Higher Education

Take your career to a higher level

Why choose City College?

Take your career higher with our work focused courses at university level. These courses provide you with both excellent practical skills and academic knowledge that will help you to progress your career, enter employment at a higher level, or to go on to achieve a full degree. 

You will benefit from:

  • Small class sizes
  • High level of 1:1 support
  • Industry expert teachers
  • Qualifications valued highly by employers
  • Option to top-up to a full Degree
  • Efficient study - College attendance only 1 or 2 days a week
  • Lower costs than university
  • Modern campus with real-life working environments
  • Advanced industry-standard equipment

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial assistance to support you during your course at College, whether you are studying full or part-time.

Get set for university

Our Access to Higher Education courses are ideal if you need to develop your skills or portfolio for entry to your chosen university. 

Access to Higher Education

How to apply

Click on your chosen course above for further information and to apply online.  If your course isn't currently available to apply for then do register your interest so we can let you know when it is open for applications.

If you have any further queries regarding a course or making an application, please call us on 023 8048 4848 or email enquiries@southampton-city.ac.uk 

COVID-19 statement for Higher Education students

In line with Government guidance, we have created a plan for teaching students starting in 2020/21 based on the up to date information provided to us.

As a college, we have measures in place to ensure the health and safety of both our students and staff. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared with you during your interview and when teaching starts.

You can read more about this in our Covid-19 Statement for HE students here.

Quality, Access and Participation

Higher Education courses at City College Southampton meet the standards of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

QAA  QAA latest review report on City College


Access and Participation Statement
City College Southampton is committed to widening participation in higher education amongst all under-represented groups. Our mission is to provide excellent career focused learning which prepares our students to succeed at work and in life.

View our full statement

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Student Protection Plan
City College Southampton is committed to ensuring that students achieve the best academic outcomes from their studies. Events may occasionally occur which mean that unforeseen changes have to be made to units, modules and courses.

View our Student Protection Plan

Student Transfer Arrangements
Events may occasionally occur which mean that students wish to transfer courses either to City College Southampton or from the College to another provider. The attached document sets out the College’s arrangements to support students in doing this.

View our Student Transfer Arrangements