West Suffolk College

Bury St Edmunds

  • Location: Town, Rural

About us

University Studies at West Suffolk College is proud to offer degree, HNC, HND and Access to Higher Education courses in Bury St Edmunds.

Our degree programmes are accredited by the University of East Anglia, and our HNDs and HNCs by Pearson, giving you access to a prestigious degree on your doorstep, right here in Suffolk.

The success of our students means more to us than anything else. Our courses are designed with the input of local employers and our links with local industry mean that once you’ve graduated, you’ll be in the best possible position to start a meaningful career in your chosen field.

Couple that with our wraparound support, intimate learning environment, inclusive culture and supported routes into degree learning with our Access to Higher Education, HNC and HND programmes, and you’ll discover how becoming a part of University Studies will help you find, follow and fulfil your aspirations.

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University Studies is about people and we have a simple mission: to help you find, follow, and fulfil your aspirations. Choose US.

What makes us different

At University Studies at West Suffolk College (USWSC), we are committed to learners. Whether you are a college leaver, a care-giver, a late bloomer, or a career changer – we focus on supporting every student at each stage of their learning journey. As stated by our Chief Executive, Dr Nikos Savvas “We’re proud to focus on students and their differences – we’re committed to supporting learners of all kinds to find their feet, their talent, their place.”

With this focus in mind, we are proud to work with one of the UK’s leading universities - the University of East Anglia to provide our degrees locally in Bury St Edmunds, which allows us to try keep our fees lower than most other providers.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer a close-knit learning environment with smaller class sizes, giving you more one-to-one support from your lecturers. Realising that many learners may require additional support, we developed an outstanding support system available to each student at USWSC.

We are pleased to announce our Extended Reality Lab (XR Lab) combining Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality technologies and environments. This government funded, purpose-built educational technological centre of excellence will help students to access next-generation extended and virtual reality (XR) technology and be at the forefront of driving innovation across our courses in close collaboration with industry partners – creating new opportunities for all our students. The XR Lab will allow University Studies to run a ‘Hub and Spoke’ teaching and learning approach, taking the virtual classroom to a whole new level. While studying close to home, students in remote locations will be able to become fully immersed in the classroom environment alongside their colleagues and teachers. Come along to one of our open events or get in touch with us for a bespoke tour to see it for yourself!

Course locations

West Suffolk College Sixth Form Campus

Out Risbygate, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3RL

University Studies and Professional Development Centre

73 Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3SP