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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming events
24th January, 2018 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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24th January, 2018 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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25th January, 2018 6:30 pm

Burns Night Supper at Horizons Restaurant

Thursday 25th January 2018, at 6.30pm, for only £15.50 per person. View the menu here. To book please contact Horizons Restaurant on 01803 540442.

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31st January, 2018 6:15 pm

Hunts Cider Dinner at Horizons Restaurant

Wednesday 31st January 2018, at 6.15pm, for only £18.95 per person. View the menu here. To book please contact Horizons Restaurant on 01803 540442.

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5th February, 2018 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Finance and Accounting Information Session (Plymouth Based)

Interested in a career in accounting? Not sure where to start? Come and attend an information session and find out more about studying accounting and finance courses. The session will…

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7th February, 2018 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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8th February, 2018 6:30 pm

Chinese Night at Horizons Restaurant

Thursday 8th February 2018, at 6.30pm, for only £15.50 per person. View the menu here. To book please contact Horizons Restaurant on 01803 540442.

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15th February, 2018 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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21st February, 2018 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

University Centre South Devon Information Evening

At the University Centre South Devon, we offer a wide range of Foundation Degrees in areas including Tourism & Hospitality, Marine Technologies, History with English, Fashion with Textiles and much…

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5th March, 2018 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Finance and Accounting Information Session (Plymouth Based)

Interested in a career in accounting? Not sure where to start? Come and attend an information session and find out more about studying accounting and finance courses. The session will…

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6th March, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Finance and Accounting Information Session (Plymouth Based)

Interested in a career in accounting? Not sure where to start? Come and attend an information session and find out more about studying accounting and finance courses. The session will…

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8th March, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Google Digital Garage Workshops

South Devon College are excited to be hosting the Google Digital Garage team during National Apprenticeships Week for two exciting (and free) training sessions. Both sessions aim to enhance businesses…

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8th March, 2018 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The South Devon College Apprenticeship Awards 2018

As part of National Apprenticeships Week, South Devon College are once again celebrating the success of our apprentices, employers and staff with an annual Apprenticeship Awards Ceremony. This invite only…

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15th March, 2018 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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15th March, 2018 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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27th March, 2018 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

UCSD Applicant Event

Applicant events at the University Centre South Devon have been tailored specifically for the course you have applied for, and are designed to help you make an informed decision about…

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23rd May, 2018 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

UCSD Applicant Event

Applicant events at the University Centre South Devon have been tailored specifically for the course you have applied for, and are designed to help you make an informed decision about…

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Latest news
19th January 2018

Business Students depart for Erasmus+ Mobility to Germany

Eight business students are taking part in an Erasmus+ funded ‘Business Game’ with our partner college, RBZ Wirtschaft in Kiel, Germany. The group departed yesterday and will begin working with…

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4th January 2018

Employer Success: Dawlish Tyre and Auto Centre

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a programme developed to upskill employees within small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Devon and Somerset. SSW provide recognised, accredited qualifications and…

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30th December 2017

Principal Stephen Criddle awarded OBE in New Year’s Honours List

The Principal of South Devon College, Stephen Criddle, has been awarded an OBE for Services to Education in the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours List. The New Year’s Honours List…

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18th December 2017

UCSD graduate showcases dissertation at national primate conference

BSc Applied Animal Science graduate Susan Hill recently presented her dissertation during a Primate Society of Great Britain (PSGB) meeting at London’s Royal Geographical Society. The meeting was to commemorate…

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15th December 2017

South Devon High School Success: Students’ Union President Natasha Fox

We spoke to Natasha Fox about her progression from South Devon High School to the Level 3 Uniformed Public Services course at South Devon College. She also talks about her…

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South Devon College Shortlisted for ‘FE College of the Year’

South Devon College is delighted to have been shortlisted for the TES FE Awards 2018 ‘FE College of the Year’ category. The awards celebrate excellent and innovative practice across the further education…

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12th December 2017

Dr Andrea Gaion’s Blue Shark Project features in BBC Wildlife Magazine

South Devon College Lecturer Dr Andrea Gaion is carrying out research on blue sharks. The study involves taking skin biopsies to gather data from the sharks using a biopsy dart,…

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8th December 2017

South Devon College Ranked for Prestigious Investors in People Award 2017

South Devon College has been named as a leader in people management practice globally, having been ranked as a finalist in the ‘Platinum Employer of the Year (250 – 4,999…

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7th December 2017

Chrissie Morgan named ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at the Youth and Business Achievement Awards 2017

Established by the 16–24 Work Club Kingsbridge, the Youth and Business Achievement Awards aim to ‘recognise, celebrate, inspire and motivate local 16–24 year olds and local employers, businesses and professionals…

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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.