Monday, October 12, 2015

UK universities

Hi all

After attending the UK universities meeting last Thursday, Madeleine has put a lot of work into putting together some information for you all. Enjoy, and say thanks when you see her!


UK UNIVERSITIES PRESENTATION
Imperial College, King’s College, UCL, LSE

General information about London as a city-
  • lots of cultural activities
  • reduced prices for students
  • it’s not as expensive as everyone says: being a student in London is the “cheapest it gets”

General information for all four universities-
  • centrally based
  • have student accommodation (dorms)
  • top schools- very academically elite
  • part of the Erasmus program

Imperial College-
  • 10 distinct departments: science, engineering, natural sciences, medicine
  • part of the top five best engineering university worldwide
  • no undergraduate business program
  • small learning groups, labs, lectures
  • great facilities
  • very selective- for academically able students
  • active students- several ongoing global projects
  • possibility of studying abroad- US, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia
  • new engineering and science summer school- two weeks in the heart of London

King’s College-
  • several campuses
  • 9 schools of study- art, humanities, natural sciences, law, business management, nursing/pharmacy, psychology/psychiatry, healthcare, dental institute
  • also- mathematical sciences, physics
  • 25,000 students- very international

LSE-
  • 38 different undergraduate degrees
  • some courses: economics, political science, anthropology, social sciences (global reputation for social sciences)
  • inter-disciplinary
  • hands-on education- real-world focus
  • highest percentage of world-leading research in the UK
  • academically elite- 17 000 applicants for 1700 spots

UCL-
  • their ideology: pushing boundaries, progress
  • some courses: medicine, law, economics, bio-medical, human sciences, engineering, arts and sciences, geography
  • broad studying, flexibility
  • small campus situated in a “leafy, quieter area” of London
  • 36 000 students
  • strong feeling of community, very international

Application process (valid for most UK schools)-
  • application deadline- 15th of january 2017, 15th of october 2016 for medicine and dentistry
  • personal statement: 75% or more academic interests- why have you chosen the course?, interest in current study, what you’re studying, interest outside classroom- relevant courses, summer schools, work experience
  • most schools interview
  • admissions tests: (bac not sufficient in most cases)
            -law: LNAT for King’s and UCL, but not for LSE
            -medicine: BMAT for Imperial and UCL, URCAT for King’s
            -maths: MAT/STEP for Imperial, STEP for UCL
  • overall necessary average of 14 to 16 ( grades vary by school and program)

Funds-
  • maximum of 9000£ (about 12 150€) for all subjects
  • EU students are eligible for tuition fee loans
  • most schools have financial support packages

Additional Information-






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