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Writtle University College

Essex, Writtle View All Courses


Writtle University College


Writtle University College,


01245 424200


01245 420456



[email protected]


Address and Location

Writtle College is a university college located near Chelmsford, Essex, on a 220-hectare site. It caters to around 17,000 students across a wide range of course and subject areas. It has a partnership with the nearby University of Essex.

Background and History

The college was established in 1893 and has specialised in training for land-based industries and organisations for 110 years. It attracts students from over 50 international countries and its Design School was ranked 4th nationally in the Guardian League Table of 2012.

Location and Accessibility

Situated two miles outside of Chelmsford, the main Writtle campus is just a few minutes' walk from the major bus route through Writtle village. There are several transport schemes available to students including the public bus services, a subsidised bus service and a private mini-bus service.Full transport details, including information for students arriving from abroad, can be located on the college website.

What's on Offer?

Writtle College specialises in vocational education and provides a wide range of subject areas and course. It also has strong links with the University of Essex and thus offers both undergraduate and postgraduate study opportunities. Additionally, there are work-based apprenticeships on offer, plus short course for adults.

Courses and Fees

The college offers a range of courses, catering for students seeking postgraduate, undergraduate, apprenticeships and further education study.Subject areas include:AgricultureAnimal Care, Art Craft, Equine, Floristry, Horticulture: Gardening Landscaping, Photography, Sport, Veterinary, Nursing, Qualifications that are achievable include: BTEC, NVQ, RCVS, BVNA, FASTCO RHS
as well as BA and BSc honours degrees.

The finance and fees department deals with issues such as tuition fees, maintenance loans, bursaries and what schemes you may be entitled to as a student at the college.


Academic Facilities

Sports Fitness facilities are at the heart of the Gym and Recreation Centre that houses a sports hall, squash courts, fitness classes and a state-of-the-art fitness suite, with membership at £80 for the year.

Catering Retail the campus is home toThe Garden Room the restaurant that serves the college. There are also groceries and stationery on sale. Additionally, theWatering Hole is the restaurant that is found on the Cow Watering Campus.

Accommodation is dealt with at the college byThe Accommodation and Student Services Office, and consists of 382 rooms in14 Halls of Residence. In addition, the campus is also home to the library, computer suite, bar and laundry service. There is a Students' Union located on site that puts on numerous events and organises the running of societies throughout the calendar.


86% Overall Satisfaction
12% Time in Lectures
30% Course Work
£8,750 Max Fee
£5,890 Average Uni Accomodation
£3,885 Private Accomodation
85% Go on to work or study
60% Employed after 6 months
£20,234 Average Salary
230 Average UCAS Points
< 120 Lowest UCAS Points
9% 1st Class Degree