Explore your options

Why go to uni?

Choosing higher education has many benefits. These include:

  • developing valuable skills to give you wider opportunities
  • studying a subject you're passionate about
  • gaining a qualification to help you follow your chosen career
  • higher earning potential

With a huge range of courses available, it's important to do your research to decide what's right for you.

Why take a higher education course?

Click the word cloud to see some of the reasons.

What do you want to do in the future?

Many people don’t have a clear idea about their career aims, but there’s plenty you can do to narrow it down.

Read our advice on choosing subjects and careers

 

 

Read about alternatives to uni

What kinds of higher education are there?

There's a wide range of courses from degrees to performing arts and additional study options after you graduate.

Check the types, durations and levels of different courses

How to choose a course

When you’ve chosen a subject area you can look for ideal courses  here's how to do it.

  1. Research the different ways you can choose a course.
  2. Ask questions at events and open days (use our open days search tool to find out when and where they are).
  3. Look at the entry requirements you'll need to meet. It’s worth checking early whether you'll need specific subjects or grades in further education to get a place on the course.

Check the different application deadlines too  undergraduate deadlinesperforming arts deadlines, postgraduate teacher training deadlines, or check other postgraduate dates directly with course providers.

Does university inspire your mind? Yes, absolutely. It gives you a passion to aspire to greater things, nurtures your soul and allows you to partake in incredible opportunities."

Rachel Boydell, The Times/UCAS Writing Competition entrant, University of Central Lancashire

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