There are many types of degree including...
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Bachelor of Science (BSc)
- Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
- Bachelor of Education (BEd)
- Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
Degrees are offered by colleges and universities in a huge range of subjects, for example:
- vocational, such as medicine, computing, business and even eg golf or hairdressing management
- academic or non work-related, such as history, English, French
- single subjects, such as chemistry, English
- joint subjects, such as French with chemistry
- combined subjects, such as biology and chemistry or German and law
Many can be studied on either a part-time or full-time basis. They usually take three or four years of full-time study to complete - up to six years part-time.
Institutions set their own entry requirements but qualifications at level 3 or evidence of recent study is usually required, such as an access course. Specific degrees are needed for some professions such as dentistry, architecture or surveying.
Part-time degrees may form part of a degree apprenticeship.
Look on GOV.UK for what different qualification levels mean
Page updated November 2018