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The HE system: study programmes

Undergraduate degrees After leaving school, most students going to university study for an undergraduate or first degree. A degree course is usually made up of modules (some compulsory, some optional) …

Overview of Higher Education

There are over 150 universities and higher education institutions in the UK for you to choose from and it’s important that you find the one which best suits your needs. …

Managing independent study

Independent study means taking your own decisions about when, where, what and how you study. Many students, and particularly undergraduate students, are surprised at the extent to which they are …

Your reflective journal

When you’re in a new environment, or on a new course there are often many aspects which are different from your usual experience and take time to absorb. One way …

Timetables

Sometimes students are very surprised when they start their course and realise that the number of contact hours is very short. Look at the timetables below and then listen to …

Time management

Managing your time effectively is critical to success, because it will have an impact on the grades you receive for coursework and in exams. On taught courses you’ll have deadlines …

Motivations for studying in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students. In 2016/17, there were over 400,000 non-UK university students enrolled on undergraduate and post-graduate degree programmes in the UK. What motivates …

Meet your guides

Now that you’ve met Lina and Hayder, we’d like to hear from you. Which university are you going to, and why did you choose it? What subject are you going …

Employment opportunities after university

A UK University can provide you with access to a rich and rewarding career after you finish your studies. Paul Blackmore provides some useful advice and insight into how you …

Cost of living

The amount of money you need to pay for accommodation, food, travel and other costs can vary considerably depending on your life-style and where you choose to study. If you …

Employment during and after studies

Employment opportunities when studying Most international students at university level are allowed to do paid work in the UK while they are studying, but the rules on the kind of …