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I'm Not Sure What to Study

How do I know which course is right for me?

Choosing what you want to study is a big decision, and you will need to consider your choices thoroughly. Luckily, we at Home Study are always here to help you. Read through these helpful tips to get on the road to studying the perfect course for YOU.

Tip #1: Why?

The number one thing you should be thinking about when choosing your course is asking yourself why you are looking to study. Are you a first time student? Do you want to further your career by extending your skill set? Or are you looking to diversify your knowledge or change career path completely? Think about what skills you already have, and which subjects really interest you, then consider which prospective careers and employment opportunities would be available to you and see which course will best suit the goals you want to achieve.

Tip #2: What is your passion?

Find your passion! When choosing a course it is really important to find what gets you excited. Are you choosing a specific course because it is what you find interesting? Or is it because it’s what your parents want? By questioning yourself now, you can make an informed decision about the course that you want to study.

Tip #3: Be realistic

Now that you have found your dream course, let’s take a minute to get real. You will need to think about some of the practicalities such as whether you fit the entrance criteria for your chosen course. If you don’t, relax, a bridging course may be all you need to get you back on track. If you’re not sure, contact your friendly course expert and let them guide you through the process so we can assist you.

Tip #4: Research

You need to narrow down all your options to real, practical choices. That takes a lot of research. Read student blogs to see what studying that course is like. Find out what career opportunities are offered to you on completion of your course. You should even try to speak to people who work in the field you hope to go into and see what their experiences have been like.

Tip #5: What are the details?

Each course has several different options. To avoid making mistakes, make sure you review the course outline of the course(s) you want to apply for. Have a look at the subjects you must undertake and the types of learning, assignments and examination tasks involved. This will enable you to form a rough idea of what lies ahead for you.


Now you should be on your way to reaching your study goals. If you need more help choosing your studies contact our friendly call centre on 0800 39 00 27 and our helpful course experts will put you on the path to success.

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