Universities can offer a range of courses including higher level apprenticeships, foundations degrees, undergraduate degrees, masters degrees and PhD’s.
To follow one of these options it may not be necessary to move away from home. There are a number of courses available at local universities and some universities offer online courses.
Obtaining a qualification through a university course may:
- Improve career prospects
- Enable you to pursue a vocational occupation such as nursing, lawyer or pharmacist
- Enable you to earn more
- Develop employability skills
- Study a subject you enjoy
Many mature students take courses at university and /or study through online courses.
Degrees aren’t always necessary to get a job but is an option you may wish to consider though there are some professions where a degree is required such as if you want to become a doctor.