It is no surprise that London, which is one of the best destinations for overseas education, is situated in the UK. The major reasons for UK’s popularity for higher studies are its top-notch quality of education, healthcare facilities, multiple scholarships, employment opportunities and promotion of global talent. UK’s contribution to research and innovation is also worth mentioning as it provides multiple grants for students to carry out their research; this is a key reason for international students opting to study in the UK.
This article talks about the prerequisites of getting an MS in the UK, best universities in the UK for MS with distinctive program features, employability rate, global partnerships and networking opportunities.
Cost of Education per annum (Tuition Plus Living)– Tuition fees can range from 22,000 to 24,000 GBP whereas accommodation and living expenses are around- 1,000 to 1,800 GBP per month depending upon the university and the size of the city.
There are four main categories of taught programmes- Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Engineering (MEng), with each lasting for 1-2 years.
Students need to attend weekly seminars, tutorials and lectures in taught programmes and are assessed on the basis of exams, dissertation or project.
For a Research Master’s, students are expected to work on a schedule, submit a thesis by the end of their research and work under the supervision of a faculty advisor. PhD, Master of Science (MSc), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Master of Research (MRes) are some of the research degrees offered in the UK.
Now, let us explore some of the best universities in the UK
One of the oldest universities in the world, the University of Oxford welcomes 57% international graduate students offering them 350 graduate courses across disciplines, including both taught and research courses.
Consisting of 44 colleges and halls and more than 100 libraries, Oxford boasts of an alumni base of some of the most influential people in the world; 30 world leaders, 27 British prime ministers and 50 Nobel Prize Winners. Also, Oxford has a high employability status; around 95 per cent of Oxford students get placed after their master’s.
Best Features of the University of Oxford:
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With 32 colleges affiliated with the University, Cambridge provides over 300 graduate courses spanning 21 types of qualification, including both taught and research courses.
With more than 100 libraries and a dedicated Graduate Tutor for each student who acts on behalf of the student’s welfare, extending support for both national and international students. Besides, the University has collections of medieval manuscripts, archaeological artefacts and zoological specimens.
Best Features of the University of Cambridge:
Did you know that Cambridge has 117 Nobel laureates and some of the most influential people such as Charles Darwin, David Attenborough, Jane Goodall and Olivia Colman?
Ranked no. 8th among the top universities of the world, Imperial College of London ranks 23rd in the world for academic reputation and 20th in the world as per QS Graduate Employability Rankings.
Known for its remarkable excellence in the fields of science and technology, Imperial College is also among the top universities for engineering and technology subjects as well as natural and environmental sciences.
Diversity is the best feature of Imperial which is evident as it has the 12th best ratio of international students and the ratio of international faculty members is the 42nd best.
Best Features of the Imperial College London:
Other Top Universities in the UK along with their rankings by Subject:
|UK Rank||Global Rank||Institution||Subjects in which the university gained top rankings|
|1||5||University of Oxford||Anatomy & Physiology, Classics & Ancient History, Computer Science & Information Systems, English Language & Literature, Geography, History|
|2||7||University of Cambridge||Anatomy & Physiology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Civil & Structural Engineering, Materials Science|
|3||8||University College of London||Archaeology, Education, Computer Science and Information Systems|
|4||10||UCL (University College London)||Archaeology, Architecture, Education, Anatomy & Physiology, Architecture/Built Environment, Geography, Medicine, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, and Psychology|
|5||20||University of Edinburgh||Linguistics, Physical Sciences. Physics & Astronomy, Social Sciences, Politics & International Studies, Development Studies|
|6||27||The University of Manchester||Biological Sciences, Building, Chemistry, Engineering, Marketing, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy|
|7||31||King’s College London (KCL)||Nursing, Dentistry|
|8||49||London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)||Accounting & Finance, Communication & Media Studies, Economics & Econometrics, Geography|
|9||58||University of Bristol||Arts and Humanities, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Medicine and Dentistry, Social Sciences and Law|
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