School leavers with a sufficient number of UCAS points, e.g., those who have completed their A-levels (or equivalents like NVQ Level 3 or Highers in Scotland) can do degree courses in college and university.
Degree courses can be either academic (e.g., philosophy) or vocational (e.g., supply chain) and last 1-4 years. Bachelor degree courses typically take 1-4 years to complete, followed by an optional master’s degree. Students can also take a one-year foundation degree course which is useful to build skills and knowledge before committing to a particular field of study or business.
You might be surprised to find that you don’t always need a degree subject connected to the career you want.
REMEMBER: most employers will ask for at least five grade 9*–4 GCSEs including Maths and English (some may ask for Science as well).
To explore the UCAS website and search for universities and the course available, please click here.
Worried about the cost of university?
There’s lots of support out there to help students worried about the cost of university. Click on the picture for more information on tuition fees and bursaries.
Take a virtual tour!
Use this resource to have a look around the university campuses without leaving your sofa! There is also information about the Russell Group Universities.