We will start taking applications for the Access to Higher Education Diploma and our higher education courses that start in September 2015 entry on Monday 6th October 2014. Secure your place for next year and apply early.



Click here to go to our how to apply section for further details.


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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Distinguished former student

Fri 19th, September 14

Sir Peter Carr reflects on Derek Robinson’s life.

NEW - 2014-15 Short Courses brochure now available.

Mon 15th, September 14

Come a study a short course at Ruskin College, Oxford.

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Upcoming events, talks and seminars

International Labour and Trade Union Studies Open Day

Fri November 14th 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.