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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. Read more from TARGETcareers to shatter some of the long-held myths about what degrees you need for the world of work and which careers do still require degrees.
REMEMBER: most employers will ask for at least five grade A*–C GCSEs including Maths and English (some may ask for Science as well).
For more information regarding university please take a moment to check out the information on the TARGETcareers website ranging from degrees that match your personality, uncovering good university’s and what university rankings mean, to choosing your degree subject and the best degrees for banking, finance and law.
To explore the UCAS website and search for universities and the course available, please click here.
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.