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Join a community that changes the world!

From working with disadvantaged children to becoming a ranger at a nature reserve, Petroc students make a difference!

When you study at our University Centre, you’ll enter a highly supportive learning environment that will help you navigate your way to a fulfilling and rewarding career.

With a focus on innovation, creativity, and real-world problem-solving, our courses will provide you with the tools you need to make a meaningful impact.

From sustainable energy to psychological studies, and architectural technology to community sports coaching, our courses cover a wide range of fields that are shaping the world we live in.

And with a selection of bursaries and loans available (subject to eligibility), finances don't need to be a barrier to fulfilling your dreams.

So what’s stopping you? Let Petroc help you make a difference in the world!


Outstanding support with small class sizes
Inclusive and welcoming community
Excellent links with employers
Respected qualifications through the University of Plymouth
Study close to home

Here's what our alumni say:

“First-class tutoring gave me the confidence to network amongst conservation professionals.” Steve, FdSc Animal Conservation.
“The highlight for me has been realising my potential to achieve a new career and understand I’m not too old to start again.” Tanya, Access to HE: Teaching Humanities Education & Social Work
“The facilities for the foundation degree were brilliant; a fantastic studio, access to computers and software, the content of the course, everything was brilliant.” Jacqueline, Foundation Degree in Illustration
Students on our honours degree programmes gained a First or 2:1


People who have a degree earn approximately £10,000 more than those without one (DfE).


Pass rate for our Access to Higher Education learners