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Choosing a course

A number of factors might help you decide which higher education course to embark on such as:

  • Course level - from foundation degree to doctorate
  • Course content
  • Course mode - full-time or part-time - or length
  • Institutional Review outcomes
  • Research assessment outcomes
  • Student satisfaction with the course or institution
  • The location (campus, city, coastal, rural, etc) or size of the institution
  • Facilities or extra-curricular activities at the institution
  • Funding or bursary opportunities for the course or at the institution

Before you start, and how to apply:


A map of the locations of higher education institutions in Wales: study

Undergraduate courses:


For all courses, visit the institutions' own websites:

Higher education institutions

Student satisfaction:


Institutional Review outcomes:

Quality Assurance Agency: Review Reports

Research quality:

Research Excellence Framework 2014

For fee levels and bursaries for students:

Higher education providers' Fee Plans

Postgraduate opportunities:


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