Applications close on 15th August 2014.


We have spaces left on the following courses.

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Access to Higher Education Diploma

It is never too late to study for a degree if you have no qualifications at all.
The Ruskin College Access to HE Diploma offers the opportunity to begin studying for a career in social work, youth and community work, counselling, education in the voluntary sector or other professional settings. An Access to HE Diploma is accepted for entry on to degree courses by the majority of UK universities and colleges. Click here to go to the Access to HE section




Short courses

Interested in returning to learning? Want to explore adult education in a supportive environment? Looking for a course that is affordable or offers fee remission for those on benefits?  

We offer short courses open to anyone without formal qualifications. If you want to find a way back to college education as an adult then please look at our website. We have a proven track record of giving people a chance to pursue that new beginning.  

Click here to go to our short courses section


Long courses

Long courses at Ruskin offer university-level study, up to and including degrees, often with funding support. All of these have routes to BA degrees, either at Ruskin or elsewhere. You can also train to be a social worker, a youth worker or a writer at Ruskin. There are MA courses in International Labour and Trade Union Studies and Women’s Studies. All courses have part-time routes available.  

Click here to go to our courses section


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Does working class education have a future?

Fri 25th, July 14

A national debate and discussion on 2nd August on the future of working class education.

Ruskin on YouTube

Thu 17th, July 14

Ruskin now has video introductions of all courses available.
The latest videos, introduces our Certificate of Higher Education in Law.

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Upcoming events, talks and seminars

Open Day

Wed July 30th 2014

If you are interested in applying for a long course (not an MA course) at Ruskin College we would recommend you attend one of our Open Days.

International Labour and Trade Union Studies Open Day

Wed July 30th 2014

Come along and find out what it is like to be an International Labour and Trade Union Studies student at Ruskin College.


QAA checks how UK universities and colleges maintain the standard of their higher education provision. Click here to read this institution's latest review report.

Ruskin College is approved by The Open University as an appropriate organisation to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards.