Study in the UK
The islands of the United Kingdom have a wealth of history and culture and gave the world it’s most widely spoken language. It has a multi-cultural society and is home to a vast array of colours and creeds.
Apart from being a major player on the world stage of both politics and finance, the UK is often at the forefront of music and fashion, making it a really exciting place to live and study.
The UK is home to some of the world’s most reputable universities, both old and new and a degree from a UK university is held in very high regard internationally.
Another option is to study at a further education college, where you’ll find excellent facilities and an array of academic and vocational options available.
If you are interested in learning English, what better place to do it than in the land where the English Language was born? Whatever your level, the UK has a language course to suit you.
Types of Institutes and Courses
There are a large number of universities in the UK. They offer undergraduate degrees and postgraduate study. An undergraduate degree is usually three years of study in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and four years in Scotland.
After completing undergraduate degrees, students can study for postgraduate certificates or diplomas, masters degrees and doctorates.
In the UK, there are also options for higher education qualifications at ‘pre-undergraduate’ level. These programs are usually offered at higher education colleges. These options can be taken by students who wish to study for a shorter course that does not lead to a degree-level qualification, or want to take a course that prepares them for undergraduate study. Many of these courses are vocational, though academic options are also available. Qualifications that fall into this category include BTEC Higher National Certificates and Diplomas, Certificates and Diplomas of Higher Education and Foundation Degrees.
For more information visit the British Council Study UK website.
For international students that wish to learn English in the UK, there are a huge number of English Language Schools. The schools will often offer a package including tuition and accommodation.
Visit the English UK website for details on over 450 English language training providers, all accredited by the British Council.
Visa & Entry Requirements
How To Apply
At postgraduate level many universities handle their own application process so you can contact them directly or visit their website. For some universities you can apply through UCAS.
To find out more about how to apply for postgraduate study in the UK and more information click here.
To take an undergraduate degree you’ll need to have taken pre-university qualifications equivalent to UK A-levels, Scottish Highers or National Diplomas. However, if you don’t have these you may still be able to aim for undergraduate study in the UK by taking a preparatory program first.
For more details as well as information on postgraduate study entry requirements visit Study UK.
You can find out if you need a visa on the UK Visas and Immigration website.
Working While Studying
To find out whether you are entitled to work and how many hours you can work each week, visit the https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration.