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Choosing a university

With over 43,000 courses and over 120 Higher Education Institutions in the UK it can be very difficult to choose which course to study and where. Some factors you and your son/daughter may want to think about are:

  • Career goals – is there a particular degree course required to pursue your desired career?
  • Interesting subjects – as most undergraduate degrees take three years to complete, it is important to choose a course that will maintain your interest.
  • Course structure – looking at the course content will help you decide whether the chosen course is the right one.
  • Flexible study options – at Middlesex we offer part-time options on most of our undergraduate courses so that students can find part-time work to help with their finances and build employment experience while they study.
  • Employability – employers are looking for job-specific skills. We support our students in enhancing their employability by encouraging and facilitating participation in clubs and societies, volunteering, part-time and summer work and industry-specific work placements.
  • Open days - visit the universities you are considering if possible. Open days provide the opportunity to explore the campus, meet staff and speak to current students about their experiences at the institution.


All applications to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) for full time undergraduate study are managed through the University and Colleges Application System (UCAS).

If you are helping your son/daughter apply to university it's important to understand how the application process works through UCAS.

See this infographic on your journey to university for our overview of the whole process, from choosing a course to accepting your place or entering clearing.

Make sure you also watch our video on how to write your personal statement for some great tips on this vital part of the application process.

For more in-depth information on applying through UCAS, please visit our Undergraduate application page.

Contact us

If you or your son or daughter have any questions about the admissions process, our Admissions Enquiries team are available to support you. Contact us on +44 (0)20 8411 5555 (option 1) or Email us.

Please note that due to data protection we may not always be able to discuss the details of your daughter's or son's application with you.

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