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3 Fields to study in the UK

Learn about three key fields you should consider studying in the UK. Have you considered these yet?

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With hundreds of highly-ranked institutions across the country, universities in the UK offer strong study programmes across a complete spectrum of disciplines. Considering the nation’s advanced research sectors and unique political position however, some key fields of interest can’t help but spring to mind. Thinking of studying abroad in the UK, but feel spoiled for choice? Let our overview of three key fields to study in the UK help narrow down your options.


Humanities (English)

Where better to sharpen your English Language skills then from their motherland, or learn about world History from a nation that had a key hand in shaping it?

As well as the obvious choice for English Language students, Britain’s colonial past has keenly affected world history and influenced a multitude of modern cultures and modes of social thought. British culture, social attitudes and ideas are as internationally visible as ever, and students will enjoy first-hand exposure to them through a study in any Humanities field. There are numerous UK institutions ranked highly in fields of Literature, History, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, English Studies and Sociology. The University of Oxford ranks first globally in English Language and Literature, whilst the University of Cambridge takes the top spot for studies in History.

The UK is responsible for some of the most influential, revolutionary and important cultural artefacts of our time, boasting home-grown literary juggernauts Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and Graham Greene. Students across any Humanities field will have a broad access to historical, literary and other cultural resources that will broaden and challenge their social perspectives.

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Economics, Politics and International Relations

A global economic, trade and international hub, the UK is a key player in world politics and international relations. The UK is part of the EU and so holds ties to other European countries, as well as strong links to all nations within the Commonwealth and a developed relationship with the US. At the forefront of such an active, established international network, students of Economics, Politics and International Relations are offered key insight into global social trends, modes of thought and country-to-country interactions.

The UK is at the forefront of many current global economic and social issues and offers students the chance to engage with the ‘real-world’ dimensions of world affairs. Students will have unique access to a range of perspectives, resources and opinions to best construct an internationalised, broad and critical world view.

A significant amount of UK institutions rank as some of the world’s best in these study fields:  London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) ranks third worldwide, with the University of Cambridge (10th), University of Oxford (12th) and University College London (17th) not far behind.

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Responsible for the CAT scan, cardiac pacemaker, Electrocardiogram (ECG) and clinical trials, the UK has long been a global leader in medical research, technology and innovation. As well as boasting an impressive repertoire of medical researchers, scientists and Nobel Prize Laureates, UK institutions have some of the most advanced research facilities in the world. Medical graduates in the UK are also highly sought after: 92% went straight into work after completing their studies.

Oxford (2nd), Cambridge (3rd), UCL (8th), and Imperial College London (10th) all ranked within the world’s best places to study Medicine, with over 10 more institutions within the top 100. Students are able to complete study programmes both across a range of medical disciplines such as Physiotherapy, Clinical Practice, Biomedical Science and Medical Technology, as well as gain specialist medical qualifications such as Neurology and Psychiatry across all study levels.

Many UK universities such the University of Leicester, King’s College London (KCL) and Newcastle University are also ranked highly for research, offering students the chance to complete world-class research study programmes.

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