University Centre Peterborough


About us

Hello Future!


University Centre Peterborough (UCP) offers modern facilities, a supportive community, and a wide range of courses, all close to home for local students or in a welcoming city for those looking to move away from home. Currently our university in Peterborough has around 700 students that are enrolled in over 30 different degree-level programmes.


Located in the heart of Peterborough, a city known for its diverse culture, and friendly atmosphere, UCP offers more than just academics. It's a place where you can discover your passions, whether it's finally pursuing that lifelong dream of becoming an Engineer or brushing up your skills for a career change. You'll find your niche and a welcoming community at UCP, regardless of your age or background. UCP also has a Campus in Stamford, known as UCP at Stamford, where we run our Counselling, Education and Animal Studies programmes.

UCP Graduation Ceremony at Peterborough Cathedral

This significant occasion celebrates achievement, marking a time to honour the hard work and dedication of our accomplished graduates alongside their esteemed guests. It's an extraordinary opportunity to create cherished memories and celebrate well-deserved recognition. It is a day filled with joy, reflection, and anticipation, as you embrace the future with pride and great expectation.

What makes us different

Why Choose UCP?

Our curriculum is designed in collaboration with local businesses, to be both challenging and inspiring, preparing you for success in your chosen field. Whether you're a mature student returning to education, or someone seeking a flexible learning option, UCP offers a variety of programmes to fit your needs.


Our passionate lecturers have extensive industry experience, ensuring you receive a high-quality education with real-world applications. Our focus on innovative teaching methods, as recognised by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), promotes active learning and engagement, keeping you stimulated and prepared for your future career.


Since 2007, UCP has been at the heart of Peterborough's higher education sector. We're proud to be recognised with a Silver rating from the Teaching Excellence Framework, reflecting our commitment to providing exceptional teaching and student satisfaction.

- "The best part about the course is the opportunity, skills, and resources. It helped me further explore my interests, and the knowledge I have gained has allowed me to realise my passions and turn them into a meaningful future." Declan Brown (Business Management)

- "Being taught by people who had worked in industry and could share their knowledge was invaluable. Hearing about how they had used certain techniques in the past provided a sense of realism to the course." Amy Drake (Criminology and Forensic Investigation)

- "The supervisors and tutors I've had, have absolutely been a godsend, making my journey a lot easier!" Shabana Bi (Counselling)

- "Studying at UCP alongside work meant that I could take the theoretical aspects I was being taught and use them to reinforce my understanding of the practical parts of my role." Siobhan Durrant (Biological Science)

- "The most valuable asset for me was the radio studio at Inspire Education Group’s Media & Journalism Centre. Being able to see the set-up and ‘play around’ with the equipment gave me plenty of experience before I went to the BBC radio station, making starting work far less daunting." Annie Fowler (Journalism)

Hear from our students
Student experiences

Course locations

Stamford College

Drift Road, Stamford, PE9 1XA

University Centre Peterborough

Park Crescent, Peterborough, PE1 4DZ