The United Kingdom, located off the west coast of Europe, is one of the world’s most prestigious places to study for a master’s degree. The UK boasts a long and inspiring history that is clearly visible throughout the country, from the ancient formations at Stonehenge to the ultra-modern facilities built for the 2012 Olympics. The UK is at the forefront of higher education and has been for many centuries. The United Kingdom is synonymous with famous schools, charming villages, rolling hills, traditional pubs and a highly-exported culture of media, music, art, fashion and politics. In addition, the UK is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world with many top experts in several fields of study. A Master Degree in UK will be a culturally and intellectually stimulating experience.
The UK uses the traditional three-tiered bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and has nearly 300 universities and higher education institutions. Admission to a master’s program typically requires an application and proof of bachelor’s degree along with, in some cases, exams such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Non-native English speakers will also usually be required to demonstrate some level of proficiency on an exam before they are admitted to a program. Students should be sure to check with each institution where they are applying, because the entrance exams and English proficiency requirements vary widely by school and program of study. Some schools exempt graduates of UK universities from entrance exams.
Tuition and fees for master’s degrees vary widely as they are set by the specific program, school and nationality of the student. UK and EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens pay £3,500 to £9,000 per year, while international students pay £3,500 to £18,000 per year. However, scholarships are available for all students, and some scholarship programs are designated specifically for international students.
Many master’s programs in the UK can be completed in as little as one year, although some master’s degrees require two years of study. There are generally three types of master’s degrees. A “taught master’s” program results in a Master of Arts, Master of Science or specialty masters and typically requires one year of coursework and a research project. A “research master’s” program results in a Master of Research and also takes one year, but the entire year is devoted to research and a dissertation. Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs are very popular and take from 1-2 years to complete. The UK provides an extremely welcoming environment for international students. More than 430,000 students from 180 different countries attend UK higher education institutes every year.
With tens of thousands of master’s programs to choose from across the UK, anyone can find a perfect fit. In addition to studying at world-class universities, non-native English speakers have the opportunity to perfect their language skills and enhance employment prospects worldwide. The UK has a diverse economy, so employment opportunities are plentiful for graduates in all types of professions. Major industry sectors include aerospace, business, finance, petroleum and mining.
Take that exciting next step toward your future education now and browse the course options below, or if you already know what you’re looking for, use the filter provided to narrow your search. Once you’ve found the courses that interest you, feel free to contact the universities that offer them to get answers to all your questions.
Hult’s one-year Master of Finance equips you with the foundation necessary to tackle the complex world of corporate financial management. Learn both the language of business and the tactical financial skills needed to make an impact in corporate finance and accounting. [+]
2-year Master in general management + specialisation (Finance, Strategy or Corporate Development), taught fully in English. [+]
This degree aims to enable students to specialise in subjects related to international business law, equipping them with comprehensive knowledge of the legal processes governing international business, through the systematic and critical understanding of topics relevant to international business transactions such as trade law, international sale of goods and commercial arbitration. [+]
This interdisciplinary programme examines the latest critical thinking and the key issues surrounding the field of security studies; exploring new ways to develop better strategies for resolving conflicts and securing social justice. [+]
The Master of Design in Social Innovation applies the lens of design thinking to address some of society’s most intractable social, environmental and economic challenges. [+]
Museum Studies is not something you may grow up wanting to study, however it is a fantastic way to learn about art, aesthetics, archaeological objects, business, and history all in one subject. Even better, to be able to study it in a country that is rich with artifacts and culture. Each of our partners that offers Museum Studies, brings something different to their respective programs. [+]
This two-year course is for international students who are looking for a challenging programme of study that meets the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2 educational criteria. The course runs parallel to the MArch/Pg Diploma in Advanced Architectural Design. It shares the same curriculum so you’ll join students on this course in an exciting and challenging environment. [+]
The European Master of Professional Photography is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in photography, with a particular emphasis on the business management of the profession. [+]
The programme has a competency based, hands-on approach. As part of a team, you will design communication strategies for clients needing results. Academic achievement is not enough to be successful in this programme. You will have to prove yourself as a creative problem solver, able to measure up to professional standards as well as academic excellence. [+]
Change agents are facing volatile disruption in the world. This provides risks for many and opportunities for those that can sense, seize and adapt effectively. Many change practitioners have realised that change and innovation is predominantly a socio-technological phenomenon and that the standard approaches don't work back in their organisations. [+]
Giving you the opportunity to extend your knowledge of the law and develop advanced legal research skills, the taught LL.M will give your future prospects a significant boost by adding an internationally recognised postgraduate legal qualification to your existing skills and experience. [+]
This unique interdisciplinary programme provides the opportunity for intensive historical, literary or art-historical study. It challenges students to engage with the evidence and methods of different disciplines [+]
This MA explores the theme of 'resistance' in political theory. It examines how this theme has featured in the history of political ideas from Plato to Badiou. It also investigates past and present practices of resistance [+]
The MArch (Part 2) is a long-established and well-respected course that is prescribed by the ARB and validated by the RIBA to give exemption from the second stage of professional education. The emphasis of the course is on innovative design work, and on developing a caring and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture. [+]
The Derby LLM offers maximum flexibility. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers alike, it provides unrivalled choice and opportunity - enabling you to choose from specialist pathways and modules to build a degree that matches your career aspirations, research pursuits and personal interests. [+]