Study in United Kingdom
The UK education system is flexible, so you can study in a way that suits your lifestyle and career aspirations. When you study in the UK you meet people from different nationalities, sharing their backgrounds and discovering new perspectives.
The benefits of studying in the UK
- The UK institutions consistently rank among the best in the world and qualifications are internationally valued and recognised.
- The UK undertakes 5 per cent of the world’s scientific research and produces 14 per cent of the world’s most frequently cited papers.
- UK institutions offer flexibility of choice and enable you to blend academic and vocational courses of your choice.
- The teaching and study methodology used in the UK give you the freedom to be creative and develop skills sets and confidence.
- As a student you get the opportunity to be taught by the world's leading academics and experts; you also benefit from their constant academic support.
- UK degrees can be tailored to your interests and often include specialised modules.
- The UK is the home of English hence an ideal place to develop language skills and enhance employment prospects.
There are over 160 universities and colleges and limitless courses and study options on offer, you can make your UK higher education experience as unique as you are.
There are specialist universities, world-renowned historic institutions, modern innovative facilities and pioneering and progressive research centres in locations all over the country, offering you the chance to tailor your learning to your aspirations and career goals.
How to research
There is a lot of information available to help you decide which course, location and UK university are right for you. A good place to start is Unistats , the official website for comparing UK higher education course data. On this website you can select and compare subjects, modes of study, teaching outcomes and location to help you learn more about the courses on offer. For each course there is a ‘Key Information Set’ which tells you about professional accreditation, student satisfaction and provides employment statistics. You can also look at the University’s own website and there are a number of university league tables (or rankings) that provide more information.
Things to consider
• Does the university offer the right course options and flexibility for you?
• How does it rank for student satisfaction and care?
• What are your career prospects? What percentages of its students go straight into employment or further study after graduating?
• What are the teaching standards like?
• How does it perform in terms of research activity?
• What facilities are on offer? Consider things such as libraries, lecture halls and study spaces
• Are there extra-curricular opportunities such as student unions, societies and sports teams?
• Is the university based on campus or spread out over a city?
• Where in the UK? Studying in a city centre London University will be a different experience to a smaller university in Wales that is close to the countryside.
• What are the course fees and accommodation costs and standards like?
• Is the institution recognised by UK authorities as having UK degree awarding powers?