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With ancient universities located in historic cities, the UK is Europe's most popular study abroad destination. Masters degrees in the UK benefit from the expertise and prestige of a world-renowned higher education system, with a huge range of courses and qualifications on offer across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The UK has much to offer international postgraduates. The reputation of its universities is second to none, including prestigious 'ancient universities' such as Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh and St Andrews as well as a range of younger institutions offering innovative Masters degrees and MBAs supported by modern research and training facilities.
Meanwhile, the structure and content of British degree programmes isn't just internationally recognised: it actually forms the basis of several other qualification systems used around the world.
Studying a Masters abroad in the UK will also allow you to visit famous cities like London or Edinburgh, discovering their rich history and exploring the food, drink and entertainments of one of the world's most multicultural and cosmpolitan countries.
Over 425,000 people study abroad in the UK, making it the world's second most popular international study destination.
Most taught Masters degrees in the UK are one year long. Students complete two terms of assessed study modules, before proceeding on to a final dissertation project over the summer. Masters degrees by research in the UK follow a different format and usually take up to two years to complete.
Fees for international postgraduates in the UK are higher than those for domestic students. Most Masters programmes cost between £12,000 and £15,000 per year.
Yes - all Masters degree programmes in the UK are taught in English. Some universities in Wales also offer optional teaching in Welsh.
Universities often provide some language support to international students, but will require non-English-speaking applicants to submit a recognised language test (or its equivalent) as part of their application.
EU and EEA students do not require a visa for postgraduate study in the UK. Other international students should apply for a visa with the sponsorship of their university.
You can find more information about Masters degrees in the UK in our detailed study guide. This includes further advice on international student visas and language tests as well as guidance for living and working in the UK. You can also take a look at our guide to UK university rankings.
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The Department has a lively community of postgraduate research students contributing to the research in the Department. All research programmes include a programme of induction, work-in-progress seminars and a graduate conference.. Read more
This ten-week course is ideal if you need to improve your English language by the equivalent of IELTS 1.0 before starting your chosen degree. Read more
The MA in 21st Century Media Practice (formerly Media Production MA) aims to provide the ground for producing new and innovative forms of practice in media production that are socially, politically, economically and ethically engaged with everyday life. Read more
This programme is designed to furnish graduates, and other entry-qualified students who wish to further their scholarship, animation experience, practical application and reinforce their professional attributes, with an experience which will further encourage and develop their creativity, expand their practical capabilities and sharpen their media awareness and critical faculties. Read more
Get a flying start in the games industry. If you are an artist or designer, this is an opportunity for you to specialise and build a portfolio of work to make an impact in modern video game design. Read more
This course introduces you to bespoke methods for designing digital experiences with the support of our industry partners. York Business School will deliver bespoke modules in order for you to understand how to set up a start-up company. Read more
Our MA 3D Games Art has a strong focus on preparing you for working in the industry through technical implementation of creative digital artwork for games. The course has been designed by current staff and industry professionals with a wide variety of professional experience in the games industry in the UK and internationally. Read more
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The Abnormal and Clinical Psychology course aims to provide a high level of understanding of the theory and practice of clinical psychology within healthcare settings and prepares students for professional clinical training. Read more
The ACA qualification from the . ICAEW. Read more
The Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) has been designed to support you in developing your higher education teaching practice. It provides an opportunity to reflect upon your role in higher education in the company of others facing similar challenges. Read more
Taught by an international team, with input from experts from across the globe, this course will expose you to different perspectives, insights and research approaches, giving you the competency and confidence to establish a relevant career anywhere in the world.
As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are helping create future technology leaders today.
Decarbonising the nation’s economy is one of the biggest socio-economic challenges facing the UK.
Southampton Business School is an international, entrepreneurial business school that’s focused on developing future leaders, braving the frontiers of business. The Business School is also proud to be part of the University of Southampton, a global top 100 university (QS World University Rankings 2019), a top 20 UK university (Complete University Guide, 2019) and is a founding member of the Russell Group
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh is one of the great world centres for the study of the human past.
This new full-time one year course provides specialist knowledge and practical skills for the teaching of academic subjects in English*. All over the world, educational institutions at all levels are increasingly using English to teach academic subjects to students whose first language is not is not English. English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI), also sometimes referred to as English-medium teaching or bilingual education, is seen as a crucial aspect of helping institutions internationalise their offer and prepare their students for a globalised job market.
Courses for clinicians, public health workers, bioscientists, mathematicians and everyone passionate about improving health worldwide.
Join the emerging and rapidly expanding area of Precision Medicine with our new, highly interdisciplinary Masters course, MSc Precision Medicine: Genomics & Analytics. Gain the skills to help you impact on the creation of new tailored therapies to improve the lives of people suffering from a range of illnesses including; cancer, muscular dystrophy, diabetes and arthritis.
This programme will develop your understanding of the key concepts and theorisations of childhood and youth, as well as enhance your knowledge on children and young people’s lives across the Global North and South.
The University of Edinburgh has been offering innovative online programmes to medical, veterinary and health-related professionals since 2005. Today we offer 49 online programmes to choose from and our portfolio is expanding all the time.
The Faculty of Education and Health at the University of Greenwich, hosts a wide selection of Postgraduate programmes in Education, Health and Psychology.
The Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London is one of the largest life sciences groups in Europe. The Department has an outstanding international reputation for research and excellent facilities for postgraduate research and taught courses.
Established over 50 years ago, we were the first department of Organizational Psychology in the UK – and we remain one of just a few departments in the country focusing on this area.
96% of the School’s research achieved an international standard in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
The main aim of this Masters programme is for students to learn about the fundamental processes driving disease transmission, persistence and prevalence in livestock production environments, and the role of disease in the performance of livestock production.
By studying in the School of History, Art History, Philosophy and American Studies, you will join a vibrant community where high-calibre teaching and research is combined with a stimulating and supportive environment.
Public health nutrition is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the medium of nutrition. The aim for those working as public health nutritionists is for everyone to achieve greater health and well-being by making healthier food and nutrition-related choices.
From political uncertainty to finance and recruitment demands, economics is integral to everyday decision-making. The University of Bath recognises the importance of this, our Online MSc Applied Economics with Banking and Financial Markets takes you beyond the research papers and into the real world, giving you insights you can put into action from day one.
The School of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Ulster University has a long established and successful record of teaching and research. We have been offering innovative, fully online, distance learning Masters programmes since 1999 and we have a rich and diverse student body studying in all parts of the world.
Apply now to The University of Edinburgh's online Masters, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Data Science, Technology and Innovation. Short courses are also available via Postgraduate Professional Development.
Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts of society. Whether you are already a working professional in this area or new to the subject, this programme will equip you with the skills to address contemporary public health problems. Attracting students from across the world, our programme has a distinct global flavour, providing you with opportunities to interact with peers from across the world to analyse public health issues from a variety of perspectives.
The School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds is renowned for its teaching, global research and engagement with industry and government.
With one of the UK’s leading faculties of science, the University of Strathclyde provides a vibrant, dynamic, supportive and friendly place to study. The Faculty of Science offers a wide range of postgraduate taught courses and postgraduate research opportunities, designed to offer you advanced skills relevant in today’s global workplace. Strathclyde offers you the opportunity to gain a top class qualification whilst studying in the heart of Scotland’s biggest city. The Faculty of Science investigates the challenges and possibilities of the natural and technological world, from drug discovery
Study this world-class LLM anywhere in the world. We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and give you the flexibility to fit your learning around your other commitments.
Take a step towards becoming a forensic psychologist on our new two year MSc Applied Forensic Psychology (subject to final University approval) course for 2019/20 entry.
The School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds is one of the largest mathematics departments in the UK, with over 1,050 students from 60 countries.
Join an academic community that encourages intellectual engagement, reflection and debate
Fast-moving trends in technology and banking have altered the landscape for those seeking to make an impact in the world of finance. The MSc Financial Technology provides an advanced education in the multiple converging skills and knowledge bases that are required by the organisations of the future.
The College is based at Swansea University’s brand new beachfront Bay Campus, which has four buildings dedicated to engineering, holding 30,000m2 of laboratory and office space and over £10 million of new research and teaching equipment
The School of English at the University of Kent has established a reputation as one of the leading departments in the country. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) the School ranked 10th out of 89 English Departments for Research Intensity (THE) with 74% of our work graded as world-leading or internationally excellent. With over forty permanent members of academic staff the school is a lively and intellectually stimulating environment.
Hone your entrepreneurial skills and lead your own business initiatives with the University of Bath’s Online MSc Entrepreneurship Management and Innovation. Test your entrepreneurial ideas with the guidance of our expert lecturers, and be inspired by guest speakers to lead your own business initiatives.
Through its teaching, research and public engagement, the UCL Department of Security and Crime Science is dedicated to responding to the changing face of crime and insecurity in the 21st century.
Whether you are keen to pursue a career in academia, industry or the public sector, you can find a biomedical sciences programme at the University of Bristol that suits your needs. Our MSc programmes are research-led, so you will benefit from teaching delivered by world-renowned researcher/lecturers and gain cutting-edge research experience
Taught by experts from the construction industry, with direct links to major construction firms, this MSc is perfectly positioned to help you secure a project management career in construction.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of programmes fuelled with expertise, academic theory and practical learning to support you in the next stage of your studies, and beyond.
The Newcastle MBA is much more than a management programme. Its a journey of self-discovery and transformation and an opportunity to; enhance your self-awareness, integrate and apply your learning, develop your consulting skills and contribute to, and lead, multicultural teams.
The School of Chemical and Process Engineering is globally renowned for its teaching and research with an established reputation across the entire spectrum of chemical, energy, petroleum, nuclear engineering and aviation technology.
Swansea University Medical School is one of the UK’s Top 3 Medical Schools (Guardian University Guide 2019 and The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). With state-of-the-art facilities and an enviable quality of life, it is the perfect place to begin, or further, your education in Medicine or the Life Sciences.
Our flexible online programme equips current and future wildlife professionals with the knowledge, skills and global networks to address modern challenges in conservation management and law enforcement.
At the School of GeoSciences, we examine the interactions between the Earth’s geology, atmosphere, oceans and life, as well as considering our own role and impact on our planet.
At Birmingham Business School we deliver world-class research and teaching that provides the insight, ambition and skills to shape advanced and sustainable business strategies.
Specialise in a range of exciting areas of computing and information technology, hone your technical skills and enhance your career potential by studying an MSc at the University of Sussex.
Our one-year Professional Diploma in Education (PGDE) courses are designed by teachers, for teachers, and allow you to qualify as a secondary school teacher in your specialist subject.
At Essex we’re about social conscience, wondering why, and understanding the bigger picture. We explore the histories of civilisations and cultures from across the globe. Based in our Department of History, our MA War, Culture and Society raises urgent questions about why societies go to war, and the impact on individuals and communities.
A Master of Laws degree from Sussex Law School will enhance your earning potential and maximise your career options by equipping you with the skills, knowledge and opportunities to further your career to the highest level, whether in industry or through research.
Study at the university's School of Sport and Service Management in Eastbourne and you will benefit from an environment that promotes personal development, diversity and innovation.
The Graduate School of the Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a community of people with a commitment to sustainability and specialist knowledge of architecture, low impact building, renewable energy engineering, climate change and environmental science. For the last 40 years CAT has pioneered sustainability practice and theory in the UK, and it promotes an integrated understanding of environmental solutions.
Our academics combine professional practice with teaching and research, bringing up-to-date knowledge to our Masters degrees - the kind of learning that translates directly from the classroom to your career.
Cities across the world are facing huge sustainability challenges. Whilst mayors and city governments pledge ‘zero carbon cities’ by 2040, a serious skills shortage means a new generation of sustainability leaders is needed. The MSc Sustainable Cities tackles this skills shortage by equipping you with the knowledge and tools necessary to become an urban sustainability leader. On this programme you will experience urban sustainability first hand, blending concepts and theories with real world problems and solutions.
This part-time, online modular programme provides masters-level education for general dentists, with a particular emphasis on restorative dentistry.
Join our Masters in Expert Teaching to set yourself on a path towards teaching expertise. You’ll draw on cognitive science to find new ways to motivate pupils and accelerate and consolidate their learning.
Develop your technical skills, enhance your earning potential and open up the pathway to a range of exciting careers with an MSc in an engineering specialism at the University of Sussex.
Creative writers express thoughts, feelings and emotions through words and have the ability to inform, provoke, captivate, inspire and move.
The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Sussex comprises two highly ranked departments and a lively academic community that is welcoming, stimulating and supportive. Sussex has a prestigious international reputation and is ranked amongst the top 20 universities in the UK, with both departments ranked amongst the top 15 (Guardian University Guide 2018).
Greenwich has scooped top spot in the London league table for student satisfaction, for the second year running. The university is ranked 26th for student satisfaction, out of 122 institutions in the UK, putting it ahead of all other universities in the capital.
Our postgraduate programmes at Moray House School of Education span a vast range of disciplines, combining high-quality teaching with leading research in a global, stimulating and supportive environment. Our programmes will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to enhance your career or to pursue further study.
If someone asked you to explain why we educate people, what would you say?
Bangor Law School is a research-focused school offering a range of cutting-edge LLM, MBA and MA programmes that are tailored to equip students with the legal knowledge and competencies required in an increasingly global workplace.
At Newcastle University Business School, we believe that business is shaped by the desire to think differently and the will to transform the status quo.
Develop a critical understanding of conflict, humanitarian crisis and peacebuilding
We offer both full-time and part-time courses as well as a wide range of Online Distance Learning courses
In the face of escalating global healthcare issues, the University of Glasgow offer a range of postgraduate programmes, delivered 100% online:
Global Online gives you the flexibility needed to achieve a postgraduate degree without taking a career break.
We’re ranked top 10 in the UK for chemistry (Guardian university league tables 2019) and top 150 in the world university for Chemistry and Natural Sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018).
Cranfield School of Management is one of the top ranked European business schools, and one of an elite group of schools worldwide to hold the triple accreditation of AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is an intellectual powerhouse spanning traditional humanities and social science subjects to innovative and cutting-edge areas in Creative Arts and applied professional studies.
Currently ranked amongst the top 25% business schools in the UK for research (REF 2014 research ‘intensity’ index), and amongst the top 25 institutions in the world for research in the field of Banking (RePEc).
There is a huge discrepancy in educational standards both nationally and internationally, yet the commitment to provide the best opportunities remains strong. University of Glasgow recognises the need for quality teachers and our Online MSc Education is committed to developing you into a future curriculum leader. We do this with a strong focus on research and high-level teaching from our expert faculty and as a result, the School of Education are ranked 1st in the UK (The Times Good University Guide 2018).
Develop your skills and enhance your career prospects with an MSc in engineering at the University of Sheffield. Our courses have been developed in conjunction with industry to ensure our graduates are highly employable and have bespoke skills for the sector of their choice
Ranked 1st in the world for development studies in the QS University World Rankings, there are few better places to study the global issues of our time than at The University of Sussex.