An undergraduate degree is your first degree, usually a Bachelors. Most students studying an undergraduate degree will have completed A Levels, BTECs or equivalent qualifications. Studying full-time usually takes three years. If an undergraduate honours degree includes a year-long work placement, this is often referred to as a sandwich degree and will usually take four years including the placement year.
Postgraduate taught qualifications include a timetable of taught modules. Our postgraduate courses cover higher-level study, including master's degrees, doctorates (PhDs) and postgraduate diplomas. Usually you need a good honours degree or equivalent to study a postgraduate qualification, but other qualifications, skills and experience will also be considered.
Successfully completing a Research Degree would give you a Masters in Research (MRes). It involves defining your own area of research enquiry and devising methods to answer the questions which you yourself construct. Usually you need a good honours degree or equivalent to study a postgraduate degree, but other qualifications, skills and experience will also be considered.
Our professional courses are designed specifically for professionals who already have some experience of work within industry. The nature of professional study means you'll learn with people from a wide range of occupations. Our professional courses vary in length and entry requirements so please check the course pages for more details.
Higher and degree apprenticeships give you the opportunity to obtain a higher qualification through a programme combining work and study. Higher and degree apprenticeships are a partnership arrangement between employers and employees, where both sides gain. If you are interested in doing a higher or degree apprenticeship with us, you do need to be employed.
Short courses offer a wide range of opportunities to improve your knowledge and sharpen your skills, both personally and professionally. They are also a good opportunity to try something new. If you can't see a short course that meets your requirements, our staff will happily tailor or create new courses that meet your organisational needs.