With so many courses, and many similar ones available, it’s important that you find out more about the course and the university or college before you start to shortlist your options. Firstly, you will need to choose the type, of course, you’d like to study. If you don’t know your options, you should look at the different course types and entry requirements.
If you have already decided on the type, of course, you would like to study, here are some things to consider when comparing different courses, and different universities.
 Look at the modules covered in each course and identify which ones are most interesting, or relevant to your career aspiration.
 How many lectures are there, and how much group work will be done in seminars?
 What does the assessment at the end of each module look like? Exams, coursework, presentations, or a combination of all three?
 Who are the tutors, and are they experts in areas you want to learn about?
 When choosing a course, remember that not all courses with the same name are identical in content.
Comparing course Providers and Locations:
There are many ways you can research a university, conservatoire, or college, including reading their website or prospectus, looking at online reviews, and social media channels, but ideally, you should see the campus, city, and course lecturers for yourself. Here are some top tips to help you: Axiom partner Universities and colleges run open days throughout the year – find upcoming open days.
 Once you have shortlisted the different universities and colleges offering the course you are interested, in there are a number of things to consider when comparing each one:
 What subject areas do they specialize in?
 Can you study part of your course abroad, or get help with work placements?
 What accommodation is available for students?
 Remember to check entry requirements in the course descriptions to see what you need to get a place.