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UK

ABOUT UK

  • Capital: London

  • Consists of 4 States: Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales & England

  • Popular Cities: London, Manchester, Sheffield, Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Glasgow, Belfast

  • Travel Time from India: 9 hours by flight (Direct)

  • Currency: Pound Sterling ‘£’, Great Britain Pound (GBP)

WHY STUDY IN UK?

 

  • World-Class education and academic facilities.

  • Institutions consistently ranked amongst the best in the world.

  • Numerous options of specializations to study.

  • Admission possible without IELTS.

  • Affordable and value for money.

  • Scholarships and Bursaries available.

  • Masters courses with paid placements or internships.

  • Opportunity to work Part-Time i.e. 20 hours per week during study time for degree courses.

  • Opportunity to work Full Time i.e. 40 hours per week during holidays.

  • Post Study Work Visa of 2 years.

UNIVERSITIES

There are around 130 Universities in the UK which can broadly be classified into two categories:

  • Traditional Universities

  • Modern Universities

 

Traditional Universities:

  • Old and ancient universities also known as Red Brick Universities.

  • Prestigious and High Ranked.

  • Research Focused.

  • Offering a wide variety of subjects and specializations.

 

(Ex. Durham University, University of Sheffield, University of Bristol, University of Glasgow, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester).

 

Modern Universities:

  • Polytechnics or other educational institutions which were given university status post 1992.

  • Focused on applied learning rather than research with excellent industry tie-ups.

 

(Ex. Anglia Ruskin University, Bournemouth University, Coventry University, University of East London, Northumbria University, Middlesex University).

 

Russell Group Universities:

 

  • The Russell Group is a self-selected association of 24 high ranked, public research universities in the UK, many of which are considered to be among the top universities in the country and the world.

  • Russell Group universities are also referred to as the “British Ivy League”, similar to the Ivy League of universities in the USA which includes prestigious institutions like Harvard and Yale.

INTAKES

 

UK Universities have two major intakes:

  • September / October

  • January / February

 

However, many universities offer courses commencing in March/ April/ May/ June/ July/ August and November as well.

EXPENSES (INDICATIVE)

Annual Cost of education and living in UK is GBP 24,300/-.

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