Study in United Kingdom

Quality standards for UK programmes are amongst the highest in the world. The quality is assured by government supported agencies and stringent assessment mechanisms. There are thousands of courses covering hundreds of subjects in many different combinations and so students are able to find exactly what they require. The diverse range of courses is also matched by the wide range of institutions that give students a varied choice to find the most suitable study environment for them.

The distinct advantage that the UK education system has is the fact that duration of most of the undergraduate degrees is 3 years and the taught Masters courses is 1-2 years. Due to the shorter duration, international students are able to save on both tuition fees and living costs and also get a head start on working life as they graduate earlier.

Types of United Kingdom qualifications 

Undergraduate

HND 

Qualifications equivalent to one or two UK A-levels, two Scottish Highers or a Higher National Certificate or BTEC National Diploma; or an international foundation year. 

Foundation Degree

Qualifications equivalent to one or two UK A-levels, one or two Scottish Highers or a National Diploma; or an international foundation year. 

Diploma of Higher Education 

Qualifications equivalent to one or two UK A-levels, two or three Scottish Highers or a National Diploma; or an international foundation year. 

Degree 

Qualifications equivalent to two or three UK A-levels, three or four Scottish Highers, a Higher National Certificate or Diploma, or BTEC National Diploma; or an international foundation year. 

Postgraduate 

  • Pre-master's
  • Undergraduate degree 
  • PG Certificate/PG Diploma
  • Undergraduate degree or a pre-master's course 
  • Master's degree 
  • First or upper second class undergraduate degree 
  • PHD 
  • Master's degree

Disclaimer – Some of this source has been taken from the website of www.educationuk.org/India/A-UK-education