Postgraduate Study in the UK: The International Student's Guide (Google eBook)

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SAGE, Sep 5, 2006 - Education - 224 pages
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'This is an exemplary book... I would recommend it to anyone involved in giving advice to UK students intending to undertake postgraduate study' - ESCalate

This accessible book provides essential guidance for all students who are thinking of studying for a postgraduate qualification in Britain.

Alongside detailed information about the British university system (from the application process to the viva) Nicholas and Rosalind Foskett provide readers with an introduction to other essential pastoral and practical aspects to study in Britain: Immigration regulations; living and working in Britain; cultural mores and expectations of student life; finance and support systems.

Postgraduate Study in the UK: The International Student's Guide is easily accessible and is essential reading for anyone thinking about, or already enrolled on, a postgraduate course in the UK who is less familiar with the unique character of the British HE system and unfamiliar with British culture in general.

  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Why do a postgraduate degree?
3
Chapter 2 British universities and international postgraduate students
18
Chapter 3 Choosing a postgraduate programme
29
Everyday life as a postgraduate student
55
Chapter 4 Studying in the UK
57
Chapter 5 Financing your postgraduate degree
69
Chapter 6 Moving to the UK
87
Chapter 7 Living in the UK
100
General reading about postgraduate studies and postgraduate life
191
General guidelines to universities in the UK
193
Key websites for general information about postgraduate studies in the UK for international students
194
League tables
195
Key websites about visas entry into the UK and working in the UK
196
Key websites to assist in choosing programmes and universities
197
Key websites about English language training and qualifications
199
Key websites for information about everyday life as a postgraduate student in the UK
200

Studying for a postgraduate degree
113
Chapter 8 Studying for a taught postgraduate degree
115
Chapter 9 Planning and writing your research thesis
131
Chapter 10 Tutors supervisors and student support systems
150
Chapter 11 Examinations and vivas
163
Moving on after your degree
179
Chapter 12 Beyond your postgraduate degree
181
Financial information
201
Key websites about work and life after postgraduate studies
203
Other useful websites
204
Websites of higher education institutions in the United Kingdom
205
Index
209
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