Undergraduate & Access
Graduates are likely to earn 25% more than non-graduates and secure higher level jobs, so studying for a little bit longer really can pay off. When you know you're ready for higher education, you just need to know: why choose South Thames College?
Teaching by industry specialists
Your tutors will use their own academic and industry experience to give you the practical skills you need to get ahead in your chosen field. You'll benefit from guest speakers, work visits and placements to bring a real understanding to your studies. Our tutors teach rather than lecture, lessons are interactive and tutors make sure that students understand the principles they are teaching, and how to apply them.
Dedicated support tailored to your needs
Class sizes are typically much smaller than at university so you can build a closer relationship with your tutors and they can give you more individual attention to help you succeed. Help is also available if you have (or think you may have) a learning difficulty, disability or medical condition. This includes disabilities such as dyslexia, autism, Asperger’s, hearing loss, visual impairment and physical disabilities. See South Thames College's Additional learning Support pages for more details.
Local and affordable
We're the affordable alternative to university - our courses are competitively priced compared to universities to help you minimise debt. We are located near great transport links and an easy journey from central London, making us an obvious choice if you're already living in or around London.
A qualification every step of the way
You can choose to study for one, two or three years and at the end of each year you'll achieve an industry-recognised qualification with our HNCs, HNDs, foundation degrees and top-ups. This flexibility means you can divide your time as you like - so study one year, then work, or get experience in the voluntary sector then come back and study with us again. Or, you can study for a year and leave with a valuable qualification and go straight into work. The choice is yours!