Masters in the United Kingdom
Considering the UK as your study destination?
The United Kingdom is one of the most popular countries to study for a graduate degree, where world-class teaching and cutting-edge campuses combine to provide students with an unmatchable educational experience. It can count on the second-oldest university in the world – the University of Oxford having been founded back in the 12th century – which along with its rival Cambridge is still considered as one of the best on the globe. Whether you’re attracted by the historical splendour of Oxford or Cambridge, the vibrancy of London or the student-centric city of Manchester, the various cities throughout the UK have something for everyone.
Studying in the UK has never been more popular, with almost half a million international students currently studying there. And whilst it is unlikely that they were attracted to the UK by its notoriously unpredictable climate, the country’s raft of highly prestigious and historic universities continue to draw talented individuals from around the world – no matter how often it rains! It’s also one of only two English-speaking countries in Europe (the other being neighbouring Ireland), which goes some way to explaining why students from outside the EU make up almost 80% of its international student population. Will you be the latest individual to join the UK’s storied ranks of global alumni?
- The United Kingdom is the political union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. That’s different from Great Britain, which is the geographical term for England, Scotland and Wales.
- The country might have a reputation for cold & miserable weather, but if it wasn’t for the Gulf Stream bringing jets of warm water across the Atlantic Ocean then winter temperatures would be about 10 °C (18 °F) lower than they currently are. Brr.
- The GDP of the UK is the sixth-highest in the world despite only being the 21st most populous nation.
- London’s Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in Europe and sixth-busiest in the world.
- It has a rich cultural scene, having produced four of the eight best-selling music artists of all time (The Beatles, Elton John, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin). So get ready to study and play hard!
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Plan to study abroad in the UK?
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How much will it cost to live and study in the United Kingdom
Postgraduate degrees for international (non-EU) students range from £10,000 to £30,000 per year. Students from the UK and the EU* can expect to pay anything from £8,000 to £20,000 for their master’s degree. In most parts of the country average monthly rents will not be much more than £500, but that figure is likely to double to £1,000 for London-based students.
Do I need to get a visa to study in the United Kingdom?
EU students don’t currently require a visa to study in the UK, but non-EU students will have to apply for a general student visa (tier 4).
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