Are you creative? Degree courses on offer include fine art painting, graphic design, game art and photography. St Helens College also provides student accommodation for those who are moving away from home.
Keen to study for a business degree? Richmond-upon-Thames College offers courses in both business and business with marketing. All degrees are validated by local uni, Kingston University.
Richmond is one of the most improved colleges for satisfaction, climbing up from 41st place last year to 2nd place.
You could study for your degree in fine art at Solihull College, which works in partnership with Oxford Brookes University to offer higher education courses.
Solihull is another of the most improved colleges for satisfaction, climbing up from 38th place last year to 3rd place.
The College’s degrees in education studies and music technology are awarded by local Teesside University.
Wirral Metropolitan College offers several degree courses, including cultural studies, fine art and illustration with animation. Its psychology course involves two full-time years at Wirral Metropolitan, followed by a final two years at University of Liverpool.
What's it like studying for a degree at a college rather than a university? Well, it's more likely you'll be in smaller classes and some students really like the more relaxed, intimate teaching environment - we've listed more things to think about in our article on degree studies at further education college.
If you’re after a flexible and convenient way of getting your degree – perhaps balancing study with a full-time job or other commitments – then a local college could be the right place for you. It's a good idea to head to an open day to speak directly to tutors and students about how the course is structured, which tutors you'll be taught by and how the college works with the validating university.
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