United Kingdom

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Studying in United Kingdom

WHY STUDY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM?

The quality of education in the United Kingdom is considered as the best in the world, with its remarkable international reputation which is recognized by top employers and global bodies.

Due to the shorter period of study in UK schools, studying in the UK can be challenging and intensive, but cumulatively, you get to spend less on living expenses and tuition fees.

With a wide range of courses and universities to choose from, there’s a provision of combining different subjects into a single course – one of the perks of studying in the country with the best quality of education.

 

EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

Most universities in the UK, are made of colleges that are dedicated to a particular subject matter or course but are still governed by the university. Students applying to universities of this kind in the UK are advised to use a system called the Universities and Colleges Admission Service or UCAS – using this system means that you have to know what you want to study before you apply.

The undergraduate programs require 3 years for completion, the postgraduate programs require a maximum of a year for completion and the doctorate programs require 3 years for completion. The Higher National Diploma, Certificate of Higher Education, Diploma of Higher Education, Foundation Degree, Bachelors, Masters, Ph.D., variety of professional and vocational degrees. Postgraduate degrees divided into taught and research degrees, are the various degrees awarded in UK universities.

Living / Studying in The United Kingdom

Generally, the UK is somewhat thought to be expensive, but the cost of living here varies with the location, with some places having a higher cost than others. Having a good cut-out financial plan for living expenses would also determine the best places to reside.

Universities in the UK charge up to 9000 pounds annually (approximately $15,000), but this applies to local students only. International students pay higher fees than the aforementioned per year but it doesn’t exceed the annual tuition fees limit set by the UK government.

Employment Possibilities in The United Kingdom 

As a full-time student in any university in the UK, you can work part-time while you study, gaining more relevant experience in your field. A maximum of 20 hours a week, when semesters are in session, is allowed.