What is an undergraduate degree?
An undergraduate degree is the foundation for your future. It’s a thorough grounding in your chosen subject. You're an undergraduate student if you are studying for your first degree – usually a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc).
Many students opt for a full-time three year course – but it’s also possible to balance study and life, learning part-time. Another option is to build practical skills and proven experience on a paid placement year. It’s a great way to really test your new skills and knowledge, and you’ll make valuable workplace connections, too.
Find your course
Where you will be studying
Bristol is a city famous for its rebellious streak, independent thinking, unique style and edgy creativity. And our campuses are communities set up to help you succeed. See what it’s all about.
Financial trading rooms, multi-media studios, nursing simulation suites, extensive libraries, virtual learning tools, robotics labs, Health Centre, Centre for Sport: it's all here for you.
"I feel that my degree gave me a kick-off start to my career and my personal development. A lot of that was a result of lecturers encouraging students to make their own decisions with careful guidance from the university environment."
Anastasia BA(Hons) Architecture and Planning
Real experience counts
95% of our graduates are in work or study after 6 months (DLHE 2018).
Our pioneering courses have been created in partnership with industry. Over 150 come with professional accreditation. This – plus world-class teaching – means you polish the most in-demand skills, and the kind of mindset that employers want and need.
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Your next steps
You want to feel at home at university. You have a choice of accommodation options available to you, both on and off campus, to fit your budget and needs. Wherever you choose to live, it’ll be safe, well-equipped and comfy, making you feel at home from the moment you arrive.
Let’s be frank. Choosing to invest in university is a big financial commitment. That's why we help you understand all about tuition fees and funding options. We’re here for you when it comes to money matters.