Thinking of continuing?


You may have joined us with the intention of completing an HNC, HND or degree, but have you thought of continuing?  We offer flexible options to progress and even rejoin your studies. It is often possible to continue to degree, honours level or even postgraduate study within your subject area with the university.  Whatever level or course you are currently studying; there will be a progression route to our exciting range of courses.  If you taking a HNC or HND, a degree is the usual progression route so why not continue to the next level? 

College students
The University of the Highlands and Islands is a partnership of colleges where you will find students studying side by side on both Further Education (e.g. NC, NQ, PDA) and Higher Education (e.g. HNC, HND, Degree, PhD) courses. It is possible to move from college to HE study without ever leaving the building!  HE level study requires a more independent style of learning. Rather than set classes each day, you might have a lecture for an hour followed by an afternoon in the library or a computer suite working under your own direction, and motivation. As with college, students take part because they want to, and because they have a real interest in the subject. Our 'coming from college' page has useful information on these opportunities. 

What are the options?
Current university students should consult the ‘courses’ webpages.  Look up the HNC, HND or degree you are currently studying.  On your own course page there is a tab with the title ‘career’.   Here, as well as possible career options, you will find details of course progression options within the university.  These links have been agreed, and subject to any conditions, you will be able to access a place on one of these courses.

Honours year study
An honours year opens possibilities that are not available with an ordinary degree. Even if you don’t think you want to take advantage of them now, having the honours degree keeps your options open.  Studying for an extra year also allows you to build your skills and experience. Studying at higher education level is about far more than the qualification you leave with. For many students what is much more important to potential employers is the range of transferable skills you develop during your time as a student.

Next steps
If you are considering further study please contact your Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) for further advice. If you would like more general career or study advice and want to consider all the available options, please use the online career managment tool, Handshake, to make an appopintment with one of our careers advisors.