Higher education is an optional final stage of formal learning. Once young people have completed Level 3 qualifications, such as A Levels, BTEC National Diplomas, the International Baccalaureate and some apprenticeships they may wish to continue their studies at degree level. However, some people may choose to study for a degree at a later stage of their life. There are many universities and colleges across the country offering a vast number of degree subject options.
For a number of professions a degree is essential e.g. medicine, veterinary, dentistry, architecture. For other career areas such as business, retailing and accountancy a degree may be an advantage.
The financial implications surrounding studying for a degree will depend on the individual circumstances of the student concerned. Please note:
Undergraduate Tuition Fees and Student Loans
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