Undergraduate higher education is a world of fascinating subjects that help you reach new careers and higher earnings. With a huge range of courses available, it's important to research what's right for you. We’ll show you all the options – including the alternatives to university – to help you see the best way forward. Then, if you’d like to apply for a course, we’ll show you how.
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How UCAS can help you
If you’re thinking about uni it’s hard to know where to start gathering information for that important decision.
If you decide university or college is right for you, there's still a lot of decisions to make about locations and courses, so here are a few ideas to get you started with your research:
- Read about what to study and different types of course.
- Find out more at events and open days.
- Check when you should start your application.
- Learn how you can meet course entry requirements.
Flexible and part-time students
More and more courses can now be studied at a distance, on the job or alongside other responsibilities.
Mature students (over 21)
It’s never too late to study a higher education course – here’s a guide to get you started.
Students with individual needs
Higher education has a wide range of support for care leavers and disabled students.
International and EU students
There are many benefits to studying in the UK – here’s an introduction to get you started.
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- Parents of applicants
Looking for alternatives to uni?
It’s good to know what all the options are, and to have a few backup ideas in case your plans change.