Undergraduate Bachelors Degree
Students in the UK start their higher education with a Bachelors degree which typically last for three years. Most students start their Bachelors degree at the age of 18 but this does vary. About a third of UK first-degree students are over the age of 21 (HESA, Students in Higher Education Institutions).
The names of British degrees include:
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng).
In addition, there are also some four-year degrees which might include a work placement, a year abroad or a Masters year with more advanced study. Professional degrees such as medicine can take up to six years.
There are few term times are available for the UK universities to make your admission application. Please keep that in mind that, it may varies from Course/Subjects and University to University.
September (For all University and all course)
There are some few universities who also offer admission throughout the year such as March, October etc.
10 most popular degrees in the uk
With over 50,000 undergraduate courses throughout the UK and almost 400 providers, choosing a degree and university can be challenging to say the least. Thankfully, you can apply to up to 5 courses, giving you an interval period to feel confident about which university and course you choose in the end.
Here are the top 10 most popular degrees based on the number of applications received by Uk universities in 2020.
162,464 applications received
The NHS is the biggest employer in the UK, with a high demand for skilled health professionals across all areas. There are also near-guaranteed career opportunities at the end of the degree.
121,465 applications received
With recent surges in mental health awareness and a greater need for support, Psychology is still as popular as ever. Many choose this degree to pursue a career in therapy, social work or teaching. Others choose it to develop a professional understanding and insight into the ways in which people behave, react and interact, a skill that is useful in every industry
3. LAW BY AREA
119,430 applications received
Law by area is the study of law by region. This could include the UK as a whole including England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, European Union and public international law. The degree lays the foundation for solicitors, barristers and prosecutors.
4. COMPUTER SCIENCE
95,035 applications received
The digital tech sector is worth nearly £184 billion and is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK. There is an increasing demand for computer analysts, programmers, software engineers as well as students who have studied a range of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) related subjects.
5. DESIGN STUDIES
89,400 applications received
Creative degrees attract artistic and creative students who feel confident in their ability to make a difference, express their ideas and make decisions. The associated subjects within the degree allow students to specialise in their field of interest. Examples of combined subjects range from graphic design and visual communications to fashion design and illustration.
6. MANAGEMENT STUDIES
77,280 applications received
Management studies explores how to get the structures and systems of organisations right in order to propel the business to success. This is a necessary study for both the private and public sector. Many are drawn to careers that let them lead, manage and make decisions.
7. PRE-CLINICAL MEDICINE
75,395 applications received
In preclinical sciences, students study subjects such as biochemistry, genetics, anatomy, molecular biology, microbiology and pathology to name a few. It is the first step to becoming a medical professional with a separate admissions process for the second step, which is clinical medicine.
8. BUSINESS AND ADMIN COURSES
75,090 applications received
Business studies allow a combination of two courses within the actual degree such as business and marketing, business and finance and business management and accounting. Job opportunities are also wider leaving greater flexibility in the career pathway after completion.
9. SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE
65,305 applications received
This industry is well known for producing elite players who earn high-ranking salaries. However, there is also a demand for professionals adept at performance analysis and business management. There are also career opportunities in sports psychology, clinical and cardiac science as well as physiotherapy.
58,480 applications received
This is the study of money, inflation, investments, financial growth and how we use money to accommodate our needs in society. Graduates can expect a starting salary of around £26,000 in their first job making this a very good choice for aspiring economists.