As mentioned earlier in this guide, The UK is where many people choose to go to university because of its rich culture, amazing history, and overall commitment to the advancement of higher education. British schools are among the best in the world and are known for their commitment to producing students that can think independently, critically, and creatively.

There are a variety of reasons for you to consider studying in the UK, but it’s worth taking a look at the degree program you are considering. There are many courses that the British excel at teaching, and in this part of the guide, we’ll take a look at some of the best ones.


London is one of the best business centers in the world, and the entire country’s business courses seem to benefit from it, because one of the places where the British really excel is in business. Business degrees can include courses in the following fields:

  • Business administration
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Health Care Management
  • General Business
  • Small business management
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • Real Estate

The MBA programs in UK, especially those at universities in and around London, are incredibly competitive and hard to get into. The largest portion of undergraduate degree students is in business courses as well, which says a lot about what the country is doing in business. Almost 20,000 business degree graduates per year obtain jobs or pursue higher education within six months of graduation as well. The high success rate and the experience that business students get by living in The UK make it a great place to study any type of business field.

Medical Fields

If you want to become a doctor, then you may want to consider going to school in The UK. The country has a variety of great schools that have great degree programs. There are countless hospitals around the country that constantly need those with medical degrees, and there are always jobs with the National Health Service. Actually, it can be said that the universal health care system that the NHS has provided played a large role in the success of doctors in UK, because over 90% of medical degree graduates end up working in the UK.  Here are some of the degrees that you will see:

  • Nursing
  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • General Physician
  • Psychology
  • Chiropractic medicine
  • Physical Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Physician Assistants
  • Optometry and Ophthalmology
  • Other various medical fields

Along with traditional medicine fields, dentistry (including orthodontics) is another great field for those studying in UK, and they see similar results to other medical fields (99% obtaining jobs or getting more education in 6 months, 90+% staying in UK). If you want to be a nurse, doctor, medical transcription, dentist, or some other profession in the realm of medicine and dentistry, UK is an amazing place to get your education.

Teacher Education

There are some countries that do well in their education programs, and then there are others that really excel.  All of the United Kingdom is of the latter, but especially if you are receiving your teaching degree at an English University. The UK is known for its stellar primary and secondary education programs, and a lot of that is because their teacher education courses are incredibly well organized. The government standards for university teacher education courses are very high, and if you do not achieve those standards, you will not be licensed to teach. On top of that, most people who go to university in UK for teacher education end up going back for postgraduate work or getting a job in the United Kingdom within 6 months of graduation (85%+).

Veterinary Science

Veterinary science is another field that really shines at UK Universities. This may seem strange, because most people associate UK with “London,” and assume much of the country is urban, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! Much of the United Kingdom is rolling moors and plains, which makes veterinary science an incredibly important degree program to have due to the large farms.

Much of UK’s economy is based on farming and agriculture, so veterinarians help to supplement that economy by caring for the livestock. That means that their veterinarians need to have the best education possible. British schools that have veterinary science programs have very high standards for those who enter the programs and their programs are incredibly intense with a lot of field work included in the curriculum. Most veterinary science graduates go on to further education or they start working in the field shortly after graduation.


Law is another field that deserves to be mentioned when discussing education. The UK has a variety of excellent law programs, from undergraduate pre-law courses to postgraduate law degrees. Many people decide to go to UK for law school because it takes less time than it does in countries like the United States. In some countries, it can take up to ten years for someone to complete their law degree, going from an undergraduate degree straight through to their PhD or other advanced law degree (what it is called is different depending on where you receive your degree). In UK, even though the program is much more intense, you can complete your law degree in about half that time (five to seven years). On top of that, many people who study law in UK get jobs within six months of graduation. Overall, UK is a great place for students who are at any point in their law school career (undergraduate or postgraduate).

The universities in UK that offer these courses ensure that their students have the best education possible so that they can succeed in whatever field that they decide to pursue. If you are considering any of these degree programs, then UK is definitely a great choice for you to consider for your undergraduate or postgraduate education. There are other courses that UK does well in as well, which we will explore later on in this guide.

Information Technology

UK is also becoming a world leader in IT education and advanced degree programs for software engineering and computer science.

On our website you can find some of the best universities for computer science in UK.

Other popular courses in the UK

Now that we’ve seen some of the most popular courses in UK, there are some others that are worth mentioning as well. Honestly, if you’re studying in the UK, any degree that you get will be worth the time and money you’ve invested in your education. You may not see these liberal arts degrees on top ten lists, but you can get a world-class education in any of these degree programs if you decide to study abroad in UK.

Biological sciences are a common choice for many who study in UK. Some people who go into the biological sciences do so in order to go into a medical degree program in their home country for their postgraduate studies. Others step into the world of biological studies so that they can go into industries that are doing very well, like biotech and similar industries.

Even more end up studying animals and working in zoos. The appeal of biological studies is that you can end up in so many different fields, and UK’s biological studies programs are among some of the best. You can get a lot of interesting field experience as well.

Mathematics is also another common subject to study. Mathematicians, even those who have only studied at the undergraduate level, are in high demand in many different fields. You could end up working on statistics for a large company or calculating labor rates with the government.

Almost every university in UK has high-class mathematics teachers teaching their courses, and the education you will receive is the best in the world. If you like playing with numbers, then maybe earning a mathematics degree in UK is a good idea for you to consider.

Languages are another great thing to study in UK. Europeans are known worldwide for their ability to speak several languages, and the British are no different. The best way to learn a language is for you to become immersed in it, and with the number of international students at any British university and the easy access to mainland Europe, you have the ability to get immersed as much as you want to. British universities also hire people who speak the languages fluently or are native language speakers. Many people study languages in UK because of the multicultural, cosmopolitan environment that UK has as well. Being fluent in multiple languages also makes you more marketable for a variety of jobs.

History, philosophy, and theology are the last three types of courses that, if you are considering studying, you should study in UK. History is an amazing idea because you are in the literal center of where most of modern history began. The history of the UK is incredibly rich and many history professors will have an endless amount of knowledge about it. Philosophy and theology are also very essential parts of any program of study in UK. Philosophical and theological ideas are frequently discussed at UK universities, and some of the best theological minds of the modern era were educated in UK (Edwards, CS Lewis, etc). All in all, history, philosophy, and theology majors should study at least one semester in UK in order to get the most diverse education that you can obtain.

Even though these are less common fields to go into, they may be of interest to you. And if they are, then perhaps you should give studying in UK a second thought. These and the courses mentioned in the previous article are only a handful of the courses that you can take while attending school in UK. If a course or field of study interests you, you will be able to find a university in UK that offers it. If you study any of these subjects at a British university, you will earn a degree that is recognized the world over. Your classes will be taught by some of the best professors in the world, and you’ll thoroughly enjoy your studies.

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