About Us

Welcome to the TEF Gold rated University Centre South Devon. Our degrees have been designed to help you progress into employment and also develop the skills you need to excel in your chosen career.

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

It's not too late to apply! Click here.

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.


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

Join us on Wednesday 9th June between 4pm-7pm and see what you can achieve. Click here to register.

Upcoming events
9th April, 2019 12:00 pm - 1st July, 2019 12:00 pm

1:1 Higher Education Advice Sessions

University Centre South Devon are pleased to be able to offer individual tailored advice sessions for anyone interested in applying for Higher Education. We can answer your questions on –…

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24th May, 2019 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) Taster Day

The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) is for professional managers who take lead responsibility for people, projects, operations and/or services to deliver long-term organisational success. It’s relevant to managers from…

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19th June, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

South Devon College Adult Advice Open Evening

South Devon College would like to welcome you to our Adult Advice Open Evening on 19th June. The evening offers learners aged 19 or above and people thinking of returning to study…

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28th June, 2019 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

South Devon Marine Academy FdSc Yacht Operations Taster Session

Our crew at South Devon Marine Academy would like to invite you to join them at their campus at Noss on Dart Marina for a Yacht Operations Foundation Degree taster…

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28th June, 2019 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

South Devon Marine Academy FdSc Marine Technologies Taster Session

Our team at South Devon Marine Academy would like to invite you to join them at their campus at Noss on Dart Marina for a Marine Technologies Foundation Degree taster session….

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13th September, 2019 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

UCSD Graduation 2019

University Centre South Devon will be celebrating it’s 2019 Graduation on 13th September at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay at 4pm. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday…

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Latest news
22nd May 2019

First South Devon Sports Centre Open Day welcomes over 250 people!

On Saturday 18th May, South Devon College hosted its first ever Sports Centre Open Day. Utilising the new state of the art facilities, the College was able to accommodate a…

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Calling All Horticulture Employers

South Devon College provides the Level 2 Horticulture and Landscape Operative Apprenticeship and the popularity of this course has increased year on year. The apprenticeship covers a range of areas. It will…

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10th May 2019

Celebrating Success: South Devon College wins AAT award!

South Devon College attended the AAT Training Provider Awards last night where they received the award for Innovation in course design and delivery. This annual Award Ceremony celebrates the outstanding contributions…

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8th May 2019

Illustration student artwork, by David Holmes-Brown, featured in THE BIG ISSUE

Homelessness has been a significant issue for many years in the South West and only seems to be getting worse going by statistics. However, 2nd year Illustration Arts FdA student,…

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7th May 2019

SSTAR Awards 2019

Each year UPSU holds the prestigious SSTAR (Student and Staff, Teaching and Representation) Awards. These awards recognise the many excellent university staff members and dedicated students within the University of…

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6th May 2019

University Centre South Devon Research Showcase 2019

UCSD are proud to announce that our sixth annual research showcase is taking place between 7th-10th May 2019. The showcase is designed to celebrate the scholarly success of Foundation Degree…

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5th May 2019

South Devon College students travel to Norway for SUSSWATER

Nine A-level, Applied Science and Animal Management students recently visited Norway, alongside students from other subject areas, as part of an Erasmus+ funded project to learn more about the sustainable…

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3rd May 2019

Inside South Devon College’s new Hi Tech & Digital Centre

Work on the Hi Tech & Digital Centre at South Devon College has maintained good pace and is on schedule to be open for use by September 2019. The College…

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30th April 2019

South Devon Marine Academy signs Memorandum of Understanding with WaterwayPlus

South Devon Marine Academy (SDMA) is continuing to build connections with corporations around the world, by signing a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ with WaterwayPlus, the National Utility Company providing water services…

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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.