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5 Reasons to Study Higher Education at

Kingston Maurward College

According to our students

1.  “The lecturers know their stuff and are very helpful with coursework and exams”

2.  “KMC has a relaxed atmosphere with places to get away between studying (the lake!)”

3.  “There are many opportunities for practical, hands on work with the animal on the campus”

4.  “The LRC (Learning Resource Centre) has many helpful resources”

5.  “The campus itself is a beautiful place”

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Find out more about our degrees here.

Meet our Higher Education staff here.

Find out what our current students think, take a look at our case studies and dissertation abstracts here.

Become a KMC student for a day! Enquire about a Higher Education taster session here.

Find out more by reading our FAQ’s and viewing our key documents, click here.

Higher Education at Kingston Maurward College

Sometimes the best opportunities are right on your doorstep and our degree courses are a prime example. Take advantage of minimising living expenses by studying closer to home and benefit from some of the most stunning natural resources in the country.

The college has such a special place in the life of the countryside. Not only are we unique in our subject base, but we also perform extraordinarily well against many larger institutions.

We offer an inspiring environment where you can study a specialist degree in courses in subjects that relate to modern, land-based industries, conservation and the rural economy – subjects that will be of real value in developing your career.

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Our Degrees

Foundation degrees can be studied full time or part time. They are classed as a higher education qualification which is equivalent to the first two years of a full time undergraduate degree.

We also offer a top-up course for students to progress from the foundation degree to a full BSc Honours degree.

Undergraduate Foundation Degrees

FdSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare

FdSc Marine Ecology and Conservation

FdSc Countryside and Coastal Conservation (subject to validation)

FdSc Veterinary Nursing (subject to validation)

FdSc Para-Veterinary Sciences (subject to validation)


BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare

BSc (Hons) Marine Ecology and Conservation


FdA Tourism Park Management

International Masters Programme (IMP)

Level 4 qualifications

Level 4 Farm Management Programme

Level 4 Higher Diploma in Floristry

Find out more about our courses here.

View our Higher Education prospectus here.

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Our Excellent Facilities

We continue to invest in our estate to provide the best possible facilities for our learning, teaching and research activities. See the facilities page for more information .

Expert Teaching Staff

Our excellent and committed academic staff care deeply about the learning and teaching afforded to our students. They are experts in their field with extensive experience and industry links.

Meet our Higher Education staff here.

Kingston Maurward College was recently assessed for quality and standards by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Their job is to safeguard quality and standards in UK universities and colleges, so that students have the best possible learning experience.

Their report found:

  • Academic standards of the awards the College offers on behalf of its awarding bodies meet UK expectations for threshold standards
  • The enhancement of student learning opportunities at the College meets UK expectations
  • The quality of the information produced by the College about its learning opportunities meets UK expectations
  • The quality of student learning opportunities at the College meets UK expectations.


Our Higher Education courses are validated by Bournemouth University, Plymouth University and The Royal Agricultural University.

Find out more about our partners here.

Please call our friendly team on 01305 215177 for further information and advice. If you have already applied please have your UCAS number ready when you call.

QAA checks how UK universities and colleges maintain the standard of their higher education provision. Click here to read this institution's latest review report.