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Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsTo choose a course in a UK university, you need to know, first, the type of course that helps you for your career. You may choose a new subject, a completely new subject for you, because you are interested in something that you don't know. And that's what happens sometimes. Somebody does something, because they are just ignorant about it. You may choose a subject that you really, really know something about it, and that's why you want to know more, and refine your skills there. One factor that plays a role in choosing a course is actually the kind of modules in the course itself.

Skip to 0 minutes and 42 secondsAnd one way to find this out is to go to the university website or UCAS and see the kind of course you're looking for, what kind of modules. The type of assessment plays a part as well, because some people prefer certain exams as an assessment type. Some people prefer coursework, because they feel more comfortable there, less stressed out. But the most important thing for choosing a course is that you need to choose something that you are interested in.

How should you choose a course?

You’ve heard now about choosing a course.

Do you already know which course you want to study? If so, tell us which subject you are interested in. Why are you interested in this subject? Your answer might help others who haven’t yet decided what they would like to study.

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