What is an Undergraduate Degree?
As an undergraduate student you’ll be studying for your first degree. This is usually a Bachelors degree, however universities offer lots of different undergraduate level courses and pathways.
We have over 200 higher education courses to choose from, across subjects from Accounting to Zoology, and offer a range of qualifications.
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Certificate in Higher Education (CertHE)
CertHEs are Level 4 qualifications equivalent to one year of a degree, and typically related to a profession. Again, there’s usually an opportunity to top up to a full degree.
A sandwich degree includes a period of professional work experience — typically, a year-long placement in industry (also known as a placement year) during the third year of your course. This is often abbreviated to ‘SW’ in course titles.
For the duration of the placement, you will usually become a paid employee of the organisation. Once that’s completed, you’ll return to the university for a fourth and final year of study.
What's the difference between undergraduate and postgraduate?
As an undergraduate student you’ll be studying for your first degree. At postgraduate level, you’ll have graduated with an undergraduate degree and be studying for a second qualification, such as a Masters, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip).
Find out more about postgraduate study at NTU.
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