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Postgraduate study

The UK is world renowned for its academic excellence and is the global leader in quality of research. What's more, many UK master's degree programmes can be completed in just one year, offering great value for money and allowing you to move on with your career more quickly.

Studying for a postgraduate degree in the UK can transform your career.

Subjects and modules

Most postgraduate programmes are focused on one particular subject area, and aim to give students a greater amount of specialist knowledge in this. However, most postgraduate courses have a modular structure, which leaves some room for flexibility. Due to this set-up you can build a personalised course, tailored to your exact interests, by choosing modules or units of study from different subject areas. For example, if you’re doing an English literature programme, you could also take on modules in a foreign language, for example, or even law.

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Undergraduate study

Get started in your academic career with a UK undergraduate degree.

Studying for a degree outside the UK

A life-changing UK degree, yet closer to home. Learn more about studying for a UK degree in your home country.

Foundation pathway courses

Foundation pathway courses can help you improve your English skills and give you the confidence to start undergraduate or postgraduate study.

Boarding schools

A boarding school is a residential school where pupils live and study during the school year. Find out all you need to know about UK boarding schools.

Improve your English

There’s no better place to master your English than in the UK, and there are a range of English language courses on offer to support your learning.

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Choosing a university or college

With over 160 universities to choose from in the UK, and limitless courses and study options on offer, see our advice on how to choose the best university for you.

Choosing a course

There are thousands of university courses available in the UK. But how to choose the best one for you? Read our advice to find the perfect course.

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