England is the biggest country in Britain, and is home to the largest city in Europe. It’s also home to over 600 miles of beautiful coastline and some of the world’s top tourist attractions. This country is divided into 9 distinct regions, each with its own unique personality, history and culture – from the rolling hills of the Cotswold and charming Cornish villages to the bustling city life of London and the dramatic coastlines of the North East.
Higher Education System in UK :
Advanced Program (HND) & Pre-University (Foundation Studies)
Advanced courses (HND or Higher National Diploma) program offers technical and expertise, usually around 1-2 years depending on the chosen majors and certification. Qualification obtained is a Certificate of Higher National Diploma or Higher National Certificate.
Undergraduate courses which include first degrees (honours and ordinary), first degrees with qualified teacher status, enhanced first degrees, first degrees obtained concurrently with a diploma, and intercalated first degrees (where first degree students, usually in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine, interrupt their studies to complete a one-year course of advanced studies in a related topic).
courses leading to higher degrees, diplomas and certificates (including Doctorate, Masters (research and taught), Postgraduate diplomas and certificates as well as postgraduate certificates of education (PGCE) and professional qualifications) which usually require a first degree as entry qualification.
Master’s programs are generally divided into two (2) kinds of learning systems, namely:
Learning in The Classroom (Taught Program)
This is a more detailed academic program, designed to provide depth of knowledge you will be the subject that you take earlier in S1. Some programs also serve as a ‘conversion course’ which will introduce you to a new field of study that you take, if the field of study is different from your previous S1 field of study.
Taught courses are subdivided into two Master’s program – usually lasts one (1) year consists of classroom learning, seminars and dissertations; and Diploma Program – held nine (9) months of teaching the same elements with the Master’s program but WITHOUT dissertation.
For Research Program, the average duration of study is two (2) years. This is a program where 70% of learning is the research outside of school such as in the lab, field or company; and 30% are students asked to formulate a hypothesis of the research conducted.
The research program gives you the opportunity to conduct research in specific areas of your interest. You will formulate a research topic under the supervision of one (1) or two (2) mentors who specializes in your chosen field. To succeed you must be able to demonstrate intellectual ability to be independent, have good time management and discipline as well as your own set time and schedule of research you do.