If you focus on a career in the UK, the world will become your job market. There are three main reasons students value a postgraduate degree in the UK;
- Access to work in the UK on a placement, Tier 2 or Graduate Route study visa
- Studying in the English language vastly improves fluency and communication vital for international business
- Professional accreditation and global recognition of qualifications, industry awards and prestigious university rankings
- Networking, connecting and gaining experience in a major global economy.
The British education system has a strong reputation internationally with many of the world’s most prestigious universities.
- Achieve a Masters qualification in just 12 months
- Curriculum that has been accredited by industry
- Technical skills and facilities for your profession
- Integrated work experience and internships
- Critical thinking and transferable skills valued by employers
- High-ranking institutions for teaching and research.
The UK is now offering graduates a post study work visa of two additional years in the UK to assist you in achieving your career goals. This is one of the best opportunities in the world for graduates to gain employment in one of the big global economies. All graduates from 2021 will be eligible for this work permit after study in the UK.
The Graduate Route can only be applied for in the UK upon successful graduation. It is separate from the Tier 4 student visa application to enter university.
The UK is opening its doors to welcome the best student talent in the world!
Live and study in major UK cities of commerce such as London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Leeds, Belfast, Glasgow and Cardiff.
UK student life is a challenge that is going to demand a lot from you. A professional masters, MBA or PhD qualification will enable you to combine research or consultancy work with greater independence of living overseas.
We are going to help you to prepare your arrival with tips on how to make the most of your time as a postgraduate. From applying for jobs and placements to exploring the rich culture the UK and Europe have to offer.
The English language has become the global language for business, politics and education. To get ahead, you need to be able to communicate at the highest level.
University life will develop your English on an academic level, giving you the terminology and style needed for applying for the top jobs. English language skills are an investment valued by multinational companies and are essential for working anywhere in the world.
A taught postgraduate degree such as an MA, MSc or MRes are usually 12 months in duration. There are some exceptions if the course includes additional work placements, dual awards or professional exams that can make the course longer.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is considered to be a very prestigious postgraduate qualification. As such many of the universities require applicants to demonstrate a minimum of 2-3 years of professional experience. However there are some universities or pre-masters options that may accept you without experience.
UKVI guidance requires you to show progression from one course to another. However if you can demonstrate the essential career goal that requires the second masters via your personal statement and credibility interview then some universities may decide to sponsor you.
Fees vary hugely for Masters and MBA qualifications, ranging from £7,000 – £35,000. Factors that affect the fees are university ranking and demand for the course, regional scholarships, subject area and location in the UK. Ask an advisor about how to match course options to your budget.
Most universities offer their own individual scholarship and bursaries scheme which change each year. Automatic scholarships can be based on academic attainment, early payment of fees or specific nationality. Competitive scholarships usually require a written application demonstrating your skills and achievements. Common scholarships are between £2,000 – £4,000 in the form of tuition fee reduction.
The Chevening programme offers highly competitive full scholarships. <https://www.chevening.org/>
PhD programmes require you to undertake a minimum three years research with an academic supervisor. Therefore it is much more difficult and highly competitive to apply for. You will need to prepare a research proposal with a specific project in mind and have lots of patience as the application process can take many months.
The number of contact hours for a postgraduate degree will usually be 1-2 days per week, with the emphasis on you completing larger study projects in the rest of the time. This enables you to manage your time and conduct up to 20 hours of part-time work. However the workload is intense as the study period is only 12 months (unlike 24 months in other European countries).
An additional higher-level degree will undoubtedly set you apart in the competitive global jobs market. Masters allow you to select more professional specialisms than undergraduate, often with industry accreditation added. These awards are usually essential to secure higher level jobs in a corporate structure. The UK curriculum will also focus on consultancy and industry engagement or research leading to career advancement.