Top Reasons to Study in Scotland

Top Reasons to Study in Scotland

Here are some of the top reasons to consider (if you haven’t already) studying in the UK:

Pick a subject, any subject

There are over 150 subject areas or specializations to choose from with a combined total of nearly 5000 courses. There are undergraduate and postgraduate level programs and studies to choose from. In addition to these, there are also research programs as well. The available areas of study range from history to architecture to more niche programs such as agriculture management or Asian studies. No two programs are the same, as each university and each program cater to individual needs and leverage different teaching and learning styles.

History repeats itself

History is in no shortage in Scotland. There are a few universities in Scotland that have been around since as far back as the 15th century. These universities have been recognized for their academic richness and success. In fact three universities in the country rank in the top 100 in the world in terms of academics:

  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Glasgow.

The world is your oyster or, in this case, the country is your campus

The walls of the classroom in Scotland are being broken down as the country becomes a classroom. For example, if you study marine biology, there are marine centres in several locations in Scotland including Shetland and Argyll. Scotland as a whole is pushing for more innovation and collaboration which means greater access to resources for students. There are many jobs for students and experiences that go so far beyond the four walls of the classroom.

Advanced and impressive research

The research generated and that is done in Scotland is world class and well known all over the world. There is advanced research being done in fields that range from earthquake evaluation all the way to video game and app development.

Friendly People and locals

Scotland is known to be friendly and the people open newcomers and students with open arms. They readily accept and help foreigners and there are a large population of students that come from all over the world. In fact, almost one third of the students in Scotland are not actually Scottish, meaning there is a melting pot of cultural influences in Scotland.