United Kingdom

For a change, lets analyze the five best universities in UK and find out what they are famous for. These are the list of universities we will be discussing today.

University of Cambridge

Oxford University

University of St Andrews

Imperial College London

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

University of Cambridge– Founded in 1209, this is the second oldest university in UK and the fourth oldest in the world. Cambridge is scattered across the city and does not have a main campus; this shows the size and importance this university has to this place. This is also the wealthiest university in UK.

These are the areas which you could focus studying in Cambridge:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Biological Sciences
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Technology

Admission procedure:

The applications are to be submitted via UCAS in time for the early deadline (currently October mid in the year before starting). Some courses require you to give an admission test or a reasoning exam. Due to the high proportion of applicants, there is an interview process which is needed for distinguishing between the most able candidates. The interview is conducted by College Fellows and evaluate students for their potential for original thinking and creativity.

Oxford University- It is said to be founded in 1096 making it the oldest university in UK and the world’s second oldest university, also one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Like Cambridge the university is spread throughout the city center and does not have one main campus. Until now 72 Nobel laureates, 6 Turing Award winners and 160 Olympic medal winners have worked and studied here. Oxford also has numerous scholarships for students like Rhodes Scholarship, which is one of the oldest international graduate scholarship programs.

There are 39 colleges of the University of Oxford covering almost every subject you would like to study. The aspirants must apply via UCAS application system and they must observe an early deadline of 15 October. After multiple rounds of interview, the successful applicants receive the offer letter by early January, with each offer usually being from a specific college.

University of St Andrews– A public university in Scotland and the oldest of the four ancient universities in Scotland is the third oldest university in UK after Oxford and Cambridge. St Andrews is made of a variety of institutions containing the three colleges- United College, St Mary’s College and St Leonard’s College. There are 18 academic schools in these four facilities.

The faculties and their affiliated schools are:

Faculty of Arts: art history, classics, economics, English, film studies, history, international relations, management, modern languages, philosophy, social anthropology.

Faculty of Divinity: divinity.

Faculty of Medicine: medicine.

Faculty of Science: biology, chemistry, computer science, geography and geosciences, mathematics, physics and astronomy, psychology and neuroscience.

Certain subjects are offered both within the Faculties of Arts and Sciences, the six subjects are: economics, geography, management, mathematics, psychology and sustainable development.

Imperial College London– The college focus exclusively on science, technology, medicine and business. Imperial college is supported by a network of faculties and departments like: Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College Business School.

For the academic year 2019/2020 Imperial college comprised of 10,475 undergraduate students and 8,925 post graduate students. 50.7 % of these are from outside of UK and 32% of these came from outside of EU.

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London- LSE has more than 11,000 students and just under seventy percent come from outside UK. LSE is divided into a27 academic departments or institutes:

Department of Accounting

Department of Anthropology

Department of Economic History

Department of Economics

Department of Finance

Department of Geography and Environment

Department of Gender Studies

Department of Health Policy

Department of Government

Department of International Development

Department of International History

Department of International Relations

Department of Law

Department of Management

Department of Mathematics

Department of Media and Communications

Department of Methodology

Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

Department of Psychological and Behavioral Science

Department of Social Policy

Department of Sociology

Department of Statistics

European Institute

International Inequalities Institute

Institute of Public Affairs

Language Centre

Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship

School of Public Policy

LSE continues with a three-term structure rather than semesters. Michaelmas Term runs from October to mid-December, Lent Term from mid-January to late March and Summer Term from late April to mid-June.

Information collected from Wikipedia and multiple sources