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Higher Education

Belfast Met offers a selection of Higher Education (HE) courses that are closely aligned with industry demand and run in conjunction with top UK education providers.

Higher Education courses include Degrees, Foundation Degrees, HNDs, HNCs and Higher Level Apprenticeships. 

Our HE partners include Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University, The Open University. We also offer a range of professional and technical awarding organisation programmes including the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

All of our HE programmes face the same rigorous external checks and audits as a university programme as we are all assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency. But, as you’ll experience, Higher Education in the College is also fundamentally different – in a good way.

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Open Evening - Titanic Quarter - 7th December - 3pm-6pm

Register online to attend our Higher Education open evening at our Titanic Quarter campus on 7th December - 3pm until 6pm.

This event will provide you with lots of helpful information on our wide range of Higher Education courses, guide you on the application process and showcase life at the Met.

Register Now

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Open Evening - Millfield Campus 8th December - 3pm-6pm

Register online to attend our Higher Education open evening at our Millfield campus on 8th December - 3pm until 6pm.

This event will provide you with lots of helpful information on our wide range of Higher Education courses, guide you on the application process and showcase life at the Met.

Register Now

Virtual Information Sessions

Thinking about making us your first choice? Check out our Virtual Information Sessions to find out all you need to know about joining Belfast Met!

Our Virtual Information Sessions will provide you with lots of helpful information on our wide range of Higher Education courses, the application process and life at the Met! 

Check out our Virtual Information Session here!

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Make Us Your First Choice for Higher Education

  • Lower costs than University
  • Study close to home
  • 4 Vibrant Campuses in the heart of the city
  • Dynamic range of courses
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Get the skills you need for the career you want

Why Choose Belfast Met

From our wide range of courses to our world class facilities, our outstanding teaching by industry experts, our outstanding student support, less costs and less student debts, we can help you get the skills you need to get the career you want!

Here are the top 10 reasons why you should make Belfast Met your first choice!

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University Partnerships

Belfast Met offers a selection of Higher Education (HE) courses that are closely aligned with industry demand and run in conjunction with top UK education providers.

Our Higher Education partners include Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University and The Open University who we work in partnership with to deliver various degree and Foundation Degree level courses. Students are enrolled at both the College & University and have all the main entitlements as other undergraduate students at the university.

Successful graduates have a choice of progression opportunities subject to meeting entry requirements and can apply to enter second or final year at University

All of our HE programmes face the same rigorous external checks and audits as a university programme as we are all assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency. But, as you’ll experience, Higher Education in the College is also fundamentally different – in a good way. 

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Advice for Parents, Carers & Guardians

Supporting your child to choose the right Further or Higher Education course is a big step, use the information below to help make this decision easier, so you can talk through the options and see the range of support that is available at Belfast Met during this process.

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Student Story - Paula Downey

Completed Belfast Met’s Access Diploma in History and English Literature 

Paula spent the last fifteen years as a self-employed consultant, assisting employers in identifying and assessing the most suitable candidates for recruitment, and coaching those seeking career progression.

In addition to studying, in 2019 she commenced a five-year plan to enable her to teach English to speakers of other languages and plans to open an affordable-to-all language school in Belfast.

Paula graduated from Belfast Met in 2020 and was awarded a Higher Education Scholarship from Registered Charity Uversity to pursue a Bachelor’s degree at University

Paula is now studying BA Hons English and History at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Student Story - Mark Rushe

I am well on course with my grades to get onto the summer bridging course with Ulster University and start my final year in September." 

Mark lived in Belfast during term time. He chose this Marketing Foundation Degree course as he was keen to work in the sports marketing industry and was attracted to it as there was practical work placement within the course. He has really enjoyed the course and the campus which is very modern and well equipped, and is very accessible with public transport.

Mark recommends all aspects of the course and explains why it fulfilled his expectations, “The lecturers have given 100% to help me during my course and I have felt very well supported. We had some group projects which were really good fun and helped me to get to know the other students in my class better. I had a dedicated tutor for my personal and professional development which has been really key for job searches and will be very useful for when I finish my degree to progress my career.

“I’m currently on a three-month work placement with Ignite Sports Management, a sports marketing agency in Oxford which is giving me great experience in the career I want to follow. I have been asked to continue working past my end date and into the summer with the firm as they have been impressed with my work so far. Even with it being a challenging year, the lecturers have helped me to prepare for my placement and now I am reaping the rewards.”