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Higher education landscape in the United Kingdom

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.

British university cities

Variety of postgraduate studies

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.

The costs of a Masters in the UK

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.

Here is an overview of universities in the UK:

comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
comprehensive profile   London College of Contemporary Arts
comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
comprehensive profile   Sheffield Hallam University
comprehensive profile   University of Essex
comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Glasgow Caledonian University
comprehensive profile   London School of Economics and Political Science
  University of Strathclyde
  Leeds Trinity University
  University of Winchester
  University of Birmingham
  University of Sussex
  EDHEC Business School
  Loughborough University
  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  Richmond, The American International University in London
  University of Bristol
  Manchester Business School
  University of Southampton
  University of Dundee
  University of Salford
  Liverpool John Moores University
  University of Brighton
  Southampton Solent University
  Edge Hill University
  Ashridge Business School
  University of West London
  King's College London
  De Montfort University
  Imperial College London
  Hult International Business School
  The University of Buckingham
  The University of Nottingham
  emlyon business school
  University of Stirling
  Liverpool Hope University
  University of York
  Nottingham Trent University
  University of Bath School of Management
  University of Glasgow
  Birkbeck, University of London
  University of Worcester
  Queen Margaret University
  Bangor University
  European College of Business and Management
  The Open University
  Middlesex University London
  Cardiff Metropolitan University
  Royal Holloway, University of London
  ...

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