MASTER’S courses in the United Kingdom (UK) typically last for one year, which is shorter than other countries.
While this means they are intense learning periods, it also means scholars can return to family and work life sooner, and start applying what was learned.
This is the final edition to help applicants from Papua New Guinea apply for the United Kingdom’s (UK) Chevening scholarship.
This final edition covers some of the reasons to study in the UK.
According to the Chevening, the master’s degrees are challenging and intensive, but UK universities provide a stimulating and supportive environment for students to flourish, while developing skills.
There are many reasons why undertaking a one-year master’s degree in the UK will benefit a scholar.
Benefits of choosing a master’s in the UK:
- YOU can save time by resuming your career a year earlier than if you were on a two-year course;
- IF you have family or other commitments, it reduces the time that you are away compared to a two-year course;
- MASTER’S degrees undertaken in the UK are highly regarded by employers, as UK universities are highly rated;
- NEARLY half a million international students choose to study in the UK each year. Meet the world in the UK;
- COMBINED with world-class teaching and facilities, student satisfaction rates are almost at 90 per cent for international students; and,
- THERE is an incredible variety of courses on offer and within those courses you can normally choose modules that interest you.
Stand out from the crowd
Chevening states that a strong master’s degree from a UK university will help a scholar stand out in their home country, compared to your peers.
“Studying for a master’s degree abroad will give you the chance to develop interpersonal skills for your career, it will broaden your thinking, bring you into contact with interesting people and spark new ideas. As a result, you should emerge a more rounded person and a more skilled professional.”
Life after your course
According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, 86 per cent of students who completed a postgraduate master’s in the UK were in full-time employment following graduation.
The success of studying in the UK holds strong with our growing alumni.
Many have gone on to become leaders and innovators and they form a global network that you can tap into.
Your university will almost certainly have an alumni engagement team enabling you to stay in touch with your university no matter where life takes you.
The reality is that, because UK universities are so international, wherever you travel in the world, you are almost certain to find other people who have studied in the UK – and maybe at your university.
These broad and deep connections are often how doors open and opportunities arise later on in life.
One year can change your life.
Applications for the Chevening scholarship closes on Nov 2.