Benefits of an integrated degree
Integrated Degrees

Benefits of an integrated degree

Forth Valley College offers six innovative integrated degree courses in partnership with three of Scotland’s leading Universities (Stirling, Heriot-Watt, Strathclyde).

This novel, integrated approach to learning, meets the needs of future employers by creating ‘work ready’ graduates. Successful applicants – who will spend their first year at least at Forth Valley College - will be recognised as university undergraduate students throughout the entire course and have access to the latest resources at state-of-the-art campuses in the heart of Central Scotland.

The degree courses are: BSc (Hons) Biological Science, BSc (Hons) Applied Computing, BA (Hons) Digital Media, BA (Hons) Heritage and Tourism, BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering and MEng Chemical Engineering and they are supported by key industry partners including Historic Scotland, Visit Scotland and Diageo.

Benefits of an integrated degree at FVC include:

The advantage of studying locally at Falkirk, Stirling or Alloa

If you have just left school, travelling to study in Edinburgh or Glasgow can be a daunting prospect and expensive. FVC offers quality degrees in the Central Scotland area to allow students to ease into ‘higher education’, while still staying close to home. It also means you will be able to save money during the first year at least.

Smaller class sizes mean more one-to-one time with lecturers

Smaller class sizes mean the College’s expert and experienced lecturers can spend more time with individual students to guide them through the theory and make sure they understand the core elements of their subjects.

Focus on practical lab and technical skills

The first year or two of an integrated degree has a strong focus on hands-on skills meaning FVC degree students will leave for university with a high level of practical lab and technical skills. This will stand you in good stead as you progress and will also prove valuable when you enter the workplace.

An opportunity to build confidence before going to university

Integrated degree programmes at FVC are the ideal way for both school leavers and mature students to find their feet in ‘higher education’ and build confidence that will be valuable as they progress on to university.

Honing skills to become more employable and industry ready

True to our mission statement of ‘Making Learning Work’ we pride ourselves on preparing our students for what life will be like when they enter the workplace and developing the skills that future employers are looking for. Our industry partners recognise this and great supporters of the training, standards and practical skills that our students develop during their time at Forth Valley College.

So what are you waiting for? Find out more about our integrated degrees. 

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