Higher Education

What is Higher Education?

UK Higher Education (HE) offers a diverse range of courses and qualifications, such as first degrees, Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), and foundation degrees. It includes any qualification at Level 4 and above. A BA or BSc (Hons) degree is a Level 6 qualification.

Going to university is a great way to expand your knowledge, meet new people and enjoy new experiences.

University degree

  • Description:  An academic course that's usually studied at a higher education institution. Learn through lectures, seminars, group projects and independent study. There's funding available to support you and you can study full or part- time.
  • Location:  At a university, college or online. You could go away to study, stay local or go abroad.
  • Duration:  3 to 4 years.
  • Entry requirements:  Universities set their own entry requirements. You'll usually need A Levels or equivalent qualifications.
  • Qualifications:  Ordinary or honours degree.
  • Leads to:  Postgraduate taught or research degrees, professional qualifications, graduate employment.


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