There are literally thousands
of different HE subjects to choose from. The problem is - knowing where to start!
What subjects can I study?
- school subjects like history
- new subjects like psychology,
digital imaging and genetics
- applied subjects like business
studies, engineering and design
- vocational subjects like
teaching, occupational therapy and surveying
- performing arts subjects
like music, dance and drama
Where do I start?
No idea what subjects(s)
you want to study at university? Make a short list from:
1. Your present A/AS, AVCE/BTEC
or Access subjects.
2. Subjects linked to your
present sixth form/college subjects.
example if you’re taking maths, physics and chemistry now, you could look at engineering,
computer science or medical courses as well as pure sciences. If you’re taking
arts subjects now, you could look at social science degree courses as well as
3. Subjects related to your
career ideas e.g. computing, teaching, law, accountancy, medicine.
4. Anything else that takes
You can find course ideas
in HE reference books, the ECCTIS computer programme or visit the UCAS web site.
Choosing HE subjects - checklist