How to Choose Your Program at Cardiff University

By Cardiff University Modified on May 14, 2022
Tags : Academics | High School | Student POV

Trying to decide what to study in university can be a difficult decision. A Cardiff University student shares her advice on things to consider when selecting your program.

 How to Choose Your Program at Cardiff University

This article was written by Miah, a Cardiff University student.

Choosing your university program (also referred to as a course in the UK) can be daunting, especially if you are not sure what profession you want to go into after you graduate. Check out these tips on how best to choose your course:

1. Review your high school subjects

First of all, review your high school subjects. Which ones do you do well in, and which ones do you enjoy? Can you see yourself studying that subject for an extra three years, going into more depth and constantly writing essays or doing exams based on that subject?

2. Browse university course pages

If after a review of your high school subjects you realise that you do not really enjoy any of them and you would not like to continue studying them at degree level, then browse universities course pages and see if anything interests you. You can browse courses offered by Cardiff University here.

3. Consider your future career

Next, it is important to consider what you see yourself doing in the future. With that being said, don’t pick a course just because of a future job. It is important to choose a course that you will enjoy because you will be studying it for three years. Some jobs require certain degrees, so also take that into consideration if you are set on a particular career.

4. Take your time

Take your time picking your course. I rushed into choosing mine and regretted it. I originally picked English Language because I loved English Language at in year 12, and I was set on doing it for my degree. However, in year 13 I started to not like it as much, but I still went ahead and applied for English Language. A while after I applied, I realised English Language wasn’t for me. I researched all the courses at Cardiff University and Media and Communications seemed the best fit for me. I am happy to say that I am so glad I did extra research and changed my application because I love Media and Communications and wouldn’t be happy doing any other course.

Overall, just focus on what you enjoy, and take your time in choosing your university course. Ultimately, whatever you choose, it should be for yourself and because you genuinely want to do it. Good luck!

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