University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

Education in the UK

Achieve an internationally respected degree

The UK has a world-class education system. Degrees are recognised and respected worldwide by employers and universities. Teaching involves a range of different methods, including lectures, practical work and virtual learning. Some courses give you the opportunity for professional work experience that can last up to a full year.

Quality education

Degrees from UK institutions are recognised worldwide and a degree achieved abroad can make you stand out in job applications. Many degree courses are shorter than in other countries, so you can complete your degree more quickly. With this shortened time to complete your degree, your studies will specialise in your main subject from the very start of your collegiate journey.

At Huddersfield, some degrees even include a professional work placement, giving you career experience that can sometimes lead to a job offer. If your degree is a ‘sandwich course,’ you may have the opportunity to do a placement year with a leading company. The University of Huddersfield is a top ten provider of work placements (Higher Education Statistics Agency, 2013/14), and most degrees include work opportunities.

High quality teachers

Teaching in the UK involves a variety of different methods. Teachers are highly qualified and interact directly with students to provide the highest quality support. The University of Huddersfield ranks among the top 10 universities in England for teaching excellence (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2013). Some of the methods you might encounter while studying abroad are lectures, seminars, independent study and practical hands-on learning through fieldwork or work placements.

Resource and support

While studying in the UK you will have access to additional resources and facilities that will provide you with support through your degree. At the University of Huddersfield, students meet regularly with a personal tutor. You will also have access to an online learning systems, called 'UniLearn', which will give you 24-hour access to classwork such as reading lists and assignment submission.