Education in UK

 
 

Why London

Why London?
The UK is a gateway to Europe! Though a small continent, Europe is diverse and fascinating.

London is certainly one of the most famous cities in the world. Many things can be connected with the name London such as; late Princess Diana, The Queen of England, Big Ben, Baker Street, the River Thames, London Bridge, West End and the London Eye to name but a few. The exciting history of London is waiting to be explored around every corner.

The diversity of London is an educational experience in itself. It is a city of separate areas, often famous in their own right and with distinctive characteristics. Londoners are as varied as the city itself, with communities from most countries of the world, giving an overall impression of a multicultural and friendly environment.

London is the focal point of British politics, finance and the media..

London is well connected by rail and road to the rest of the UK and Europe, and to the rest of the world with four major airports nearby. It’s quite possible to develop a varied and interesting lifestyle in London on a budget. With substantial student discounts and so many of the city’s most appealing attractions being free, you’ll always find ways to make your money go further. Living in London will increase the value of your studies. Despite these things you will have a great time staying in London and may find yourself returning again and again for the unique city experience of London.

Top reasons to study in London

Studying in the UK is a smart choice!

WORLD CLASS QUALIFICATION:

  • The international alumni from UK institutions includes many leading politicians, thinkers and business people who have had an important influence on the world such as Bill Clinton (former President of the USA), Wole Soyinka (Nobel prize-winning author) and Imran Khan (cricket legend and politician).
  • The sheer variety of specializations means finding a course that suits your real interests, your ambitions and passions.

MODERN LEARNING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Employers want employees who can think effectively, creatively and independently.
  • UK institutions use a variety of teaching and assessment methods to encourage independence, as well as mastery of the subject.
  • Students are expected to use the information they are given to stimulate their original thinking.

QUALITY OF EDUCATION:

  • The education system provides facilities such as international student’s societies, planned social activities, academic support, and academic counselors. UK has one of the lowest ‘drops out rates.
  • Its quality is unrivaled throughout the world.
  • Encourages relevant skills that are marketable and sought by today’s top companies.

AFFORDABLE

  • Realization of earning potentials sooner.
  • Numerous Scholarships and bursaries offered by UK institutions.
  • Almost free health care by National Health Service.
  • Student discount facilities provided free through National Union of Students membership for all students.

CHOICE

  • Vast choice of institutions, academics and subjects.
  • Flexible programs.
  • Diverse, stable social environment.

MULTICULTURAL

  • Cosmopolitan place to live.
  • Home to numerous ethnic groups and nationalities from around the world.
  • Tolerant, stable society where students learn about diverse range of people.

DURATION

  • Compared to other educational destinations shorter duration programs.
  • Undergraduate – 3 years, Postgraduate – 1 year.
MBA in UK

MBA in UK

With a strong practical and professional orientation to the curriculum, the main emphasis of the programme is on leadership through strategic management. Its objectives are fourfold:

  • The advanced study of organizations, their management and the changing global context in which they operate.
  • Preparation for and/or development of a career in business and management by developing skills at a professional or equivalent level, or as preparation for research or further study in the area.
  • Development of the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practice.
  • Enhancement of lifelong learning skills and personal development so as to be able to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to business and society at large.

This is a generalist programme designed to add value to a first degree and to further the career development of individuals who have significant post-graduation and relevant work experience – which means at least two years and typically much more.

ukmbaThroughout your MBA studies, you will be encouraged to ground your new knowledge within the base of your professional experience; to reflect on and learn from your prior experience; to integrate new knowledge with past experience and to apply it to new situations. You will also be encouraged to challenge preconceptions and remove subject and functional boundaries so as to handle complex situations holistically.

As you study, you will develop particular strengths in data collection, critical reflective data analysis, creative thinking, and formulating, synthesizing and solving complex unstructured business problems through an evaluative evidence / assumption development based approach. In addition to communicating your findings you will develop the skills to implement agreed solutions effectively and efficiently at both an individual and team level. You will also develop your interpersonal skills to be able to interact effectively with a range of specialists.

Upon successful completion of the MBA programme you will have developed a broad knowledge and understanding of organizations, the external context in which they operate and how they are managed. You will be able to understand, respond to and lead change, demonstrating intellectual breadth by making integrative links across the various areas of organizations. You will have fine-tuned your personal effectiveness in terms of self-awareness, self-reflection and self-management; time management; sensitivity to diversity in people and different situations and the ability to continue to learn through reflection on practice and experience.

In short, you will be ideally equipped to develop your career in a management role within your chosen company. And should you plan to launch your own business, you will have the skills and understanding to implement your entrepreneurial ideas.

Living in UK

Living in UKAll our accommodation is carefully selected, visited and monitored by Hosts International to ensure that standards are maintained and to make sure your stay is a comfortable one. Hostels and residences are very popular too, mainly because of their low cost and central location but they can get full very quickly, particularly during the summer. We do advise you to book as early as possible in order to have the best choice. It may be possible to find accommodation for you at short notice, but it is advisable to inform us of your requirements at least four weeks before your date of arrival.

Living costs are much lower in East London. Our sponsored candidates will be guaranteed accommodation for two weeks or more as required. Rooms will be single whenever possible but sharing with a maximum of one person may be necessary. Females will be allocated separately from males. All appliances provided including cooker, micro-oven, fridge and utensils. Bedrooms are regular cleaned and all duvet/pillow etc provided and washed.

British education system

Introduction to the British education system

The education system in the UK is different to that in many other countries. At the age of 16, British children take General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) examinations. Students then transfer to studying A-Levels which last for two years and qualify them for entry to university. Students tend to specialize in these courses and often study for three or four A-Levels. This means that degrees do not last as long in the UK as other countries.

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Applying for undergraduate study

If you left school with qualifications other than A-Levels or the International Baccalaureate, you may need to take a Foundation course. A Foundation year gives you important focused skills that UK students receive during their A-Levels and often includes English Language tuition.

An undergraduate degree normally takes three years to complete but can take longer if they include an industrial placement, an additional subject or a year abroad. They are also specialized from Year One.

Types of undergraduate degree include:

  • B. Sc (Bachelor of Science) – a science degree
  • BA (Bachelor of Arts) – an arts degree
  • B. Eng (Bachelor of Engineering) – an engineering degree
  • Undergraduate Masters degree (e.g. M. Eng) – an enhanced four year undergraduate degree including extra subjects studied at a deeper level

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Applying for postgraduate study

You will usually require at least a 2:1 (approximately 3.0 GPA) but entry requirements will depend on the course you apply for and where you previously studied. Most British masters courses are one year (12 months) in duration

Postgraduate includes

Students who receive good grades in their undergraduate degrees may choose to take a Masters degree, which takes a minimum of one year to complete.
Types of Masters degree include:

  • M. Sc (Master of Science)
  • MA (Master of Arts)
  • M. Ed (Master of Education)
  • LLM (Master of Law)
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)

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Applying for postgraduate study

All the information needed to complete and submit your postgraduate application can be found in the postgraduate section .

There is no official closing date for applications for most taught or research programmes but you are advised to apply as early as possible.

For programmes which have application closing dates, the closing date will be outlined in the course details. If you would like to apply for funding, you need to know the closing dates for applications of the various funding bodies. You will often need to hold a provisional offer of a place at the University before you apply for a scholarship, studentship or award and you should apply for these as soon as possible.


General entry requirements for postgraduate study

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English language requirements

English Language requirements vary by course and department but are usually the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 – 7.5.

Some departments ask that the appropriate score has been met before you apply for a course whilst other departments give conditional offers subject to applicants achieving our general entry requirement level of English Language proficiency before starting the course.

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Other entry requirements

Some courses have additional entry requirements such as previous work experience, submission of written work with the application or previous study of a particular subject.

Departments sometimes have different entry requirements so it is important to check the individual course information before you apply:

If you do not have the appropriate subject background for direct entry to first year, or you have not studied the appropriate subjects to the required depth, (which may be the case if you have followed a 12-year education system), you might be eligible to undertake a foundation year course to bring you up to the right level for first year entry.

This is a bridging course designed to provide you with the appropriate academic background for study at Bachelor degree level and includes additional English language teaching if you need to improve your proficiency. If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide evidence of English language ability for entry onto the above foundation year courses.

An English language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or 5.5 is required .

If you do not have an English qualification equivalent to GCSE English grade C or IELTS 5.5, then you may still be eligible.

Guide for international students

Guide for International Students

Those in the UK on a STUDENT VISA may only work 20 hours per week during term time. If they work any more than this, they are breaking the rules of their visa. They can work as many hours as they like during holiday periods. If you are on a student visa, you must also be enrolled on a full-time course (any course of more than 15 hours’ daytime study per week).

Students with any other type of visa can work as many hours as they like, unless their visa states that work is ‘prohibited’. This means this type of student cannot work while studying.

Like many other international education destination, there are many scholarships and grand available for studying in the United Kingdom. Student loans are also available to help you finance your education.

In addition, depending on your visa status, international students in the UK can work up to 20 hours a week! In addition, while school is out of term, you can work full-time. Working while studying will not only help cover your costs but will also present you with valuable experience.

Europe is only 1-2 hours away by flight, and flights within the EU are fairly cheap, so visiting the entire continent is simple and enjoyable!

Do you want to become an international student in the UK?

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If so, you’ll need to budget your finances!

One of the most important aspects of an international education involves finances. In our crazy economic times, students looking to study abroad need to be smart about how they spend their money. Luckily for you, the costs of studying in the UK are less expensive than most other places, including the USA, even for international students!

Your major costs while studying abroad will include tuition, other education fees, and living expenses. Costs of studies often include more than just tuition. You’ll have to pay fees such as an “international student fee” and “student resource fees”. These normally won’t add up to anything over £300, but it’s a good idea to check before you agree to come to a school. As well, textbooks and course material (including a laptop or personal computer, which is necessary in some courses, as well as special equipment for medical, engineering, and similar courses) can be expensive. These costs depend primarily on the school and course, and can range from £500 to £2,500 and more. Another highly important advantage is course duration. UK undergraduate (bachelor’s-level) courses are typically 3 years in length, compared to 4-5 years in Canada or the US. Postgraduate programs are a year long in the UK, instead of 2 years in the UK. This means you an save a full year’s tuition or even more by studying in the UK!


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More scholarships

The British Council also offers many scholarships that can help you finance your education. If you are not eligible for these scholarships, you may be eligible for a student loan from the UK government. The Student Loan Company, a part of the UK government, provides loans to students at the local inflation rate, and serves over one million students every year. You can find out more about UK scholarships. The UK offers additional benefits to international students, as education and global involvement is highly valued over there. A few examples include:

Healthcare is free! Full time international students in programs longer than 6 months are eligible to take advantage of the National Health Service in the UK. This is extremely important, since in other countries like the US health insurance can be quite costly.

Subject to certain visa requirements, you can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time during holidays and breaks. This will help you fund your studies as well as gain industry experience.

 
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