What is an Undergraduate Degree?
What is an Undergraduate Degree?
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Undergraduate Degree

In the UK, an undergraduate degree is normally three years long and is usually called a “Bachelor’s” degree (Bachelor of Arts – BA; Bachelor of Science – BSc; Bachelor of Engineering – BEng; and Bachelor of Education – BEd).

In Scotland, some universities offer a four-year undergraduate Master of Arts, however, this is unique to their educational system and is not equivalent to a postgraduate master’s degree.

A medical degree can take between five -seven years to complete.

UK universities offer top quality tuition and a huge range of courses. With 50,000 courses to choose from and a variety of providers, excellent advice and informed research is key.

At Education Advisers Ltd we would advise you to select a course which you enjoy doing and will allow you to grow personally and intellectually. However, it is also important to consider the intended outcome – what are your intended goals and careers (and remember, these may change over time). Your degree should target your career aspirations – speak to Education Advisers Ltd about careers advice.

What is Super-Curricular

To assist you achieve this we would recommend you to consider the Super-Curricular, which takes you beyond the classroom. Super-Curricular activities help you to discover and study topics beyond the curriculum, which will inspire your curiosity, deepen your knowledge, and spark your passion. Super-Curricular is highly regarded by universities as it enables them to identify high performing candidates with a real thirst for knowledge in their chosen subject.  Click here to find out more about Super-Curricular.

What are Specialist Aptitude tests?

These are required by some universities and subjects. Aptitude or admissions tests are now an established and important part of applying to both Oxford and Cambridge. The following are the main tests:

  • BMAT (Biomedical Admissions Test)
  • UKCAT (UK Clinical Aptitude Test)
  • LNAT (National Admissions Test for Law)
  • MAT (Maths Aptitude Test)
  • PAT (Physics Aptitude Test)
  • LAT (Linguistic Aptitude Test)
  • HAT (History Aptitude Test)
  • ELAT (English Literature Admissions Test)
  • TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment)

International students pursuing professional qualifications in the UK should always ensure that the courses they apply for result in qualifications which are accepted in the country they intend to work in.

Education Advisers Ltd can provide expert advice on entry requirements and destinations. We can also help you to create the best Personal Statement (drawing out your strengths, love of subject and personal achievements) to make your application more powerful and attractive to universities.



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