Higher education ideas

Not sure what to study? Need to find out what's involved? Or what it could lead to?


Higher education (HE) is learning for people aged 18 or over, who have successfully completed a level 3 qualification, such as A levels or level 3 BTECs. Higher education courses are offered by universities as well as many other institutions and lead to qualifications such as:

  • a degree (BSc, BA, BEng)
  • a Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • a Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
  • a Foundation Degree (FdA or FdSc)

Check out ideas for level 3 students about possible degree or other courses and find out the facts - log into Careers info and enter 'HE ideas' in the search:

  • Applied science
  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Childcare and Education/Children’s Play, Learning and Development
  • Computer Science/Computing/ICT
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • Government and politics
  • Health and social care
  • History
  • Languages
  • Maths
  • Media
  • Music
  • PE/sport
  • Performing arts
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Religious education
  • Sociology
Page updated April 2017

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