The UK is one of the most preferred destinations for international education. UK universities and colleges offer a wide array of programs recognized all over the world. At present 50,000 research programs and post-graduate programs are available in UK universities. Some of the reasons why many students prefer to pursue engineering in the UK are as follows:
- A research conducted by the UK Department for Education and Skills says that the demand for qualified engineers is expected to increase at the rate of 2% every year in the UK.
- UK universities emphasize more on the quality of research work and the latest methodologies to conduct them.
- Most masters programs in the UK are of one-year duration as compared to two-year programs in other countries.
- Universities in the UK offer students a chance to interact with students from different countries.
Students must enquire about a few points before taking admissions in UK universities. These points include…
- whether the university is accredited by an official recognizing body or not;
- if the university has been endorsed by a quality assurance agency or not;
- job opportunities available after completing a particular program in the UK;
- level of academic excellence offered;
- kind of research methods used;
- whether one will get free access to the learning resources;
- kinds of Scholarships and infrastructure facilities available for a particular program.
Higher studies institutions in the UK have been certified by most of the official recognizing bodies. These universities have proved themselves by innovating research methodologies and implementing them in their engineering courses. The UK’s higher education financing board keeps a check on the academic values of the universities. The different parameters used to rank the universities are:
- Student satisfaction
- Job opportunities
- Admission criteria
- Student to staff ratio
- Excellence in research work
According to “The Time” and “The Guardian” the top 10 engineering colleges in UK include…
- University of Cambridge
- University of Oxford
- University of Manchester
- Imperial College, London
- University of Southampton
- University of Birmingham
- University of Bristol
- Newcastle University
- University of Leeds
- University of Sheffield
Cambridge and Oxford Universities have set high standards of educational excellence which are being followed by the new institutions coming up in the UK. They too are adopting latest teaching methods and focusing on research work. Students are given industrial exposure during the programs so that they get acquainted with the latest technologies.
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