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Your Choice

If you are thinking of coming to study at Wrexham Glyndŵr University our Careers and Employability Service helps you to explore career options to inform your choice of course.

Many people don’t know where to start when choosing a potential career path or need guidance to help them reach their chosen goal. Whilst our careers team can’t make decisions for you, they can talk through your ideas, help develop them and guide you through what you will need to achieve to reach your aim. This could be the course you need to study and the options for work experience, or placements that are available to help you stand out from the crowd.

Our Careers and Employability team have a number of resources  that you can use to help you generate these ideas and explore your likes and dislikes - from key questions to consider through to mapping your skills to career options. Book an individual guidance appointment by registering on WGUconnect or by calling 01978 293240.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University offers a wide range of course choice from foundation years and honours degrees through to masters and research degrees.

To help you consider what level is right for our guide below explains the type of courses we offer.

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Kick-start year/foundation year

If you do not meet the entry requirements for an honours degree but still want to join University, this option will enable you to start at University this year. You will study the skills and knowledge that will help you progress on to a full degree which will give you a strong foundation for your chosen course. Find out more about foundation year options.

Foundation degree

These courses give you practical skills and knowledge in your chosen subject and are equivalent to the first two years of an honours degree. They are studied over two years full-time and four years part-time. You can top-up your qualification to an honours degree through a top-up year. The qualification awarded reflects the nature of your chosen course i.e. FdA Foundation Degree of Arts, FdSc Foundation Degree of Science or FdEng Foundation Degree of Engineering.

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Honours degree

These courses are generally studied over three years full-time and five years part-time. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of your chosen area and these degrees are an essential requirement for going on to postgraduate courses or for graduate level employment. The qualification awarded reflects the nature of the course that you choose e.g. BA Bachelor of Arts, BSc Bachelor of Science, or BEng Bachelor of Engineering.

Professional courses

Professional courses develop your skills through courses aligned to professional bodies. These vary in studying durations, qualification level awarded and entry requirements. Find out more about our professional courses.

Integrated Masters

Our four-year full-time option allows you to undertake masters levels modules in the fourth year and graduate with a masters instead of a BA, BEng or BSc. One to consider if you want to stand out from the crowd. Find out more about our integrated masters.

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Master degrees

Our postgraduate courses can be studied in a wide range of areas and push your knowledge onto the next level – ideal if you are looking to progress in your career. The qualification reflects the course chosen e.g. MA is a Master of Arts, MSc is a Master of Science or MBA is a Master of Business Administration.

Research degree

A postgraduate research degree allows you to undertake in-depth, independent study in a specific area. We offer MPhil (Master of Philosophy) and PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) qualifications. Study times vary dependent on whether you wish to complete your research degree part-time or full-time. Find out about our postgraduate research opportunities.

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