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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Latest news

Ruskin College Final Push to Apply 2014-15

Thu 14th, August 14

Ruskin College will be running two events as a final part of our recruitment programme for the forthcoming academic year 2014/2015.

The first will be receiving calls through UCAS clearing on Thursday 14th/Friday 15th August.

The second will be an Open Day (with subject 'Taster' sessions) on Friday 15th August from 11am.


Does working class education have a future?

Thu 31st, July 14

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


Recent Tweets

NEW ILTUS Open Day Date announced at #Ruskin. 14th Nov 2014. For full details, go to: http://t.co/PB23j6mDBk http://t.co/QgRgiQwlv8
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Applications officially closed today but we still have spaces available on our English Studies, Law and Writing for Performance courses.
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Upcoming events, talks and seminars

International Labour and Trade Union Studies Open Day

Sat September 20th 2014

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

International Labour and Trade Union Studies Open Day

Tue October 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.