South Devon College Higher Education Options Event

Welcome to University Centre South Devon (UCSD). Here you can find out all your Higher Education options for study in 2021 and beyond.

This page will provide you with all the information you need to help you decide on the right course for you and begin your journey with us as a current student of South Devon College.

On this page you’ll find:

  • Live Webinars Happening Now
  • How To Apply
  • Our Courses
  • UCAS and Student Finance
  • Student Life and Study Support
  • About Us
University Centre South Devon

Our Team are ready and waiting to speak to you about your options. To ask any questions, please contact us:

Live Chat: Just click the bubble on the bottom right of your screen

Phone: 08000 21 31 81

Email: [email protected] 

Facebook or Instagram private message 

Live Webinars

As part of the Higher Education Options Event we are offering a number of live webinars. This will give you the chance to meet our tutors and hear from them about studying at UCSD. You can also ask any questions you might have.

An Introduction to UCSD and How To Apply3.30pmClick Here
Arts (inc Contemporary & Illustration) 4pmClick Here 
Computing, Engineering and Marine 4pmClick Here 
Construction (inc Civil and Sustainable)4.15pmClick Here 
Digital and Media (inc Creative, Film and Games)4.15pmClick Here 
Education 4.15pmClick Here 
Health 4.30pmClick Here 
History with English4.30pmClick Here
Management, Business and Law (inc Tourism) 4.30pmClick Here 
Sciences (Animal and Biosciences) 4.45pmClick Here 
Social Sciences (inc Psychology) 4.45pmClick Here 
Sports (inc Sports, Adventure and Yacht) 4.45pmClick Here 

How to apply

UCAS-free applications for current South Devon College students

Current South Devon College students are able to complete our Internal Application Form by clicking on the link below.

*Please note, you must be a current internal student at South Devon College and must not be applying to another university.Complete an Internal Application form

All progressing South Devon College students will also be entitled to a £1000 bursary which is non-repayable (not applicable to apprenticeships). Find out more here.

Once you’ve found the right course for you, you can get in touch with the Team at UCSD by calling them on with any questions:

08000 21 31 81

Our Courses




Programme Welcomes

Please see below videos from our curriculum staff introducing the subject areas available and offering some more detail into what it’s like to study with us. You can find details about how to apply for any of our courses at the bottom of this section.

Please note that some of these videos are pre-recorded webinars and may mention things that were only relevant at the time of broadcasting.

Animal Science

The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Animal Science  
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science  


Business and Management 


Construction and Civil Engineering

  The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Sustainable Construction and the Built Environment 
  • Civil and Coastal Engineering  
  • BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering  

Creative Digital Design

Contemporary Arts Practice


  The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Early Years Care and Education 
  • Teaching and Learning  
  • Working with Children, Young People and Families  
  • BA (Hons) Child Development and Education  


  The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Electronics and Robotic Control Engineering  
  • Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering   

Film and Photography

Games and Interactive Design


  The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Assistant Practitioner  
  • Hearing Aid Audiology 

History with English 

Illustration and Graphics with Animation


Leadership and Management/Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

Marine Technologies  

Social Sciences

  The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Psychology and Counselling  
  • Psychology and Criminology  
  • Psychology and Sociology  
  • BA (Hons) Education, Development and Society  

Sports and Adventure

  The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Adventure Leadership  
  • Sports Coaching and Fitness  
  • BSc (Hons) Coaching  

Tourism, Hospitality and Events


Alternatively, you can view and download our digital prospectuses for 2021 below:

UCSD Prospectus 2021

UCAS and Student Finance


If you would like to find out more about applying to study Higher Education, we would recommend you visit the UCAS website for more information.

Finance Support

You may qualify for a range of financial support options to help support you with your studies. You can apply for a student loan to help pay tuition fees and a Maintenance Loan to help with living expenses.

UCSD also offers a bursary of up to £1000 to help you with the costs associated with studying a degree. This is guaranteed for any students who progress from South Devon College.

If you need more information on student finance and the other financial support schemes in place at UCSD, please visit our Funding, Finance and Bursaries page.

Student Life and Study Support

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Student life

Hear what our current students have to say about their experience here at UCSD:


Here at UCSD we pride ourselves on the high level of Academic and Personal support we offer our student community. You can watch our video here to find out more about how we can help you to achieve your Higher Education and Career goals. 


UCSD also offer fantastic support and opportunities for employability in particular with many industry links. Find out more in the video below about what we can do to help you on your way with a thriving career.

About Us


At UCSD, you will have access to a wide range of high quality facilities, including those in the South Devon College building which you may already be used to. To find out more, visit the Facilities page.

The new and innovative £17 million Hi Tech & Digital Centre is also open to UCSD students. It provides a visionary facility for higher education and training support towards ever-expanding hi tech, manufacturing, digital and creative sectors across Torbay, South Devon and wider regions.

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Class-leading research

The staff at UCSD are actively shaping the industries they are part of with pioneering research. You can find out more about what our staff are discovering on the Research Activity and Research Showcase pages.

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Thank you for considering UCSD as the place to reach your goals. We hope you found out everything you needed to know. Please don’t forget to contact us if you have any questions.

Phone: 08000 21 31 81

Email: [email protected] 

Facebook or Instagram private message 

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