When you first considered the idea of studying in the UK, you probably already had some reasons in your mind, such as the quality of education provided by universities, groundbreaking research and outstanding facilities. Just to see the whole picture and get convinced by the numerous advantages you can benefit from if you decide to study abroad in the UK, whether for an undergraduate Bachelor’s course or a postgraduate Master’s degree or PhD, here are top reasons to study in the United Kingdom.
A great International reputation
UK qualifications are respected and recognized throughout the world by employers, governments and top universities for its academic strength. A UK degree on your CV will certainly put you above your peers when you return home. As a matter of fact, notable people like Francis Bacon , Charles Darwin, Alan Turing, Isaac Newton , who discovered the laws of motion; Joseph Thomson who discovered the electron; James Maxwell who unified electricity and magnetism into electromagnetism, and Alexander Graham who invented of the telephone were all products of British education.
Excellent academic standards
Studying in the UK offers a diverse and flexible range of courses in globally ranked institutions. Courses in the UK education system are shorter and more intensive than many other countries, so you will graduate sooner without compromising quality. This will save you time and money in tuition fees and living costs. UK Universities are monitored closely to ensure that they uphold the highest standards of teaching, learning and research. They also work hard to ensure a safe, caring and supportive environment for all international students.
A great opportunity to improve your English
The UK is the natural destination for international students wishing to learn English, or improve their language skills. Every year around 600,000 students come to the UK to learn English. Visiting the UK presents an exciting opportunity to learn the language from native speakers, to learn modern English as it is spoken today, to immerse yourself in the language (conversation, TV and radio, and newspapers for example), and have easy access to the UK’s rich history and culture.
A degree in Education does not necessarily mean that you have to become a teacher. Graduates have filled a range of different professions, including curriculum designers, education psychologists, and education officers in museums or community services.
Safe place to Live
The UK is a safe to live. There are 4.2 million closed circuit television camera in Britain; which translates to one per every 14 persons. The police do not carry guns and there is strict control on the possession of firearms. The country is not located near a plate boundary or mantle hot spots, hence it does not suffer from active volcanoes and large earthquakes as you would find in many other countries.
The multicultural ambience of London and Britain is one of the reasons many international students love to study in Britain. You will find a sizeable population of Jamaicans, Nigerians, Chinese, Ghanians, Asian, Greeks, Turkish and various other nationalities in the UK.
A Great Tourist Destination
The UK is a great tourist destination and travellers have named London among the world’s best destination. The number of historic landmarks and tourist attractions in the UK are so impressive that there is always something new to see. There are loads of parks, castle, palaces, museums and lovely attractions in the UK . Examples include the Belfast Zoo, National Space Center, the London eye, millennium bridge, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar square and the House of parliament.
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