Is Undergraduate level study for you?
There are huge benefits to studying an undergraduate course at Milton Keynes College, and we thought we’d be extra helpful and list them for you – just in case you’re still umming and aahing.
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One of the benefits of studying at College is the difference in tuition fees, meaning you have more money to invest in your future. You are still eligible for a tuition fee loan and can apply for maintenance loans and bursaries, supporting you in purchasing textbooks and any other materials you may need.
Smaller Class Sizes for Quality Learning
Studying an undergraduate qualification at MK College means much smaller class sizes, but the same high standard of teaching and learning environments. This means no huge uncomfortable lecture halls, endlessly staring at PowerPoints. You will instead be taught in small groups in creative and stimulating environments. You’ll also meet like-minded people who have the same passion for the subject as you do. You don’t have to worry about missing out on making new friends or new experiences, you can still have the social life of a University student, as you’ll be surrounded by fellow students.
Benefit From Our Industry Links
Milton Keynes is home to some of the biggest businesses in this country. Santander, Home Retail Group, Network Rail, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen Financial Services are all based in Milton Keynes, with loads of other tech start-ups, digital agencies, creative studios and charities based here. We have an abundance of industry links in and around Milton Keynes. We work very closely with companies such as Movey, MK Dons, Bletchley Park, Rightmove, westfourstreet, Bobcat Digital, P J Care, Thames Valley Police, Westbury Arts Centre, and many more. As well as College links, our individual tutors have vast contacts within their respective industries. On your course you will most likely complete work experience, meaning these links will be vital to you finding a company you’d like to work with, and maybe even secure a position with after completing your course.
Learn in Industry-Standard Facilities
Studying a HND in Engineering? You’ll learn in our Innovation & Technology Centre. HNC in Graphic Design? You’ll use industry-standard software in our creative studio. Every course we offer has its own specialist centre or area, which includes industry-standard equipment. All of our campuses have had recent refurbishments with modern classrooms, attractive grounds and a variety of cafes to choose from. Our students have access to our Study Centres which are full of textbooks and computers you can use at your disposal.
We also have three commercial centres that offer training, including our in-house restaurant, The Brasserie, our salon the Graduate Salon, and the Early Years Nursery. For more information on our facilities, take a look here
All of our undergraduate qualifications feature units that are relevant to the industry today, not five years ago. With technology and the way we live forever progressing and changing, it’s important our education stays up to date, preparing you to go straight into work knowing what to expect. Work experience and getting to know your chosen industry is a huge factor, giving you the best chance to secure employment upon completion of your course. Some of our courses are affiliated with local universities, including the University of Bedfordshire and the University of Northampton. Smaller class sizes mean a better relationship with the tutors, meaning you’ll have more support, focus, and a better understanding of what working in the industry is really like.