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The UK is a global powerhouse of science and research. With so many universities at the cutting edge of global discoveries and emerging technology, our students graduate with insights and experience that are in high demand around the world. 

At the forefront of global discoveries

Building on an extraordinary heritage of  new discoveries, UK universities continue to be globally-recognised for their commitment to research. The. UK is ranked second in the world for science and research, with 54 per cent of our output considered world-leading. That’s more than the US, Canada, Germany, Japan and Brazil. 

With our research referenced in academic articles more often than anyone else too, we continue to be a top choice for international students – especially postgraduates – who want to make sure they are exposed to the cutting edge of their subject.

Connect with brilliant teachers

Behind our brilliant research are brilliant thinkers, some of the best minds in their fields who you can connect with at a range of levels.

The impact that their supportive inspiring teaching has is evident in the feedback we receive from our postgraduates. 93 per cent of international postgraduates rate the quality of UK teaching highly.

Get your hands on the latest technology  

At UK universities you can hone your skills on state-of-the-art technology. With the very latest equipment and IT  ready to use across a range of subjects, you can pursue your own research in some of the most sophisticated environments available anywhere.

Research grounded in the real world 

With one of the best reputations in the world for industry collaboration, our academic theories are applied rigorously in the real world to test their relevance and impact. And we have a long culture of making discoveries that really do change the world – 38 per cent of Nobel Laureates who studied abroad chose to do it here in the UK.