United Kingdom

Why are UK programs so great?

  • Historically, UK has been first choice for international students for higher studies and English programmes.
  • With over 2 million students from across the world, UK has simpler application procedures and offer international student service practices better than anywhere else on the globe.
  • UK schools offer an international experience you won’t find anywhere else.
  • UK education equips students with unparalleled academic and professional skills and adds to their personal development.
  • High Quality Education. Quality standards for UK institutions are among the best in the world. A lot of education systems around the world have been derived from the British System.
  • UK universities have long history and tradition, with many students making a vital contribution into the respective fields, industry and economy in the course of their career span.
  • Quality infrastructure. UK schools offer very well equipped labs, libraries, modern class-rooms, accommodation facilities, etc, along with recreational and sports facilities,
  • International Recognition With an increasingly globalised world economy it is imperative to have a degree which has world wide recognition. UK education being widely recognized easily provides this and more.
  • Modern & Conducive Learning Environment
  • UK institutions use a variety of teaching and assessment methods to encourage independent learning.
  • The teaching is interactive and extremely relevant to the industry with emphasis on practical knowledge and skills based approach
  • Emphasis on research and development. The most modern facilities and technologies create excellent opportunities for students to pursue research topics of their interest.
  • UK has a wide range of institutions to choose from, with each institution offering multiple, varied and diverse courses.
  • There is also great flexibility in the way in which a subject can be studied and it is often possible to incorporate different elements such as vocational, English language training, work placements into a specific programme of study.
  • UK institutions for many courses offer the option of taking up a work placement as part of its programme. Having a work placement integrated into the course gives the students cutting edge knowledge and proficiency as well as the on-the-job training in the area of study.
  • UK education is a cheaper alternative to other alternates. It further helps that the programmes in UK are shorter (3 years for undergraduate programmes & 1 year for postgraduate programmes) which reduces the over all cost.
  • The UK puts great importance on being competitive in the international student market. As a result, there are many international scholarships and grants available to students who wish to study in the UK.
  • From April 2012 the Tier 1 Post-Study Work route has been closed to new applicants. Instead students graduating with a UK degree from a Recognised or Listed Body will be able to apply for a job with a UK Border Agency licensed Tier 2 sponsor. They will only be able to switch into Tier 2 if they are in the UK, before their student visa expires. They must be paid the minimum salary, i.e. £20,000 p.a. or the minimum set out in the relevant code of practice
  • UK is truly a cosmopolitan nation in every possible way. People from most nationalities/origin can be found studying and living across the UK. Students from over 150 nationalities study in UK creating a tolerant, stable society where students learn about diverse range of people.
  • Flexibility to shape your study to suit your needs. This freedom; combined with an encouragement to think independently and create your own ideas helps you gain confidence in your own abilities and equip you with valuable language, creative, analytical and research skills that employers look for.

Education System

Types of Institutions

  • Open University
  • College and Institution of Higher Education
  • Open College
  • College of Technology
  • Teacher Training College
  • Institute and
  • University – Universities in UK are of 2 types namely Traditional & New University.

Postgraduate programmes in the UK

If you are to gain an admission as a UK postgraduate student, the work you do will be on your own initiative, which really develops your lateral thinking and research skills. The postgraduate tutors and lecturers will provide the framework of the course, but you are encouraged to pursue the same with added research and submissions.

With postgraduate research programmes, the principal teaching method is original research, completed under academic supervision of your tutor or designated leader.

Many UK postgraduate research programmes offer introductory taught courses that provide training in research skills. This will help you prepare for the advanced research you’ll need to do.

Students who have completed a first degree are eligible to undertake a postgraduate degree, which includes:

Master’s degree (typically one year)

Doctorate degree (typically three years)

Types of Masters degree include:

M Sc (Master of Science)

MA (Master of Arts)

M Ed (Master of Education)

LLM (Master of Law)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Masters degrees by research (M Phil)

Research degrees involve at least one year, sometimes more, of full-time research resulting in an examined thesis.


If you would like to continue to study for a PhD, you will have to conduct a minimum of two years’ research after the award of your M Sc.

In some subject areas, a student may transfer from BSc/BA/BEng to PhD so that they follow a three year research programme for PhD without first obtaining a Masters degree.

Some courses are taught while others require research. Taught courses usually involve presentations, written course work such as marked essays, exams and dissertations. Classroom sessions are highly interactive, requiring student participation.

Intakes : Universities generally have 2 intakes per year, February & September

Scholarships : There are a variety of scholarships available to international students who wish to study in the UK. Institutions, organizations and the British Government offer funding schemes and awards to help cover course fees and the cost of UK living.

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