This is the first post in a short blog series that will look in greater detail at each study destination offered by Platinum Education Services. Taking each country at a time, we’ll break down the higher education study options and explore the benefits of each destination. First up: the UK (United Kingdom).
The UK comprises four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Statistically, the UK is the most popular study choice in Europe for international students. The education system in the UK is one of the oldest education systems in the world, and for this reason qualifications awarded by the UK are some of the most respected in the global marketplace. If you gain a qualification in the UK, it can open up limitless possibilities for your future employment as many institutions are recognised and celebrated across the globe.
Teaching at UK institutions is well-known for encouraging students to be independent and proactive. Each individual develops both theoretical and practical knowledge as part of their studies, with qualification pathways often offering work placements or practical course elements (such as time in science laboratories or field trips) as part of the main learning programme. The accommodation and living standards in the UK are also of top standard, with many higher education institutions offering halls of residence and even catering for students in their first year.
Beyond the exceptional standard of higher education qualifications on offer, the UK is also a top study destination for international students due to student communities being some of the most diverse in the world. Not only will you have the opportunity to learn about new cultures and lifestyles from those around you, but you’ll feel at home very quickly as like-minded students are never too far away.
Finally, the close proximity between the UK and other European countries makes it an ideal starting destination for students looking for global employment in the future. After completing a higher education qualification in the UK you may be eligible to apply for a 2-year post-study visa, which allows you to stay in the country whilst looking for post-graduate employment. This is a great opportunity to explore employment options in the UK, as well as those in neighbouring countries that are only short plane, ferry, and train rides away.
If you’d like to learn more about studying in the UK, take a look at the courses offered through Platinum Education Services. For more advice and to get yourself started on your higher education journey, get in touch with Platinum Education Services today. Our student advisors will tell you more about your options and help you to find and apply for your dream UK course.