Postgraduate Degree

(a) Master Degree

- Types of Master degree include:
MSc (Master of Science)
MA (Master of Arts)
M Ed (Master of Education)
MEng (Master of Engineering)
LLM (Master of Law)
MBA (Master of Business Administration) & etc
Taught Master degrees
- Taught Masters degrees usually involve six months of intensive tuition followed by six months of project work which ends with a dissertation.
Master degrees by research (M Phil)
- Research degrees involve at least one year, sometimes more, of full-time research resulting in an examined thesis.


(b) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

PhD usually is at least 36 months’ duration. To continue to study for a PhD, students are required to conduct a minimum of two years' research after the award of MSc.
Some courses are taught while others require research. Taught courses usually involve presentations, written course work such as marked essays, exams and dissertations. Classroom sessions are highly interactive, requiring students’ participation.  



Cost of studying in the UK

The cost of studying in the UK is determined by the tuition fees of your course and estimated living costs for the city you are studying in. The tuition fees vary depending on what you are going to study in the UK and for total duration of your course. The following is a guide to tuition fees from institutions represented by ASA Overseas Education Specialist:

International Foundation courses
Undergraduate Courses
(Excluding Medicine, dentistry,
Veterinary Science and Architecture)
(Excluding MBA and Doctorate)
£13,000 to £20,000 per year
£15,000 to £25,000 per year
£14,000 to £20,000 per year
£8,000 to £19,000 per year
£ 10,000 to £20,000 per year

*Please note: these are indicative costs only. You should check with ASA education advisors or the institution for the exact fees.

Cost of living in the UK

The cost of living in the UK varies depending on whether you live in or outside London and on your own particular lifestyle. The following is a guide for a student’s living expenses in the UK:

£ 7,500 to £ 10,000 per academic year

These include the cost of accommodation, heating, lighting, food, clothing, books and daily travel for a student. There are some special discounts or student rates offered to students at many local shops, theatres, cinemas, and galleries; and special student fares are available on buses and trains. You normally need to show your student ID/matriculation card to be able to take advantage of the discounts.

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