If you want to study a degree, but cannot attend university on a full-time basis, studying part-time is a great way to balance further study with other commitments.

Enrolling as a part-time student on one of our degree courses means you can study course modules and units at your own pace, gradually accumulating credits which count towards your final qualification.

It will take anywhere between two and three years to complete, depending on whether you are studying a foundation degree or HNC/D or a BA (Hons) top-up degree.

Benefits of part-time study include:

  • Same course and qualification as full-time study
  • Work while you study
  • Balance your studies with other commitments
  • Employers may contribute to your tuition fees
  • Same great levels of student support and facilities
  • Study can fit in around family and work commitments
  • Potential to progress in your career
  • Large group of like-minded people

Our experienced and professional lecturers each have a contemporary and thorough understanding of their discipline area, offering excellent support and guidance to you throughout your degree.

Part-time degrees courses on offer at University Centre St Helens:

Business and Management

HNC Business
BA (Hons) Business Administration and Management (Top-up)
FdA Spa Therapies and Management

Social Sciences

FdA Criminal Justice
BA (Hons) Criminal Justice (Top-up)
FdA Social Policy, Health and Housing
BA (Hons) Social Policy, Health and Housing (Top-up)

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)

FdSc Applied Microbiology
HNC Applied Chemistry
FdSc Exercise, Health and Fitness
HNC Computing
HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
HNC Electrical / Electronic Engineering
HNC Manufacturing Engineering
HNC Operations Engineering
HNC Mechanical Engineering
HND Electrical / Electronic Engineering
HND Manufacturing Engineering
HND Operations Engineering
HND Mechanical Engineering
BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering

Teaching and Early Years

Certificate in Education (Education and Training)
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Education and Training)
FdA Early Years Practice

For further information regarding financial support for part-time students please visit our financial support page here.