Study a degree at East Coast College

Study a degree on your doorstep with the University of Suffolk at East Coast College.

We offer over 40 degree level programmes from our Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth campuses including Higher National Certificates and Diplomas, Foundation Degrees, Honours Degrees and Post-graduate Studies helping you to achieve your dream careers without the need to move away from home to attend university. View our full list of degree courses.

East Coast College has been providing local higher education courses for over 25 years and is a founding partner of the University of Suffolk.

Why choose us?

Stay near, go far– possibly the most cost-effective way to enhance your career prospects and earning potential. Without the worries of huge tuition fees, the stress of travel, the cost of accommodation and the uncertainty of the modern world. Get out in front with fewer costs and have your family and friends on hand to support you all the way.

Flourish with personal support

Our staff are here to help you. You won’t just be another face in the crowd – your tutor will get to know you as an individual, offering focused support. Our small class sizes, flexible teaching and student focus will help you to achieve your potential.

Get the skills to stand out

You will learn the skills that industry and employers are looking for. As a result of our excellent links with employers, we understand exactly what they are looking for. Our courses are designed to meet the demands of industry to equip you with the skills to stand out. Learn in contemporary industry-standard facilities, work with employers on live industry briefs, and be trained by vocationally experienced professional staff with the skills to be successful.

Choose a high-quality course

Our degree level courses are run in partnership with and accredited by the University of Suffolk, but at a fraction of the cost of traditional university-based courses. Our Higher National courses are accredited by Pearson, allowing you to further your specific vocational training at a higher level.

Graduate in style

Graduation day is a huge celebration at East Coast College – with a formal graduation ceremony you will never forget. You and your guests will enjoy a high profile awards ceremony and celebration event in a stunning location – celebrate your success with a bang!

Watch a video of our 2023 graduation celebrations.

If you have any questions about studying a degree with the University of Suffolk at East Coast College, you can contact our higher education team at