The United Kingdom is a political union made up of four constituent countries:
England, Scotland, Wales (The Great Britain) and Northern Ireland. The capital city
is London. The two official languages in Britain are English and Welsh, English being
the most widely spoken. Scottish Gaelic is also spoken in some parts of Scotland.
The United Kingdom has a highly industrialized economy and the seventh-largest
gross domestic product in the world. It is the third most populous state in the
European Union. The UK offers a world-renowned education system, with
qualifications that can make a phenomenal difference to your career. The UK
education is one of the oldest and well recognized throughout the world. In an
increasingly globalised world economy, people need special skills and qualities to
succeed. Employers want employees who can think effectively, creatively and
independently. This is an essential part of the UK learning experience. Institutions
use a variety of teaching and assessment methods to encourage independence, as
well as mastery of the subject. The UK scientists and institutions have won almost
100 Nobel Prizes for their scientific achievements. The UK’s creative brains ‘artists,
fashion designers, film and T.V stars, and leisure software designers’ are regarded
as among the best in the world.
WHY STUDY IN THE UK
In the UK most undergraduate degree programs take three years to finish; however,
the “sandwich course” is increasing in popularity, which is four years and involves
one year in the work place (normally in your third year). In Scotland the courses are
four years in length for undergraduate programs.
For graduate or masters programs they are generally shorter in length and
undertaken after graduation of your undergraduate program. Some professional
degrees like medicine, veterinary, law etc. have longer programs that can be as
much as five years.
BENEFITS OF STUDYING IN THE UK
WORK WHILE STUDYING
20 Hours per week 40 hours during vacation full time work rights for spouses for
WORK AFTER GRADUATION
One year course and 2 years of stay back option. It may be possible for you to stay
on in the UK for practical training or work experience. Under the ‘Training and Work
Experience Scheme’, employers can apply for permits to employ a person in a
particular post. It may also be possible to stay on in the UK under the ‘Innovators
Scheme’. Note however, that it is very difficult to stay on in the UK after your studies
under the ‘full work permit scheme’.
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