How to Choose your Next Steps

With so many courses, and many similar ones available, it’s important that you find out more about the course and the university or college before you start to shortlist your options.  Firstly, you will need to choose the type of course you’d like to study. If you don’t know your options, you should look at the different course types and entry requirements.
If you have already decided on the type of course you would like to study, here are some things to consider when comparing different courses, and different universities:

Breakdown the course

Explore modules covered in the course and identify which ones are most interesting or relevant to your career

Learning Styles

Find out how many lectures there are, and how much group work will be done in seminars.


What does the assessment at the end of each module look like? Exams, coursework, presentations, or all three?


Who are the tutors, and are they experts in areas you want to learn about?

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Comparing course providers

There are many ways you can research a university, conservatoire, or college, including reading their website or prospectus, looking at online reviews, and social media channels, but ideally you should see the campus, city, and meet course lecturers for yourself.

Universities and colleges run open days throughout the year.  If you can’t visit in person you might be able to attend a virtual open day.