As a student of both UCM and the University of Chester, you will enjoy the best of both worlds, including access to a wide range of academic resources that are available at both institutions.
UCM has dedicated study space for students, which includes computer and internet access (including wifi). It also has a well-equipped library, with friendly staff that are always willing to help you find what you need.
UCM has a growing Higher Education community of around 300 students and, for many people, the smaller class-sizes and close-knit UCM community offer distinct benefits.
“It can be difficult leaving the Isle of Man at such a young age and the cost of university is rising. Opting for the History & Heritage degree at UCM provides an excellent opportunity to further your education without a huge debt whilst also gaining a high quality degree.”
Small class sizes mean that our students receive a high level of academic support. In fact, you’re more likely to graduate with an upper-class degree if you study at UCM than if you study in the UK.
“It was one of the best things I have ever done. I wish I could do it again. It gave me new skills in technology and presentation, and allowed me to meet great staff and fellow students.”
If you’re interested in a career on the Island, then studying at UCM is a very sensible option. Over 90% of our students find relevant employment by the time they graduate. This is because UCM works closely with Island-based organisations, giving you many opportunities to meet with potential employers throughout your studies.
Employability is built into the degree at every level, giving you the skills you need to prepare to enter the workplace.
“Studying on Island opens up doors for future employment; built into the course are opportunities to meet potential employers and get yourselves known … it’s not just about ‘getting a degree’. You get lots of support and teaching groups are small.”
Every second-year student has the opportunity to undertake a 5-week work-placement in an organisation of their choice, either on the Island or further afield.
Rory Murphy has just started a five-week work-placement with Rushen Heritage Trust:
“I’m really looking forward to learning more about the heritage of the south of the Island, and to working with people who have a passion for the preservation of our heritage sites. It’s great to be able to help teach future generations the importance of our local heritage.”
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For more information, visit:
- Studying History at University
- BA (Hons) History & Heritage at UCM
- Evening Classes in Manx history and heritage
- Public Lecture Series in History & Heritage