Higher Education In this section Studying higher education Programmes Foundation degree programmes Top-up degree programmes Professional qualifications Higher Apprenticeships Access to Higher Education Research & Scholarly Activity HE Development Projects Student life The higher education application journey Confirmation of Awards January starts The Open University regulations Programmes Art & Design Careers in art and design are about creating things that are appealing to the eye. Business & Management The dynamic and growing business and management industry is vast. Computing Computing and IT is one of the fastest-moving and most dynamic sectors in the UK. Construction & Civil Engineering Construction & Civil Engineering is one of the UK's largest and most diverse sectors. Counselling Counsellors help people with their problems and make a positive difference to their lives. Early Years Childhood studies is excellent preparation for a wide range of careers working with children and young people. Education The skills and experience you gain during your education degree prepares you for a range of careers working with children and young people. Engineering Engineering is a diverse profession that contributes to most aspects of modern life. Graphic Design & Media Working in the graphic design and media industry can help turn your imagination and originality into a career. Health & Care There is currently a high demand for well-trained and multi-skilled graduates in the dynamic health and social care sector. Housing A career in housing can be rewarding and challenging. Music A career in the music industry is hard work but if you are passionate about music very few industries are as exciting to work in! Podiatry Podiatry is a specialist area of healthcare, allied to medicine, which involves care and maintenance of foot and lower limb conditions. Public Services A public services degree will give you transferable skills and knowledge to prepare you for a range of careers. Social Work A social worker helps individuals and families to improve their lives. Sport The sports industry is competitive with a wide range of career options. Tourism, Hospitality & Events The hospitality, tourism and events industry has a lot to offer graduates both in the UK and abroad.