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With smaller class sizes, more one-to-one time with lecturers and lower fees, it has never been easier to stand out from the crowd with the help of a university-level qualification

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Why choose City College Plymouth for your degree

Everyone is familiar with our exceptional skills provision for school-leavers, but City College has also created a number of meticulously designed university courses.

We pride ourselves of the exceptional support our students receive, but don’t just take our word for it:


“I really enjoyed everything about my time at the College. From an academic point of view, the staff were superb: they are highly knowledgeable and very supportive. I also enjoyed the chance to go abroad for an educational visit and I have some great memories from that experience.”
John Helliwell, Business Management, FdA


“I’ve been so impressed with the experience of higher level education at City College so far, and I look forward to the next two years as I work towards a full degree.”
Emma Adams, Creative Actor, FdA


“The staff are exceptional: they are experts in this field, and the support you receive is second-to-none.”
Maisie Webber, Community and Public Services, BSc 


City College, in partnership with Plymouth Marjon University and the University of Plymouth, offers you a more relaxed and flexible option to gaining a BA, a BSc, a foundation degree or an HNC/D.
With exceptional employer links, our university courses combine subject-specific knowledge but with an emphasis on employability.

City College Plymouth strikes academic gold with Prestigious Teaching Excellence Award!

Our team


Head of Higher Education and International Partnerships

Hello, I’m Dr Tamal Barman and I am the Head of Higher Education and International Partnerships. I oversee all aspects of HE and IP at City College Plymouth. This involves making strategic decisions for the departments and ensuring we meet the requirements of the Office for Students. I look forward to welcoming you all in September.


HE Student Liaison

Hi! I’m Meg and I’m the HE Student Liaison, which means I will be your first port of call for support and enquiries. I handle student feedback, logins and enrolments, extenuating circumstances, and student-led developments within HE. If you need any signposting for additional support or want to become a more involved member of our HE student body just send me an email at


HE Learning Support Coordinator

Hi, I’m Holly and I’m your HE Learning Support Coordinator. I help with disclosures of additional needs and support eligible students through the DSA process. If you need to arrange exam concessions, 1:1 support sessions for assignment briefs, or signposting to the college support services, I am happy to help!


HE Officer

Hey I’m Hollie and I am the HE Officer. I work with Meg to help with student queries, but my main role is working with your curriculum team and the university to develop your HE courses. I am also involved in outreach and access to HE, and here to help both our lecturers and our students.

Five reasons to choose City College Plymouth

Read our five reasons why you should choose City College Plymouth for your university-level course.