Population: 62.8 million (UN, 2012)
Area: 242,514 sq km (93,638 sq miles)
Major language: English
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 78 years (men), 82 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 pound sterling = 100 pence
Main exports: Manufactured goods, chemicals, foodstuffs
GNI per capita: US $37,780 (World Bank, 2011)
International dialing code: +44
The UK has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence. It is also a fantastic place to live with a rich history and vibrant culture.
No matter what course you decide to study, there are plenty of reasons why you should consider studying it in the UK.
UK qualifications are recognised all over the world, and there are plenty of opportunities for further study and career progression once you have completed your course.
For international students, studying in the UK offers you the chance to master the English language. You’ll also be able to learn more about British history and culture by experiencing it first hand, and can travel both within the UK and to the rest of Europe during your free time.
Our vision at Bucks New University is to be a leading professional and creative influence, shaping higher education for the benefit of people and employers. Within a caring and supportive environment, we deliver high-quality scholarship, as well as focused research and professional practice.
Our mission is to put our students first and work responsively with the very best partners to influence, inspire and nurture talent for professional and creative careers. To achieve this, we have put the student experience at the heart of all our plans. We work with a range of partners regionally, nationally and internationally to ensure that our students leave us ready for the world of work, and that we are able to meet the current and future needs of employers.
Based in Wrexham but with campuses and facilities around North East Wales, Glyndŵr University champions the spirit of enterprise and an outward-facing philosophy. Inspired by Welsh hero Owain Glyndŵr, we aim to be bold, inspiring and enterprising in everything we do.
Our courses are tailored to be relevant to industry and professional applications. We work closely with partners in business including Airbus, the BBC and Active Childcare to ensure our graduates get the skills they need to gain employment.
The University also offers excellent conference facilities and works with businesses to provide staff training and development.
With roots going back to 1887, we have a long history of providing higher education in the region, but with prestigious new centres having launched in 2011 we have our sights firmly set on the future.
Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK and has all of the facilities you will ever need for a productive and enjoyable UK study experience (it also has the second largest student population in the UK). Birmingham is served by superb transport facilities, including light rail, an extensive bus network and its own international airport. These will be expanded further in the coming years with HS2 rail coming to the city. Our airport is also extending at the moment to allow students to fly directly from all over the world to explore our wonderful city. In fact, Birmingham was voted in the top 20 places in the world to visit in 2012 by the New York Times. With over 75000 students studying in the city, it has a great, youthful atmosphere with plenty to see and do. And, we are only 1 hour and 10 minutes from Central London by train. As Birmingham is right in the heart of the UK, all of the major UK cities are really easy to visit.
Cambridge Ruskin International College (CRIC) offers its students access to pathways to a prestigious degree award from Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).
With a long history of providing internationally recognised degrees in a wide range of academic disciplines, ARU was recently ranked among the top UK institutions by the Guardian University Guide.
Students at CRIC have over 65 degrees to choose from, with scope to support career ambitions and interests.
CRIC is an Associate College of ARU and is based on the University’s city-centre Cambridge campus. The College also has a second operation at the University’s Chelmsford campus to take advantage of the state-of-the-art learning, technological and sporting facilities.
The city of inspiration
It is easy to see why Edinburgh is internationally recognised as one of the best cities in the world in which to live. With its stunning castle, historical buildings and cobbled streets, walking through the city you may feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Explore further and you will see that Scotland’s capital is one of contrasts: the old mixes with award-winning contemporary design and modern architecture to create a unique blend of tradition and innovation — the perfect place to study.
Something for everyone
Accessible, affordable, beautiful and multicultural, there is something for everyone in Edinburgh. As the fourth largest financial hub in Europe, the city has a global tourism sector and is recognised worldwide for its innovation in IT and creative industries. Edinburgh also offers great nightlife — whether you enjoy the theatre, cinema, dancing, sampling different types of cuisine or just socialising with friends, you will not be disappointed. The city has a thriving music scene and varied cultural calendar, so you can be sure of something interesting happening any night of the week.
HIC works closely with the University of Hertfordshire – the top ranked modern university in London and Southern England – to offer pathways to a range of degree awards. By joining HIC and the University of Hertfordshire, students get the support they need to achieve the very best results from their university degree.
HIC students have the same access, to the University’s study and social facilities as any other University student. Upon successful completion of their HIC studies, students are guaranteed progression to the next stage of their degree pathway.
Both on-campus and off-campus accommodation is available and close to the many activities on offer. Students make new friends from all over the world, while enjoying access to dynamic city life in London and the relaxed rural charm of Hertfordshire – the best of both worlds.
HIC is an Associate College of the University of Hertfordshire and is based on the University’s College Lane campus. The College is also located close to the University’s award winning sporting facilities.
Looking for a highly regarded UK university course but want to study outside of London? International College Portsmouth (ICP) is an associate college of the University of Portsmouth. ICP is based on the University campus and offers a Undergraduate and Postgraduate Pathways. With the benefit of 3 intakes per year (September, January and June), all Pathways result in a degree from the University of Portsmouth. Our Pathways have been designed for the specific needs of international students and provide a supportive environment to make the transition to UK study.
Portsmouth is only 90 minutes by direct train from central London but has the benefit of being located in a beautiful city on the south coast of England. The campus is situated in the city centre and is only a short walk from miles of stunning coastline. Portsmouth has a friendly and safe cosmopolitan environment, a low cost of living with many part time jobs available to students. The University has its own careers service, Purple Door, which helps provide career guidance and placement opportunities for all students.
Aberdeen – The safest student city in Scotland
Aberdeen, known as the Silver City, is a thriving and cosmopolitan city located amid stunning beaches and beautiful countryside, on the north-east coast of the UK.
Home to the numerous internationally recognised companies servicing the oil and gas industry, Aberdeen is the Energy Capital of Europe, one of the UK’s most affluent cities, and an exhilarating and fascinating place to live. Only an hour from London by air, Aberdeen boasts an international airport just five miles from the city centre.
Voted the safest student city in Scotland, Aberdeen is home to almost 30,000 students who enjoy a high quality of life in the city, while benefiting from the low living costs. With a host of shops, bars, restaurants, cinemas, sporting facilities, music and theatre venues, Aberdeen provides the perfect location for a fantastic student experience.
International College Wales Swansea (ICWS) operates in partnership with Swansea University to offer international students pathways to degree awards from the University.
Swansea University attracts students from over 120 countries to its excellent facilities, beautiful beachfront location, and high standards of teaching. ICWS offers a relaxed, friendly environment and small class sizes, supporting you as you begin your university level studies.
Throughout your studies, you’ll enjoy access to all Swansea University facilities, just a 3-minute drive from Swansea’s city centre. University managed, home stay, and shared accommodation are all available, and ICWS student services are always happy to facilitate communication with local landlords.
LIBT offers University Foundation, Diploma, Pre-masters programmes, which can fast-track you into a wide range of Undergraduate Degree and Masters programs at Brunel University. An ESL program is also available.
As an LIBT student you’ll be able to choose from Diplomas in:Business and Management, Information Systems and Computing, or Economics and Finance. The International Foundation programs help international students reach an A-Level standard required for entry into the Diploma programmes.With London on your doorstep and a track record of academic excellence, LIBT will help you achieve your career and your personal goals.
Plymouth’s unique approach to education transforms international students into internationally recognised graduates and lifelong learners. From application to PUIC through to enrolment, orientation, teaching, assessment and the final achievement of a globally renowned Plymouth University degree, you’ll receive a ‘first class’ service.
PUIC is an Associate College of Plymouth University and is based on the University’s city centre Drakes Circus campus situated in the midst of the commercial, shopping and public facilities.
PUIC and the University together provide a single educational continuum, from entry point to degree graduation. This provision is underpinned by a major articulation agreement