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The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495, making it the third oldest university in Scotland and fifth oldest in the UK. Five Nobel Prize winners are associated with the University and students electing to study at Aberdeen would be joining a varied and thriving community of around 12,000 students from around the world.
The University of Aberdeen offers first class learning resources situated in a beautiful campus. At the main campus you will find ancient buildings side by side with modern, newly refurbished laboratories, excellent computing facilities and the latest library technology. Social and sporting facilities are of a high standard with over 150 sports clubs and societies available for students to join.
Roughly half of University of Aberdeen students study medicine, science or engineering, with arts and social sciences also popular. A cosmopolitan atmosphere of Scottish and English students alongside 120 different nationalities ensures an exciting multi-cultural atmosphere, with Aberdeen’s remote location attractive to students from all over the world.
Birkbeck, University of London is located in Bloomsbury and Stratford and is uniquely known for its teaching taking place in the evening. This enables students to pursue other activities from part-time work to internships during the day, and Birkbeck’s flexible approach to study and teaching makes it an attractive destination for international students.
95% of Birkbeck students are in work or further study upon graduation, and currently more than 50 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate degrees – ranging from the arts to sciences to business – are offered in the evening.
There are around 12,000 students from over 120 different countries enrolled at the University, and Birkbeck continually scores highly in the quality of its teaching and research. 73% of Birkbeck research was rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent' in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, a significant improvement from the 56% mark it received in 2008.
24,000 students from over 80 countries are enrolled at Birmingham City University, making it an exciting and diverse place to study. A significant proportion of undergraduate courses enjoy professional accreditation, including Accountancy, Acting, Architecture, Education, Engineering, Law, Marketing, Nursing, Radiography and Social Work. The University is also conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and easy road and rail links to London, Manchester and the rest of the UK.
Birmingham City University has a large number of part-time students enrolled, making it the largest provider of undergraduate study in the area. In addition, the University has increased its portfolio of high-tech degrees in recent years, with a particular focus on electronic commerce, network engineering and electronic systems.
Birmingham City University is one of the top 30 universities in the UK for spending on facilities, and in the most recent National Student Survey, 84% of students were happy with their course, while 87% agreed that faculty staff were good at explaining classes and teaching.
University of Bolton was initially founded in 1824 as the Bolton Mechanics institute, before going through a number of changes and eventually being given taught degree awarding powers in 1990, and the title University of Bolton in 2005.
Over 30 University of Bolton courses are professionally accredited, including British Psychological Society and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Bolton is also a leading UK institution when catering for students with disabilities of all kinds.
Bolton offers some of the lowest fees in the country for students wishing to study at the University, even after all forms of financial support are taken into consideration. Bolton recently opened a small campus in the UAE, continuing its commitment to international expansion. Its student population is one of the most ethnically diverse in the UK with around 25 per cent coming from minority communities.
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test.
IELTS is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by over 10,000 organisations worldwide, including UK Visas and Immigration. In the past year, over 3 million tests have been taken in more than 140 countries. IELTS is recognised as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of true-to-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.
Brunel University London is located in Uxbridge, north-west London, and is one of the UK’s most ambitious, forward-looking universities, with a strong focus on employability after graduation. Currently home to just under 13,000 students from over 100 countries, Brunel graduates currently benefit from the 13th highest starting salaries upon graduation in the UK.
Almost all courses are available as a four year ‘sandwich’, with one year’s work placement before graduation, while over £400 million worth of investment has recently been completed to create an exciting state-of-the-art campus providing students with world class teaching, social and sport facilities.
The campus is within walking distance of the London underground, just a short 20-minute ride into the city. An Airport Welcome Service at Heathrow will help students find Brunel at the start of the academic year.
Cambridge Education Group has been helping international students achieve entry into UK universities for over 55 years. CEG provides pre-university education to more than 4,000 students from over 95 countries and is a leading provider of academic, creative and English language programmes in the UK.
Students at Cambridge Education Group have access to the broadest range of UK education programmes ranging from English language holidays for juniors, to traditional academic qualifications such as A-levels.
ONCAMPUS offer pre-university programmes for students who do not meet the required grades for entry to a UK university. Since 2008, ONCAMPUS have helped over 4,000 students progress onto their desired undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. ONCAMPUS centres are based on the following UK university campuses:
CATS College are leading international sixth form colleges located in Cambridge, London and Canterbury.
Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain's leading teaching and research universities. The University combines impressive modern facilities and an exciting approach to teaching with its proud history of recent achievements, and nearly 30,000 students, including nearly 10,000 international students, are currently enrolled at the Welsh institution.
Cardiff University's expertise in research and research-led teaching involves social sciences, engineering, technology and a wide range of business professions. The University is currently ranked 5th in the UK for its quality of Research, while the QS World University Rankings place it 145th. The School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies has been described as the ‘Oxbridge of Journalism.’
95% of Cardiff University graduates enter employment or further study after graduating, while 78% obtain graduate level employment. Cardiff University is also a member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 elite research universities in the UK.
Cardiff Metropolitan University is spread across three campuses in Wales capital city, with around 12,000 students from 140 different countries currently enrolled. It was originally founded as the Cardiff School of Art & Design in 1865, and became an independent university from the University of Wales in 2011.
The University is well known for art & design, which performed very well in the most recent Research Excellence Framework. A National Indoor Athletics Centre compliments Sports at Cardiff, with 15 alumni competing in the 2012 London Olympics. The University also benefits from close links with industry and international universities such as the Samsung Art & Design Institute and the International College of Business and Technology in Sri Lanka and the London School of Commerce.
Cardiff Metropolitan constantly performs well in the UK Student Satisfaction survey, and in the past has been rated top in the UK for student experience, student support and living experience.
City, University of London is located in Islington, north London, with other campuses located around the city. The University was founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute and was awarded full university status in 1966. It established the first aeronautical laboratory in the UK 100 years ago and now runs the world’s largest Master’s course for the air transport industry.
City, University of London has one of the highest proportions of postgraduate students of any UK university. Most of the courses at undergraduate level include a work placement, offering a fantastic opportunity for students to gain work experience while they study. City, University of London has 18,000 students from over 160 countries enrolled, while teaching staff are drawn from over 40 international locations. Around 30% of the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate students come from outside the EU, representing one of the highest proportions of international students in the UK.
Coventry University is a forward looking, modern university with a proud tradition as a provider of high quality education. Coventry is ranked number 13 in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019 and is the UK’s Top New University in the Complete University Guide 2018.
Students at Coventry University benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in all academic disciplines including health, design and engineering laboratories, performing arts studios and computing centres. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge officially opened the university’s new £59million Health and Life Science building in January 2018. They are currently expanding their Engineering facilities with a new £29million facility, featuring a gaming and virtual reality studio, a specialist area for 3D printing and rapid prototyping, a laser facility, and physics and electronics laboratories.
With undergraduate students earning an average of £24,000 within six months of graduating at De Montfort University (DMU), the Leicester institution is one of the most valuable investments a student can make. Encouraging its students to develop their entrepreneurial flair, more than 100 new businesses are started by its own students each year, while Frontrunners – DMU’s campus-based placement scheme - allows current students to apply for a variety of work placements within the university, putting lecture theatre learning into practise at the workplace.
By choosing DMU, you will be part of a creative and passionate student community that is inspired to make the most of the opportunities surrounding them. The university pride themselves on combining teaching excellence with world leading research and close links to businesses with over 170 courses accredited by professional bodies.
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Postgraduate students benefit from academic teaching which directly complements industry experience and is informed by world-leading research, ensuring you benefit from developments at the cutting-edge of the subject you are studying.
The University of Derby is an ambitious, innovative and modern university offering a real world learning experience which is of the highest standard. Studying with us enhances your career prospects, raises your professional status, broadens your global outlook and gives you a great sense of personal achievement.
Granted university status in 1992, Derby was awarded ‘Gold’ – the top rating – in the UK’s first-ever Teaching Excellence Framework. We are also proud to be named among the top 27 international institutions in the Global Teaching Excellence Awards and as a top 20 UK university for teaching quality in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.
Our wide-ranging portfolio delivers a choice of subjects which is among the most comprehensive in the UK and includes first-of-their-kind courses. You can study at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and even combine two subjects into one degree if you want the flexibility of a joint honours course.
The University of Dundee was founded in 1881 and has developed a significant reputation for students entering the traditional professions, most notably law, medicine and dentistry as well as emerging areas such as life sciences. The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design one of the UK’s top rated art schools, while the University of Dundee School of Medicine is ranked in the top five in the UK.
Based in and around the city of Dundee on the central east coast of Scotland, a focus on vocational and professional degrees means that Dundee scores well in terms of graduate employment and only Oxbridge graduates have higher average starting salaries.
Dundee has scored highly in terms of student satisfaction in recent years and lots of degrees at the University include a career planning and internship option, with students given their own personal development website to work within.
Durham University is the third oldest university in England and regularly places in the top ten UK university rankings. The University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, as well as numerous other international university organisations, and is considered a traditional alternative to Oxbridge giants Oxford and Cambridge.
Located in the cathedral city of Durham in the north-east of England, the University campus is divided between the main Durham City campus and the Queen’s Campus in nearby Stockton. Durham University has over 17,000 students enrolled, of whom 1,900 are international students from over 150 countries.
Durham University is a collegiate university, with 16 colleges providing residential, social and welfare facilities for their student members, creating a sense of community for staff and students together. Teaching and most research is handled by academic departments and 30% of the 3,000 staff at the University are international.
We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. We’re a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook. In 2018, Times Higher Education voted us 'University of the Year'.
With over 15,500 students from more than 147 different countries, making us one of the most internationally diverse universities on the planet – you’ll find the world in one place here at Essex. Ranked 29th in The Times Good University Guide 2019, we’re proud to have provided excellence in research and excellence in education for over 50 years.
At Essex you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intensive environment. We are ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017) which means we deliver an excellent educational experience.
Based on a world heritage site by the bank of the Thames, the University of Greenwich has two campuses in London and Kent hosting around 20,000 students from over 100 countries.
The University of Greenwich performed well in the most recent National Student Survey, with Greenwich staff notably good at explaining things, while courses are intellectually stimulating and lecturers enthusiastic at making their subjects interesting. The University also scores highly for student satisfaction, with Business Administration; English Language and English Language Teaching; Computer Security and Forensics; Computing with Games Development; Financial Mathematics; Midwifery; and Public Health. Two of the university’s Diploma of Higher Education courses in Children’s Nursing, and Nursing Studies achieving 100% scores.
The University of Greenwich has won three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and is continuing to expand its campuses and facilities with a further £150million of improvements currently under way.
Heriot-Watt University is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the UK and originated as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, the world’s first mechanics institute, in 1821. In 1966 it became a university by Royal Charter. More than a third of Heriot-Watt’s 7,000 Edinburgh campus students are from outside the UK and this international focus is also demonstrated by the 10,000 students from 150 different countries worldwide studying on its international programmes.
The University boasts multiple campuses, with three in Scotland, one in London, an MBA campus in Malaysia and another in Dubai. Heriot-Watt won an award from the Scottish Council of Development and Industry because of its international focus and it also performs well in physical sciences, mathematics, business and management, engineering and the built environment.
The University of Hertfordshire is a modern university based largely in Hatfield, in the county of Hertfordshire, about 35km north of London. Described as “the UK’s leading business-facing university”, Hertfordshire has more than 25,000 students enrolled from nearly 90 different countries.
The University of Hertfordshire won the Guardian University Award for Student Experience in 2015, while 95.2% of University students are in work or further study six months after graduating.
The University has many close links with industry, and every British Formula One team has at least one Hertfordshire graduate. Degrees in healthcare science and the pioneering paramedic science BSc make Hertfordshire a preferred provider for the NHS in the east of England and the Universities Careers and Placements Service offers graduates lifelong support on employment and career development.
The University of Hull attained university status in 1954 and is located in the north of England. Over 16,000 students are divided between a main campus in Hull and a smaller campus in Scarborough, in the north of Yorkshire.
Hull’s traditional strengths lie in politics, English, health subjects and environmental science. Politics in particular sees strong employability of graduates, thanks to the Westminster Hull Internship Programme, which offers internships to students, often in the House of Commons. The University has also recently completed work on a new biomedical research building, which focuses on cancer, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
Despite being classed as a ‘redbrick university’, Hull’s varied architecture reveals the continuous development of its campus and facilities. The £27.4 million pound library refurbishment is the latest example of the care that the University takes over student experience, which is reflected by high satisfaction scores.
INTO is dedicated to providing world-class experiences to international students looking for support and preparation leading to top UK universities. INTO have 12 modern study centres offering our students’ excellent educational environments in either campus based universities or cosmopolitan city centre locations.
Choose from A-levels, foundation, international year one, graduate diploma, pre-masters or an English language course to help prepare you for study at one of 11 partner universities or a study centre which opens doors to over 90+ institutions.
Fully accredited by university partners, INTO courses provide assured progression upon successful completion of your INTO programme and meeting the progression standards for your chosen degree. Now celebrating their 10th anniversary, INTO have helped more than 50,000 students take the next step to achieving their potential.
Kingston University is an inclusive and vibrant university, recognised for its excellent teaching, ranks highly in the world’s list of young universities and has several UK-leading courses. Located in the outskirts of London, our diverse student populace enjoy the best of one of the world’s greatest cities. We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, several of which are rated the best in the country by The Guardian University Guide 2019. View the course list page to see the extensive offerings across our faculties.
Kingston University’s teaching has been recognised as outstanding by winning The Guardian University Award 2017 for teaching excellence. Courses are also brought to life by interactive learning facilities such as the Bloomberg trading room, the flight simulator, an in-built hospital ward and music recording studio.
Lancaster University is located in the north west of England near the major cities of Manchester and Liverpool. It was established in 1964 as a collegiate university with a reputation for innovation. Lancaster University is a one of the few UK universities to run a collegiate system which consists of eight undergraduate colleges and one postgraduate college. Over 12,000 students from over 100 countries are currently enrolled and all members of staff are college members and many are actively involved in collegiate life.
Lancaster is ranked in the top 10 in all three major national league tables, and is also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings. The University scored 88% on the National Student Survey for final year students, placing it among the top ten in the UK. Lancaster is the number one university in the north west and University accommodation has won 'Best University Halls' in the National Student Housing Survey for the last six years.
Established in 1904, the University of Leeds has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research and is part of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities.
Leeds is one of the largest universities in country, with 33,000 students currently enrolled from over 140 countries, while its single campus location is spread out over 98 acres just one mile from the busy city centre. Campus facilities include excellent teaching space, four libraries, a state-of-the-art swimming pool and fitness centre called ‘The Edge’ and ‘stage@leeds’ which is a contemporary performance space.
The University of Leeds offers one of the widest selections of courses available across all UK universities, from English Language and a International Foundation Year to hundreds of Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree options and PhD opportunities. Degrees from the University of Leeds are respected by employers and universities all over the world and alumni can be found in positions of influence across the globe.
Leeds Arts University is an independent art school, and one of the leading institutions in the UK for art, design and crafts. Founded in 1846, the College currently has over 1,000 students studying degrees, and a further 900 taking their masters. Further education courses such as GCSE and A-level learning are also offered.
Leeds Arts University has state of the art facilities which include on an on-site art and design library, studio, workshop and exhibition spaces, while many tutors are currently working industry specialists, ensuring you will be learning from the best.
Over 95% of Leeds Arts University graduates who took part of the Creative Futures Survey were found to be employed following their time of study. More than three quarters were employed in the creative industries.
Leeds Beckett University gained university status in 1992 and traces its roots back to the 1824 Leeds Mechanical Institute. Based across two main campuses in the city, there are currently 25,000 students from over 125 countries currently enrolled, making it one of the largest universities in the UK.
The University places a strong focus on employability after graduation and all courses include at least two weeks of work-related learning per year. Work placements are encouraged and very popular, with nearly half of all students taking a sandwich course. Leed’s stated aims are to have every graduate enterprising, digitally literate and with a global outlook.
Leeds Beckett University has nine teaching fellows and seven prestigious Higher Education Academy national teacher fellows. Following the most recent National Student Survey, student satisfaction at the school is 85%. In addition, 93.7% of Leeds Beckett graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating.
The University of Liverpool provide thousands of International students with an amazing, life-changing University experience, in a wonderful city with a global reputation for sport, music, architecture and culture. The University is the original ‘red brick’ university, one of six universities founded in the major industrial cities of England in the late 19th and early 20th century, and also a member of the prestigious Russell Group.
The University of Liverpool is considered one of the best higher education institutions in the world and is home to 22,000 students in total. 85% of international graduates are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating and, of those who are employed, 89% are working in a graduate level job.
Liverpool offer personalised entrance support into the UK for international students and the student/staff ratio is the 8th best in the Russell Group. The University is ranked 13th in the UK for services and facilities spend per student, and the University are one of the top 25 most targeted universities by leading graduate recruiter organisations in the UK (High Fliers Research).
Liverpool Hope University is the only ecumenical university in England, and is based in Liverpool in the north of England. It is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the UK and currently has almost 6,000 students enrolled from over 60 countries.
Following the National Student Survey, Liverpool Hope University was ranked as a leading university in the North West for Teaching, Assessment and Feedback, Academic Support and Personal Development. Liverpool Hope is also in the top 25 universities for student satisfaction in the UK. Due to Liverpool Hope’s religious background, it is also strong in Theology and Social Sciences.
London Metropolitan University places students at the centre of everything they do. The University is proud of a vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcomes applicants regardless of age or background. Most courses at London Met are offered on both a full-time and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.
London Met’s focus on teaching quality has seen it ranked above some of the capital’s most prestigious institutions for teaching excellence. The University scored above universities including Imperial College London, King’s College London, University College London, Queen Mary and the London School of Economics in the 2016 Sunday Times Good University Guide’s category for teaching excellence.
The University maintain strong industry links to ensure you gain vital professional experience while you learn, with courses carefully crafted to incorporate new and emerging industry trends and practice.
Located in the centre of London, the University has three campuses and is comprised of six schools; the Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design in Aldgate, the School of Business and Law in Moorgate; and the Schools of Computing and Digital Media, Human Sciences, Social Professions and Social Sciences in Holloway.
The University of Manchester is based in the north of England and is among the largest universities in the UK, with around 38,000 students (almost 9,000 international) currently enrolled alongside 10,000 staff. The University is famous for its academic and research excellence, and is also a member of the Russell Group.
The University of Manchester currently has 25 Nobel Prize winners among current and former staff and students, and 91% of Manchester’s recent graduates go straight into employment or continued studies. In the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong World Rankings, the University of Manchester is ranked 41st in the world, eighth in Europe and fifth in the UK.
Following the last Quality Assurance Agency review, it was stated that: “confidence can reasonably be placed in the soundness of the institution's present and likely future management of the quality of the learning opportunities available to students”, the best possible outcome for the University.
Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest universities in the UK with over 33,000 students from 130 countries currently enrolled. The University has links with over 70 professional bodies and associations, recognising both the quality and practical focus of the course provision, with over 1,800 students per year taking a work placement sandwich.
Manchester is one of the top 30 places to visit in the world, according to the New York Times, and new academic buildings have so far been nominated 17 awards, winning six. The University is split into eight faculties for areas such as Business and Law, Humanities Languages and Social Science and Art. The central campus is located in Manchester city centre, with a second campus in Cheshire. Manchester is one of the largest providers of science, engineering and technology education in the UK and an international leader in clothing design and technology. 92% of Manchester Met graduates go straight into work or further study within six months of graduation.
Navitas UK English language and pathway programmes ensure students are given the extra support and assistance needed to succeed at a higher education level. In the UK, domestic students are able to enrol in Navitas colleges to take advantage of the supportive environment to enhance their academic potential. Navitas offers a wide range of foundation and pre-masters programmes to nine UK universities, including:
With around 26,000 students from over 140 countries, Northumbria University is one of the UK’s largest and most successful universities. Northumbria has a rich history going back through its constituent colleges to the late nineteenth century. It was founded as Newcastle Polytechnic in 1969 and inaugurated as a university in 1992.
Offering courses in most major subject areas such as Engineering, Computing, Sciences, Business, Law, Design, Built and Natural Environment, Arts, Social Sciences, Psychology, Sport, Health and many more. Our lecturers are experts in their field and passionate about teaching. Many of our courses carry professional accreditation and as well as postgraduate courses which require a subject specific first degree, we offer a range of 'conversion' masters for those who are considering a change of direction. Northumbria is the only Business School in Europe with double recognition for Accounting and Business from AACSB.
Northumbria’s consistently excellent performance in UK quality audits places it at the very top among modern universities.
The Norwich University of Arts is in central Norwich, with about 2,000 full-time students enrolled. All undergraduates do critical studies and courses are offered in:
Postgraduate courses are available in Communication Design, Curation, Fashion, Fine Art, Moving Image and Sound, Photography, and Textile Design. Buildings include the Monastery Media Lab; a digital design centre; The Garth, a converted 13th century monastic for photography; the Guntons Design and Fashion studios; and St. Georges with the traditional high ceilings and huge windows for Fine Art.
The University of Plymouth is one of the largest universities in the UK, with over 23,000 students, including around 2,000 international students from over 100 countries, enrolled. It can trace its roots back to the Plymouth School of Navigation, founded in 1862 and was formally given full university status in 1992.
Plymouth was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2012 for its worldwide reputation for marine and maritime education and research and 11 subjects were recently rated among the top ten in the UK for student satisfaction. The city is also ranked 11th in the UK for most cost-effective places to study. Over 12,000 Plymouth students per year benefit from placements and work-based learning.
It is currently the only post-1992 university to have its own medical school, and has strong partnerships with other universities and institutions in the south west. Various departments have undergone much development in recent years, particularly the library and student union, faculties of Health and Education and Society and Marine Science.
Queen's University Belfast is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities and is located in Belfast, the Northern Ireland capital. Queen's University was founded in its original form in 1845 and gained formal university status in 1908. 24,000 students from over different 80 countries are currently enrolled and the University was recently ranked 23rd on the Times Higher Education’s list of the 100 most international universities in the world.
The University has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education on five occasions, while the institution is a Top 50 UK employer for women and leading UK universities in tackling the unequal representation of women in science and engineering.
Queen’s University Belfast has a strong focus on employability, offering programmes such as Degree Plus, which recognises extracurricular activities and work experience as part of a degree, and numerous career workshops with employers and alumni.
The University of Salford has a long history of working with industry, improving on its traditional strengths of nursing, engineering and sports medicine. It was founded in its original form in 1850 before being awarded full university status in 1967, and there are currently over 20,000 students enrolled across 60 acres of parkland on the banks of the River Irwell.
Following the results of the National Student Survey, 83% of Salford graduates were satisfied with their time at the University. Improvements were also made in all subject areas, with 100% satisfaction in Media Technology, Petroleum and Mechanical Engineering, Professional Studies Nursing and Social Work and Architecture Design and Technology.
Salford was one of the first universities to offer a ‘sandwich’ degree, a year-long work placement, while its most recent development is MediaCityUK, which allows students to work and study with numerous companies in order to gain vital experience and contacts.
Sheffield Hallam University is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK, with over 30,000 students from more than 100 countries enrolled. It is also regarded as one of the best modern universities in the north of England and has eight subjects ranked in the top 20 in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table). Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's largest providers of health and social care courses, teacher training, and sport and physical activity courses.
Sheffield Hallam's courses are designed in consultation with industry experts and offer opportunities to undertake internships and consultancy projects. Many courses are accredited by professional bodies including Sony, BP, Cisco, BBC, Shell and HSBC. These often offer a direct route to professional accreditation or membership of that body.
93% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation, while a package of discounts and scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students are also available.
St Mary’s University is a modern, friendly institution with a caring atmosphere, a strong academic record and high student satisfaction rates. St Mary’s mission is to provide a high quality academic and professional education, inspired by a Catholic ethos and values as London’s only Catholic University.
Students of St Mary's benefit from over 165 years of tradition and expertise in teaching at a historic and scenic campus based in Twickenham. With a campus also based in Greater London, St Mary’s is both local and global. St Mary’s has nearly 6,000 students across four academic Schools offering 34 undergraduate degree programmes, 24 postgraduate programmes, available to study on a full-time and part-time basis, as well as study abroad and Erasmus programmes.
Undergraduate students also have the option of undertaking practical part-time work placements organised by the Centre for Workplace Learning which links academic learning to personal and professional development, aiding future career prospects.
Staffordshire University is located across two campuses in the towns of Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford and was established in 1992, with around 12,000 students currently enrolled. The University offers a wide variety of two-year ‘fast track’ degrees in subjects such as Business, Law and Computer Science.
The University focus on employability and have partnerships with prestigious global companies, such as Microsoft and CISCO, and industry links with global leaders including Amazon and Google. Stoke-on-Trent is one of the most culturally significant cities in the UK, rich in industrial heritage and creative artistic flair. Just an hour’s drive away from Liverpool and Manchester, we are home to a wealth of global businesses, headquartered close-by including Vodafone & JCB.
Staffordshire are a truly trailblazing institution. In 2017 they launched the UK’s first ever Esports degree which has attracted 100s of applications from all over the world.
The University of Stirling is located in central Scotland, with over 120 different nationalities represented amongst its 14,000 students. Stirling was founded in 1967 and its campus is set in an 18th century castle estate on the shores of a loch, surrounded by beautiful hills.
The University of Stirling continues to have several unique factors outside of its location. It is a pioneer of a two-semester structure and modular degrees, allowing great flexibility in start times and changes in study. Degrees are also made up of credits earned from modules, which means that students can effectively change their subject as/or if their interests change.
97% of undergraduate leavers are in work or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers survey) and it was Stirling students who named the University first in Scotland for having good teachers, quality lecturers and performance feedback (International Student Barometer 2016).
Work placement opportunities are also encouraged.
The University of Strathclyde was formally awarded university status in 1964 and currently has almost 23,000 students enrolled from 100 countries on a single campus in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland. Strathclyde was awarded University of the Year in 2012 and Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2013 by Times Higher Education.
The University is known both for its business school and close links with industry. Strathclyde is one of only 55 universities in the world that is ‘triple accredited’ by all three major bodies, and they recently opened another campus near Delhi. Many courses, such as product design and innovation or international business with modern languages, have been specifically designed with industry experts. The engineering faculty is the biggest in Scotland and has the largest electrical power engineering and energy research facility in Europe.
Study Group International Study Centres provide specialist degree preparation for long-term career success. Undergraduate and postgraduate study is available alongside pre-master and foundation programmes for international students. 88% of successful Study Group students progress to the UK university of their choice.
The foundation and year one programmes are designed to prepare international students for undergraduate degree-level study at UK universities, while pre-masters programmes provide progression to a postgraduate degree.
Working with university partners and their own prestigious Bellerbys College, Study Group is the largest provider of international students to UK Higher Education institutions.
International Year One is an intensive, three-term programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training that is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree.
The University of Sunderland was founded in 1901 as Sunderland Technical College, and was awarded university status in 1992. It has four campuses: two in Sunderland on the northeast coast of England, one in London, which is used for teaching business, tourism and nursing degrees, and a new development in Hong Kong. In 2018, the University was named as one of only five new medical schools in the UK, established to address the regional imbalance of medical education places across England and to widen access to the medical profession. The first cohort of students will join the School of Medicine in September 2019.
The University of Sunderland has close links with business and industry, as well as a close working relationship with many leading blue-chip companies. Many take work placements with such companies as part of a degree, with links being particularly strong in engineering and media.
In their feedback from the Teaching Excellence Framework, assessors highlighted the University’s embedded professional practice and the tangible contribution made by business and industrial partners to programme content.
The University of Surrey is a campus university located in south west London and was named ‘University of the Year' for 2016 in the Times & Sunday Times University Guide. There are around 15,000 students enrolled at two campuses in Stag Hill and Manor Park from 120 different countries, making it one of the most international universities in the UK.
In addition to being named University of the Year, Surrey also excels in a number of other areas. Exceptional results were seen in student satisfaction, rising entry standards and a high employment rate. The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide has praised the University in the past for being one of “the most innovative universities in the UK: reducing its dependence on state funding, investing £400m to develop the campus in Guildford, and launching a joint venture in China.”
The University of Surrey also has a Professional Training placement programme. It boasts over 2,300 partners across the globe and provides opportunities for students to out their skills into practice and to experience a real working environment.
Ulster University is located in Northern Ireland has four campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Magee College and Jordanstown, and a fifth virtual campus, Campus One, online. Each campus has a different focus, meaning that students will generally spend their entire time at the University on a single site, and more than 2,000 international students from over 50 countries are currently enrolled.
Over 90% of Ulster graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation, and more than 4,000 students have successfully completed eLearning courses at Ulster University. The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 rankings classified Ulster as a leading modern University and in the top 100 globally.
The University of Ulster place a strong focus on employability, with many courses receiving professional accreditation and including work placements. This also leads to certain unique facilities, like FireSERT: a postgraduate teaching and PhD programme which focuses on fire safety science and engineering.
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is based in Preston, in the north west of the UK. In addition to main city centre campus, it has facilities in Burnley, Westlakes in Cumbria and Llangollen Outdoor Centre in North Wales. 24,000 students from 100 different countries are enrolled, making it one of the largest student bodies in the country.
UCLan became the first modern university to be named in the QS World Rankings in 2010, and has over 400 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate courses available. The University has been a leader in emerging disciplines such as Fashion and Forensic Science, as well as newer additions such as Dentistry and Aerospace Engineering.
The University has a reputation for scientific research and utilises two observatories in the UK and one in Africa in order to conduct astrophysics research with NASA, as well as being a partner in a nanotechnology research team in China. UCLan maintains a strong focus on employability, ranking in the top three in the UK for the number of graduate start-up businesses, with many degree programmes developed in collaboration with and linked to industrial partners.