Top courses in UK: Home to some of the world’s oldest universities, the United Kingdom is known for its academic excellence since ages. According to the World University Ranking 2015 conducted by QS, four of the top 10 world universities are based in UK, making the country the second most celebrated education hub in the globe. The UK is popular among the international students community for programmes like Management, Engineering, Law, Social Studies, among others.

 

While the subject interest of students is a primary concern for choosing stream for higher education, the popularity of courses is another important factor, especially for international pupils as they will need to land a job that can help them cover the large expenses they would incur during studying abroad. So, overseas students intending to study in UK campuses should know about the popular courses to study over there and choose their career line accordingly.

 

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To help students track the top courses in UK, we bring here a brief detail of the most sought after courses in UK universities. Take a look.

 

Top courses in UK:

 

Business and Management studies:

 

The course which majority of international students prefer to take up in UK is Business and Management as UK business schools offer ample opportunities to students to build a career with exponential growth. Also, being one of the major business hotspots in the world, the UK provides business graduates with a highly productive platform to do internship and eventually land their dream jobs. According to the 2015 QS World University Ranking, the best education hub for Business and Management Studies is the London Business School, placed at the first position in the league table.

 

Top universities for Business and Management Studies in UK:

Universities

Popular Management Degrees

Fees

London Business School

MBA, Executive MBA, Masters in Management

 Â£27,500 - £69,660

Saïd Business School -University of Oxford

MBA, Executive MBA

£50,200 - £70,627

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Master's in Management,  MSc International Management

£24,936 - £50, 000

Judge Business School - University of Cambridge

MBA, Executive MBA

£49,000 - £63,960

Warwick Business School -The University of Warwick

MBA, Executive MBA

£34,900 - £37,500

Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester

MBA, Executive MBA

£41,000 - £51,500

Imperial College London

Imperial MBA

£45,000

*Source: QS

 

Law:

 

The practice of law finds its base deep in the history of human civilisation and one should not wonder, if we consider it as one of the top courses in the UK as its common-law system, dating back to the 12th century, is one of the oldest in the globe, and makes the foundation base for legal systems in Commonwealth countries as well as other English-speaking nations across the world. The country boasts of sufficient number of globally ranked universities for legal studies, with three names in the top 10 of the QS world World University Ranking 2015 for Law.

 

Top universities for Law in UK:

Universities

Popular Law Degrees

Fees (per year)

University of Cambridge

English law, Civil (Roman) law, EU law and International law

£15,816

University of Oxford

BA in Jurisprudence, MSc in Law and Finance

Between £15,295 and £22,515

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

LLB, LLM

£16,392

UCL (University College London)

LLB

£16,690

Kings College London

LLB, LLM

£16,250 - £ 19,800

The University of Edinburgh

LLB, LLM

£15,850 - £17,400

The University of Nottingham

LLB, BA Law, LLM

£14,850 - £15,140

Queen Mary University of London

LLB (Hons), BA (Hons), LLM

£16,000 - £18,950

*Source: QS

 

Various Law Specialisations:

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law

  • English Legal Process

  • Principles of Criminal Law

  • Contract Law

  • Law and Medicine

  • Media Law

  • Internet Law

  • Public International Law

  • Child Law

  • Intellectual Property Law

Social Science and Humanities:

 

The UK has been a globally acknowledged education hub for the study of Social Science and Humanities since ages as the country boasts of a strong heritage in the field in terms of both education and research. One of the top courses in UK, in the 2015 QS World University Rankings for Social Science, the country registered a presence with three universities from the country making it to the top six. Social science is a wide area of study covering academic disciplines involved in the study of society and the relationships among individual entities within it. The major subjects that come under this umbrella term ‘Social Science and Humananies’ are Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology and Archaeology.

 

Top universities for Social Science and Humanities in UK:

Universities

Level

Fees (per year)

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£16,392 - £19,344

University of Oxford

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£15,295 and £22,515

University of Cambridge

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£15,816 - £ 19,989

UCL (University College London)

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£15,660 - £22,380

The University of Manchester

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£9,000 - £17,000

The University of Warwick

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£16,620 - £17,500

Kings College London

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£16,250 - £16,600

*Source: QS

 

IT and Computer Science:

 

From the invention of ‘universal machine’, popularly known as the first model of a modern computer, by Alan Turing to the creation of World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee, the UK has etched its groundbreaking presence on the computing platform and earned a global reputation for IT and Computer Science innovation. And, that’s what allures a good number of international students aspiring to make a career in the field of computer science every year to UK universities. With positions in the first 10 of the QS World University Ranking 2015 for Computer Science, the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge are the top two education hubs for future software engineers in the UK.

 

Top universities for IT and Computer Science in UK:

Universities

Level

Fees (per year)

University of Oxford

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

Between £15,295 and £22,515 (excluding college fees)

University of Cambridge

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£24,069 - £ 28,308

The University of Edinburgh

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£20,850 - £25,900

Imperial College London

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£ 26,750 - £ 28,200

UCL (University College London)

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£20,700 - £23,440

The University of Manchester

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£20,000

Kings College London

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£15,600 - £21,750

*Source: QS

 

Some top Computer Science specialisations in UK are:

  • Software Engineering

  • Software and Systems Security

Engineering:

 

Another field of study which contributes to attracting a huge number of international students to UK universities every year is engineering. The UK universities boast  of a world-class education system for Engineering and Technology be it for aeronautics, automobile or any other field of advanced engineering. UK-based companies are prominent in a wide range of areas, including design engineering, advanced materials and manufacturing, and are renowned for their innovation and commitment to research and development.

 

Top universities for Engineering in UK:

Universities

Level

Fees (per year)

University of Cambridge

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£24,069 - £ 28,308

Imperial College London

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£ 26,750 - £ 27,900

University of Oxford

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£12,280 - £22,515 (excluding college fees)

The University of Manchester

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£15,500

University College London (UCL)

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£20,700 - £23,440

The University of Edinburgh

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£20,850 - £22,500

University of Birmingham

UG, Master’s and Doctoral

£18,000 - £18,900

*Source: QS

 

Some top Engineering branches in UK are:

  • Aeronautics Engineering

  • Automobile Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Advanced Chemical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Design Engineering

  • Manufacturing Engineering

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