The following online resources should answer most questions students may wish to ask:
www.ucas.com: This site contains the application process and the major search engine for university courses. There is a very useful parents section and you can use the UCAS widget below.
www.unistats.ac.uk: The official website for comparing UK higher education course data
www.unifrog.org: Unifrog is the only Careers Guidance tool that maintains a comprehensive set of every University course and every Apprenticeship vacancy in the UK.