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Welcome to UC Sheffield

There’s a pretty big misconception about getting a degree level qualification; you have to go to university to get one. Quite simply, that’s not true!

Why study a University Level course with us?

At UC Sheffield, you can join an increasing number of students who are choosing to study university level qualifications in a wide range of career driven courses with us. All of our courses are validated by leading universities, including Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Hull. 

Here are just a few other reasons you should choose us:

Tutors who are industry experts

Our tutors haven’t always been teachers! They have loads of experience working in their chosen industry giving you invaluable insight into what skills today’s employers are looking for.

Fantastic support networks including in-class, personal and financial

We want your experience to be as enjoyable as possible. We don’t think you should have to worry about much other than concentrating on having a great time and doing well on your course.

That’s why we have a fantastic Student Support team, who are always on hand to help you with any questions, concerns, or problems that you might face whilst you study with us.

Career driven courses

With courses in everything from Graphic Design and Policing, to Music Production and Construction, there’s something for just about everyone. Better yet, all of our courses focus on giving you the skills you need to find the job you want.

Small group sizes and progression support

Our class sizes are far smaller than at some of the bigger universities, which is great news for you. You’ll receive more contact time with your tutor plus one-to-one support, allowing you to achieve the best degree possible.

Top-class facilities

At our City and Hillsborough Campuses, we have invested in common room spaces for our university level students. The common room includes a small kitchenette, spaces for group work and table football, and gives you the chance to have your own space! You will also be able to keep yourself fit and healthy with free access to our gym facilities, or hire out our sports halls and all-weather 3G pitches.

The university experience

Whilst your qualification will be your main focus, we know that having access to a university lifestyle is just as important. All of our university level students will be able to get involved with our Students' Union and Student Voice as well as join a wide variety of clubs and societies, including BUCS sports teams.

Lower tuition fees, less debt

As the cost of living continue to increase, we want you to be able to focus on your studies without worrying about the financial implications. Our prices cost less than your traditional universities, in fact, our fees are £7,500 per year which is a saving of around £2,000 a year!

Stay local

If you currently live in Sheffield there’s no hassle or cost involved as you won’t need to move to study, our campuses are all a stone’s throw from the city centre and transport links.


Each year, we go all out to celebrate the graduation of our university level students with a ceremony at Sheffield Cathedral. Our graduations are an amazing occasion with special guests, alumni speakers, and cap and gowns which represent the colour of the institution that validates your degree.

In the latest 2022/23 National Student Survey, UC Sheffield students have ranked the college higher than the national average in the key categories

  • Freedom of expression: 92% agreed compared to 86% nationally
  • Teaching on my course: 89% agreed compared to 85% nationally
  • Learning opportunities: 84% agreed compared to 81% nationally
  • Academic support: 84% agreed compared to 83% nationally
  • Assessment and feedback: 82% agreed compared to 78% nationally
  • Mental wellbeing services: 81% agreed compared to 75% nationally

The National Student Survey gathers students’ opinions about the quality of their courses. Click here to find out more


To view and apply for our university level courses, please click here or contact admissions@sheffcol.ac.uk

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Testimonial Rachel Percival

“I also want to say a special ‘thank you’ to all of the lecturers and tutors at the College. If I was ever doubting myself, they would completely lift me up and show me how to believe in myself.”

Rachel Percival
Former BA Honours in Performing Arts student