Undergraduate Study in UK

The UK is the education hub for students all over the world. But without prior knowledge about the education system in the UK, you can’t take any decision as to which course to opt for.

In this article, we will discuss the undergraduate study in the UK.

Undergraduate course

This course is designed in such a way that a student gets to know a comprehensive understanding of any subject.

Degrees offered- the different degrees offered after the completion of undergraduate courses are Bachelor of Science (B.Sc), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Education (BEd) and Bachelor of Engineering (BEng).

The time required- almost 3 years are needed to complete an undergraduate course in the UK though in some cases it may take 4 years as well. A student needs to undergo several workshops, seminars, lectures as a part of acquiring their bachelor’s degree. Also, they can tailor their course according to the love for the subject they wish to study. Mostly the science and engineering degree take 4 years to get completed.

A special fast-track 2 years degree is available in which the students complete their undergraduate course in 2 years and joins a suitable job.

Some of the courses that you can take for your undergraduate course are

  • Theology and Religion
  • Sciences (earth sciences, biology, chemistry)
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Music and arts
  • Medical fields/pre-medical fields
  • Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Law
  • Business (economics, management)
  • Social sciences (sociology, psychology, )
  • Computer Science
  • Classical history
  • English (Literature, )

Short undergraduate degrees or Fast Track degrees

There are 2 types of short undergraduate degrees available in the UK. They are-

Certificate of Higher education or CertHE– this course takes 1 year for the full-time students and 2 years for the part-time students.

Diploma of higher education or DipHE– this is a 2-year full-time degree course.

Any of the 2 fast track degrees does not lead to post-graduation degree. But the student can opt for 3 years degree program if he/she changes the mind and decides to do so.

So, now you know the undergraduate study system in the UK, you can apply to any college that suits your requirement.