Universities in The United Kingdom




Abacus College

Oxford, The United Kingdom
Abacus College is an international college, specialized in helping students from all over the world get access to a British university. It is situated in the heart of Oxford and has been in operation for forty years. The school provides opportunities such as A Levels, University Foundation, IGCSE, English language, university advice services, and others. Courses are suited for students of all nationalities over the age of thirteen. Classes are small, instructors are highly experienced and qualified, while all programs are flexible in order to meet the academic needs of each individual... See full description.

Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University

Aberdeen, The United Kingdom
Robert Gordon University is an institution of higher education, located in Aberdeen, Scotland. The school receives approximately 16,407 students and has built excellent reputation for its modern educational approach. The university operates two campuses at Garthdee and the City Centre. Aberdeen Business School has established itself as one of the leading providers of management and professional business education in Scotland. It offers programs in Accounting, Economics and Finance; Communication, Marketing and Media; Information Management; Law; and Management. Many of the programs... See full description.

Anglia Ruskin University

Cambridge, The United Kingdom
Anglia Ruskin University was awarded university status in the early months of 1992. Presently, with a student population of just over 31,000, the institution is one of the largest universities in the Eastern part of England, and a large provider of part-time education. The students of Anglia Ruskin University are on study paths leading to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as to a range of professional qualifications.  In addition to being one of the most noteworthy suppliers of nurses and teachers in the region, the school... See full description.

Bournemouth University

Fern Barrow, The United Kingdom
Bournemouth University is a university based near Bournemouth, UK. The school was established in 1992, and its main campus is located in the town of Poole. The school has built an excellent reputation for a number of its departments, such as The School of Applied Sciences (which teaches disciplines like Archaeology, Anthropology, Biology, Geography and Forensic Sciences), The School of Health and Social Care, The School of Tourism, The Business School, School of Design, Engineering & Computing and The Media School. Another notable fact is that Bournemouth University is recognized as the... See full description.

Cardiff University

Cardiff, The United Kingdom
Cardiff University is a research university founded in 1883. The school is situated in the Cathays Park area of Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, and is a member of the Russell Group of Universities. Cardiff consists of 27 academic schools, and has built a reputation for offering high quality research-based university education in Wales. Furthermore, the institution has formed close links with employers and professional bodies, and it keeps being targeted by employers as an institution, which provides quality graduates. The school has also formed a new University Graduate College, which... See full description.

Cass Business School, City University London

London, The United Kingdom
Cass Business School was founded in 1967 and is the business school of City University London. The school is divided into three faculties: the Faculty of Actuarial Science and Insurance, the Faculty of Finance and the Faculty of Management. The institution grants BSc (Hons), MSc, MBA and PhD degrees and is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) in the United Kingdom. Another noteworthy fact about Cass Business School is that it is the biggest European provider of specialist MSc degrees in financial services. It has made available more than 18 programs, such as Investment... See full description.

Cranfield University

Cranfield, The United Kingdom
Cranfield University, situated in Cranfield, Bedforshire started its operations in the year 1946 as a postgraduate and research university. CU has one other campus in the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom at Shrivenham, Oxforshire. CU has a functional airport adjacent to its campus, which is utilized for aerospace teaching and research. Cu has five academic units: School of Engineering, Applied Sciences, Management, Defense & Security and Health. CU’s student/teacher ratio hails second among universities in UK and has received Queen’s Anniversary Prize three times in 2005, 2007 &... See full description.

ESCP Europe, Campus London

London
ESCP Europe is an international business school, which runs campuses in five of the most renown European cities: Paris, London, Madrid, Berlin, and Turin. ESCP Europe was formed in 1819, and is the oldest business school in the world. The programs made available at the London campus include a Master in Management, a Master in European Business (MEB), a Master in Marketing and Creativity, Summer Courses, Executive MBA, Executive Master in Energy Management, and Bespoke Education. The London campus sits on 4,000 square metres of land, and is sub-divided into educational and residential... See full description.

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow, The United Kingdom
Glasgow Caledonian University is considered to be one of the best universities in Scotland and a leading educational institution in the UK. The university is situated in the heart of Glasgow and claims to offer highly improved and completely favorable learning conditions with state-of-the-heart learning facilities. The school is involved in international partnerships in China, India, South America and Oman. Glasgow Caledonian University provides undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time programs via the School of Engineering and Built Environment, School for Business and Society and... See full description.

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Edinburgh, The United Kingdom
Heriot-Watt University, located in Edinburgh, has a history that dates back to 1821. Its world-class teaching and leading-edge research has made it one of the leading universities in the United Kingdom for industry and business. One third of the student population at the Edinburg campus comes from 150 nations to study a semester or a full year. European students can transfer credits to their home institutions.

King's College London

London , The United Kingdom
King's College London was founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington (then Prime Minister) in 1829 as a university college in the tradition of the Church of England. It now welcomes staff and students of all faiths and beliefs. King's professors played a major part in nineteenth-century science and in extending higher education to women and working men through evening classes. The College has grown and developed through mergers with several institutions each with their own distinguished histories. These include the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas'... See full description.

London Metropolitan University

London, The United Kingdom
London Metropolitan University is based in London, UK. It was born on the 1st of August 2002 through the merger of the University of North London and the London Guildhall University. It has campuses in the City of London and in the London Borough of Islington. London Metropolitan University is guided by the motto that everyone deserves access to affordable education. It strives to provide a truly dynamic, diverse and multicultural atmosphere to its students. The university consists of the following faculties: Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Design; Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Media... See full description.

London South Bank University

London, The United Kingdom
London South Bank University (LSBU) has, for more than 100 years and counting, focused on providing professional opportunity for all students who can benefit from their services. Originally established as the Borough Polytechnic Institute in 1892, the original aim of London South Bank University was “to promote the industrial skill, general knowledge, health and well-being of young men and women”, which remains remarkably similar to the goals the institute pursues today. Their continuous focus on vocational education and professional opportunity consistently allows them to... See full description.

Middlesex University Trent Park

London, The United Kingdom
Middlesex University is a university, based in north London, England. It was established in 1973 as Midlessex Polytechnic. Its proximity to the historic county Middlesex gave it its current name. In 2005, the university started rationalizing its schools with the purpose of specializing in its strongest areas of business, computing, and the arts. Currently, the institution is divided into five schools: School of Arts and Education; Business School; School of Engineering & Information Sciences; School of Health and Social Sciences; and an Institute for Work Based Learning. All these are... See full description.

Regent's University London

London, The United Kingdom
Regent's University London, is one of the United Kingdom’s most respected independent universities and one of the most internationally diverse, with around 140 different student nationalities on campus—students hailing from every corner of the globe. The university is a very special seat of learning in the region, a place which develops a special kind of individual – people who are succeeding in making a very real mark both at home and around the world. Regent’s University London is an independent and not for profit institution. What this means is that their sole... See full description.

Richmond University, The American International University In London

Richmond-upon-Thames, The United Kingdom
Richmond University is a private university based in Richmond upon Thames in London. The university offers a diverse range of courses that are often accredited as degrees by both UK and American governing bodies. Richmond University hosts around 1,500 students and boasts beautiful architecture alongside the river.

The City College

London, The United Kingdom
The City College is an Approved Support Centre of the Edinburgh Business School. Founded in 1979, the college is an independent institution, serving the educational needs of local and international students. Each program that the college offers undergoes a rigorous approval process, which is a guarantee for the quality of tuition provided there. The City College strives to maintain a multicultural environment with students coming from all over the globe. It is also one of the first private colleges to achieve accreditation and then one of the first to have a partnership with a State... See full description.

The University of Manchester

Manchester, The United Kingdom
The University of Manchester is one of the largest in the United Kingdom. It welcomes a large number of students, many of whom come from more than 180 countries and is considered to be one of the most prestigious in the world.

The University of Sheffield

Sheffield, The United Kingdom
The University of Sheffield is a leading institution in the UK. Five nobel awards have studied in this university and many of its alumni have reached positions of responsibility all over the world. It is considered one of the ten best universities in the UK and its students come from more than 120 countries.

The University of Warwick

Coventry, The United Kingdom
The University of Warwick was founded in 1961 and is located on a campus of 700 acres in the city of Coventry. Its student body is approximately 16,000, of which 20% comes from about 125 countries. The University has developed an important sports center, with first class facilities, so it is considered among the best in British universities. He has also opened a new student residence, taking on project a new building for science careers.

University College London

London, The United Kingdom
University College London was founded in London, in 1826 and is an institution that has not discriminated in religions, races and classes from the beginning. It was the first to admit women in its classrooms, on equal terms as men. It is regarded as one of the best universities today.

University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen, The United Kingdom
The University of Aberdeen is a public research university located in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. The renowned school is an ancient university, founded in 1495 when William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen, petitioned Pope Alexander VI on behalf of James IV, King of the Scots, to create King's College, the original name given to the University of Aberdeen. Based on the date of its founding, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third-oldest university, with only the University of St. Andrews and the University of Glasgow preceding it.  It is also the fifth-oldest... See full description.

University of Bristol

Bristol, The United Kingdom
The University of Bristol was founded in 1876, as University College, Bristol. It was the first University in the country that admitted students women, under the same conditions as men. It currently welcomes more than 13,000 students, many of them from other countries. The institution is among the first in the ranking of best universities in the world.

University of Central Lancashire

Preston, The United Kingdom
Uclan has a staff and student community approaching 38,000, making it one of the largest Universities on the United Kingdom. UCLan has academic partners around the globe offering 400 undergraduate courses and 200 postgraduate courses. Uclan has been on the forefront of such disciplines as fashion, dentistry, forensic science and medicine.

University of Gloucestershire

Cheltenham, The United Kingdom
The University of Gloucestershire was stablished in 1834 and has a long tradition of quality education. More than 10.000 students study in Gloucestershire’s three campuses. It welcomes international students from more than sixty nations and it ranks in the top 5 universities in the United Kingdom for international student support. The university offers more than 100 academic courses.

University of Kent

Canterbury, The United Kingdom
Kent University has its main campus in Canterbury, the city of the United Kingdom closer to the European continent. It has other offices in different countries, such as Belgium, France, Italy and Greece. It was founded in 1965 and now welcomes some 20,000 students.

University of Leicester

Leicester, The United Kingdom
The University of Leicester was founded in 1957, and is located in Leicester, UK. It is a research-led institution, while in October 2008, it was named University of the Year by the Times Higher Education. The exchange program at the university provides the opportunity for international students to study undergraduate level modules for one semester or a full academic year. All this counts as an accredited part of the student’s degree, while the variety of academic departments from which students can choose is truly diverse. Students can also consider to take advantage of this program... See full description.

University of London

London, The United Kingdom
The University of London was established in 1836, and what distinguishes it from other institutions is that it consists of 19 separate colleges, which are somewhat independent in nature. Therefore, the University of London is the largest institution of higher learning in the UK by number of students enrolled. The degrees offered at the University of London, as can be guessed, are extremely varied – there is a foundation course, together with a good range of undergraduate, postgraduate degrees and diplomas, as well as research degrees. In addition, there is a Taster Course program for... See full description.

University of London External System

London, The United Kingdom
University of London External System, now known as University of London International Programmes, provides students with worldwide flexible access to the University of London degrees. It has been operating since 1858, and now serves more than 50 thousand students, offering over 100 degrees. The distance learning programs are provided through the collaboration with 12 of the University of London colleges – they have developed each of the programs that students take, and an example is London School of Economics, which is responsible for the system’s economics and management-related... See full description.

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Newcastle upon Tyne, The United Kingdom
The University of Northumbria at Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Its main campus is located in the heart of the city of Newcastle upon the Tyne, which is consistently voted one of the best places in the UK for students. The University of Northumbria at Newcastle has its origins in the Rutherford College, founded in 1880. Today by, putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world leading research and award-winning partnerships at its core, Northumbria has become... See full description.

University of Oxford

Oxford, The United Kingdom
The University of Oxford is considered as one of the best in the English-speaking world. It is now also focused on research, also in the areas of training, such as: medicine, life sciences, arts and Humanities and physical and social sciences, among others.

University of Southampton

Southampton, The United Kingdom
Although relatively new, the University of Southampton is already one of the top 15 research universities in the United Kingdom and has achieved consistently high scores for its teaching programs and learning activities. The University of Southampton’s strategies and aims for continually improving the school are both ambitious and very well thought out, and the university’s achievements in teaching and learning, research, employability and enterprise are well known throughout the school and the community. Facts and Figures Associated with the University of Southampton... See full description.

University of Sunderland

Chester Road, The United Kingdom
The University of Sunderland was founded in 1901 and is considered one of the best in the northeast of the United Kingdom. It has two campuses with excellent facilities. The University welcomes thousands of students from all over the world, where they find the opportunity to experience the life in the country, learn about its culture and make friends.

University of Westminster

London, The United Kingdom
As an educational institution of higher learning, the University of Westminster boasts a rich history and has for years been providing students with academic excellence, cultural engagement and personal enrichment, dating back to its inception as The Polytechnic Institution in 1838. In the following article we talk about the school’s unique heritage, and the traditions of excellence that have helped to shape it today.  University of Westminster: Brief History The Westminster story began in 1838, when Sir George Cayley opened the Polytechnic Institution at 309... See full description.

University of Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton, The United Kingdom
The University of Wolverhampton was founded about 150 years ago, currently being an institution that provides entrepreneurial education. The institution welcomes about 23,000 students, distributed in four campuses: Wolverhampton, Telford, Walsall and Compton.

University of Worcester

Henwick Grove, The United Kingdom
The University of Worcester was founded in 1945 in the city of Worcester, being the only institution of higher education in the region, where, about 10,000 students, receive education.

Warnborough College (UK)

Canterbury, The United Kingdom
The Warnborough Colleges started with the establishment of Warnborough College, UK in the city of Oxford, in 1973. At first the institution was mainly aimed at American students, who wished to study abroad. Currently, Warnborough College UK issues certificates and diplomas in a number of university foundational, short-course vocational and personal-enrichment subjects, but it does not offer British degrees, and is not authorized to do so. University foundation programs are offered in the areas of marketing, human resources management, business management, and travel, tourism and... See full description.

West Thames College

Isleworth, The United Kingdom
West Thames College London is a college of further and higher education, located 30 minutes away from central London. The college is comprised of two sites – the main Isleworth Campus and the Feltham Skills Centre. West Thames College receives about 6,500 students each year, who enroll on a wide variety of courses – options include A levels, Accounting, Art & Design, Beauty Therapy, Business and Administration, Catering, Childcare, Computing & ICT, ESOL, Management, Media and Music, and many others. The school also offers a wide range of HE courses, from Childcare to Business; its... See full description.

Universities in The United Kingdom by City:

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About universities in The United Kingdom

Higher education is a major priority in the United Kingdom, a fact that is reflected in its many universities that are consistently ranked among the world’s best.  There are several different types of higher education institutions in the United Kingdom, including comprehensive colleges and universities; as well as institutes and academies that tend to focus on a narrower range of study areas, such as technology, vocational studies, or the engineering sciences.

As a member state of the European Union, the United Kingdom has recently restructured its credit and degree system in accordance with the Bologna Process that began in the late 1990s.  The aim of this educational reform measure was to homogenize the credit and degree structure at all universities throughout the European Union, with the goal of facilitating student transfer between universities across Europe.  Under this new system, the colleges and universities in the United Kingdom (and across the EU) have adopted the European Credit and Transfer System, or ECTS.  This system assigns 60 credits to one academic year; 180 credits to earn an academic bachelor degree; and an additional 120 credits to earn a Master Degree.

Like the United States, the colleges, universities and other institutions in the United Kingdom essentially have three degree levels:  the Bachelor Degree, Master’s Degree and Doctorate or PhD Degree.

Bachelor Degrees

Undergraduate or bachelor degrees in the United Kingdom are offered at both colleges and universities in a wide range of program areas and categories, including arts and humanities; health sciences; physical or applied sciences, social science; and engineering and technology.

Most bachelor degree programs in the United Kingdom span three years, in accordance with the Bologna Process.  These “academic” bachelor degrees require the successful completion of 180 ECTS credits, or 60 credits per academic year.  Although no formal degree is conferred to students who complete this type of bachelor degree program, it does qualify them to pursue graduate studies in the same subject area or one that is closely related.  Students pursuing an academic bachelor can either study the general or basic degree program, or choose to study for an honour’s bachelor degree, which includes more advanced subject matter.

Students not interested in earning a Master’s degree can instead complete the “professional” bachelor degree, a four-year, 240 credit program that results in the awarding of a formal degree, usually in a professional field, that enables them to pursue entry-level employment in their chosen field of study.

To qualify for undergraduate admission into one of the United Kingdom’s institutions of higher learning, students must submit an application—at least one year in advance—to the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS), a centralized body that handles the applications for most higher education institutions throughout the country.  Once a student is approved for general admission by the UCAS, a decision which is predicated on the results of their A-level or O-level examinations, they can then apply to the college or university of their choosing.

Master’s Degree

To qualify for admission into the Master’s or graduate-level program, students must possess a bachelor degree or its equivalent.  Naturally, students who possess an honour’s bachelor degree are much more likely to be accepted than those who studied in the general program. Most graduate programs in the United Kingdom now span a total of two years in duration, the equivalent of 120 ECTS credits. Others can range from one to three years depending on the type of Master’s degree and the subject matter.

There are essentially two types of Master’s Degrees in the United Kingdom:  the standard Master’s Degree and the Master of Philosophy.  The standard Master’s Degree can range from one to two years, and normally includes a combination of classroom-based courses and applied research.  The Master of Philosophy, on the other hand, typically spans 2-3 years, and is mainly a research-based program, with little classroom study.  Both types of Master’s degrees require the completion of a thesis, project or comprehensive examination.

Doctorate Programs

Doctoral programs in the United Kingdom are typically reserved for the “best and the brightest”— exceptional students who wish to continue their studies in a given field after earning their Master’s degree.  These programs generally span 3-5 years depending on the subject and the student. They are heavily geared towards research and fieldwork.  Prior to being awarded their degree, students must develop and defend an original dissertation or thesis. 

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