University Centre Harlow launches new courses

Published: 6 August 2012 at 15:02

Opportunities to begin studying for an Anglia Ruskin degree from this September

University Centre Harlow, the Higher Education partnership between Anglia Ruskin University and Harlow College, has launched a diverse range of new courses beginning next month.

Located on Harlow College’s Velizy Avenue campus, the £9.3m University Centre Harlow was officially opened in April by David Willetts MP, the Minister for Universities and Science, and runs a number of undergraduate Degree and Foundation Degree courses validated by Anglia Ruskin.

Five new courses will be commencing at University Centre Harlow this September: BA (Hons) Tourism Management, BA (Hons) Media Studies, BA (Hons) Early Years Professional Practice, FdSc Engineering and FdSc Bioscience.

Paula Dady, HE Co-ordinator at University Centre Harlow, said:

“Due to the number of science and technology companies located in the town, we expect both the Engineering and Bioscience Foundation Degrees to be very popular among local students.
“The Government recently gave the go-ahead for a University Technical College in Harlow, which will specialise in the areas of environmental engineering and medical technology, so our Engineering and Bioscience courses will also offer these students the opportunity to progress into Higher Education without leaving the area.
“Introducing the BA (Hons) in Media Studies is a natural progression bearing in mind Harlow College’s expertise in journalism, and the newly opened radio and TV studios will provide fantastic facilities for the Media Studies students.
“Harlow’s strategic location between Stansted Airport and London means we expect a high level of demand for the BA (Hons) in Tourism Management, while the BA (Hons) in Early Years Professional Practice offers the opportunity for students on our popular Early Years Playwork & Education foundation degree to progress and obtain a full degree.
“The new courses add to our existing ones to create a range of really exciting options for our students.  We are proud that over 60% of our students are the first in their family to enter Higher Education and our aim is to show more local people that Higher Education is a possibility for them.”

All University Centre Harlow courses have tuition fees of £6,500pa and households with an income of less than £35,000pa may be eligible for a scholarship or fee waiver, reducing the price by a minimum of £500pa.

University Centre Harlow will be holding Open Days on 18 August, September 1 and September 5, offering the chance to explore the campus and enrol on courses beginning this September.  For the further information, please visit or email