So you thinking of studying in the UK? This article will tell you all about it.
The UK is a great place to study with over 300 colleges and universities and around 50,000 courses to choose from, you’ll find the perfect place for you. Over 430,000 international students study at UK universities and colleges every year.
You can choose a big city like London or a small town and there are 4 countries to choose from. Come to England, go up north to Scotland, west to wales or across to northern Ireland.
Coming to study in the UK means you can gain skills that employers want at universities and colleges with some of the best reputations and course in the world.
They’re welcoming and multicultural, with a mix of modern and traditional campuses and fantastic support for international students.
To make a better decision we will cover the following factors:
Living in the UK
Living in the UK is not that hard you can say that UK is cheaper than the USA in the cost of living as well and this is the reason that UK is also very popular among the Americans.
The Academic reputation of this country is very high. It is obvious because some universities like Oxford and Cambridge had founded over 800 years ago. Nearly a fifth of the top 50 universities is in the UK. The UK also has the Largest Library of books in the world. Consider it a heaven for book lovers.
The UK universities are inspected regularly by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
In UK you can complete a bachelors degree in just 3 years if you study for full time. Masters can be completed in 1 year. Both are 1 year less than USA and it means you can graduate sooner, you’ll save money on fees.
UK is a great country for the people who take their academic seriously.
For the people who live for travelling, the UK allows you to easily travel in mainland Europe. You can travel to many countries in the summer breaks of your college. Even in the UK, you can travel to a lot of historical places. The UK has a lot of histories like the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace to Stonehenge and Edinburgh Castle.
If that doesn’t excite you, the UK also has world-class concert venues like the Alexandra Palace in London and Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, and some of the best-known music festivals in the world.
Courses in the UK
As we mentioned earlier “The UK is a great place to study with over 300 colleges and universities and around 50,000 courses to choose from”. You should choose the course which you are interested in.
Here are the most popular and recommended course for you to choose from:
A Business and Management degree centres around the arranging, running and activities of an association. Students will research at each piece of business areas such as finance, marketing, human resources and administration. Many business studies program offer placements as well.
Computer science at a UK university will provide you with the best skills needed to solve technical issues. You will learn about new development tools, programs that will help you develop your knowledge and skills in areas such as computer science, game development, software engineering, design and security.
Accounting and Finance
Accounting and Finance courses in the UK will help you craft unique perspectives and knowledge on economics, mathematics, political science, psychology and sociology. Students will learn how to prepare and interpret financial information, as well as gaining a theoretical and practical understanding of core financial practice.
Media and Journalism
Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for the people experts in Social media, Content creation, Graphic designing, and Internet marketing is double now. The new career paths like Internet marketing, Content creation seems to be very promising in the future as they are taking over the tradition approach of marketing.
The careers that you can choose in this field are:
- Digital Media
- Public Relations
- Interactive Media
- UX/UI Design
- Visual Effects & Animation
- Creative & Graphic Design
Now let’s talk about the Institutes to choose in which you will pursue your Graduation or Post- graduation.
Institutes in the UK
Here is the list of universities in the UK where you can pursue you education.
- University of Cambridge
- University of Oxford
- Imperial College London
- University College London
- The University of Manchester
- The University of Edinburgh
- University of Leeds
- The University of Nottingham
- The London School of Economics and Political Science
- The University of York
- University of Southampton
- University of Glasgow
- University of Liverpool
- Newcastle University
- Durham University
- The University of Warwick
- King’s College London
- Cardiff University
- University of St Andrews
- University of Leicester
- Lancaster University
- University of Kent
- University of Bath
- University of Bristol
- University of Surrey
- University of Strathclyde
- London Metropolitan University
- London Business School
- Aberystwyth University
- Oxford Brookes University
- Queen’s University Belfast
- University of the West of England
- Queen Mary, University of London
- Royal Holloway, University of London
- The University of Sheffield
- The University of Hull
- Cranfield University
- Bangor University
- De Montfort University
- Coventry University
- University of Ulster
- University of London
- University of Abertay Dundee
- University of Aberdeen
- University of Essex
- City University London
- University of Sussex
- Heriot-Watt University
- University of Portsmouth
- University of Derby
- Brunel University
- University of Greenwich
- Loughborough University
- Liverpool John Moores University
- Birkbeck, University of London
- University of Dundee
- University of East Anglia
- Kingston University
- Manchester Metropolitan University
- Sheffield Hallam University
- University of Reading
- University of East London
- University of Hertfordshire
- University of Exeter
- Middlesex University
- The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
- University of Salford
- Staffordshire University
- University of Plymouth
- University of Wolverhampton
- Nottingham Trent University
- School of Oriental and African Studies
- University of London
- Keele University
- Northumbria University
- Swansea University
- Anglia Ruskin University
- Bournemouth University
- University of Central Lancashire
- University of Glamorgan
- Aston University
- University of Brighton
- London South Bank University
- University of Stirling
- The Robert Gordon University
- Birmingham City University
- University of Huddersfield
- Edinburgh Napier University
- University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
- Royal College of Art
- Institute of Education, University of London
- University of Sunderland
- Teesside University
- Roehampton University
- Southampton Solent University
- London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London
- Canterbury Christ Church University
- Thames Valley University
- University of Bedfordshire
- The University of Northampton
- University College Falmouth
- University of Bradford
- The University of Winchester
- Liverpool Hope University
- University of Bolton
- Glasgow School of Art
- University of Chester
- The University of the West of Scotland
- Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
- University for the Creative Arts
- School of Advanced Study, University of London
- Royal Veterinary College University of London
- Royal College of Music
- University of Worcester
- University of the Arts London
- Goldsmiths, University of London
- University of Westminster
- University of Lincoln
- Leeds Metropolitan University
- University of Gloucestershire
- Glasgow Caledonian University
- St George’s, University of London
- Edinburgh College of Art
- Bath Spa University
- Edge Hill University
- Prifysgol Cymru University of Wales
- The University of Buckingham
- Royal Academy of Music, University of London
- Scottish Agricultural College
- University of Wales, Newport
- Queen Margaret University
- University of Cumbria
- York St John University
- Buckinghamshire New University
- Richmond, The American International University in London
- European School of Economics
- Glyndwr University
- Central School of Speech and Drama
- University College Birmingham
- The Arts University College at Bournemouth
- The School of Pharmacy, University of London
- Bishop Grosseteste University College
- Harper Adams University College
- Swansea Metropolitan University
- Heythrop College, University of London
- University of Birmingham
- University of Wales Trinity Saint David
- University of Chichester
- Royal Agricultural College
- American InterContinental University
Note: The list above are Universities which are recognized with University status.
- The University of Oxford was established in 1096.
- The University of Cambridge was established in 1209.
- There are more than 100 Universities in the UK.
- There is a cap on Tuition/Fees for public universities.
- “university colleges” is an institution which provides degree courses but does not have independent University status.
- The University of London is the largest university in the UK (by the number of students).
- Besides Oxford, Imperial College is a world-class engineering college!
There is a ton of visa types. Here is a simple explanation of all of them:
Tier 4 (General) student visa
This visa is for students aged 16 or over who have been offered a place in a course at a UK educational institution. You should apply for this visa three months before the start of your course. Your arrival in the UK will be one week before if your course lasts six months or fewer. Up to one month before if your course lasts more than six months.
Tier 4 (Child) student visa
Students aged between four and 17 who have been offered a place in a course at a UK educational institution with a valid Tier 4 sponsor, such as an independent fee-paying school. You should apply for this visa three months before the start of your course. Your arrival in the UK will be up to one week before if your course lasts six months or fewer. Up to one month before if your course lasts more than six months.
Short-term study visa
Students who have offered a place in a short-term course in the UK, such as an English language course or training course. You should apply for this visa three months before your date of travel to the UK. Your arrival in the UK will be three months before your date of travel to the UK. Your arrival in the UK depends on your nominated travel dates.
Tier 4 (General) student visa
Students who have been offered a place in a course at a UK educational institution with a valid Tier 4 sponsor. You should apply for this visa three months before the start of your course. Your arrival in the UK will be one month before if your course lasts more than six months.
To be eligible for a Tier 4 student visa, you must:
- Have an unconditional offer of a place on a course with a licensed Tier 4 sponsor
- Be able to speak, read, write and understand English
- Financial proofs i.e., exhibiting enough money to support yourself and pay for your course
- For short term study visa, you must show the intention to leave the UK within 30 days of the end of your study (i.e., before the end of date of your immigration permission)
- IELTS band overall score of 6.0 or above
To know more about or talk to expert visa consultant contact Dforce Educomp Immigrations.