The following guides will show you the skills you will develop as part of your course. Plus some career and further study ideas and information.
Many students will have studied a foundation degree as a route to gaining an honours degree, this factsheet will look at these and other options open to foundation degree students.
Business (Team Entrepreneurship)
Completing a Business (Team Entrepreneurship) degree will provide you with excellent skills for almost all areas of employment including interpersonal skills, leadership skills and critical reflective skills – all of which are highly valued by employers or are essential for starting your own business.
A Counselling degree provides excellent skills for almost all areas of employment. Your skills will include basic counselling expertise such as active listening, relationship building, and reflecting and guiding.
A Drama degree provides excellent skills for almost all areas of employment with graduates continuing on into a wide variety of careers. Many of the skills gained on your course are highly valued by employers such as creativity, interpersonal skills and confidence.
English graduates develop a wide range of abilities particularly in areas relating to communication which is most favoured by employers meaning English graduates are able to progress into a variety of careers.
Early Childhood Studies
You will have gained many skills from your course which will allow you to enter a wide variety of employment including those related to your course such as a career working with children and families in a community or educational setting.
Many Education Studies graduates choose to become teachers or work within the Education Sector. However, this is not the only choice available, as graduates will have gained many transferable skills during their studies such as effective communication, presentation experience and confidence.
Health and Social Care
A Health and Social Care graduate will be prepared for almost all areas of employment by having sought after and transferable skills such as excellent communication, planning and writing reports, and independent thought.
A History degree provides graduates with an array of skills including the ability to research and critically analyse texts as well as communication and team-working. These are highly valued by many businesses and government offices such as in Education and Research, the Heritage sector and Library and Information Management.
Mathematics is vital in modern society, underpinning our understanding of the sciences, engineering, technology, finance and many other aspects of our everyday lives. Good mathematicians are in short supply and so the skills gained from your maths degree are valued by employers.
Psychology at BGU is fully accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) which will allow you to allow you to continue onto a wide variety of Psychology related careers. A Psychology degree will provide you excellent skills for almost all areas of employment.
A Sociology degree provide excellent skills for almost all areas of employment including collaborative working, effective communication and listening skills, and the making of reasonable arguments.
Special Education Needs and Inclusion (SENI)
Throughout your SENI course you will gain many transferable skills from participating in voluntary work and extra-curricular activities. Skills can include communication, leadership and critical analysis.
A Sports degree, along with participating in voluntary work and extra-curricular activities provide a variety of skills and training including coaching, communication, research and team work.
Theology and Ethics
Graduates from a Theology and Ethics degree gain many transferable skills including methodical and independent thinking, communication skills and empathy.