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Educational System in UK


Educational System in the United kingdom

The UK education always has attracted highly talented students from around the world. To maintain the quality of education, the UK has implemented some academic audit systems and quality assurance. Standards are also very high in for other facilities like computers, libraries, living accommodation and research equipments. The British higher education also provides short term courses in many countries. UK is very popular place for Indian students. UK provides very high academics with over 150 institutes of higher education.

Here are the details of educational system in UK:

First Degree Courses in Arts and Sciences
The Bachelor's degree courses are generally of 3 to 4 years duration including a small written thesis sometimes. The student can choose the stream whichever s/he likes like Arts, Science etc.

Sandwich Courses
These courses are a combination of coursework and practical work. A student can have two options. S/he can either complete 2 years college and then 1 year of commercial training prior to the final year in college or s/he can do a straight 4-year course with 3 to 6 months of training combined each year.

Higher National Diploma
Higher National Diploma is given by VTEC (Vocational and Technical Educational Councils).This 2-year course offers vocational subjects like technical and scientific business subjects. More weight is given to work experience.

Post Graduate Study
Postgraduate study has to be done of a self-regulating research under direction. These courses usually last for 1 or 2 years. For a doctorate level course, usually it takes minimum of 3 years to be completed. Some post-experience courses are available also for providing a revision course for graduates to extend their knowledge. Usually the students attend the courses or research for 1 or 2 years. After completion of these courses, any formal qualification or credit won’t be given. Though, the students will get the certificate of adequate attendance.


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