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Top 5 Cities to Study in the UK

Study in the UK!

Home to some of the oldest universities, the UK’s sophisticated education system dates back to the 12th century. 

The UK is the largest empire in history and is now the most sought after study destination. With its rich history and culture, the United Kingdom is without a doubt one of the best places to study in the world.

Giving rise to numerous Nobel Prize winners, scientists and doctors, politicians, environmentalists, veterans and more, their education system has certainly earned its reputation as one of the best.

Consisting of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Scotland, the UK’s capital is in fact ranked as the best student city! As a matter of fact, the UK claims to have the most number of best student destination cities in comparison to any other country in the world.

Do you want to know what are the top 5 cities to study in UK?
Read on to find out more!

1. London -  The Land of the Royals

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The capital of England, and a treasure trove of global academia – London ranks first to an aspiring international student, according to QS best student city rankings.

Among the high-ranking universities, the University College London (UCL) and the Imperial College Londonrank 8th and 9th respectively, among the Top Universities in the world.

With its sophisticated history stretching back to Roman times, London is not just the academia hub but also a haven for art and cultural diversity. 

This historical city’s modernization presents itself as a great reason for you to explore its renowned businesses, finance and creativity.

You can climb your career ladder and create memorable connections with people from different walks of life. What’s more, you could probably catch a glimpse of Royalty, experience the serenity of the nightlife and maybe even watch a Wimbledon match in the grand stadium! 

2. Edinburgh - Paradoxical and Rich Nature

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Consisting of one of the smallest populations in the UK with a large fraction of it being the student community, the capital of Scotland,  Edinburgh, is an attractive study destination!

It is home to world-renowned educational institutions, including, the globally 20th ranked university, the University of Edinburgh. A member of the Russell Group, this University stands fourth in its research power. 

Using their research facilities for good causes, like finding the causes of childhood blindness, Scotland is known to be the place where students produce more papers and citations per 10,000 of the population.

What makes the city more special is its people! You will have the opportunity to join clubs specializing in what you love; anything ranging from a Sherlock Holmes club to a medical science club, you’ve got it here.

With the friends you make, you can pep your mood up by attending the Edinburgh International Festival- the world’s largest art festival at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

If you ever need some time off, you can take some time out to enjoy Edinburgh’s scenic beauty.

3. Manchester - the City, not the Football Club

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As the third most popular study destination in the UK, Manchester stands as the 24th best student city in the world. With great city life, art and architecture, Manchester is one of the best places to explore your study abroad opportunities at.

Top-universities, like the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University provide numerous resources for you to equip yourself and be globally recognized.

Known to produce artists like the Oasis, Manchester is a place where you can venture into areas you have a talent in.

As an international student, you will gain great exposure through the world-class education and excellent student life that Manchester has to offer.

Live your best life in the city and cheer on your favorite football club in the race to the Premier League title, all the  while being zealous in your journey to attain your career goals!

4. Glasgow - Welcome to the Opera!

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Ranked as one of the world’s top 40 best student universities by the QS Student City ranking 2017, Glasgow is a beautiful place to study abroad.

Glasgow’s history dates back to the pre-Roman era and their inspiring history is what has shaped the University to what we know of today.

Glasgow’s high-class education has helped in earning itself a reputation for being a hub for culture, research and academia. In fact, in the 19th century, it was ranked the highest among the world’s leading industrial centers.

A present-day national cultural hub, Glasgow is also home to the Scottish Opera, National Theater of Scotland and the Scottish Ballet among many others. So, while you are on your way to attaining your career goals, you can embrace the culture and history of this beautiful capital

With a good student mix ratio, you can make good friends, create wonderful memories and live your life in Glasgow!

5. Coventry - Prepare to be surprised!

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The above four cities would not have come as a surprise to you, but this city probably does. Centered in England, Coventry boasts of their great history, art and serenity.

International students enjoy the best in Coventry, from being educated in one of the high-ranking universities, such as the University of Warwick and Coventry University, to experiencing a diverse range of cultural activities.

Coventry also guarantees all students good employment opportunities and the proof of this? They are ranked highly by graduate employers.

Coventry University is also one of the few institutions to offer a course in automotive design. Furthermore, the University of Warwick has a center where the innovative collaborations between academia and industry are supported. It is called the Warwick Manufacturing Group and it runs various undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Being a very friendly and multicultural environment, Coventry has been awarded the mantle The UK City of culture 2021. The Warwick Arts Center, that houses arts and cinema and other cultural events, definitely contributes to the name.

So, as you would have read, the UK is more than just history combined with modernization. It is a great place where you can get the best of education, people and culture. 

Why not begin planning your study abroad journey in the UK now? We are here to help you. Just contact us, AECC Global, and we will guide you through it all!


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