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Why not take a look at our courses section (here) or our brand new prospectus (here) to see what you can do to CHANGE YOUR LIFE.


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


BA (Hons) and MA Courses 

Ruskin College Oxford offers 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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Latest news

Ruskin staff review film of women's role in 84-85 miners' strike.

Tue 11th, November 14

Tracy Walsh and Fenella Porter of Ruskin's ILTUS programme feature in the Morning Star on 31-10-14.

1984-2014 – The importance of Black British Feminism

Fri 7th, November 14

The latest Gender Platform event ranged from Beyonce to immigration controls in considering the (unfinished) journey of Black British Feminism.


Recent Tweets

We have just added a list of new dates for Open Days and Subject Taster Days. For details, go to: http://t.co/wJf7MBNlOM
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Ruskin staff review film of women's role in 84-85 miners' strike. To read the full story, go to: http://t.co/XpLphT1UEr
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Upcoming events, talks and seminars

Ruskin Platform Talks: MARGARET MACMILLAN - 26th November 2014

Wed November 26th 2014

The Outbreak of the First World War: History and Memory

Ruskin Platforms: JUDGE GORDON RISIUS - 2nd December 2014

Tue December 2nd 2014

Practicing Law


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.