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If you are interested in studying an Undergraduate degree course in the UK, arrange a free consultation with our consultants.

International undergraduate applications to all UK universities are managed by UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) and, as an official UCAS centre, Study2World’s professional university consultants can guide you through the entire university application process.

How long do undergraduate degrees last?

For a first degree, most international students study a three-year undergraduate bachelor’s degree, featuring a combination of seminars, workshops and lectures made up of different modules. Certain modules are optional, and as such students can tailor study to what they are most interested in.
Some undergraduate degrees, such as a science and engineering, can take up to four years to complete, whilst the introduction of fast-track 2-year degrees enable students to complete their undergraduate course and find a job much quicker.

Types of undergraduate degree

In addition to the standard 3-year undergraduate degree, a joint or dual-honours undergraduate degree will see students split their time across two different courses, meaning a larger choice of modules and increased job options after you graduate.
A sandwich course will last four years and involve spending one year at a work placement related to your field of study.

Short undergraduate degrees

  • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) – Lasts for one year full-time and two years part-time.
  • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) – A 2-year full-time degree course.

Neither of the above fast-track degree options lead to postgraduate study, but students can move into an extended three-year degree if they change their mind.

Two-year Degree Courses in the UK

What is a two-year degree?

There are a number of UK universities that offer two-year fast track degrees which provide the same level of academic content as traditional 3-year degree programmes. Completing a degree in 2 years means lower tuition fees and living costs, plus the opportunity to begin your career a year sooner.
With many two-year degree programmes having different entry requirements and application processes, we recommend you seek advice with your application through Study2World. Our experienced consultants can take you through all the available options and find the right course for you.

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