Want to study in the top universities in the United Kingdom?
IDP provides you the best guidance for studying in the UK. Our counsellors are highly trained and are expert in providing advice and information that will assist you in your decision making process to study at top ranked universities the UK. There are abundant choices for students wishing to study in universities in England, Scotland and Wales. The world class universities provide an amazing environment that creates a conducive study conditions whether it is at undergraduate, postgraduate or pre university level.
Studying in the UK offers many advantages such as the opportunity to explore all the countries that make up the United Kingdom as well as being a stone's throw from continental Europe. All the universities are well connected nationally and internationally via air, rail and road networks. Most of the UK is a mix of ancient architecture, gorgeous green landscape and modern cosmopolitan cities.
Choosing the Right University in UK
IDP offers complete guidance right from helping you to choose the best study programme for you, assisting you with your selection of the universities that fit best as well as supporting you throughout the whole application process. This includes liaising with the universities right from the initial stages of application and accommodation up to the final stages of visa and pre departure guidance.
There are many considerations that come into play when making a life altering decision to study in the UK. Some of the key points include the university ranking in UK, availability of scholarships, professional accreditation (if applicable), and recognition of qualification in your country as well as employability.
The universities in the UK are usually differentiated by classifications such as Russell Group, Sterling Group, University Alliance, University of London’s constituent colleges and research institutes, post 1992 universities and ancient universities. Though some these classifications have historical significance and other may have been grouped for professional reasons, all UK universities have unique offerings that are a good fit for most students, there is something for everyone.
UK University Ranking
There is so much information available on UK university rankings that it may sometimes appear to be a little confusing. There is no official ranking sanctioned by the UK government for UK universities. However there are several UK based rankings such as the Complete University Guide, The Guardian University Guide and the Good University Guide that are popular with students for informal comparison.
On a global basis the Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE), QS World University Ranking (QS) and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) appear to be popular when comparing similar universities from different countries. While this might provide a handy solution for those needing information to assist in their decision making process, there is a tendency to then simplify the decision making by relying on the rankings.
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the current system used for assessing the quality of research in the UK higher education institutions. This is a government funded initiative that delivers outcomes that provide benchmarking information and establish educational yardsticks, provides accountability for the investment in research and uses the information for grant allocation from the government funding bodies.
Based on the outcome of REF 2014 the results of 154 UK universities was assessed and 30% were judged to be world-leading, 46% internationally excellent, 20% recognised internationally and 3% recognised nationally.
Wouldn’t you want to study in a top UK university and be propelled to greater heights?