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The University of Lincoln is home to a growing community of students from around the world. Since Queen Elizabeth II opened the first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Pool Campus, it has welcomed more than 90,000 students from across 135 countries. Today, the University is listed in the world’s top 130 universities in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2022.
The University of Lincoln places students at the heart of everything they do and has a reputation for innovative teaching, having been awarded a five-star score overall in the QS Stars rating and Gold, the highest standard possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework.
Based in the East Midlands of England, Lincoln is a fascinating place for students to live and is home to a number of historical buildings and landmarks. The University’s graduation ceremonies take place at Lincoln Cathedral, which was built in 1072 and was once the tallest building in the world.
University College Dublin is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. In the top 1% of institutions worldwide in the 2023 QS World University Rankings, UCD was ranked 173rd in the world. In 2019, for the second year in a row, UCD was ranked number one in Ireland for graduate employability and 74th in the world in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.
UCD, Ireland’s Global University, is Ireland’s largest university. Established in 1854, the University has a student body of over 34,000 students, with over 8,000 international students drawn from 139 countries. Students are attracted to UCD by its teaching and research strength, the programme portfolio (UCD offers Ireland’s most comprehensive range of programmes recognised and valued by academic institutions and employers worldwide) and the holistic experience that is studying at UCD offers.
The University's main Dublin campus occupies an extensive parkland estate of 133 hectares.
Maynooth University, established in 1997 is ranked as one of the top 50 universities under 50 years old by Times Higher Education.
Maynooth is a truly global university, with students from over 90 different countries currently enrolled, and it is also Ireland’s fastest growing university. Situated 25 km west of Dublin, the University offers international programmes and partnerships across multiple disciplines including business, law, science, humanities, education, social sciences and engineering.
Maynooth is a modern institution fostering collegial culture yet supporting a research led scholarly tradition. To meet with the demands of international employers and global business environment, Maynooth University provides its students opportunities to study abroad for one semester or full academic year and graduate with an international degree. The University’s international coordinators help students gain access to more than 200 global universities across five major continents.
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.
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 has a global alumni community of more than 228,000 graduates located all over the world, including 35 professional academic and social networks. Associated with nine Noble Laureates, the University of Liverpool also has many notable alumni, including:
Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby is a Top 50 UK University (Guardian University Guide 2023), providing industry-relevant, expert teaching.
Many of Derby’s academic staff are practicing professionals who combine industry experience and academic knowledge to ensure students gain the real-world skills employers are looking for, ready for a successful career.
The University wants everyone to receive the high-quality education they deserve, regardless of age, background or location. They were named University of the Year at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 and Higher Education Institution of the Year at the 2020 NEON (National Education Opportunities Network) Awards.
The University is home to more than 1,700 international students from 100 countries studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
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.
Leeds Beckett University is one of the most popular universities in the UK with a history dating back almost 200 years. More than 150 undergraduate and 190 postgraduate courses are offered, as well as foundation and pre-sessional English programmes. The University aims to give students a top-quality learning experience and state-of-the-art facilities are one of the many reasons why more than 24,000 students study at their two Leeds based campuses.
The University places a strong focus on employability after graduation and all courses include at least two weeks of work-related learning per year. Work placements are encouraged and very popular, with nearly half of all students taking a sandwich course. Leeds' stated aims are to have every graduate enterprising, digitally literate and with a global outlook.
Leeds Beckett University has nine teaching fellows and seven prestigious Higher Education Academy national teacher fellows. Following the most recent National Student Survey, student satisfaction at the school is 85%.
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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.
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 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 University of Nottingham also performed well in the 2023 QS World Rankings by Subject. The best performing subjects include Pharmacy & Pharmacology (fifth in the world, third in the UK), Nursing (25th in the world, fourth in the UK), Veterinary Science (44th in the world, eighth in the UK), Education and Training (46rd in the world, ninth in the UK) and English Language & Literature (65th in the world, 18th in the UK).
Heriot-Watt University Dubai offers an extensive range of research-informed degree programmes in a global study environment, with strong links to business and industry.
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 the 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 a 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 International Foundation Year to hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate degree options and PhD opportunities.
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.
Brunel University London is located in Uxbridge, north-west London, and is one of the UK’s most ambitious, forward-looking universities, with a strong focus on employability after graduation. Currently home to just under 13,000 students from over 100 countries, Brunel graduates currently benefit from the 13th highest starting salaries upon graduation in the UK.
Almost all courses are available as a four year ‘sandwich’, with one year’s work placement before graduation, while over £400 million worth of investment has recently been completed to create an exciting state-of-the-art campus providing students with world class teaching, social and sport facilities.
The campus is within walking distance of the London underground, just a short 20-minute ride into the city. An Airport Welcome Service at Heathrow will help students find Brunel at the start of the academic year.
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.
The University of Galway, formerly the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), is located near the city of Galway on the western coast of Ireland and was founded in 1845. More than 18,000 students are enrolled, over 3,000 international, and Galway is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide.
The University is well known for programmes in computer science, English language and literature, history, pharmacy, pharmacology, and law, all of which are listed in the QS World Rankings by Subject. The University is a member of the Coimbra Group of long-established European universities and has several partnerships with other global universities.
NUI is a leading university in Ireland for research and academic excellence. The Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI is Ireland's top data analytics research centre, while the World Health Organisation and CURAM recognise its Health Promotion Research Centre. The Centre for Medical Device Research is the number one research institute of its kind in Ireland.
The University of Kent is a global university with outstanding teaching, modern facilities, award-winning student support and welcoming study locations. Over 18,000 students from 152 countries study across its two spacious UK campuses and specialist postgraduate centres in Europe.
Kent is ranked in the top 50 universities in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. In the same guide, three of its subjects are ranked in the top 10 (history of art, social policy, and social work) and eight subjects rank in the top 20 (anthropology; architecture; art and design; communications and media; German; law; linguistics; and theology). Kent Business School is part of the 1% of top global institutions to gain 'Triple Crown' accreditation.
All of Kent’s academic schools produce world-class research. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, Kent was ranked in the top 20 for research intensity in the Times Higher Education, outperforming 11 of the 24 elite Russell Group universities.
Trinity College Dublin was founded in 1592 and is one of the world’s leading universities, the best in Ireland and consistently ranked in the top 100 globally. For over 400 years, this historic university has been a world leader in high-quality, internationally-recognised education. With a global reputation for excellence, Trinity promotes creativity and innovative thinking in students.
The University brings together a vibrant international community of almost 17,000 students and 2,860 members of staff, and its stunning campus of historic buildings and cobblestoned walkways is juxtaposed with its state-of-the-art facilities and world-renowned centres of excellence where cutting-edge research takes place. With 24 academic schools, Trinity offers courses in disciplines ranging from languages and literature to nanoscience and biomedical engineering. Trinity College Dublin also has the most extensive library in Ireland, and Dublin international airport provides regular flights to Europe and North America.
Lancaster University is a highly ranked UK university with a global reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Lancaster is consistently ranked among the top 15 in all three major UK university league tables, and continues to build a growing reputation both nationally and internationally.
The University offers a wide range of programmes at foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD level as well as development courses for professionals. Study at Lancaster is underpinned by their renowned research and expert academics, with 91% of its research rated as 'internationally excellent' or 'world leading' and 46% rated in the highest category of 4* in the UK Government's 2021 Research Excellence Framework.
Students come to Lancaster from all over the world and the diverse community has access to many exciting opportunities. Some choose to spend time studying abroad or spend time working in industry and others visit our overseas campuses in China, Germany, Ghana and Malaysia.
Lancaster graduates remain part of the community for life; they have access to a range of benefits including a global alumni network, careers support and exclusive events. Some of Lancaster’s notable alumni include:
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. It was named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023. Located overlooking the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath, the University ranks in the top 10 in:Guardian University Guide 2023
Bath offers courses in engineering, design, science, management, humanities, and social sciences. Bath courses provide an intellectual challenge and real-world relevance. They give you the opportunity to study with researchers who are leaders in their field.
Bath’s popular placement opportunities make sure their highly sought-after graduates can meet the evolving needs of employers.
Cambridge Education Group has been helping international students achieve entry into UK universities for over 55 years. CEG provides pre-university education to more than 4,000 students from over 95 countries and is a leading provider of academic, creative and English language programmes in the UK.Cambridge Education Group Centres - ONCAMPUS
ONCAMPUS offer pre-university programmes for students who do not meet the required grades for entry to a UK university.Since 2008, ONCAMPUS has helped thousands of students progress to the best universities across the UK, Europe and the USA.UK Campuses Birkbeck, University of London
Goldsmiths is part of the world-recognised University of London, and is based on a single-site campus in New Cross, South East London. Goldsmiths has been around since 1891, and has a strong reputation for degrees covering the arts, media, humanities, social sciences, computing, management and law.
Internationally renowned for a creative and innovative approach to teaching and research, Goldsmiths offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and English language courses in subjects covering arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management. With about 10,000 students from 140 countries, the University provides a welcoming and broad-minded environment for studying in London. Students at Goldsmiths will be encouraged to explore subjects in fresh and creative ways. They will be able to experience university life in a friendly and supportive community, and will benefit from being in London – voted one of the best student cities in the world.
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).
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.
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.
Founded over 125 years ago, City is located in the heart of London. It has all the benefits students expect of a London University – strong links with business and industry for career development, an inclusive and diverse community from across the world, and unbeatable opportunities for sport, culture and entertainment.
City, University of London is a leading UK University, with a global vision and a commitment to transforming lives through education. City is the University of business, practice and the profession. It is home to over 20,000 students, 45% of which are studying at postgraduate level and has over 150,000 alumni from over 170 countries.
City is divided into six different academic Schools:Bayes Business School (formerly Cass)
Why choose City, University of London?Founded in 1894, City is over 125 years old and has been part of the University of London since 2016
City, University of London has one of the highest proportions of postgraduate students of any UK university.
ARU London offers an exciting portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in business and finance. Choose to specialise in international business, accounting, marketing, law or HRM. Also on offer are full-time and part-time ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) courses.
Study for degrees in hospitality and healthcare disciplines with guaranteed work placements within the industry, linking academic learning with the reality of the industry workplace.
ARU London's ethos is simple: to provide highly competitively priced, top quality business education geared to the contemporary student’s need for flexibility as well as the employer’s need for direct relevance.
ARU London is part of Anglia Ruskin University.