art and Design students who achieved a fantastic 100% pass rate at distinction level. This unique qualification will prepare the…

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13th September 2017

Level 3 Make-up Artistry students take centre stage

Level 3 Make-up Artistry students from South Devon College will be putting their skills into professional practice. The group will be applying stage make-up to the cast members of the…

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12th September 2017

New apprenticeship opportunities in Human Resources at South Devon College

South Devon College’s Business Advantage is excited to announce the delivery of the recently approved CIPD Level 5 HR Consultant/Partner apprenticeship and the Level 3 HR Support apprenticeship from its…

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11th September 2017

Over 1000 people gather for University Centre South Devon’s annual Graduation Ceremony

Students from University Centre South Devon (UCSD) celebrated the completion of their degrees this week, as they graduated in front of more than 800 guests at the Riviera International Centre,…

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30th August 2017

Ethan Howe qualifies for national final of SkillBuild 2017

South Devon College Roofing and Tiling student Ethan Howe (18, Plymouth) was one of the highest scoring competitors from this year’s SkillBuild competition, qualifying for the UK National Finals. Ethan’s…

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29th August 2017

Trainee Nursing Associates look forward to their second semester at University Centre South Devon

The first cohort of Trainee Nursing Associates have successfully completed the first semester of their foundation degree in Healthcare Practice (Nursing Associate) at University Centre South Devon (UCSD). The Nursing…

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24th August 2017

South Devon High School celebrate GCSE results

South Devon High School has cause for celebration today as pupils collected their GCSE results. Many students exceeded their targets and are now looking forward to progressing into further study….

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Resounding success for students collecting their GCSE results at South Devon College

South Devon College is enjoying another year of success as students of all ages collected their GCSE results this morning. Many students achieved their goals and improved their grades to…

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The student voice

We place great importance in your experience with us. We encourage every student to be involved in our student body, and provide a range of activities so that you can have your say.

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