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At University Centre Somerset (UCS), we believe in Degrees for Real Life, transforming lives through aspirational teaching, learning and skill development. Our core values guide us as we strive to unleash the potential in each of our students, supporting them as they unlock new skills and ambitions.

We specialise in degree-level qualifications that not only boast academic rigour but are also grounded in real-world vocational training. Our goal is for students to step into their careers with confidence, equipped with the most advanced business methods and technology.

In partnership with organisations such as the Heart of the South West LEP and major employers like the NHS, we ensure our courses meet local and regional skill requirements. Somerset boasts a diverse range of industries, and our course offerings mirror this richness - from Health and Care to Nuclear Engineering and beyond. Each course is designed with excellent career prospects and progression in mind, whether locally or further afield.

Our degrees are validated by prestigious UK universities, including UWE Bristol, University of Plymouth and the Open University. This close cooperation ensures the quality of our offerings, allowing students to gain highly regarded qualifications while enjoying the exceptional facilities and teaching at UCS.

But at UCS, we're not just about qualifications. We champion small class sizes, nurturing an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere where each student can flourish. Our tutors are dedicated to enhancing the student experience, ensuring everyone feels valued in an environment where diversity is celebrated.

I look forward to welcoming you to UCS, where your ambition is your ticket to success.

Andy Berry

Principal and Chief Executive