Universities in all parts of the UK have a worldwide reputation for high quality teaching and research, as evidenced by global rankings such as the QS World University Rankings and THE Global Rankings. This high standard is maintained by recruiting the best staff, building better campuses and ensuring the best facilities are available.
Another reason for the UK’s appeal is the wide variety of courses and subjects for students to study. The SI-UK course search allows you to search over 65,000 UK university courses, and below are ten of the most popular for international students.
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Most Popular UK Courses for Overseas Students
1. Business Studies
A Business and Management degree focuses on the planning, running and operations of an organisation. Students will look at each part of a business, including areas such as finance, marketing, human resources and administration, and many Business and Management programmes offer placements with globally recognised companies, enabling you to experience firsthand what the profession involves.
2. Accounting and Finance
Accounting and Finance courses in the UK will help you craft unique perspectives and knowledge on economics, mathematics, political science, psychology and sociology. Students will learn how to prepare and interpret financial information, as well as gaining a theoretical and practical understanding of core financial practice.
3. Undergraduate Law
Almost all UK law courses allow students the option of taking a year’s professional placement at a firm, while overseas study is also available. Students can also choose to combine Law with another subject such as business, politics or journalism.
Economics students will develop their problem solving, data analysis, computing and written and oral presentation skills, all abilities which are highly regarded and sought after in today’s economic climate.
5. Art & Design
Studio-based work is central to all Art courses and can include painting, sculpture, installation, printing, photography and digital media, with students specialising in their own area of interest.
6. Computer Science
A Computer Science degree at a UK university will provide you with the core skills needed to shape businesses and organisations. New tools, programs and development kits will help develop your knowledge and ability in areas such as IT, games development, software engineering, design and security.
7. Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering is a discipline of engineering that applies the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.
A Politics degree at a UK university will provide students with an understanding of the key dynamics of different political systems around the world, how governments deal with crisis, debt, human rights and the nature of society.
9. Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering... is a field of engineering that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. It covers a range of subtopics including power, electronics, control systems, signal processing and telecommunications.
10. Biological Sciences
Biological sciences is the study of life and living organisms, their life cycles, adaptations and environment. Modules include the study of a wide range of techniques used in the study of protein structure and protein complexes and their importance in cells.
How long do UK degrees take to complete?
Undergraduate degrees at UK universities tend to last three years at Bachelor level (BA, BEng, BSc), while foundation programmes can last up to two years, with the option to join a bachelor’s programme in the third year to complete the degree. Postgraduate taught courses in most cases last one year.
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Study in the UK
If you are you interested in learning more about any of the above UK university subjects, why not arrange a free consultation with SI-UK Hong Kong today? Our friendly international team can help students of all ages and experience.