Before you start anything, the first thing you will have to decide on is your course, which is the most important part of your application. There are around 30,000 programs to choose from in the UK and it is very common for students not to know what to study.
If you are one of the lucky ones who has decided on what to specialize in then you can move on to choosing a university, but if you are still undecided then you should definitely spend some time researching.
Joint honors will allow you to cover 2 courses at the same time and increase your career opportunities. If you are undecided on what to specialize in a specific field; there are some general courses (General Engineering or Biomedical Sciences), rather than more specific programs, for example, Biomedical Sciences (Immunology).
Here is how:
- Spend some time reading subject specific books related to the field you want to get into (health, sports, business, law, medicine, architecture etc),
- Consider shadowing a professional or even “taste the water” by attending short courses/seminars or an internship.
- Navigate through the course content; there is a vast of information available online for students to read. Each course involves different modules and the subject you would like to specialize in might be in a course you have not looked at yet. Do not just look at the course name – different universities will be offering different subjects and you will have to find the one you like.
- Research career prospects; use recruitment websites like Bayt and GulfTalent to view current vacancies in the region and the required skills and qualifications.
- My to go to website is UCAS, the resources available are invaluable – use it!
The possibilities are endless and there are thousands of courses to choose from, take your time and research carefully. Ask yourself what do you to be or do in 10 years time? What interests you? If you have enjoyed Maths and Science during school, you might want to consider engineering; if you enjoy sketching your own clothes, Fashion Design might be the right course for you; are you health oriented? Then look at the different nutrition and dietitian programs available.
Qualifications to take note of:
- Bachelors of Science (BSc)
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- LLB (Bachelors of Law)
- BEng (Bachelor of Engineering)
- MEng (Bachelor of Engineering)
- MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery,
Fields to choose from:
- Architecture, Building and Planning
- Biological Sciences:
- Business and Management
- Computer Science
- Arts and Design
- Digital Media
- Creative Writing
- Medicine and allied subjects
- Media and Information Management
- Film and Television Studies
- Environmental Sciences
- Game Design
Here is a quick comparison of Single Honors and Joint Honors programs (the course list is endless):
|Single Honors||Joint Honors|
|Economics and Finance
French and Economics
Accounting and Finance
Criminology and Sociology
English Language and Linguistics
International Relations and Politics
Journalism Media and English Literature
Law and Sociology
Mathematics and Music
Mathematics and Physics
Physics and Astronomy
Politics and Sociology
Radiotherapy and Oncology
Game Design and Creative Writing
Game Design and Film and Television Studies
Joint honors will allow you to cover 2 courses at the same time and wider career opportunities. If you are undecided on what to specialize in specific field; there are some general courses (General Engineering or Biomedical Sciences), rather than more specific programs, for example Biomedical Sciences (Immunology).
Finally, note down the following when you are researching:
- Is it a 3 or a 4 year degree?
- Are you looking to do a Work Placement Year (Sandwich)?
- Are you considering a postgraduate degree?
- When is the deadline of your course?
- What are the Entry requirements?
- Is the course accredited?
Do not submit your application until you are confident of your chosen course! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on +973-35052613.