We are now taking applications for 2014 entry.

Click here to find out about CertHE courses and here to find out about the bursary.

For all courses, students can download an application form from this website or request a hard copy of the application form to be sent to them. 
For all full time undergraduate higher education courses students may also apply through UCAS. To do this you need to visit www.ucas.com

Apply now!

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. You probably will not need to take a student loan to do a year of Law, History, Social Sciences, English Studies and International Labour and Trade Union Studies. 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

Miners’ Strike 30th Anniversary Events

Wed 16th, April 14

Working in collaboration with a range of organisations Ruskin College will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the 1984-85 miners’ strike.

Another Great Women’s Studies Taster Day

Mon 24th, March 14

Feedback from the MA Women's Studies taster day held Sat 22nd March 2014

Upcoming events, talks and seminars

Short Course Open Morning

Thu May 1st 2014

Come along to one of our Open Mornings for advice and support to help you choose which courses are best for you.

Open Day

Fri May 2nd 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.


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