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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   London Metropolitan University
comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   University of Birmingham
comprehensive profile   University of Essex
comprehensive profile   Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
comprehensive profile   Glasgow Caledonian University
comprehensive profile   London School of Economics and Political Science - Department of Management
comprehensive profile   Anglia Ruskin University
comprehensive profile   University of Warwick - WMG
  Richmond, The American International University in London
  University of Stirling
  University of Glasgow
  Bournemouth University
  Northumbria University
  Southampton Solent University
  University of Brighton
  University of Bradford
  University of Gloucestershire
  Brunel University London
  Aberystwyth University
  UCFB Wembley
  University of York
  University of Greenwich
  Royal Veterinary College
  Middlesex University London
  York St John University
  University College Birmingham
  University of Cumbria
  University of Sussex
  University of Roehampton
  University College London
  Coventry University London
  Ravensbourne
  Queen Margaret University
  University of Hertfordshire
  University of Chester
  London Business School
  The University of Buckingham
  The University of Nottingham
  University of East Anglia
  Cranfield School of Management
  Swansea University
  The Open University
  Leeds Trinity University
  Nottingham Law School
  University of Bedfordshire
  University of Southampton
  University of Derby
  University of Bath
  Newcastle University
  ...

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