Why Study in UK?
A UK education opens doors, wherever you go in the world.
The UK has been the preferred choice for some of the most important minds in history. One in four world leaders has studied in the UK, so if you’re dreaming of achieving big things, you can be sure you’re in the right place in the UK.
A HIGHER STANDARD OF EDUCATION
The UK’s academic reputation is world-renowned. Built on a heritage that is now centuries old, our approach to education applies the very latest learning theory through universities that routinely top international tables. Our innovative teaching methods produce successful, versatile graduates who are sought-after by employers around the world.
World-ranked universities: UK universities have featured strongly in world rankings ever since they began. In 2018 the Times Higher Education World Rankings honoured us with three of the world’s top ten universities, including the top two – the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. This high quality can be found right across the country, with seven of the top 50, and 32 of the top 200 universities found here in the UK.
Innovative teaching methods: Our universities combine traditional lectures with a variety of innovative teaching techniques, designed to encourage independent thinking, problem-solving skills and self-motivation. You will be working in small groups solving real-life problems from your future career, whether in the classroom, the lab or on field trips. You will have access to leading technology, from state-of-the-art laboratories to interactive screens and online-learning. You will have an opportunity to learn from the very best in your field: many teachers in UK universities are industry leaders in their field, and you will have one-to-one access to them where you will be able to learn from their vast experience. Our institutions also cultivate industry relationships, allowing you to get practical experience in your field within world-leading organisations, and make connections to give your career an edge.
World-leading research: The consistently high quality of education in the UK has made us a firm favourite with international students all over the world, and helped to keep us at the forefront of global research. We’re ranked second in the world for science and research and 54 per cent of our output is world-leading. Our field-weighted citation impact is higher than the US, Canada, Germany, Japan and Brazil, so when you study here you can be sure you’ll be working alongside some of the best minds – and using some of the best technology in the world.
GET THE SKILLS EMPLOYERS WANT
During your studies, there will be an opportunity for you to develop the critical thinking skills, creativity and confidence that employers look for. There may also be the chance for you to get involved in internships, work-placements, volunteering and dissertation placements. The QS global survey of graduate employers consistently shows that UK degrees are highly valued worldwide, with UK universities topping the QS employer reputation ranking.
Internships and work experience: Having a form of work placement experience definitely gives you an advantage in an increasingly competitive graduate job market. Some courses include a year of working in the industry or internships in the industry you’re interested in. Work placements provide you with hands-on experience in a profession that you can’t simulate in lectures or the classroom. Plan for your career: All UK universities and colleges employ professional career advisers to give advice on how to plan your career, build your CV and prepare for interviews. Careers advisors can help you focus on developing the skills needed to succeed in particular industries. By honing
in on specific attributes which will make you more employable, you will stand out amongst others.
SHORT, FLEXIBLE COURSES
It’s not just our world-recognised universities that make us a top choice with international students. Courses in the UK are tailormade to support you in getting the most from your studies as quickly as possible. From the traditional to the cutting-edge – whatever you want to study, you’re sure to find a course that provides you with the understanding, experience and skills you need to pursue your dream career.
Built-in flexibility: In the UK, flexibility is built into the majority of our courses. Many universities allow you to choose from different subject ‘modules’, so you can build a course programme that suits you down to the ground, specialising as you go for a perfectly tailored experience.
Qualify sooner: Postgraduate courses in the UK are shorter than both the US and Australia, with many MBA’s taking just one year. So, you get better value for money and can begin applying your knowledge in the real world a lot sooner.
Think differently: Our educational system doesn’t just immerse you in your chosen subject – it’s designed to help you to think differently. Throughout your studies you’ll be encouraged to ask questions, debate your teachers and fellow students, and come up with your own ideas through a blend of practical learning, lectures and seminars and innovative, high-tech teaching.
Connect with career opportunities: As well as connecting you with all kinds of ambitious likeminded students from the UK and abroad, UK courses offer lots of ways to take your first steps into the world of work. From placements, internships and opportunities to gain professional accreditation, we’ll make sure you take your first steps on the career ladder with confidence.
ACCESS WORLD-LEADING RESEARCH
The UK is a global powerhouse of science and research. With so many universities at the cutting edge of global discoveries and emerging technology, students graduate with insights and experience that are in high demand around the world.
At the forefront of global discoveries: Building on an extraordinary heritage of new discoveries, UK universities continue to be globally-recognised for their commitment to research. The UK is ranked second in the world for science and research, with 54 per cent of our output considered world-leading. That’s more than the US, Canada, Germany, Japan and Brazil. With our research referenced in academic articles more often than anyone else too, we continue to be a top choice for international students – especially postgraduates – who want to make sure they are exposed to the cutting edge of their subject.
Connect with brilliant teachers: Behind the brilliant research are brilliant thinkers, some of the best minds in their fields who you can connect with at a range of levels. The impact that their supportive inspiring teaching has is evident in the feedback we receive from our postgraduates. 93 per cent of international postgraduates rate the quality of UK teaching highly.
Get your hands on the latest technology: At UK universities you can hone your skills on state-of-the-art technology. With the very latest equipment and IT ready to use across a range of subjects, you can pursue your own research in some of the most sophisticated environments available anywhere.
EXPERIENCE STUDENT LIFE
Whilst studying in the UK, there will be an endless number of ways for you to enjoy yourself, learn new things and make friends. The UK offers an amazing, unforgettable student experience like no other country.
Make the most out of your time whilst studying in the UK. It is a country with rich history and culture, stunning countryside, paired with world-leading modern art, design, culture, fashion and sport. A UK education offers something for everyone. From bustling cities to snow-capped mountains, rolling green hills to highlands and islands, the UK is beautiful and exploring is a must. Its relatively small size and good transport links mean that you can see a lot while you are here. Some of the highlights include:
London: The capital of England is the biggest city in the UK, and one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in the world. From fascinating history and iconic buildings, to cutting-edge fashion, theatre and food, it’s easy to see why London is one of the most exciting and most visited cities on the planet.
Northern England: Once at the heart of the industrial revolution, today northern cities like Manchester and Liverpool are best known for their famous football clubs and great nightlife. Outside the cities you’ll find impressive countryside, from the beauty of The Lake District, to the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales.
Central England: Known as The Midlands, this region is home to the UK’s second largest city, Birmingham, as well as its most famous universities, Oxford and Cambridge. Head out of the cities and find the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds and the charming Tudor town of Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace.
Southwest England: Remote sandy beaches make Southwest counties such as Dorset, Devon and Cornwall popular holiday destinations in the UK. The region’s main cities, Bath and Bristol offer vibrant alternatives to the tranquillity of the coast, offering fascinating history, as well as colourful music and arts scenes.
RELIGION IN THE UK – PRACTISING YOUR FAITH
As a multi-faith society, students of all religions can expect to feel welcome in the UK, along with plenty of places to practise their faith. With a history of multiculturalism dating back hundreds of years, we have well-established communities representing all major religions, and a deep commitment to supporting students’ religious needs on campus. Most schools, colleges and universities have prayer rooms that anyone can use, as do most public places, such as hotels, hospitals and airports. There are also many organisations representing students of a particular faith who can provide information and support from day one. UK is a very tolerant society in every way, and it is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of their race, nationality, or religion. This is one of the most influential reasons international students from all over the world choose the UK for their studies.
The academic requirements you need will vary depending on the level of course you want to study. Institutions can have different entry requirements, so read the course information on their website carefully and contact us if you need any advice or assistance. Here is some general guidance on entry requirements for different levels of study:
Undergraduate courses: The normal entry requirements for undergraduate degrees are completion of 12 years of school education and successful completion of a school leaving certificate equivalent to UK ‘A’ Levels. Some undergraduate courses may also have specific prerequisite subjects.
Postgraduate courses: The normal entry requirements for postgraduate degrees are completion of a Bachelor degree in a relevant subject area at a level equivalent to a UK second class honours degree.
English language requirements: You are required to demonstrate your English language proficiency before an unconditional offer will be made to you. The following tests are accepted:
– GCSE English Language at grade C or above.
– IGCSE English at grade C or above.
– International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) for undergraduate or 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) for postgraduate.
University intakes: March/April & September
Tuition fees (yearly): As from £11,000 up to £40,000
Cost of living (yearly): Estimated £12,200
Study work-permit: 20 hours per week during term-time and full-time during vacations
Post study work-permit: maximum period of 2 years