Accounting is a discipline that aims to equip you with skills that will enhance your ability to deal with accounts related tasks and also skills of decision making, communication, problem-solving, business focus, and numeracy. Additionally, it will help you gain proficiency in working in industries such as marketing, management of public finances, and banking among others. There are no specific A-levels subjects that are required to undertake the course but it is resourceful to have to be good in Economics and Mathematics. This is a lecture only based course and lessons can be conducted by use of tutorials in small groups.
Aerospace engineering is a course that equips one with skills that aid in the design, manufacture, and operation of equipment that which are able to defy gravity. The various A-level subjects that are required for one who is interested in taking the course include Mathematics and Physics. This is solely because the course involves the combination of knowledge from mathematics, computer science, physics engineering and design. The course is not a lecture only based course since it also involves some lab work where students are required to practically display their understanding of the theories that they have learned. Graduates of Aerospace engineering can comfortably work as Maintenance Engineers, Aerospace Engineer, Manufacturing systems engineer and Automotive engineers among others.
An agricultural course equips one with the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve optimum production for both animal and plant production. Additionally, it equips one with skills of farm management skills that are environmentally friendly. An A-level in either Chemistry, Biology or Physics is required when undertaking the course. Other subjects that have proved to be useful for this cause include Geography, Environmental Science, and Business Studies. It is not a lecture only based course since there is some lab work that is normally conducted as one progresses with the course.
American study is a degree course whose aim is to equip students with the knowledge of American history, culture, literature, ethnicity, and politics. The interested student is only required to have English literature or history as the A-level subject to qualify for this course. Moreover, it is an advantage to have studied Politics since it is a crucial area throughout the course and the student is not required to have any work experience. This interdisciplinary degree is a lecture-based course since it does not need the use of lab to do any practical activity. Students can organize themselves into groups where they can share online tutorials and discuss them.
Anatomy is a degree course which mainly focuses on human cell, tissue, skeleton, and organs whereas Physiology focuses on how the internal body structure works. Anatomy combined with Physiology focuses on the body structure of a living thing. The A-level subjects required are Chemistry and Biology. Also, there are subjects which have proved to be advantageous such as Psychology, Physics, and Mathematics. It is not a lecture only based course since students have to use a lab for practical lessons which involve dissection and observation of the internal structures. This course gives students who have an interest in studying medicine and body functions without studying a medicine course.
Animal science is a course where students are provided with enough knowledge of animal biology. Additionally, they learn how human being relates and depend on animals for food and leisure. The various A-level subjects required are Chemistry and Biology. It is proven that a student who has studied Psychology, Physical Education, Physics, Geography, and Mathematics has the edge on this course. Animal science is a lecture and lab-based course since the students have to practice what they have learned in labs or fields. Graduates from this course can apply their knowledge and skills in bio-ethics, livestock production, and agriculture.
Anthropology course equips a student with knowledge and skills to study similarities and differences between cultures and society transversely around the world. Besides, the student can understand positive and negative issues affecting society such as religion. There are no A-level subjects required, but it is useful to be good in Sociology and Biology. It is a lecture-based course, and the students can have field trips to enhance their understanding. Graduates have an opportunity to study for Ph.D. in Public Health Studies and International Development. Also, job opportunities available are such as Humanitarian aid worker, Social worker, Archaeologist and Public health worker.
Archaeology is an inter-discipline course which involves the study of human, artifacts, prehistory and any other physical evidence which was used and left by ancient human beings. It usually conducted through digging and excavating. The student can have an interaction with the past and learn the adaptive behavior of animals in the past. There are no specific A-levels subjects required to take the course, but it is advantageous for someone to have some knowledge in history. This course is not lecture-based only since students are required to do experiments on laboratory which includes the viewing of artifacts. A graduate of this course can get jobs such as Archaeologist, government officer and being a lecturer.
Architecture is a degree course that equips the students with the art and science of planning and designing buildings of different types. The student also gets to appreciate and understand the megastructures that are built using the current technology. There are no A-level subjects required to undertake this course, but it is resourceful to have learned Art, Physics, and Mathematics. Not only is the course lecture based but also the students get to do practical work and practical placements. Graduates of this course can become a lecturer, a building surveyor, architect, town planner, conservation officer, a structural engineer or proceed to do a masters in Architecture.
Art and design
Art and design is a course that equips students with skills which then enables them to work as professional designers and artists in various capacities. In this course, there are no specific A-level subjects required for a person to have learned but it subjects such as Art, Modern foreign language, History, English literature is an added advantage. Art and design is both lecture and lab-based. This is because the students carry out projects which majorly involves designing. This course is an extremely competitive industry, but graduates can become artists, graphic designer, advertising executives, a textile manufacturer, multimedia designer and fashion designers.
Art history is a course that equips the student with the skill of analyzing and writing about art. The course teaches students transferable skills such as IT literacy, teamwork skills, and flexibility. There are no specific A-levels required to study this course. Having studied subjects such as History, Art, English literature, Religious studies, Modern foreign language is a considerable advantage in undertaking this course. Art history is a lecture-based course where students are required to do a research-intensive study. Also, they do field studies at various galleries and museum where later on they carry out practical projects. Graduate get to have an opportunity to become an artist, illustrator, and museum curator.
East and South Asian Studies are courses that involve students in studying geography, language, and history of the Asian people. Countries included in this region of study include Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Singapore, Laos, and Vietnam. In this course, there are no specific A-level subjects required to have learned. This is a lecture only based course, and no laboratory work is needed. Use of tutorials in small groups can conduct lessons. Visiting these countries to study more deeply may exclusively be organized by the university. Graduates can get various jobs such as translating and interpreting, tourism, business, marketing and international banking.
Astronomy is an interdisciplinary course that equips one with knowledge and skills in studying the physical universe, celestial objects and space. Besides, the students learn technical skills such as how to operate a telescope to observe and analyze celestial objects. The required A-level subjects are Maths and Physics. This is because the course involves the combination of knowledge from mathematics and Physics. It is also useful to have Chemistry and Further Maths. The course is not a lecture only based course since it also involves some lab work where students are required to practically display their understanding of the theories that they have learned by using equipment such as a telescope.
Biology is a course that takes students through the study of living organisms that may range from the tiniest organisms to animals, plants and human beings. An A-level in Biology is required when enrolling in this course while other subjects that are resourceful to have include Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Some of the areas that the course covers include genetics, physiology, zoology, biomolecules and ecology among others. The course is not all lecture-based, but rather it also involves some laboratory work that aims to equip students with good laboratory practice skills. Graduates of this course may perfectly fit into careers like scientific analysts, environmental scientists, and hospital staff among others.
Building and surveying course is a very technical course that requires A-level in mathematics. Other subjects that are of importance to have include Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. Students undertaking this course will be equipped with skills that will enable them design and appropriately plan for building projects and the conservation of historic buildings. This is not an all lecture-based course as it involves some field work too as the students are expected to display their understanding of the knowledge they have learned in class. Graduates from this course may get employed in the construction industry as construction managers, surveyors, and civil engineers among related careers.
Business management studies is a course which aims at equipping students with skills that will enable them to organize and control how any company functions. Some of the various activities that a graduate of this course can undertake may include finance, marketing, human resource, and accounting. To undertake this course, no specific A-level subject is required, but it is resourceful to have some subjects such as Business Studies, Mathematics, and Economics. No lab work is undertaken during the course study, but the students are required to carry out presentations, the group works and attend seminars. There is some work experience that students are expected to undertake to broaden their knowledge.
Celtic Studies is a subject that aims to create a better understanding of the historical culture of not only Britain but also Europe as a whole. Understanding various cultures among the people will indeed help the students to develop skills that will enable them to articulate information vividly and in a concise manner. To undertake this course, it is necessary to that a student has an A-level in either a humanity or a language. Graduates from this course may work in museums, teach and publish some historical books among other tasks that are related. Work experience is not part of the course, and no lab work is undertaken when studying the course.
Chemical Engineering refers to a course that is focused towards equipping students with skills that will help them to combine physical sciences and life sciences to develop and convert raw materials into useful finished products to be used for various purposes such as pharmaceuticals. A-levels in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry are necessary for one to undertake the course. Additionally, having Further Mathematics and Design Technology can be useful. A graduate of the course can work as an energy engineer, petroleum engineer and chemical engineer which are but a few to mention. Lab work is usually undertaken at the final stages of the course to put into practice the various knowledge learned in class.
Chemistry is a physical science that focuses on studying make up of matter. The properties, structure, and composition of matter are examined in broad when undertaking the course. One requires an A-level in Chemistry to undertake this course, but it is useful to have Biology, Physics, and Mathematics. Some of the aspects that are usually covered include physical, inorganic, organic and biological chemistry. There is lab work that is generally involved in the course study to enhance one's skills of working with laboratory equipment. A graduate from the course can work as a forensic scientist, as a healthcare researcher, and as an analytical chemist.
Civil engineering is a course that focuses on equipping students with skills to enable them to design, construct and look after structures within a country. Some of the structures that a civil engineer is assigned to take care of include roads, bridges, pipelines, railways and nuclear plants among others. One wishing to undertake this course is required to have A-level in Mathematics and Physics. Moreover, it is resourceful to have Design Technology and Further Mathematics while undertaking the course. The coursework is administered not only through lectures but also through constant lab work that is aimed to put student's knowledge into test while at the same time expanding it. A graduate from this course can work as a civil engineer, contractor, structural engineer and quantity surveyor among others.
Classics is a course that actively engages students to analyze and get an understanding of the history, art, and culture of Ancient Greece and Latin. More so, it combines the languages of Latin and Greek to enhance the translation process. One is required to have an A-level in Latin or Ancient Greek to undertake the course. English Literature, History, Classical Civilization and Modern foreign language are among other subjects that are useful when undertaking this course. No lab work is involved when studying this course, but students are required to participate in group works, oral presentations and to attend lectures. Work experience is not part of the course study.
Communications and media
Communications and media studies is a course that creates understanding among students of how the modern world works through study of media's events to interpret the culture and personality of a society. There are no specific subjects that are required to undertake this course, but it is useful to have subjects such as History, Modern Foreign Language, and Sociology. No lab work is involved in the course study, but students are required to come up with projects, attend seminars, and do presentations. Graduates from this course can serve as producers, multimedia planners, and TV runners among others. Work experience is not part of the coursework.
Computer games design and programming course focus on equipping students with the design, production, game analysis and testing skills that are needed in game production. An A-level in Mathematics is required to undertake this course, but it is also useful to have ICT, Physics, Philosophy, Further Mathematics, and Computing. Students are required to come up with projects which are aimed at allowing the students to put their programming skills into test. A significant portion of the coursework is practical, and lecture sessions are accompanied with presentations. A graduate from this course may work as a game developer and a game analyst among other related tasks.
A computer science course is one that is focused on equipping students with skills that enable them to get a clear understanding of computer programs and how a user interacts with a computer. Besides that, the course exposes one to programming which is the backbone of coming up with new designs and computer applications. A-level Mathematics is required to undertake this course, but other subjects that may be of significance include ICT, Philosophy, Physics, Computing and Further Mathematics. Laboratory sessions on programming are usually undertaken, and they are reinforced with lectures and tutorial s that help get a better understanding. Work experience is not part of the coursework that students should undertake. Graduates from this course are fit for tasks in the IT industry.
Counseling is a course that focuses on producing students who are capable of offering therapy to persons who might be undergoing emotional and psychological problems. It equips students with the knowledge that they require to approach a disturbed person with empathy and understanding that will create confidence in the patient. In general, an A-level Psychology is necessary to undertake this course, but the entry requirements vary from one institution to another. No lab work is conducted during the course study, but presentations are usually conducted. Work experience is not part of the coursework to be undertaken. Graduates from this course may work as psychologists, career advisers, and as social workers.
Creative writing is a course that focuses on the different aspects of writing that vary from non-fiction to fiction writing. The course help in cultivating the written and spoken communication skills that may be helpful for people in the journalism and advertising industries. There are no specific A-level subjects that are required, but it is resourceful to have English. No laboratory work is undertaken, but the lectures are accompanied with group discussions and presentations. Graduates from the course can work as journalists, authors, brand consultant and marketers among other related careers. Work experience is not part of the course study that is usually undertaken.
Criminology is a discipline that focuses on studying criminal behaviour among individuals. It helps the students to understand what pushes individuals to commit a crime and come up with ways of dealing with criminals while at the same time preventing crime. The entry requirements vary from one institution to another, but in general, A-levels in Sociology and Psychology are required. Additionally, it is useful to have Psychiatry and Social Anthropology. No lab work is undertaken during the study, but students are expected to participate in group discussions and presentations actively. Graduates from this course can work as police, probation systems staff and in community and charity organizations.