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.
|University of Birmingham|
|University of Warwick - WMG|
|Newcastle University Business School|
|London Metropolitan University|
|Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University|
|London School of Economics and Political Science - Department of Management|
|Bath Spa University|
|University of Glasgow|
|University of the West of England|
|University of Sussex|
|University of Exeter|
|York St John University|
|Liverpool John Moores University|
|University of Sheffield|
|Hult International Business School|
|Ashridge Business School|
|Oxford Brookes University|
|The University of Sunderland|
|The Open University|
|Royal Veterinary College|
|University of Portsmouth|
|European College of Business and Management|
|University of Hull|
|School of Advanced Study|
|Royal Agricultural University|
|Leeds Trinity University|
|University of Strathclyde|
|University of Dundee|
|University of Hertfordshire|
|University of Essex|
|University of Salford|
|King's College London|
|Middlesex University London|
|London College of Contemporary Arts|
|University of Derby|
|Edinburgh Napier University|
|University of Bedfordshire|
|University College Birmingham|
|Regent's University London|
|Queen Mary University of London|
|Buckinghamshire New University|