Courses

Headstart Courses are divided into four distinct categories: Engineering (broad-based), Focus (single discipline), Insight (girls only), and Science and Society.

Choose five courses which interest you after looking through the tables below. We will take these into account when allocating places. Dates, locations and features are provisional, so check the website again in November. Courses will be allocated first to British subjects: students from other nationalities will be considered thereafter.

The cost to attend is the numeric part of the course code – eg. CAR/210 explains the fee to attend Headstart at Cardiff is £210. This includes all accommodation and meals during the course, but not travel costs to and from the University. Some bursaries are available where financial hardship would prevent attendance, and many schools will help with the course fee.

The date of your course will be confirmed by Headstart in March if you are offered a place, and the University will send Joining Instructions 3/4 weeks before the start.

For courses starting on Sunday, register at the university by 4pm. Registration on weekdays is 10am. Courses finish by mid-afternoon on the last day.