Study in the UK

Published On: 07 Oct 2008

 | Last Updated On: 29 Mar 2013

The United Kingdom is one of the most sought after destinations for higher education, providing you with the flexibility to shape your study to suit your needs. You will also get to experience centuries-old tradition of excellence and innovative approaches that makes UK education respectable and recognized all over the world.
If the United Kingdom is your destination to pursue higher studies, here are a few pointers that'll help you prepare for the big move.

Applying to the UK:

Do some research on universities that fit your bill and shortlist them depending on your personal interests and financial situation.

The standard tests for English proficiency that a student needs to appear for are …

  • The IELTS (International English Language Test), or
  • The TOEFL (Test for English as a Foreign Language)

Those applying for management courses must take the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test).
After you get an acceptance letter from any of the universities you applied for, get your documents in order and apply for a visa at the UK consulate in India. Most of the big cities in India have a British Council branch, where you can get information and attend orientation programs that help understand the visa application process. Visit www.britishcouncil.org for further details.

Intake Months:

The highest intake by most UK universities happens in September/October; a few universities do offer January/February intake too.

Courses and Duration:

UK undergraduate courses:

Full-time undergraduate courses in the UK vary in length from one year to four years depending on course type. Most undergraduate courses in the UK have core topics that are to be compulsorily studied. The courses also offer optional modules to choose from.

UK postgraduate courses:

Full-time postgraduate courses in the UK vary in length from one year to four years, depending on course type:

  • One-year courses: postgraduate certificate/diploma, master's degrees, MBAs
  • Two-year courses: some master's degrees
  • Three to four-year courses: PhDs, new route PhDs

UK postgraduate courses give students excellent opportunities to pursue their own special interests. The course durations range from one year to four years, and you can choose from a wide range of options in the arts, sciences, social sciences and humanities.

English language courses in the UK

#UK being the home of the English language offers English language courses for its students at all levels. The courses employ creative teaching methods that include problem-solving, role-playing exercises, games and group discussions. Students will also use language and technology laboratories for independent studies.

UK independent schools and colleges

The UK independent boarding schools are known for their quality education and facilities of high standards. These schools promise individual attention to all its students and impart independence, love for learning and sociability skills

UK career-based and pre-university courses

UK career-based courses helps you to take up the responsibility for your own studies. Students will be working on various projects and will be assessed on practical demonstrations. These career-based courses are a combination of academics and practical skills that prepares you to be job-ready
 

Eligibility:
 

Academic eligibility:

  • Students must be at least 18 years old and have completed secondary education in their own country.
  • Most UK universities accept the Indian graduation system of three years for entry into most postgraduate courses.
  • An Indian bachelor's degree like B.A., B.Com or B.Sc. is equivalent to a British Bachelor (ordinary) degree. However, some courses and universities may require a qualification equivalent to British Bachelor (honors) Degree, which requires 16 years of formal education, which would mean another year after graduation or a four year degree course like BE, BTech or other such courses.
  • Students who have completed part of their bachelor's degree programme in their own country can apply for second or third year entry to a UK degree.
  • Students must have taken an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examination and have a score of 5.5–6.0 (undergraduate courses) and 6.5–7.0 (postgraduate courses) overall for most universities. Many of our universities offer pre-sessional English courses.

Cost of Study

UK postgraduate study offers you great value for money. Course fees can vary considerably between institutions, but the figures below show approximately what you'll need to pay.

  • Arts and humanities courses: £7,000–£12,000 per year
  • Science courses: £7,500–£12,000 per year
  • Clinical courses: £10,000–£21,000 per year
  • MBA: £4,000 to more than £30,000

The flexibity in the education system, coupled with world class teaching techniques makes UK the best choice for higher education. If you are looking for best educational experience that would enrich your life, UK is your final destination.

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Sayantan Dutta : give me proper ideas.i want to take admission in science in uk.

syed kareem : The average course fees a years study in the UK are as follows:
Arts and humanities courses: 7,000- 9,000 per year
Science courses: 7,500- 12,000 per year
Clinical courses: 10,000- 21,000 per year
MBA: 4,000 to more than 30,000 per year

B.Anil kumar : plz show cost of study in currency in indian

MALI MALLELA : donot show the only uk currency digit,please tell me indian currency digits

Sudam Nanabhau Sinare : I have completed MSC in organic chemistry and having 7 years experience in research and development in Pharmacuetical company.
looking for PhD in Europe.

Arunagiri : M.Arunagiri: Hai now am studying at college in final year.i want to study in uk. please can you help for me. Then how to face as ielts exam. my email id:assaultarunagiri@gamil.com.
my phone is :9750324224.

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iftekhar alam : plz let me know howz the phd programme in uk

Kallu Sunil Kumar : I want training and job @ UK in Automotive sector ,I'm B.E (Automobile)fresher passed in July2010

zeal medh : m doing my physciotherapy in india n would like to come for M.PT in u.k. what would be cost of fees in best university n wat licence xam i hv to give n can i get job on my B.PT bases after that in u.k.

Yogesh Subhash Sumbe : hello friends Plz tel me about integrated Phd......... how to apply after graduation to it.......(After B.Pharm)

PARTH CHOKSHI : hi i have cmpleted my b.com in gujrat university and futher studies in u.k. pls suggest me wth top universites n course details related to M.B.A. IN FINANCE..

AND ALSO IN IELTS I GOT 5 BAND

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Syed Asadullah Iqbal : i completed my B.Tech in electrical and electronics engineering in 2009 and got 6.83 CGPA out of 10.And im planning to do msc form uk without ielts exam because some university take admission of international students if they have primary language english and i studied in engish medium school and college and hv english language environment for 17 years.so plz help me and contct me on 9019478835(bangalore)

leon vaz : im doin my last year in B.COM i want 2 study in U.K 4 hospitality wats d scope 4 it plz advise me 4 it

KUNTAL PATHAK : I completed my Diploma and now want to study my B.E in UK. Please advice me for that.....

amit kumar rai : hi i m purrsuing my b.b.a from and want to do my MBA from U.k. needs advice..........

tejaswi : i completed my 10+2 in the stream of m.p.c with 81%.if there r chances available in u.k for bachelor's.which course is demanding in uk for bachelor's.

anreddy sowmya : hi i have cmpleted my b.tech n interested in futher studies so pls suggest me wth top universites n course details related to computer science

Sudin balchandra : hi i have done bhms , wants to do post graduation & work in uk .... need advise

ankit dubey : hi.my name is ankit dubey,and i have just completed my high school and wanna go in music line as i have got my whole intrest in that...so if any one can help me with any music school in uk with the minimum qualification of 10th.....!
then plzz........let me know...
thanx

Rajasekhara babu.Asmath : Hi Ths is Raja sekhar from hyderabad. I Have done postgraduation with life sciences. So i'm planning to do the MS r Phd in UK. So plz give me the Details for tht.. Thank u. And u can contact with me on 9573535719

pranab jaiswal : hi dis is pranab jaiswal from kolkata(india).i am doing now b.com and i have planned if i didnt get to iims,then i will do my mba from lsbf(uk)....please suggest me on my decision and give the idea of studying there if u can.............please feel free to contact me mob-9748284966,jaiswalpranab@gmail.com

Shrikant ambre : Hi Sir,

I Shrikant Ganpat Ambre. I am completed my Graduation in mumbai Univercity. Last two year i am just saveing the money for my higher study.I am working with IDBIFORTIS Insurance co. Ltd.
Can you just give me a idea regarding MBA in UK Institute. can i does study as well as work there.
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Thanking You,
Shrikant Ambre

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