Higher education students are generally aged 18 or over, and have usually already achieved further education qualifications, such as A-levels, or an equivalent qualification from the UK or another country.
Many may have completed a foundation or access course.
UK higher education is split into two levels:
Undergraduate programmes include bachelor's degrees, foundation degrees, higher national diplomas and more
Postgraduate programmes include masters degrees, MBAs, PhDs, doctorates and more. Usually you need an undergraduate qualification to enter a postgraduate programme.
Most courses are taught in universities, but plenty are taught at colleges, specialist art institutions, business schools and agricultural colleges.
For more information on Higher Education Establishments and available degree courses follow this link.
Help to find and apply for a course is available at the GOV.UK website.
Information on Student Finance can be found at this link.
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A list of all main UK Universities is available at this link.
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