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Universities in The United Kingdom

Studying in the UK
The importance of attaining a good education at the right place.
Job Market is an increasingly competitive environment. This is a factor present around the world. Having a degree from a reputable college or university help.

Statistics show that employment recruiters choose graduates who possess superior qualifications from reputable establishments as it is felt that they have the crucial skills required for delivering greater value to their organizations, such as excellent communication skills, research abilities, report-writing and analytical skills.

Students graduated from UK universities are considered self-motivated and work well under pressure and complex project demands.
The United Kingdom has long been a favorite destination for students who want to earn their graduate and postgraduate because of the high quality and spirit of its foundations of higher instruction or education.

Studying in the UK is a choice of preference for individuals who see their degree as an important foundation into their future career.
The quality of education that the universities and colleges of Great Britain offer are second to none, viewed by employers around the world as a mark of quality assurance.

The majority of degrees conducted in the universities and colleges of Great Britain are completed in three to four years.

Course Estimated Cost of Course Fees

English Language Courses

£100 to £300 per week
Boarding Schools and Colleges £5,000 to £9,000 per term
Career Based Training and Professional Courses £7,000 to £9,000 (varies according to programme and course length)
Degree Courses Arts: Arts : £7.000 to £10,000 per year
Science: £7.600 to £13.000 per year
Clinical: £17.000 to £25,000 per year
Postgraduate / MBAs
Arts: £7.100 to £12,100 per year
Science: £7.900 to £13,500 per year
Clinical: £17,000 to £25,000 per year
MBA: £8,200 to £23,000 per year

Living Costs
For living costs, you should budget for a nine-month academic year. Average living costs (covering accommodation, food, clothing, books, entertainment and travel) for an international student on a degree course are £800 per month in London or £600 per month elsewhere. For both types of postgraduate studies (taught and research), you should budget for a 12-month academic year.

Working in The UK
If you come for a course lasting more than six months, you will be allowed to work no more than 20 hours during term time and full-time during vacations if you choose not to return to Malaysia Of course, you can work longer if work placement is an essential part of your course e.g. sandwich course or internship. If you come on a course lasting less than six months, you are prohibited to work.

UK towns and cities have long experience of providing homes for students, and there are many inexpensive, comfortable and safe places to live. If you're coming to the UK for the first lime, accommodation provided by your school, college or university might be the most suitable choice. This is an option taken up by more than half of the international students on degree courses in the UK, and around thirty per cent of those who come lo Further Education colleges.
College and university accommodation is also affordable: living in a hall of residence costs from £300 to E380 per month and staying in a college-owned apartment costs from £250 per month. By comparison, renting a room in a private house costs £200 to £280.

Education in Scotland
Scottish education, training and qualifications are recognized worldwide to be of a high standard Scotland has 2,293 publicly funded primary schools, 389 publicly funded secondary schools in membership of the Scottish Independent Schools Council, 47 further education colleges, 21 institutes of higher education in membership of Universities Scotland and 80 independent schools, numerous training providers and private language schools. Scottish education offers flexibility and breadth of study and there is a wide range of qualifications at different levels and many different subjects from which to choose.

Further Education (FE)
(Including career based courses and some decree courses)
This is the term used to describe education and training that takes place after the school-leaving age of sixteen. Over six hundred FE colleges, both state-funded and independent, offer a very wide range of programmes, including English language courses, some GCSEs, A-levels and other equivalents, career based courses, access courses and some degree courses.
Higher Education (HE) (Including decree courses, postgraduate programmes and MBAs)
This is the term used to describe the education and training that lakes place at universities, colleges and institutes offering studies at degree level and higher The UK has over ninety universities and more than fifty HE colleges offering a wide range of courses, most of which lead to degrees or equivalent qualifications, postgraduate qualifications or MBAs.

Post-Eighteen education
Sixth-formers usually finish their secondary education at the age of eighteen with A-levels or equivalent qualifications, then go on to study at either further or higher education level.

Secondary Education
(Including GCSEs and Equivalents)
All UK secondary schools, both state and independent, teach pupils at least until the age of sixteen and prepare them for GCSEs or equivalent qualifications. Significant numbers of international students enter the UK secondary education system when they are either eleven or thirteen. Many attend independent boarding schools.
Post-Sixteen Education
(Including A-levels and Equivalents)
After completing compulsory education at the age of sixteen, students may legally leave school and start work. Most, however, study A-levels or equivalent qualifications as sixth-form students in a school, sixth-form college or college of further education. International students often enter the education system at this point, e.g. taking an A-level course m preparation for further or higher education in the UK.

Education System
Education systems in the UK have evolved over hundreds of years, and are subject to rigorous quality standards. Malaysia's education system is very similar to the UK system Both countries have a 13-year schooling system and the Malaysian SPM and STPM are equivalent to the UK's GCSEs and A Levels respectively. Therefore Malaysian students will find it easy to adapt to the UK education system. Education in the UK is compulsory for everyone between Ihe ages of five and sixteen, and is provided by two kinds of schools: state-funded schools and independent (fee-charging) schools. The UK has two distinct systems of courses and qualifications: one for England, Wales and Northern Ireland and one for Scotland, each compatible with the other

Law and Medicine
UK is an excellent destination for established subjects like law and medicine. But did you know that it's also one of the worlds leading centers of excellence in science and technology? In fact, in the past 50 years, more than 40% of the world's patents have been for British inventions. Universities in the UK have produced more than 70 Nobel Prize winners for science, and continue to shape the world of tomorrow. In recent years, for example. UK university research has yielded the World Wide Web. Dolly the sheep, and many other significant breakthroughs. And Malaysian students themselves have been involved in developing advanced solar-powered cars at the London South Bank University.

The breadth and flexibility of the British educational system are exceptional. The UK boasts over one thousand educational institutions including:
• Over 180 institutions
• Over 500 Colleges of further education
• 600-plus boarding schools

Most UK degrees take only three years and postgraduate Masters Courses only one year - compared with four years and two years in most other countries. This means you v/ill save a great deal on both tuition fees and living costs - you will also be able to start working and earning money sooner. UK degree courses are shorter because they are more intensive, and therefore more efficient in terms of your time and money.

There are many benefits available that can make your day-to-day life in the UK more affordable, too. Chief among them is the level of discounts negotiated by The National Union of Students. Students can save up to 50% on everything from books to entertainment.

Health care is often free for international students. You are likely to take advantage of the National Health Service (NHS) treatment, as well as reduced-cost medicines. dental treatment and eye tests. Find out whether you are entitled to NHS care in the "Leaving for the UK" section. You can now work up to twenty hours a week when studying and full time during vacations. What's more, thousands of scholarships and financial packages are offered by UK institutions just for international students, while more than twenty-one thousand international students receive scholarship funding from The UK Government every year. You can get more information about these from British Council's Education UK website.

INTO University Partnership, UK
INTO University Partnerships Ltd.
7 Manchester Street, London W1U 3AE, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 [0]20 7486 9909
Fax: +44 [0]20 7935 5438

INTO University of East Anglia
Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 [0]1603 592977
Fax: +44 [0]1603 250200

INTO University of Exeter
University of Exeter
The Old Library
Prince of Wales Road
Exeter, Devon EX4 4SB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 [0]1392 264282
Fax: +44 [0]1392 264277

INTO Manchester
Bridgewater House
58/60 Whitworth Street
Manchester, M1 6LT
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 [0]161 279 7272
Fax: +44 [0]161 234 0900

INTO Newcastle University
Old Library Building (Level 4)
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 [0]191 222 7535
Fax: +44 [0]191 222 5239

INTO Scotland at Glasgow Caledonian University
Cowaddens Road
G4 0BA
Tel: +44 (0) 141 331 8413
Fax: +44 (0) 141 331 8088

INTO Oregon State University
Oregon State University
102 Buxton Hall
OR 97331
Tel: +1 541 737 4660
Fax: +1 541 737 4220

INTO Queen’s University Belfast
Queen's University Belfast
2-8 Lennoxvale
Belfast, BT9 5BY
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 28 9097 6850
F: +44 (0) 28 9097 6851

INTO City University London
102 Middlesex Street
London, E1 7EZ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1273 718 640
Fax: +44 (0) 1273 329 746

INTO University of East Anglia, London
102 Middlesex Street
London, E1 7EZ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1273 718 640
Fax: +44 (0) 1273 329 746

Sunderland University, UK
University of Sunderland is an innovative, forward-thinking university with high standards of teaching, research and support
At the heart of Sunderland city the university has two campuses - one in the city and one on the coast.

University of Portsmouth, UK
Tel: 023 9284 8484 Email:
University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2UP, UK

Newcastle College, UK
Newcastle College is the largest Further and Higher Education College in the UK, with over 44,000 students, 6,000 full-time. Its international students come from 40 different countries.

Its £21 million Music and Performing Arts Centre is the biggest and most modern in the FE sector in the UK.

Newcastle College is the best performing general FE/HE college in the UK, achieving 'outstanding' grades in most departments, including Art and Design and English Language (EFL).

The English School has also been awarded the prestigious Beacon Award for Quality. International students from all over the world are taking English courses - IELTS, Cambridge exams, Pre-sessional (Degree and Masters preparation) and Summer Schools in our large award winning English department.

- It has links with both universities in Newcastle - Northumbria University and Newcastle University as well as the University of Sunderland. Many students successfully go on to degree courses at each of these prestigious universities.

The British Council

The Council operates in 109 countries with 80 years of experience in connecting people worldwide with the United Kingdom.
The first office in Malaysia was opened in in 1947 with programmes reached millions of Malaysians since then. British Council Offices in Malaysia :
1) Kuala Lumpur
2) Penang
3) Kota Kinabalu
4) Kuching

The purpose of British Council is to build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide.
Besides working with Malaysian partners in delivering projects and initiatives in education, sports and the creative industries, British Council offer
1) high-quality English language teaching
2) teacher training and
3) corporate training services
4) Assistance and guidance for those wishing to sit for the IELTS and other academic or professional examinations.

The academic quality of UK education is unrivalled. With a centuries-old tradition of education that is constantly evolving and an approach that is dynamic, challenging and inventive, a UK education offers unparalleled value to those wanting to build their careers or continue their personal development.
There is a wide variety of places to study for a UK qualification, in the UK and in Malaysia. There is also a vast range of courses to choose from.

British Council Education UK exhibitions, briefings and presentations attract about 20,000 visitors from all over Malaysia each year.
UK qualifications available in the region.

Today, you do not need to travel to the UK to obtain a globally recognized UK qualification.
UK undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are increasingly being offered in countries such as Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
These nations are world leaders in transnational education. More countries in the Asia Pacific region are expected to follow their example in the near future.

The British Council is committed to supporting the development of transnational education. We work with UK and Malaysian institutions to help them provide more options for students looking for alternative ways in gaining a UK education.

The British Council offers the following services :
A website listing all details of UK qualifications in the region
Free advice and information on local options for UK study at our annual exhibitions
Seminars presented by leading local institutions which have UK qualifications in their programmes
Guide to UK Qualifications booklets (the publication in your hand is the first of its kind in the region).

Following courses are available in Malaysian Institutions with partnership with UK Universities :
UK undergraduate course
UK postgraduate course
UK examination boards courses
UK professional course

Anglia Ruskin University
University of Bedfordshire
University of Birmingham
University of Bolton
Coventry University
University of East London
University of Greenwich
University of Hertfordshire
Lancaster University
Liverpool John Moores University
University of London
University of Manchester
Northumbria University
Nottingham Trent University
Oxford Brookes University
University of Portsmouth
University of Reading
University of Sheffield
Staffordshire University
University of Strathclyde
University of Sunderland
University of Wales
University of Wolverhampton


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