There are a large number of universities in the UK. They offer undergraduate degrees and postgraduate study. An undergraduate degree is usually three years of study in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and four years in Scotland.

After completing undergraduate degrees, students can study for postgraduate certificates or diplomas, masters degrees and doctorates.

In the UK, there are also options for higher education qualifications at ‘pre-undergraduate’ level. These programs are usually offered at higher education colleges. These options can be taken by students who wish to study for a shorter course that does not lead to a degree-level qualification, or want to take a course that prepares them for undergraduate study. Many of these courses are vocational, though academic options are also available. Qualifications that fall into this category include BTEC Higher National Certificates and Diplomas, Certificates and Diplomas of Higher Education and Foundation Degrees.

For more information visit the British Council Study UK website.

For international students that wish to learn English in the UK, there are a huge number of English Language Schools. The schools will often offer a package including tuition and accommodation.

Visit the English UK website for details on over 450 English language training providers, all accredited by the British Council.