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The UK has been a leader in academia for centuries. It's home to two of the world's top three universities (with a further 26 ranked among the global top 200) and has one of the most diverse subject offerings in the world.

Advantages of studying in the UK

1. High quality education and learning

  • UK universities are known for aiding students to refine their critical thinking skills and equipping them with the tools and experiences that will help them succeed in the professional world, regardless of their career choice.

  • The UK offers specialised degrees at universities both for undergraduate and postgraduate (research and/or taught). It is ideal for students who do not wish to wait until the postgraduate level before specialising in a specific area of study.

  • UK universities are inspected regularly by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education to ensure that they maintain the highest standards of learning which are expected. As a student, you will get the opportunity to be taught by the world’s leading academics and to develop skills and confidence.

  • According to QS World University Rankings 2022, Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and UCL rank second, fourth, seventh and eighth place (respectively) among the top 10 universities in the world.

2. Cultural diversity and development of excellent language skills

  • The English Language is predominant within the global business arena; mastering the language is of crucial importance. By studying in the UK, students can immerse themselves and learn to live, work and think in English, which can ultimately enhance their employment prospects.

  • The UK is a multicultural country, with over 500,000 international students, you can immerse yourself and learn about different cultures whilst studying here, you will learn about different cultures too.

3. Quality of living and work opportunities

  • According to the UK Home Office, an international student in the UK is typically allowed to work up to 20 hours a week during term time, and full-time outside of term time. This will enable you to gain valuable work experience, meet new people and earn money alongside your studies.

  • A new Graduate Route scheme became available to anyone completing a UK degree from the Summer of 2021. This will allow you to stay and work in the UK for up to two years after you graduate.

  • UK degrees take 3 or 4 years to complete depending on where you study in the UK. Degrees from Wales generally take 3 years and from Scotland, they take 4 years. However Scottish students who are domiciled in Scotland and attend a Scottish university have their fees paid. A postgraduate degree takes only one year. This means you will spend less on tuition fees. On top of that, many scholarships, grants, and bursaries are available from institutions and universities.

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