Made up of four countries- England, Scotland, Wales and Northern
Ireland, the United Kingdom is a very popular study destination for
The UK has more than 100 universities and around 165 higher education
institutions including universities and colleges.
With ancient and traditional universities such as Oxford, Cambridge,
Imperial, University College London to modern universities, the UK
offers something for every students in a variety of subject areas.
Taught Master courses are only for 1 year. You do not need 16 years of
education to pursue a Masters degree in most subjects.
Most undergraduate (bachelors) degrees are for 3 years in England, Wales
and Northern Ireland.
Scotland has some excellent universities, a different education system
than the rest of the UK and a 4 year undergraduate degree.
The current Post-Study Work route has closed from April 2012.
Those graduating from a UK university with a recognised degree, PGCE, or
PGDE will be able to switch into Tier 2.
There will not be a limit on these switchers.
They will only be able to switch if they are in the UK, before their
student visa expires.
The normal Tier 2 requirements will apply, except for the Resident
Labour Market Test.
We will ensure that genuine student entrepreneurs with a great idea are
able to stay on in the UK to develop their business proposition.