Educational System

Education system in the UK is divided into four main parts, primary education, secondary education, further education and higher education. Most international students will enter directly into the UK higher education system, after completing their home countries comparable to the UK’s “further education.”

There are over 10,000 courses on offer at universities in London, including undergraduate degrees, postgraduate taught degrees (masters) and postgraduate research degrees (PhD). Courses in the UK are generally shorter than many other countries, helping to reduce tuition fees and accommodation costs. In the UK most undergraduate degree programs take three years to finish; however, the “sandwich course” is increasing in popularity, which is four years and involves one year in the work place (normally in your third year). For graduate or masters programs they are generally shorter in length and undertaken after graduation of your undergraduate program. Some professional degrees like medicine, veterinary, law etc. have longer programs that can be as much as five years.