British universities have for centuries reputation, indicating the high quality of education, a prestigious degree and rich cultural component of student life. We collected information on the cost of the educational programs of British and Russian universities in the most popular among the applicants from the CIS disciplines.
More than 60% of Russian students travel to England to learn the following eight specialties: management, Economics, law, international relations, art and design, mathematics and computer science, engineering, biology.
In the table below, comparing the cost of education in Russia and the UK at undergraduate (first degree) and postgraduate (second higher) in these areas. We have chosen several universities from different rankings of the leading universities of Europe, compiled edition of Times Higher Education. It includes 52 the British University and 2 Russian (MSU and SPSU). To this list we added several Russian institutions that are not included in international University rankings, but recognized in Russia in the relevant subject disciplines.
The table below shows the annual tuition fees for 2017-2018. For convenience, all prices are presented in pounds sterling at the rate of 1 pound = 71 ruble.
Programs of Russian universities are cheaper than the British on average twice or even three times, although among themselves they sometimes vary as much. Fees of British universities is not always dependent on the position of the rating or geographical location. For example, the University St. Andrews and the University of Bristol is very popular, and the tuition for foreign students higher than at other universities who hold similar positions in the ratings.
Interestingly, Oxford and Cambridge, in turn, are not the most expensive universities in the UK.
It is sometimes useful to refer to ratings on specific disciplines and not to the overall University rankings. For example, an art course at University College of London (UCL) costs almost as much as medical. However, specialized Brunel University, not-so-loud, as UCL name, will cost two or three times cheaper.
Most affordable in Russia remain of fundamental science such as mathematics and biology. In the UK the same biology and engineering is the most expensive of these disciplines, as include work in high-tech laboratories.
Master's programs are often a bit cheaper than BA, but still it is not a rule. In some cases, the master's program is much more prestigious undergraduate and has a special status, such as the Oxford BCL. Lawyers from around the world seek to obtain this degree, and the competition is very high.
When comparing the cost of education in Russia and the UK should be aware that the English bachelor degree lasts 3 years (except for some engineering and medical programs), and master's degree – one year. At the same time the first Russian higher education You will have to pay 4 or 5 years, and for master's, usually two years.
Tuition is investing in yourself or your child. In the case of the UK, you pay not only for the superior education, but also for improving, expanding career opportunities and unforgettable cultural experience.