The University of Glamorgan has a number of undergraduate programs that you can study from foundation degrees to multidisciplinary degrees. Here’s what you need to know about each type of undergraduate degree course.
Single honours degrees let you concentrate your study on one subject that interests you. If you know exactly what you want to do when you graduate, then this could be the option for you. Although you study just one subject in depth, single honours courses still have some flexibility. You will study core modules with other students on your course, but there will also be a selection of optional modules to choose from, so you can specialise in areas of your subject that are of particular interest to you.
If you’re not sure whether you want to commit to studying one subject for three or four years, or if you like two subjects equally, you could consider our joint honours degrees, where you study two subjects of your choice. If you want to keep your career options open, joint honours is probably the best route for you.
If you want to study one subject in depth (the Major) but you would like to learn about something else as well (the Minor), then go for the Major/Minor option. You could complement Forensic Science with a minor in Criminology for example, or couple a major study of Law with a minor in Accounting.
Combined honours degrees at Glamorgan are among the most flexible in the UK. This route gives you the opportunity to design your own BA or BSc study programme
Foundation degrees combine work-based learning and academic study. At least a quarter of your time will be in the workplace, learning the skills valued by employer. Find out more information on our Foundation degrees
HNDs also combine study with practical experience. They usually include work placements or work-related experience and you can complete the course in two years. HNDs are offered in a wide range of subjects, including Engineering, Computing, Construction and the Built Environment, Leisure and Tourism, Business and IT. It is a valuable qualification in its own right that can often lead to further study. Many students take this opportunity to progress to the final year of a degree course after successfully completing their HND.
If you don’t have the right qualifications to start a degree straight away, or if you want to gain more confidence in higher level work, you can enter one of our Foundation Studies programmes. These individual programmes help you adjust to the level of study needed for a specific degree course. Successful completion of a Foundation Studies programme offers automatic progression to the relevant degree. So, Foundation Studies form what we refer to as the first year of a four year degree course. For more information about Foundation Studies, call 08456 434 030 or take a look at our Foundation Studies page
Our taught courses include Master of Science (MSc), Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Law (LLM). We also provide a range of specialist courses that lead to Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas, Masters degrees or professional qualifications. Some courses will make you exempt from professional examinations and can ultimately lead to membership of professional bodies.
As a research student, you can register for:
You can study full-time or part-time. If you opt to study part-time, you may be able to work in collaboration with your employer, with supervision provided at work and the University.