Choosing the right university for your undergraduate degree

When you’re choosing a university, there are a few ways to help shortlist your options and lots of things to consider.

However, it doesn’t need to be daunting. Sometimes you need to start by nailing the basics.

5 top tips for researching universities

1. Choose your subject

What are you interested in studying? Do you want to pursue a passion or try something new? 

2. What are the entry requirements? 

What are your predicted grades vs the entry requirements of the course at your favourite universities? 

3. Think about employability and what you'd like to do after you graduate

Do you have a career goal in mind? Is there a specific degree which you require? What careers support is available at the universities you're researching? 

Find your course

Once you have a good idea of the type of course you’re looking for, you need to think about where you want to live. University is about so much more than seminars and studying. At UEA, you don’t just join a cohort - you belong to a community.

4. Campus or city?

Do you want a campus university, with everything you need in walking distance? Or are you looking for a city university? 

5. Location

Where do you want to be based? Is student life and entertainment important? Do you want to live at home and commute or to move away from home?


Explore UEA Life

Take a tour

The best way to get a feel for a university is to visit. You can book open days, campus tours or even visit virtually.

Each of these options give you the opportunity to explore both your subject and the campus. To see some of our students' favourite highlights, watch our virtual tour video below now.

Thinking about these 5 things gives you a great place to start but there is a lot more you can consider when short-listing your degrees and universities.

Discover more things to consider when choosing a course and questions to ask yourself when considering a university.

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Sometimes a quick chat with a current student, academic member of staff or higher education advisor expert is all you need to get your questions answers quickly.