30 March 2021 

More than 150 students were able to study for a degree closer to home last year as they completed their degree studies at Fife College.

41 students successfully achieved an Honours Degree at the College in the 2019-20 academic year, with 110 achieving an Ordinary Degree, despite the disruption caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

The College delivers several degrees through a franchise partnership with Abertay University and The Open University, allowing students to study for a degree entirely at a Fife College campus.

This academic session also saw the introduction of a brand new BA (Hons) Creative Enterprise degree course which is awarded by Queen Margaret University and is only available in Fife. 

The College also offers defined routes to degree courses in partnership with 15 higher education institutions across Scotland and beyond, with HNC and HND courses allowing students to progress directly to second or third year of a university course.

These routes give those living in Fife local access to degree studies, cutting down on travel or accommodation costs that may be applicable if they studied elsewhere.

It also allows for more flexibility, with College students able to take their studies a year at a time to see how they get on rather than make a four-year commitment from the outset.

Iain Hawker, the Assistant Principal for Quality and Academic Partnerships at Fife College said:

“It’s great news that so many students were able to achieve their degree at Fife College in the last academic year.

“The disruption caused by the pandemic wouldn’t have made things easy for them, but we’re delighted to have helped over 150 people achieve their goal of completing a degree or honours degree.

“Each year the College helps hundreds of students work towards a degree closer to home.

“It allows each of them the chance to study in a more familiar setting, while also cutting down on potential travel or accommodation costs.

“With our courses also offering more flexibility in how students complete their studies, it’s proving to be a popular route for many people in the region.

“If anyone in Fife wants to start studying for a degree but is unsure of the best way to do so, they should contact the College now and we can talk them through the options available to them.”

For more information on the degree courses available at Fife College, visit our degree pages. 

The brand new BA (Hons) Creative Enterprise degree course is awarded by Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and is only available in Fife. The Creative Enterprise degree supports a study pathway for HND students from 12 different Creative disciplines including photography, furniture design and jewellery to a further two years of study at our Glenrothes campus to achieve the BA Honours degree.

For more information the course's page.