Which degree course is right for you?

Honours Degrees

An Honours Degree has 360 Higher credits. In some subjects, the Honours Degree is studied full-time over three years. In others, a Foundation Degree is studied first and this can then be topped up to an Honours Degree with one or two years' further study.

Foundation Degrees

As a general guide, a Foundation Degree has 240 Higher Education credits. Most Foundation Degrees require a student either to be working or to have a substantial work experience placement.

Unlike some undergraduate programmes, they're not just about theory. They provide you with the knowledge and skills that employers need, by combining theory with its application to the workplace. This will help you to enhance your employment opportunities and to prepare for more responsibility or promotion.

All of our Foundation Degrees have been developed with clear progression routes onto Honours Degrees at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai or at one of our partner institutions.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

A Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a work-related university level qualification normally studied part-time for two years or full-time for a year. On completion, you could progress onto a Foundation degree.

Why Choose Us?

Quality Assurance

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) awarded the Grŵp a commended judgement in 2016 for 'the enhancement of student learning opportunities.' The Grŵp was one of only 4 out of 62 colleges across England and Wales who achieved the commended judgement.

Satisfaction

In the National Student Survey 2016, 91% of our degree students voted that they were satisfied with the quality of their course! What's more, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai came in third place out of all 17 colleges and universities in Wales!

Local

Most of our degree courses are offered at the University Centre in Rhos-on-Sea, with some programmes also available at our Bangor, Llangefni and Dolgellau campuses. Our local provision means that you can study for a degree right here on your doorstep, without having to move away to university.

Flexible

We offer a range of full-time and part-time degrees, and often, our full-time courses are delivered over two days per week. This helps you fit your studies around your work and family commitments.

Affordable

If you live at home, you could save thousands of pounds as you won't have to pay the additional accommodation costs incurred by students who move away to study.

Supportive

Class sizes are small, so your tutors will have more time to dedicate to you. Our friendly staff in Learner Services can also provide you with support with CVs and interview techniques, and offer careers advice.

Progression

All of our Foundation Degrees offer progression opportunities to Honours level of study, either here or at another university.

Employment Opportunities

Because many of our Foundation Degrees are developed in consultation with local employers, you will be equipped with the skills that employers need. This will make you more employable in the local jobs market.

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What our students say

Every year our students progress on to further study at university or into employment at some of the UK's top companies.

But don't just take our word for it, listen to some of our students' success stories.

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