Academic Education in the UK
The British education system is considered among the finest in the world. It is designed to provide young people not just with knowledge, but also the analytical and critical skills to think independently and creatively. In this aim it has succeeded admirably. After all, this is the country that gave the world Newton, Faraday, Darwin and the Industrial Revolution. The intellectual traditions of the UK have continued into the modern age. The twentieth century alone saw UK ingenuity unravel the structure of DNA, discover penicillin and invent the jet engine, radio telescope, radar, television and the World Wide Web to name but a few.
And it is not only the world-class schooling and university system that makes the UK so popular as a study destination for children and students. As the home of English, the land of Chaucer, Shakespeare and Dickens, it is the obvious place to learn the world’s only truly global language.
The UK is also a great cultural centre. It has some of the most impressive museums and most beautiful buildings in the world and its fascinating history is evident in its unparalleled collection of ancient monuments, castles and cathedrals. It is the home of historic cities such as York, Bath and Edinburgh as well as the equally magnificent industrial centres of Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow. Britain has Oxford, Cambridge, Chester, Lincoln, Exeter, Newcastle… the list goes on, and then, of course, there is London. Outside of these urban centres, the British countryside, from the wonderful rolling fields of England to the Welsh mountains and the rugged Highlands of Scotland, offers visitors serenity and escapism.
All in all, the wealth of things to see and do in the UK is amazing. By choosing to study here you receive more than just an education, you experience an entire world of history, culture, beauty and fascination.