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Education information sheets

These sheets are designed to give you all the basic information you need to know when considering studying in the UK. The sheets are updated annually.

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Types of Course

Learn English in the UK
Study teaching English in the UK 
Choosing your boarding school or college 
Choosing a career based training course 
Choosing your access course and institution 
Choosing your degree course and institution 
Choosing your taught postgraduate course and institution 
Choosing your research topic and institution 

Choosing the Right Course

Recognised Universities
Distance learning
Quality issues

Living and Studying in the UK

Choosing child care
Choosing a state-funded school
Tuition fees and the cost of living
Working in the UK


Applied and pure sciences
Veterinary studies
Built and natural environment
Interior design
Computing, mathematics and ICT
Web design
Engineering and technology
Mechanical engineering
Electrical and electronic engineering
Health and medicine
Complementary medicine
Nursing and midwifery
Beauty therapy
Psychology and counselling
Translating and interpreting
Learning languages
Management, business, finance and MAs
Business and finance
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Social sciences and communications
Media studies 
Teaching and education
Sport, leisure, hospitality and tourism
Hospitality and tourism
Sport and fitness
Visual and creative arts
Art and design
Fashion design
Performing arts

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