Making a choice about university-level courses and where to study can be a challenge. With our wide range of vocational and academic courses, our outstanding reputation for achievement and our partnerships with universities, we believe we can offer you the opportunity you are looking for. Stay Near, Go Far!

Following the merger between Bridgwater College and Somerset College in June 2016, we are now Bridgwater & Taunton College. Whilst we consolidate our HE offer both of our websites are still offering courses and are open for applications. Please take a look at the left-hand column on this page to see the subjects and courses we offer in our Bridgwater and Cannington Centres, and click here to see what’s on offer at our Taunton Centre (formerly the Somerset College website).

Every provider of higher education is required to undergo a Higher Education Review by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), this is to inform students and the wider public whether a provider meets the expectations of the higher education sector. Find out more.

Why study Higher Education at Bridgwater & Taunton College?

  • University courses on your doorstep
  • Strong partnerships with prestigious universities
  • Timetables structured and designed to suit learners
  • University courses but not university prices
  • Exceptional tutorial and pastoral support
  • Skilled, impartial careers guidance to support and aid progression
  • High quality, industry-standard facilities
  • Quality teaching in small class sizes
  • Passionate and highly experienced staff
  • Excellent employability support
  • Earn while you learn, work while you study.

Call our Information and Guidance team for more information 01278 441234.

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We are also finding more and more students are studying higher education on a part-time basis, particularly for those individuals who are wanting to train in a new career or looking to return to education.

Subject Listings

You can find information about all the different courses that we offer here on our website. Courses are organised into subject areas and more information can be found on subjects, and the specific courses, by using the subjects menu at the top of this page. The subject menu is ordered alphabetically.

On each subject page, you will find links to the courses we offer in that area, displayed in a course menu on the right of the page. Browse the different subject areas and the courses within them to find what you're looking for and if you still can't find what you want, try our course finder or contact Information and Guidance on 01278 441234 or email