Realise Your Potential

There’s more than one route to a university degree in Northern Ireland.

Stranmillis University College has established partnerships with all of the six regional further education colleges in Northern Ireland, where you can study a foundation degree or higher education qualification and then progress to complete your degree at Stranmillis or enter full-time employment.

Foundation and Part-time Degrees

Stranmillis University College offers two year foundation degrees in Early Childhood Studies  and Health, Physical Activities and Sport. We also offer a four year part-time BA degree in Early Childhood Studies. Typically, our foundation degrees allow students who successfully complete the course to enter Year 2  of the relevant degree programme at Stranmillis University College.

CourseEntry RequirementsLocationDurationCourse
Foundation Degree - Early Childhood StudiesCCAll six Regional Colleges2 years F/T or 3 years P/TClick here
Foundation Degree – Health, Physical Activity & SportCCBelfast Met2 yearsClick here
BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (Part-time)BBBSWC (Omagh)
SRC (Newry)
Stranmillis UC
4 yearsClick here


Regional Further Education Colleges

To find out more about the regional colleges and the range of courses on offer, click on the relevant college below.