Your 1st Degree
Duration: 3-4 years
Preparing you for professional work
Opportunities to Specialize
If you have finished secondary school, or have never previously obtained a qualification from any university, an undergraduate degree (Bachelor's) is your starting point.
A bachelor's degree is designed to teach you the theory and equip you with the required practical knowledge and skills. A bachelor’s degree is much more than preparing you for life as a potential academic. People tend to acknowledge that one of the best things they learn at university is how to learn. For example, learning how to research and formulate arguments in an independent and rigorous fashion are invaluable skills for a career as a professional in the dynamic world of work.
It is usually possible to pursue a more in-depth, specialized study in certain subjects (generally known as a major). Some universities also offer the option to extend your bachelor's with honors, an extra year of study drawing upon the knowledge gained in your degree. This is often a precursor to a master’s degree.
How do you get started?
Perhaps you already know the specific qualification you would like.
For example: To become a Journalist you would generally need to study a Bachelor of Communication with a major in Journalism.