Study for a History Degree at South Devon College

(Last Updated On: June 10, 2020)

In the light of COVID-19 many people are looking to do something new, local and accessible which does not incur too much travel. Many people are also looking to upskill or simply have a career change.

University Centre South Devon (UCSD) at South Devon College offers many opportunities including the ‘History with English’ foundation degree (FDA).

This two year programme is full of ‘local history, heritage and culture’. It offers the student plenty of opportunity to research, investigate and study aspects of History and English from modules such as the ‘Reformation’ through to the ‘Dawning of America’ to ‘Decline and Degeneration in Late Victorian Fiction’ to ‘Hidden Histories’.

The lectures are taught by specialist, enthusiastic lecturers at UCSD campus, Paignton. All are welcome to enrol onto this two year course, 3 days a week.

There are various finance options available to students and UCSD would be more than happy to talk students through this and supply further information. This is a great opportunity to choose a History with English FdA. Furthermore students also have the opportunity to complete a third year at Plymouth University and achieve a BA Hons in History or History with English.

Following on from this many former students have gone on to achieve a PGCE and start a career in teaching. Some students have also entered the heritage sector and found employment with organisations such as The National Trust. This is a great program and applications for September 2020 are still being accepted.

To find out more information, visit If you have any questions, email or call UCSD on 08000 213181.

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Kevin Dixon went to Audley Park – now Torquay Academy – and South Devon College when it was at Torre. After studying at Birmingham City University, he returned home because there’s nowhere else quite like Torquay. He then became involved in community and adult education, completed a PhD at Exeter University , and started writing about the weird and unknown side of town. He now Chairs Healthwatch Torbay and is involved in health and social care in the Bay.