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Welcome to University Centre Somerset. We’re a new institution that has been created by the merger of two very well-established higher education providers: Bridgwater College and Somerset College. That means we have an enviable track record of providing degree-level study for students in the South West, and throughout the UK.

We specialise in vocational degree level qualifications, grounded in the real world and combined with academic rigour.  We want our students to achieve the highest standards set for their chosen industry sector, so that they can begin their careers with confidence, knowing they have been trained in the most advanced business methods and technology.

We pride ourselves on forging strong links with employers and delivering programmes that equip you with skills you can use in the workplace and we offer countless opportunities for you to develop your skills, acquire new interests and meet interesting people.  

Our courses are delivered by talented tutors with extensive professional experience and strong research and teaching skills. They are designed with your future career very much in mind, meaning they have a strong vocational focus, in areas such as Business, Art & Design, Computing & IT, Engineering, Health & Social Care, Construction, and Leadership & Management.

To ensure the quality of our degree programmes, we work with some of the UK’s most prestigious universities. They validate our courses, meaning that students can study in Somerset while receiving qualifications from leading institutions around the country.

Whatever you’re studying, University Centre Somerset has first-class facilities that enhance your learning and stimulate your development. We pride ourselves on the high quality of our facilities, with an investment programme of over £35 million, many of the facilities are utilised by industry insiders from across the region.  Many feature cutting-edge technology, giving you the opportunity to train using the very latest equipment, with many of our centres operating commercially meaning you’ll gain hands-on experience in a real-world environment.

Come and visit us to see what makes us the perfect place to study.


Programs

Bachelor's degree
Art & Design
Fashion Design Delivery method Length Location
Fashion Design On campus 3 years Taunton
Fashion Design (Top up) On campus 1 year Taunton
Fine Art
Fine Art On campus 3 years Taunton
Fine Art (Top-Up) On campus 1 year Taunton
Graphic Design
Graphic Media and Communication On campus 3 years Taunton
Graphic Media and Communication (Top up) On campus 1 year Taunton
Business
Management
Business Management On campus 3 years Taunton
Business Management (Top-up) On campus 1 year Taunton
Computer Science & IT
Computing and Internet Technologies On campus 3 years Taunton
Computing and Internet Technologies (Top-Up) On campus 1 year Taunton
Game Design & Development
Computer Games Technology On campus 3 years Taunton
Computer Games Technology (Top-up) On campus 1 year Taunton
Engineering & Technology
Textile Engineering
Textiles and Surface Design On campus 3 years Taunton
Textiles and Surface Design (Top up) On campus 1 year Taunton
Health & Well-Being
Health and Social Care On campus 3 years Taunton
Health and Social Care (Top-Up) On campus 1 year Taunton
Beauty & Cosmetics
Media Make-Up (Top up) On campus 1 year Taunton
Science
Agriculture
Agricultural Management (Top-Up) On campus 1 year Taunton
Animal Science
Animal Management and Wildlife Conservation On campus 3 years Taunton
Teaching & Education
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Studies On campus 3 years Taunton
Early Childhood Studies (Top-up) On campus 1 year Taunton
Diploma / certificate
Science
Agriculture
Horticulture On campus 1 year Taunton
Horticulture On campus 2 years Taunton
Teaching & Education
Certificate in Education On campus 2 years Taunton
Graduate diploma / certificate
Teaching & Education
Postgraduate Certificate in Education On campus 2 years Taunton
Foundation / Pathway program
Art & Design
Fashion Design
Fashion Design On campus 2 years Taunton
Fine Art
Fine Art On campus 2 years Taunton
Graphic Design
Graphic Media and Communication On campus 2 years Taunton
Business
Management
Business Management On campus 2 years Taunton
Computer Science & IT
Computing and Internet Technologies On campus 2 years Taunton
Game Design & Development
Computer Games Technology On campus 2 years Taunton
Engineering & Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering On campus 2 years Taunton
Mechatronics On campus 2 years Taunton
Textile Engineering
Textiles and Surface Design On campus 2 years Taunton
Health & Well-Being
Health and Social Care On campus 2 years Taunton
Beauty & Cosmetics
Media Make-Up On campus 2 years Taunton
Media & Communications
Film Production
Media Production On campus 2 years Taunton
Public Relations
Public Services and Criminology On campus 2 years Taunton
Science
Agriculture
Agricultural Management On campus 2 years Taunton
Animal Science
Animal Management and Wildlife Conservation On campus 2 years Taunton
Teaching & Education
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Studies On campus 2 years Taunton

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