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Should I do a Bachelor’s Degree?

Studying a Bachelor’s Degree is the probably the most popular degree choice amongst students. There are tons of different subject areas that students can choose to study, it can get quite overwhelming! Which is why, today’s blog post is breaking down everything you need to know about Bachelor’s Degrees, what they are, how they can benefit you, and of course, the different type of Bachelor’s Degrees that Regent College London offer, why not stay on to have a quick read!
 
Should I do a Bachelor’s Degree?
 

What is a Bachelor’s Degree?

It’s probably best to start off with what a Bachelor’s Degree actually is. Many of us know that it is a 3-4 year degree, but do we really know the levels it is at or perhaps the credits it offers? A Bachelor’s Degree is usually the first degree taken by students and can be completed within 3 years, depending on the mode of delivery and timetable. At Regent College London, we offer a range of Undergraduate Courses, from Bachelor’s of Science (BSc Hons) to Bachelor’s of Arts (BA Hons) to Bachelor’s of Engineering (BEng Hons). Some bachelor’s degrees, like medical courses can take longer. You can also study for a bachelor’s degree part-time, or through flexible learning. The qualification is designed to give you a thorough understanding of a subject. It helps you develop your analytical, intellectual and essay/dissertation writing skills. Getting a bachelor’s degree can open doors to job opportunities, expose you to new ideas, and boost your earning potential.

What are the different types of Bachelor’s Degrees?

There’s a slight difference between the two types of Bachelor’s Degrees. The major difference is the learning behind the degrees. BA Degrees are qualitative and creative lead, whereas, BSc Degrees require a more mathematical and analytical approach. A Bachelor of Arts may clear a path to careers that draw on human connection and critical thinking attribute, such as teaching, human resources, advertising, or government work. BSc degrees provide you with a good stepping stone into launching a career in science or math-based fields. Most importantly, both the BA and BSc Degrees are recognised internationally. At Regent College London, we offer both BA and BSc Degrees.

How are Bachelor’s Degrees Assessed?

Bachelor’s Degrees are assessed differently across different educational institutions. There are a range of assessment methods such as exams, presentations, reports and essays. However, the majority of Bachelor’s Degrees are graded in the same way, they are graded using the below structure:

  • First
  • Upper-second (2:1)
  • Lower second (2:2)
  • Third
  • Pass
  • Fail

A third or above means you get a bachelor’s degree with honours.

What is the duration of a Bachelor’s Degree in the UK?

Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree can take up to 3-4 years to complete. Within this time, you will learn a range of skills and knowledge relevant to your chosen study field. Once you have successfully completed your Bachelor’s Degree, you will receive a Level 6 Qualification.

What are the Benefits of taking a Bachelor’s Degree?

There are many benefits to uncover whilst studying for your Bachelor’s Degree including:

  • Hands on experience: Some BSc/BA Programmes offer sandwich courses with placements. These allow for 1 year of work experience, in the form of internships or paid jobs that allow you to explore the world of employment and gain a hands on experience.
  • A great way to stand out to employers: Studying a BA/BSc Degree can help provide you with a stepping stone into the ever-changing world of employment. With a successful degree, you are bound to stand out from the crowd.
  • Developing Skills and Knowledge: Undertaking a Bachelor’s Degree, not only provides you with a great qualification, it can also teach you essential skills and knowledge that you can not only take into the workplace, but use in everyday life. You will gain critical skills that are needed in the work environment, for example, developing strong communication and written skills, as well as equipping you with organisational skills.
  • Gaining a strong interest: You are highly likely to gain a strong level of interest within the field you study. This not only allows you to explore many career opportunities within your degree, but also gives you a platform to do what you have a passion for.

Can I study a Master’s Degree after my Bachelor’s Degree?

Yes of course! Once you have graduated and gained your qualification, you can choose to study further, why not check out some of our Masters courses here.

What can a Bachelor’s Degree lead to?

Once you have completed your Bachelors Degree, you will be able to explore a range of different career prospects within your area of study. For example, if you choose to study a Business related Bachelor’s Degree, you may be able to take up a career in any of the below professions:

  • Business Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Supply Chain Management

Is a Bachelor’s Degree for me?

A Bachelor’s Degree is a great way to build your skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare you for the world of work. Studying for a Bachelor’s Degree, gives you a firm understanding on your subject areas as well as practical experience that will make it easier to progress into further education, if you desire to do so.

Bachelor’s Degrees at Regent College London

Here at Regent College London, we offer a range of Bachelor’s Degrees, they can be found below:

  1. BA (Hons) Accountancy
  2. BA (Hons) Business Management
  3. BA (Hons) Marketing
  4. BSc (Hons) Business Management
  5. BSc (Hons) Computing
  6. BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care (UOB)
  7. BSc (Hons) Health and Social Science
  8. BEng (Hons) Software Engineering

The Bachelor’s Degree Programmes are validated by Buckinghamshire New University, and University of Bolton.

What are the Entry Requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree at Regent College London?

Entry Requirements for each Programme can differ, they are dependent on the required UCAS Points attained, as well as the qualifications you currently hold. However, all of our Bachelor’s Degree programmes require you to attend an academic interview as a part of our admissions process. Although we do have a set of Entry Requirements for each course, we may consider lowering them, if you perform well at the interview.

What about the Course Fees?

The fees for the Course’s also differ, they can be found on the pages of our Bachelor’s Degrees.

Am I able to apply for Student Finance with this Degree?

Yes, you are able to apply for Student Finance. We have a specialist Student Finance team, who are highly qualified in helping you through the Student Finance process.

When and how can I apply?

Our enrolment process is easy and hassle free! Apply today to join our Regent College London campuses in, Wembley, Central London, Harrow or Kingsbury. Simply enquire about a course using our enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch soon. Don’t wait any further, take the next step in your career today!