Within the Pre-University Transition Centre we offer a range of pre-university courses which are designed for people who wish to study for a degree but who have been out of education for some time, or do not possess the standard entry qualifications. These courses are provided for you in our vibrant university learning environment.

We are committed to providing support for students from a wide variety of backgrounds. You will study in a friendly and supportive atmosphere with tutors who are enthusiastic about their subjects. There will be lectures, seminars, tutorials and group work to help you learn about your chosen subject.

In addition to learning about your chosen area, you will be able to develop the key skills necessary to succeed in higher education – researching, writing and analytical thinking. We will also help you develop other personal skills that will support your study such as teamwork, time management, IT, and oral and written communications.

Higher education changes lives. It increases understanding, enhances knowledge and develops new skills. It is an important route to more fulfilling and rewarding employment. So, find out more about our Pre-University courses and take that first step on a new journey into higher education.

We have a range of established Access programmes, including:

And Pre-University courses for international students who may need to build on their English language skills or prepare for UK undergraduate or postgraduate degree level study;