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Swindon College have been delivering higher education since 1902, so we have a long history of teaching and inspiring students at university level. In fact, the School of Art was established even earlier in 1896, making it one of the oldest art schools in the south west!

Today, university-level education has changed significantly and more and more people are choosing to study for a university degree at their local college. Take a look at the advantages of completing a degree locally:

Top reasons to study HE with Swindon College


  1. Save on costs! Cheaper fees for the same degree. Did you know that by studying at Swindon College, you are saving yourself thousands of pounds a year? A BA (Hons) degree is £2,000 cheaper than most universities!
  2. Staying at home removes the hassle and expense of moving away to study. Not having the burden of completely changing your surroundings and lifestyle also means you can focus on accomplishing your goals towards your dream career.
  3. You don't have to pay fees upfront. All of our higher education courses qualify either for student loans or 19+ loans, which means you don't start to pay for them until the course has finished and you are earning over £21,000 per year.
  4. Top quality support and guidance – Swindon College is noted for its excellent tutor support and unlike larger universities, the college can offer you more time with your tutors and more individual support throughout your learning.
  5. Convenient, flexible study options. Many of our courses offer flexible study options that can fit around your existing work and home commitments
  6. Our degrees are accredited by top UK universities! Swindon College work closely with both Oxford Brookes University and The University of Gloucestershire to successfully deliver a range of BA (Hons) courses. As a student of one of our university partners, you can take advantage of both sets of facilities and resources!
  7. Take advantage of our industry-standard facilities - We offer students industry standard facilities including beauty therapy clinics, hair salons, photography studio, mac suites, social learning areas and your very own 'Chill Zone'.
  8. Graduation ceremony – We host an impressive graduation ceremony at the end of your study with us, so you will still have the chance to collect your certificate and throw your mortar board when you graduate.