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2019-08-14 16:28:38

Master's degree in the UK

Master's degree in the UK

Graduates of universities, having received a bachelor's degree, are thinking about continuing education - and many choose to study for a master's degree in the UK, because British education is considered one of the best in the world. Master in England - the best contribution to a future career, not only in his homeland, but also in any other country in the world.

UK Master's Courses: Key Features


More than 200,000 foreign graduates annually come to England to study for a master's degree. The duration of the programs is 1-2 years depending on the chosen specialization, and the last 6 months are devoted to writing the final work.

Master programs are divided into two types:

  • Education (Taught). The most popular programs for foreign students are held in the usual format of lectures, seminars, workshops. Suitable for graduates, bachelors of economic, humanitarian, legal, marketing specialties. The program, as a rule, is designed for 1 year of full-time study - at the end, degrees are awarded: Master of Arts (humanities and social sciences, art), Master of Science (exact, natural sciences), Master of Law (jurisprudence)
  • Research (Research). Under this program, students independently conduct research work under the guidance of a mentor. Education lasts at least 2 years in full-time and upon graduation is awarded a master's degree - MA / MS by Research.

Features of admission to a magistracy in England

The question "How to enroll in a magistracy in England?" Is one of the most important, preparation for admission must begin in advance. Each university puts forward its own requirements for applicants - below SMAPSE experts consider the general:

  • Passing the required tests
  • Higher education diploma (must be translated into English)
  • Motivation letter
  • Letters of recommendation from a previous place of study
  • Summary of work experience (if any).

In the event that you need additional preparation for admission to master's programs, almost all universities in the UK have one year Pre-Masters courses: here there is an opportunity to enhance academic knowledge and level of English.

It is worth noting an alternative way to enter a master's program in England: many English universities provide grants to gifted and successful students for free tuition. 

UK graduate fees

English education is not cheap and the cost of studying for a master's degree in Britain depends on the ranking of the educational institution and the study program. The cost of a year of study in the UK in master's programs ranges from 9,000 £ to 40,000 £ + the cost of living.

During graduate studies in England, full-time students can work no more than 20 hours a week, which will be a good contribution to the budget and will be able to cover part of the cost of studying or living. A work permit is issued for the entire duration of the student visa.

Educational institution


Cambridge university

from 25,100 £ per year

Oxford University

from 17,500 £ per year

London School of Economics and Political Science

from 16,500 £ per year

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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