Extended degrees

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If you don’t quite have the right qualifications (e.g. A Levels, BTEC Diplomas or equivalent) or your grades aren't as good as you expected for your desired undergraduate programme, an Extended Degree may help you get there.

You’ll gain an excellent foundation in your chosen subject area whilst studying at one of our Consortium colleges. Our Extended Degree in Science allows you to specialise in particular subject areas such as Mammalian Physiology and Statistics that will prepare you for your progression on to your chosen degree at the University of Hertfordshire. Once you have completed your Extended Degree, you’ll have the opportunity to progress on to a range of undergraduate programmes at the University subject to meeting the required tariff and any additional entry requirements. For more information, please refer to the relevant undergraduate course pages.

Our Consortium colleges currently offer one-year extended degrees in Science, Engineering and Law that on completion can enable you to continue undergraduate study at the University of Hertfordshire on degree courses in areas such as:

  • Aerospace and automotive engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Science
  • Environmental management
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular biology
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics and astrophysics
  • Sport science

You'll spend an initial year at one of our colleges studying modules relevant to your planned degree and gaining skills such as:

  • communications
  • IT
  • literacy
  • numeracy

When you pass your initial year, you will continue on a degree course at the University of Hertfordshire.

You can study a variety of Honours degrees as well as subjects within the Joint Honours programme (where you can choose more than one subject).

There's a great range of degrees to choose from, including:

  • aerospace and automotive engineering
  • business
  • biology (including biochemistry, biotechnology, human physiology, microbiology, molecular biology and pharmacology)
  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • environmental management
  • geography
  • maths
  • pharmaceutical science
  • psychology
  • physics and astrophysics
  • sports studies

Extended degree students often graduate with excellent degrees, leading to successful careers or postgraduate study.

More about extended degrees in Engineering and where you can study

More about extended degrees in Science and where you can study:

Initial Year for Extended Degree in Science - Subjects Allied to Medicine

Initial Year for Extended Degree in Science - Biological Science

Initial Year for Extended Degree in Science – Physical Sciences

Initial Year for Extended Degree in Science - Mathematics

Law Extended Degree:

More about extended degree in Law - LLB Initial Year