When you study at university, there are a variety of course types available. Undergraduate courses are where students begin. An undergraduate degree is generally the first thing you’ll study at university and is your introduction to higher education. Awarded in the form of a Bachelor’s degree, this qualification enables you to develop an extensive knowledge base pertaining to your particular industry. For the majority of professional career paths, undergraduate courses are a necessary prerequisite. They’re available in broader fields such as science, commerce or humanities, or more specialised options leading directly to particular careers, such as nursing or human resource management. Undergraduate courses generally take three to four years of full-time study to complete and can include Honours and double degrees as well as standard Bachelor’s degrees.