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Degree-level places available for September 2021!

Apply now, start September.

Whether you have just finished BTECs or A-levels, or are a mature student wanting to return to study, we have a range of courses still available for this September and it is not too late to apply.

As well as Foundation Degrees and Honours Top Ups, we also offer options for those not quite ready to begin their degree level study. See the list below of courses you can study with us.

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Study Local

Students are increasingly recognising the benefits of staying closer to home and continuing their education at their local college, making the best progression into their working lives without running up debts through accommodation and living costs.

You don’t need to change your lifestyle or rack up lots of debt. The Hugh Baird University Centre gives you access to some of the best degree qualifications in an affordable way, and you can study in your time, around all your existing family and work commitments.

Supporting You

We know that one of the reasons our students choose to come to the Hugh Baird University Centre is for the excellent support and small group sizes and it is important to us that you still receive the best possible experience. As such, from September, we are planning to open with face-to-face teaching.

However, it must be noted that we will continue to review the latest follow Government guidelines to provide you with a safe environment. This could result in a blended learning approach to delivery. We also have contingency plans in place to let you continue studying if a lockdown becomes necessary at any stage. We are very proud of our digital learning infrastructure and achievements, which predate the current circumstances, and this is supported by the great feedback from our current students regarding their online learning experience.

Courses approved by

  • University of Central Lancashire
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • University of Cumbria

How to apply

You can apply through Clearing by filling out and submitting the short form below:


Hugh Baird University Centre will only store your details for the purpose of replying to your submission. Your email will not be passed onto any 3rd party agencies. You can view our latest consent documentation here.

About the Hugh Baird University Centre

Housed in our multi-million pound state-of-the-art building, our University Centre is the dedicated place for all of our 400+ degree-level students studying with us.

With a relaxed open-plan study area, a specialist library and resource centre, a flexible performance space, and some great refreshment areas, everything you need is right here on campus.

We’re continually investing in our facilities and resources to help our students get the very best from their university experience. Alongside our superb creative facilities, unique enterprise zone and extensive digital library of study materials, we’re committed to expanding our courses with extensive industry links and highly experienced lecturers.

Money Matters

We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. Investing in your future doesn’t need to be a financial burden. We offer a number of financial support options to help you go further by staying local.

Financial support

Life in Liverpool

We are located in the suburb of Bootle, approximately four miles outside of Liverpool’s vibrant city centre. The city’s reputation for friendly, down to earth people, passionate sporting roots, comedy and music is known worldwide.

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£500 Bursary Gift

All new full time Foundation Degree students will be allocated a Bursary Gift of up to £500. Terms and conditions apply.

Not quite ready for a Foundation Degree?

Our ‘Foundation Degree with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry’ courses are designed for those who want to study for a foundation degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications.

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Why choose us?

  1. We are one of an elite group of providers award TEF Gold status denoting excellence in higher education teaching and learning.

  2. Our lecturers have notable industry links and excellent, up-to-date subject knowledge, as well as extensive teaching experience.

  3. New full time foundation degree students may be offered a bursary gift to help with their studies.

  4. Our competitive fees and local campus help keep costs down and avoid running up unnecessary debt.

  5. For those not quite ready for a Foundation Degree, many of our courses offer an Optional Integrated Foundation Entry route. We also have a range of Access to Higher Education courses.

  6. Our courses are validated by leading institutions such as the University of Central Lancashire, Liverpool John Moores University and University of Cumbria.

  7. You don’t need to pay your fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans are available for many students through Student Finance England to cover the cost of your course fees.

  8. Full time courses often only mean attending University for up to 15 hours per week and many of our courses have a part time option too, so you can fit your study around work and family life.

Where are they now?

Frequently Asked Questions

Clearing gives you the opportunity to apply for a course at the Hugh Baird University Centre for a September 2020 start date. You can apply for any course with places still available (listed above).

You can use Clearing if you:

  • Have already applied through UCAS and don’t have an offer of a place at another university
  • Haven’t already applied through UCAS and have now decided you would like to
  • Have applied but didn’t meet conditions
  • Applied late

You can apply through Clearing by requesting a call back from our team on this page. It’s useful if you have a UCAS Personal ID number to hand, but don’t worry if you don’t have this, or didn’t apply through UCAS.

Anyone can apply to the University Centre through Clearing.

Clearing is available July to September each year:

If you already have your exam results (e.g. BTEC results) but you have no offers, you can use Clearing from July.

If you had conditional offers but your exam results didn’t go to plan, you can use Clearing from results day.

You will need to apply for your student loan as soon as possible but it is not guaranteed that you will receive your loan before your course starts. Please contact Student Finance England as soon as possible.

Yes you can.

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