Principal's Welcome

Welcome to University Centre Somerset. We’re a new institution that has been created by the merger of two very well-established higher education providers: Bridgwater College and Somerset College. That means we have an enviable track record of providing degree-level study for students in the South West, and throughout the UK.

We specialise in vocational degree level qualifications, grounded in the real world and combined with academic rigour.  We want our students to achieve the highest standards set for their chosen industry sector, so that they can begin their careers with confidence, knowing they have been trained in the most advanced business methods and technology.

We pride ourselves on forging strong links with employers and delivering programmes that equip you with skills you can use in the workplace and we offer countless opportunities for you to develop your skills, acquire new interests and meet interesting people.  

Our courses are delivered by talented tutors with extensive professional experience and strong research and teaching skills. They are designed with your future career very much in mind, meaning they have a strong vocational focus, in areas such as Business, Art & Design, Computing & IT, Engineering, Health & Social Care, Construction, and Leadership & Management.

To ensure the quality of our degree programmes, we work with some of the UK’s most prestigious universities. They validate our courses, meaning that students can study in Somerset while receiving qualifications from leading institutions around the country.

Whatever you’re studying, University Centre Somerset has first-class facilities that enhance your learning and stimulate your development. We pride ourselves on the high quality of our facilities, with an investment programme of over £35 million, many of the facilities are utilised by industry insiders from across the region.  Many feature cutting-edge technology, giving you the opportunity to train using the very latest equipment, with many of our centres operating commercially meaning you’ll gain hands-on experience in a real-world environment.

Come and visit us to see what makes us the perfect place to study.

I look forward to welcoming you.

Andy Berry, Principal