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It's not just the lifestyle and historical cityscape that has made itself attractive, but with its growing reputation in the eyes of international companies, the country offers students the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised and respected academic qualification.
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A study carried out in 2013/14 by the Higher Education Statistics Agency showed that 86% of students who completed a Postgraduate Masters in the UK were in full-time employment following graduation—compared to just 75% of undergraduate leavers.
A postgraduate or Masters course in the UK generally lasts for just one year compared to two-year Masters programmes found elsewhere in the world; Students can save time, money and begin their career sooner with a highly regarded UK postgraduate degree.
There are four main types of Taught programme: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Engineering (MEng), with each lasting 1-2 years full-time, where students are expected to attend weekly seminars, tutorials and lectures, much like an undergraduate degree, and assessment can be via exam, dissertation or project.
On the other hand, Research masters degrees such as Master of Science (MSc), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Master of Research (MRes) will see students take more responsibility for their work and schedule, basic their study around a thesis while being supervised by an academic. The most popular research degree, academically more demanding in terms of research, is a PhD, which can take 3-4 years to complete, and consists of writing a thesis between 60,000 – 100,000 words which is then presented in an oral examination.
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International students are able to experience UK's academic excellence through the Chevening Scholarship Programme—a programme funded by the FCO and partner organisations that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK.
Through this programme, the government opens the doors of its tertiary education institutions, some of which are of a very high standard as determined by international rankings, to potential and qualified students from developing countries, selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world.
Alongside the scholarship, the Chevening Fellowship Programme was also created, aiming to provide places for mid-career professionals already in positions of leadership and influence to undertake three-month courses in fields related to FCO's policy goals.
This scholarship is so upholded that winners often receive coverage in national or local newspapers. Of course, with all great scholarships, the eligibility standards are high and the competition is fierce. You will even need two referees, those who can comment on your general suitability to receive a Chevening Award, as the crucial part of the selection process.
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Candidates must have a work experience. One must have a minimum of two years of work experience for the scholarship, and either five or seven years of work experience for the fellowship.
The types of work experience can be a full-time or part-time employment, voluntary work, paid or unpaid internships, work experience can be completed before, during, or after graduating from your undergraduate studies.
Applicants can submit up to ten different employment periods in order to meet the requirement. The periods which make up the greatest number of hours worked are the most prioritized. The minimum number of hours an applicant must have before applying does vary depending on the Chevening Award to which you are applying:
Candidates must also meet the Chevening English language requirement. For the English proficiency requirements, Chevening accepts English language tests from five providers:
As one of the crucial step, candidates should also hold an unconditional offer letter from at least one of three course choices.
Choosing your courses will be a crucial step, for you won't be able to make any changes after submitting your application, unless you are granted permission to do so at the interview stage. You will need to select three different Master's courses at the same institution, or three similar courses across up to three different universities. Make sure that the courses of your choosing are full-time, starts in the autumn term (usually September/October), Taught Master's (i.e. not research-focused MRes programmes), Lead to a master’s degree qualification, and of course, based in the UK.