Masters Courses in the UK

What is the postgraduate program or Master’s degree?

In the United Kingdom, a post-graduate or master’s course follows the completion of an undergraduate program and typically lasts one year, as opposed to the two-year Master’s program available anywhere in the world. With a highly recognized UK post-graduate degree, overseas students can save time, money, and start their careers far earlier. 

Why do a Masters’s in the United Kingdom? 

The United Kingdom is home to several of the world’s best universities, recognized for their research and teaching excellence. Employers’ value of post-graduate degrees from the United Kingdom, and international students studying in the UK, have the opportunity to enhance their English while immersing themselves in a diverse and exciting community of academics and students.  

You will be able to: 

  1. Improve your job prospects 
  2. Obtain an internationally recognized certification. 
  3. Because of the weight that a UK Masters’s carries, you will earn more throughout the course of your career. 
  4. You should be able to plan your studies around your timetable. 

According to research conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, 86% of students who finished a Post-graduate Masters in the UK were employed full-time after graduation, compared to only 75% of under-graduate leavers. 

Types of Master’s degree 

  • Masters who have been taught 

Master of Arts (MA), Science (MSc), Business Administration (MBA), and Engineering (MEng) are the four primary types of taught degrees, each lasting 1-2 years full-time.  

A taught program requires students to attend weekly tutorials, seminars, and lectures, similar to an undergraduate degree, and evaluation can be done through an exam, research , or project. 

  • Masters Research 

Students with a Research degree will become more responsible for their schedules and work, with their learning focused on a thesis and supervised by a professor. A PhD is the most common research degree, which takes three to four years to accomplish and entails producing a thesis of 60,000 to 100,000 words that is then defended through an oral examination. 

Master of Science (MSc), Philosophy (MPhil), and Research are all types of research degrees (MRes). These programs are identical to a Ph.D. however they are less academically difficult, with shorter papers. 

How much would a Master’s degree cost you at least? 

For an overseas student, the estimated cost of a postgraduate and master’s program in the UK is £14,620. Post-graduate tuition fees vary according to the type of Master’s degree you want to pursue, where you want to live in the UK, and which university you join. 

Post-graduate school in the UK is significantly less expensive than in the United States, and studying can be 30 to 60% less expensive in UK rather than in the United States. 

Study a Masters in the UK 

If you’d like to understand more about pursuing a Master’s degree in the United Kingdom, schedule a free consultation with VISA VERTEX in London now. 

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