We are now taking applications for October 2015 entry.



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

Ex Ruskin student and Poet Davy Mac

Fri 12th, December 14

Help us give dead poet proper funeral send-off.

Bob Purdie

Wed 3rd, December 14

Ruskin received the sad news over the weekend that former tutor Bob Purdie passed away on Saturday.


Recent Tweets

We still have Ruskin 115 anniversary T-shirts for sale (if you are looking for a last minute X-mas present). Contact:
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So who's coming to the #Ruskin Open Day this morning starting at 11am?
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Upcoming events, talks and seminars

Ruskin College has the pleasure of hosting an evening with Shami Chakrabarti on January 9th 2015 7pm-9pm

Fri January 9th 2015

Shami will be talking about the coalitions’ proposal to scrap the Human Rights Act and to talk about her new book, On Liberty, which explores why our fundamental rights and freedoms are indispensable. The event is free but entrance will be on a first come first served basis so please arrive early.

International Labour and Trade Union Studies Taster Day: 17th January 2015

Sat January 17th 2015

Be an International Labour and Trade Union Studies student for the day.


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.