One of the most important things to think about when thinking about going to university, is what course you want to study. From deciding on the subject, how you want to be taught, and your end career goals, there are lots of things to consider. But with over 37,000 undergraduate courses to choose from in the UK alone, how do you decide which one’s right for you? To help make your decision a little bit easier, take a look at our useful tips to picking a course.
Do something you enjoy
The first thing you need to ask yourself when deciding what course is right for you, is what do you enjoy? Remember, you’re going to be studying this subject for at least three years, so you need to pick something that you’re passionate about. If you do something you love, it’ll make those long study sessions a lot easier to handle!
The next thing you need to consider is career prospects. A degree can go a long way to helping you secure your dream job, you just need to make sure you’ve picked the right one.
To find out what career routes are available for different subjects, you can research online, speak to a careers advisor in your sixth form or college, or even talk to one of our lecturers at an Open Day. If you have a particular job or industry you want to enter, then why not get in touch with them directly and see what they suggest.
The Prospects website is a great place to start if you want to find out what you can do with your degree.
Type of study
Once you’ve picked your subject, you’ll then need to consider what type of study suites you. The most common route for undergraduate students is full-time study. This takes between three to four years to complete. However, if you’re after something a little more flexible, then why not consider studying part-time? At Chester we offer an array of part-time undergraduate courses, allowing you to fit your work and home life alongside your academic studies. We also offer a Foundation Year, enabling you to progress onto a wide variety of undergraduate degrees.
Get the most out of your course
Every university offers their own unique courses. So whilst you might find your subject of choice is available at a number of different universities, it is important to explore what modules are on offer before making your decision. Some universities might even offer work experience as part of the course, which is an excellent way to build your CV whilst you study. At Chester, we offer a Work Based Learning module in most of our undergraduate degrees. You’ll also find courses that have sandwich years, which allow you to spend a year abroad or working in an industry related to your degree.
Whilst you can find out a lot about the different courses online or by looking through a prospectus, the best way to get a real feel for them is by attending an Open Day. This way you can sit in on lectures, put your questions to the academic staff, talk to current students, and discover what routes graduates have taken following the completion of their degree. If you’re interested in finding out more about the courses available at the University of Chester, then why not book on to our upcoming Open Day.
And finally ….
When it comes to courses there are so many options out there. To give you an idea of what’s on offer at the University of Chester, here are just some of the courses available:
- Chinese Studies*
- Community Policing and Criminal Investigation
- Games Development
- Natural Sciences
- Product Design
- Sport Marketing and Management
- Natural Hazard Management
- Broadcast Production and Presenting
- Zoo Management
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