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Higher Education Courses 2024-25 - Applications are now open

University level qualifications available across our campuses in a wide range of career-focused courses from September 2024.

Our Higher Education (HE) courses include Foundation Degrees, HNDs, HNCs, and Higher Level Apprenticeships. We also offer a range of Professional Development programmes, regulated and awarded by professional bodies within the relevant industry. Courses are delivered on a Full-Time and/or Part-Time basis.

Tuition fees for 2024-25 Full-Time Foundation Degree and HND courses will be £2,500 per year (subject to change). Please check the 'Fees & Finance' for information on student finance and support available.

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Thinking about joining us this September?

Our digital Higher Education course leaflet can help you find the right course for you. To request a printed copy or an alternative format please contact

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Whatever your goals, let us put your learning and career ambitions on track. Search our Higher Education courses.

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    After graduating from NWRC I went to Queens University to study a BSc in Chemistry, followed by a PGCE. I'm now working as a full-time Chemistry teacher.
    Holly Miller (Medical & Applied Science)

Why Choose Higher Education with NWRC?

  • Graduation - Every year we celebrate the achievements of our Higher Education students with an graduation ceremony held at the Millennium Forum. This is a wonderful occasion with special guests, alumni speakers, and cap and gowns which represent the colour of the institution that validates your qualification.
  • Significant savings on fees – Lower tuition fees than university. Many of our Part-Time courses offer reduced fees for those receiving benefits (conditions apply). Tuition fees for 2024-25 Full-Time Foundation Degree and HND courses will be £2,500 per year (subject to change). Please check the 'Fees & Finance' link below for information on student finance and support available.
  • Financial incentives - access a full range of financial support packages, including tuition fee loans, maintenance grants bursaries, hardship funds and childcare vouchers (conditions apply).
  • Study close to home – save on accommodation, maintenance and travel costs, and stay close to family and friends
  • Flexible payment options – if studying part-time you may be eligible to pay for your course in affordable monthly instalments.
  • Smaller class sizes – provides greater quality tutor support and guidance, helping you progress and excel.
  • Links with local employers – providing opportunities for employment, work experience and mentoring. Many of our courses offer the chance to train and study abroad.
  • Accredited by leading universities – our Higher Education courses are provided and awarded by universities such as Ulster University, Queen's University Belfast, and the Atlantic Technological University (ATU), providing you with Associate Students status which grants you access to their on-site learning resources.
  • Enhanced progression opportunities - Last year more than 650 NWRC graduates secured places at over 80 universities throughout the UK and Ireland, while many more found employment locally, regionally and internationally.
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