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University Studies at West Suffolk College

Learning is for the whole of life. It can take you in any direction, or to any level. It is not exclusive, nor does it make demands. You can leave it and you can return. Learning is limited by nothing except your curiosity.

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Through its partnerships with the University of Suffolk and its community education programmes, West Suffolk College offers opportunities for higher education, part time and leisure learning in Bury St Edmunds and throughout the county.

Degree study with University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College

It is exciting that right here in Bury St Edmunds you can choose from more than 40 different Higher Education courses plus Higher Apprenticeships in five sectors and Degree Apprenticeships in three.

A beautiful place to study, relax and shop

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Surrounded by countryside with 1,000 years of history to explore, Bury St Edmunds offers visitors a shopper’s paradise, award-winning restaurants, fantastic annual festivals and entertainment, and stunning parks. With the beautiful medieval wool towns of Lavenham, Clare and Long Melford on our doorstep and Cambridge just 30 minutes away, Bury St Edmunds is a quintessentially English market town where you can truly unwind.Take a stroll through history, enjoy fine dining and contemporary cuisine, treat yourself to some serious retail therapy or simply explore and take in the peaceful atmosphere. Bury St Edmunds is a jewel in the crown of Suffolk and the perfect getaway.

If you want a day out at the beach, Bury St Edmunds is just an hour away from the beautiful Suffolk Coast with charming seaside towns to explore. If you are feeling energetic how about exploring on foot on one of the local walking routes which take in quaint villages, cosy pubs and stunning Suffolk scenery, or hop on two wheels and follow our many cycle routes. With historic houses, galleries, exhibitions, festivals, and museums, exquisite food, unique boutiques, beautiful countryside, live music, dance, theatre and cinema, there is so much to explore in Bury St Edmunds and beyond. 

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Part time and leisure learning in Suffolk

West Suffolk College offers a cornucopia of delights in its adult and community education programme at centres close to you. There are hundreds of subjects to choose from whether for employment, education or enjoyment.