Where should I study in the UK?
March 22, 2017
Choosing to study in the UK is an excellent decision. But that’s not the only decision you need to make. You also have to decide where in the UK you’re going to study
Why study in the UK?
The UK is an incredibly varied place with so many different areas to live, work and study. Thousands of international students choose to study in the UK and it’s one of the most popular destinations for studying abroad. This is in part due to the UK’s reputation of academic excellence and the range of world renowned universities that can be found there.
Certain institutions are also recognised as global leaders in certain fields, such as education, engineering, science and medicine. Compared to the rest of Europe, the UK is the most popular studying destination for international students and has the highest number of internationally ranked institutions. In fact, the US is the only other place that has higher overall rankings globally.
The UK currently has four of the world’s top 10 universities and seven of the top 10 universities in Europe.
Different areas of the UK
The UK itself is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. And each different area has its own charm.
England is the most well known country in the UK and is also the largest. There’s so many different cities and towns to choose from, each with their own identity. London is the capital and is made up of a large multicultural population which makes it popular with international students. Other popular student cities include Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Newcastle.
One of the most attractive things about studying in England is the wealth of prestigious universities it has. The University of Oxford and University of Cambridge to name just two world renowned institutions.
If you want to study in a place that has lot of historic landmarks and plenty of things to see and do, Scotland is a great choice. Not only is it a beautiful country, with an array of stunning landscapes, it has one of the best universities in the UK: University of Edinburgh. Scotland is a real mix of metropolitan cities and beautiful countryside.
If you’re looking for rugged coastlines, national parks, hiking trails and beautiful beaches then Wales might be the place for you. With their own language and rich Celtic culture, the Welsh couple medieval history with modern cosmopolitan cities. There’s an array of universities to choose from in Wales, including Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea.
Not to be confused with Ireland, which isn’t part of the UK, Northern Ireland is filled with Norman castles, mountains, Celtic and Christian monuments, as well as coastal golf course and vibrant cities. Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University are two of the most popular universities in Northern Ireland.