The United Kingdom made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is an island nation in northwestern Europe. England – birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential center of finance and culture. England is also a site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge.
Made up of four countries- England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom is a very popular study destination for Indian students.
The UK has more than 100 universities and around 165 higher education institutions including universities and colleges.
With ancient and traditional universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, University College London to modern universities, the UK offers something for every students in a variety of subject areas.
The UK is a great place to study in. With excellent quality of institutions and a strong tradition of research, it offers an excellent learning experience.
- Internationally recognised universities & qualifications
- Quality Education
- Work permit after study
- Scholarship and Financial Support
- Strong Research Infrastructure
- Work While You Study
EDUCATION SYSTEM IN UK
Whatever level and type of British course you choose, you can expect to benefit from the highest quality of teaching and research, backed up by rigorous quality assessment. The UK leads the world in developing quality standards and performance measures. In fact, the UK is so committed to quality that the results of several of these assessments are publicly available for you to consult.
It is important to become proficient in English to make your stay in the United Kingdom a good one. You will probably be required to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) before you will be admitted to a UK university. The school may also have additional tests for graduate students who are prospective teaching assistants.
If you want to study abroad in the United Kingdom, you will need to prove that you speak and understand English at a sufficient level. A Secure English Language Test (SELT) is considered by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) authorities as proof of student applicant’s English proficiency. The difference between a SELT and other types of language tests is that a Secure English Language Test is officially recognized and trusted by the British government.
On the 6 April 2015, the UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. If you need to apply for a visa for degree level courses (e.g. bachelors, masters and Ph.D. programmes) you do not need to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT) to study at a Tier 4 Sponsor university. These institutions can decide which exams to accept as proof of English language ability and you will therefore just need to meet their requirements. Most UK universities are Tier 4 Sponsors so you should be able to use a result from an IELTS test taken at any IELTS test center, as well as other tests such as Cambridge English: Advanced, TOEFL, and Pearson.
Duration of Bachelor's
The bachelor’s degree programs or undergraduate programs in the UK are generally of 3 years duration, like many other countries except the US, with a number of subjects to choose, from accountancy to zoology. There are some science and engineering related programs that are of 4 years duration that allow the students to gain 1 year of work experience.
Students can choose to move away from 3 years bachelor’s degree programs and opt of Higher National Certificates or Higher National Diplomas that can later be converted into second or third year Bachelor’s degree program depending on the duration for which they were pursued. However, basic secondary education qualification is a must to be eligible for HNCs, HNDs, or Bachelor’s degree programs. Usually, the academic session starts by the end of August or beginning of September and continues until July next year.
Duration of Master's
The length of time you’ll spend on your master’s degree will depend on a few things – the particular subject you’re studying, your choice of study mode, and the style of masters you choose.
The main intake seasons are September/October and January/February in the UK. The services offered by UCAS are designed for the admission to the September or October intake in the UK. You have to apply directly to a university for courses starting in January or February.
Prerequisites at a Glance
Students from overseas planning to get admission in an undergraduate program need to submit the transcripts/mark sheets/related documents of all their final examinations including the certificates of the secondary and senior secondary education, along with the letter of recommendation and statement of purpose.
It should be clearly mentioned on the statement of purpose as to why the student has chosen the particular stream and how he/she will manage financially during the stay in the UK. The letter of recommendation should preferably be from the person who has taught the student. It should highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the student and how he/she is expected to perform.
As a part of eligibility criteria fulfillment, foreign students need to appear and clear International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as an English proficiency test conducted by the British Council in over 125 countries, including India. The score needs to be between 6.0 and 7.0.
To study for work-based vocational courses, evidence of prior work experience if any, needs to be submitted through an experience certificate or letter containing the details about the previous position(s) held over the years.