England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have one of the most diverse higher education landscapes in Europe. English universities enjoy a high reputation and are represented among the best universities worldwide. Particularly universities like Oxford and Cambridge are highly recognized. There are different types of schools in the UK that are not clearly separated. You have the traditional universities, university colleges, colleges and higher education institutes. Colleges are often part of a university and collectively form the university structure of a collegiate university.
British universities have a very family-like atmosphere. The courses are rather small, so students, teachers and university staff often form a tight-knit community. As a postgraduate student in the UK, you will enjoy an individualized education and personalized mentoring.
Masters programmes in Great Britain are divided into ‘taught’ Masters and ‘research’ Masters. Taught coursework is composed of lectures and conventional classes. In contrast, research work consists mostly of an independent project that you finish during your studies. While working on your project, you will receive ongoing support from your teachers.
Before you apply for a postgraduate programme at a British university you should inform yourself about the degree you will obtain at the end of your studies. At the moment there are some dubious schools around that offer false or ‘bogus’ degrees. When in doubt, contact the British Department for Business Innovation and Skills for information about an institution.
English is the world’s number one business language. Therefore, if you're not from the UK, an English Masters degree can help you broaden your career opportunities. You can benefit from your stay in the UK and improve your language skills or gain experience in the international environment typical of British universities.
Tuition fees in the UK are rather high in comparison with other universities in Europe. You have to expect costs of about £4,000 to £9,000 depending on the postgraduate course you choose. Some MBA courses charge fees of up to £30,000. Your home country is also important, as EU and non-EU students pay different fees. But whether you are from the EU or not, you can always apply for one of the many scholarships offered in the UK.
|London School of Economics and Political Science|
|Sheffield Hallam University|
|University of Reading|
|University of Essex|
|Glasgow Caledonian University|
|University of Edinburgh|
|Anglia Ruskin University|
|London College of Contemporary Arts|
|Newcastle University Business School|
|The Glasgow School of Art|
|Cardiff Metropolitan University|
|University of Aberdeen|
|The University of Law|
|De Montfort University|
|The University of Northampton|
|University of Portsmouth|
|The Open University|
|University of Bristol|
|University of York|
|University of Huddersfield|
|Royal College of Art|
|London School of Business and Finance|
|University of Exeter|
|University College London|
|University of Gloucestershire|
|York St John University|
|Liverpool Hope University|
|University of Bradford|
|University of Bedfordshire|
|Liverpool John Moores University|
|University of Hull|
|University College Birmingham|
|School of Advanced Study|
|Bath Spa University|
|Queen Margaret University|
|London Metropolitan University|
|University of Wales Trinity Saint David|
|University of Manchester|
|Buckinghamshire New University|
|Manchester Business School|
|Henley Business School|
|The University of Buckingham|
|University of Salford|