United Kingdom has a very strong higher education system, with numerous famous universities which are ranked among the best in the world. UK is the second popular country in the world for international students, just ahead the USA. It is also on the second place in the world by the number of universities in the top-100 of leading international rankings. UK universities have brilliant reputation in the worlds and education in this country will definitely help you to make an outstanding career. More then 100 universities, including famous Cambridge and Oxford, provide undergraduate and graduate programs for prospectives students.
International as well as domestic students could choose between Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programs. Bachelor's programs are three-years in length. One could choose between different types of degrees offered in England, such as Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Education (BEd) and Bachelor of Engineering (BEng). Prospective students may also obtain a Foundation degree which is also provided by some universities and colleges. It takes two years to obtain this degree and after that student may choose whether they want to continue their studies to obtain a Bachelor's diploma. Foundation degree may be seen as a first step on the way to Bachelor's studies, as well as the self-sufficient education which is focused not on scientific knowledge, but rather on the skills which would be important on the job market.
Master's programs may take one or two years, depending on the area of studies and professional or academic orientation of the program. Professional programs (such Master in Finance, for instance) usually take one year, while academic programs, which typically lead to PhD programs are two-years. In order to obtain doctoral (PhD) degree students usually have to study between 3 and 5 years, depending on how fast they are able to write their research thesis.
Universities in the UK have renowned programs in almost every possible field, but this country may be especially attractive for those who study Arts and Humanities – in this area traditions of British education play exceptionable role.