The United Kingdom consists of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
UK has a large number of universities and colleges which rank among the best in the world and offer a wide range of courses. One major advantage of UK is its one-year Masters Degree for almost all courses - saving you considerable time and money. Also, unlike those in other countries, most UK universities recognize the Indian system of 3 year graduation. Britain's worldwide reputation for quality in education and training is well-deserved and hard-earned. UK quality standards are backed up by a rigorous and independent assessment system, so that students can be certain their vocational, undergraduate, or postgraduate qualification is officially approved and enjoys wide international recognition.
Academic considerations aside, the UK itself is a dynamic, cosmopolitan place where people from all over the world gather, not only students and visitors, but also people who have made Britain their home.
The countryside is beautiful with many opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Britain's culture, including its world-renowned theatre and great museums and galleries, its architecture and rich history, make it a fascinating and diverse place to live and study. The UK is also the gateway to continental Europe. By taking advantage of the substantial travel discounts available, students can easily and inexpensively experience other European countries, their business methods, cultures and lifestyles.
Education and training in Britain can be very cost-effective for students from overseas. Many courses in Britain are shorter and more intensive than those offered by other countries, with most undergraduate courses in Britain taking only three years to complete, as opposed to the usual four, while Diploma and taught Masters degrees normally take one.