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

  • Distance learning

  • Include a work placement within your course

  • Take a work-route option i.e. higher or degree apprenticeship

  • Part-time study​​​​​​


Research using...



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 with your student ID number to request the access code. 

Higher Ideas

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.

UCAS Undergraduate: what to study​​

Discover Uni

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










Career Pilot

Find out about different kinds of HE courses

If you would like to discuss Researching HE courses, speak with your personal tutor or an adviser from the Careers and Employability team. 

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