UK education is recognized and respected throughout the world. The student's UK qualification will be a solid foundation for building the student's future, boosting his/her career and prospects for a higher salary. UK universities, colleges and schools will provide a vibrant, creative and challenging environment in which to develop his/her potential. Quality standards for UK institutions are among the best in the world. Universities, colleges and schools continually have to prove that their courses meet strict criteria. Many other countries are now trying to follow the example of the UK.
Like all UK education; UK postgraduate qualifications are respected and valued all over the world. A master's degree, PhD or MBA from a UK university will give students an edge over the competition. It will prove to employers that the students are capable of independent thought and self-discipline, used to conducting and analyzing.
The UK has two distinct education systems; one for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and one for Scotland. However, each is compatible with the other.The education system in the UK is different to that in many other countries.At the age of 16, British children take General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) examinations.Students then transfer to studying A-Levels which last for two years and qualify them for entry to university.Students tend to specialise in these courses and often study for three or four A-Levels.This means that degrees do not last as long in the UK as other countries.
Children in UK start their education with primary education at the age of 5 years. It is for 6 years and students will be educated up to the age of 11 at this level. Primary education in UK is sometimes divided into 2 parts — Infant/Nursery schools (age level 5-7) and junior schools (age level 7-11).
Secondary education encompasses the next level of education between the age group of 11-16 years, which is similar to 'High school' in India. Here, students will be pursuing a common set of courses and take the GCSE exam conducted at the end of secondary education.
Nevertheless, many pupils in UK pursue additional 2 years of Advanced level of education (GCE A level) equivalent qualifications as sixth form students. They can also pursue Advanced Supplementary Level (GCE AS level) exams after secondary education. International students often enter the education system at this point, e.g. taking an A-level course in preparation for further or higher education in the UK.
This level covers (or similar to) post-16 courses that are similar to GCE A-level exams, where course may be either full-time or part-time and for any subject. This is the post-secondary level of education in UK. Pupils seeking admission in colleges or universities have to complete their further education. Usually it includes education for the pupil over 16 years of age with the certification of GCSE or equivalent of it. This is generally taught in FE colleges and later in community learning institutions.
Most higher education begins at the age of 18 at colleges or universities. Most international students will enter directly into the UK higher education system, after completing their home country's equivalent to the UK's 'further education'. It requires above the standard of GCE A-level. For pupil without A-level exam have to take additional 1-year program, especially international students undertake this course as training of university course in UK. Here credits will be awarded for them towards student's degree.
An undergraduate degree normally takes three years to complete but can take longer if they include an industrial placement, an additional subject or a year abroad. They are also specialised from Year One.
Students who receive good grades in their undergraduate degrees may choose to take a Masters degree, which takes a minimum of one year to complete.
Taught Masters usually involve six months of intensive tuition followed by six months of project work which ends with a dissertation.
Research degrees involve at least one year, sometimes more, of full-time research resulting in an examined thesis.
If you would like to continue to study for a PhD, you will have to conduct a minimum of two years' research after the award of your M Sc.
In some subject areas, a student may transfer from BSc/BA/BEng to PhD so that they follow a three year research program for PhD without first obtaining a Masters degree.
Some courses are taught while others require research. Taught courses usually involve presentations, written course work such as marked essays, exams and dissertations. Classroom sessions are highly interactive, requiring student participation.