Partner Universities

UCW works closely with our partners Bath Spa University, Hartpury University and UWE Bristol in the development and validation of our degrees. This means our students are awarded degrees from renowned and nearby universities while studying in the supportive learning environment of UCW.

Bath Spa University

PrintBath Spa University is a leading educational institution specialising in creativity, culture and enterprise, with a commitment to ensuring that its graduates are socially-engaged global citizens.

Foundation degrees at Bath Spa University are designed with the help of business so graduates are well-prepared to meet the needs of local employers. Those who complete these courses can choose to progress in to employment or apply to join the third year of an associated Honours degree course.

There are around 7,500 students in the Bath Spa University community – big enough to offer a wide range of courses and first-rate facilities but small enough that students receive individual attention. Bath Spa University consistently records a high level of student satisfaction in the National Student Survey, and it is a national Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning in subjects leading to careers in the creative industries. No wonder it’s a popular choice!

University of the West of England, Bristol

UWE Bristol logo (web)UCW students on UWE courses benefit from the strong partnership built between the two institutions over a number of years.

The student experience has been placed at the heart of this partnership, and UWE degrees delivered by UCW have been quality assured by the university, a guarantee of its academic standards. As well as having all the fantastic support and facilities offered by UCW, students can also take advantage of the university’s resources, for example by having access to UWE’s extensive online library.

UWE is proud of its diverse student body, which is located in Bristol and the surrounding area and extends across the world. By studying a UWE degree at UCW, you would be part of this community!

Hartpury University

UWE Bristol logo (web)UCW students benefit from a strong partnership with Hartpury University in the specialist areas of animal management and sport, with many of them even progressing to top up at Hartpury University, joining more than 3,500 students on a stunning 360-hectare campus near Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Hartpury University equips students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to open the door to their dream career. As a UCW student, you will be able to experience this through studying curriculum designed in partnership with Hartpury University, trips to the Hartpury University campus and progression on to Honours Top-up degrees and postgraduate courses.