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.


A big part of moving away to study is finding the right place to live. Our accommodation service can help you to find somewhere.

Upcoming Open Days

Our next event to find out more about UCSD is on Friday 17th August. Register your place here.

Upcoming events
16th August, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A-Level results plus Advice and Guidance

All South Devon College A-Level students are invited in to collect their results from 9:00am until 12.00pm in The Street. They will then be able to celebrate with classmates and…

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17th August, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Professional Courses Drop-in Session (Paignton Campus)

Come and visit the Professional Courses team at South Devon College to discuss business and professional courses and meet our team. Subjects include management, accounting, HR, apprenticeships and many more….

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17th August, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Finance and Accounting Information Session (Paignton Campus)

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.  You will have…

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17th August, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

University Centre South Devon Clearing Open Day

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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23rd August, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

GCSE results day plus Advice and Guidance

All students awaiting GCSE results are invited to come and collect their results from curriculum staff from 9am until 2pm. Our Helpzone team will be offering an impartial advice and…

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28th September, 2018 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

UCSD Graduation 2018

University Centre South Devon is proud to announce that it’s 2018 Graduation will be held on Friday 28th September at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay. Students who will…

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6th October, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Open Event

Click Here To Register   Join the team from South Devon College at our next Cross College Open Event on Saturday 6th October. Come along between 10am-1pm to find out…

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2nd November, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Further Education Student Awards 2018

South Devon College is proud to celebrate the success of it’s Further Education students in their annual awards ceremony. Students who have been nominated by staff across the College will…

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Latest news
9th July 2018

Students collaborate with seven chefs from England’s Seafood Coast

Hospitality and Catering students worked alongside seven local chefs for the annual Gala dinner at South Devon College’s fine-dining restaurant, Horizons. Visitors were treated to a delectable menu comprising six…

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5th July 2018

UCSD named winners of NUS Award 2018

University Centre South Devon (UCSD) and South Devon College Students’ Union is delighted to have won the ‘Relationships and Partnerships’ Award at the NUS Awards 2018. The category recognises how…

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4th July 2018

South Devon College student has work presented to UK Local Growth Minister

First year Level 3 UAL Fine Art Diploma student Jasmine Meekings has recently seen her work presented to a Minister in Westminster. Local Growth Minister Jake Berry MP agreed to…

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2nd July 2018

Health and Care student best in regional heat of WorldSkills UK

Level 3 Health and Social Care student Charlotte Heal achieved 1st place in a regional heat of the Worldskills Health and Social Care competition. The heat took place at South…

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29th June 2018

Pupils from across the bay discover the world of Hi-Tech at South Devon College

International Women in Engineering Day is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in the…

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28th June 2018

South Devon College recognise employer contribution to apprenticeships

South Devon College is excited to announce the launch of South Devon Business Partners, a new reward scheme designed to recognise the employers who actively support apprentices with the College….

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27th June 2018

South Devon College creative students collaborate to train aliens how to be human

South Devon College Film, Fashion, Performing Arts and Digital Media students collaborated on an Immersive Theatre Performance at the Old Paignton Picture House. ‘Training to Be Human’ was a completely…

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26th June 2018

An update on Erasmus+ in Cannes

The students have now spent their last day in their respective work experience establishments and are preparing to leave Cannes and return home over the weekend.  Here are some of…

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22nd June 2018

South Devon College – Leading the way with developing Hi Tech and Digital Skills

Computer Science Lecturer Nirosha Holton attended ‘Infosecurity Europe’ – the world’s number one information security event. It featured Europe’s largest and most comprehensive conference programme with over 400 exhibitors showcasing the…

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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.