With so many career opportunities out there, mapping out your career options based on your aspirations is important, as it gives you an idea of where you may begin and what lies ahead.
As we all know, England’s global reputation in education ranks high. It is no surprise why students from various countries flock to pursue their education in this country. It is also the most popular study destination among Thais.
There are many areas of interest one can explore such as Literature, Arts, Music, Science and Technology. The Beatles, Mo Farah, Rosalind Franklin, Enid Blyton, and Arthur Conan Doyle were products of this rich and prestigious nation.
So, if you are wondering about how to study abroad in England, the first step would be to decide the path you want to take. Arts? Science? Literature? Medicine? There’s a long list of options to choose from!
To give you more clarity, here’s a list of some of the best courses to study in England, 2020.
1. Business Administration - Want to be your own boss?
Wish to be the master of a line of work that you love? It could be anything ranging from chemicals to technology, and your business is yours when you own it. To be in the league of business tycoons like Hugh Grosvenor, and Andrew Currie, you have to learn from the best.
This is where England’s education system comes into the picture.
With around 127,335 international students studying Business Administration in England (According to 2017/2018 statistics), this course seems to be one that is in high demand.
Insights on how businesses function, everything that goes on behind the scenes, how a team functions together, the role each member plays and so on is just a few of the many things you would learn while pursuing a course in Business Administration. Being in the league of critical thinkers means you will acquire enough knowledge to make important decisions in your job in the long run. Such decisions may even have a huge impact and change the course of your career considerably.
By the time of graduation, you will have mastered competence, management skills, creative as well as critical thinking that a professional requires. The mechanics of how business works will be at your fingertips. Furthermore, it’s not just the present trends or future trends that you will be learning about, but also the historical aspect of the business.
Many of England’s institutions offer top quality teaching experience in Business Administration. Some of the high-rankers are the University of Warwick, Imperial College of London, and Lancaster University.
Some examples of career paths you can pursue are HR Graduate Analyst, Management Trainee, Audit Graduate, an Internet consultant and anything else in Business, Consultancy, and Management.
What’s better is that companies such as Microsoft, Tesco, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, and Balfour Beatty are looking for people like you!
2. Medicine - Be a soldier fighting a different war
As a soldier stands tall to protect us at the country’s walls, a medical professional stands tall to protect us. It requires great sacrifice to be a doctor or a nurse and it truly is one of the most honorable professions to pursue. England is known for providing high quality and enriching education in the stream of medicine.
As a medical student, you will get to practice with professionals, healthcare partners and multiple faculties. Some course options for you are Medical Biotechnology, Surgery, Dentistry and Pharmacy. Also, medicine isn’t just limited to being a doctor or a nurse but can also extend its reach to departments such as Engineering and Natural Sciences, and even Business.
An added advantage is the ranking of the universities in England, like the University of Bristol, UCL and the Newcastle University, which ranks high globally. These universities are the same universities that produced some well-known medical professionals such as Alexander Fleming and James Parkinson.
As medicine and its practices keep advancing, you can join the team of researchers and gain important knowledge in your field of study. For instance, your research and discoveries in the field of bio medicine could be brought in and implemented in the field. This way, you could bring about the change you dreamed of bringing, into this world.
3. Law and Legal Studies - Serve justice the way it should be served.
Dating back to when scrolls were used for announcements, ‘Law’ had always been most important to every citizen as an administer of justice. Every good lawyer has the honor of fighting for a person’s right to justice and seeking peace among people. The importance of a lawyer cannot be emphasized, let alone the importance of the law.
Pursuing a course in Law and Legal studies at some of the world’s esteemed universities will certainly set you apart. Aside from the University of Oxford, and the University of Cambridge some of the other universities that will develop you into the lawyer you want to be are UCL, University of Edinburgh, Durham University and the University of Manchester.
Graduates from Law usually either go onto Law School or undertake a trainee or paralegal role. Some graduates extend their knowledge into fields like management, police force, finance, criminology, business, or even international study. As a Law graduate, you may even have the breakthrough of working with esteemed and established law firms such as Ashurst, Dentons and DLA Piper.
The subject of Law is deep and interesting and has a huge impact on people’s lives. It is certainly an honorable profession and England provides the best education in the field.
4. Engineering - When art meets science
People like Peggy Hodges and Henry Chilver are those who through art and science, offered practical solutions to problems. This is what engineering encompasses and the journey is an absolute adventure.
Industries such as Medicine, Art and Architecture need engineers to enhance or build their work. In fact, artists and designers are transforming the way they work by using AI tools and platforms. Marketers use technology to fast track their progress with their clients and analyse data as well.
As a student pursuing engineering in England, you will get down to the root of things. You will cover the very core functions of any system and surface-level mechanics (Because who else is going to fix things?). The in and out knowledge of not just one, but many industries, will enable you to contribute to the design, building and testing of new and various technologies.
There is a lot to discover as you explore your engineering career in England!
There are so many opportunities at your disposal for fundamental research, sector enabling knowledge, evaluation of technology and it’s licensing, access to start-up companies and tech insight.
Partnerships with industry professionals such as Shell, Jaguar Land Rover, Kaesler Nutrition, Dyson are huge, and will certainly shape you to be a remarkable engineer.
The possibilities are numerous and institutions such as the University of Southampton and the Imperial College of London are here to develop and enable you to reach your ambitions.
5. Arts & Design - Creativity and Critical Thinking
Want to be a part of a community where the talent you are surrounded by only motivates you to better express your words and thoughts in the form of art and design? England is the right place for you then! After all, England is home to many world ranking institutions of art and design, including the #1 Royal College of Art.
By undertaking this course you will have the opportunity to explore the possibilities of modern contemporary and historic art. You will gain insight into the techniques and skills of mediums like painting and sculpting as well as the tools and techniques of today. The modern art and design, with areas like photography, digital media, and printing can be explored as well.
As a student who has gained design and artistic techniques, you can pursue a career even in industries such as Sports, Healthcare, Transportation and Technology.
It doesn’t stop here though. There is always room for improvement and students do extensive research to discover tools or platforms that can help improve their contribution to the world of art and creativity.
Adventure is out there!
Yes, you just read about some of the best courses international students take when studying in England. But it doesn’t stop here! its time to think of your study abroad packing list now. There are more courses England has to offer and with it being such a globally renowned hub for its education!
So what are you waiting for? Contact us, AECC Global, for more information and we will guide you through it all.