How to stay in the UK for 4 years and pay only 1-year PG tuition fee

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Study in the UK

With nearly a fifth of the world’s top 50 universities in the UK according to the QS World University Rankings 2020, the UK has always been a popular destination for international students to pursue their degrees. According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the UK is the second most popular study destination in the world, with 458,520 international students choosing to study at UK universities in 2017/18. UK higher education degrees and qualifications are recognised by employers and academics worldwide, students could have chances to develop their skills, knowledge, critical thinking, and connections to drive forward their careers.

Study 1 Year Master Degree

In the UK, you can usually complete an undergraduate degree in 3 years full time, while a master’s degree usually takes 1 year. Many international students choose to come to the UK and finish their postgraduate degrees, in this way to reduce tuition fees and accommodation costs. In the meantime, UK research is ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’. With the shorter degree length and high-quality education and research, there is no reason to turn down this great opportunity. International students are also allowed to work up to 20 hours a week in term time if you are studying for a qualification at degree level (RQF level 6 or SCQF level 9 or higher), so you can further reduce the overall cost when you are in the UK.

1 Year of work placement year

Placements give you the chance to gain work experience, make industry contacts and increase your employability. And at a lot of UK universities, the dedicated Placements Team or Student Career Centre will support you all the way. At the moment, a growing number of master’s degrees offer placements as an integral part of the course, and so you will have the industry placement opportunities for up to one year. This will give you experience of seeking and securing a job and working in an industry relevant to your study. You’ll gain invaluable experience, knowledge and contacts, along with skills that you can apply to your future career.

List of niversities that offer 1 year master degree + 1 year work placement
  • Bournemouth University, Bournemouth
  • Brunel University London
  • De Montfort University, Leicester
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester
  • Middlesex University, London
  • Northumbria University, Newcastle and London Campus
  • Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield
  • University of Essex, Colchester
  • University of Greenwich, London
  • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
  • University of Leicester, Leicester
  • University of Northampton, Northampton
  • University of the West of England, Bristol

2 Years PSW Visa – Working in the UK for 2 Years after Graduation

International students graduating from a UK university can apply to stay in the UK to work once they have finished their studies. Here is the good news that you probably already knew: For international students looking for courses to start in 2020 in the UK, after graduating with degree level you can stay in the country for up to 2 years with the Post-Study Work Visa, and with a good possibility to prolong to a 5 years general work visa.

Indian Students in the UK

There is always a big Indian student community in the UK, the numbers of students have significantly increased over the last three years, reaching almost 22,000 in the year ending June 2019. In addition, 96% of all Indians who apply for a UK visa are successful – Come and join the Indian student community in the UK and become a part of it this year! Why not try this route of only paying 1-year tuition fee and staying in the UK for 4 years and more? With the multicultural environment and high-quality education, we are sure you will love it here and have a bright future. Contact WIN Education and we will advise you of your best university choice!