Why Study in UK ?
Studying in the UK will provide you with an academic qualification respected and valued throughout the world. It gives students the experience of living in the UK, providing them with a vibrant, energetic educational experience, whilst enabling them to enjoy charismatic surroundings and a traditional British culture.
The UK Higher Education System Explained
Standards of quality for UK institutions are amongst the highest in the world. Universities, colleges and schools are continually assessed to make sure they meet strict criteria.
The British Higher Education System is based on a system of lectures, seminars, tutorials and self-directed study. When students apply for a Bachelor’s degree in most of the UK, they apply to a specific course of study rather than an institution. Each university has designated admissions staff for each academic department.
The British academic year is divided into three terms (autumn, winter and spring). Each term is approximately 10 to 12 weeks with 3 weeks break in between.
Undergraduate degrees usually take three years to complete in England. At some universities, particular subjects require a foundation course to be undertaken first. A foundation course consists of a class or a number of classes that bring the student up to university level of understanding in the subject before commencing the degree.
Degrees can be awarded for study of a single academic subject (single honours), a combination of two subjects (joint honours) or a modular degree course which consists of three or more subjects (combined honours).
Depending on the subject or subjects that you study, successful students will be awarded one of the following degrees; BA (Bachelor of Arts), BSc (Bachelor of Science), Bed (Bachelor of Education), BEng (Bachelor of Engineering), LLB (Bachelor of Law). UK degrees are graded and successful students may be awarded either a First class degree 1st (Excellent), Upper Second 2i (very good), Lower Second 2ii (good) or Third class 3rd (satisfactory). For further explanation of these terms and other words relating to the British education system.
Reasons to study in UK ?
The quality of education
British Universities are subject to rigorous quality assurance audits to standardize the quality of education across all institutions in the UK, and standards are closely assessed by the government. The quality of UK education is recognized across the world by employers, universities and governments, which make it an attractive destination for international students. Studying for a degree in the UK also gives students the opportunity to develop important transferable skills. Students are encouraged to ask questions, to discuss their own ideas and to analyse them which are all skills that are useful in future careers.
The experience of living in the UK
The UK is a multi-cultural and multi-faith country. It offers both strong tradition and a diverse culture to any international student choosing to study here. It’s a cosmopolitan society, and is home to over a quarter of a million international students at any one time. There is plenty to get involved in once you are here, from weekends away in Stratford upon Avon or London, to attending football matches and going to the theatre or cinema with friends. For more ideas on what the UK has to offer.
Improve your English skills
Studying in the UK will give you the opportunity to improve or perfect your English language skills. English is the International Language of Business, Science and Technology, and by studying in the UK you will be able to immerse yourself in the language, giving you the English skills you need for any future career.
Undergraduate degrees in England are generally three years in length, and taught masters programmes one year in length, compared to four and two years respectively in most other countries, so you should be able to save on both tuition fees and living costs by studying here. During your studies in the UK, you can take advantage of having permission to work here too. A visa means that you have Leave to Enter/Remain as a student in the UK, granted for longer than 6 months. During University term-times you can work up to 20 hours per week and during the vacation periods you can work full-time. Many international students use this opportunity to gain valuable work experience and to improve their English language skills.
The UK also has a subsidized health service called the National Helath Service (NHS). The NHS provides free and subsidized treatment of UK residents. As a student, you, your spouse and any children who accompany you to the UK as your dependants are entitled to free NHS treatment as long as you are enrolled at the University of Warwick for more than 6 months. You will also be entitled to free and subsidized treatment if you are a national or resident of and EEA country.