Masters in United Kingdom

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Population: 63,000,000
# of Students: 2,600,000*
# of Int. Students: 420,000*
# of Institutes: 860
Education Expenditure: 62‰ of GDP
Academic Year: Runs from September to May
*= Approx. total

Study in United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is probably one of the most cosmopolitan countries in Europe, joining people from all over the world in one truly multicultural society. More than 400,000 international students visit the UK every year.

British universities provide a broad range of internationally recognized study programmes, preparing students for future careers in major international companies. The United Kingdom is also home to some of the best research facilities in the world.

The UK is home to some of the best-known internationally renowned universities in the world. Since 1903, UK universities have produced 88 Noble Prize winners.

International education

British education offers students the freedom to explore new ideas and creativity. Students are encouraged to pursue individual research work but are also expected to take part in group activities demanding peer interaction. Teachers often engage students in classroom discussions, debates and quizzes, creating an open study environment that builds student confidence and nurtures critical and creative thinking.

Courses are skill oriented and career focused, keeping up to date with current industry demands.

Study options

Courses range from short courses, certificates, diplomas to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, British study programmes offer great flexibility. Students may also select career centred study programmes. Intensive academic programmes resulting in fewer years of study are also available. Some graduate degree programs are less than 1 year long. Students who plan to study and work may choose between remote study options, on campus classes or a mix of distance learning and on campus studies.

UK teachers are known for developing effective language learning methods. There are plenty of options available for students who want to brush up on their language skills.

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General application requirements

Here are a few steps you might have to take in order to apply to a British university:

  • Complete online application.
  • Send transcripts of high school graduation papers and other graduated university programmes.
  • Apply for financial aid.
  • Provide proof of English proficiency, if English is not you native language.
  • Some universities may also require an online interview.

If you are not from the EU, the EEA, or Switzerland, you should also:

  • Provide a copy of your passport, passport size photos, birth certificate, certificate stating the birthplace of both your parents.
  • Present approved visa.
  • Provide proof that you will be able to afford your education and living expenses.

Each university generally has its specific admission requirements, so you should always check for additional information. The international student affairs office or the university admissions office can help with your enrolment process.

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Student support

Student Unions help international students settle in. Trained professionals offer support and advice on issues such as health, finance, faith, accommodation, disability, language, career and more. Universities also provide social activities like meetings, parties or trips, and help students feel more comfortable and integrate into the new environment.

Universities offer a variety of scholarships and loans, including on campus work-study options to help students cover their tuition fees.

Credit system

Many universities now operate the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) credit system. All universities in Scotland use the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) enabling easier transfer between courses and institutions.

Student Visa

Students coming from certain countries do not need a student visa for UK. Find out if you country is on the list.

To obtain a UK visa you may be required to:

  • have certain vaccinations or – if you are coming from a tuberculosis high-risk area – a chest x-ray;
  • present proof of your finances and qualifications;
  • attend an interview or a biometric test;
  • Students who plan on taking a short course in the UK require a Student Visitor Visa
  • Students who plan to attend a long study programme should apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa.

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Living in United Kingdom

  • While London is the most expensive city in the country, universities in the countryside have considerably lower tuition fees. For example, undergraduate studies in Scotland are free of charge for Scottish and EU citizens. Tuition fees for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in science or arts are £6000 to £10000 per year. Clinical masters and MBAs can be as high as £20,000 per year.
  • Students enrolled in programmes longer than 6 months are allowed 20 hours of work per week during their studies. They will also have access to free health care on the National Health Service.
  • Living expenses are around £600 to £770 per month, depending on the location.
  • Student unions offer discounts for travel, sightseeing, nightlife and student shops.
  • Student cinemas, nightclubs, theatres and other forms of entertainment provided by most universities are a good way for students to save money.
  • Accommodation options for college students can include halls of residence, lodgings or home stay, hostels, and private flats and houses; around 30 per cent of international students live in accommodation offered by a university.
  • People in the UK usually drive on the left side, and the steering wheel of British cars is on the right.

Tips for social interactions

  • In the UK, being late is considered impolite. Always try to be 5 minutes early to an appointment.
  • Many restaurants add a 10% tip to the bill. This is called ”Service included”.
  • Parties start between 7 and 9 p.m. and guests are usually expected to bring drinks.
  • People are extremely polite. They use ‘please’, ‘thank you’ and ‘sorry’ a lot.

Regulations & Advice

EU member since 1-1-1973

About United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is comprised of England, Wales, Scotland (which make up Great Britain) and Northern Ireland. The capital city of the UK is London, which is also the capital of England. Cardiff is the capital of Wales, Edinburgh the capital of Scotland and Belfast the capital of Northern Ireland.

The United Kingdom has fourteen overseas territories, the remnants of the British Empire, which was the largest empire in history, covering a quarter of the world’s landmass. It was also the world's first industrialised country, and the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

The English Channel to the south separates the British Isles from Europe. The Channel Tunnel is a rail tunnel built under the English Channel that connects Britain to France.

The UK is a constitutional monarchy, governed by a parliamentary system. The English language is spoken throughout the UK, but there are other official languages too, such as Welsh, Scots and Gaelic.

The United Kingdom is the world's sixth-largest economy. It is a member of the European Union (EU), the Commonwealth of Nations, NATO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Most famous historic monuments include Stonehenge, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare’s birthplace) as well as many ancient castles and old villages. The UK is home to 28 cultural and natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A wide range of museums and art galleries present world-famous exhibitions. Madame Tussauds wax museum is one of the more popular attractions.

Institutes in United Kingdom

87 Masters in Aberdeen

84 Masters in Aberystwyth

5 Masters in Abingdon

193 Masters in Bangor

78 Masters in Bath

22 Masters in Bedford

126 Masters in Belfast

5 Masters in Berkhamsted

1 Master in Blackburn

84 Masters in Bournemouth

21 Masters in Bradford

102 Masters in Brighton

135 Masters in Bristol

35 Masters in Buckingham

180 Masters in Cambridge

294 Masters in Canterbury

197 Masters in Cardiff

2 Masters in Carmarthen

40 Masters in Chatham

36 Masters in Chelmsford

34 Masters in Cheltenham

99 Masters in Chester

2 Masters in City of London

156 Masters in Colchester

9 Masters in Coleraine

182 Masters in Coventry

47 Masters in Derby

1 Master in Dingwall

5 Masters in Doncaster

120 Masters in Dundee

140 Masters in Durham

5 Masters in Eastbourne

584 Masters in Edinburgh

109 Masters in Exeter

6 Masters in Falmouth

546 Masters in Glasgow

2 Masters in Gloucester

132 Masters in Guildford

16 Masters in Hamilton

42 Masters in Hatfield

3 Masters in Henley on Thames

29 Masters in High Wycombe

2 Masters in Huddersfield

60 Masters in Hull

2 Masters in Inverness

23 Masters in Ipswich

38 Masters in Keele

36 Masters in Lampeter

151 Masters in Lancaster

392 Masters in Leeds

163 Masters in Leicester

112 Masters in Lincoln

3028 Masters in London

89 Masters in Loughborough

45 Masters in Luton

472 Masters in Manchester

84 Masters in Middlesbrough

61 Masters in Milton Keynes

364 Masters in Newcastle upon Tyne

1 Master in Newport

1 Master in Newtownabbey

28 Masters in Northampton

179 Masters in Norwich

233 Masters in Nottingham

206 Masters in Oxford

3 Masters in Penryn

116 Masters in Plymouth

71 Masters in Pontypridd

171 Masters in Portsmouth

42 Masters in Preston

17 Masters in Reading

48 Masters in Saint Andrews

82 Masters in Salford

210 Masters in Sheffield

217 Masters in Southampton

104 Masters in Stirling

1 Master in Stoke-on-Trent

2 Masters in Stromness

38 Masters in Sunderland

270 Masters in Swansea

2 Masters in Warwick

12 Masters in Winchester

1 Master in Wolverhampton

38 Masters in Worcester

1 Master in Wrexham

181 Masters in York

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