The United Kingdom consisting of Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland ) and Northern Ireland is twice the size of New York State. The UK has an extraordinarily rich and diverse artistic heritage with British poets, playwrights, musicians, sculptors, painters and filmmakers enjoyed and admired all over the world.
The UK’s contribution to the visual arts is immense and there are treats to be found around the country, from striking architecture to paintings, ceramics and sculptures which can be found in many art galleries and museums. Each year, 1000s of international students come to study in the UK as it is considered to be a sound and long-term investment.
There are huge numbers of degree courses available at hundreds of world-class universities ranging from medicine, law, accountancy and architecture to the arts, media, humanities, science and business as it promises a rich experience for international students. The degrees and qualifications from UK higher education institutions are known worldwide as high quality and world class.
The standard of excellence set by some of the older universities like Oxford and Cambridge is carried through to many of the universities and colleges throughout the UK. When looking for work in the future, this can be a great selling point in your favor! More than 24 million visitors come to the UK every year to experience a huge range of things.
Dynamic modern cities like London and Manchester have everything you need for a weekend break or an even longer stay. Outdoors types can choose from beaches, mountains or spectacular walking and cycling routes in areas of great natural beauty like the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, the Lake District in the north-west of England or the wild Scottish Highlands.
The United Kingdom’s overall population density is one of the highest in the world. Almost one-third of the population lives in England’s prosperous and fertile southeast and is predominantly urban and suburban–with about 8.615 million in the capital of London, which remains the largest city in Europe.
The United Kingdom’s high literacy rate (99%) is attributable to universal public education introduced for the primary level in 1870 and secondary level in 1900. Education is mandatory from ages 5. Celtic languages persist in Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, the predominant language is English, which is primarily a blend of Anglo-Saxon and Norman French.
List of Universities
- University of Chester
- Coventry University
- TVU (now University of West London)
- University of Worchester
- University of Sunder land
- Middlesex University
- University of Plymouth