Courses and universities

Choosing a course

Due to the wide range of courses on offer this can be a confusing task for applicants.

At DMU, we can cater for most subject and study choices with each course varying in length, composition and assessment methods. You can find details, along with the entry requirements, on our course pages.

How can I help my child choose a course?

You can help clarify their decision process by asking some simple questions:

  • What do you like?
  • What are your strengths?
  • What do you want to do as a career?
  • Have you considered courses you haven’t studied yet?

Once your child has chosen a subject area, it is important to ask some additional questions, which will also help them to choose the course that is most suited to them:

  • What modules are available?
  • What are the entry requirements?
  • Does the university have a good reputation for that course?
  • What careers can the course lead to?
  • Is the course theory or practice based?
  • How is the course taught?
  • How much teaching time is there, as opposed to independent study?
  • What facilities and resources are available?
  • Are there opportunities to study abroad or gain work experience?

It is important to ensure that your child doesn’t feel pressured into taking a decision they may not be happy with. You could get further advice from teachers and careers advisers if possible.

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