Best single subject online courses

If you want Bachelor’s level learning in your field, but don’t want to commit to the full degree, then check out the single subject study.

What is single subject study?

Single subject study is similar to the undergraduate unit. You will study a single subject or course taken from the Bachelor’s degree program. The learning is degree level and challenging, though in isolation the workload is designed to be manageable and to give students an opportunity to prepare themselves for later study, to fill in gaps in their knowledge or to boost their career.

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How can it help you?

  • As a university taster

If you want to study, but don’t feel ready for a Bachelor’s degree yet, then perhaps studying a single subject will help you prepare.

  • As a stepping stone to a undergraduate study

The credit that you gain from successful completion of an undergraduate unit can often be used towards your a later degree, giving you a head start on gaining those all important credits.

  • Work towards your dream career

Even if you’re working towards a Bachelor’s degree, the single subject study can help you to fill in gaps in your knowledge and expand your skills, bringing you ever closer to that job that you’ve always dreamed of.

  • Expand your knowledge

It’s important to remember that education isn’t all about landing a job, and ultimately learning for its own sake is never a bad thing. If you’re looking to dive into something new or learn about something that has always interested you, then a single subject is a great way to do it.

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How will I be assessed?

Since the learning on single subject study is on the undergraduate level, it should come as no surprise that the assessments are similar too. You might have to write essays, take exams, give presentations or complete portfolios of work. But if this is making you hot under the collar, don’t worry, you’ll have the same support that undergraduate students get to help you through it. Read below for more.

What assistance will I have?

You’ll be treated like an undergraduate student, which means you’ll gain access to your institution's library and online database of reference and learning materials, the student services team will be there to assist you with any personal matters that may be affecting your study, and you’ll have access to the undergraduate faculty to help you complete your course.

How do I apply?

First of all, you’ll need to find the course that you want to study. Why not start by browsing through our list of the best courses available online? They’re organised by subject type and there is full information, including fees and what to expect. You should see a list of subjects on the left hand side of this page, simply click on your field to be taken to the guide.

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