Study in UK
UK qualifications and educational degrees are recognized, respected and valued all across the globe. Your UK qualification will enable you to build a strong foundation for your future and push your career prospects for a rewarding job and compensation. UK educational institutions provide a diverse, creative and competitive environment where you can develop and polish your skills. Quality standards at UK institutions are the best in the world. Educational institutions continuously meet stringent standards and criteria. Studying in the UK is a memorable and rewarding experience. Many universities in the UK are more than 600 years old and offer personalized and customized education experience. They are owned and funded by the British Government and hence have high standards of quality and education.
UK gives you access to four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each has a unique and distinctive history, landscape and culture. Since they are within an easy reach of each another, it is easy to travel, explore and visit these places. The national air, rail, coach and bus networks can take you to almost all the places in the UK. Discounts or special rates are generally available for students on most of the transport modes. All international students staying in the UK for a period of six months or more will qualify for free healthcare through the National Healthcare Service.
Courses are both taught as well as research type. Taught courses involve presentations, written course work such as marked essays, exams and dissertations. Classroom sessions are highly interactive, and require student participation and involvement.
If you aim for higher education and a recognized qualification specific to a job, a BTEC HNC or HND is appropriate. HNCs and HNDs focus on learning by doing’ and can lead into a new career. HNCs (Higher National Certificates) and HNDs (Higher National Diplomas) are work-related (vocational) higher education qualifications.
Bachelor’s degree is academic study leading to Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), or bachelor of medicine (MB). It takes about three to four years to complete full time.
To carry on studies, post bachelor’s degree, you can opt for postgraduate qualifications. A master’s degree is a qualification of academic study. It can be research based, a taught course, or a mixture of both, and will take at least 12 months of full-time study to complete. You may also have to submit a dissertation at the end of your course.
A doctorate qualification gives you the opportunity to undertake an original piece of research. It will usually take at least three years of full-time study to complete. Admission is based on individual institutions’ requirements, since there are no pre-requisite tests (other than for English proficiency). Universities require appreciable performance at the undergraduate level to consider admission into their Masters level programs. MBA admission requires work experience of at least 2-3 years at the managerial level. And, unlike in the US, PhD applicants need a Master’s degree. Otherwise, applicants could register for a M.Phil. Degree and transfer to Ph.D program if the progress is good.
You may be required to sit on an English Language Test such as IELTS or TOEFL or PEARSON before the university will confirm your seat on the course.
For undergraduate courses, the costs are approx. 7,000-8000 GBP for Arts, 8,000-9,000 GBP for Sciences and between 7,000 and 18,000 for clinical programs. For international students, universities set their own fees and they vary by subject and by institution. The average costs of tuition in various fields are:
The quality of education in the British Government funded institutions is controlled and managed by the government. Whereas, independent and privately-funded colleges and institutions may voluntarily accredit themselves to the British Accreditation Council www.the-bac.org
The British Council in India offers online learning and video conferencing for courses offered by a selected UK Universities. Students can get a MA in Management or B.Tech in Computing and Business Application, MSc in Computer Games Technology etc. from reputed institutions in UK. For more details about this unique facility, please visit www.britishcouncil.org.in
After securing admission into the University, one must start with the visa formalities. Thanks to changes in work regulations, international students in the UK can now work up to twenty hours a week when studying and full-time during vacations.
Students must meet the full requirements of the Immigration Rules and have 40 points in total as shown below:
Points required: 40