Participating Universities at the SI-UK University Fair 2022
The following universities are participating in the SI-UK University Fair.
Aberystwyth University was founded in 1872 and was the first university in Wales. Aberystwyth University is the only university in the UK to offer every student a year’s work placement as part of their degree, leading to a better than average employability level, and there are currently 9,500 students enrolled.
Aberystwyth has one of the largest graduate schools for international relations in the world, with over 150 Master’s and PhD students enrolled. The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, which is shared with Bangor University, is a world class research and education centre researching issues including sustainable land use, climate change and the security of food and water supplies. It is also home to one of the five UK copyright libraries, the National Library of Wales, and has the largest Arts Centre in Wales.
Over 170 clubs and societies offer a wide variety of things to do away from study, and there is a Sports Centre on campus offering a range of activities.
Anglia Ruskin University - ARU is one of the top 350 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings) and is an innovative institution which is also considered a ‘rising star’ – one of the institutions predicted to be challenging the global elite by 2030.
Many of our courses are recognised by industry and a large number are professionally accredited. Businesses regularly come back to us for interns, training, research and collaborative programmes. With 84% overall satisfactionin the National Student Survey 2018, our students are some of the most satisfied in the country. We’re one of the largest universities in the East of England and have two main campuses in Chelmsford and Cambridge, each less than an hour away from London. Both cities have been rated in the top ten best places to live in the UK. So come and join our international community of over 100 nationalities and make your ambitions a reality!
Aston University is lively, welcoming and cosmopolitan campus based university situated in the centre of Birmingham, the second largest city in the UK. It was founded in 1895 and in 1966, received the Royal Charter to be a University from Queen Elizabeth II. The campus is home to five schools (Business, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Languages and Social Sciences Life and Health Sciences and the Medical school) which offer foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research programmes. Aston has more than 11,000 undergraduates and more than 2,000 postgraduate students from over 120 countries.
Aston consistently ranks high in various international league tables. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 78% of research submitted was evaluated as 'world leading' or 'internationally recognised'.
The University of Bath is known for excellence in teaching and research; a highly regarded student experience; and providing outstanding real-world preparation for the workplace. Located overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath, the University is ranked in the top 10 in the Guardian University Guide 2022, the Complete University Guide 2022, and The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
Bath offers courses spanning engineering, design, science, management, humanities, and social sciences. Courses are designed to provide stimulating intellectual challenge and real-world relevance, giving you the opportunity to study with researchers who are leaders in their field.
Complementing this, Bath’s popular placement opportunities ensure our highly sought-after graduates are well attuned to meet the evolving needs of employers. With a tradition of building strong links with private businesses, partnerships and the public sector,
Bournemouth University (BU) is one of the UK’s leading modern universities; we create forward- thinking graduates with the skills and flexibility to succeed throughout their career. Our courses are designed with direct input from employers, and we recognise the importance of work experience as part of your degree.
The BU community includes around 16,000 students; with approximately 2,600 international students from over 120 countries. Our four faculties offer degrees in creative, professional, technological, scientific and humanities specialisms. Bournemouth are ranked in the top 100 young universities in the world according to the THE Young University Rankings.
There are many reasons why so many international students choose BU. Studying at Bournemouth University will give you the opportunity to progress into some of the most exciting careers, such as Computer Animation & Visual Effects, Media Production & Communication, Forensic & Archaeology, Sports & Events Management, History, International Business and Management, Politics & Social Studies, and much more.
Just like the city we call home, the University of Brighton is a place where different ideas meet. A place where opinions and visions of the world come together to inspire creativity. We encourage our students to discover the topics that excite you the most, then give you the tools and support to explore them in depth.
Courses are innovative and globally relevant, informed by the latest research and industry partnerships. We emphasise hands-on learning, have excellent connections to businesses, and offer salary paid placements and work experience opportunities in the UK and overseas.
With over 50 professional organisations that accredit our courses, students also have the opportunity to gain an additional qualification, a licence to practice or exemption from professional exams. These learning experiences and our environment helps give our students a competitive edge in their chosen career paths.
We are a multi-campus university based across the beautiful south east coast of England, just one hour from London.
The University of Bristol has an international reputation for high-quality education and research. It combines academic excellence with an independent, forward-thinking spirit.
Founded in 1876, Bristol is one of the 24 members of the research-intensive Russell Group. It is one of the original ‘red brick’ universities, which were founded in the major industrial cities of England.
The University is in the UK top ten and 62nd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022). For graduate employability, it ranks joint seventh in the UK (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022).
Learn more about the University of Bristol by completing their enquiry form, where you can sign up for updates and download the international student guide.
Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain's leading teaching and research universities. The University combines impressive modern facilities and an exciting approach to teaching with its proud history of recent achievements, and nearly 30,000 students, including nearly 10,000 international students, are currently enrolled at the Welsh institution.
Cardiff University's expertise in research and research-led teaching involves social sciences, engineering, technology and a wide range of business professions. The University is currently ranked 5th in the UK for its quality of research, while the QS World Rankings place it in the top 160. The School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies has been described as the ‘Oxbridge of Journalism.’
95% of Cardiff University graduates enter employment or further study after graduating, while 78% obtain graduate level employment. Cardiff University is also a member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 elite research universities in the UK.
Cardiff Metropolitan University is spread across three campuses in Wales capital city, with around 12,000 students from 140 different countries currently enrolled. It was originally founded as the Cardiff School of Art & Design in 1865, and became an independent university from the University of Wales in 2011.
The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide named Cardiff Metropolitan University as Welsh University of the Year 2021. The University also leapt 33 places in the league table, which is the institution’s highest ever jump in this guide and the third highest rise of any university in the UK this year.
The Welsh University of the Year 2021 accolade recognises Cardiff Met’s strong performance in this year’s National Student Survey where the University featured in the UK top 40 for both satisfaction with teaching quality and the wider student experience.
The University is well known for art & design, which performed very well in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.
The University of Chester is one of the oldest higher education providers in the UK, having recently celebrated its 182nd year of teaching. With 15,000 students from 130 countries worldwide, Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe home for those travelling from overseas to study.
Based on the reviews of 41,000 students across 150 institutions, the university is currently placed at number two in the UK for international students (WhatUni? 2020).
Students can choose from more than 200 quality courses with all programmes having an emphasis on practical learning to enhance employment prospects. Lectures are taught at specialist sites in Chester, and nearby Shrewsbury and Warrington, which all boast state-of-the-art facilities.
The University of Chester offers international and merit-based scholarships at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Students are automatically considered for these scholarships during the submission of their application.Graduate Entry Medicine at Chester
International students who wish to start their careers as outstanding doctors can apply for the University of
City, University of London is located in Islington, north London. The University was founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute and was awarded full university status in 1966. It established the first aeronautical laboratory in the UK 100 years ago and now runs the world’s largest Masters course for the air transport industry.
City, University of London has one of the highest proportions of postgraduate students of any UK university. Most of the courses at undergraduate level include a work placement, offering a fantastic opportunity for students to gain work experience while they study. City, University of London has over 20,000 students from approximately 160 countries enrolled, while teaching staff are drawn from over 40 international locations. Around 30% of the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate students come from outside the EU, representing one of the highest proportions of international students in the UK.
Since 1976 City has been home to a centre for the education of journalists, the highly regarded Department of Journalism.
Coventry University has a proud tradition of excellence as a sector-leading institution. We are well-established as a truly global university, with partner institutions and representatives positioned around the world. Coventry is in the top 30 universities in the world for international students in the QS University Rankings 2021.
With our 5 QS Star rating for Facilities in the University Ratings, you can unlock your potential by using cutting-edge industry equipment and simulation suites to build your talent. We’re always looking to develop our campus to ensure our facilities are modern and fit for the purpose of nurturing tomorrow’s talent. Our £59m Health and Life Sciences building was opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2018, and following this, there are two brand-new refurbishments of the Engineering and Arts and Humanities buildings, costing over £60m- and you could be one of the first students to use the new buildings!
On top of our Coventry campus, we also offer you the chance to study in the City of London.
An investment in advancing your career is a life-changing decision. By joining Cranfield University’s global reputation, you will be taking your first steps to building strong relationships with some of the world’s most prestigious companies in industry.
As an exclusively postgraduate university, we are focused on the specialist themes of aerospace, defence and security, energy and power, environment and agrifood, manufacturing, transport systems, and water. Cranfield School of Management is a world leader in management education and research.What makes Cranfield unique? Cranfield is a six-time winner of the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize, the only national honour given to educational institutions for work carried out in the public interest.
We are home to many world-class, large-scale facilities which enhance our teaching and research. We are one of the few universities in the world to have its own airport – our global research airport offers a unique environment for transformational research.
Durham University is a collegiate public research university in Durham, England, founded in 1837. As a collegiate university its main functions are divided between the academic departments of the University and its 17 colleges. In general, the departments perform research and provide teaching to students, while the colleges are responsible for their domestic arrangements and welfare.
The University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of British research universities and is amongst the top 100 universities in the world, currently ranked 82nd in the QS World Rankings 2022. Durham has also been awarded the Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Status for its excellence in delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for students.
Durham has 25 academic departments, of which 19 rank in the top 100. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate programs and 190 postgraduate programs under 4 faculties – Arts & Humanities; Business; Social Sciences and Engineering & Science.
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned university based in a campus which provides world-class academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students from more than 100 countries.
The University is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2022) and its teaching is of the highest quality having ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017-2021).
Located in 300 acres of parkland, UEA is just three miles from the vibrant and historic city of Norwich. UEA’s mini-city campus has everything you need in one place. The safe campus boasts a wide range of accommodation, the Sainsbury’s Centre for Visual Arts; a state- of-the-art public art gallery and a renowned campus sports facilities in its Sportspark.
With international standards of excellence in teaching and research, outstanding facilities and comprehensive support, the University of East Anglia offers a truly unrivalled study experience.
The University of Edinburgh is a renowned centre for teaching and research in Scotland and was founded in 1583, making it one of the oldest universities in the UK. The University of Edinburgh is amongst the largest and most prestigious universities in the world and is currently ranked in the global top 20 in the QS World University Rankings.
A total of 22 schools make up the University, with around 6,000 of the 27,500 students currently enrolled international. Academically, Edinburgh holds a strong reputation for medicine and science, being home to numerous discoveries and inventions such as anaesthetic, penicillin and the telephone. The University also has the oldest Department of English Literature in the UK, and scores highly for humanities.The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is currently ranked first for veterinary science in The Guardian’s University Guide 2020 and also has full accreditation for the next seven years from major international councils on education.
Home to the curious, brave, and bold. We’re a university where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. We’re about people who love to learn how, but want to challenge why.
We were named University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2018 for our determination to do things differently and put student success at the centre of everything we do.
With over 15,500 students from more than 140 different countries, making us one of the most internationally diverse universities on the planet – you’ll find the world in one place here at Essex.
At Essex, you’re taught by world-leading academics in a support and research-intensive environment. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and we are ranked 25th in the UK for research quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021). We’re proud to have provided excellence in research and excellence in education for over 50 years.
The University of Exeter was founded in 1955, although its complete history dates back as far as 1900. At present around 27,000 students from over 150 countries study at the University’s three campuses in the South West of England. Despite being relatively young, Exeter is a member of the UK’s elite Russell Group and is considered one of the best universities in the world.
Six academic colleges offer study opportunities at undergraduate, masters and research level in a wide range of subjects across science, humanities and social sciences. The University of Exeter has a longstanding international approach, with many courses offering the opportunity to study abroad. All students are offered foreign language tuition, either as part of their chosen degree or as a separate evening class. Graduate prospects are further improved by a focus on career management skills and the possibility of work placements and internships as part of the degree programme.
The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world, founded in 1451. Based in Scotland’s largest city, the University of Glasgow is one of the world’s top 100 universities and currently has 26,000 students from over 120 different countries enrolled. Glasgow is also a member of the prestigious Russell Group of UK research universities.
Throughout its history Glasgow has created six Nobel laureates, one Prime Minister, Scotland's inaugural First Minister and the country's first female medical graduates. 96% of University of Glasgow research-active staff are in areas which have been independently assessed as producing research of international importance.
The University of Glasgow’s main campus is located in the cosmopolitan West End of Glasgow, just three miles from the city centre.
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) was formally awarded university status in 1993, but can trace its history back to 1875. Glasgow Caledonian University is one of the largest universities in Scotland, with almost 20,000 students from over 100 different countries enrolled, and is considered one of the top 10 modern universities in the UK.
Glasgow Caledonian University is known for its excellent links with industry and many courses have accreditation from professional bodies and offer work placements. The University is the largest provider of NHS healthcare graduates in Scotland and is the only university in the country to offer optometry degrees. Glasgow Caledonian is also known for pioneering specialist degrees such as consumer protection, tourism management and fashion marketing.
GCU has the first and only business school in the world to offer triple-accredited degrees in financial services backed by three of the world’s most influential banking and finance professional bodies: the Chartered Banker Institute (the world’s oldest banking institute); the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, and the Institute of Operational Risk.
From it's legacy as a Swiss hotel school, Glion has evolved to become the international institute of higher education - with campuses in Switzerland and London, UK - delivering premium, personalized education and preparing graduates to meet complex challenges in the fast-growing fields of hospitality, hotels, tourism, sport and events, and the luxury industry.Glion London
Glion Institute of Higher Education in London opens up extraordinary opportunities for those who aspire to become leaders in hospitality management.
Situated in Downshire House – a seventeenth century mansion – Glion London campus is located at the University of Roehampton (UoR). Inside this small community, you will feel at home with a friendly group of passionate hospitality students and faculty members. On the larger UoR campus, you are part of a big UK university with accommodation, restaurants, student clubs and sports centers.
Located just 40 minutes from London’s West End, the variety of artistic, cultural and entertainment choices available to students is beyond compare.
Founded in 1945, Henley Business School was one of the first business schools to be established in the UK and is one of the oldest and most respected schools in Europe.
It is consistently ranked among Europe’s top 50 business schools by the Financial Times and is also among an elite group worldwide to be triple-accredited for the quality and capability of its faculty and output. As part of the University of Reading, Henley operates within an academic institution that is placed within the top 30 UK universities in world rankings (QS World University Rankings 2020), with 98% of research taking place at the University rated as being of international standing (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
Henley’s Finance Masters benefit from access to the ICMA Centre – pioneers in finance education and renowned for its strong links with the financial services industry. Across the fields of finance, business & management, accounting, real estate & planning and information management, Henley graduates are in demand and achieving great things.
Heriot-Watt University is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the UK and originated as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, the world’s first mechanics institute, in 1821. In 1966 it became a university by Royal Charter. More than a third of Heriot-Watt’s 7,000 Edinburgh campus students are from outside the UK and this international focus is also demonstrated by the 10,000 students from 150 different countries worldwide studying on its international programmes.
The University boasts multiple campuses, with three in Scotland, and one each in Malaysia and Dubai. Heriot-Watt won an award from the Scottish Council of Development and Industry because of its international focus and it also performs well in physical sciences, mathematics, business and management, engineering and the built environment. It won the 'International University of the Year' 2018 award from Times Higher Education.
95% of Heriot-Watt first degree graduates were in employment or further study within six months of graduating and it is the number 1 university in Scotland for the highest paid salaries (Times Higher Education).
The University of Hertfordshire is a modern university based largely in Hatfield, in the county of Hertfordshire, about 35km north of London. Described as “the UK’s leading business-facing university”, Hertfordshire has more than 25,000 students enrolled from nearly 90 different countries.
The University of Hertfordshire won the Guardian University Award for Student Experience in 2015, while 95.2% of University students are in work or further study six months after graduating.
The University has many close links with industry, and every British Formula One team has at least one Hertfordshire graduate. Degrees in healthcare science and the pioneering paramedic science BSc make Hertfordshire a preferred provider for the NHS in the east of England and the Universities Careers and Placements Service offers graduates lifelong support on employment and career development.
Keele University was the first new UK university of the 20th century and was founded to promote interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scholarship. Keele pioneered the Dual Honours degree, which is still taken by around 70% of students. Single honours degrees are also available, as is a multi-disciplinary foundation year.
10,000 students from over 120 countries are enrolled at the University, and almost all undergraduates can study abroad for a semester in one of 80 partner universities. Keele is consistently ranked in the top 3 for student satisfaction.
Keele University is set across 600-acres of parkland, with extensive woods, lakes and beautiful parkland. The central feature of the estate is the 19th century Keele Hall, registered by English Heritage as Grade II.
Established in 1904, the University of Leeds has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research and is part of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities.
Leeds is one of the largest universities in country, with 38,000 students currently enrolled from over 170 countries, while its single campus location is spread out over 98 acres just one mile from the busy city centre. Campus facilities include excellent teaching space, four libraries, a state-of-the-art swimming pool and fitness centre called ‘The Edge’ and ‘stage@leeds’ which is a contemporary performance space.
The University of Leeds offers one of the widest selections of courses available across all UK universities, from English Language and a International Foundation Year to hundreds of Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree options and PhD opportunities. Degrees from the University of Leeds are respected by employers and universities all over the world and alumni can be found in positions of influence across the globe.
With a rich heritage stretching back to 1881, the University of Liverpool is the original ‘redbrick’ university. A founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, the top 24 research-led institutions in the UK, we are associated with nine Nobel Laureates. We are a global university with pioneering partnerships all over the world. Our research power is ranked 20th in the UK’s most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), with seven subjects ranked in the top 10 in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research. Our Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to hold the gold standard ’triple crown’ accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS and our MBA is included in The Economist’s Which MA? which lists the top 100 MBA programmes in the world.
Located at the heart of the world-famous city of Liverpool, the University of Liverpool will provide you with an amazing, life-changing, student experience in a diverse international community.
The University of Manchester is based in the north of England and is among the largest universities in the UK, with around 38,000 students (almost 9,000 international) currently enrolled alongside 10,000 staff. The University is famous for its academic and research excellence, and is also a member of the Russell Group.
The University of Manchester currently has 25 Nobel Prize winners among current and former staff and students, and 91% of Manchester’s recent graduates go straight into employment or continued studies. In the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities, the University of Manchester is ranked 33rd in the world and sixth in the UK.
Following the last Quality Assurance Agency review, it was stated that: “confidence can reasonably be placed in the soundness of the institution's present and likely future management of the quality of the learning opportunities available to students”, the best possible outcome for the University.
Manchester Metropolitan University has a proud heritage dating back to 1824. It is one of the largest universities in the UK, with over 34,000 students enrolled, and is home to a diverse international student population from more than 130 countries.
The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020), which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and supporting quality research and teaching.
Manchester Metropolitan’s campus is located in the centre of Manchester, amongst world-renowned music, arts, shopping and sports venues and the second largest Chinatown in the UK. Manchester is considered Britain’s ‘best city to live in’ (Global Liveability Survey 2019 by the Economist Intelligence Unit) and one of the world's top 10 most exciting cities (Time Out City Life Index 2019).
The University is undergoing a £400m+ investment programme to enhance its teaching and research facilities, buildings and public spaces and 85% of Manchester Metropolitan’s research has a 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' impact.
The University of Nottingham is a research-focused campus university which has been described as “the nearest thing Britain has to a truly global university” by the Times, with campuses in Malaysia and China as well as the UK. It is the fifth largest university in the UK and a member of the Russell Group, Universitas 21, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the European University Association.
The University of Nottingham is regarded as one of the best universities in the world and regularly features in the UK’s top 30 Higher Education institutions. The Teaching Excellence Framework ranked Nottingham Gold, while the QS World Rankings by Subject revealed Nottingham subjects Pharmacy & Pharmacology (eighth in the world, fourth in the UK), Nursing (27th in the world, fifth in the UK), Veterinary Science (36th in the world, seventh in the UK), Education (43rd in the world, eighth in the UK) and English Language & Literature (48th in the world, 16th in the UK) also performing well.
Oxford Brookes is a vibrant, modern university that has over 3,200 international students from more than 140 different countries. Oxford Brookes University has been named as one of the top 50 young universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings – and is the only UK university to make the list.
Oxford Brookes offer a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses designed to stimulate and inspire. In addition, the University offers a guaranteed place on an Oxford Brookes University bachelor's degree if you pass an international foundation programme with the appropriate grades.
Oxford is a great place to be a student - rich in heritage yet focused on the present day with a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere. The University have a long standing reputation for employability, and are host to two national centres of excellence in teaching and learning.
The University of Plymouth is one of the largest universities in the UK, with over 23,000 students, including around 2,000 international students from over 100 countries, enrolled. It can trace its roots back to the Plymouth School of Navigation, founded in 1862 and was formally given full university status in 1992.
Plymouth was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2012 for its worldwide reputation for marine and maritime education and research and 11 subjects were recently rated among the top ten in the UK for student satisfaction. The city is also ranked 11th in the UK for most cost-effective places to study. Over 12,000 Plymouth students per year benefit from placements and work-based learning.
It is currently the only post-1992 university to have its own medical school, and has strong partnerships with other universities and institutions in the south west. Various departments have undergone much development in recent years, particularly the library and student union, faculties of Health and Education and Society and Marine Science.
The University of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England, about 120km southwest of London. There are over 24,000 students enrolled, 5,200 of which are international.
Portsmouth is a modern, multi-disciplinary university offering practical courses at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research level across five faculties. Most bachelor's degrees include a one year paid work placement and the University is currently ranked 21st in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2020), and is rated highly for student satisfaction and graduate employment.
Portsmouth strengths lie in geology, earth and environmental sciences, pharmacy and sport science, psychology, mechanical engineering, software engineering, computing and computer science, law, criminology and criminal justice, forensic studies, international relations, journalism, architecture and property development. There is a full portfolio of business courses available including economics, accounting, finance, human resource management and law.
Queen Mary, University of London is the third largest college of the University of London, with the main based in the east of the city. It is a member of the Russell Group of research universities and has roots dating back to 1785. Queen Mary has a strong international reputation, with almost 25% of its 16,000 students coming from over 150 countries.
Queen Mary has the world’s largest academic health science centre, and is well known for medical teaching and research at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. The Medical School at Queen Mary includes special departments in cardiology, infectious diseases, surgery and dentistry. The School of Dentistry recently moved into brand new state-of-the-art facilities.
Queen's University Belfast is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities and is located in Belfast, the Northern Ireland capital. Queen's University was founded in its original form in 1845 and gained formal university status in 1908. 24,000 students from over different 80 countries are currently enrolled and the University was recently ranked 23rd on the Times Higher Education’s list of the 100 most international universities in the world.
The University has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education on five occasions, while the institution is a Top 50 UK employer for women and leading UK universities in tackling the unequal representation of women in science and engineering.
Queen’s University Belfast has a strong focus on employability, offering programmes such as Degree Plus, which recognises extracurricular activities and work experience as part of a degree, and numerous career workshops with employers and alumni.
Robert Gordon University is a modern university based in the Scottish city of Aberdeen. Although it was granted university status in 1992, it was founded as an educational institution in the mid 18th century. Robert Gordon has a strong focus on vocational degrees, and brands itself as ‘The Professional University’. It currently has a little over 16,000 students, of whom more than 1,000 are international, enrolled.
The focus on professional education is shown by the University’s leading graduate employment record. It has been rated as having the highest graduate prospects of any University several times in recent years, and remains top for modern universities. This is achieved through strong links with industry, particularly North Sea gas and oil companies, and year-long work placements that have become standard across all courses.
Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK and the top 300 universities in the world. Through world-class research that expands minds and changes lives, the dedication of teachers and the feel of the Royal Holloway experience, Royal Holloway is a community that inspires individuals to succeed academically, socially and personally.
At Royal Holloway, you get to study at one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. Located on the outskirts of London, Royal Holloway offers a unique ‘best of both worlds’ experience with a safe and supportive campus community, with easy access to one of the best student cities in the world.
The University was founded by two social reformers who championed the principles of excellence and inclusivity. Their vision lives on today. As one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities, the University is home to some of the world’s foremost authorities in the sciences, arts, business, economics and law.
The University of Sheffield is a world famous institution located in the north of England, one of the original 'red brick' universities and a member of the elite Russell Group. Ranked in the world's top 100 universities by the QS World University Rankings, the University of Sheffield was founded by the merger of three colleges in 1905 and currently has 28,000 students enrolled from over 120 countries. Sheffield students voted the University number one for student experience in a Times survey.
The University of Sheffield boasts five Nobel Prize winners in its departments, as well as six Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. It is currently the lead institution for systems engineering, smart materials and stem cell technology in a network of research universities around the world and several firms, such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce and The Wellcome Trust, are big investors because of its engineering strength, providing strong links with industry in many courses and departments.
Sheffield Hallam University is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK, with over 30,000 students from more than 100 countries enrolled. It is also regarded as one of the best modern universities in the north of England and has eight subjects ranked in the top 20 in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table). Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's largest providers of health and social care courses, teacher training, and sport and physical activity courses.
Sheffield Hallam's courses are designed in consultation with industry experts and offer opportunities to undertake internships and consultancy projects. Many courses are accredited by professional bodies including Sony, BP, Cisco, BBC, Shell and HSBC. These often offer a direct route to professional accreditation or membership of that body.
93% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation, while a package of discounts and scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students are also available.
Set in the heart of central London, SOAS University of London is an institution that encourages students to challenge conventional views. Specialising in the arts, humanities, languages, cultures, law and social sciences from a global perspective, SOAS is particularly renowned for its unique courses relating to Asia, Africa, the Near East and the Middle East. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas such as Anthropology, Development, Languages, Finance, Law and Politics, all taught by world-class experts.
Over 40% of undergraduate courses offer a year abroad, giving students the chance to become immersed in the culture and language of our specialist regions. Around 45% of undergraduates take lessons in a second language, and choose to spend their third year in one of SOAS’s numerous partner universities across Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East.
The world-famous library at SOAS is one of five National Research Libraries in the UK, with 1.
The University of Southampton is ranked among the top 100 universities globally and top 15 in the UK. The University is a research-led founding member of the prestigious Russell Group and have a community of over 7,450 international students from 130 different countries.
Southampton have courses from over 65 subject areas which are informed by the latest research and taught by world-renowed academics. Explore our courses to find the right one for you.
Our subject areas include: arts, humanities, business, law, earth and environmental science, engineering and computing, medicine and healthcare science, science and mathematics and social sciences and education. The University of Southampton is ranked number one in the UK for both Civil Engineering and Electrical & Electronic Engineering (2021 Guardian University Guide).
Southampton is 4th in the Russell Group for graduates in employment and 96% of our graduates were in employment or further study 15 months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 2017/18 (published in 2020).
The University of Stirling is located in central Scotland, with over 120 different nationalities represented amongst its 14,000 students. Stirling was founded in 1967 and its campus is set in an 18th century castle estate on the shores of a loch, surrounded by beautiful hills.
The University of Stirling continues to have several unique factors outside of its location. It is a pioneer of a two-semester structure and modular degrees, allowing great flexibility in start times and changes in study. Degrees are also made up of credits earned from modules, which means that students can effectively change their subject as/or if their interests change.
More than 95% of all undergraduates were in employment or further study fifteen months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020, HESA) and it was Stirling students who named the University first in Scotland for having good teachers, quality lecturers and performance feedback (International Student Barometer 2016).
Work placement opportunities are also encouraged.
The University of Strathclyde is a world-leading technological university located in the heart of Glasgow – one of the UK’s largest cities. With more than 23,000 students from over 100 countries, the University of Strathclyde is a vibrant and welcoming place for students from all backgrounds.
For more than 200 years, Strathclyde has been delivering academic excellence through world-class research and teaching, providing students with flexible and innovative learning in preparation for their chosen career path.
The University won the Times Higher Education University of the Year prize in 2019 – becoming the first Scottish university to receive the UK-wide award twice. Strathclyde has also been recognised as the Scottish University of the Year 2020 by the Sunday Times Good University Guide, and were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize – the highest national honour awarded to the sector. The University of Strathclyde has also been placed fifth in the UK for overall student satisfaction, following analysis of the 2021 National Student Survey by the Times Higher Education.
The University of Sussex was founded in 1961 and is located in Brighton on the south coast of England. There are currently around 18,000 students enrolled from over 120 countries and the University consistently performs well in the International Student Barometer, offering funded work placements as part of its student support and degree programmes. It is the only UK university located in a National Park.
The University of Sussex is ranked the 160th best university in the world by Times Higher Education, and has a number of subjects ranked in the global top 100, including business and economics, social sciences, psychology and law.
In the National Student Survey, 82% of Sussex students confirmed they are happy with their experience, whilst Brighton was ranked the happiest city in England for students, with 93% of University of Sussex and University of Brighton students surveyed saying they’re ‘very happy’ with their education and city life.
Swansea University is based in South Wales and currently has around 20,000 students enrolled across two campuses. The Singleton Park campus was established in 1920 and is home to the Swansea University Medical School, College of Human and Health Sciences, College of Arts and Humanities, and the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law. The Bay Campus opened in 2015 and is home to the College of Engineering, School of Management, and Computer Science.
Traditional strengths lie within the science subjects, but are strongly supported by humanities subjects, which are globally recognised. Swansea is ranked in the top 15 for Graduate Employment with an excellent 97% employment record.
Swansea also has one of the best student experiences in the UK according to its students, who consistently vote the University in the top 10 in the National Student Survey. Swansea has a low cost of living compared to other major cities in the UK. The city is vibrant, lively, friendly and often referred to as ‘home away from home’.
Ulster University is located in Northern Ireland has four campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Magee College and Jordanstown, and a fifth virtual campus, Campus One, online. Each campus has a different focus, meaning that students will generally spend their entire time at the University on a single site, and more than 2,000 international students from over 50 countries are currently enrolled.
Over 90% of Ulster graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation, and more than 4,000 students have successfully completed eLearning courses at Ulster University. The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 rankings classified Ulster as a leading modern University and in the top 100 globally.
The University of Ulster place a strong focus on employability, with many courses receiving professional accreditation and including work placements. This also leads to certain unique facilities, like FireSERT: a postgraduate teaching and PhD programme which focuses on fire safety science and engineering.
The University of Warwick is a British campus university located on the outskirts of Coventry and is regarded as one of the country's leading institutions. The University of Warwick was established in 1965 and currently has more than 28,000 students enrolled from 147 countries and, despite its relatively young age, is ranked 7th overall among UK research universities (Research Excellence Framework (REF), 2014, the most recent UK-wide assessment).
The University of Warwick is made up of the Faculty of Arts; the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Engineering; and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Warwick has recently been ranked best university in the UK for Teaching Quality and runner-up for University of the Year (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022). Warwick is also ranked sixth most targeted University by the UK’s top graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2021, High Fliers Research Ltd.)Tuition Fees at Warwick
2021/22 tuition fees cover the majority of the costs of your study, including teaching and assessment, and are charged at the start of each academic year.
The University of Westminster was formed from the Royal Polytechnic established in 1838. It is spread over four campuses, three of which are in central London. There are over 19,000 students from more than 160 countries on a variety of programmes, ranging from undergraduate and postgraduate courses, to tailored professional programmes and short courses.
Subjects maintain a strong vocational focus, with longer modules including work-based skills and integration with practical activity. Undergraduates are able to conduct research during their degree and the University has achieved fame for its media studies and fashion degrees, both of which are rated as being some of the best in the world. Having celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2013, Westminster continues to invest heavily in all facilities from accommodation to the restoration of one of the first cinemas in Britain within the Regent Campus.Foundation Courses at Westminster
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The University of York is a leading UK university, creating independent critical thinkers through a culture of academic excellence and ground breaking research. As a member of the prestigious Russell Group, York is committed to research-led teaching, providing a supportive and inclusive learning experience for our students.
All accommodation is on or near campus and you’ll become a member of one of York's ten colleges once enrolled. All colleges encourage inclusivity and a valuable sense of community, through a wealth of social activities and a supportive system available to each and every student. A wide variety of clubs and societies on campus, as well as our college system, make it very easy for new students to integrate and feel at home throughout their studies.
York is a flourishing city, being voted the ‘best place to live in the UK’ (The Sunday Times 2018). With a wide array of shops, museums, festivals, sporting and cultural activities, restaurants and cafes it’s big enough to feel lively, but small enough to be friendly.
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