Overview of the UCAS website

For advisers, the UCAS website is quite simply a ‘must-visit’ - containing, as it does, a wealth of useful information, features and tools.

In this step, the video will take you through using the course search website using an example - a young woman in India researching study opportunities in the UK.

Note this video has no voice-over - you can download an English transcript at the bottom of this page.

We will go on to use the Course Search tool in subsequent steps and activities.

The course search tool is best known, and used daily by thousands of students and advisers. It is a comprehensive database of over 37,000 higher education courses available at more than 370 universities and colleges. It has detailed information about individual universities and colleges, including a map showing where they are, as well as the courses they offer.

Applicants can search by course, university or college or location. There’s also a subject search for those who want to search by subject categories as well as an A-Z list to look for individual subjects.

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Smart Advice: Broadening Your Students’ Horizons