UK qualifications are recognised and respected throughout the world. British universities and colleges provide a diverse, creative and inviting environment, which will support you to reach your full academic potential.
The UK has two distinct education systems: one for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and one for Scotland. Each is compatible with the other. Wherever you choose to study you will be able to study modern, world-class qualifications of exceptional quality.
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UK institutions are continually challenged to prove that their programmes meet strict criteria and motivate students to excel in their subject.
Monitoring and assessment means that you can be confident in the quality and standard of programmes at UK universities and colleges.
The current slow-down in the global economy has meant, more than ever, that students and funders expect that any programme you undertake must really improve employment prospects whilst being cost effective.
Most UK postgraduate courses can be completed within just one year. In other countries the equivalent programmes can take two years. So you will have enhanced your skills and be ready for employment more quickly, thus saving you time and money.
The International Student Calculator will help you plan and manage your money for your studies in the UK.
With almost one third of postgraduate students in the UK coming from abroad many universities provide international offices, international student societies, planned social activities, academic support, counsellors and advisers to ensure you feel welcome and are supported throughout your time in UK higher education.
The UK Council for International Student affairs provides a useful website prepare for success, with learning activities for students getting ready for study in the UK.
The British Council is the international organisation of the United Kingdom for cultural relations and educational opportunities. It provides information on studying and living in the UK. Visit the British Council website for a wealth of facts and advice, and links to local British Council offices.