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Why Choose the UK for Post-Grad Study?

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are many reasons why thousands of post graduate students choose the UK for Higher Education. The main reason is financial, as you can study for a Master’s degree in one year instead of two in other countries, so it works out cheaper. You can then spend another 9 months to a year completing your dissertation while you continue working. This is especially good if you are doing action research as you have the opportunity to test your hypothesis in your own field and earn instead of paying out for living expenses and tuition.

The most compelling reason for studying in the UK is probably that qualifications from a British university are recognized throughout the world and are often regarded as superior to those which are undertaken in some students’ homeland. This means that your chances of getting a good job on completion of your degree are high.

British universities are subject to quality reviews and their academic research is checked so that they meet the required standards. You can find universities which are centres of excellence in the subject you want to study and know that these offer you the best tuition and research environment that you could wish for. It is easy to find out which ones are the best by visiting websites such as that of The Guardian newspaper or the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education’s website.

The UK has just one per cent of the world’s population, but 5 percent of the world’s scientific research is undertaken there and it publishes 12 per cent of cited papers. There are usually small seminar and tuition groups and one to one tuition, with advice available for all problems from a variety of sources, your personal tutor, the Student Union officers, the university’s counselling services and the chaplains and other pastoral care personnel.

The UK is multicultural and multi ethnic and is, on the whole tolerant of people from other cultures. Despite the unfortunate occasional attacks on ethnic minorities, the UK is one of the safest countries in the world.

University campuses offer security to all students and international students are usually accommodated on campus where there are so many entertainment facilities that there is little need to go off campus if you don’t want to do so.

There are mosques in the majority of cities as well as Sikh and Hindu places of worship. Religious tolerance is the norm, especially in the university environment.

You also have a chance to explore the cultural heritage of a country which has a rich history and a chance to understand the British business culture, which helps immensely if you are an MBA student who will need to understand the Anglo-Saxon business culture in your chosen career.

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