Education Systems and Standards in UK

United Kingdom is recognized the world over for the quality of its research and the reputation of its academics. There are a number of courses that are delivered at hundreds of colleges and universities of higher education in UK. Studying in UK is the right choice to make as the quality of education is great and enhances future career prospects.

To ensure high educational standards there are independent organizations, who regularly inspect and accredit UK institutions and their courses. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) conducts independent audits.It ensures that UK institutes are providing higher education, awards of acceptable quality and at an appropriate academic standard.

QAA has also developed a mandatory code of practice for UK institutions which deliver degree programs in other countries. Someone studying in a UK course in his own country will benefit from the high education standards of teaching, resource and support as one would studying in a campus of the United Kingdom.

Many of the UK universities have specialist international advisors to support international students on issues concerning accommodation to extension of study visa. Various UK institutes also organize a week long orientation or induction program which takes the students through a tour of the campus, making aware about the facilities and rules of the institute, teaching methodologies and also about important aspects of life in UK and about various social events.

Most of the Master’s degree courses here last one year as compared to two in other educational destinations like U.S.A and Australia. By pursuing these courses it is proved that one is capable of independent thought and self discipline. A post graduation degree from UK gives one edge over the competition. A UK education course helps on to gain confidence in his abilities and equip oneself with valuable language, creative, analytical and research skills that employers look for in prospective employees. Educational qualifications from a UK university stand the maximum chances of procuring a job or for boosting career prospects and also for earning higher paychecks.

Immigration to UK consists of a Five Tier points based Immigration system that scores applicants on various criteria to assess their eligibility to obtain a UK work or Study permit. Student visas are normally granted for an initial period of one year, usually determined by the length of the course to be studied.

Tier 1 encompasses all the study, work and training routes of immigration. This Tier is aimed at tapping the best talent from outside of European Union who can contribute to the country’s economy and keep it globally competitive. Tier 1 visas are meant for highly skilled migrants, entrepreneurs, investors and foreign graduates of UK educational institutions. Highly skilled migrants include doctors, scientists, engineers, MBAs, and other educated workers. A person must successfully score 75 points under a points based system to come to the UK under Tier 1. The post study work sub category under Tier 1 is meant to retain the brightest foreign students who have studied in the UK.Tier 4 visas require a university or other qualified UK educational institutions to sponsor them. They also need to score enough points to be accepted as an international student in the UK.

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