Masters Study in the UK – A Guide for 2023
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Masters Study in the UK – A Guide for 2023

It’s no secret that studying a Masters in the UK is a popular choice for people from across the globe. Universities in the UK are world-famous, with a long and proud history of academic excellence. International postgraduates are drawn by the UK’s renowned universities, bustling cities and picturesque countryside.

If you’re thinking about studying a Masters in the UK then we’ve covered all the essential information including fees and funding, the application process, what a Masters looks like in the UK, visas, working and more.

Why study a Masters in the UK?

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The United Kingdom is second only to the USA as the most popular study abroad destination in the world, welcoming over 600,500 international students each year. Its higher education system is as diverse as the country itself, ranging from ancient universities in Oxford and Cambridge to modern, innovative institutions. The UK is also unique in that it consists of four nations with their own distinct university systems: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We’ve listed just a handful of the best reasons why should you consider a Masters the UK this year:

  • World-class universities – Universities in the UK are frequently ranked among the very best in the world.
  • Cultural institutions – Wherever you choose to study in the UK, you’ll likely be within reach of outstanding museums, galleries and libraries. From the V&A in London to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow and the National Railway Museum in York, there’s no shortage of cultural attractions in the UK.
  • Funding opportunities – There are a number of funding opportunities for international students in the UK, including Chevening Scholarships, GREAT Scholarships and Commonwealth Scholarships.
  • Internationally-recognised degrees – UK Masters degrees are recognised and respected across the world.

Find out more about what makes the UK such a great place to study as an international student as well as our guides on everything you need to know about choosing to study your Masters in the UK.

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Last updated: 25 September 2023