You may already have a clear idea about what subject you want to study. Or you may be undecided about your choice. With so many different subjects available at universities, compared to schools, choosing a degree can offer so much choice.
If you’re unsure about what to study, it’s important to do your research to make sure a course matches your interests, ability and goals.
Ask yourself certain key questions:
- Am I genuinely interested in the subject?
- Will the style of teaching and learning be right for me?
- Am I prepared for the time commitment?
- Do I want to study a subject that’s directly related to my career ambitions?
- What options will I have to continue my studies or enter the world of work when I’ve finished my degree?
Thinking ahead is very important. For example, if you want to go into a career such as engineering, architecture or law straight after university, you’ll need an undergraduate degree directly related to that career path.
You should also check out the content of the course by looking at the modules you’ll be studying and review the entry requirements. You might want a course that offers you work experience before you graduate. Our close industry connections offer plenty of ‘learning by doing’ options, including placements, internships and mentoring.
Some courses give you the chance to go on a placement year. You'll gain real industry experience, and study over four years instead of three.
You’ll find everything you need to know about our undergraduate courses on our course pages.
If you need some help making your choice, just get in touch with a member of our Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) team.