Study in UK
The United Kingdom made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is an island nation in northwestern Europe. England – the birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles – is home to the capital, London, a globally influential centre of finance and culture. England is also the site of Neolithic Stonehenge, Bath’s Roman spa and centuries-old universities at Oxford and Cambridge.
The United Kingdom is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. With a total area of approximately 248,532 square kilometers (95,960 sq mi), the UK occupies the major part of the British Isles archipelago and includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern one-sixth of the island of Ireland and many smaller surrounding islands. The mainland areas lie between latitudes 49°N and 59°N (the Shetland Island search to nearly 61°N), and longitudes 8°W to 2°E. The Royal Greenwich Observatory, in South East London, is the defining point of the Prime Meridian.
The UK lies between the North Atlantic and the North Sea and comes within 35 km (22 mi) of the north-west coast of France, from which it is separated by the English Channel. It shares a 499 km international land boundary with the Republic of Ireland. The Channel Tunnel bored beneath the English Channel, now links the UK with France.
The ranges of mountains and hills in the UK include:
- Scotland: Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, Southern Uplands, Grampian Mountains, Monadhliath Mountains, Ochil Hills, Campsie Fells, Cuillin.
- Wales: Brecon Beacons, Cambrian Mountains, Snowdonia, Black Mountains, Preseli Hills.
FEATURES OF UK
The United Kingdom consists of Great Britain – the main island made up of England, Scotland and Wales – and Northern Ireland. The capital, seat of government, and largest city of the United Kingdom is London, which is also the capital of England.
- CAPITAL: LONDON
- OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
- POLITICAL SYSTEM : PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY
- CURRENCY: POUND STERLING GBP
Area: 243,305 sq km — England 130,395; Scotl…Capital city: London,,Population: 63,136,000 (2013)
UK AS STUDY DESTINATION
- It’s one of the world’s most popular destination to study higher education.
- More than 500,000 students enrolling each year.
- High-quality postgraduate study opportunities.
In general, universities agree over:
- At least two subjects to be taken at A level
- Applicants with four or five AS Levels in Year 12 do not have a significant advantage as universities recognise that AS levels are not offered any longer in most schools/colleges as standalone subjects.
- The Extended Project (EPQ) is not compulsory but is welcomed by many universities and may form part of the offer if you are taking it.
Some universities have a General Entrance or ‘matriculation’ requirement.
This could be a basic set of qualifications that is necessary for all students, for instance:
- An English language requirement
- A criminal record DBS check or equivalent
- A fitness to practise check – for courses such as Medicine and Nursing
COST OF STUDY IN THE UK
- Minimum of 7500 pounds per year .
( fee structure differ from university to university and field of study)
University fees for international students vary in the same way that ESL program fees vary. It is dependent on the course, the location of the university, etc… As a guideline, you can expect to pay at least £10,000 year for courses. If your course is specialized, such as a clinical program for doctors, this can be as much as £38,000 per year. You will have to factor in that most university degrees last for 3 years, and 4-year sandwich programs are becoming a lot more popular.
As a post-graduate student, the course length will generally be shorter, and class sizes will be much smaller. For this reason, fees will be higher ranging up to £14,620 for a course. If you are taking an MBA program, competition may firstly be fierce. Have your application and funds ready.