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Higher Education

Higher education policies are available here

When it comes to standards, Belfast Met is right up there with Queen’s University and the University of Ulster. We are all quality-assessed by the same body, and our academic excellence is further validated by institutions of higher education across the UK, including Northern Ireland’s universities.

Our higher education partners include, Queens University Belfast, Ulster University, Manchester Metropolitan University, The University of Dundee, Pearson Edexcel and a range of professional and technical awarding bodies including Institute of Leadership and Management, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Chartered Institute of Marketing

But, as you’ll experience, higher education in the College is also fundamentally different – in a good way, you will have:

  • Smaller class sizes to allow for individual learning plans and more pastoral support.
  • Lecturers who are focused on teaching and can provide individual learning support.
  • Significantly less costs.
  • Many courses on work-related learning.

If this suits your style of learning, Belfast Met could be the right match for you.

Our higher education courses will help you develop a range of skills such as technical expertise or entrepreneurship, while improving your employability and helping your personal development.

Our higher education students are all ages and come from many walks of life. To qualify for our courses, students are usually aged 18 or over and must have previously completed further education study paths such as A Level, AVCE or BTEC National Diplomas. However applications from mature students who have relevant industry experience will also be considered.


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