At Mont Rose College we often get questions from students such as ‘How do I choose what undergraduate course I wish to study?’ We understand that selecting what course you wish to study can be a difficult and nerve wracking time. So here are some steps in helping you choose the undergraduate course that is right for you.
As a student it is important to select a course that you enjoy but will also allow you to get job once you graduate. You need to ensure that the industry you are entering is growing and is stable, allowing you to have job security.
The educational institutions reputation is critical, this may affect your employability once you graduate. It is important to check the university ranking system for your chosen subject to ensure that the university/college you select has had positive reviews and has a good overall score to increase the chances of you being employed after graduation.
Fees and Funding for undergraduate course
It is important to check the price of the undergraduate degree you select. An expensive undergraduate degree will pro-long the time you pay back your student finance. However you may be entitled for scholarships or bursaries that may be available so it is important to check your eligibility.
Prospects (2021) states that ‘When asked about how prepared they were for getting a job or apprenticeship, nearly half (45%) of university students said they felt unprepared. (96%) of respondents said they faced barriers when looking for jobs or apprenticeships. The pandemic has also left students feeling uncertain about what to do after education. More than a third (38%) of university students said they were uncertain about their plans after their studies’. It is now imperative for students to consider this factor significantly in selecting their chosen college/university to study and whether their chosen institution has an efficient system in place to help students gain employability during and after their studies.
Overall choosing your selected undergraduate course can be a time-consuming and stressful process. But it is important for you to consider the career prospects of the course you wish to study, college reputation, fees, funding and employability to ensure you get the highest possible chance of success.
Prospects (2021). Nearly half of university students unprepared for employment | Prospects.ac.uk. [online] www.prospects.ac.uk. Available at: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/prospects-press-office/nearly-half-of-university-students-unprepared-for-employment.