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Higher education in the UK

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History and modernity of British universities

The British are proud of their education system, claiming that it served as a model for many countries in the world. And even a brief look ...

How to choose a profession at the University of British


10 most popular professions of the designer and where they study

The design these days has become one of the key factors in the success of many companies, as approved by the market leaders and rapidly gro...

Professionally-oriented graduate programs UK

Professionally-oriented doctoral programs post-graduate British accented not so much the development of skills for research work as to prof...

How to choose a University in the UK


Diploma Aston University is one of the best ways to increase your salary

5 years after graduation, graduates of Aston University earn almost £3 000 more than expected. From a financial point of view, the Aston Un...

The story of the student on the choice of the University and benefits the University of Kent

When student Becky chose a University (now it seems that since then it's been 1000 years), she wanted to find something that will go for he...

York University improved its result in the international ranking "THE"

The University of York entered the 120 best universities in the world by the prestigious international ranking of the "World University Ran...

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Rankings of universities in the UK


Rankings of universities in the UK

The position of the best universities in the UK lists the top three world rankings 2016-2017: QS, Times Higher Education rankings-THE Shangh...

The cost of studying in the UK


Cost comparison of master's programs of the second higher education in the UK and Russia sections

The price range for training in master is large enough and in UK universities, and universities of Russia: from 7 to 25 thousand pounds a y...

The comparison of programmes and value education in the universities of great Britain and Russia

Programs of Russian universities British cheaper on average twice or even three times, although among themselves they sometimes vary as muc...

Funding for training

Finding funding training is the responsibility of the applicant and is a task no less difficult than the entrance test. The application for...

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Scholarships UK universities


Football scholarship Aston Villa Scholarship from Aston University in the UK

In connection with the ongoing Russia's World Cup, we would like to remember about this great opportunity to become closer to the world of ...

University of York has announced a scholarship!

University of York published available scholarships for 2018-2019. Among them, there are great deals for Russian students!

100% scholarship University Oxford Brookes

Applications are accepted for scholarships that completely cover training at Oxford Brookes

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Levels and degrees of the educational system in the UK


Table with a breakdown of the degrees master's of education in UK

What is LLM, MSc and MEng? What are the academic degree of graduate in CIS countries comply with British?

Table with a breakdown of the first degrees in higher education in the UK

What is LLB, BSc and BEng? What academic degree in CIS countries comply with British?

How is the quality of British education

By law, British institutions of higher education are responsible for compliance with academic standards and the quality of education, regar...

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How to go to University in the UK


Do not have time to do this year? Start studying at Regent's University London in January!

If you missed the deadlines and did not submit documents to the beginning of the school year, you still have a chance to enter the prestigi...

Sending online applications to UK universities through UCAS

UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) is an online service to enable the applicant to find a program and apply for admission ...

What is Clearing and how to use it?

On 5 July on the UCAS website offers access to Clearing service that helps you find free places in schools for those applicants who do not ...

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Short courses in the UK


Intensive summer school at Regent's University London

Regent's University London offers a unique summer school intensive program lasting six weeks.The cost of studying one module — 1600 £.

Learn in Summer school top University of Loughborough

School of Business and Economics of Loughborough University is pleased to invite you to participate in the International summer school the...

Short courses in the School of Arts Oxford Brookes

Short courses Oxford Brookes University for those who want to expand their portfolios and realize their creative potential and enjoy studen...

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First University in the UK


Russian-British double degree programme: 4 years, MGIMO and University of reading

In the summer of 2018, the University is now accepting applications for new undergraduate double degree programme, implemented jointly with...

Student at Aston University about the importance of internships

Read about five reasons why the passage of one year of practice in the framework of the program of undergraduate and graduate programs will...

Student at University of Kent on the choice of modules

A student of the prestigious University of Kent talked about their favorite modules and advantages of wide choice of modules in the bachelo...

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Higher education in London


For King's College London London is an online school

Training strategy at King's College London is based on the desire of the University to maximize use of the educational potential of London,...

Global Institute of Women and Leadership at King's College London

King's College London opened the Global Institute of Women and Leadership (Global Institute for Women's Leadership).

Meeting with the representative of Regent's University London in Moscow

April 14 in Moscow held a meeting with a representative of the private British University Regent's Universiy London

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Higher education in Scotland


21 reason why you will never want to part with the University of Dundee

Sea, sand, sun and stunning student team...What else do you want?

Where is Dundee, or why you should come to study in Scotland

About the benefits of training in the most picturesque area of the UK in our material.

How to enroll in a Scottish University?

The procedure of entering Scottish higher education institutions is no different from the admission to the British universities. Applying f...

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Business education in the UK


Successful start-UPS of students and graduates of King's College London

Read about several startups and organizations created, thanks to support Enterprise Institute, king's College, has already begun to change ...

Business school Brunel University London is among the best in Europe

Business school of Brunel University (Brunel Business School) was ranked 82-th place in Europe and 18th in the UK according to the latest e...

Business education in London

More than 50% of Russian students coming to University in the UK, studying business and management and most of these students seeking to st...

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Medical education in the UK


The study of veterinary medicine in the UK

If you want to save the lives of animals, the UK offers plenty of opportunities for veterinary education

Creative professions in the UK


7 creative programs DMU, which is worth paying attention to

De Montfort University is among the most creative universities in the UK. Read the review 7 the programmes that are worth to study in DMU, ...

Universities UK, which received recognition in the field of music

The table below represents a list of universities in the UK whose achievements in Music have received international recognition, according ...

Universities UK, which received recognition in the field of dramatic arts and dance

List of universities in the UK, whose activities in the field of Dramatic arts, Dance and Cinema has received international recognition

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Engineering and architectural education in the UK


Architectural education in the UK

Qualified architect in the UK and combines academic education and professional experience, and receive it takes a minimum of seven years. A...

How to go to Oxford?


The cost of studying at Oxford

The students, who studied for the last 3 years in school/ College in the UK or in one of the EU countries pay fees at the "home" tariff (ar...

Documents for admission to Oxford for the first higher

To apply please complete an application form on the UCAS website, attach a letter of motivation and contact details of referees. If success...

Admission requirements to Oxford for programs of the first higher

A-Levels AAA or AAA*, IB — 38, Pre-U – D2, D2, D3 or D3, D3, D3 Internet-TOEFL 110 points (at least 22 in listening, 24 in reading, 25 i...

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What to do in Cambridge?


The cost and duration of training in Cambridge for master's degree

Most of the master programmes of Cambridge last for one academic year 9-12 months:

The process of admission to the masters of the University of Cambridge

The academic year at Cambridge begins on October 1. The application process opens September 1 for the year before admission. Each course ha...

List of documents for admission to master's Cambridge

The main documents required for admission to the master's program at the University of Cambridge: Application form, Motivational letter des...

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Student and working visas in the UK


Short-term student visa in the UK

Short-term student visa in the UK – a detailed plan

Changes in the rules governing student visas Tier 4 of 12 November 2015

In July 2015 the UK government has announced another upcoming stage of the reform of the Tier 4 Points Based System, which allows foreign s...

Rules of employment for the citizens of the Baltic States

If you are a citizen of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania or another country of the European economic area

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Moving to the UK


York is the best city to live in the UK

York is one of the leading research universities University of York, voted best city to live in the UK in 2018.

What to bring when going to study in a British University?

What documents to bring? Of the things necessarily need to pack in a suitcase neutrashimy student? Read tips former Russian students in Bri...

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Education in England: Reference

Universities in UK
  • Country's population: more than 65 mln. people
  • Minimum monthly wage: about £1000
  • Universities at the top 500 of the world ranking: 58
  • The most highly ranked universities: University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London
  • Tuition fees for international students: from £9000 to £27000 a year
  • Main language of instructions at universities: English

Education in the UK

Today 400 thousand students for various reasons to receive an education of Britain on the British educational institutions located outside the country - it is cheaper and often closer to home. But still a significant number of students the experience of living in this country appreciate no less than received a diploma, and that is why my dream is to study in the UK.

All who choose to study in the UK, are well aware of what they are doing at this point is a sure step to a successful career.

The education system in the United Kingdom

The education system in the UK in the form in which it exists today, was formed in the mid-20th century. Then the country is faced with serious global challenges, to answer which required a significant number of qualified personnel. First education reform in Britain concerned with the technical professions and institutions.

At the same time, and school education became universal and free, which is to this day – although, of course, the choice remained, and, instead of the public schools parents can send their children to paid private.

In addition, the most important task was to make education in the UK for foreigners first in the world in attractiveness. We can confidently say that this task Britain has done: today, 157 higher education institutions entitled to confer bachelor's and master's degrees within the country and more than 550 out of the country.

The education system in Britain includes the following levels (names are in Russian and English):

  • Back to school - pre-school;
  • Primary and secondary school education - elementary/secondary school;
  • Preparation for University - A-level, International Foundation, international baccalaureate
  • Vocational training - further education;
  • First degree – bachelor's, baccalaureate;
  • Second degree – master's, masters;
  • Postgraduate research programmes - doctorate.

In General, studying in the UK starts in 4-5 years, and last may last a lifetime, so diverse are offered to students of different age levels and programs. So British education is implementing the concept of life-long education – education that lasts a lifetime.

Higher education in the UK

Higher education, the UK is one of the best and most successful British brands, bringing long-term benefits to individuals and society as a whole, so it is always under close state control. The development and strengthening of higher education system in the UK is an important part of the policy of the country.

Read more about how to ensure the quality of British education.

The British education system is unique in that the universities not only provide the highest quality of training of students and extensive research, but also demonstrate commercial success. It is not surprising that every year education, the UK is attracting significant amounts of private funding. This allows not only to improve the material and technical equipment and infrastructure, but also to create scholarship funds for the best foreign students interested in studying in Britain.

Student, past programs of higher education in the UK receives one of the following degrees:

  • bachelor of science or arts - BSc/BA. The name of the degree in English- bachelor;
  • master of science or arts MSc/MA. The name of the degree in English- master;
  • doctor of philosophy or doctor of science with the indication of the field of PhD/EdD, DBA, etc. the Name of the degree in English - doctor.

Although in Russia the first two types of degrees are assigned for more than 10 years, for many of these names are still unusual and even sound somewhat old-fashioned. And no wonder, because in Europe these degrees began to assign during the late middle Ages, and today they are a tribute to the classic academic tradition and a symbol of the succession of eras.

Read more about education system in the UK, a levels and degrees in the UK (for English degrees).

As for the educational programs of their choice. Programs – academic, applied, sandwich panels, huge variety of programs and options for their passage. Practical and theoretical bias. Thus, higher education in Britain, indeed, multifaceted and diverse.

Grading system in the UK differs from those in Russia and in many other countries. The system of evaluation at undergraduate and degree of differences is described here.

Training in Britain - it's always brilliant knowledge, the contribution of graduates in science and culture. Training in Britain - it's always brilliant knowledge, the contribution of graduates in science and culture.

The education system in England

The English education system is one of the oldest and most successful in Europe and the world. It was in England are historically the first universities in the country, starting in the 13th and 14th centuries. To education in England means not only to acquire a number of General and professional knowledge and skills but also to unleash your creativity in any subject area.

Education in England

Conservatism and firm commitment to traditions - an essential feature of English culture. However, in the case with the education system in England, these cultural features have served. Exactly in the tradition of the origins of the many competitive advantages of English education, is important in the modern world.

The education system of England today combines classical traditions and innovative approach to research, organization of educational institutions, selection of students. So, in educational institutions of England to this day study the main provisions of the classical ancient Sciences of rhetoric, logic, philosophy - but not in pure form but as part of the mandatory program on the development of basic employability skills (transferable skills). As a result, the graduates acquire knowledge and practical skills required for successful employment and career.

Education in England – the process is very intense and requires the student maximum impact. Unlike many European countries, the education system in England involves a significant number of reduced on-time programs. So, a bachelor's degree in Britain receive for 3 years and a master's degree in some disciplines it is possible to obtain in one year instead of two, but also to learn in this time will have two times faster. Such practice is very common in MBA programs.

Higher education in England

Students going to study abroad in England will need to get used to the new realities of academic life. The educational system of England is very different from Russian in everything from the choice of the majors program and admission process and finishing techniques and everyday practices of teaching and evaluation system.

In order to study in England on the first secondary, undergraduate, a Russian high school diploma is not enough. Future students will require either one year in a Russian University or training program to universities, A-level or Foundation.

To enter a master, bachelor or specialist, which is recognized in the UK. In some cases, before admission is required to undergo additional training.

Admission to graduate school is possible in the presence of a master's degree.

Academic year in England for 9 months. Beginning of the school year in England – usually in the autumn, in September-October or in winter - in February. Assessment in England is most commonly exhibited by the conventional system of degrees of distinction (Honours).

Teaching in England for adults and British, and especially foreigners – are always paid. However, the best students may be eligible for partial or full funding. Read more about it here.

The higher education system in England is in General conformity with the system of higher education in the UK. Students have a wide choice of subject areas, levels of education, the practical or the theoretical orientation of training.

Higher education in England for foreigners

Opportunities to study in England for foreigners is very wide - from short courses to full programs of graduate and postgraduate programs.

The most popular courses in England – language, but in the summer universities offer numerous programs for both students and adults wishing to improve their skills or retraining.

Work and study in England

In England, foreign students can work while studying up to 20 hours per week.

Education in England for students from Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus

Students from CIS countries when applying to universities it is important: to find out whether recognised in Britain the documents in their possession about the education and what level of learning they correspond. For example, the Russian specialist is more than BA but less than mA. This implies that at close to previous education programs, the training time can be reduced for the year, which will reduce tuition fees and faster to convert an English education in a stable and high wages.

The opinions of foreign students about studies in the UK

Foreign students about study in the UK leave reviews with great pleasure – because they have a story to tell!

According to many Russian graduates of British universities, studies in England for the Russian students is always a challenge, requiring maximum impact from the moment they began to think about the idea to get higher education in England and until the last day in the classroom. The theoretical material is combined with educational tasks associated with specific situations, which ultimately brings greater practical benefits. Studying in England is replete with opportunities: short-term student exchange in other countries of Europe and the world. Also, the reviews often seen the idea that studying in England for Russian students – a huge step towards not only professional but also personal growth.

Read student reviews about studies in England and other countries here.