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A-Z of undergraduate qualifications

Degrees

Business Studies (Q70)
This is a flexible degree that’s accessible and relevant to your workplace. You’ll study how organisations work, how they’re managed, and the external world in which they operate.
Childhood and Youth Studies (Q23)
This degree is for those who work or intend to work with children and young people, or for those with more general interests in the interdisciplinary field of childhood and youth studies.
Combined Social Sciences (Q69)
Develop a rich synthesis of knowledge and skills drawn from the breadth of social sciences subjects: criminology; economics; geography; politics; psychology; sociology; and social policy.
Computing & IT and a second subject (Q67)
With this flexible joint honours degree specialise in computing & IT and combine it with a second subject: business, design, mathematics, psychology or statistics.
Computing and IT (Q62)
This flexible degree course offers a variety of options, giving you the opportunity to focus on digital technologies, software development, solutions development, computer science, or networking.
Criminology and Psychological Studies (Q48)
Our society is fascinated by crime and punishment. This degree will help you understand the issues behind the headlines.
Design and Innovation (Q61)
By thinking like a designer, understanding and addressing the many challenges that members of design teams face, you will learn about design and innovation issues.
Early Years (Q51)
Gain the specialist knowledge you need to work with children aged 0-7 in early years settings with this degree.
Engineering (Q65)
An opportunity to study general engineering, with some specialisation in one of several engineering disciplines including design, environment, materials, mechanics and ICT.
English Language and Literature (Q39)
Learn about the English language, how it’s used around the world, study a wide range of literary texts, and develop skills highly valued by employers.
English Literature (Q66)
Explore all aspects of English as an academic subject and acquire skills in critical analysis of different kinds of writing with this degree.
Environmental Management and Technology (Q72)
This degree will develop your understanding of the scientific, technical and socio-economic aspects of managing complex inter-relationships between human activity and environmental systems.
Environmental Science (Q52)
This degree develops the scientific knowledge and techniques required for understanding fundamental environmental patterns and processes and understanding how environmental science relates to society.
Environmental Studies (Q19)
This degree will develop your knowledge and understanding of the social, political, economic, scientific and technological issues at the heart of contemporary environmental problems.
Health and Social Care (Q18)
This degree covers a broad range of topics relevant to employment in the health and social care sectors.
Health Sciences (Q71)
A broad degree exploring a variety of topics including human biology; long term conditions; infectious disease; cellular and analytical biology; neurobiology; cognitive psychology; and mental health.
History (Q01)
Explore a diversity of people, places and periods, including empire, twentieth-century dictators, history of medicine and global heritage, developing key skills for work and beyond.
Humanities (Q03)
Combine different aspects of the arts – what people thought, made and practised – their meaning and values in the past and today in a highly-valued degree.
International Studies (Q11)
This degree will enable you to analyse contemporary international issues; grasp key political, economic, environmental and cultural aspects of the international order; and understand international institutions, politics and policy.
Language Studies (Q30)
Combine the study of two modern languages (from French, German and Spanish) or English language studies with one modern language. 
Law (Q05)
Highly regarded, this degree will enable you to pursue a career in the legal professions or improve your legal understanding in your current career.
Leadership and Management (Q54)
This degree will provide with you with a good understanding of leadership and management and their impact on organisations, including wider considerations in the external environment.
Mathematics (Q31)
Gain a secure understanding of mathematics with this degree that looks at topics in mathematics, from pure mathematics to how mathematics is used in the real world.
Mathematics and its Learning (Q46)
This degree combines the study of mathematics with the theory of the learning and teaching of mathematics. You will get a grounding in pure and applied mathematics, in statistics, and in the teaching and learning of mathematics.
Mathematics and Physics (Q77)
You'll gain an understanding of the concepts in modern physics together with the mathematics that underlies them.
Mathematics and Statistics (Q36)
Mathematics with a focus on probability and statistics, combined with either pure or applied maths.
Natural Sciences (Q64)
Study a broad range of science subjects or specialise in astronomy, planetary science, biology, health sciences, chemistry, analytical science, environmental science, Earth sciences, or physics.
Open degree (QD)
The BA/BSc Open Degree is a qualification that gives you a huge choice in terms of subjects and modules that you study to make up your degree.
Philosophy and Psychological Studies (Q43)
Explore concepts, theories, methods and debates in philosophy and psychology, relevant to a broad range of careers, including advertising and marketing, social services, administration and management.
Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Q45)
An internationally recognised combination of subjects, providing you with skills and understanding particularly relevant to many areas of public service, including civil and diplomatic services and local government.  
Psychology (Q07)
Gain fascinating insights into the workings of the mind along with skills valued across a broad range of careers from this professionally accredited degree.
Social Policy and Criminology (Q57)
Prepare for a career in welfare, government, public health or criminal justice agencies with this degree which examines the historical and contemporary development of social policy and criminology.
Sport, Fitness and Coaching (Q76)
With this sport, fitness and coaching degree you’ll develop your understanding of sports science, training, coaching and leadership principles, as well as increasing your current skills.
Youth Work (Q55)
This degree enables students to qualify as a professional youth worker and is for practitioners working with young people (13-19) in informal educational settings.

Foundation degrees

Some of our qualifications may require you to be working in a particular environment, or be sponsored by an employer.
Business (X05)
This foundation degree will suit you if you work in a business organisation and want to boost your career prospects.
Computing and IT Practice (X15)
If you already work with computers, this qualification will develop skills directly relevant to your work, and give you the academic knowledge valued by employers.
Early Years (X01)
If you’re an experienced practitioner working with children from birth to seven years old in an early years setting, this degree will further your knowledge and skills.
Engineering (X11)
This qualification combines the study of engineering fundamentals, including mathematics and problem solving, with personal development planning and work-related issues such as health and safety and project management.
Healthcare Practice (X16)
Study themes in long-term conditions, such as children and young people, mental health, health and wellbeing, end-of-life care or a mix from across all these areas.
Leadership and Management (X06)
If you’re in a leadership role – or heading that way – and you need a qualification, this degree is for you.
Primary Teaching and Learning (X02)
This foundation degree develops the professional knowledge and skills required by teaching assistants and classroom assistants supporting children’s learning in primary schools.
Retail Management (X14)
This foundation degree provides you with knowledge to give you a clear understanding of the key management functions of a retail business and its trading environments.
Sport and Fitness (X07)
Build knowledge and skills needed by sport and fitness instructors/coaches, focussing on developing insights into the scientific, instructional and management principles that underpin these roles.
Working with Young People (X03)
This degree develops the skills and knowledge of those working with, and leading work with, young people (13–19) to support their informal education.
Youth Justice (England and Wales) (X17)
This foundation degree will suit anyone working in the youth justice system (including the secure estate), volunteers working in this field, and those planning to join the youth justice workforce.

Diplomas of Higher Education

Some of our qualifications may require you to be working in a particular environment, or be sponsored by an employer.
Business (W05)
Combined Social Sciences (W40)
Computing & IT and a second subject (W42)
Computing and IT (W36)
Computing and IT Practice (W15)
Criminology and Psychological Studies (W39)
Engineering (W11)
Healthcare Practice (W16)
Humanities (W35)
Leadership and Management (W06)
Mathematical Sciences (W43)
Natural Sciences (W37)
Open (W34)
Primary Teaching and Learning (W02)
Retail Management (W14)
Social Policy and Criminology (W38)
Sport and Fitness (W07)
Working with Young People (W03)

Certificates of Higher Education

Some of our qualifications may require you to be working in a particular environment, or be sponsored by an employer.
Business and Management (T17)
Computing & IT (T12)
Computing & IT & Second Subject (T13)
Environment (T16)
Health Sciences (T18)
Healthcare Practice (T01)
Healthcare Sciences (T10)
Humanities (T07)
Mathematical Sciences (T14)
Natural Sciences (T11)
Open (T09)
Social Care (England) (T02)
Social Care (Scotland) (T03)
Social Care (Wales) (T04)
Social Sciences (T06)
Sport, Fitness and Management (T05)
Youth Justice (England and Wales) (T08)
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