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Based at the foot of the South Downs National Park, Plumpton College offers work-focused, land-based courses in association with the University of Brighton. It offers a range of degrees and foundation degrees, as well as higher education and short courses, and incorporates the UK’s only Wine Science Research Centre.
Plumpton College offers four subject areas of undergraduate degrees. These are:
The college was classed as ‘Outstanding’ in Residential Provision and Good in Overall Provision in a 2016 Ofsted report.
The college has its own commercial operations in wine, equine, agriculture, horticulture and animal science, so you can gain hands-on experience while you study. As well as work experience, Plumpton College has visiting speakers and specialist workshops to help you improve your employability.
Plumpton College offers a range of nine undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, these are:
All students are members of the Plumpton College Students’ Union. Events and activities that the SU puts on include socials in nearby Lewes and Brighton, nights out to Komedia Comedy Club and the annual college RaG Day event.
If you choose to stay on-site at our excellent residential facilities, we’ve got a variety of rooms available from shared to single study en-suite rooms. Our on-site dining room, café and bar offer a wide range of healthy meals and drinks using local, fresh produce.
The prices are as follows:
|Single room (with basin)||5,940|
|Ensuite (limited availability)||6,840|
Plumpton College has modern laboratories, a Woodland Enterprise Centre and a Wine Research Centre.
The college sits on a estate that contains a commercial farm with a recently refurbished dairy processing unit. The college also has woodlands and conservation areas, as well as vineyards and a winery. Students on animal related courses have access to the animal care unit, the veterinary nursing centre and equine yards.
It also has a facility in Snowdonia, North Wales, used by Outdoor Adventurous Activities, Agriculture, Forestry and Countryside Management Studies students.
Plumpton College is based on the edge of the South Downs National Park, close to the small town of Lewes, famous for its Bonfire Night celebrations. Brighton, with its beach, nightlife, restaurants and shopping, is a short train ride away.
If you’re interested in sports, opportunities include badminton, basketball, cricket, hockey, netball and rugby, as well as getting involved in our Sports Academies. Other extra-curricular opportunities include French lessons, wine tasting, equestrianism and cards club.
Each student is allocated a tutor. You can expect one individual tutorial a term as a full-time student, although you are welcome to raise concerns at any time. Counselling services are also available, along with support for students with disabilities or dyslexia.
UK Students per year: Annual tuition fees for undergraduate courses for UK and EU citizens for academic year 19/20 are £9,000
The postgraduate offerings cost a total of £10,000
International students per year: Check with the college
There’s a bursary fund for students in financial hardship which you can apply for on their website.
Plumpton College offers work-focused, land-based courses, along with running its own commercial operations in wine, equine, agriculture, horticulture and animal science. It has the UK’s only Wine Science Research Centre and runs the only undergraduate wine production course in Europe that is taught in English.
Entry requirements are dependent on whether you opt to study a Foundation Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree.
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