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Where in the UK to study?

The education systems across the four countries are similar but there are some differences.  This article will provide an overview of the universities and more in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Studying in England

The majority of universities in the UK are in England with close to a 100. The highest concentration of universities is in London and the South East of England at around 40 universities.

The breakdown of universities by region:

London: 20
South East of England:  17
East of England: 6
South West of England: 12
West Midlands: 10
East Midlands: 9
North West England: 11
North East England:  5
Yorkshire and Humberford: 10

Each region is linked to show the university names and their ranking by the Complete University Guide.  Look out for an upcoming article about university rankings.

To see visually on a map where these regions click here.

An undergraduate degree takes three years in England.  A Masters degree is one year in length and a PhD takes between three to five years.

Legislative responsibility for education in England resides with the UK Parliament at Westminster.

Find out more about England.

Studying in Wales

There are seven universities in Wales. For the list and names click here.

An undergraduate degree takes three years in Wales.  A Masters degree is one year in length and a PhD takes between three to five years.

Legislative responsibility for education in Wales resides with the Welsh Assembly.  Find out more here.

Find out more about Wales.   

Studying in Scotland

There are 14 universities in Scotland. For the list and names click here.

An undergraduate degree takes four years in Scotland.  A Masters degree is one year in length and a PhD takes between three to five years.

Find out more about universities in Scotland here.

Legislative responsibility for education in Scotland resides with the Scottish Assembly. Find out more here.

Find out more about Scotland. 

Studying in Northern Ireland

There are two universities in Northern Ireland. More information here.

An undergraduate degree takes three years.  A Masters degree is one year in length and a PhD takes between three to five years.

Find out more about Northern Ireland.

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