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HE Courses at Canterbury

Today UCAS applications for degrees starting in 2020-2021 year go live. This blog will make sure that you have all the information you need about the HE courses available at Canterbury College, as well as funding, and the benefits of living and studying in Canterbury.

First of all, we should probably clarify what this ‘HE’ is that you might have heard about! HE stands for ‘Higher Education’, in which students study degree-level courses, such as BA or BSc degrees. ‘Degree level’ courses are those between levels 4-6 – so just the next step on the educational ladder after the level 3 courses that a lot of our students study; college is a great way of accessing these top-level courses.

It is a common myth is that you have to go to a university to study HE courses. Actually, it is very common for colleges, conservatoires, and other specialist schools to award degrees, and that’s no different here!

Canterbury College has a range of courses between level 4 and 6, from HND Art & Design to BSc (Hons) Animal Biology & Wildlife Conservation, specialising in subjects that ensure you hit the ground running in your industries when you graduate. Our two-year HND courses are also great if you are not ready to commit to a full three-year degree course yet. You can exit with an HE qualification after two years or go on to complete a full degree for a third year.

Also, studying a course at Canterbury College has the advantage of lower course fees compared to universities, meaning less worries about student debts, and smaller class sizes, meaning closer interaction with our industry-experienced tutors, whilst also being taught at our campus which is at the heart of the vibrant Canterbury city centre.

Applying onto a Higher Education course can be a daunting experience, but our website has a range of advice to help you from application to graduation. Contact us to find out more on 01227 811111 or email

And if you’ve found something you like, you can start your HE journey today by visiting the UCAS website.

Good Luck!