The UK is a country located on the Northwestern coast of mainland Europe. There are four countries i.e. England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
The UK is a world leader in many areas of education including engineering, science, art and design, business and management, law and finance. There are more than 395 universities and colleges, offering over 50,000 undergraduate-level higher education courses across the UK. The UK offers a world-renowned education system with qualifications that can make a real difference to your future. It attracts over 500,000 international students each year to a variety of programs, ranging from English language courses to PhDs. The UK education system gives students the freedom to combine courses and subjects from different areas of studies, so you can tailor your degree to your own needs and interest.
The main advantages of postgraduate study in UK are, a master study in most other countries (except Ireland) needs enrolment for up to two years while UK masters have the comparatively short length of 1 year. The short duration program will be lighter on your wallet, excellent value of money and allows you to enter the workplace quickly.
Hosting over 500,000 international students, the UK is the world’s second-leading study destination (after the US), largely thanks to the strong global reputation of UK universities. An impressive 71 UK universities feature in the QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017 (again, only the US has more), and four institutions are currently ranked within the global top 10.
U.K. Student visa and Stay Back Details
One needs to get UK Tier 4 General student visa to study higher education in UK University. It is quite easy to obtain, and the process is simpler, more transparent and user-friendly for international students who have received an offer/CAS and are able to show the required funding available.
As an international student, you can work for up to 20 hours a week while studying. The rules for international students who want to remain in the UK after their studies depend on the type, of course, you are studying. For example, if you are studying a degree-level course for 12 months or more, you can stay for the length of your course plus an extra four months. If you get hired by a company/organization willing to sponsor their stay, they can work full-time.