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Higher Education

There is a wide range of university level qualifications, or higher education programmes, available across Greater Manchester in a variety of industry sectors. Some examples include:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Aerospace
  • Art and Design
  • Engineering and manufacturing
  • Business and management
  • Communication
  • Drama
  • Education and teaching
  • Languages
  • Fashion
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Nursing, midwifery and social work
  • IT and Digital
  • Psychology
  • Religious studies
  • Technology

For more information, visit UCAS

The majority of university courses are applied through UCAS however, you can apply directly through your local college if they deliver degree-level programmes.

Depending on the university and course you are applying for, there is a wide variety of entry requirements. These usually include A Levels, Advanced Highers or equivalent qualifications including Access to Higher Education. Universities will also look at your suitability for the course and may ask you to attend an interview or an admissions test.

Yes. There are a variety of part-time university courses available. This may mean it will take longer to complete your course, but gives you the opportunity to balance, home life, work, and studying.

Universities and colleges will charge tuition fees for your course to cover things like lectures, facilities and support services. In England, fees are up to £9,250 per year.

Student loans are available including Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. Grants are also available for students who are eligible. For more information visit Student Loans Company.