Popular UK Universities and the Education Courses They Offer
“Making a choice between universities can be tasking, but easier if you know the courses and benefits that each offer”
The United Kingdom is one of the most popular destinations for education. Over 442,000 international students choose to study in the UK every year, with many looking to study at some of the country’s highly ranked universities.
Making a choice between universities can be tasking, but easier if you know the courses and benefits that each offer. Thus, I bring to you a list of some of the top universities in the UK for international students and the fields in which they offer courses of study.
- University of Oxford
Ranked as Number One among the universities in the UK, the University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. It operates the world’s largest university press. It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate education courses, especially in the field science, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, history, archaeology, physics, theology, engineering, law, chemistry, fine art, programming, environment, management, medicine, music etc. Oxford’s international profile rivals that of any university in the world and enjoys research and collaborative links with virtually every country.
- University of Cambridge
Established in 1209, the University of Cambridge is made up of 31 constituent colleges. Some of the alumni include renowned celebrities such as Stephen Fry, Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, and Emma Thompson. It has six academic schools- biological sciences, arts and humanities, clinical medicine, physical sciences, humanities and social sciences, and technology.
- Imperial College London
The Imperial College London holds a global reputation for courses in areas of engineering, science, medicine, and business. It attracts a high percentage of international students every year. ICL offers courses solely on engineering, science, business, and medicine, and the college is based in the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities.
- University College London
Among the top universities in the world, the University College London is one of the most diverse and largest universities in UK with around 40 per cent of students coming from outside the UK. The university includes education courses in areas such as history, astrophysics, engineering, languages, medicine, and more.
- University of Edinburgh
Founded in 1582, the University of Edinburgh is a globally renowned centre for teaching and research. It is Scotland’s most ancient university, from which distinguished figures such as J.K. Rowling, Alexander Graham Bell, and Charles Darwin have graduated. Some of the courses available are in the field of technology, biological science, data science, informatics, engineering, physics, mathematics, medicine, digital media, literature, history. It is located in the heart of Scotland’s capital, which is consistently voted one of the most desirable (and greenest) places to live in the world.
- University of Manchester
Among the top in the world for its reputation amidst graduate employers, the University of Manchester also has the largest student community in the UK with about 40,490 students. Out of these students, almost 11,000 are from outside the EU. It offers integrated courses on engineering, finance, artificial intelligence, history, archaeology, languages, biology, computer science, fashion, astronomy, sociology, medicine, management, politics, media studies, etc.
- King’s College London
The King’s College London is home to the oldest nursing school in operation, ‘The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery’, which was established in 1860. KCL is highly regarded for its healthcare and medical research, life sciences, courses in the field of business, social science, public policy, psychiatry, neuroscience, law, and arts and humanities. King’s has over 31,000 students from some 150 countries.
- University of Bristol
A member of Russell Group, the University of Bristol is associated with 12 Nobel Prize winners. It was established in 1876 and provides educational courses in the field of dentistry, medical, veterinary, applied anatomy, English language, aerospace engineering, Black humanities, neuroscience etc. Every year more than 500 Bristol students travel overseas to study or work as part of their degree.
- London School of Economics and Political Science
Ranked as one of 2019 UK-universities’ top destinations, the London School of Economics and Political Science holds a prominent position when it comes to the percentage of international students and employer reputation. The courses are social-science focussed but there are also courses in economics, law, business and management, culture and environment, international relations, society, English language, data science and mathematics.
- University of Warwick
Based in the outskirts of Coventry, the University of Warwick is a member of Russell Group of 24 research-intensive universities in the United Kingdom. It offers courses on computer science, linguistics, ancient history, economics, educational studies, chemistry, theatre and performance, film and television, physics, philosophy, medical, law, engineering, and more. It offers a diverse environment with students and staff from all over the world working together.
There are many more universities in the UK that stand out in the field of education. But the above-listed ones are among the top universities that international students should surely consider if they wish to study in the UK.
About the author: Satchit Hasabnis is a Chartered Financial Analyst who has more than 10 years of experience in the industry. He co-founded Loanbaba, which provides quick and easy loans to people of different economic backgrounds.