Bachelor of medicine/Bachelor of surgery (MBBS)
Medical degrees typically take between five to six years of schooling followed by eight years of training in a particular speciality, such as neuroscience or cardiology.
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
There are two major career options available for aspiring lawyers in the UK: becoming a barrister or solicitor.
Both career paths require an undergraduate law degree know as the Bachelor of Laws (LLB).
Further study is required at postgraduate level for students who wish to pursue law but do not have an LLB, as well as to professionally qualify as a barrister or solicitor.
Masters of Engineering (MEng)
Engineering students are typically required to take four years of study: three years of undergraduate training followed by a year of postgraduate education. In order to work professionally in the UK, young people must be accredited by the UK Standard of Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Arts degrees are undergraduate degrees awarded for students studying humanities, social sciences or arts subjects, or a combination of the three. They are typically between three to five years long. They include courses such as the following:
Students learn about different visual art cultures whilst also learning how to effectively create their own portfolios that can lay an effective groundwork for future careers in media, design and architecture.
Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE)
With famous graduates both in the UK, such as former Labour leader Ed Miliband and renowned writer Christopher Hitchens, and internationally, such as the former Ghanian President John Kufuor, being PPE graduates, it is unsurprising that the degree is considered a pathway to professional success, particularly in politics. It is a multidisciplinary degree, which brings together social science and humanities subjects.
Bachelor of Sciences (BSc)
Bachelor of Science degrees are undergraduate degrees awarded for students studying science subjects. Certain subjects, such as Economics, may be awarded as either a BA or BSc programme depending on the university offering the degree. They are typically between three to five years long. BSc degrees include courses such as the following:
Finance equips students with skills needed to navigate the rapidly evolving world of modern finance and business. Students study topics in diverse areas such as statistical science, economics, accounting and mathematics.
The British Psychological Society endorses the best Psychology BSc programmes. Psychology entails the study of a diverse number of topics including neurological science, behavioural theories and health and clinical psychology.
Masters of arts degrees are offered in humanities subjects such as English, History and Philosophy. Masters of science degrees are offered in science and mathematical subjects. These are typically one to two years long.
Please refer to our Postgraduate section for further information.