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We have 18,351 Masters Degrees in United Kingdom

The UK is one of the most popular locations for postgraduate study abroad. A Masters in the UK will give you the opportunity to study at world-renowned universities set in the vibrant and cultural backdrop of the UK’s four nations.

Why study a Masters in the United Kingdom?

UK universities feature in four of the top 10 spots in world university rankings (according to the QS World University Rankings 2024), and offer a huge variety of Masters degrees, from topical subjects like AI and sustainability, to laboratory research and business. This demonstrable expertise makes a UK Masters internationally recognised and something to shout about to future employers. Not only that, if you study in the UK, you’ll be able to take advantage of the country’s rich cultural history while you’re here. Whether it be researching in library collections at the British Library, exploring Shakespeare’s birthplace or taking part in cultural festivals such as the Edinburgh Fringe, there’s something to make everyone welcome.

How popular are Masters in the UK?

The UK is home to over 500,000 international students, making it one of the most popular study abroad destinations in the world.

How long is a Masters degree in the UK?

The typical length of a UK Masters is one year full-time study or two years part-time.

How much does it cost to study a Masters in the UK?

Tuition fees vary depending on your nationality, the type of Masters you choose and which of the UK’s four nations your university is located in. The average course fee for domestic (often referred to as ‘home’) students is £8,740, and for international students the average is £17,901. The subject and mode of study can also influence the course fee, with business or laboratory-based Masters typically costing more than taught or remote courses. Take a look at our guide on how much a Masters costs for more information. If you are a home student, you can take advantage of the UK government postgraduate loan in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you are an international student, you might not be eligible for the UK government loan but there are still plenty of alternative funding options for you.

Are UK Masters degrees taught in English?

Yes, UK Masters are taught in English, although there is the opportunity to study some subjects in the other UK languages such as Welsh. If English is not your first language then you may need to take an English language test to prove your proficiency. Universities will have information on which tests they accept.

Will I need a visa to study a Masters in the UK?

If you are an international student then you will require a Student Route visa to study in the UK (this was previously known as the Tier 4 student visa). Students from the EU, EAA and Swiss nationals must also apply for this visa. If you’re interested in staying in the UK after your studies, you will need to apply for the UK Graduate visa.

Learn more about studying a Masters in the UK

There is a lot to think about if you are choosing to do a Masters in the UK, whether you are an international or home student. We have created a whole host of informative guides on key topics from the application process and what a UK Masters looks like to living in the UK.

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