Choosing courses at university or college

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Choosing courses at university or college

There are so many courses available, how do I choose?

We're really lucky in Scotland that for quite a small country there are so many course options available at college and university. There are plenty of benefits to considering this decision nice and early but it can be a tough one. In the image below, we take you through some of the key questions to ask yourself when considering what you'd like to study. You don't need to make any hard and fast decisions right now, but it will help to have a vague idea of what you want to take when it comes to choosing your subjects for S6.

The best way to find out what courses are out there is just to get reading! University and college websites and prospectuses have tonnes of information about all their courses. If you're having a tough time with the prospectuses, remember we've got our post all about how to decode them here. There are also loads of places online to get some extra help with this, have a look at the links below:

Key points:

1. There is still plenty of time to decide on your course choice at university or college but it's never too early to start looking at what is out there.

2. Use all of the resources on hand; prospectuses, websites, open days etc. Everything will help to inform your decision.

3. If you have questions about a course, make sure you get in touch with the college or university to get more information.