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Overview of the UCAS website

The UCAS website contains a wealth of useful information, features, and tools.

In this step, the video will take you through using the search tool using an example of 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 search tool in subsequent steps and activities. We’ll also be looking at the application process in more depth next week.

The 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 around 400 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. As we mentioned earlier in the course, there’s also a ‘browse subjects’ function 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 Choices: Broadening Your Horizons

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