Access world-leading research

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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 third in the world for published scientific research, with nearly 200,000 citable publications in 2020 alone.

No wonder 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. Many professors in the UK are industry leaders, helping to connect you with the latest research and practices in your chosen subject. And as 20 per cent of academic staff in the UK are from overseas, you’ll have a wealth of international experience to draw on during your studies.

Get your hands on the latest technology

At UK universities you can hone your skills in 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.

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Short, flexible courses

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