Depending on where you apply, there is no one way to study, it is flexible and can be customizable to your needs. This means that there is a wealth of subjects and programs to choose from. All of which can be chosen carefully to cater to your interests and ambitions giving you the knowledge and qualification you have always dreamed of. With so many subjects to choose from there is no shortage or limitations in regards to what career you ultimately wish to peruse.
Higher education in the UK is based on a module system where a series of single subjects make up the body of your degree. Within a certain scope you can pick and choose the modules you want to do and build a degree that is right for your needs. A simple example could be if a student wishes to study English Literature, the genres are so vast they cannot possibly be condensed into one degree. So you are given a choice of choosing what modules you which to study and how to specialize your degree to cater to your interests, for instance choosing whether you wish to go into writing Science Fiction or Journalism.
The same can be said for combination degrees if you are interested in studying more than one subject using the Major and Minor system. For example, if you find yourself wanting to study Tourism and Hospitality, you may find you want to do a minor study in a second language other than your native tongue and English. Knowing multiple languages when working in the tourism industry is a definite plus.
The point being, that some minor studies alongside your degree can help boos and compliment your overall qualification.
Additionally you can either study on a full time or part time basis. Part time tend to be very desirable for students who wish to work as well as study however the duration of study will be longer before you can graduate. However make sure that you are actually allowed to work in the UK and is may specify on your visa that you are not allowed to do so.
Alternatively you may find yourself wanting to opt for a distance learning alternative where you get to stay at home and not have to attend the campus on a daily basis. Many students find they are unable to travel or relocate in order to achieve a UK qualification, but there is another option available where a UK qualification is accessible to those who wish to study from home, this is what is called distance learning. It works by making all the course materials available online for download and printing, making assignment or coursework submissions possible through web platforms (such as Moodle). Or if available you can opt for the materials to be sent to you as hard copies through the post.