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.

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.

Accommodation

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 Thursday 24th January between 4:00pm-7:00pm and see what you can achieve. Click here to register.

Upcoming events
24th January, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 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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31st January, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A-Level Information Event

Due to popular demand, South Devon College A levels are now offered in both Torquay and Paignton. We have a proven track record of excellent progression opportunities and offer over…

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31st January, 2019 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Horizons Restaurant Chinese Meal

Chinese Night at Horizons Restaurant Come and join us in Horizons Restaurant for a delicious Chinese meal. Thursday 31st January 2019 6:30pm  Price per person: £17:50 Starters Served with a portion…

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13th February, 2019 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 or guardians the opportunity to come and meet with staff, view our facilities and find out more about…

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26th February, 2019 4:30 pm - 7:00 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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20th March, 2019 12:00 am - 7:00 pm

University Centre South Devon 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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4th April, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 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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7th May, 2019 10:00 am - 10th May, 2019 4:00 pm

University Centre South Devon 6th Annual Research Showcase

The UCSD Student Research Showcase is an annual event which provides a unique opportunity for final year degree students to share their research through presentations and posters that has been…

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8th May, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

University Centre South Devon 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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19th June, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

South Devon College Adult Advice Evening

The South Devon College Adult Advice Evening offers learners aged 19 or above or people thinking of returning to study the opportunity to come and meet with staff, view our…

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Latest news
17th January 2019

South Devon College strikes partnership with Torquay United Football Club

South Devon College is thrilled to announce reaching agreement for an exciting new partnership with Torquay United Football Club, with the club invited to use the world-class sporting facilities at…

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16th January 2019

South Devon College confirms exciting apprenticeship partnership with popular local hotel group

As part of the continuous strides made towards increasing the learning opportunities for apprentices studying at the College, South Devon College is pleased to announce the Royal Castle Hotel, Dartmouth…

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11th January 2019

South Devon College awarded Disability Confident Committed Employer status

South Devon College are delighted to have been awarded ‘Disability Confident Committed Employer’ status by the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP). As a result of the significant title, the…

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9th January 2019

NUS launch exclusive Placements for Good initiative at University Centre South Devon

In collaboration with the National Union of Students (NUS), students from a number of current Foundation Degree programmes available at University Centre South Devon (UCSD) have been invited to participate…

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8th January 2019

Fantastic partnership signed between South Devon Marine Academy and Institut Nautique Bretagne

South Devon Marine Academy (SDMA) is thrilled to announce signing of the ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ with the Institut Nautique Bretagne (INB), further expanding the learning opportunities for the College’s FdSc…

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3rd January 2019

Catching up: We hear from former FdSc Yacht Operations and Bsc Coaching Leadership degree student Richard Smith

For many students from the local South Devon area the College provides a complete pathway of education from A Level right through to University – this none truer then the…

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27th December 2018

MINDful Ascent – South Devon College students raise funds for MIND charity in 100km climb

Following on from the recent news of a motivated group of South Devon College Level 3 Adventure Sports students climbing over 100km for the charity MIND. The College is pleased…

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26th December 2018

Breaking News!

South Devon College and Torquay United Football Club are excited to announce a brand new partnership which will develop opportunities to inspire the local community. Take a look at the…

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24th December 2018

South Devon College embraces Christmas Jumper Day 2018

There was healthy competition amongst South Devon College staff last week for who could wear the most festive and dazzling Christmas jumpers as part of Save the Children UK’s Christmas…

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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.