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At the University Centre for Northern Devon, we understand the unique needs of all our students, and we’re here to show you that you can achieve your dreams!

Whether you want a better understanding of the types of qualifications we offer, need help with funding and finance, or want to learn about how we can support you on your higher education journey, we will provide you with all the information you need to get the most out of being a degree-level student in Northern Devon.

We want your higher education experience to be the best it can be!

why study with us?

Respected qualifications validated by the University of Plymouth
Hands-on, practical learning
Degree on your doorstep
Designed with industry and employers
Nurturing and supportive community
Flexible courses that fit around you
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Costs for higher education vary depending on the course. Take a look at this year's fees.

We understand that money can sometimes be a worry when studying, but your financial circumstances shouldn't be a barrier to you fulfilling your potential.

There's a range of financial support available for students studying at our University Centre including a Hardship Fund, Disabled Students Allowance (DSA), Grants, and various bursaries.Should you need financial help to cover the costs of eligible courses, equipment or travel, just take a look at our funding page, or speak to our helpful Advice & Guidance Team.

Fee Liability (excluding Higher Education and apprenticeships)

Students are liable for full course fees regardless of any subsequent withdrawal, where attendance has occurred for more than two weeks (more than 14 days).

Exceptional circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted in writing, along with supporting evidence, to our Finance Department. Please send an email to financeoffice@petroc.ac.uk or send a letter to Finance Department, Old Sticklepath Hill, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2BQ.

Our degree-level programmes range from HNCs to honour degrees and apprenticeships to access courses.

Whatever your existing qualifications, we can help you get on the right path for future success. Take a look at our detailed qualification overview to find out more!

We recognise the challenges of returning to education and particularly understand the support needed by those students who are the first in their family to study at a higher level, or those who have career commitments.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing a supportive and nurturing environment, guiding you throughout your educational journey, freeing creativity and ensuring you feel confident and valued.

If you have any specific support needs, just speak to our friendly Advice & Guidance Team who will be happy to help.

If you want to learn more about our policies; or find out more information about fees, NHM rates or our student protection plan, please visit our Information and Policies page.

"It’s an experience that I will treasure for the rest of my life and has opened up so many opportunities for me."


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