Researching HE courses
Understand your choices...
When people talk about 'Higher Education' they are usually talking about a bachelor's degree, which is a Level 6 qualification. This is traditionally full-time and takes three years. However, there are now different paths; think about all of the options:
Study a year abroad within your 3 years
Take a four year option (Extended Degree/Foundation Year or other 4 year routes).
Start with a Level 4 or Level 5 Higher Education option or shorter course
Include a work placement within your course
Take a work-route option i.e. higher or degree apprenticeship
Use your Unifrog account to research using filters and preferences to ensure you have considered all options, narrow options using the 'Shortlists' tool. Enter your predicted grades to help find courses where you meet the entry requirements.
Explore the careers library; more than 800 job profiles are featured. Search careers by a chosen subject or a theme; so, for example, you may be studying law or interested in travelling and want to know which careers and jobs are linked. Look at career profiles to find out about what the job involves, salary expectations and career progression.
Take the 'Personality Quiz' to match you to careers.
Create your account, it's free to sign up! When you sign up, you will need a 'Form Code'- please speak with your tutor or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your student ID number to request the access code.
Use Higher Ideas to match your interests or current course to relevant HE courses. Higher Ideas also contains resources to identify career paths and the relevant degrees that compliment them.
Find degree course options by matching interests/ subjects to a wide range of choices
Email with your student ID number to request the access link.
If you’re considering higher education, you’ll need to decide what subject, course type, and course provider is right for you. Here are some tips and advice to help you.
Discover Uni has official information to help you:
Decide if uni is right for you
Choose what and where to study
Find and compare courses
Find out about different kinds of HE courses