LOCATION: Western Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France

POPULATION: 60,441,457 (July 2005 est.)

GDP: $1.867 trillion (2005 est.)

SIZE: 244,820 sq km

LANGUAGE: English, Welsh, Scottish form of Gaelic (in Scotland)

 

MAJOR INDUSTRIES:

Machine tools, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, electronics and communications equipment, metals, chemicals, coal, petroleum, paper and paper products, food processing, textiles, clothing, and other consumer goods.

WHY STUDY IN UNITED KINGDOM?

The UK is fast emerging as one of the most popular study destinations for education in the world. A high degree of sophistication, modern facilities and International level education quality: the United Kingdom is just the right place to give your career that global edge. The advantages of studying in UK are:

a. World Class Qualification:

UK qualifications are recognized and respected throughout the world. Your UK qualification will be a solid foundation for building your future, boosting your career and prospects for a higher salary. UK Universities are funded by the government and are continuously assessed by official bodies that grade the standard of their teaching and research.

b. International Experience:

Wherever you choose to study in the UK, you will surely have an enriching and international experience, one that will remain etched in your memory forever and will arm you with a truly global perspective. UK institutions attract students from all over the world, so you will have the opportunity to mix with international as well as UK students.

c. Learn in a modern Environment

In an increasingly globalized world economy, people need special skills and qualities to succeed. UK Institutions are highly modernized and provide excellent infrastructure. d. Value for Money:

UK degrees can take only three years and postgraduate master’s courses only one year ‘ compared with four years and two years in most other countries. This means you will save a great deal on both tuition fees and living costs ‘ and you will be able to start working and earning money sooner. UK degree courses are shorter because they are more intensive, and therefore more efficient in terms of your time and money. UK institutions offer thousands of scholarships and bursaries just for international students, while more than 21, 000 international students receive scholarship funding from the UK Government every year. Under existing work regulations, international students in the UK can work up to 20 hours a week when studying and full time during vacations.

 

 

e. Range of courses:

 

UK Universities and colleges offer more than thousand courses at different levels of education. There is a great flexibility in the way in which a subject can be studied. One of the biggest advantages of studying in the UK is that the option of combining work placements with academic study such as sandwich courses at the undergraduate level and work internships at the post graduate level. Having a work component weaved into the programme of study gives the students cutting edge knowledge and expertise as well as the hands on experience in your area of study, thereby strengthening chances of obtaining suitable employment later on.

 

f. Ideal base for travel:

 

UK consists of three countries and a province: England, Scotland, Wales and the province of Northern Ireland. Each has its own distinctive history, landscape and modern culture. And, because they’re all within easy reach of one another, they’re easy to explore. Once you are in UK, it’s easy to see the rest of Europe. UK is the hub for business in Europe.

 

TYPE OF QUALIFICATIONS IN UNITED KINGDOM:

 

Various qualifications offered by UK Universities and Colleges

 

First Degree (Bachelors Degree)

Sandwich Courses: Where the coursework is accompanied by the practical work.

HND (Higher National Diploma)

Vocational Courses

Postgraduate

Research (PhD.)