“So what are your plans after graduation?” What a loaded question. Most students dread this, but I was equipped, ready, and excited to answer with “I’m going to the UK to earn a master’s degree in International Management.” I had fulfilled my duties as an undergraduate, stayed involved, and interned full time before my international departure from Southern California to the University of Exeter, England! I was so excited for this opportunity as I know it was a privilege and would be an experience of a lifetime.
Hello students! You’ve come to this blog because you’re considering taking on a new adventure and studying in the UK. With such an undertaking, we know you have questions! Well, we’ve got answers. Behold, here are frequently asked questions about studying in the UK and how Across The Pond can help:
When you embark on your UK university experience, one thing you may not think about is the differences between the US and UK educational systems. Remember that the UK and the US grade on a different scale, and you may get a shock when you receive your first few graded assignments. Don’t panic if you receive a lower grade which you are used; in most cases, you will be graded on a scale of 0-100% with most students receiving marks between 40-70%. Unlike in North America, a grade above 70% is viewed as extremely high and only a small percentage of students are awarded this grade. It may take some adjustment, but you’ll soon get used to the UK system!
If you are one of the many students we are currently working with then you are probably in possession of multiple offers from our partner universities. If you haven’t started already, enquire with us today to begin your application! Having signed up to work with an Across The Pond you will have exchanged some preliminary academic information and received a list of recommended universities to make your applications to. Of that initial list you chose between 3-5 programs to submit applications to. Now, however, having successfully applied and received your offers you may be wondering which university is going to be the best fit for you! Not to worry, you’re not alone; many students initially find themselves overwhelmed when presented with the possibilities of studying in the UK. Fortunately, this blog and your Advisor can assist you! There are several questions you should consider when narrowing down your university/program choices.
You enjoy reading literature as much as you love writing prose, and a career spent working with words sounds quite idyllic, but, you’re unsure which path to take next?
Choosing a PhD
Thinking about doing a PhD? It’s all about the research! I had started looking at PhD programs in the UK following the completion of my Master’s. After some online research, I had found a few projects of interest and got in touch with an Across The Pond Advisor, Jasmine, to help guide me through the application process.
Choosing to Study in the UK
It was a long-term goal of mine to spend a year abroad in Europe, and what better way to do that then studying in the United Kingdom? My year at Durham University has surpassed every expectation that I had.
This year I have made friends from across the globe and achieved a Master’s degree from one of the best universities in the world. Something I never thought I would do. I can say without a doubt that choosing to study abroad in the UK was the best decision I could have made, both for my future and for the friends and memories I have made.
If you are planning to study in the UK there are several things to remember before you can apply successfully to a university. This blog will help to give you a list of points to consider as you explore the possibilities of studying in the UK.
Edinburgh Napier University is an ambitious, innovative and inclusive university based in the vibrant and prospering capital of Scotland in the UK. You may be surprised to hear that the university has an acclaimed Film Master’s degree which is open to students from the USA, who can take the 12-month course starting every September.
But what makes the Film Master’s such a well-respected and successful degree? Here’s three reasons that prove is it one of the best...
Are you thinking of fast-tracking your career into the film industry? Whether you’re looking to become the next award-winning Director or highly-acclaimed Producer, you can give your career a real boost by looking at studying a Master’s degree in Film.
Believe it or not, these types of Master’s degrees are now available to take in just 12 months, meaning you can get into the industry quicker than you expect! If you’re thinking of studying abroad, Edinburgh Napier University in the UK offers you one of the best Film Master’s degrees available.