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Higher education, for everyone

Higher education, for everyone

Retrain, gain new skills for your current job or take on a new challenge at CU Scarborough, where it's never too late to achieve your goals.

We have been assisting people of all ages on the Yorkshire coast into their dream careers since we started teaching here in 2015.

The degree will show to my future employer that I’m self-motivated and that I can meet deadlines. I am doing a degree to get the skills of employment, not just for the knowledge of a particular field.

Shaun Hughes, Public Health & Community Studies, 2nd Year, 2021

Education designed to help you progress in your career

  • Get a qualification at the end of each academic year
  • Life-friendly timetables to fit around your other commitments
  • Employability support from our Talent Team
  • Practical courses with a real-world focus
  • Opportunities for placements, skills workshops and networking
  • All degrees awarded by Coventry University

Your route into education

If you lack formal qualifications, we offer supportive academic paths.

Financial support

All courses are eligible for student loans, and potentially maintenance loans or further support.

Studying made simple

Learn one topic at a time, starting at the right level for you.

Fit your studies around your life

When Disa became a mum, her career plans changed. She decided to become a Play Therapist, helping children cope with trauma.

7 reasons to study at CU Scarborough

See our campus in full flow with students benefiting from our small class sizes and supportive learning environment.

Whatever your circumstances, we can help

Our aim at CU is to make higher education accessible for as many people as possible. You shouldn’t have to put your life or career on hold in order to study. Here are the many ways we make higher education easier for adult learners to start.

I hadn’t been in education since I was 16, back when it was all pen and paper. I took an Access course, learnt how to use Word, how to reference things and more. I was hesitant about it being full of young people, but there’s a massive age range at CUS. I fit in!

Michelle Gibson, Applied Psychology 2nd Year, CU Scarborough, 2021

Don’t have formal qualifications? You’ll just need to pass literacy and numeracy tests, and let us know in an interview that you’re committed to working hard. Work experience is welcome. If you’re over 19, you can also apply for funding.

Foundation Year courses are a 4-year Degree. That’s 1 Foundation Year of supportive learning and the usual 3-year Degree. Tuition fees can be covered by student loans if you progress onto a degree at CU Scarborough.

Connect is a short course designed to help adults to get back into education. This free course gives information on how to progress to university and the skills needed to succeed. Explore the idea of university and boost your confidence.


Degree with foundation year courses

A degree with foundation year gives you a direct, accessible route to your desired higher education path. It's a four-year undergraduate course that includes an additional year of study at the start. This foundation year is designed to give you the necessary knowledge and skills to progress onto degree-level study. Find a course for you. 

Foundation years

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