Undergraduate degrees are mainly academic courses that allow you to develop a thorough understanding of your chosen subject. It will help you progress to a postgraduate study or into a profession, and will be invaluable to your career.
UK academic institutions recognise many international qualifications, but it is always best to check with your chosen university that your academic qualifications are acceptable.
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FdA Foundation Degree Arts
FdSc Foundation Degree Science
FdEng Foundation Degree Engineering
*Usually leads progression to a Bachelors degree
BA Bachelor of Arts
BSc Bachelor of Science
BEng Bachelor of Engineering
LLB Bachelor of Law
*Usually leads progression to Masters degree
Good level of secondary school or equivalent; plus IELTS or equivalent
Usually three A-levels; plus five GCSEs; or equivalent; plus IELTS or equivalent
Tutorials, essays, projects, practicals, English language tuition, cultural instruction
Lectures, seminars, tutorials, essays, projects, practicals
Duration of study
Up to one year; may be flexible, depending on previous experience.
Usually 3 or 4 years with a sandwich year*. Some are longer, such as architecture, dentistry or medicine. Scotland: usually 4 years.
*Sandwich courses are degree programmes made up of periods of study combined with time spent in industry or commerce related to the course of study.