What to study? Which study programme is for me? How do I find the right degree?


What to study? Which study programme is for me? How do I find the right degree?

Choosing the right degree can be challenging, particularly if you have a wide range of interests or are unsure of your long-term career goals. That is why you should think carefully and consider all the factors before deciding to apply to a study programme. Some of the factors include the cost of the programme, employment rate in the specific field of study and expected salary upon graduation. Not to worry, we are here to help guide you in your decision of which degree to pursue. 

Set your priorities

Some students make major decisions based mostly on salary expectations and employment demands. Others pick degrees in fields they are skilled or passionate about. Therefore, you should start by considering which of these three factors - economic advantage, interest level, and ability - is most significant to you and your career aspirations. 

Think about your interests

When deciding between different options, it may be helpful to ask yourself the following questions:

  • What academic subjects do I find enjoyable?
  • Are there any disciplines that I excel at in particular?
  • Are the topics I am interested in ones that I have already studied?

If you do not know what your interests are or you want to explore a different interest, you should also consider participating in student organisations, volunteering, working a part-time job, or completing an internship. 

Explore your skills and talents

Knowing and understanding what you are skilled at can help you make an informed and confident decision when choosing a degree programme. Examining your grades and graduation scores is one way to figure out which academic disciplines are ideal for you. Doing this will give you a clear picture of where your strength lies within the academic areas.

Check the intensity of the curriculum

Because of course expectations, homework load, and frequency of exams, some degrees may feel more difficult to complete than others. The majority of your time at university will be spent in the classrooms. Make sure you are aware of how demanding your workload will be on a daily or weekly basis before you commit to a study programme. 

Research what the highest-paying jobs are

In this case, you must decide how crucial salary and employment rates are in your decision-making process. A degree in a STEM-related career can appeal to you if you are driven by having a large salary. But for some students, the value of their work is more important than money. Human services, education, and visual arts are all popular non-STEM degrees.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog post on how to find the right degree. Should you choose to start your studies here, take a look at the different study programmes we offer. 


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