Universities in all parts of the UK have a worldwide reputation for high quality teaching and research, as evidenced by global rankings such as the QS World University Rankings and THE Global Rankings. This high standard is maintained by recruiting the best staff, building better campuses and stocking them with the best facilities.
Another reason for the UK’s draw is the wide variety of vocational courses for students to study, alongside the more traditional programmes as seen below.
How long do UK courses take to complete?
Standard first degrees at UK universities tend to last three years at Bachelor level (BA, BEng, BSc), while foundation programmes can last up to two years, with the option to join a bachelor’s programme in the third year to complete the degree.
Most popular subjects for international students in the UK
|1. Business Studies||36,588*|
|2. Accounting and Finance||16,915|
|5. Art and Design||9,812|
|6. Computer Science||9,182|
|7. Mechanical Engineering||7,111|
|9. Electrical Engineering||6,531|
|10. Biological Sciences||6,384|
*Total number of first degree non-UK students for 2014/15 academic year.
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